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  • 1). Get outside: amongst all therapies that have ever been studied (including during the Spanish flu pandemia) and the one that nobody disputes is the importance of fresh air and Vitamin D. Go for a bike-ride (my dad bought one for himself at age 72!), for a run, or find a distant forest and get […]

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  • With the explosion of the Wellness industry, we could all name thousands of ways to alleviate stress; from revolutionary ways to exercise our bodies, to eating certain types of “super foods”, to incorporate meditation practices that have been revolutionary. Yet somehow, many of us, still find ourselves pulled in so many different directions and still […]

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  • Come get in your summer tune up, and bring a friend (or 2) for a morning of health and acai bowls!  It’s our summer treat to all our lovely patients and their families! You can “do it yourself” kinda of bowl, or you can request one made by our “mini chefs”. You’ll be all pumped […]

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  • Diving into the sunscreen issue can make you feel less than “sunny” about your day and definitely put a “cloud” into your investigative efforts. While some scientific and dermatologists will urge you to avoid sun like the plague, some other equally sound evidence may point to the fact than avoiding sun altogether may be causing […]

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  • Are you blaming your pain and poor health on your bed, work chair, or picking up your kids? You didn’t sleep funny! Every week in our office, I will hear one of our patients say something like,” I must have slept funny last night.” When someone says this, it’s most likely because they went to […]

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  • As the holiday season rolls around, ideas of jingle bells, presents, and perfectly-decorated trees might be dancing in your head. But, if you’re like many Americans this holiday season, anxiety and stress over the holiday season might be filling your mind instead. And if you’re dealing with holiday stress, trying to shop for everyone on […]

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  • 1) Shoulder/Neck sprain /strain While “kipping” is not the cause of all of the time, it is a factor for most cross-fit gym goers.  While kipping is great for gymnastic movement, coordination, and getting extra reps in when the classic strict pull up would not work, the “kip” can easily lead to shoulder/neck strain/sprain, and […]

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  • Why read this blog? If you are new to this blog, here is my pitch to get you to read the rest of it and take a golden nugget or two. My kids are 9,7, and 4 (20 years of parenting) and not once have we needed to give them a drug for any ailment […]

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  • Recently I was sitting at my favorite smoothie joint, Real Juice on Southport, and I recognized someone I knew sitting with her friend and her friend’s newborn and toddler.  After introductions, my friend told her friend she should talk to me about her 3 years olds multiple ear infections.  She replied, “So, THAT REALLY is […]

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