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Three Facials You Don’t Want to Live Without

facialThere’s nothing quite as relaxing as a pampering session, and it’s even better when that pampering session helps rejuvenate your skin so you emerge looking and feeling a few years younger. A facial is one such way to achieve this type of skin care. From exfoliation and steaming to pore cleansing and extractions, you’ll be blown away by how dramatically a tranquil facial can improve your skin’s health and radiance. The following three types of facials in particular are the ones you can’t miss.

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Skin Rejuvenation Basics, Part 2: Wrinkles and Texture

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Another component of rejuvenation that should be addressed is Texture. Sun exposure, acne, or aging can leave your skin texture uneven, wrinkled, or scarred. Which, can be improved by toxins, chemical peels, lasers, topicals, microdermabrasion and/or micro-needling. Botulinum toxins such as Botox, Dysport, and Xeomin reduce fine lines on the face by weakening the muscles. Injections of botulinum toxin blocks muscular nerve signals, which then weakens the muscle so it can’t contract that causes fine lines. The end result is diminished unwanted facial wrinkles. Continue reading “Skin Rejuvenation Basics, Part 2: Wrinkles and Texture” »

Customized Drops for Your Worst Environmental Allergies

19238500 - a blonde model in a field of flowers with allergiesEnvironmental allergies can cause severe interruptions in your daily life. Going for a walk, riding with the windows down, and even leaving the house at all can lead to swollen and itchy eyes and a stuffy, runny nose. It’s a miserable feeling, especially when all you want to do is shut yourself inside a HEPA-filtered box. Aside from the basic discomfort, allergies can become so distracting that they impact your performance at work, your ability to enjoy social situations, and your energy to exercise and stay healthy. Continue reading “Customized Drops for Your Worst Environmental Allergies” »

Skin Rejuvenation Basics, Part 1: Aging and Volume Loss

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Rejuvenation can be achieved by addressing three components. The first is Volume which can be achieved with different types of fillers, fat transplant, and/or surgery. The second is Texture. Texture can be improved by toxins, chemical peels, lasers, topicals, microdermabrasion and/or micro-needling. Lastly is skin Tone. Procedures to help with tone and color are chemical peels, cryotherapy, lasers, topicals and intense pulse light (IPL).

Today we are going to review ways to decrease or increase Volume. Volume can be decreased beneath the chin with using Kybella. Kybella is a synthetic deoxycholic acid a naturally occurring molecule in the body that aids in the breakdown and absorption of dietary fat. When injected into the fat under the chin it destroys fat cells decreasing the fullness under the chin. Once these fat cells are destroyed, they can no longer store or accumulate fat, so further treatment is not expected once you reach your desired effect, which can take one to six treatments. Other ways to reduce volume throughout the body is diet, cool sculpting, liposuction, etc. As we age we naturally lose fat in some areas and gain in others. Continue reading “Skin Rejuvenation Basics, Part 1: Aging and Volume Loss” »

Do You Have a Food Sensitivity?

40347296 - man suffering from stomach ache because he has diarrheaFood isn’t what it used to be. Even just 100 years ago, the food system was more localized and crops could only be grown if nature allowed it. Americans ate by the seasons and accepted fruits and vegetables with all of their imperfections. Today, on the other hand, science and technology have become so advanced that food can be created above and beyond the limitations of nature. Preservatives, GMOs, additives, and many other things could be causing your body to reject some of the food you eat. This is known as a food sensitivity, and it’s important to understand how a simple sensitivity can impact your health. Continue reading “Do You Have a Food Sensitivity?” »

Three Transformative Uses of Acupuncture

40882621 - acupuncture therapy on auricle, horizontal very close up photoThe thought of needles usually sends people running for the door with images of blood being drawn and shots being administered. Acupuncture, a therapeutic art handed down from ancient Chinese medicine, changes all of that by offering incredible health benefits without any of the pain typically associated with needles.

A Quick Introduction to Acupuncture

Traditional acupuncture is founded on the belief that energy flows through the body in channels, and when that energy goes off track or becomes blocked, pain and illness form as a result. In today’s Western medical applications, it is believed that acupuncture’s tiny needles stimulate sensory nerves under the skin and in the muscles, effectively producing endorphins and other natural substances that help the body feel better and heal. Continue reading “Three Transformative Uses of Acupuncture” »

What is the Cupping Therapy Trending Since the Olympics

39653874 - young female lying on front receiving cupping treatment on backIf you watched even a small portion of the 2016 Rio Olympics, then you most likely heard talk of cupping therapy. Gold medal swimmer Michael Phelps brought cupping therapy to the forefront when he arrived to the Olympic Games with purple circular marks on his skin. It only took a few minutes for the entire Twitter and Facebook world to spark up discussions about the marks, and we now have the answers. Continue reading “What is the Cupping Therapy Trending Since the Olympics” »

Fight Obesity with Optifast

optifastLosing weight is no easy task, especially if you are attempting to do it all on your own. Sometimes the best solution is to turn to an expert who can guide you through the weight loss process, provide you will all of the tools you need, and give you reliable support along the way.

Optifast is the perfect solution. It is a medically supervised weight management program that includes meal replacement shakes, lifestyle education, counseling, and personalized support as you make your way through your weight loss journey.

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Trust Your Health with a Doctor of Integrative Medicine

beavenFor many years, the use of surgery and synthetic drugs was known simply as “medicine” in the Western world, but today, patients have discovered alternative treatments that are often less invasive and cheaper than conventional medicine.

Integrative medicine, for instance, accounts for the body, mind, and spirit in order to identify the best therapies for healing. Doctors of integrative medicine are known for using natural, effective, and less invasive interventions whenever possible, and conventional medicine when needed, while also promoting health and prevention of illness. These doctors recognize that strong medicine is based in science and constantly evolving inquiry to better understand the human body and mind.

Patients who seek integrative medicine will find that lifestyle changes, smart diet decisions, natural herbs and vitamins, acupuncture, and other safe and preventative measures form the foundation of health, while a strategic blend of conventional and alternative treatments work to tackle specific health issues. Overall, integrative medicine treats the whole person, not just the disease, which has helped it soar to popularity in recent years. Continue reading “Trust Your Health with a Doctor of Integrative Medicine” »

Four Things You Should Know about Food Allergies

food allergies2Do you suffer from food allergies? If you do, you are definitely not alone. Millions of Americans, including as many as 1 in 13 children, struggle with food allergies on a daily basis. A food allergy is defined as an unpleasant and dangerous immune system reaction after eating a certain food. Though some are temporary, others last for life. Even if you don’t personally have a food allergy, a friend, family member, or even your own child could have one, so it’s important to understand these four things about food allergies.

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