Hydration and Back Pain

There is a spike in summer back pain cases, not only because of activity but also because of hydration. Muscles and organs are not the only ones needing water to maintain a healthy status, our bones do

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Experiencing Shoulder Pain?

Your shoulder has more joint mobility than any other joint in your body. It is made up of 3 bones and is surrounded by muscles and ligaments for support. The rotator cuff is the main stabilizer and is

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Food Allergies Are On The Rise! Do You Have Any?

Are food allergies the reason for your digestive problems? The words “gluten-free” have become commonplace today due to the increasing number of people who have shown sensitivity to this protein that

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NSAIDS AND PAIN

Nonsteroidal anti- inflammatory drugs are used worldwide for pain, fever and inflammation. There are more than 20 varieties and they can be found both over the counter as well as by prescription. Different

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Stop Brain Shrinkage With Better Nutrition

When discussing health, it seems there is always a need to reduce or “shrink” different components when they get out of balance. We need to shrink our waist size when the diet has gotten a little too

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How Do You Sleep?

The average person spends one third of their lives sleeping. What kind of sleeper are you? Do lay on your stomach, side or back? There are advantages and disadvantages to all three positions that we must

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Small But Powerful

If you’re trying to get the most bang for your nutrition buck, the safest bet is usually the produce section. When looking at fruits and vegetables, the number of beneficial nutrients they contain is

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Reducing Breast Cancer Risk Is In Your Control

According to the American Cancer Society, women in the United States have about a one-in-eight chance of developing breast cancer on average. Those with a prominent family history of breast cancer may

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Lateral and Medial Epicondylitis (Tennis and Golfer’s Elbow)

Muscles and bones are connected by tendons. Sudden trauma and activities that cause repetitive motion cause injury to tendons that results in inflammation and pain that can make it difficult to use the

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What is Ice Massage Therapy?

At the Institute for Functional Health we use the therapy modality Ice Massage for injuries that cause swelling, arthritis, and for tendonitis injuries like Plantar Fasciitis or Tennis Elbow. Ice massage

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