Athletic Amenorrhea: Women at Risk

    Editor's Note: This post was originally published March 2014 and has recently been updated and revised for accuracy and comprehensiveness.

    It is estimated that up to 45 percent of female athletes in certain sports experience menstrual irregularity, also referred to as Athletic Amenorrhea. Within the last 20 years, our society has witnessed a significant increase in the level of athletic participation by women and as a result, women are more aware of the changes experienced in their menstrual cycle.

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    Leaky Gut: What Is It and How Do I Fix It?

    Strange as it is to think of health problems as responsive to fads, the truth is that their prevalence can ebb and flow in popular media. One condition that’s catching attention these days is leaky gut syndrome. While some doctors are adamant that the diagnosis isn’t real, others insist that it’s the explanation for the health problems suffered by thousands. But what is leaky gut, and how can you tell if you have it? We’ll dig into the details below.

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    High Blood Pressure: 25 Natural Remedies You Can Do at Home

    High Blood Pressure or Hypertension can occur due to many factors like age, family history, poor eating habits, lifestyle etc. Here’s a checklist of 25 home remedies for lowering high blood pressure and keeping it under control.

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    The Ultimate Guide to Fighting Inflammation

    Are you sick of triggering old sports injuries, or feeling like every lousy food choice leaves your stomach crying out in pain? The problem might be chronic inflammation; a confusion in your body where your immune system is over-triggered. If you let this inflammation get out of control, it can put you at risk for dozens of different lifestyle diseases, including diabetes, cancer, and Alzheimer’s.

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    The Best Ways to Stay Active When Living with Osteoporosis

    Exercise is important for good health at any age, but it is especially important for older individuals that have been diagnosed with osteoporosis. Osteoporosis is a disorder of the bones in which the bones become brittle, weak, and easily damaged or broken.  A decrease in the mineralization and strength of the bones over time causes osteoporosis .
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    Blood Sugar 101

    Blood sugar, also known as blood glucose, plays a key role in health, weight loss, performance, disease risk and life itself.  When blood sugar drops too low, we go into a coma and would, eventually, die. Contrastingly, if blood sugar levels stay elevated it can lead to serious health issues. 

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    What Preventative Care Services Are Covered by Medicare?

    We're often asked why preventative care is so essential to our everyday lifestyles. The most important part of preventative health care is that it alleviates the risk of chronic illnesses going unnoticed. According to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention: "Chronic diseases, such as heart disease, cancer, and diabetes, are responsible for 7 of every 10 deaths among Americans each year and account for 75% of the nation’s health spending. These chronic diseases can be largely preventable through close partnership with your healthcare team, or can be detected through appropriate screenings, when treatment works best."

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    Multiple Sclerosis: Physical Therapy & Treatment

    Multiple sclerosis now affects more than 400,000 people in the U.S. and about 2.5 million people around the globe. MS "is an unpredictable, often disabling disease of the central nervous system that disrupts the flow of information within the brain, and between the brain and body," per the National Multiple Sclerosis Society. While the cause of the disease is still unknown, there are measures your patients can take to alleviate and cope with the symptoms of MS.

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    Holistic Treatment for Multiple Sclerosis

    More and more people are suffering from Multiple Sclerosis, commonly referred to as MS. The autoimmune disease that negatively impacts the central nervous system, now affects more than 400,000 people in the United States alone, and about 2.5 million people around the globe. This, of course, is the number of people diagnosed and living with MS. But there are countless people joining online communities across the globe to share their symptoms, in fear of living a life undiagnosed or untreated. But there's a solution that may help fight off the symptoms associated with MS—and it's in the form of holistic nutrition and medicine.

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    The Ice Bucket Challenge: ALS & The Media

    While the ice budget challenge is not new, as it has been around in one form or another during 2013-2014 it as gained national attention very recently and is now primarily linked to raising money for greater awareness, and "research" in the area of ALS [Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis–commonly referred to as Lou Gehrig's Disease]. There has been criticism from a variety of corners citing the possible dangers of dumping ice-cold water over your head, perhaps leading to a Vagal Nerve response, to taking donations away from other charities.

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