Importance of Sleep

Did you know, that if humans don’t get enough sleep each night then they are prone to increased rates of depression, increased risk of stroke/heart disease, and lowered cognitive function? If you would like to sleep better to improve your overall health, have you ever tried sleep hygiene? Here are

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What Do You Choose… Self Neglect or Self Compassion

“Handle everything you encounter with the mind of a parent.” – Dogen​​​How do you talk to your body? “I hate my painful knee!”…“I love my painful knee!” or do you ignore it?​​​You have a choice between hate, neglect or love, compassion. Think about how you respond to crying baby. If

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Prostate Health and Pelvic Congestion

The prostate is a gland behind the bladder and in front of the rectum inside a physiological male’s body. This gland secretes fluid to protect and maintain the health of sperm.  ​Common symptoms associated with impaired prostate health (such as enlarged prostate, prostatitis, and prostate cancer) are:​​🧔🏻Erectile dysfunction​​🧔🏼Urine retention which

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Trust Your Ruler… The Nervous System!

Your nervous system is the ruler of everything in your body. It determines sleep, hunger, hormones, heart beats, and movement. The ruler operates optimally when it feels safe, however, we live in a world of decreased safety everywhere we turn… especially right now. If at any point the ruler feels

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Critical Thinking Skills and Lipedema

We’ve been having an ongoing conversation in the clinic about critical thinking and sometimes it feels a little daunting. We are currently living in a world where we have the highest amount of information (both real and fake) that is easily accessible and yet, it is getting harder and harder

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Let’s Talk About Plantar Fasciitis.

Many people have it, however, the overall management of plantar fasciitis seems to lack creativity from a medical standpoint. I always like to tell patients to “show some love” to their feet… rub them, move them, let them breathe outside of socks and shoes, and ground them in the grass.

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Arthritis

We’ve been having a lot of conversation in the clinic about general arthritis. It seems to be on everyone’s imaging and yet, medical providers seem to want to blame that general arthritis for any type of joint pain. So why does arthritis get such a bad wrap? Arthritis, by definition,

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6 Steps to Manage Swelling

Here are the top 6 techniques that we suggest to manage swelling… no matter if it is due to lymphedema, lipedema, surgery, or autoimmune issues. Hydration (this seems to be a common trend in our clinical guidelines) Compression (this can be custom garments, over the counter garments, external devices) Nutrition

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Pursuing Peace and Understanding Your Poop

My partner and I enjoy having deeper conversations and over the weekend he brought up a really interesting concept. The other day, he was listening to a podcast and the guest was talking about how we shouldn’t try to pursue happiness but we should try to pursue peace. At first,

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Self-Compassion and Shoulder Pain

I hope this finds you happy and healthy. And if you aren’t… that’s ok. As you can see, this newsletter usually is sent to your inbox Monday morning before 9 AM. Well, yesterday was not going to happen for me. At first, I felt disappointed in myself that I just

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