Fever Facts and Myths

Misconceptions about the dangers of fever are commonplace. Unwarranted fears about harm from normal fevers causes lost sleep and unnecessary stress for many parents. Let the following facts help you put fever into perspective: MYTH:  My child feels warm, so she has a fever. FACT:  Children can feel warm for a many reasons such as […]

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Spring Exercise

Tips to start your spring exercise routine You receive health benefits for every increment of exercise that you add to your day, but ideally the American Medical Association recommends that you get about one hour of exercise every day.  That may seem overwhelming at first, but if you start slow — 10 to 15 minutes twice a […]

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Benefits of Collagen

Collagen is the glue that binds us. It is a vital substance to the body providing the building blocks for wound healing, skin tone, bone strength, and cartilage, tendon, and ligament health. Collagen comes from the Greek word kolla which means glue. This glue binds proteins together to keep our skeletal structure strong, yet flexible. Who […]

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Good Supplements?

Not all supplements are created equal! In 2015, the FDA found that several large retailers of herbal supplements did not have the substance inside that the label said outside. GNC, Walmart, Walgreens, and Target sold supplements that, when tested, did not contain the stated product within the capsules/tablets and furthermore contained fillers that could be […]

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Spring Allergies?

By Taylor Jeffers Spring is here — and so is pollen and other allergens. Spring allergies affect so many of us, let’s take a look at why they arise, and how we can bring our bodies back into peace with our environment. An allergic reaction takes place when pollen, dust, or other particulate matter enters […]

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Favorite Supplements

As a patient, you’ve no doubt been prescribed supplements to help with illnesses or disorders. Ever wonder what the doctors choose for themselves? We did, so we asked them what their favorite go-to supplements are for spring. Here’s what they had to say. Dr. Jena relies on Thorne’s Phytogen, because it “stops a cold in its […]

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Alzheimer’s and Infections?

More evidence in research is showing a link between Alzheimer’s disease and infection — herpes 1, chlamydia, pneumonia, spirochetes, and fungal infections. This is on top of building evidence that implicates infection in mental health disorders. Come see one of our doctors if you have concerns about these issues or if you want preventative care.

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Suffering from Insomnia?

By Autumn Ta, LAc According to Chinese Medicine, there are many causes of insomnia. The specific patterns that cause insomnia are determined for each individual through the intake, pules, and tongue during an office visit. As a general rule insomnia can arise from either relative excess (too much of something, i.e. heat) or relative deficiency (too little of something, i.e. blood). Some of the more common patterns are blood deficiency, yin deficiency, and heat. […]

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Colorectal Cancer Screening Guidelines

Colorectal cancer is one of the easiest cancers to cure if found early. Regular screening is paramount for early detection. If you notice changes in your bowel movements, have lower abdominal pain, or see blood in your stool, I would recommend seeing your doctor for appropriate screening. Preventative Screening Guidelines: Screening begins at age 50 […]

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Love Your Heart

Dear Heart, Because I love you I will: Start my day with 5 minutes of mindful breathing, in gratitude for the new day I will support your circulation by: Putting fiber and unsaturated oil in my diet to keep my cholesterol levels normal To keep you beating steady and strong I will have at least […]

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