Author: Julie Reil

Stand up for Vein Health!

Have you heard the news? Have you heard the news? Sitting is a major health risk! It’s true: The American Medical Association (AMA) reports that sitting for extended periods of time – like a full day at work – can be so bad for health that, according to Genevieve Healy, PhD of the Research Centre of the University of Queensland in Australia, not even 30 minutes a day at the gym will counteract it. Sitting, some are saying, is the new smoking. Why is it so bad for us? Research shows that too much sedentary activity (or non-activity) causes...

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Elastin & Collagen

Did you know that your skin, your body’s connective tissue, and many of its anchoring structures contain a secret weapon? It’s true! The secret weapon is called elastin. Elastin is a special building block found within the many tissues in our bodies that depend on their ability to flex. These littletalked- about, but very powerful elastin fibres give strength, tone, stretch, and “snap-back” ability to our skin, muscles, ligaments, and tendons. Elastin is one-half of the duo that keeps aging skin looking great (the other half being collagen). Elastin also plays a key role in keeping us moving, ensuring...

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Thyroid Health: What Can You Do?:

You’re feeling sluggish, fuzzy-headed, and lacking in stamina. Your weight is up, your hair is looking thin, and you have trouble staying warm. You’re probably suffering from an underactive thyroid gland, a problem that is especially common in women who are under physical stress and have a family history of thyroid disease. To reverse your symptoms, you may need a prescription medication to normalize the levels of thyroid hormone in your system. Here, unfortunately, is where some of you will interject… “But I’m already taking thyroid medication, and my symptoms aren’t going away!” You’re feeling sluggish, fuzzy-headed, and lacking...

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Solutions for Urinary Incontinence

Don’t suffer in silence! Every day in my clinic, women come to me seeking help for a problem they would rather not talk about. These women can be as young as 30 or as old as 90, but their stories are remarkably similar. With obvious embarrassment, they tell me of dashing from the checkout line to find a bathroom, often leaving the cart behind… or of interrupting a workout to peel off gym clothes that are soaked in more than sweat. I’ve even heard them speak sadly of having to give up travel by air and car, even church...

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