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The Role of Omega-3's in Maternal Health and Breastfeeding

by Dr. Kim Selir on 09/04/2015

Category: Maternal Health

This month's topic focuses on the wonderful process of creating a new life – pregnancy. While it can be a time of major physical and emotional changes, every healthy parent would agree that it is one of the most rewarding experiences in life. It is our goal to assist every mother in creating the ideal environment for her developing child. One of the most important and overlooked nutrients in this process is Omega-3 fish oil. The main reason we encourage everyone to become...

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How is your posture?

by Dr. Kim Selir on 08/28/2015

Category: Posture

How are your activity levels affected by poor posture? Even though you can pull a muscle with doing a bicep curl, improper posture while working out can add injury, aches and pain following exercise.

Sore back muscles and poor posture can lead to muscle pulls and tears that can keep you inactive for months. It's important to stretch with proper body mechanics and utilize gentle mobility methods that effectively reinforce muscles and sooth sore muscles for injury...

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Is Your Backpack too heavy?

by Dr. Kim Selir on 08/13/2015

Category: Back to School

Avoid Pain, Strain and Loss of Energy from Backpack Use

Common Signs of Backpack Being too Heavy:

1. Frequent change in posture while carrying the backpack.

2. Excessive leaning forward.

3. Struggling to put the backpack on both shoulders.

4. Pain in any area while wearing the backpack.

5. Tingling or numbness especially in the arms or hands.

6. Red marks on the skin from straps.

7. Change in the...

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Cancer Research

by Dr. Kim Selir on 08/07/2015

Category: Cancer prevention

Dr. Dean Ornish shares with us:

Men with prostate cancer made 3 months of major lifestyle changes, including eating a diet rich in fruits and vegetables, moderate exercise such as walking for half an hour a day, and an hour of stress reduction including breathing, meditation and imagery.

As expected, they lost weight, lowered their blood pressure and saw other health improvements.  But the researchers found more profound changes when they compared prostate...

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Back to School

by Dr. Kim Selir on 07/31/2015

Category: Back to School

Back to school is a great time to take a step back and think about our children and wellness. Children, along with adults, need balance in their lives. Wellness is a balance of physical, mental, emotional, family, spiritual, social, financial, and student/career.

Asking questions to ourselves can help our children in achieving this balance. How much movement is my child getting everyday? Do we have daily quiet time together to talk and listen (electronic-free time), even if...

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