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 [...]
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.
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 [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
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. [...]
While the standards outlined in the CDC Opioid Prescribing Guideline will improve patient care, they don’t go far enough. A recent letter from the US Surgeon General made a direct plea to physicians to help solve an urgent health crisis - now commonly referred to as "the opioid epidemic" - [...]
Sraddha Laura Elizabeth Dorsett has always been fascinated by the relationship between inner life and physical health. At the Kaplan Center, Laura sees patients for Private Meditation & Yoga Therapy Healing Sessions, teaches several meditation & yoga classes, and leads a free Weekly Drop-in Community Meditation Class.
When I speak about health, I speak about connection. I speak about love. There is a now famous story told by Dr. Dean Ornish, the integrative medicine pioneer, in which he asked an Indian spiritual master what the difference was between illness and wellness. The sage wrote both words up [...]
At this moment, do you notice accumulated stress in your body? That slight clenching in your jaw, furrow in your brow, tension in your shoulders, tightness in your belly? The tools of Yoga Therapy are so powerful because they are accessible and meet us right where we are. The following [...]