Knee Pain: Causes, Symptoms and Treatment

Introduction The knee is among the largest and most complicated joints in the human body. It joins the shin bone (tibia) to the thigh bone (femur). Your knee performs the important role of holding your body weight. It absorbs much of the pressure whenever you are walking, jumping or running and therefore prone to pains and injuries.   What is knee pain? Knee pain is a common problem which can originate from bone structures of the knee, the kneecap (patella), cartilage (meniscus) or the

What is Functional Medicine?

[caption id="attachment_1153" align="aligncenter" width="840"] Hand with latex glove holding blood sample on white background,Close up[/caption] Functional Medicine is an individualized approach to medicine that raises the bar when it comes to the standard of care we have become accustomed to. It is a systems-oriented approach built between patient and practitioner tailored specifically to the needs of the patient. The goal of functional medicine is to address the underlying causes of disease

The Thyroid and Coffee Beans

Every nose is familiar with the wonderful aroma of coffee beans. Non-coffee drinkers and coffee lovers alike can appreciate the smooth, rich smell of fresh roasted coffee. Even as you read this many of you are activating the amygdala and hippocampus areas of your brain that will recall past coffee smells and associated memories. Well today we are going to combine the brain, the thyroid and coffee beans into a nice step-by-step process of growing and brewing our bodies very own free trade cof

Nutrition for Seniors

Nutrition for Seniors While some of the basics of nutrition remain the same as we age, there are some that need to be adjusted as we age.  The food we consume has a huge impact on our lives.  Various diseases, such as heart disease, diabetes, and osteoporosis can be attributed to poor eating habits.  Good nutrition can improve our immune function and other bodily functions that help prevent injury and disease. Eating healthy is not just about what you eat, but how you eat.  For exa

Hormone Therapy

Hormone Therapy Hormone therapy is a common treatment for women dealing with the various symptoms of menopause.  It additionally helps to thwart the long-term changes to the body, such as bone loss.  A few of the many symptoms it can help to treat are: Hot flashes Vaginal dryness Sleep disruption Osteoporosis Due to health risks related to prolonged hormone therapy, it is typically advised that a woman not exceed five years of treatment.  However, so long as this cautionar

Weight Loss Strategies for Diabetics

When you are diabetic, being obese or even overweight substantially increases your health risks.  However, many traditional diets are out of the scope of something many diabetics can handle due to blood sugar concerns.  So, today we explore some of the ways to lose weight as a diabetic in a safe and healthy way. Educate Yourself on Nutrition – If you are diabetic and have not done at least some research on nutrition already, this can make it much harder to keep your blood sugar levels b

Benefits of Spinal Decompression

  In our youth, our vertebrae have fluid between them within disks that work as a cushion between each vertebra to protect them. However, as we age, the amount of fluid the disks retain begins to diminish, reducing the amount of protection our back has. This is why people typically lose some of their height as they age. It also increases the risk of back injuries. Since our spine is the support system for our body, naturally it is vital we keep it in the best shape we can. This is wh