A few days ago, I was mindlessly scrolling Facebook and the photo below caught my attention. I stopped scrolling when I saw this group of babies outdoors.
After 30 years of playing golf, I developed some pain in my left shoulder. To be honest, the pain was pretty annoying with a burning sensation. I suspected a heart problem with the shoulder pain because heart disease runs in my family. But after having an MRI, I discovered I had mild osteoarthritis (often called “wear-and-tear”), mild tendinosis (makes sense because one of the symptoms is burning) and mild bursitis.
Now is the time that so many people throw their hands up and say, “Forget it. I will wait until the new year to start healthier habits.” Then, when the new year arrives, those resolutions often don’t stick. Reportedly, research has shown that 91 percent of Americans will not achieve their new year’s resolutions!
It’s that time of year. The weather is changing, cold and flu season is here, people are gearing up for the holidays, and the realization that there are only about two months of 2022 remaining is hitting us all. It can be an overwhelming time, and, for some, it can be a sad (pun intended) time.
Type 2 diabetes is one of the most prevalent and serious health issues in America. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), 37.3 million people in the United States are diabetic and 96 million people (18+) are prediabetic. A person with type 2 diabetes has insulin resistance. Insulin is a hormone made by the pancreas “that acts like a key to let blood sugar into the cells in your body for use as energy,” reports the CDC.
Treatment for autoimmune diseases usually aims to control the activity of the immune system. And this is where cryotherapy comes in since it has been shown to do just that.
2021 is in full swing. Of course, many of us have that very common New Year resolution: lose some weight and get in shape. If you are feeling discouraged because so many gyms across the country are still closed due to COVID-19 restrictions, I have some good news for you. A recent study found evidence which suggests that exercising in cold weather could burn more fat.
You may already know that lyme disease comes from a tick bite. It can cause very uncomfortable symptoms, including fever, headache, fatigue and a skin rash. If left untreated, and it often does because the afflicted may not realize that they were bit by a tick or confuse their symptoms for other conditions, lyme disease can spread to the joints, heart and nervous system.
It is often difficult to separate fact from hype about the benefits of the latest “medical miracle,” and especially when it may be endorsed by celebrities. This is very true for cryotherapy – and specifically whole body cryotherapy (WBC) – which boasts a wide variety of well-known adherents. Many people swear it helps with everything from reducing muscle pain after strenuous workouts, firming sagging skin, losing weight and getting a mood boost.
Research continues to suggest that medical marijuana and CBD are effective in treating chronic pain as well as a variety of other conditions. These include sleep disorders, anxiety, chemotherapy-induced nausea and even seizure disorders. But recent studies suggest that cannabis may actually have the exact opposite effect when it comes to surgical and other acute pain.
Along with perhaps some strange tan lines, you may be noticing another unwanted side effect of regularly wearing your face mask - acne! Cleverly coined “maskne,” you may be experiencing this yourself even if you don’t normally suffer from breakouts. And if you are already prone to breaking out and battling acne, well this certainly doesn’t help!
In a nutshell, contact thermography is a tool that allows us to see what’s going on underneath the skin by detecting differences in temperature between different types of fats. It’s non-invasive, pain-free and utilizes Encapsulated Liquid Crystal plates to locate fat precisely.
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