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Reduce Your Stress Well

“I’m so stressed.” Have you found yourself saying these words recently? With the conversations around this current election season, the winter holidays apparently starting before Halloween now, and the day-to-day expectations put on us or placed on ourselves, we’ve been hearing these words a lot from our patients. However, these words alone don’t help us

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Detoxing from the Outside In

We frequently see patients looking for support for improving their health through dietary changes. However, it is important to realize how cleaning up one’s diet can only do so much when you are absorbing an abundance of toxins and endocrine disruptors through your largest organ system, your skin. We define a toxin as anything our

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Hypertension in the United States

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), “About 1 of 3 U.S. adults—or about 75 million people—have high blood pressure. Only about half (54%) of these people have their high blood pressure under control.” Although this statistic sounds bad, when you delve a little deeper and break the data down by race

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Allergies or Adrenal Fatigue?

“Springtime is here!” Depending on whether or not you suffer from seasonal allergies, that statement can be read with either an excited or an anxious tone. For those filled with anxiety, chances are you already know the typical treatment plans: anti-histamines, decongestants, nasal sprays, mast cell stabilizers, eye drops, allergy shots… and the list goes

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Muscle as Medicine

During initial intakes when we review our patients’ exercise regimens, we often hear this: “I walk/run [some number] of days per week” or “I love yoga,” or “I go to the gym and enjoy [Zumba, or swimming, or spinning, etc.].” One thing we don’t often hear about is our patient’s anaerobic, or muscle-building activities. When

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Utilizing Diet to Manage Your PMS

It is estimated that nearly 85% of menstruating women between the ages of 20-40 years old experience one or more premenstrual syndrome (PMS) symptoms that can last for almost two weeks – beginning around ovulation (mid-cycle) and lasting until the first or second day of menses1. Symptoms may include both mental/emotional and physical responses to

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Prostate Cancer Prevention

Prostate cancer is the second leading cause of cancer in American men, affecting one in seven males1. After the age of 50, most men have their prostate-specific antigen (PSA), a protein produced by the cells of the prostate gland, checked by their primary care physician annually. But here at AIM, we recognize that this valuable

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Stressed? AIM For Total Peace of Mind

Are you interested in reducing your stress and developing more conscious living habits? Alliance Integrative Medicine is collaborating with Dr. Richard Sears to offer Mindful Stress Reduction Groups (based on Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction & Mindfulness Based Cognitive Therapy). Join us at 6:00 p.m. Monday, September 13th for a FREE introductory lecture – whether you

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Know Your Vascular Disease Variables

Every day, many people will head to their physician’s office for check ups and have a basic lipid panel run, a test that checks total cholesterol, low-density lipid (LDL), high-density lipid (HDL) and triglyceride (TG) levels. Here at AIM, we want to take a moment to share a simple analogy to help you better understand

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