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    We Have Been Conditioned to Have Poor Posture!

    Beginning at birth, we intuitively know about natural movement and begin to develop the musculature to propel us upward and outward into the world. We spend the first months creating the natural curves of our spine that we need for longevity. But as soon as we start to explore our surroundings, we unconsciously start to develop bad habits due to environmental and technological body positioning, such as being plopped in front of a television, playing video games, sitting at a desk at school, driving in a car, sitting in front of a computer at work, sitting in the waiting...

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    The Truth about Male Infertility

    Advances in infertility medicine and treatment are bringing hope and success to infertility patients. And yet the biggest challenge to a couple’s fertility is lack of knowledge. Most people do not realize how common infertility is; it affects one out of six couples. And for those having trouble starting a family, infertility affects men and women at equal rates. Therefore, it is important for male partners to realize that they are essential to a couple’s fertility and successful reproduction. Below we examine some of the most common myths and truths about male infertility. Infertility is a Woman’s Issue: MYTH...

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    Calling All Men…Take Your Game to the Next Level with Hypnosis

    The bulk of my clients are women, not because men don’t need the help, but because most men either don’t feel like they have time to schedule appointments, would rather silently power through their problems than talk to someone about them, or tend to be a bit more skeptical when it comes to the alternative healing arts. Whatever the reason, the end result is the same – men aren’t getting the help they need, which may be why they’re living shorter lives than their female counterparts by almost a decade. It’s Ok to Ask for Help We could get...

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    Bug Bites, Tick Bites, and Bee Stings: What Every Parent Should Know

    It’s that time of year again when the days are longer, weather is warmer, and the kids go outside to play. It’s also the same time of year that bugs, ticks and bees like to share the same outdoor space. Bites and stings can be an unfriendly experience but should not deter you from allowing your children to play outside. It is possible to allow children to play outside without fearing that they will get bit or stung. Being educated on bite and sting prevention, what to look out for, and how to treat it may help put your...

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    A Romantic Getaway at the Inn on First in Napa

    When you think of Napa Valley, what comes to mind? Images of picturesque rolling hills with miles of vineyards, world class restaurants with food and wine to die for, pampering at exquisite spas, luxurious resorts and quaint bed and breakfasts, right? Well, I bet your first thought isn’t that you would find eco-friendly lodging there, or if you did that you would actually want to stay there with all of the tempting alternatives. Think again… In May of 2007 Jim Gunther and Jamie Cherry of San Francisco, CA, took the reins as the new innkeepers of The Inn on...

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    Are You Suffering with Pelvic Pain?

    Every day thousands of women are dealing with chronic pelvic pain. It can be debilitating and difficult to handle on a daily basis. Pelvic pain can occur within the female reproductive organs and also the organs or structures in the surrounding area such as the urinary bladder, bowels, ligaments and muscles. Women who have dealt with any of the following may have pelvic pain.    Pelvic surgery of any kind such as: C/Section, laparoscopy, laparotomy, D&C, LEEP, abortion, hysterectomy    Vaginal childbirth    Amenorrhea (lack of period) Dysmenorrhea (painful periods) Sexual abuse trauma Pelvic Inflammatory Disease (PID) Scar tissue...

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    Does All Disease Start in the Mouth?

    There are certain bugs or bacteria in the mouth that are always associated with periodontal disease. To differentiate the ‘bugs’ in my patients’ mouths as well as to monitor and assess their periodontal health, I screen for infection with the use of a microscope. A sample of plaque from under a patient’s gums is viewed at a magnification of 400x. There is a difference between a healthy sample and non-healthy sample. If the plaque sample is not good, future samples can be viewed to monitor treatment progress. Oil Pulling One of the treatments that I have found efficacious is...

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    An American Revelation: Nutritional Supplements – Not All Are Created Equally

    In the last few weeks, the New York State Attorney General issued cease and desist letters to GNC, Target, Walgreens and Walmart, requiring them to pull store-brand nutritional supplements from their shelves (specifically herbals), based on the results of DNA testing of the ingredients. The products tested included Echinacea, garlic, ginkgo, ginseng, saw palmetto, St. John’s Wort and valerian. Shopping for supplements can be an overwhelming experience. Every grocery store, box store and chain has aisles of supplements, herbs and vitamins overflowing from their shelves. How do you pick what you need? Many people feel comfortable with familiar company...