Fall brings with its fair share of sniffles. Kids back to school running around and sharing their fair share of germs. This is the time of year that more people call in sick or seek help from their doctor to get on the mend. Natural therapies have their place in truncating the effects of a cold by helping the body to heal itself.
Hunkering down on keeping your diet clean is always the best bet for a good immune system. Keep your plate full of veggies and fruit. A well balanced diet provides the natural vitamins and minerals our engines need to keep going. Excessive sugar can reduce immune function, even if it comes from natural sources like fruit juices and honey. Read More
Expressing daily gratitude has been scientifically proven to improve health. Taking time to be thankful can reduce aches and pains, improve happiness and can enhance empathy, to name a few benefits. Have you added this practice of appreciating the little things into your daily life? Read More
A great tool in my clinic for deciphering what is occurring in the shoulder region is a Musculoskeletal Ultrasound. Ultrasound works by using sound waves to produce images of muscles, tendons and ligaments. Ultrasound can show sprains, strains and tears in the soft tissue. Read More
Some of you may know that I have two young rippers on the mountain. It brings me such joy seeing them improve over the years. Not only two years ago, my youngest son was tethered to a harness. Now he is seeking his own tracks along the little tree runs. As their skiing ability trajectory is only up, I strive to keep up and often fail at doing so. Whether it is my own skill or the aches and pains in my own body that prevent me from keeping up with my kids, I often have to succumb and let them win our races.
This presents me with the question of how to slow down the aging process to have some hope in skiing alongside the younger generation. Read More
Regenerate with PRP (Platelet Rich Plasma). Some injuries only heal so far on their own. This is where PRP comes into play. Injecting your own blood right at the site of injury creates a whole cascade of healing. Platelets are rich in growth factors and localizing the platelets to damaged tissue accelerates their repair. PRP should be considered in injuries that have not healed on their own or in degenerative osteoarthritis. Read More
One of the tenants of Naturopathic medicine is to appreciate the innate healing power of nature. My hope is always that there is a healthy cycle of Play. Injury. Repair. Repeat. As will it be with our forests, wild fires will die down and snow will begin to fall. Not too long now will we be breathing fresh crisp winter air along the runs of Apex. Read More
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How’d that preseason training go for you? Are you feeling it after a good day on the hill? Albeit this is early season and your ski legs might not be here yet, you will benefit from some of these tips to keep agile throughout the season & even own the last run of the day. Read More
You get injured. On the ice. On the slopes. In the gym. You reach in the medicine cabinet for an NSAID to stop the pain. Let’s rewire this thought process. Instead open the fridge door.
Let’s look at some of the best foods to heal an injury. Getting you back in the game quicker. Read More