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Top 5 Causes of Your Fatigue

1. Low or high thyroid function (thyroid dysfunction)The thyroid gland is a butterfly shaped gland located in your neck. Thyroid hormone regulates your metabolism. Fatigue is a major symptom your thyroid is out of balance, it can happen in both hypo and hyperthyroidism. Getting a thorough thyroid panel will help you to determine if this is cause of your fatigue. Ask for the following labs: TSH, Free T3, Free T4, TPO, Thyroid autoantibody, Reverse T3. Also ask for a test of the nutrients that help your thyroid to function better such as: ferritin, vitamin D, B12. If these nutrients are low they are another reason for fatigue. 2. Low or high iron levels (iron dysfunction)Having too much or too little iron can cause fatigue. Low iron is often referred to as anemia. Often a CBC (complete blood count) is ran to screen for this but by the time this shows up in lab work the person is usually severely anemic. Thus ferritin is a better indicator for the need for iron supplementation because it measures the storage fo ...

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Athletes Recover Faster with Acupuncture

With Ironman just around the corner triathletes are in their last ditch effort to increase their endurance and delay “the wall.”

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How Cupping Therapy Can Improve Your Health by: Dr. Pamela Langenderfer

Cupping therapy is one of the oldest methods of traditional Chinese medicine.

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Metabolic Syndrome: Chronic Disease of todays lifestyle.

Metabolic syndrome is combination of issues that occur together and increase your risk of heart disease, cancer and early death.

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Iliotbial Band: Successful Treatment with Form and Function

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.

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Crossfit Paleo/Zone Meal Plans

Our recommendation to "eat meat and vegetables, nuts and seeds, some fruit, little starch, and no sugar" is adequate to the task of preventing the scourges of diet-induced disease, but more accurate and precise prescription is necessary to optimize physical performance.

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6 Key Supplements for Athletic Performance Enhancement

There has been much research about endurance nutrition during racing. However, there has been little suggested for the recovery phase of training.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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