Why Self-Care is So Important to Your Health

Self-care is often overlooked in discussions around healing, but it is a critical aspect of our health and well-being.  The best path to health is for physicians to work with patients so they can take control of their health.  This is most impactful when patients take an active part in their self-care to achieve and […]

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Your Doctor’s Role Goes Beyond Protecting You From Illnesses

We generally think of doctors as being there to protect us from illness. But your doctor is also there to protect you from practices or treatment plans that could be negligent or dangerous to your health. As you search for an integrative physician, the first step is to research doctors who incorporate the three pillars […]

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Everything You Need to Know Before Booking a Visit to the Chiropractor

Chiropractic is one of the most popular forms of integrative health care in the United States. Half of the adults in the U.S. have had some experience as a patient of a chiropractor and 33.5 million U.S. adults reported visiting a chiropractor within the last 12 months. Chiropractic focuses on the relationship between the structure […]

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The Scientific Reasons Why You Can’t Get Pregnant

So you and your partner have decided to take the plunge into parenthood. You’ve embraced a healthier lifestyle, said goodbye to birth control and read every fertility blog and book out there to help your chances of getting pregnant.  All going well, most couples will take an average of six to twelve months to become […]

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How to Improve Your Fertility and Banish Painful Periods

In all the rollicking changes a woman experiences in her twenties and thirties, one thing remains constant: her reproductive cycle. Every month triggers a cascade of hormones designed to ready a woman’s body for pregnancy. It is one of the most complex physiologic processes the body performs. Which is why, when things don’t go quite […]

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Understanding Your Hypertension and How to Treat It

Blood pressure is the force of blood pushing against your arteries. There are two numbers used to determine your blood pressure: systolic, which measures the pressure your heart creates when it contracts and pushes blood out; and diastolic, which measures the pressure when your heart relaxes and fills with blood. When blood pressure is high, […]

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How to Effectively Manage Your High Blood Pressure

High blood pressure (hypertension) is the largest preventable and treatable risk factor for chronic disease in the world. More than 85 million people (1 in 3 adults) in the United States and more than 1 billion (40% of adults) in the world have hypertension. It is a major risk factor for stroke, heart attack, heart […]

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The Life-Changing Experience of Being a 3 a.m. Grandpa

I love 3 a.m. It was probably ingrained in me from my medical practice. Thirty years ago, during residency, I was on call every third night and got up multiple times at 3 a.m. to attend to patients. Even later, after the training, if a patient called, I got up and went in to see […]

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The Scientific Relationship Between Menopause and Pain

If you have chronic pain, you’re not alone. An estimated 25.3 million adults in the United States report severe, daily pain, significantly more women than men, while 55 percent of U.S. adults report at least some pain in the past three months. For women, the continual variation of hormonal levels through puberty, menstruation, pregnancy, and […]

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How to Recharge Your Mind and Body with Therapeutic Yoga

A survey conducted by the National Center for Complementary and Integrative Medicine (NCCIM) found that yoga is one of the most sought after and used forms of complementary medicine. According to NCCIM, people who seek the use of yoga to address back pain report after six months of practicing yoga significantly less disability, pain, and […]

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