It might be time to upgrade your game-day offerings and go beyond potato chips and fruit chews. So if you're next on snack duty for your child's sports team, don't sweat it! Melinda Wivell, RDN, LD, a registered dietitian at Lake Health, shares her short list for healthier, shareable snacks that can fuel your young athlete:
Summer can disrupt your normal routine. Summer break for kids, yard work, fairs and festivals, picnics, reunions, family vacations and a chance to enjoy longer days – summer is chock full of unique activities you don’t want to miss. This can certainly add stress as we try to fit everything in! That’s why it’s important to manage your time well during the summer, so you can focus on enjoying the season. Emma Giardini, a wellness coach with the Lake Health Integrative Medicine team, gives her top tips for getting the most out of the season with less stress:
Valentine's Day celebrates sweethearts - and sweet treats! Special treats can fit into a healthy diet, especially with a few simple swaps. Alyssa Tyler, MS, RD, LD, a registered dietitian at Lake Health, gives her favorite ideas for healthier Valentine’s Day treats to share with your loved ones.
Naturopathic medicine is a unique practice of medicine that combines natural therapeutic techniques with traditional medicine. Jacob Wolf, ND, LAc, Dipl OM, naturopathic provider and licensed oriental medicine provider, answers common questions about naturopathy:
Everyday stress can take a toll. Jacob Wolf, naturopathic provider at Lake Health, talks about the “rest and digest” state of your nervous system and how to reach this more relaxed state. Deep breathing, acupuncture and herbal tea can all help reduce stress. Hear more about Jacob’s approach to decreasing stress:
When you think of acupuncture, you may think of pain relief. Acupuncture can effectively help manage pain, plus a lot more. Susan Kim, DC, FIAMA, CCN, CSCS, explains how acupuncture can treat a wide variety of issues, such as migraines and infertility:
Over 3.7 million Americans suffer with diagnosed fibromyalgia. It’s a common and chronic condition that causes pain and tenderness in joints, muscles and tendons. Acupuncture may help. Susan Kim, DC, FIAMA, CCN, CSCS, explains how:
More than 25 million Americans suffer from chronic daily pain, and over 55 percent of Americans have experienced some amount of pain in the past three months. Integrative medicine offers several non-opiate pain relief options.
If you struggle to lose weight with diet and exercise alone, acupuncture may be a treatment worth considering. How can acupuncture help you lose weight? Susan Kim, DC, FIAMA, CCN, CSCS, describes how she uses ear acupuncture to help her patients reach weight loss goals:
Plantar fasciitis is a common condition of the bottom of the foot/heel which can be debilitating and painful, preventing you from walking, playing sports or doing any activity. If other treatments have failed, acupuncture has been shown to successfully treat this condition. Susan Kim, DC, FIAMA, CCN, CSCS, explains how acupuncture helps improve pain and soreness caused by plantar fasciitis: