Thai “yoga” massage is the newest healing therapy offered at Lake Health Integrative Medicine. Commonly referred to as “assisted yoga,” Thai massage combines the benefits of a yoga class with the hands-on pressure of a massage.
Runny nose, itchy eyes, congestion and sneezing—allergies can make you miserable. The good news is that there are natural remedies to help relieve your symptoms, according to Lake Health naturopathic provider Jacob Wolf, ND, LAc, Dipl OM:
The short answer to whether acupuncture relieves headaches is YES! In fact, acupuncture, which has been around for about 4,000 years, has a long history of success in easing a variety of painful conditions. Jacob Wolf, ND, LAc, Dipl OM, with Lake Health Integrative Medicine explains how acupuncture works for headaches:
Your digestive system’s job is to absorb nutrients and get rid of waste. But if your system isn’t working properly, you could experience abdominal pain, gas, bloating, cramps, and even diarrhea or constipation. Some simple fixes to your diet can help you get back on track, according to Lake Health naturopathic provider Jacob Wolf, ND, LAc, Dipl OM:
If your child has a true food allergy, such as to strawberries or peanuts, you will know immediately because he or she might break out in hives or have trouble breathing after eating these foods. But if your child has a food sensitivity—which can result in more vague symptoms such as gas, bloating, rashes, joint pain and fatigue—you can have a hard time pinpointing the sensitivity. Lake Health naturopathic provider Jacob Wolf, ND, LAc, Dipl OM, explains how to uncover the culprit and what to do about it:
We see it every New Year: The mass crowds in the gym come and then slowly fade off throughout the first few months of the year. The excitement of the New Year gives us that energy to begin great lifelong goals, but then the motivation quickly goes away. We need to shift our mindset to recognize that change is a gradual process. We don’t want to overload ourselves with unattainable long-term goals. Emma Giardini, MEd, BS, wellness coach with Lake Health Integrative Medicine, explains how to set goals you'll actually stick with all year long:
We all want to make our kids' wishes come true during the holiday season, but there are gifts that can also promote health and wellness. Here are some ideas for gifts that can promote wellness all year long:
If you're searching for a unique gift idea this holiday season, consider giving something special that promotes health and wellness. Lake Health's Integrative Medicine team shares their favorite gift ideas to help your loved ones stay well:
The holiday season is just around the corner and we can’t wait to make holiday cookies, wear crazy holiday sweaters and spend time with friends and family. Holiday stress will develop no matter what because there just isn’t enough time for everything. But Lake Health Wellness Coach Emma Giardini offers these tips on how to reduce the stress and enjoy the holiday season:
As we venture through life, we may start to notice that we tend to break bones easier than before. This is due to the loss of bone density. Bone density is the amount of calcium and other minerals found in your bones. We start to lose that density over time.
Melinda Wivell, RDN, LD, a registered dietitian with the Lake Health Integrative Medicine team, give tips on foods and other sources that are enriched with calcium and vitamin D to help maintain your bone density.