Food sensitivities affect approximately 3 million Americans every year, afflicting these individuals with everything from bloating, to gas, to nausea, to diarrhea, and more. Differing from food allergies, food sensitivities are never fatal and usually take a few days to present themselves.Read More
In order to function at our max capacities, humans require a number of different minerals. One of the most important of these minerals is magnesium—a mineral that aids in several different body functions and is vital to human health.Read More
As human beings, we require certain amounts of vitamins and nutrients on a daily basis. Failure to consume these vitamins and nutrients in adequate numbers can have some truly dyer effects, negatively impacting both our physical and mental health. In other words, meeting our daily nutritional needs is vastly important.Read More
When it comes to osteopathic medicine, there are a number of different treatments available. One of the most popular osteopathic treatments is acupuncture, a treatment developed by the Chinese approximately 5,000 years ago.
This particular treatment involves placing thin needles into the patient’s body, resulting in the stimulation of specific muscles and the release of specific body chemicals. By stimulating these muscles and releasing these chemicals, acupuncture offers the body and mind a number of benefits.Read More
By now, you may have heard the term SIBO, or small intestinal bacterial overgrowth. It was thought to be an uncommon occurrence, but it has currently become more widely recognized by the medical field, especially in functional medicine and alternative health practices.Read More
Over time, as it’s exposed to the cumbersome environment that surrounds it, the human body becomes filled with toxins. Unfortunately, these toxins have substantial negative effects on the body. While the body tries its best to force them out on its own through the liver, it often has a difficult time keeping up.
For this reason, it’s sometimes helpful for us to undergo a detox, a process wherein one forces the toxins out of his or her body through concerted efforts. Curious as to how a detox in Chicago could benefit you? Read on to find out!Read More
I’m sure you’ve heard that stress can make you sick and affect your overall health, but do you ever wonder exactly how that happens? One of the main ways is that it affects our gut and our ability to digest nutrients from our foods.
Digestion, when all goes well, is basically the breaking down of food into important nutrients that is absorbed and used by the body. Our bodies use these nutrients to support immune function, to detoxify and eliminate toxins from the body, and to provide energy for daily life.
Acupuncture has been around for thousands of years. While it’s still commonly performed in its traditional form, individuals have altered it throughout the years to accommodate and treat different medical conditions. Acupuncture has been shown to work thru various means that western science has proven. These are up regulating endogenous opioids (pain relievers: enkephalin, beta-endorphin, endomorphin and dynorphin) and down regulating substance P (a pain chemical), reducing local inflammation by inhibition of pro-inflammatory cytokines, increase nitric oxide and local blood flow.Read More
In order to maintain our health, we need to consume a wide variety of vitamins on a regular basis. One vitamin that we must consume, but often forget, is the B Vitamin.
There are a number of different B Vitamins that we need, all of which, when combined, contribute to proper cell health. However, this is not all that these vitamins do. In fact, each B Vitamin serves its own particular function in the human body.Read More
It seems as though it’s pretty common knowledge these days is that one of the most important aspects of very good health is to get your cholesterol level down.
Not only is it recommended to get your level down but the lower the better…whether you hear it from your doctor or you see one of the bazillion commercials on TV introducing the next best statin the message is clear, low cholesterol is good for you! But is it really? And is there such a thing as too low?Read More