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Home Clinic

Home Clinic

By Dr. Shellie L. Rosen, PhD, DOM, L.Ac. The average wait for a doctor appointment is 26 days, according to a recent survey of 15 U.S. cities by health care organization Merritt Hawkins. During the holidays, especially if you are traveling away from home, accessing a...

Protecting the Liver this Holiday Season

Protecting the Liver this Holiday Season

By Dr. Shellie L. Rosen, PhD, DOM, L.Ac. The liver is responsible for more than 500 biological functions. An unburdened liver offers robust immunity, energy, and metabolism. The liver is resilient and rarely produces observable symptoms, even after a repeated injury....

Scary Wear: Toxins in Everyday Fabrics

Scary Wear: Toxins in Everyday Fabrics

By Dr. Shellie L. Rosen, PhD, DOM, L.Ac. The skin is the body's largest organ. It actively works to keep toxins from penetrating the interior. Dry, itchy skin, boils, rashes, or skin inflammation may be related to the fabrics we put near our skin. Unfortunately, most...

Stay Awake to the Needs of Gut Health

Stay Awake to the Needs of Gut Health

By Dr. Shellie L. Rosen, PhD, DOM, L.Ac. Colorectal cancer is the second leading cause of cancer-related deaths in the United States. However, it is highly preventable and treatable with early detection. Age 45 is the recommended time to begin regular screenings for...

Heart Rate Variability and Stress

Heart Rate Variability and Stress

By Dr. Shellie L. Rosen, PhD, DOM, L.Ac. Good physical and mental health depend upon a proper relationship with stress. Some stress is necessary, but in excess, it is dangerous. Easy biofeedback breathing exercises can condition the nervous system away from stress...

Replenishing Soil Inside and Out

Replenishing Soil Inside and Out

By Dr. Shellie L. Rosen, PhD, DOM, L.Ac. The body is like a garden, with many factors maintaining balance for renewal and survival. Healthy garden soil contains dark humus made of humin, which helps hold water; humic acid, which balances soil acidity and limits...

Summertime Serotonin

Summertime Serotonin

By Dr. Shellie L. Rosen, PhD, DOM, L.Ac. Summertime insomnia? Our brains work best when they have a healthy balance of chemicals to perform necessary tasks. Neurotransmitters are the general class of chemicals that work within the brain to signal neurons or nerve...

A Force for Stress: May Ashwagandha Be with You

A Force for Stress: May Ashwagandha Be with You

By Dr. Shellie L. Rosen, PhD, DOM, L.Ac. Ashwagandha (withania somnifera dunal) is a medicinal plant that has been used in indigenous medicine for more than 3,000 years. The ancient medicines of India (Ayurveda) and Greece (Unani) list ashwagandha in numerous...

Supplement Timing Helps Absorption

Supplement Timing Helps Absorption

By Dr. Shellie L. Rosen, PhD, DOM, L.Ac. There are best practices for administering supplements in your daily regimen to support nutritional gaps. Read on to identify the best ways to take your supplements to maximize their absorption. Water-Soluble and Fat-Soluble...

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