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Nutrition for Optimal Fertility and to Support a Healthy Pregnancy

12/8/17 11:00 AM

 

Most of us know that one of the most powerful health and lifestyle changes you can make is to eat a well-balanced, nutrient-dense diet.  But did you know that specific changes to the diet can improve fertility and support a healthy pregnancy?

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Written by Laura Kirkpatrick, PT.

Laura Kirkpatrick, PT is contributing author to our blog. She is a Physical Therapist with a Postgraduate certificate in Nutrition.

Topics: pregnancy, nutrition

Exploring the New Era of Personalized Functional Nutrition

11/24/17 4:00 PM

 

What if you could send messages and instructions to help repair and heal your cells by the foods that you eat? And what if through dietary and lifestyle changes you could decrease and alleviate many of your chronic symptoms and need for medications? A personalized functional nutrition plan constitutes a foundation

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Written by Laura Kirkpatrick, PT.

Laura Kirkpatrick, PT is contributing author to our blog. She is a Physical Therapist with a Postgraduate certificate in Nutrition.

Topics: nutrition

SLOW THE PROGRESSION OF ARTHRITIS WITH NUTRITION

10/26/16 8:58 AM

Slowing the Progression of Arthritis

It is increasingly apparent that what is healthy for one’s heart is also good for one’s aching joints and knees.  Current research links significant associations between the types of dietary fat intake with structural progression of knee osteoarthritis.  Osteoarthirits (OA) also known as degenerative joint disease (DJD) is the most common chronic condition of the joints affecting more than 3 million people a year or 27 million Americans.  One in two adults will develop symptoms of OA in their lifetime (Arthritis Foundation, 2016).   Common risk factors for developing arthritis include increasing age, previous joint injury, obesity, joint overuse, weak supporting muscles, and genes.

 

 

However, top researchers in the field of nutrition science affirm that following a healthy diet may be an effective strategy for the management of knee osteoarthritis.  Furthermore, following a healthy diet and lifestyle is by far more attractive than medications with respect to (long term) risks/benefits.  The results of the following study offer hope for individuals searching for steps to limit the progression of OA.

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Written by Laura Kirkpatrick, PT.

Laura Kirkpatrick, PT is contributing author to our blog. She is a Physical Therapist with a Postgraduate certificate in Nutrition.

Topics: nutrition, tips, arthritis

TOP 6 WAYS TO NATURALLY SPEED UP RECOVERY FROM INJURY

9/8/16 1:41 PM

The latest research shows the amazing properties of food, proper nutrition and other healthy lifestyle “pillars” as important components related to healing and injury recovery.  The relationship of the body systems is one of interconnections; as one system impacts another.  An emerging shift in healthcare is recognizing the value of natural influences that provide and support overall health, healing  and wellness.   Nowadays, we are inundated with advertisements which promise the power of a pill or pharmaceutical to reverse aging or to relieve pain and other symptoms.  However, there are numerous reasons and benefits to consider food as a powerful and natural way to improve healing!

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Written by Laura Kirkpatrick, PT.

Laura Kirkpatrick, PT is contributing author to our blog. She is a Physical Therapist with a Postgraduate certificate in Nutrition.

Topics: tips, nutrition, recovery, injury, risk of injury