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Practitioner Spotlight: Leaves of Life

Integrative Wellness Center Promotes Natural Healing by Susan Post Traditional medicines are often prescribed as a treatment to cover up or eliminate symptoms without then digging deeper into the actual cause of an ailment. This is not the case at Leaves of Life. The professionals at this holistic office work to combine naturopathy, herbalism, lifestyle modifications, functional/integrative medicine and bio-identical ... Read More »

Getting to the Root Cause of Disease

It’s All About Metabolism by Linda Sechrist Attempts to tender lay explanations of how to attain and maintain better health have become fragmented and compartmentalized, with complex scientific cause-and-effect explanations of disease regularly reduced to isolated infographics and sound bites in the media. But understanding our body’s sophisticated, self-regulating, self-correcting and interdependent physiological systems, which work in collaboration with each ... Read More »

Central Ohio Experts Examine the Link Between Metabolism and Health

Local functional and integrative medicine experts weigh in on the link between metabolism and health, providing additional insights and tips for addressing well-being. Dr. Linda Cole, Integrative Psychiatrist – BrainEnergyMD (Gahanna) Many things in our lives can trigger inflammation. For Americans, however, our diet is number one for numerous reasons. Aside from food intolerances triggering immune reactivity and autoimmune disease, ... Read More »

Chiropractic Office in Westerville Debuts Bundled Services Program

Westerville Chiropractic and Nutrition has developed and launched a series of packages centered on the most common needs of their patients, while still being affordable to a monthly budget. Dubbed “Vitality”, “Mobility” and “Longevity”, the bundles start at 55 dollars per month and cover a range of features, such as blood draws, nutrition consulting, chiropractic adjustments, massage and more. “As ... Read More »

Quick Tips for Short Snoozes

How to Get the Most out of a Nap by Lane Vail Sleep, along with nutrition and exercise, shapes the backbone of overall health, yet 40 percent of Americans get an insufficient amount, according to a recent Gallup survey, and the potential health risks are considerable. “Sleep deprivation affects every organ system and disease state,” says Michael Breus, Ph.D., a ... Read More »

Pre-K Education Linked to Better Health 26 Years Later

In addition to an increased likelihood of achieving academic success, children that participate in game-based educational training also have significantly lower risk of future cardiovascular disease, according to University of North Carolina researchers in a paper published this spring in Science magazine. Launched in the 1970s, the Carolina Abecedarian Project studied more than 100 children beginning when they were just ... Read More »

Online Opportunity

Major University Offers Integrative Medicine Certificate The George Washington University School of Medicine and Health Sciences is inaugurating an online Integrative Medicine Program in partnership with the Metabolic Medical Institute and accepting applications toward graduate certification in integrative medicine. Integrative medicine focuses on the whole person, and the curriculum includes prevention, self-care, nutrition, exercise prescription, dietary supplements and wellness-based therapies. ... Read More »

Practitioner Spotlight: Active Edge Chiropractic

Customizing Total Health by Susan Post Active Edge Chiropractic is more than just a traditional chiropractic facility. It is an integrated health center designed to combine its chiropractic namesake with other health-minded programs and provide patients with long-lasting solutions to their physical ailments. Opened by chiropractors Dr. Jasmine Craner and Dr. Erik Hensel in March 2013, the practice has been ... Read More »

Chiropractic Network Adds Powell Location

Riverside Family Chiropractic, a wellness clinic led by Dr. Lee Thomas, is the newest Central Ohio addition to the global Maximized Living initiative. Maximized Living is a collective of chiropractor-run clinics that operate under a shared mission of treating the root cause of health care issues instead of focusing on the symptoms. “Despite Columbus being one of the smartest cities ... Read More »

Build a Health Dream Team

For Optimum Well-Being by Kathleen Barnes Conventional doctors too often dispense vague, boilerplate health advice, urging their patients to eat a healthy diet, exercise and take helpful supplements. Some are lucky enough to also be directed to detoxify their body and manage stress. That’s typically the best most people can expect in terms of practical advice. It is rare to ... Read More »

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