The combination of warmer weather, plenty of sunshine and limited vacation time causes many of us to become “weekend warriors.” This “get it in” or “get it done while you can” mindset with five days of sitting at a desk in between is often the reason why many of us end up with strains, sprains or even worse during the summer months. If an injury does occur during your time of play this season, remembering the acronym PRICE may help improve your chances of a quick recovery.Read More »
Alliance Integrative Medicine BLOG
Most of us have seen the yin/yang symbol at some point but do you know what it means?
Did you know that it relates to all of life including how you exercise?
Yin is the white side of the symbol and means the hidden/feminine/receptive/potential side of being.
Yang is the black side of the symbol and means the outwardly expressed/action/male side of being.Read More »
As an avid music lover, it infiltrates every part of my life and certain songs trigger powerful memories from different stages of my life. Whenever I hear “Gonna Make You Sweat (Everybody Dance Now)” by C+C Music Factory I think of my dad and random dance parties in the basement when I was a little girl. Music has gotten me through some of the highest and lowest points of my life. It is a daily part of my everyday routine from what song my morning alarm plays to what inspires me to run that extra mile. No matter what type of music you like, melodies and beats have a universal language on an unconscious level that we can all relate to.Read More »
I am always excited when this time of the year arrives in Cincinnati. The new energy that exudes from nature is contagious, and it is a wonderful feeling to brush aside the quiet, introverted energy of winter. I love to get out into nature and watch how the plants change daily.Read More »
So I was on my usual Whole Foods shopping trip, minding my own business, and getting all my goodies in the produce section when my eyes popped open and saw these fabulous purple (my favorite color) big stalks sticking out of the ice. I could not believe my eyes! Surrounded by bunches of green asparagus, this purple asparagus seemed to glow with intrigue. I LOVE ASPARAGUS. It’s one of my favorite foods of spring. But, I’m used to my old faithful green and occasionally I’ve seen the white variety. So my heart literally skipped a beat as I stashed the last bunch of purple stalks into my cart. Although I didn’t know what I was going to do with this delectable treat, I had to have it. As I headed over to the onion section I heard a lady behind me exclaim, “Someone took the last purple bunch! I should have grabbed it when I had the chance because I have never seen purple asparagus before!” My first thought was “Snooze, you lose!” (terrible, I know) and then I heard the produce guy say they might have some more in the back. Still, I smoothly adjusted the other items in my cart to cover up my prize possession before I got jacked!Read More »
Ah… spring has finally arrived. The snow has melted, the sun is warm, the birds are chirping, the flowers are blooming, the trees are blossoming, the grasses are growing, and – ACHOO! Looks like it’s time to grab one of those mouth-drying,
dizziness-inducing, nausea-causing, appetite-suppressing, drowsiness-producing
antihistamine products. Instead… before allergy season even begins, how about eating some oranges! They contain two nutrients that are extremely helpful in reducing allergy symptoms: vitamin C and bioflavonoids.
While it’s that time of year when most of us go through our closets and store away heavy winter coats, warm wool sweaters and thick, lined pants to make room for lighter and more colorful clothing, have you ever considered editing your refrigerator or pantry in preparation for the warmer months ahead? Preparing yourself for the upcoming season of fresh produce and healthier eating will help ease your transition.Read More »