It’s Flu Season! How Can You Protect Yourself?

  Unless you’ve been living under a rock, you know that the flu is running rampant right now, and it’s an especially bad season. This year, many of my patients have been hit hard and knocked out for weeks. While there is no one hundred percent effective way to prevent infection, here are some quick tips to protect your health and boost your immune system: Wash your hands often. This is possibly the easiest method to employ and also one of the most successful. Keeping germs off your hands—which you use to rub your eyes, blow your nose, eat, etc.—will help keep germs out of your system. Do not...

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Fundamental Daily Supplements

Multivitamins, fish oil, B12, vitamin C, probiotics…What are these and are they necessary?  And if supplements really are needed, where the heck do I start?  These are such common questions, yet the answers aren’t so easy to find.  Most of my patients, family and friends already have cabinets full of vitamins, but like them, a majority of people’s choices come from watching a health segment TV, reading articles, or getting recommendations from non-health care providers.  While most of these supplements are purchased from Amazon, Costco, Trader Joe’s, Wholefoods, GNC® and other...

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Stay Healthy Like the Pros

Let’s get ready for some football!  With the Super Bowl approaching, it’s a reminder of how amazing professional athletes are at maintaining such a high level of performance. Sure, it IS their job and they are blessed with the time to train consistently, but even more importantly, they have the time and support to incorporate great recovery techniques. This is where most of us regular people fail.  Whether it’s work, kids, school, or a social life, who has extra time for stretching and foam rolling?  I mean, we find the time to squeeze in a quick workout, how can you ask for more than that?...

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Why Detox?

New year, new you. . .blah blah blah. Before you stop reading, I’m not here to write about the next big fad or how you’ll lose weight in 10 days.  I mean, truth be told, we all know how hard it is to motivate ourselves to break bad habits and create new ones, so I’m here to tell you WHY.   As daunting as it is to start the “new you”, we all know we have to start somewhere.  So let me share some information that can help you take the first step on your journey. Right now, most of us are trying some sort of detox, diet or change in eating habits.  Most of us want to believe the short diet, a...

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6 Tips to Reduce Holiday Stress

Can you believe it’s already December? Where has the year gone. I think I just got used to writing 2016 and now it’s almost time to ring in 2017. Yikes! Well we all know as Thanksgiving comes and goes that means it’s time to kick it up and get your holiday shopping done, help the kids finish up the year, tie up loose ends with your business and family life, setting up last minute travel plans and. . .the list just goes on and on. This is the biggest reason why I end up treating more “emergency” injuries, like a sudden onset of severe low back and neck pain and migraines. We are just...

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Cauliflower Crust Pizza with Kale and Roasted Garlic Sauce

    A delicious, gluten-free version of pizza, topped with healthy kale and soft-baked eggs, served with a flavorful, roasted garlic sauce. Recipe is from: The Awesome Green   Serves: 2   Ingredients “Dough” 1 small cauliflower head, cut in florets ½ cup buckwheat flour 1 organic egg (replace with ground flax for the vegan version) ¼ tsp sea salt 1 tsp coconut oil Topping 1 cup kale, roughly chopped 1 tsp olive oil 1 red onion, cut in thin rings ½ cup mozzarella cheese 4 tbsp tomato sauce ¼ tsp sea salt 2 organic eggs freshly ground black pepper Sauce 1 medium garlic bulb, roasted (it...

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