Medical Reports

Eat This Today To Decrease Your Feelings Of Depression Tomorrow

My two favorite vices are: coffee and chocolate.   Coffee gets me through my mornings and chocolate gets me through my evenings! I’ve blogged quite a bit about how coffee gets a bad wrap, since it actually does have some health benefits (I have all of these free health articles waiting for you, just click the links below to read them): Higher Coffee Intake, Lower Mortality Rate Coffee Protective Against MS Coffee Decreases Your Risk of Diabetes Caffeine — Best Study Aid Ever? Latest Study Reveals Heart Protective Properties of Caffeine Coffee to Prevent Dementia AND Reduce Skin Cancer? Yep… …

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Trying It Out For You: Compression Therapy

  Therapeutic compression treatments have been around forever to help treat cardiovascular issues and lymphatic issues in the body… …but until now I have only seen them used in hospital settings.     There is a new trend that offers compression therapy in a spa setting, where you can sit for a 30 or 60 minute period of time, wearing a garment that inflates (similar to a large blood pressure cuff) on and off, forcing blood and lymphatic fluids up the limbs. It’s called intermittent pneumatic compression (IPC) and it’s something I’m familiar with because we put these exact same …

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The Good News About Trauma Recovery

Is there good news with trauma? Actually, yes.     The largest meta-analysis to date on trauma recovery (looking at data from over 11,000 relevant medical studies) suggests that the best long term recovery after trauma is simply talking about it, no medication required.   Published in JAMA Psychiatry on June 12, 2019, reasearchers looked at direct comparisons between talk therapy (psychotherapy) and drug therapy (pharmacological treatments) in patients with PTSD. They found that in the long term, talk therapy helped more, being slightly superior to drug therapy both immediately following treatment and in long term follow up. The studies …

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Just In Time For Back-To-School: Get Rid of Your Sleep Deficit

I recently returned from a medical conference where one of the lectures was on repairing sleep deficits.   Something I was very interested in because I’ve always been a poor sleeper all of my life. The take home point that really stuck in my mind, and now when I have a sleepless night I remind myself of this again and again so that I don’t stress out too much about it, was: You are only ever one night away from a good night of sleep.   It doesn’t matter how long you’ve struggled with insomnia or how big your sleep …

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5G: The Good News and the Bad News (there is good news!)

5G: You may love or you may hate the advancement in technology that higher speeds might bring, but no matter how you feel about the tech, you are right to be concerned about the health ramifications.     Although the increase in the EMF and radiation exposures will have ramifications on humans, animals, vegetation and the environment of our planet earth, I am going to focus today on the health effects of 5G on the human body. I get emails from worried readers constantly, like this one:   Do you have any advise on the soon coming 5G that will …

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Trying It Out For You: A Salt Cave (aka Halotherapy)

  Halotherapy is simply the inhalation of aerosolized dry salts… …which is quickly becoming a very popular new therapy added to many spas.   These salt therapy lounges can be very beautiful, with gorgeous Himalayan salt wall features and flowing loose salt over the floors to give the appearance of a salt cave, while plain old sodium chloride crystals (table salt, basically) are aerosolized into the room’s air for inhalation. These spas claim that halotherapy can improve respiratory allergies, fix chronic dermatologic skin issues like atopic dermatitis and psoriasis, and even decrease the frequency of upper respiratory infections.   But …

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Grounding To Release Chronic Issues

    For the last 4 weeks we’ve talked about how grounding helps with acute issues, like: decreasing your muscle tension and soreness deepening your sleep supporting your heart function boosting your metabolism and balancing your hormone function… sometimes overnight!   So when we talk about grounding, it’s usually because there are instant perks: immediate pain relief instantaneous release of muscle tension immediate boost to energy and mood immediately improved blood flow, etc…   But did you know that grounding is actually even more helpful in chronic conditions — disabilities or illnesses that need support over a lifetime? This is …

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