Hormones, The Great Communicators

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Hormones, The Great Communicators

A look at some of the causes of hormonal imbalance. Somewhere in the middle of the brain is a control center called the limbic system, or old mammalian brain. Here, amongst a host of structures are two glands of the endocrine system: the hypothalamus and pituitary glands. These glands act as a hub for the [...]

4 Ways to Practice Gratitude During the Holidays

Thanksgiving is a wonderful holiday tradition that’s been celebrated in the US and Canada since the mid 1800s. At the heart of the Thanksgiving celebration is the universal message of gratitude. Gratitude is the expression of being thankful. It’s about having an attitude of appreciation, allowing yourself to feel awe, not taking things for granted, [...]

Conquer Unhealthy Eating Habits For Life

Do you know what you should, and want to, do with your diet and health, but lack the support, structure, encouragement, and feedback to make it happen? Have you tried a variety of diet plans, but not yet succeeded in making the lifestyle changes that will allow you to sustain a healthy weight and diet? [...]

"Hidden Immune System": An Excerpt From Total Recovery

The following is the second in a series of excerpts on gut health from Dr. Gary Kaplan's book “Total Recovery: A Revolutionary New Approach to Breaking the Cycle of Pain and Depression." To read Part 1 of this series, "Gut Feelings," click here.         When scientists realized that 70 percent of our [...]

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"Gut Feelings": An Excerpt From Total Recovery

We now know that our intestinal tract has 100 million nerves – more than our spinal cords or peripheral nervous systems. With this radically new understanding, scientists have tentatively begun to refer to it as the body’s second brain.

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A Sweet Solution for Chronic Pain

Prolotherapy is a regenerative treatment for tendon, ligament, or joint pain. It’s a safe and effective non-surgical option and can be used to treat pain from a previous injury or from the general wear and tear of aging. Prolotherapy treatment involves injecting a patient with a natural solution, such as a high-concentration dextrose (sugar) solution, [...]

Provider Spotlight: Erika LeBaron, D.O.

"Provider Spotlight" is a series that highlights the wonderful team of healthcare providers and specialists here at the Kaplan Center for Integrative Medicine. In addition to her training in Osteopathic Medicine, Dr. Erika LeBaron has training in prolotherapy and platelet rich plasma (PRP) injections, sophisticated methods of Regenerative Injection Therapy that stimulate the body's own [...]

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7 Dietary Supplements to Aid Sleep

Sleep disorders not only rob us of a restful night, they also have side-effects that go far beyond our simply feeling tired in the morning. Sleep apnea and insomnia are two of the most common sleep disorders and both pose long-term, serious health risks if left untreated. If you have trouble falling asleep or staying [...]

Concussion: Signs, Symptoms, and What To Do

Sports-related concussions (SRC) are a growing public health concern. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), 1.7 million Americans suffer from a Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI) each year, and three-quarters of these are classified as concussions or “mild” head injury. But the side-effects of a concussion can be anything but mild. A [...]

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The Hidden Risks of NSAIDs

Painkillers: The 14-Day Time-Bomb What Doctors Don't Tell You, September 2016 by Celeste McGovern Although these over-the-counter and prescription pills are the modern standby for every ache and pain, what Big Pharma hasn’t told you about the risks of non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs could just kill you, as Celeste McGovern discovers. When Aaron Marino opened his [...]

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