For those of you with activated seasonal allergies, see “Healthy Living Tips: sinus treatment” for an EASY way to treat and/or prevent sinus infections. Keep in mind that your allergies are probably triggering other inflammation in your body. It may be why you are feeling achier, stiffer, generally less robust. While it takes some discipline to get started, the pay-off of doing this sinus rinse treatment is worth it!
On January 17th, 2012, Mary Jo Fishburn will be providing the first in a monthly series of informal talks in our office. Light snacks will be provided. The first topic will be about what she learned in Phoenix about GI health, entitled: Calming Pain due to Gut on Fire.
Please contact us if you plan to attend.
We hope to see you there!
Our practice will be represented at the Baltimore County Commission on Aging’s Senior Expo on 10/5/11 and 10/6/11. We are located in Booth 31, in the “Cow Palace” at the Timonium State Fairgrounds. Hope to see you there! Go to www.babyboomerexpoonline.com for further details.
What do you want to learn about your health?
We are a resource for enhanced understanding of your health issues. We offer a seminar series to learn more about:
- Calming the Fire Within: Strategies to reduce inflammation
- Finding balance and movement — the way you like it:
- Unveiling the Metabolic Principles of Fat
- The Power of Choice: Make the Changes That Last
- Pain: Your Brain’s Response to Threat
- Why am I so tired? What Affects Vitality
We’ll be posting a schedule soon of upcoming seminars – check the calendar for more information.
What would you like to explore?
Many people are not aware that sweating causes loss of salts as well as water. It is essential that BOTH are replaced in order to avoid heat exhaustion and even death. Consider how much you are sweating, and drink ahead of your thirst. Usually, in hot conditions, by the time you are thirsty, you are already dehydrated. Here is a simple, tasty, homemade recipe for a healthy “gatorade” type beverage that will meet this need:
½ Gallon water
¼ cup white grape juice concentrate OR 1 cup reconstituted white grape juice
the juice of 2 lemons
¼ -½ tsp. Sea salt
(drink should be pleasantly salty)
Drink this at full strength, or diluted with water or ice.
In April, 2011, the American Society of Bariatric Physicians (ASBP) Conference was held in Baltimore, and Nadine Oswald had the pleasure of attending. This dedicated organization considers traditional and integrative strategies to optimize ideal weight. While diet and exercise are important components, the ASBP also recognizes the role of underlying metabolic issues. The conferences they hold offer broad information, including the subtleties of nutrition and the importance of balancing hormones. To learn more about weight management, please see our education page.
Food allergies and/or intolerances are hidden sources of conflict in the body, triggering inflammation that shows up in many ways. See “Food Intolerance”, a sub-tab under “Education” on this website, for further details.
Trigger points are activating and activated tender areas in muscles that are not balanced in the motor aspect of body function. When needled, they can release muscle spasm and ease pain, and can be a valuable addition to the manual work. Trigger points can be released with dry needling and/or injections. Injections have been a part of this practice.
New considerations in client assessment include concepts unique to “Functional Medicine:” In order to better understand and improve muscle health, we are giving greater attention to nutrition, gut function and health, sugar metabolism, and hormone, immune, and neurotransmitter (brain function) balance. The interplay of these chemical messengers in our body has vast impact on how well we feel and function.