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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.

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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.

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Do You Know Your Risk for Breast Cancer?

Did you know breast cancer is the second most common cause of death in women? Did you know that there is an easy way to assess your risk for breast cancer and other estrogen sensitive cancers such as uterine, ovarian, cervical, and prostate? Did you know that you can decrease your risk with diet, herbs, and vitamins? Estrogens are anabolic hormones that produce tissue growth. Since these hormones exert great biological activity in small doses, it is very important that the body effectively eliminates them.

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Insurance & Acupuncture, Part I of III

I am excited to write an article for you on Insurance Billing Information for Acupuncture! As you can imagine there is much information on this subject so we decided to put together a series of articles for you. Enjoy Part I, and keep an eye out for Parts II, and III! ~Morgana

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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.

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Optimize your Fertility with Naturopathic Medicine and Acupuncture

Hormones are funny little things, you can't see them but they have a very powerful effect on our day to day well being. When a woman's hormones are out of balance she may experience symptoms such as PMS, fatigue, irregular periods, infertility, or depression to name a few. Naturopathic medicine and acupuncture can offer a safe natural way to restore balance.

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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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The Benefits of Whey Protein

Adding protein to your diet is one of the most important changes you can make that will have a significant affect upon your health. Protein has many benefits to your health such as raising HDL (your good cholesterol), lowering triglycerides, decreases insulin resistance, promoting lean muscle growth and satiety.

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