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    6 Ways to Improve Memory 6 Ways to Improve Memory

    05 Jul , 2020

    In addition to helping us learn new things, memory helps us interact with others, understand our emotions and make greater sense of events in our lives. Without it, we wouldn’t be able to function in daily life. Still, there are many factors that cause people to become more forgetful. Sometimes, this includes lifestyle choices like diet and exercise. Other times, hereditary illness, injury or age threaten our ability to remember... In addition to helping us learn new things, memory helps us interact with others, understand our emotions and make greater sense of events in our lives. Without it, we wouldn’t be able to function in daily life. Still, there are many factors that cause people to become more forgetful. Sometimes, this includes lifestyle choices like diet and exercise. Other times, hereditary illness, injury or age threaten our ability to remember...

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    What are Signs of Acid Reflux? What are Signs of Acid Reflux?

    01 Jul , 2020

    If you’ve ever experienced a painful, burning sensation in your throat or chest, you might be familiar with the uncomfortable symptoms of acid reflux, also referred to as heartburn.  This article will outline what acid reflux is, its symptoms, risk factors for developing it and treatment options.  What is acid reflux? Acid reflux occurs when stomach acid and other contents in the stomach travel up into the esophagus through an... If you’ve ever experienced a painful, burning sensation in your throat or chest, you might be familiar with the uncomfortable symptoms of acid reflux, also referred to as heartburn.  This article will outline what acid reflux is, its symptoms, risk factors for developing it and treatment options.  What is acid reflux? Acid reflux occurs when stomach acid and other contents in the stomach travel up into the esophagus through an...

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    Product Spotlight: Physician’s Choice Collagen Collection Product Spotlight: Physician’s Choice Collagen Collection

    25 Jun , 2020

    Collagen is found in your skin, muscle, nails, hair, joints and even your bones. Your body makes its own collagen by breaking down the proteins you consume from food into amino acids.   However, as your body ages, it loses some of its ability to break down the protein from your diet and create collagen on its own. As your body loses collagen over time, we see the effects of aging... Collagen is found in your skin, muscle, nails, hair, joints and even your bones. Your body makes its own collagen by breaking down the proteins you consume from food into amino acids.   However, as your body ages, it loses some of its ability to break down the protein from your diet and create collagen on its own. As your body loses collagen over time, we see the effects of aging...

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    Can You Work Out While Intermittent Fasting? Can You Work Out While Intermittent Fasting?

    21 Jun , 2020

    If weight loss was easy nearly two out of every three American adults probably wouldn’t be overweight or obese. Clearly, weight loss is a challenge for many. Intermittent fasting has been getting a lot of attention as an approach to losing weight and achieving health. For some people, it works because it’s simpler than counting calories. So what exactly is intermittent fasting?  What is intermittent fasting? Although many people choose... If weight loss was easy nearly two out of every three American adults probably wouldn’t be overweight or obese. Clearly, weight loss is a challenge for many. Intermittent fasting has been getting a lot of attention as an approach to losing weight and achieving health. For some people, it works because it’s simpler than counting calories. So what exactly is intermittent fasting?  What is intermittent fasting? Although many people choose...

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    Product Spotlight: Physician’s Choice Probiotic Collection Product Spotlight: Physician’s Choice Probiotic Collection

    19 Jun , 2020

    Our bodies are made up of hundreds of different microorganisms that help keep our immune system functioning and our digestive system thriving. Unlike harmful bacteria that can make us sick, probiotics are live microorganisms or “friendly” bacteria that live in our digestive tract (1). Since diet and other factors can deplete healthy bacteria in the body, probiotics are essential for keeping things functioning properly and staying healthy. Studies show probiotics can... Our bodies are made up of hundreds of different microorganisms that help keep our immune system functioning and our digestive system thriving. Unlike harmful bacteria that can make us sick, probiotics are live microorganisms or “friendly” bacteria that live in our digestive tract (1). Since diet and other factors can deplete healthy bacteria in the body, probiotics are essential for keeping things functioning properly and staying healthy. Studies show probiotics can...

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    What Is Body Fat and How Do You Measure It? What Is Body Fat and How Do You Measure It?

    17 Jun , 2020

    Dr. Amanda Anderson, PT, DPT, MS. - Contributing Writer, Physician’s Choice The dreaded word: FAT. Is it really as bad as everyone makes it seem? Your body fat percentage is defined as the amount of fat in your body compared to your other tissues, including organs, muscles, bones, tendons and water weight. We need a healthy body fat percentage for optimal health benefits, but as with anything, too much of... Dr. Amanda Anderson, PT, DPT, MS. - Contributing Writer, Physician’s Choice The dreaded word: FAT. Is it really as bad as everyone makes it seem? Your body fat percentage is defined as the amount of fat in your body compared to your other tissues, including organs, muscles, bones, tendons and water weight. We need a healthy body fat percentage for optimal health benefits, but as with anything, too much of...

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    6 Natural Ways to Lower Blood Pressure 6 Natural Ways to Lower Blood Pressure

    13 Jun , 2020

    Perhaps you were one of the lucky ones who had an indication something was wrong and you were able to get to the hospital on time. Or maybe you were surprised on a routine visit when your doctor said your blood pressure was high. Either way, it can be startling to think about the consequences of a sudden heart attack or stroke which are more likely to occur as your... Perhaps you were one of the lucky ones who had an indication something was wrong and you were able to get to the hospital on time. Or maybe you were surprised on a routine visit when your doctor said your blood pressure was high. Either way, it can be startling to think about the consequences of a sudden heart attack or stroke which are more likely to occur as your...

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    How Many Calories Are You Burning on Your Social Distancing Walks? How Many Calories Are You Burning on Your Social Distancing Walks?

    05 Jun , 2020

    Shelter-in-place orders and social distancing have resulted in new challenges for maintaining fitness. As much as 47 percent of women and 55 percent of men have reported quarantine weight gain (1) and 55 percent of Americans claim that the lockdown has affected their mental health (2). Access to gyms, parks and pools has been restricted, and social distancing limits the number of team sports and group exercise that can be... Shelter-in-place orders and social distancing have resulted in new challenges for maintaining fitness. As much as 47 percent of women and 55 percent of men have reported quarantine weight gain (1) and 55 percent of Americans claim that the lockdown has affected their mental health (2). Access to gyms, parks and pools has been restricted, and social distancing limits the number of team sports and group exercise that can be...

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    The Stages of Sleep and How to Get a Good Night’s Rest The Stages of Sleep and How to Get a Good Night’s Rest

    22 May , 2020

    Most of us know how important it is to get a good night’s sleep for our overall health and well-being. Research has linked insufficient sleep to a greater risk of a number of chronic health conditions, from diabetes and heart disease to impaired cognitive function (1, 2, 3).  But most of us have also had the experience of sleeping for 7-9 hours as recommended, and still waking up feeling unrefreshed.... Most of us know how important it is to get a good night’s sleep for our overall health and well-being. Research has linked insufficient sleep to a greater risk of a number of chronic health conditions, from diabetes and heart disease to impaired cognitive function (1, 2, 3).  But most of us have also had the experience of sleeping for 7-9 hours as recommended, and still waking up feeling unrefreshed....

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    How to Keep Your Brain Healthy and Young How to Keep Your Brain Healthy and Young

    20 May , 2020

    The brain is the control center of the nervous system. Every sensation, emotion and movement, both voluntary and involuntary, involves the brain. Though it is only two percent of the body by weight, the brain uses 15 to 20 percent of cardiac output so that it has enough oxygen to function properly. Brain health, therefore, is closely related to the supply of blood to the brain. To maintain a healthy... The brain is the control center of the nervous system. Every sensation, emotion and movement, both voluntary and involuntary, involves the brain. Though it is only two percent of the body by weight, the brain uses 15 to 20 percent of cardiac output so that it has enough oxygen to function properly. Brain health, therefore, is closely related to the supply of blood to the brain. To maintain a healthy...

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    How Probiotics Can Help with Weight Loss How Probiotics Can Help with Weight Loss

    16 May , 2020

    Most people think of gut health when they think of probiotics. Yet probiotics have been associated with a wide range of other health benefits, including the potential to help people lose weight. But how does this work? What are less understood mechanisms of probiotics, and how they may be the missing link to your weight loss journey? What are Probiotics? Probiotics are a type of live bacteria that reside in... Most people think of gut health when they think of probiotics. Yet probiotics have been associated with a wide range of other health benefits, including the potential to help people lose weight. But how does this work? What are less understood mechanisms of probiotics, and how they may be the missing link to your weight loss journey? What are Probiotics? Probiotics are a type of live bacteria that reside in...

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    What is a Prebiotic vs. Probiotic? What is a Prebiotic vs. Probiotic?

    13 May , 2020

    The terms “prebiotics” and “probiotics” have become fairly common in the healthcare world over the past few years. You’ve likely seen them advertised in the media as well as in supermarkets and on drugstore shelves. Yet there is understandably some confusion about what exactly they are, what they do and how you can get them.  What are Pre and Probiotics? Probiotics are the more widely talked about of the two,... The terms “prebiotics” and “probiotics” have become fairly common in the healthcare world over the past few years. You’ve likely seen them advertised in the media as well as in supermarkets and on drugstore shelves. Yet there is understandably some confusion about what exactly they are, what they do and how you can get them.  What are Pre and Probiotics? Probiotics are the more widely talked about of the two,...

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