Our society is at once fitness-crazed and extremely sedentary. It’s not great. Instagram is reflecting images of abs and 8% body fat while reality is reflecting 6 hours of Netflix per day. Statistics show that 30% of adults are overweight, %42 are obese, and nearly
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The term “holistic” in medicine has become a buzz word. But what exactly does it mean? How is holistic medicine different from mainstream clinical? And is it a useful tool for doctors and patients? Let’s discuss – Holistic medicine looks at the person as a
Mushrooms. They seem to be everywhere right now. Your friends who mushroom hunt through the woods; that weird mushroom drink your partner has every morning; that cordyceps supplement your sister recommended for sleep – and that’s apart from just… eating some mushrooms. Before this fungal
People have been processing food since there were people. And Neanderthals may have done it, too, but that’s unclear. Processing food technically means doing anything to it before you eat it, whether it’s fermented beverages, cooked meat, noodles, pickled veggies, cured fish – you get
We have all these terms for different subfields of medicine, and especially these three: alternative, complementary and integrative, seem to be used almost interchangeably sometimes? We live in a world of buzz words and fads – even medical fads. Is this one of those cases?
Dr. Hal Blatman will be teaching at the Integrative Healthcare Symposium, which will be held in New York City, February 15 – 17, 2024. Integrative Healthcare Symposium Event Details “The Integrative Healthcare Symposium is shaping the future of integrative healthcare by offering industry-leading education and
Premenstrual Syndrome (PMS) is a term virtually everyone knows. It comes with headaches, bloating, moodiness, cramping, and emotional fluctuations. Every person with a uterus knows how awful PMS can be, and it only makes it better that it happens every month for several decades. Not.
Like many people, you’ve either heard of RoundUp or used it. But you might not know this herbicide by its lesser-known name—glyphosate. This chemical is an ever-present toxin in our soil, water, air, and bodies. If you garden, put a lot of care into your
Get those 8 glasses of water in a day! That’s what everyone says. But first of all – nobody drinks 8oz glasses of water. And second of all, not everyone knows what it really means – 8oz 8 times a day is 64oz, which is
Back pain, especially lower back pain, is such a common complaint that 80% of people in the US will experience back pain some time in their life. For acute back pain (caused by a known source of injury that eases with healing), stretching can help
Scoliosis is a condition that has, historically, been difficult to treat effectively without spinal fusion surgery. As the condition is progressive, people diagnosed with scoliosis are often just waiting for the curve to get bad enough to need this invasive, motion-limiting surgery. But modern medicine
When we think of medical marijuana and the controversy of marijuana legalization, we think about THC and CBD, THC being the psychoactive compound and CBD being the compound touted for offering THC’s other pain relief and anti-anxiety effects without the feeling of being “high”. But
A buzz word in the current cosmetics and skincare industries, peptides are short-chain amino acids that are considered the building blocks of proteins. They are not complete amino acid chains, but they provide the parts and pieces for protein synthesis in the body. And because
Dr. Blatman will be speaking in Calgary, Alberta, Canada, October 5-7, 2023 about the role fascia plays in chronic pain like TMD. EVENT: ICCMO’s 33rd Annual Bernard Jankelson Memorial Lecture LOCATION: Calgary, AB Canada DATE: October 5-7, 2023 LEARN MORE HERE.
Every May, we prepare for the summer sun with a month of skin cancer education – prevention, signs, screenings, and more. Being the most common cancer in the US, as well as one of the most preventable, educating the population on how to prevent skin
There’s no doubt that the US is obsessed with dieting. A pathological combination of unhealthy body images in our media and the soaring obesity and obesity-related disease rates, there is never not a fad diet go on. Atkins, South Beach, Paleo, Keto, intermittent fasting –