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  February is officially American Heart Month! Beside it clearly being part of a conspiracy to increase heart-shaped candy company sales (Kidding! But did you see that sweet hearts will be unavailable this year!?), American Heart Month is a time for us to bring more awareness to heart health. Heart disease is the #1 cause of… Read more »

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  We’ve all been there: New year’s is the most popular time, but some of us make lofty resolutions and self-improvement goals throughout the year: “I am going to start working out regularly this year.” “Next year I will meditate every single day.” “After I eat this pie, I am off of sugar.” But as… Read more »

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My wife and I welcomed our first daughter to the world during my 2nd semester of acupuncture school. Not the greatest timing given how much I was giving (mentally and financially) to my education at the time, but we decided to start trying to conceive expecting it to take some time… apparently we are among… Read more »

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  Chronic fatigue syndrome (CFS) is a debilitating condition that many people have to live with. It affects as many as 2.5 million Americans, and typically manifests around the age of 33. It is characterized by extreme unexplainable fatigue that does not ease even with rest. CFS is a disorder that has both profound physical… Read more »

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For most people, some added sugar in the diet is fine and will not cause short or long term health issues. In small quantities, the body has several mechanisms for using sugar effectively and disposing of the excess. However, the problem that most of us face is the realization that “some” is not a whole… Read more »

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October is Mental Health Month at Balance Wellness! I am particularly excited to focus on this topic for a few reasons: 1. Mental health/illness is not talked about as much as it should be given how many people it affects (see #2) 2. Depression is the #1 cause of disability worldwide… seriously 3. I have… Read more »

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All things considered, this is a great time to be alive. Global life expectancy has more than doubled since 1900 and we are far less likely to die from injuries or major diseases. Vaccines have eradicated the most common infectious diseases and advances in surgery and pharmaceuticals have restored quality of life to many who would… Read more »

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We are not sleeping very well these days. A lot of us are overworked, stressed and taking part in activities throughout the day that are making it harder for us to get a good night’s sleep. We try to fight through the sleepiness with caffeine and “catching up” on the weekends, both of which actually… Read more »