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Do I have IBS or a Food Intolerance?

In my previous posting, “Do I Have IBS or Poor Digestive Function”, I discussed that the vast majority of my IBS patients do have something that we can identify and treat, leading to more control over digestive symptoms and better quality of life.  IBS is not something you need to simply “learn to live with.” […]

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Reclaiming Female Libido: Beyond candles & lingerie

More than 40% of women report experiencing some form of sexual dysfunction at least once in their lifetime.  For many women that concern is decreased libido and may accompany life changes such as childbirth, medication adjustments, peri & post menopause and weight gain.  While life changes may coincide with decreases in libido, this shift in […]

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Eschoratic Treatments for Cervical Dysplasia

Cervical dysplasia refers to a pre-malignant (pre-cancerous) change in cervical cells that is screened for during a woman’s pap smear. Strongly associated with the human papilloma virus (HPV), cervical dysplasia affects women of all age groups and is graded on a scale that indicates low-grade (ASCUS, CIN I) or high-grade (CIN II, CIN III, CIS) […]

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Squeeze Before You Sneeze

by Robyn Kutka, ND You sneeze – you leak! You laugh – you leak! You cough – you leak! What’s a girl to do? Well there’s certainly more options than pantyliners and always keeping an extra change of clothes on hand.  This form of urine leakage or “incontinence” may be affected by the tone of […]

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Food Allergies, Sensitivities and Intolerances: Fat

Essential fatty acids, sometimes referred to as vitamin F, are two polyunsaturated fats that humans have to obtain through their diet.  The balance of these fats in the diet can increase or decrease the strength of the inflammatory response.  People dealing with diseases that have a strong inflammatory component (eg. acne, chronic prostatitis, rheumatoid arthrtitis, […]

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Food Allergies, Sensitivities and Intolerances: Protein

Food allergies are the best-known negative reaction to food proteins. In classic food allergies, a protein in certain foods (eg. peanuts, shellfish or egg whites) interacts with an antibody, IgE. Once that reaction occurs, our immune system goes into high gear releasing histamine. Histamine causes an immediate response, and can trigger everything from a scratchy […]

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Is Acupuncture for Me

Hi! My name is Yu Jin Lee. I am an acupuncturist at Today Integrative Health + Wellness. I would like to address some of the more common questions people have about acupuncture. If you have more specific questions about your health condition, you are welcome to schedule a free 15 min consultation with me. I […]

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Sexual Health

Research has found that 43% of women report sexual dysfunction at some point in their lives; however, the number of women that actually experience sexual dysfunction is likely far greater. Unfortunately, most providers don’t question sexual health concerns at every visit and most patients don’t initiate conversations about their own sexual health concerns. Common concerns […]

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Gluten Free = Super Athlete?

Tennis Player Novak Djokovic has excelled in match play winning all 37 of his matches in 2011 and winning seven titles. How has he accomplished this tremendous feat? The answer may lie in his Diet. Since last year he has sworn off Pasta, Pizza, Beer, French Bread, Twizzlers- anything with gluten. Click Here to Continue […]

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Spring Detox Series: What is Detoxification?

Cleansing or detoxifying, is the process of eliminating toxins or waste products from the body.  Toxins can be the natural byproduct of digestion and elimination as we learned in yesterday’s blog, or they can be from combating acute or chronic illness and dealing with stress.  We also encounter daily toxins in the air we breathe, […]

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