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Joint Knowledge: SLAP Tears

You may have heard about an injury known as a SLAP tear. This is an injury to the shoulder joint. The acronym SLAP stands for superior labrum anterior posterior. Let’s break this down to understand precisely what it means, and then we’ll look at symptoms, causes, treatment, and prevention of SLAP tears.   What is […]

Joint Knowledge: Stabilizing Muscles

Stabilizing muscles are very important but often overlooked, muscles that support posture and alignment and generally keep us upright. Stabilizing muscles are important not because they make us look good—we have other muscles for that (think: abs, biceps, etc.). Rather, stabilizing muscles hold the body together and help prevent muscular and skeletal injuries.   The […]

Foods High in Histamine

Histamine is a natural chemical found in many foods and produced throughout the body. Our bodies use histamine to initiate an immune response. Histamine also has other roles in the body. Histamine in food doesn’t normally produce an immune response, but…   How Does the Body Process Histamine in Food? Histamine is highly regulated in […]

Joint Knowledge: Golfer’s Elbow

Golfer’s elbow (clinically called medial epicondylitis) is an injury to the elbow joint tendons. Golfer’s elbow is similar to tennis elbow, but it affects a different part of the elbow. Tennis elbow is an injury on the outside of the elbow. Golfer’s elbow, on the other hand, is an injury on the inside of the […]

4 Nutrients That Support Healthy Hair

Do you want hydrated, voluminous hair? Read on! Today, we’re going to discuss nutrients that can help you maintain healthy hair from the inside out.   Vitamin A Vitamin A is a necessary micronutrient that plays a role in many bodily functions, such as boosting your immune system. Vitamin A also plays a role in […]

What Affects Cholesterol More: Diet or Exercise?

If you’re worried about high cholesterol, you may be wondering, “How can I lower my cholesterol level? Where do I even begin?” Not to worry! While high cholesterol can be scary, lowering your cholesterol can also be relatively straightforward. The secret is diet and exercise. While simple, in theory, implementing a diet and exercise regimen […]

Why Do I Have Acne?

Many people experience bouts of acne during adolescence. However, adults can have acne that is just as frustrating! What’s worse – it can be hard to treat. Over-the-counter creams and face wash products are effective for some people, but not everyone. Prescription treatments have better results but often come with serious side effects. So, what […]

Joint Knowledge: Dislocations and Subluxations

Dislocations happen commonly in ball-and-socket joints. These joints move freely in nearly any direction. The shoulder and hip are the primary ball-and-socket joints in the human body. However, this freedom of movement also leaves them prone to dislocation and subluxation injuries. This happens when the “ball” slips out of place and loses its connection with […]

Hype or Healthy: The “Fat-Burning Zone”

You may have heard about the “fat-burning zone,” which is the optimal heart rate to achieve while exercising to lose weight. Sustaining this peak heart rate during aerobic exercise can help you to lose weight faster and more efficiently than other forms of exercise. For this reason, some newer treadmills and ellipticals may indicate a […]

5 Ways Zinc Can Support Your Overall Health

Zinc is a naturally occurring mineral and an essential nutrient for humans.   Without adequate zinc daily, we can experience issues in our general health and wellness. In today’s post, we recap five major systems of the body that zinc plays a role in and what might occur if we don’t consume enough!   Immune System […]

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