A recent study from the CDC found that almost 60 percent of adults use caloric information to guide eating choices on menus.”READ MORE
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
In light of the World Cup Final, I thought is would be a great time to talk about knee health. Why? Because I have managed to injure my knees a total of seven times while playing soccer between seventh grade and my freshmen year in college. Each time I injured myself it was the same … 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