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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 [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

Seven Ways to Improve Your Health in the New Year

The new year is a blank slate and the perfect opportunity to contemplate and implement positive changes in your life. Because most resolutions require lifestyle changes, it's smart to focus on just one at a time to increase the odds of achieving your goals. In case you haven't thought about your New Year's resolutions yet, several of [...]

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? [...]

Yoga: More Than Just A Stretch

Q: How is yoga different from stretching or other kinds of fitness? Why does yoga pay particular attention to the spine? Dr. Lisa: Yoga is more than just movement. It is a complex philosophy that has been around for thousands of years, and involves breathing and meditation. Yoga & Spinal Movement One of yoga's emphasis [...]

Could You Have Sleep Apnea? 3 Things to Consider

According to the National Sleep Foundation, sleep apnea affects more than eighteen million Americans. Obstructive Sleep Apnea (OSA), which is a condition characterized by pauses in breathing while you sleep, usually occurs when the soft tissue in the rear of the throat collapses and the airway is blocked. Throughout the night, as an individual struggles [...]

5 Steps to Happier Holidays

Greetings & Happy Holidays! The holidays can be an intense time for many of us, with parties, travel and house guests, shopping, cooking, and more .... making it quite easy to get overwhelmed. So I would encourage you to try to slow down, if you can - doing so really can help make the holidays [...]