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Alliance Integrative Medicine BLOG
5 Steps to Stay Healthy All Winter Long This list of natural remedies keeps our staff and families healthy throughout cold and flu season. 1. Avoid simple sugars as much as possible.This includes all desserts, pastries, and sweet treats but also refined grain products like pasta and bread. When your body eats certain grains it … ContinuedRead More »
Get well and stay well this fall with these top 5 tips from our wellness team.
1.Slow down. Often we are in such a rush during fall with kids going back to school and work ramping up that the lazy days of summer are a distant memory. Carry that summer spirit into fall by simply slowing down. Go for a leisurely 20 minute walk during your lunch hour without your phone. Combat adrenal fatigue (elevated cortisol) this season with MBSR – Mindful Based Stress Reduction. This incredible 8-week course with Dr. Richard Sears will teach you tools to combat your stress, anxiety, and depression on a daily basis contributing to your overall wellness. The next course starts Monday, Sept.15th. For more information, contact our office. ~ Dr. Liz Woolford, Integrative Medicine Physician & ProlotherapistRead More »
Childhood obesity has been called “one of the most serious public health challenges of the 21st century”. Globally, an estimated 43 million preschool children (under age 5) were overweight or obese in 2010, a 60 percent increase since 1990. (1) The problem affects countries rich and poor. Of the world’s 43 million overweight and obese preschoolers, 35 million live in developing countries. By 2020, if the current epidemic continues unabated, 9 percent of all preschoolers will be overweight or obese—nearly 60 million children. (1)Read More »
Achieving happiness and maintaining a positive outlook on life may be more important to your
health than you think. For some of us, that’s a little easier said than done. According to a Harvard study, training your brain to be positive is not so different from training your muscles at the gym. Recent research on neuroplasticity—the ability of the brain to change even in adulthood—reveals that engaging in one brief positive exercise every day for as little as three weeks can have a lasting impact.
As the weather warms and the days get longer, thoughts tend to turn toward our gardens and lawns. Bringing the outside in can have profound effects on our health. On average, Americans spend about 85-90% of our time inside. Indoor air pollution can be just as bad or worse as outside according to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency. Indoor plants provide essential oxygen to our cells while also cleansing our bodies of toxins. How does this happen? Plants literally soak up the toxins in our home instead of us inhaling them. This has been a brutal winter to say the least with many of us cooped up inside our homes to avoid the brutal cold. With our furnaces turned on high, this dry heat continually circulates dust and other particles that could be harmful to us. Protect yourself all year round by adding one of these detoxifying plants to your space.Read More »