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Many people start their day with some level of brain fog. Those who depend on a morning cup of coffee or tea know the feeling of cloudiness that precedes their caffeine consumption--and how much clearer they feel afterward. However, for some people, the feeling of brain fog...

We all know that keeping our bodies hydrated is essential to maintaining good health. As creatures made up of approximately 70% water, humans need to drink water regularly. Good hydration helps with nearly all of our bodily functions, such as: Regulating body temperature Keeping joints lubricated Preventing...

Many of us have experienced burnout without fully understanding what it is and how to move beyond it. Let's face it: the world can be an extremely stressful place to be and we all have stressors that can't be fully avoided or controlled. We feel pushed to...

Every year, the weight-loss industry in the US makes billions of dollars on products and services that range from evidence-based to complete scams that could be detrimental to your health. [caption id="attachment_18859" align="alignnone" width="740"] Photo by Arek Adeoye on Unsplash[/caption] Where to begin?! It can be confusing and...

For those who have experienced chronic migraines, even typing the word “migraines” feels like fingernails on a chalkboard. You never forget these sensations: the excruciating pain throbbing from deep inside your head. The fatigue, nausea, vomiting. Waiting it out in the quiet darkness of your...

With the rise of COVID-19, most of us have wondered, “How can I boost my immune system?” And, as if COVID-19 weren’t enough, now we’re heading into cold and flu season—and our bodies are already stressed after months of weathering a pandemic. So it’s an excellent time...

Imagine you’re an early human in ancient times, sitting around a bonfire next to a river, grilling meat with the family. The sun is setting and it’s quiet. Suddenly, an ancient alligator comes flying out of the river on the attack! What happens in your body? First, you...

Ligament Damage Ligaments attach bone to bone. Although ligaments are strong and rigid by nature, strains and sudden forces can cause them to rupture and tear. Ligament damage is caused when the fibers become torn, and the severity depends on the extent to which they have...

Failed Back Syndrome Failed back syndrome (FBS), also called “failed back surgery syndrome”, refers to chronic back and/or leg pain that occurs after back (spinal) surgery, usually after laminectomy. It is characterized as a chronic pain syndrome. Multiple factors can contribute to the onset or development...

Spondylolisthesis Spondylolisthesis is a relatively common condition (up to 6% of people have it) affecting the low back. It occurs when one of your vertebrae slides forward on the vertebra below. You lose the normal alignment of the spinal column because you’ve lost the integrity of...

Myofascitis Myofascitis is a painful condition that affects the muscles and the sheath of the tissue, called fascia. Fascia is soft stretchy connective tissue that acts like a saran wrap covering over muscle fibers, major muscle groups and organs. This pain syndrome causes chronic pain in...