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Mind-Body Connection: Make your Home a Haven – Use Your 5 Senses As A Guide

Chromotherapy is the use of color to control stress, fatigue, and various medical conditions. Different shades are well-known for impacting our mental states in different ways. Red, for instance, is thought to increase blood pressure and pulse rate, while blue is believed to encourage relaxation. Home should be a haven amidst the madness, and the [...]

By |2019-05-31T19:06:07-04:00February 21st, 2017|Wellness|0 Comments

Resveratrol, Diabetes, and You

In a recent study, Resveratrol (a supplement derived from red grape skins), has been shown to improve glucose levels, insulin control, and blood pressure in people with type 2 diabetes.  This was a human randomized, double blind, placebo controlled study, the gold standard in medical research. It has been known for years that Resveratrol can [...]

By |2013-10-11T15:16:45-04:00October 11th, 2013|Nutrition, Wellness|0 Comments

Acid Reflux Drugs May Cause Heart Disease

Drugs that block acid in your stomach may be causing other unintended consequences. These medications, such as: Prilosec, Prevacid, Nexium, etc are not meant to be used long-term. In addition to increasing risk for fractures, osteoporosis, intestinal infections, vitamin deficiencies, and pneumonia, a new study shows that they might also increase risk of heart disease.  [...]

By |2019-05-31T19:06:08-04:00July 15th, 2013|Wellness|0 Comments

Exercise Ups ‘Good’ Estrogen, Cuts Breast Cancer Odds

Exercise changes the way the body breaks down estrogen, increasing the ratio of 'good' to 'bad' estrogen metabolites, and so may lower the risk of breast cancer, new research suggests. Among previously sedentary young women, regular, intense physical activity was found to be associated with a significant increase in the 2-hydroxyestrone to 16α-hydroxyestrone ratio (2-OHE/16α-OHE [...]

By |2019-05-31T19:06:09-04:00June 15th, 2013|Wellness, Women's Health|0 Comments

Can Garlic Supplements Help You Fight A Cold?

Supplementation with aged garlic extract improves both NK and γδ-T cell function and reduces the severity of cold and flu symptoms: a randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled nutrition intervention. BACKGROUND & AIMS: Earlier studies show that dietary bioactive compounds can modify proliferation of γδ-T cells. Garlic contains numerous compounds that have this potential and, in addition, has [...]

By |2019-05-31T19:06:10-04:00May 15th, 2013|Nutrition, Wellness|0 Comments

Could cherries lower your risk of gout?

A tart, sweet fruit could help to decrease gout attacks among people with the condition, according to a new study. The research, published in the journal Arthritis & Rheumatism, shows that eating cherries over two days reduced the risk of experiencing a gout attack by 35 percent. And the effect was even greater when the [...]

By |2013-07-15T14:46:23-04:00April 15th, 2013|Nutrition, Wellness|0 Comments

Platelet Rich Plasma Significantly Improves Clinical Outcomes in Patients With Tennis Elbow

Platelet rich plasma (PRP) therapy has been used to manage pain associated with torn tendons, muscles and ligaments, mostly in athletes, at all levels. Though it has anecdotally been successful, the evidence to support its efficacious is weak. Researchers at the Rothman Institute at Jefferson participated in a multi-center randomized prospective study to evaluate the [...]

By |2019-05-31T19:06:10-04:00April 5th, 2013|Sports Medicine, Wellness|0 Comments