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Harriet Hansell, MD
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Better Living Through Integrative Medicine and Acupuncture
Better Living Through Integrative Medicine and Acupuncture

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This is a good article from the Journal of Family Practice that recommends different exercises to help with chronic musculoskeletal conditions. Patients often think that doing squats or other strength training exercises can hurt them, whereas this is opposite of the truth. The more you can improve strength and range of motion, the less pain you will have. Learning to fire muscles that you underfire may be part of the contributing issue as to why you have pain, from overfiring only the muscles ones you know how to. Only suggestion to this article is that you get to full parallel on the squat unlike the picture depicted below.

https://www.mdedge.com/jfponline/article/173660/pain/consider-these-exercises-chronic-musculoskeletal-conditions
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https://www.medscape.com/viewarticle/902306?nlid=125256_3381&src=WNL_mdplsnews_180928_mscpedit_fmed&uac=136480SY&spon=34&impID=1753208&faf=1

There are many behavioral and natural adjuvant therapies for anxiety that are underutilized. Unfortunately commonly, the agents used regularly in Western Medicine include medications that are addictive, have significant side effects, and hard to get patients off of. It’s nice to see a study of Omega 3 fatty acids as a potential therapy for anxiety since it is well tolerated with relatively no side effects. We all should be eating more wild caught smaller (lower mercury containing) fatty fish anyways!
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https://www.medscape.com/viewarticle/902056

Lots of people have used daily low-dose aspirin to hopefully decrease morbidity and mortality. Recent studies have shown no benefit of treatment in extending disability-free survival, a novel endpoint that combines all-cause death, dementia, or physical disability, among healthy elderly persons. There was no significant reduction in cardiovascular disease but a significantly higher risk for major hemorrhage. You should discuss with your physician whether you need to be on this agent for primary prevention based on your medical conditions.

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Lots of people have used daily low-dose aspirin to hopefully decrease morbidity and mortality. Recent studies have shown no benefit of treatment in extending disability-free survival, a novel endpoint that combines all-cause death, dementia, or physical disability, among healthy elderly persons. There was no significant reduction in cardiovascular disease but a significantly higher risk for major hemorrhage. You should discuss with your physician whether you need to be on this agent for primary prevention based on your medical conditions.

https://www.medscape.com/viewarticle/902056
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I know this is so contradictory to what you were taught by probably every physician and nutritionist you have encountered in past. I preach this and practice it.

https://www.medscape.com/viewarticle/898953_4
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https://breakingmuscle.com/learn/squat-therapy-4-drills-that-will-improve-your-squat

I am a firm believer that everyone needs to know how to squat properly. It does not hurt your knees. When it hurts your knees, you are improperly performing your squat and this limitation in motion only further decreases your muscle strength. You need to be able to do this functional movement, especially if you want to stay out of the handicapped stall because you are not able to get to parallel or lift yourself off the toilet seat. I recommend starting with the last drill in this article or also using a guide like a bench or chair to make sure that you are properly pushing back like you are about to sit.
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https://www.aafp.org/news/health-of-the-public/20180521acupuncture.html

Another study from American Academy of Family Physicians that shows benefit in acupuncture for chronic pain. In this time of opioid overuse and overdose, we can safely use this modality to help patients with their pain.
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https://www.medscape.com/viewarticle/894508?nlid=121592_3381&src=WNL_mdplsnews_180330_mscpedit_fmed&uac=136480SY&spon=34&impID=1595203&faf=1

There is a lot of talk about vitamin D. In functional medicine, we absolutely feel there is a relationship with vit D and its role in inflammation. In this study, women deficient in vitamin D had nearly double the odds of metabolic syndrome as those with sufficient levels.
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We all need to be aware that obesity does not only increase your risk of diabetes and cardiovascular disease but also cancer risk. We need to be aware that this affects everyone, including our children and young adults. I have seen this impact our younger population with higher cholesterol, sugars, auto-immune disease, and weight issues. I see our younger generations battling more health issues and even potentially not outliving their parents at this rate. The convenience eating, fast food, non-thoughtfulness of eating, and continued rat-race of overscheduling and stress are fueling this obesity epidemic.

https://www.medscape.com/viewarticle/894594?nlid=121603_426&src=WNL_mdplsfeat_180403_mscpedit_fmed&uac=136480SY&spon=34&impID=1598411&faf=1
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https://www.consumerreports.org/dietary-supplements/heavy-metals-in-protein-supplements/

This is why I cannot stress enough the importance of eating real food. I understand that counting macronutrients can work but when we are adding protein supplementation to achieve our "macros" in the fitness world, we can end up with a worse predicament. Let's get back to basics, back to clean, real food...
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