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The Importance of Stress Management

Stress – the mere word can cause anyone to cringe and feel on-edge. Stress is how the body reacts to any kind of demand, threat or change being experienced. It is usually associated with a feeling of being overwhelmed. It is important to note that stress is not a “one size fits all” concept. What…
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Are You Really Ready to Start a Weight Loss Plan?

Every year millions of people begin a weight loss plan, but very few find long-term success. In fact, 90-95% of of individuals who initially lose weight will end up gaining it back within 5 years [1]. The road to permanent weight loss is long and requires a substantial amount of time and effort to be…
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Coconut Water : A New Way to Hydrate

  Have you been to a grocery store, health foods store or supplement shop recently? If the answer is “yes” then it is inevitable that you have seen shelves lined with an assortment of different brands of coconut water.   The recent pursuit for better ways to hydrate by fitness junkies and health conscious individuals…
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How Effective Wellness Programs Save The Most Money

More than 60 percent of Americans are insured through an employer-based insurance plan [1]. However, with changing legislation and a greater onset of preventable chronic disease, this number is set to decrease. For those employers who continue to offer coverage to employees despite these factors, costs are rising significantly. Wellness and disease prevention programs have…
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Do We Really Know What Causes Heart Attacks?

By Dr. Jeffrey Gladd, M.D.   Is everything we thought we “knew” about heart disease wrong? http://jama.jamanetwork.com/article.aspx?articleid=1104631   This study from the Journal of the American Medical Association showed that:   “Among patients with acute myocardial infarction without prior cardiovascular disease, in-hospital mortality was inversely related to the number of coronary heart disease risk factors.”…
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Influencing Mood With Proper Gut Health

Anxiety and depression (or the combination of both) affect nearly 20% of Americans – That’s 1 in 5 people, a statistic which continues to grow with the decline of overall health across the country. Symptom-based treatments for these conditions typically include medications such as tranquilizers or benzodiazepines, SSRI or SNRI antidepressants and ECT (Electroconvulsive) or…
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Why Integrative Medicine?

Integrative Medicine (IM), also known as “Holistic Medicine“ or “Complementary Health”, is a term that is becoming more widely recognized as people seek alternatives to conventional medicine and investigate different avenues to control healthcare costs.   Conventional, or “Western,” Medicine relies on medication and surgery to treat most health conditions and symptoms. This kind of…
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Choosing the Right Multivitamin

By Dr. Jeffrey Gladd, M.D.   There are very few multivitamins that I fully endorse. Most of them can be immediately discounted based on poor forms of the contained nutients or additives that do not promote health. Some common offenders:   FD&C dyes. Commonly seen in the popular, over-the-counter once daily multis. Vitamin E as…
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Avoid These Top 5 Workout Myths

The most important part of working out is following a regimen that not only works for your personal fitness goals and needs, but also one that relies on proven exercise science to ensure that you receive the greatest benefit while avoiding injury. Jim O’Connor, exercise physiologist/strength and conditioning coach, has created a list of the…
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Paleo: Correcting Misconceptions

Paleo, typically referred to as the “Paleo Diet,” is gaining a lot of attention in recent years, but some confusion still exists about the nutritional philosophy and its apparent ties to the eating habits of humanity’s ancient ancestors.  Below are answers to a few misconceptions of Paleo, written by Chris Kresser; NY Times best-selling author…
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