Celebrated Paleo Writer and Advocate Tina Turbin Speaks Out About the Health Benefits of Bulletproof, Toxin-Free Coffee and Releases Her Own Highly Anticipated Dairy-Free


Los Angeles, CA (PRWEB) August 09, 2014

The celebrated author and paleo, gluten-free advocate Tina Turbin (http://www.PaleOmazing.com) is raising awareness about bulletproof coffee, one of the latest paleo diet crazes, as a powerful way to lean out. Whats more, Turbin has released her very own dairy-free recipe for bulletproof coffee to the delight of the paleo and gluten-free community.

Bulletproof coffee is essentially black, toxin-free coffee blended with grass-fed butter and medium-chain triglycerides (MCT) oil, designed by Dave Asprey, the founder of Bulletproof Executive, to supercharge your brain function and create effortless fat loss with no cravings. According to Bulletproof Exec.com, Starting your day with grass-fed butter will give you lots of energy and it will give your body healthy fats that it will use to make cell walls and hormones.

In her articles and eBooks, Turbin writes prolifically about the health benefits of good oils such as coconut oils, MCT, grass-fed butter (or ghee, for those who are dairy-sensitive) and others, which include weight loss, lowered risk for age-related diseases, and higher energy levels.

Bulletproof-style coffee has proven, once again, how a paleo, ample fat diet can help people of all ages lean out their bodies and improve their health, Turbin says. Its become an important part of my own daily health regimen, and I hope others who adopt it into their morning routine reap the benefits.

On her blog at PaleOmazing.com, Turbin has released her research and recommendations about drinking toxin-free coffee. She recommends her Tinas Bulletproof Coffee Recipe, a dairy-free alternative to Aspreys version, as part of a regimen for staying lean on a gluten-free paleo diet. Turbin adds that people with adrenal, cortisol, heart, or health issues should consult with their physician about drinking bulletproof coffee or changing their diet. My purpose with these blog posts is to continue to educate people about the benefits of eating a diet high in healthy fats. A bulletproof makeover to your morning cup of coffee is an easy and delicious way to make your diet more paleo.

Turbin, diagnosed with celiac disease many years ago, has experienced many positive changes since becoming what she calls paleo-ish and has authored dozens of eBooks on the paleo and gluten-free diet. PaleOmazing.com is one of the leading resource websites for the gluten-free and paleo community. In a passionate, clear style, Turbins website recommends the paleo lifestyle as a powerful way to take control of ones health and lose weight.

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ABOUT TINA TURBIN: Tina Turbin is a renowned, multi-award-winning author, baker and cook. Turbin is a well-known celiac advocate who researches and writes about the benefits of the gluten-Free, paleo-ish and keto diets and is the award-winning recipe developer and owner of Paleomazing.com. Tina has released award-winning eBooks, multi award-winning childrens titles and thousands of articles. Tina also founded GlutenFreeHelp.info, voted #2 .info site in the world in 2009 out of over 6.7 million other .info sites, which she turned over to her celiac daughter, Miranda Jade Turbin, in 2012. Turbin is the renowned author of the multi-award-winning childrens book, audiobook, DVD and apps under the titles, Danny the Dragon Meets Jimmy and Danny Dreams.

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The Best Selling Dukan Diet Weight-Loss Plan Introduces European Dukan Dieters Top Preferred Products to the U.S.

New York, NY (PRWEB) August 04, 2014

The Dukan Diet, a four phase weight loss plan created by French doctor Pierre Dukan, is excited to introduce five of the top preferred Dukan Diet products by European Dukan Dieters to the U.S. market. These new product launches, which include Oat Bran Cookies in Lemon and Raspberry, Oat Bran Bars in Chocolate Hazelnut and Orange Chocolate, and Meringues, make for a great treat and are the perfect reward for willpower and hard work.

Many Dukan Dieters have been asking where they can find these products in the U.S., so we are very excited to finally be able to offer them. They are top sellers in Europe, explains Baudoin Delahousse, E-Commerce Manager for Dukan Diet. These five products are delicious and are the perfect guilt-free treat for Dukan Dieters, especially when youre craving something sweet.

The new Dukan Diet product launches include:

Oat Bran Cookies: Newly available in Lemon and Raspberry, the Oat Bran Cookies are rich in flavor and, because they are made with unique whole food ingredients and no sugar, they satisfy a sweet tooth while complying with a diet program that works! High in fiber, these crunchy gourmet treats are great for travel as they come in packages of three, with 18 cookies per box.

Oat Bran Bars: One of the favorites among European Dukan Dieters, the Oat Bran Bars, available in Chocolate Hazelnut and Orange Chocolate, are free of hydrogenated oils, high fructose corn syrup or added sugars. Each of the preservative-free, 80-calorie bars starts with the signature Dukan Diet oat bran which helps promote satiety while dieting, and adds flax seeds for an omega 3 boost.

Meringues: Introducing the first ready-to-eat dessert in the Dukan Diet Shop, the Meringues are made from an authentic French recipe using two main ingredients: egg whites and sweetener! Although sugar free, these meringues remain sweet with a delectably crunchy texture while containing only half the calories of most other meringues.

To learn more about these products, please visit http://www.shopdukandiet.com.

About Dukan Diet

The Dukan Method is a high-protein, low-fat, low-carb diet designed for healthy eating and lifelong weight management. Created by Dr. Pierre Dukan, a French medical doctor with over 40 years of experience in clinical nutrition and author of the #1 New York Times bestselling book The Dukan Diet: 2 Steps to Lose the Weight. 2 Steps to Keep It Off Forever, the Dukan Diet program offers unique and personalized weight loss coaching, as well as a variety of food products at ShopDukanDiet.com. The Dukan Diet book has sold more than eight million copies worldwide. To learn more about the Dukan Diet, please visit http://www.dukandiet.com or find Dukan Diet on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and Pinterest.







Kickstarter Has an Answer When the Boss Says No to a Treadmill Desk


Phoenix, AZ (PRWEB) August 05, 2014

Health experts have established the myriad risks of sitting in an office all day, now equating it on the same level as smoking, however many employers have been reluctant to allow employees treadmill desks opting instead for standing or sit-to-stand desks. Additionally, many home office users are on the fence as to whether a standing desk, sit-to-stand desk or treadmill desk will best suit their needs. A new Kickstarter campaign features an innovative design that incorporates all of these uses into one single unit: [the TrekDesk II the Swiss Army Knife of Health Desks.

Designed by the innovators behind the first affordable treadmill desk (the TrekDesk), TrekDesk II is a combination desk that can be used as a regular desk, a standing desk, a sit-to-stand desk, or a motion desk (treadmills, steppers, ellipticals) and changes as an individuals needs change. This allows employees to ease into moving more during the day in the event they are uncertain about their abilities to walk all day with a treadmill desk.

We originated the idea for the first affordable treadmill desk that would fit any existing treadmill in 2008 when nearly everyone thought it was a ludicrous idea. Five years later the concept of walking while working has been accepted as a significant option in the fight against diseases caused by sedentary lifestyles, stated Steve Bordley, CEO of TrekDesk Treadmill Desk. We have learned quite a lot about our customers needs and their challenges bringing in treadmill desks to the office over the years. We decided it was time to design a desk that could be used in multiple capacities answering those concerns while encouraging a path to health. That is the impetus behind the TrekDesk II.

TrekDesk often receives requests for assistance convincing employers to allow treadmill desks in the office and from companies that would surprise many. We even received a call from a high level executive within the CDC (Centers for Disease Control) asking for assistance in convincing procurement officials about the health benefits of walking while working, added Bordley. We knew then that our Movement Revolution was going to be a challenge.

TrekDesk II is a multi-function product that allows a user to start with a regular desk and graduate to standing or sit-to-stand status while allowing the eventual addition of motion devices such as treadmills, ellipticals, or step machines.

Our main goal is to get employees up and out of their chairs, stated Bordley. Once someone starts standing while working they start weaning themselves from chairs. That strengthens their back muscles and also motivates them to move more. A body in motion tends to stay in motion and people are surprised to learn that they can stay upright and in motion for most if not all of the day. It is, after all, how we evolved so it should not be a surprise that our bodies require and crave motion.

The Kickstarter campaign for TrekDesk II has been launched in hopes of keeping the manufacturing here in the United States and offers pricing discounts ranging from 26% to 43% off of MSRP.

Visit https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/trekdesk/trekdesk-ii-adjustable-standing-sit-to-stand-tread to see full details of TrekDesk IIs Kickstarter campaign.

Designed as a single product that meets multiple needs and encourages movement in stages, the TrekDesk II is an affordable, full sized, height adjustable workstation that allows individuals the opportunity to gain the necessary amount of daily exercise to lose weight, maintain health, reduce stress, prevent disease, strengthen muscles, boost mood and productivity, without requiring additional time during the day or extra motivation.







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Paying to lose: cost effectiveness of weight loss programs

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Cutler Integrative Medicine Designs the First Total Detox Transformation Center in Michigan


Detroit, MI (PRWEB) July 31, 2014

Leading Detroit health and wellness center, Cutler Integrative Medicine, is proud to introduce the first Total Detox Transformation Center to individuals who are interested in a better quality of life.

Detoxification, depuration and cleansing is a normal body process of eliminating and neutralizing toxins through the colon, liver, kidneys, blood, lymph, and skin. With genetic polymorphisms, nutritional deficiencies and environmental toxins at epidemic levels, xenobiotics and other environmental toxins bio-accumulate in the body and are not eliminated properly. Common conditions and symptoms of a chronic toxic burden include: unexplained fatigue, mental confusion, immune dysfunction, endocrine disorders, neurological disorders, digestive issues, hormonal imbalances, weight issues, skin conditions, and allergies, among others.

The overall toxic burden can take a negative toll on your overall health and is a major underlying cause of many conditions and diseases, says CIM founder Dr. Cutler. This is why we have designed an exclusive program to jump start your individualized health renewal.

CIM is now offering customized detox treatments with Dr. Cutlers exclusive 30 Day Detox protocol that includes an individualized supplementation program. Emotional and lifestyle factors are also analyzed to eliminate harmful stressors and facilitate a full release of any obstacles to cure.

Colon HydrotherapyThis is a safe and effective method by which waste and toxins are removed from the large intestine with pure filtered water. Dr. Cutler states, If you try to detox, without properly opening your elimination pathways, you can actually do more harm than good, so colonics are essential.

Constitutional HydrotherapyThis treatment is a form of a hot and cold Contrast Hydrotherapy that increases circulation of blood and lymph to the contacted skin, tissues and throughout the internal organs. The increase of the parasympathetic nervous state and blood circulation improves metabolic function, reduces inflammation, helps detoxification, increases immunity, increases healing, and overall vitality.

Infrared Body TherapyInfrared wraps penetrate the skin about two inches deep, inducing weight loss (burns around 1,200 calories in a 40 minute session), helps lose inches, increases circulation, increases immunity, benefits the cardiovascular system, stimulates metabolic detoxification, helps skin complexion, and more.

Chelation TherapyThis is the medical concept of removing harmful toxic metals such as lead, mercury, aluminum, cadmium and arsenic from the body by chelating. Possible benefits include: improved cardiovascular health, circulation, and detoxification; increased memory, reduced inflammation, decreased serum cholesterol, cancer rates, and blood pressure; rebalanced hormones, normalized of weight, and many more.

Individuals interested in Dr. Cutlers advanced Detox Center Treatments can consult with a detox specialist by calling 248-663-0165.

As the only doctor in Michigan to specialize in extensive detoxification and depuration therapies, Dr. Cutler also specializes in environmental medicine with an expertise in genetic polymorphisms, chemical & toxic metal syndromes, gastrointestinal health, allergies and food sensitivities, endocrine imbalances, weight issues, autoimmune conditions, mental conditions, pre-conception care, stress management, and disease prevention and health education.

About Dr. Cutler and Cutler Integrative Medicine:

Dr. Cutlers philosophy and expertise, as a Licensed Naturopathic Physician, is in discovering the root cause of illness while not only treating the symptomswhich are often the combination of factors; such as nutritional or biochemical dysfunctions, lifestyle, genetics, environmental toxins, as well as the mind, emotions, and beliefs. Doug Cutler, ND received his Doctorate of Naturopathic Medicine from Southwest College of Naturopathic Medicine and his Bachelor of Science degree from Brigham Young University. He has also extensive training in environmental medicine under the pioneering and leading experts in the field of medicine. Dr. Cutler is a member of The American Association of Naturopathic Physicians, The Michigan Association of Naturopathic Physicians, The Naturopathic Association of Environmental Medicine, The American College for Advancement in Medicine, and The Pediatric Association of Naturopathic Physicians. To see what CIM can do for you, visit http://www.cutlerintegrativemedicine.com.







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How Eating the Right Foods Could Help to Fight Adult Acne


Bury, Lancashire (PRWEB UK) 17 July 2014

Acne is a word most often linked to schoolchildren reaching puberty and the resulting breakout of spots. This isnt surprising when considering almost all teenagers will have acne at some point between the age of 10 and 13. Besides the most obviously visible facial region, other less noticeable areas that can be affected include the chest, back and even the upper arms.

Although the majority of teens will see their acne subside as they approach the age of 20, an unfortunate and increasing number of people are now battling acne well into their 20s, and sometimes even beyond. The proof of this has been demonstrated with the ruthless paparazzi looking to catch celebrities on their off days and famous faces snapped with acne have included: actress Billie Piper, supermodel Kate Moss, model and actress Lily Cole, fashion designer Victoria Beckham and US actress Cameron Diaz, who has been open about her fight with skin problems for many years.

Acne for adults can be disastrous and cause a complete deterioration of confidence and self-esteem, leading to anxiety, depression and result in those affected avoiding social situations wherever possible. Those suffering are usually so worried about others looking at their spots, that they may simply never want to leave the house. Even though acne itself isnt actually a life threatening condition, it can be every bit as devastating to live with as chronic diseases like asthma or diabetes.

There are numerous acne treatments – both prescription-only and over-the-counter that can help to ease the distressing symptoms of acne. Medical Specialists Pharmacy have in particularly been inundated for requests for the combined oral contraceptive pill Dianette; also used as a treatment for severe acne which hasnt improved after the long-term use of oral antibiotics in women.

However, it never hurts to eat the correct foods to give yourself the best fighting chance of having healthy-looking skin foods which may even help with acne problems. These include:

. Avocados

An excellent source of biotin, avocados are fantastic for the functioning of both healthy skin and hair. They contain good levels of monounsaturated fatty acids which help overall skin health by forming a protective coating around the skin, preventing water loss and thus keeping skin hydrated. Avocados also contain plenty of antioxidants such as Vitamin A and Niacin. The latter is an anti-inflammatory agent which can help to soothe irritated red and blotchy skin. Consuming just one avocado will provide you with 3.8 mg niacin, equivalent to 27% of your daily requirement.

. Baked potatoes

Baked potatoes can be combined with cottage cheese for a healthy meal, but they also provide a double dose of skin therapy! Like cottage cheese, they work wonders for the skin. Eating a typical sized baked potato (skin included) supplies 75% of the daily recommended intake of copper, which joins forces with zinc and Vitamin C in supporting healthy skin structure by creating elastin fibres. Insufficient copper in the diet can cause rigidness to the skin and impair its ability to heal.

. Cottage cheese

A great option on top of a baked potato as a healthy meal option for weight loss, it could come as a surprise to learn it is beneficial for healthy skin too. It contains high levels of the important mineral selenium which offers protection against skin cancer and dandruff, and also works in conjunction with Vitamin E to form a powerful antioxidant to fight free radicals; molecules that are responsible for aging and tissue damage.

. Cucumber

Vegetables containing plenty of water help to flush out the toxins that block up pores. In particularly, cucumber essentially has a cooling effect and lessens the inflammation problems that are linked to spots. In addition, it is now a common ingredient of many womens beauty regimes, being included in facials, face packs, juice and other things that can improve skin, serving as a good remedy to combat eye puffiness.

. Oily fish

Oily fish such as salmon, sardines and mackerel, are all loaded with essential fatty acids such as omega-3, essential for great skin. It is believed that the flesh of fish contains Dimethylaminoethanol (DMAE), a strong organic compound antioxidant that helps kick-start nerve function and muscles to contract, tightening the skin. Omega-3s also decrease the bodys generation of inflammatory agents that cause skin damage.

. Oysters

Not many people are probably aware of the wonders that oysters can have. For starters, they help the body to absorb Vitamin A, but the benefits dont stop there. Some people claim they have boosted their sex drive, and on top of this, they are great for skin too. One serving of oysters provides double the daily recommended intake of zinc, which aids the fight against spots by managing the levels of male hormone that is released – culpable for acne breakouts.

These are just a few of the foods that have a positive effect on the skin. However, for those wanting to maintain healthy-looking skin that appears radiant and fresh, there are some foods that are best avoided.

. Foods high in refined sugars cause increase your insulin and production of male hormone levels, and then cause inflamed skin and acne. Examples include: bagels, bread, breakfast cereals, cake, cookies, doughnuts, muffins and pasta.

. Hydrogenated oils, also sometimes known as trans fats, also cause inflammation and the flare-up of acne. Things to avoid here include: deep-fried foods, margarine, commercially processed baked foods and fast food.

. Dairy products are a no-no as these usually contain high levels of fat, and this is bad for the skin. High consumption of things such as milk, cheese and ice cream can aggravate acne.

. Processed food, i.e. food that is manufactured within a factory is almost always going to be terrible for the skin. They are highly refined meaning they are difficult for your body to properly digest and you are then at risk of allergic reactions, inflammation and acne breakouts. These processed foods often have synthetic ingredients contained in them that have to be detoxified by the body and are usually released via the skin unfortunately. Examples here include: canned goods such has soup, white rice, breakfast cereals, processed meats, fries/chips, pizza, popcorn and sugary drinks.







Dr. Rod J. Rohrich Describes the Best Liposuction Candidates Using Simple Self Evaluations


Dallas, Texas (PRWEB) July 30, 2014

In the new book, “Navigate Your Beauty”, Dallas plastic surgeon and Professor of Plastic Surgery Rod J. Rohrich, MD sheds light on the role of liposuction as a body contouring procedure, explores its relationship with weight loss, and describes some simple tests that can be used to determine if liposuction is an appropriate surgery.

Contrary to a common misconception about liposuction, it is not a weight loss procedure, but a body contouring or body sculpting procedure intended to smooth the shape of the body by treating areas that do not respond well to weight loss. Furthermore, liposuction treatments were never indicated or intended for the treatment of cellulite, and can actually make the appearance of cellulite worse.

After heroic efforts and disciplined diet and exercise routine, many people are often extremely frustrated to discover that the weight loss is not applied evenly across the body and certain area of the body do not slim down like the others.

The fat in these may be genetically resistant to diet and exercise and may leave the body with an awkward shape in some people. This is especially common in the flanks (or “love handles”), thighs, and abdomen and is the type of situation liposuction was intended to address.

“Many people view liposuction as a type of weight loss surgery, but in fact, the ideal candidates for liposuction are already within 10 to 15 percent of their ideal body weight,” says Dr. Rohrich. “These are patients who have noticed that, while much of their body has responded well to diet and exercise, some areas just never seem to show improvement, or are improving in disproportion to the rest of their body.”

Dr. Rod Rohrich describes some simple tests to help determine if you are a good candidate for liposuction.

“If you can fully grasp your body fat in between your hands, you have too much skin and are probably not a good candidate for liposuction,” explains Dr. Rohrich. “You are a better candidate for abdominoplasty (tummy tuck) in order to address the abdominal wall area.”

Another simple test, says Dr. Rohrich, is to check if you have extra folding of the skin above the belly button when you sit down. People who do not, are better candidates for liposuction, as extra skin present there will make liposuction less effective or even ineffective.

Liposuction candidates, says Dr. Rohrich, are already near their ideal body weight and have been fairly stable in their weight for at least a year. “If your weight is still fluctuating, you are not a good candidate,” he says.

Dr. Rohrich also stresses that lifestyle changes after surgery are a fundamental part of successful liposuction. “If you have not resolved to maintain a healthy lifestyle after liposuction, then you may not be a good candidate as poor health choices after surgery can completely negate the results,” he says, “Liposuction is only one small part of the process.”

About Dr. Rohrich

Dr. Rod J. Rohrich holds the Betty and Warren Woodward Chair in Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery at UT Southwestern Medical Center. He also holds the UT Southwestern Medical Center Crystal Charity Ball Distinguished Chair in Plastic Surgery. Dr. Rohrich graduated from Baylor College of Medicine with high honors, and completed residencies at the University of Michigan Medical Center and fellowships at Massachusetts General Hospital/Harvard (hand/microsurgery) and Oxford University (pediatric plastic surgery). He has served as president of the American Society of Plastic Surgeons, the largest organization of board certified plastic surgeons in the world. He repeatedly has been selected by his peers as one of America’s best doctors, and twice has received one of his profession’s highest honors, the Plastic Surgery Educational Foundation Distinguished Service Award, which recognizes his contributions to education in plastic surgery. Dr. Rohrich participates in and has led numerous associations and councils for the advancement of plastic and reconstructive surgery. He is a native of North Dakota and is married to Dr. Diane Gibby, also a plastic surgeon and they live in Dallas with their two children.







Dr. Pamela Owens, Winner of Best of Brunswick Chiropractic Award, Achieves Certified Functional Medicine Practitioner Degree


Ocean Isle Beach, NC (PRWEB) July 28, 2014

Voted First Place in the 2014 Best of Brunswick for Chiropractic Award, Dr. Pamela Owens received certifications in Functional Medicine, and Testing for Environmental Toxicity & Nutrition. Completing her training at Functional Medicine University, Dr. Owens chose to specialize in the Kalish Method of Functional Medicine.

As if winning First Place in the 2014 Best of Brunswick Chiropractic is not enough, Dr. Pamela Owens (Chiropractic and Naturopathic Medicine) has taken her practice (At the Beach Chiropractic Health Center) another leap forward. Dr. Owens has achieved the title of Certified Functional Medicine Practitioner from Functional Medicine University.

Dr. Pamela Owens has also advanced her scope of expertise by completing certifications in Testing for Environmental Toxicity, and the Kalish Method of Functional Medicine (a lab-based approach to treating depression, fatigue, digestive disorders, weight gain, and hormone imbalances). These certifications and Functional Medicine training expand Dr. Owens diagnostic tools and Integrative Wellness techniques beyond her customary Chiropractic and Naturopathic treatments.

What is Functional Medicine? Functional Medicine takes a step beyond traditional Western healthcare, with a broader view of diagnosing and treating health imbalances and chronic disease. Healthcare practitioners, such as Dr. Pamela Owens, are trained to analyze the root cause of illness by analyzing patient history, symptoms, lab results, with consideration of genetic, environmental, and lifestyle factors. Dr. Owens reviews all these factors to determine the diagnosis. Once the analysis is complete, Dr. Owens designs a specific wellness program for her patient. “Everyone is unique and their health must be assessed accordingly.”

Though spinal manipulation is the traditional technique used by chiropractors to treat their patients, Dr. Pamela Owens considers it as only one of the modalities available for healing. With her emphasis on Functional Medicine and specialty in the Kalish Method, Dr. Owens uses an expanding variety of diagnostic methods available for integrating Functional Medicine into her practice. “We utilize DNA, Saliva, Urine, Stool and Blood samples to thoroughly analyze our patients biochemistry so that we can find the real cause of their health problems.”

There is an additional bonus offered by Dr. Pamela Owens to patients who work with medical healthcare providers. With 25 years of experience, Dr. Owens is well-respected in her community, and as such, she has a strong, credible reputation with medical professionals. This allows Dr. Owens opportunities to work with her patients medical team to develop a fully integrated and coordinated healing protocol.

Always wanting to go the extra mile for her patients, Dr. Pamela Owens expands her knowledge base in every way imaginable, including nighttime reading material with subjects such as: parasites, gluten intolerance, and yes even poop. I am concerned about a whole lot more than just back pain. It seems there is an increasing epidemic of enormous stress, obesity, tiredness/fatigue, low/no sex drive, and depression. Dr. Pamela Owens seems to have an insatiable desire for answers to common health problems. This desire encourages Dr. Owens to advance her education and certifications in search of the most effective, least invasive, health protocols.

Dr. Pamela Owens offers free consultations to newcomers in an effort to facilitate understanding of Functional Medicine and her unique approach to healing. Contact her office for more information.

About Dr. Pamela J. Owens

Winner of First Place in the 2014 Best of Brunswick for Chiropractic, Dr. Pamela Owens (At the Beach Chiropractic Health Center) has repeatedly been voted the best alternative wellness doctor in the area. With 25 years healthcare experience, Dr. Owens recently completed her training at Functional Medicine University, receiving her certification as a Functional Medicine Specialist, with expertise beyond Chiropractic and Naturopathic Medicine. This adds to Dr. Owens long list of post-graduate certifications: including Board Certified in Acupuncture (International Academy of Medical Acupuncture); Manipulation under Anesthesia; Spinal Rehabilitation; Laser & Electrical/Auricular Acupuncture (for weight loss and smoking cessation); and Testing Environmental and Dietary Toxicity.

Specializing in the Kalish Method of Functional Medicine, Dr. Owens services include chiropractic care, acupuncture, spinal decompression, nutritional assessment, corrective exercises, and physiotherapy (i.e., ultrasound, interferential electrical muscle stimulation, mechanical traction, moist heat therapy, paraffin bath, spinal rehabilitation programs, and therapeutic massage). Individually designed wellness protocols may use any or all of these methods to guide the patient toward complete wellness.







Energy Drink Market – History, Growth, Projections, Trends and the Uncertain Future of Energy Drinks

The energy drink market does not seem to stop its rapid growth. Energy drinks have made themselves a staple in certain sectors and has begun to branch successfully into several other niche sectors.

When a large number of consumers jumped into the energy drink craze, the big energy drink companies began producing more extreme (and some might say, more shameless) products. When another group voiced their opposition to what they saw as big companies pushing unhealthy drinks to the youth, the companies began producing alternatives that were marketed towards the health-conscious sector looking for natural and healthy benefits.

Now it seems there is a specific type for everyone. Although the growth of the energy drink market has slowed since the original explosion a few years back, it has yet to stop. It seems the market has been established and these drinks are here to stay. Despite the continual surfacing of numerous reports indicating the dangers of the high levels of caffeine in these drinks, it seems the energy drink companies feel the health dangers and concerns are worth the risk considering the massive profit.

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Weight Loss & Sports and Energy Drinks – What Role Do They Have in Weight Loss?

Sports and Energy Drinks – Who Needs Them?

Sports drinks have become a staple of American athletics. Every major sports team including the NFL, Major League Baseball, and NASCAR, are sponsored by and use sports drinks. Given the large amount of calories and sugar in the drinks, the issue is who needs them and do they quench thirst and really rehydrate people?

Physical activity of any kind exposes everyone to the possibility of dehydration. Numerous factors determine how one sweats and therefore how much water replacement will be needed during and after exercise. Fluid replacement depends on environmental factors including temperature, sun exposure, humidity, and wind, as well as the intensity and duration of the activity. Not only is there a difference between different activities, but between individuals; some people simply sweat more than others and need greater fluid replacement.

Excessive dehydration is as a loss of a body weight of 2% or greater with physical activities. Thus a 160 lb person is dehydrated if he loses 3.2 lb. or more during an event. They use average sweat rates (the amount of fluid lost per hour during exercise) to predict the possibility of dehydration. Here are some sports performed outside and the average sweat rates: basketball- 1.4 liters/hour, soccer -1.5 liters/hour, tennis -1.7 liters/hour and running 0.75 liters/ hour (at a speed of 5 mph.).

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Raw Food Diet – Can it Be Another Unexplained Cause of Infertility?

I. What is a raw food diet?

The raw food diet is defined as a type of diet of which at least 75% of the daily diet must be unprocessed and uncooked foods or foods can not be heating above 115 degree of Fahrenheit or 40 °C , including fresh fruit and vegetables and raw meats. It believes that the more raw food in your diet, the more healthy you are. While there are many benefits for people eating raw, such as increasing energy for our daily activity, improving skin appearance, assisting digestive process, stability weight loss with no risk of weight re-gaining, reducing the risk of heart and chronic diseases, because the diet contains high in trace minerals, essential vitamins, fiber and phytochemicals and less harmful substances, such as trans fat, saturated fat and salt, but it interferes with the natural process of human being over thousand years of eating cooked foods, such as smaller jaws and teeth , shrinking stomachs have shrunk, and longer small intestines and lengthening the digestive surface area.

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