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Soccer CTE

We have been hearing lots of news recently about something called CTE, concussions and brain injury in NFL players. These findings are consistent with boxers having sustained repeated blows to the head. The long-term neurodegenerative consequence of repetitive mild traumatic brain injury (rTBI) was originally termed “punch drunk syndrome” in boxers; it is now known

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Diaphragm Breathing

Diaphragm Breathing   What is the Diaphragm?   The diaphragm is a large, thin, dome-shaped muscle that divides the thoracic (chest) cavity from the abdominal (belly) cavity. As the diaphragm contracts and moves down, the lungs are able to expand and fill with air. Breathing with your diaphragm along with breathing through your nose, is

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Evidence that Vitamin D Supplementation Could Reduce Risk of Influenza and COVID-19 Infections and Deaths

Nutrients APRIL 2, 2020; VOL. 12; NO. 4 William B. Grant, Henry Lahore, Sharon L. McDonnell, Carole A. Baggerly, Christine B. French, Jennifer L. Aliano, Harjit P. Bhattoa. This study cites 157 references. BACKGROUND: Neither UVB from the sun or supplemental vitamin D3 are the active form of vitamin D; both forms require a healthy

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More Vitamin D and COVID-19

  Evidence that Vitamin D Supplementation Could Reduce Risk of Influenza and COVID-19 Infections and Deaths     Nutrients April 2, 2020; Vol. 12; No. 4 William B. Grant, Henry Lahore, Sharon L. McDonnell, Carole A. Baggerly, Christine B. French, Jennifer L. Aliano, Harjit P. Bhattoa. This study cites 157 references.     BACKGROUND: Neither

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Vitamin D, RDA, COVID-19 and You!

  Vitamin D, RDA, COVID-19 and You!   Many of you may not be aware of the growing research on the relationship between low levels of vitamin D and COVID-19 severity.   The importance of vitamin D with respect to immunity, cancer, neurologic diseases, joint pain, autoimmune disorders, depression, just to name a few, is

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Omega-3 and the ‘COVID Storm’

Inflammation Resolution: A Dual-Pronged Approach to Averting Cytokine Storms in COVID-19? Cancer and Metastasis Reviews May 2020 Dipak Panigrahy, Molly M. Gilligan, Sui Huang, Allison Gartung, Irene Cortés-Puch, Patricia J. Sime, Richard P. Phipps, Charles N. Serhan, Bruce D. Hammock. These authors are from the Harvard Medical School and the University of California, Davis. SOME

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The Benefits of Conscious Breathing Techniques

  The Benefits Of Conscious Breathing Techniques If the fact alone that not breathing for a couple of minutes can destroy the brain’s ability to process incoming information forever, imagine the opposite effect of deep breathing. Conscious breathing is a practice that comes with a lot of health benefits. Specialized health centers provide this service

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COVID-19 and Vitamin D

  COVID-19 and Vitamin D Supplementation. Controvrsial? I read a recent article (May 2020) our of the Irish Medical Journal titled “Vitamin D and Inflammation: Potential Implications for Severity of Covid-19” (Irish Medical Journal, Vol. 113; No. 5 by E Laird, J Rhodes, Rose Anne Kenny). These authors are from the School of Medicine, Trinity

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5 Breathing Techniques to Improve Your Health

  5 Breathing Techniques to Improve Your Health Practicing breathing exercises at home can improve your immune system and overall health. Along with physical exercises, meditation, yoga, acupuncture, massage therapy, and chiropractic adjustments, learning breathing techniques can help alleviate back pain, stiff muscles, stress, anxiety, and more. Cascade Health Center is a multidisciplinary center focused

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Relieve Stress Through Massage Therapy

Relieve Stress Through Massage Therapy When we are under stress, the brain identifies it as a threat and releases hormones like adrenaline and cortisol. As a result, adrenaline elevates heart rate and blood pressure, while cortisol alters the immune system. Stress Can Become Chronic Over time stress can become chronic, and the long term overexposure

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