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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 [...]

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 [...]

CDC Report: Vector-Borne Disease Cases Rapidly Rising

Vector-borne diseases (diseases transmitted by insects) in the United States are steadily - and in some cases, rapidly - increasing, according to a report released earlier this month by the Centers for Disease Control (CDC). An analysis of data collected over the span of a decade showed that disease cases from tick, flea, and mosquito [...]

A High Fat Diet for Health? Understanding The Ketogenic Diet

The ketogenic (“keto”) diet is a high fat, moderate protein, and low to very low carb diet. Its composition challenges what the nutrition industry has promoted as healthy eating over the last century, but despite this it has become one of the most popular diets of the moment. But the Ketogenic diet should not be [...]

What the New High Blood Pressure Numbers Mean For You

When the American College of Cardiology (ACC) & American Heart Association (AHA) lowered the numbers that define high blood pressure (HBP) this past November, 46% of the adult population in the United States suddenly met the new criteria – that’s nearly half! What was the motivation for making these changes that placed an unwelcomed label [...]

Research Confirms Benefits of Curcumin on Memory & Mood 

The daily consumption of curcumin, the active compound in turmeric, can have significant benefits on memory and mood, according to a new study recently published in the American Journal of Geriatric Psychiatry. According to the National Institutes of Health (NIH), one in five Americans over the age of 65 will be diagnosed with a neurodegenerative disease [...]

Downshift Your Day and Get Set for Restful Sleep

Great things happen when we are well rested: our breath is full, slow, and deep, the digestive system works well, and the body can focus on repair - including reduction of inflammation, tissue repair, and hormone production. In fact, getting regular, restful sleep is the best medicine for improving a health condition or for simply [...]