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Q&A: Maximizing Calcium Intake From Leafy Greens

Q: "I love green, leafy vegetables, but need calcium. How long should I wait between eating foods with calcium and green, leafy vegetables to prevent oxalate binding of the calcium. I usually eat spinach and kale with some kind of fat, like eggs, salad dressing or other oils. Thank you!" A: Adequate calcium intake is [...]

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7 Steps That Can Help You Prevent Painful Compression Fractures!

Research shows that one quarter of post-menopausal women eventually suffer from the compression or collapsing of some vertebrae, the bones that comprise the spinal column. Compression fractures can compromise one’s ability to function or cause disabling, chronic back pain. Although these injuries are common, they usually can be prevented, delayed, or mitigated by adopting a [...]

Save Your Tick…

While avoiding contact with ticks is the only way to prevent contracting a tick-borne disease it is not a reason to avoid outdoor activities. Taking steps to protect yourself from being attractive to ticks is one of the first lines of defense. Wear light colored long pants, tucked into socks when outside. This makes seeing [...]

Q&A: Do women who have never had children experience incontinence with or after menopause?

Q: Do women who have never had children experience incontinence with or after menopause? There are estrogen receptors on muscles, including the bladder, so if a woman never had a child - and therefore never stretched out her pelvic floor - would she still have incontinence because she has so little estrogen? A: Thank you [...]

Meal Kits: A Tool Towards Healthier Eating?

Many of our patients struggle when it comes to starting a new diet. In fact, the word diet alone can provoke feelings of anxiety, self-doubt, and even depression about one’s current state of health, hindering efforts to make real lifestyle changes. While most of us know what we should and shouldn’t be eating, impulsive decisions [...]

New Migraine Drug Approved by U.S. Food & Drug Administration

A new medication was recently approved by the FDA for migraine sufferers. According to the FDA, Aimovig is the first in a new class of drugs "that work by blocking the activity of calcitonin gene-related peptide, a molecule that is involved in migraine attacks." An article published in Science News explains what is known - [...]

Dr. Peter Diamandis on Technology, Longevity, and Great Ideas

Peter Diamandis, MD, PhD, author of the books Abundance and Bold, founder of XPRIZE Foundation, and co-founder of the companies Human Longevity and Planetary Resources, gave a keynote address at the Vatican that focused on longevity and innovation in the field of regenerative medicine. Dr. Diamandis' remarks were both thought provoking and inspiring and I [...]

New Breast Cancer Study Supports A More Gentle Approach to Treatment

A new study published in the New England Journal of Medicine this month is good news for women who want more personalized care for treatment of breast cancer. 10,000 women were followed over 9 years. These women had early stage, receptive to hormones and negative to a receptor called HER2, all characteristics of the most [...]

  • Visceral Manipulation, What is it? How does it work?

Visceral Manipulation: What Is It & How Does It Work?

Within the foundation of osteopathy is the concept that freedom of movement within all structures of the body is the key to their healthy functioning and self-healing abilities. Life is movement, a result of our muscles, bones and organs moving together harmoniously. Visceral manipulation is one such manual technique that fully embraces this concept. How [...]

  • How to Avoid Blood Clots and Other Circulatory Health Problems While Flying

Return to the Heart

How to Avoid Blood Clots and Other Circulatory Health Problems While Flying Recently, I flew from Colon, Panama, to Dallas, Texas, and then home to Dulles, Virginia – a total of 7 hours on planes. Wow, were my arms tired! Actually, it wasn’t really my arms that were bothering me at the end of that [...]

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