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Ice Might Not Be So Nice for Injuries

Ice Might Not Be So Nice for Injuries

By Shellie L. Rosen, Ph.D., Dipl. O.M. (NCCAOM)®, DOM, L.Ac. Ice has been a standard for treating inflammation, swelling, pain, or injuries for decades. It reduces swelling in the short term by causing blood vessel constriction that limits blood flow where ice is...

Age Impacts Hormone Imbalances in Men and Women

Age Impacts Hormone Imbalances in Men and Women

By Shellie Rosen, Ph.D., Dipl. O.M. (NCCAOM)®, DOM, L.Ac. Male and female reproductive hormones are involved in many body systems outside of reproduction, such as energy, mood, bone density, cardiovascular health, and even muscle growth. Monitoring your hormones...

Kill Zombie Cells

Kill Zombie Cells

By Shellie Rosen, Ph.D., Dipl. O.M. (NCCAOM)®, DOM, L.Ac. Low-quality food, obesity, poor sleep, and lack of exercise are directly related to increased zombie cells. Zombie cells, or senescent cells, are non-functional cells that should die but live. In limited...

Mouth Workout Reduces Snoring, Sleep Apnea

Mouth Workout Reduces Snoring, Sleep Apnea

By Shellie L. Rosen, Ph.D.,Dipl. O.M. (NCCAOM)®, DOM, L.Ac. Sleep disruption as we age is often related to sleep-disordered breathing, or SDB. The National Commission on Sleep Disorders Research postulates that upwards of 18 million Americans have been diagnosed with...

Emotional Immunity: How We Catch and Spread Emotions

Emotional Immunity: How We Catch and Spread Emotions

By Shellie Rosen, Ph.D., Dipl. O.M. (NCCAOM)®, DOM, L.Ac. The "emotional contagion" theory that humans can spread emotions and behaviors to those around them emerged in 1897. It was a philosophical and psychological explanation for social behavior until biomedical...

Berberine, Weight Loss Miracle?

Berberine, Weight Loss Miracle?

By Shellie Rosen, Ph.D., Dipl. O.M. (NCCAOM)®, DOM, L.Ac. Weight loss enthusiasts tout berberine as a "miracle supplement." However, few sources explain the intricate effects of berberine in the gut that lead to countless positive biochemical benefits. These include...

The Health Case for Vanity

The Health Case for Vanity

By Shellie Rosen, Ph.D., Dipl. O.M. (NCCAOM)®, DOM, L.Ac. Skin hides beneath layers of clothing where sinister potential skin cancers may go unnoticed. Spots, rough patches, and scaly skin are early signs of skin cell dysfunction (premalignant cutaneous neoplasms)...

Tips for Appendix Health, Even If You Don’t Have One

Tips for Appendix Health, Even If You Don’t Have One

By Shellie Rosen, Ph.D., Dipl. O.M. (NCCAOM)®, DOM, L.Ac. The appendix was long considered a vestigial organ, which made appendectomies appear to have no downside. However, medicine has begun to discover the role of the appendix and how those without it may be...

“Get On Your Feet!”

“Get On Your Feet!”

By Shellie Rosen, Ph.D., Dipl. O.M. (NCCAOM)®, DOM, L.Ac. Our feet are overlooked, hard-working, and a source of chronic pain. A 2019 National Institutes of Health Survey found that 50.2 million adults reported pain on most days or every day, with the most common pain...

Need Brakes for Your Brain?

Need Brakes for Your Brain?

By Shellie Rosen, Ph.D., Dipl. O.M. (NCCAOM)®, DOM, L.Ac. The neurotransmitter GABA (gamma-aminobutyric acid) can benefit anxiety, depression, insomnia, or nervous system disorders. GABA inhibits nerve cell communications to reduce excessive stimulation and is often...

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