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Holiday Well Wishes from Dr. Mary

Holiday Well Wishes from Dr. Mary These are the gifts of health and well being I am pleased to offer my patients and their families at special holiday pricing now through December 31, 2017: Massage reg $65/hr Purchased through Dec. 31 $50/hr (includes gift certificates) Nutritional Assessment and Counseling reg $65 initial evaluation and consult for $50 High quality supplements  20% off through Dec 31. Lumbar support pillows reg $27 in pillow-style or mesh-backed variety, 2 for $40 or 1 at regular price – while...

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Breathe… Life Back into Your Ambitions, Desires, Goals and Relationships

Breathe… Life Back into Your Ambitions, Desires, Goals and Relationships A simple fact of life is that there will always be challenges! When confronting these challenges, pause to take a deep breath! Have you ever noticed how an upset child breathes? —short, shallow, irregular breaths. Conversely, when you are in deep sleep, your breath is long and deep. Breathing is an involuntary action but it can also be voluntary. Your emotions often influence your breath, but your breath can also have a strong effect on your emotions. When you breathe in, the diaphragm (a...

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Maintaining a Healthy Liver

Maintaining a Healthy Liver Proper liver health is critical to overall body health and lifestyle plays a major role. Your liver is one of the body’s largest organs, located in the right upper quadrant of your abdomen, just under your ribs. It has four primary functions: The liver filters the blood of impurities, Creates bile for the metabolism of fats and fat soluble vitamins, Detoxifies the body of harmful substances, Regulates hormones including thyroid hormones, epinephrine (adrenaline), estrogen, insulin and...

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Be Injury Free this Spring!

Be Injury Free this Spring! By using some simple steps and common sense procedures, you can more easily avoid common injuries and problems like fractures, sprains, sunburn and blisters.

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Treatment for Plantar Fasciitis

Treatment for Plantar Fasciitis In part one, plantar fasciitis was identified as a painful condition on the bottom of the heel. This article explores treatment options. In any injury always use the RICE mnemonic: Rest, Ice, Compress and Elevate. Plantar fasciitis is a painful, persistent problem that can be prevented/treated by proper personal care and the assistance of a trained professional. Immediate attention will help to prevent the development of bone spurs. Home exercise can be beneficial. Rolling the foot on a golf...

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What Causes Plantar Fasciitis?

What Causes Plantar Fasciitis? In Latin, plantar refers to the weight bearing, ground-striking part of the foot and “itis” means inflammation. Plantar fasciitis is an inflammation of the bottom of the foot. Plantar fasciitis is commonly referred to as policeman’s foot or jogger’s heel. The inflammation is typically characterized by swelling, redness and pain in the bottom of the foot, typically found on the front of the heel bone—the calcaneus. Sometimes plantar fasciitis is called subcalcaneal pain...

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Put Your Best Foot Forward This Ski Season

Put Your Best Foot Forward This Ski Season Do you want optimal performance this ski season? Then, pay attention to your feet! Feet are significant because, to paraphrase an obvious point, “When your feet aren’t happy, ain’t nobody happy.” But beyond the issue of pain, how your feet are supported affects other parts of your body. First in line are your knees. Studies show that collapsed arches can pre-load and predispose the knee, making ACL and meniscal injuries, commonly seen in winter sports, more likely. Lumbar fatigue and...

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