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Stomach Pain, Bloating and Indigestion: The after meal pain and suffering

Painful swelling, bloating, gas, and indigestion along with constipation or diarrhea are all issues associated with a condition called small intestinal bacterial overgrowth (SIBO) They can be a result of overeating during the holidays. It can be broken further into other categories like irritable bowel syndrome with constipation or diarrhea and include Crohn’s/inflammatory bowel disorder. SIBO, for short, is a very common condition that may lead to food sensitivities, allergies, neurological symptoms and auto-immune conditions. Hypothyroidism, Psoriasis, Eczema, Alzheimer’s, Parkinson’s and various rheumatological/arthritis issues have all been linked to SIBO and specific bacterial infections leading to these conditions. SIBO is an over growth of “beneficial or non-beneficial” bacteria in the small intestine. Risks factors that lead to SIBO are: Low stomach acid (from acid reducing drugs), irritable bowel, high simple carbohydrate diet, diabetes, antibiotic usage, food rea ...

Detoxification and Your Health

Our bodies detox continuously as a natural function. It's only when our detox mechanisms become overloaded that the process becomes less efficient and symptoms may occur. Toxins may be internal or external in origin. Pollution or pesticides in our food source put undue stress on our detox organs, the kidneys and liver. Improper digestion and imbalanced gut ecology provide internal forms of toxins in the way of metabolic by-products stemming from certain bacteria which have toxic side effects and therefore have a negative impact on overall health by compromising detox pathways. It has been suggested that toxic overload contributes to more serious conditions such as auto- immune diseases, inflammatory/rheumatoid arthritis and neurological disorders such as Parkinson's and Alzheimer's. The goal of a program is to gently and slowly cleanse your body of toxins that add an extra burden so serious diseases like these can be avoided. A healthy program should turn your liver into a healthy, cleansing machine.

Flu Prevention and Treatment Options

The flu, or influenza, is a viral illness that affects the respiratory tract including your nose, throat, lungs and bronchial tubes(the airways that lead to the lungs). Mild cases of the flu can be confused with the common cold, however, the flu usually causes a more serious illness. Symptoms of the flu can include coughing, sore throat, muscle aches, fatigue and headache. Flu symptoms tend to start suddenly and be accompanied by a high fever. Complications can occur, such as pneumonia, bronchitis and ear and sinus infections. People at higher risk of flu complications include children, people over 50 and those with chronic medical conditions such as diabetes, heart or lung disease or HIV infection.

Acupuncture Pre and Post-surgery Helps with Pain and Nausea

If you've had facial plastic surgery, a bariatric procedure or a tummy tuck, taking care of your body after the treatment is a critical part of the process. Acupuncture can speed up the recovery process after surgery, and may help reduce the amount of pain and stress you experience. Acupuncture has been used for thousands of years to treat ailments and disease, and helps the body heal and recover from trauma, pain and other imbalances.

Increase your Endurance and Delay Muscle Fatigue with Acupuncture

With Ironman just around the corner triathletes are in their last ditch effort to increase their endurance and delay “the wall.” During this time, and while tapering training, many have learned that acupuncture in a couple specific points allows them to increase their endurance while delaying their muscle fatigue point. These treatments combined with care for any health or physical issue that may be occurring decreases recovery time and allows the triathlete to perform longer without fatigue.

Plantar Fascitis: Do those First Few Steps in the Morning Cause you Pain?

Are your first steps out of bed in the morning causing you severe pain in your heel? Or does your heel hurt after jogging or playing tennis? Most commonly, heel pain is caused by inflammation of the plantar fascia which is a tendon, that starts at your heel and goes along the bottom of your foot. This is a very common issue that can be treated with chiropractic and acupuncture.

ITB Syndrome: More than Just Knee Pain

The Iliotibial band (ITB) is an extremely strong band of fascia (a form of Connective tissue) that runs from the top of the pelvis, down the outside of the leg, before eventually inserting onto the tibia, fibula, and patella. Excessive tension or stress within the ITB causes it to rub over the femur just as it crosses the knee. The abnormal forces, by way of friction and tension results in localized burning, aching pain and tenderness on the outside of the knee as it is bent or straightened out. Without proper care, it takes an average of four weeks before the severity of the symptoms make your workouts an insurmountable task.

Build the Body you WANT!

Build lean mass and lose weight in the new year The TRIAD Profile can be used to assist in devising customized weight loss protocols for you. The Triad Profile uses three tests to determine your metabolic needs: the Organix Profile, Allergix-90 food Profile, and the Amino Acids Profile. With these three profiles we can determine what you NEED for your body to function better, add lean mass, loss fat mass and feel better in the new year. It is also an essential part of performing more efficiently in sports and in triathlons.

How to Prevent Heat-related Illness during the Hot Summer Days

Athletes are especially susceptible to heat-related illness such as dehydration, heat exhaustion and heat stroke while exercising in hot weather. Most serious heat illness in athletes can be prevented by following some basic guidelines and heeding the warning signs and symptoms. However, if these warning signs are ignored, they may progress into a life-threatening heat emergency.

Fish oil: Why is this a great supplement to take?

For the last few years, I've been recommending omega 3 fish oil supplements to practically everyone I know. Fish oil, particularly one high in EPA and DHA, is an excellent source of essential fatty acids that really work well on most systems of the body.

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