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<?xml version="1.0" encoding="UTF-8"?> <articles> <article> <ID>30610</ID> <title>Custom-Tailored Treatments for Each Unique Skin Type: An Interview with Dr. Anna Lorenzi</title> <publishDate>2024-05-01 17:52:20</publishDate> <description>&lt;div class="et_pb_section et_pb_section_1 et_section_regular" &gt; &lt;div class="et_pb_row et_pb_row_1"&gt; &lt;div class="et_pb_column et_pb_column_4_4 et_pb_column_1 et_pb_css_mix_blend_mode_passthrough et-last-child"&gt; &lt;div class="et_pb_module et_pb_text et_pb_text_1 et_pb_text_align_left et_pb_bg_layout_light"&gt; &lt;div class="et_pb_text_inner"&gt;&lt;p&gt;&lt;span style="font-weight: 400;"&gt;Dr. Anna Lorenzi: creator, innovator, and entrepreneur. These are a few of the qualities that allowed her dreams to blossom into reality. Over the last 15 years, Anna has opened three clinics in Ukraine under her own brand, the&lt;/span&gt;&lt;i&gt;&lt;span style="font-weight: 400;"&gt; Anna Lorenzi Clinic&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/i&gt;&lt;span style="font-weight: 400;"&gt;. &lt;/span&gt;&lt;/p&gt; &lt;p&gt;&amp;nbsp;&lt;/p&gt; &lt;p&gt;&lt;span style="font-weight: 400;"&gt;“When I was 15, I decided that I wanted to work with skin. That's why I went to school with the intention of pursuing healthcare and then went to university, obtaining my degree in medicine,” Dr. Lorenzi said. &lt;/span&gt;&lt;/p&gt; &lt;p&gt;&amp;nbsp;&lt;/p&gt; &lt;h3&gt;&lt;span style="font-weight: 400;"&gt;Furthering Education and Forging Partnerships&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/h3&gt; &lt;p&gt;&lt;span style="font-weight: 400;"&gt;While launching these clinics, her pursuits led her to earn her Ph.D. in medicine. She is now in the midst of continuing her schooling to include a doctoral dissertation. Her research currently focuses on skin pathology and treatment for patients in all her clinics and around the world. Now that there is a variety of skincare innovations and treatment options that are becoming more easily accessible, Dr. Lorenzi’s focus on personalized skincare has become prominent in her practice and throughout the cosmetic industry.&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/p&gt; &lt;p&gt;&amp;nbsp;&lt;/p&gt; &lt;p&gt;&lt;span style="font-weight: 400;"&gt;TopDoc Wellness has been fortunate to forge a partnership with Dr. Lorenzi and her incredible work in cosmetic care and rejuvenation. Her 15 years of work on cosmetic treatments have impressed the world-renowned clinic into a partnership where Dr. Lorenzi can utilize her knowledge to help people at any stage of their skincare journey in the U.S. and abroad.&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/p&gt; &lt;p&gt;&amp;nbsp;&lt;/p&gt; &lt;p&gt;&amp;nbsp;&lt;/p&gt; &lt;p&gt;&lt;img class="wp-image-30615 size-large aligncenter" src="https://topdoctormagazine.com/wp-content/uploads/2024/05/Anna-Lorenzi-1-819x1024.png" alt="" width="819" height="1024" /&gt;&lt;/p&gt; &lt;p&gt;&amp;nbsp;&lt;/p&gt; &lt;p&gt;&amp;nbsp;&lt;/p&gt; &lt;h3&gt;&lt;span style="font-weight: 400;"&gt;The Anna Lorenzi Clinic Services&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/h3&gt; &lt;p&gt;&lt;span style="font-weight: 400;"&gt;Dr. Lorenzi’s practice extends beyond basic skincare. She and her team also provide dermatology, gynecology, cosmetology, IV therapy, injection techniques, laser dermatology, cosmetology, and medical analysis services.&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/p&gt; &lt;p&gt;&amp;nbsp;&lt;/p&gt; &lt;p&gt;&lt;span style="font-weight: 400;"&gt;The team at the &lt;/span&gt;&lt;i&gt;&lt;span style="font-weight: 400;"&gt;Anna Lorenzi Clinic&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/i&gt;&lt;span style="font-weight: 400;"&gt; is committed to treating the patient as a whole and offering various services to meet their patients’ needs. &lt;/span&gt;&lt;span style="font-weight: 400;"&gt;Medical analyses are an integral part of comprehensive treatment, upon which the entire clinic's work is based. They are necessary to gather a complete medical history, establish a diagnosis, and prescribe appropriate treatment.&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/p&gt; &lt;p&gt;&amp;nbsp;&lt;/p&gt; &lt;p&gt;&lt;span style="font-weight: 400;"&gt;“I always carefully examine the patient's skin and assess the situation based on their skin type and specific skin condition. I must assess the best products or treatment regimes to solve the issue. I can recommend brands I like, but I prefer to use custom treatments for the patient’s unique needs,” Dr. Lorenzi shared. &lt;/span&gt;&lt;/p&gt; &lt;p&gt;&lt;span style="font-weight: 400;"&gt;The main areas of expertise in the clinic include classical dermatology, specifically the treatment of dermatological conditions and removal of skin growths, and aesthetic dermatology, encompassing all aesthetic and injectable procedures that can only be performed by a dermatologist.&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/p&gt; &lt;p&gt;&lt;span style="font-weight: 400;"&gt;The &lt;/span&gt;&lt;i&gt;&lt;span style="font-weight: 400;"&gt;Anna Lorenzi Clinic&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/i&gt;&lt;span style="font-weight: 400;"&gt; also offers laser dermatology, which can address various issues, such as pigmentation treatment, skin resurfacing, vascular removal, and skin rejuvenation techniques that work on all layers of the dermis.&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/p&gt; &lt;p&gt;&lt;span style="font-weight: 400;"&gt;The classical gynecology offered encompasses the treatment of gynecological issues, as well as aesthetic and laser gynecology. That includes vaginal muscle tightening, intimate area whitening, and injectable methods for gynecological improvements.&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/p&gt; &lt;p&gt;&lt;span style="font-weight: 400;"&gt;Cosmetology, including aesthetic procedures for facial and body skincare and additional services, such as IV therapy (detox and vitamin drips), are also available to maintain overall tone and health from within.&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/p&gt; &lt;p&gt;&amp;nbsp;&lt;/p&gt; &lt;h3&gt;&lt;span style="font-weight: 400;"&gt;The Anna Lorenzi Clinics’ Recommended Brands&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/h3&gt; &lt;p&gt;&lt;span style="font-weight: 400;"&gt;Dr. Lorenzi has many preferred brands she recommends and promotes across her multiple social media platforms. Some &lt;/span&gt;&lt;span style="font-weight: 400;"&gt;favorite cosmetic brands of Dr. Anna Lorenzi are ZO®️ Skin Health, Skinbetter, Maria Galland, Jan Marini, Jean D'Arcel, Alastin skincare, and Neauvia.&lt;/span&gt;&lt;span style="font-weight: 400;"&gt; Each of these brands Dr. Lorenzi recommends is known worldwide and well-respected in the skin-care industry. Most of these brands have been around for over fifty years, each holding its own unique composition of why Dr. Lorenzi advocates for their products. A few also offer medical-grade cosmetics to help address a multitude of skincare concerns.&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/p&gt; &lt;p&gt;&amp;nbsp;&lt;/p&gt; &lt;p&gt;&lt;span style="font-weight: 400;"&gt;The philosophies and focus of these companies align with Dr. Lorenzi’s goal to establish meaningful relationships with her patients to help them best achieve their skincare goals.&lt;/span&gt;&lt;span style="font-weight: 400;"&gt;1&lt;/span&gt;&lt;span style="font-weight: 400;"&gt; Each of these companies has created brands that put careful consideration into their product’s design and uses, ensuring quality care for different skin types. With years of experience in the aesthetics industry, these companies have combined science and beauty to promote keeping the biggest organ in one's body healthy and glowing.&lt;/span&gt;&lt;span style="font-weight: 400;"&gt;2&lt;/span&gt;&lt;span style="font-weight: 400;"&gt; &lt;/span&gt;&lt;/p&gt; &lt;p&gt;&amp;nbsp;&lt;/p&gt; &lt;p&gt;&lt;span style="font-weight: 400;"&gt;Understanding the outstanding accomplishments of the brands above, Dr. Lorenzi carefully considers every product she endorses. While many dermatologists and medical professionals will simply prescribe a medication or treatment that works for most people, Dr. Lorenzi intentionally chooses specialized formulas for each patient and creates a plan and treatment that will have the best results based on each client rather than the status quo treatments. &lt;/span&gt;&lt;/p&gt; &lt;p&gt;&amp;nbsp;&lt;/p&gt; &lt;p&gt;&amp;nbsp;&lt;/p&gt; &lt;p&gt;&lt;img class="wp-image-30618 size-large aligncenter" src="https://topdoctormagazine.com/wp-content/uploads/2024/05/Anna-Lorenzi-2-1024x536.png" alt="" width="1024" height="536" /&gt;&lt;/p&gt; &lt;p&gt;&amp;nbsp;&lt;/p&gt; &lt;p&gt;&amp;nbsp;&lt;/p&gt; &lt;h3&gt;&lt;span style="font-weight: 400;"&gt;Dr. Lorenzi’s Secret Formula &lt;/span&gt;&lt;/h3&gt; &lt;p&gt;&lt;span style="font-weight: 400;"&gt;Along with her recommended product lines and treatments, Dr. Lorenzi has successfully been developing her proprietary skincare line. &lt;/span&gt;&lt;/p&gt; &lt;p&gt;&amp;nbsp;&lt;/p&gt; &lt;p&gt;&lt;span style="font-weight: 400;"&gt;“I have created a secret lotion recipe that works wonders for people with problematic skin. I had acne in my childhood, and I know how challenging it is to treat this issue, especially during adolescence. That experience inspired me to develop my own lotion based on acids that inhibit acne bacteria, serving as an alternative to acid peels and being safe for home use. This solution has helped numerous people with acne problems. I am already working on special documents to make it available for sale beyond my clinics, throughout Ukraine and soon in the U.S. and South America.”&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/p&gt; &lt;p&gt;&amp;nbsp;&lt;/p&gt; &lt;p&gt;&lt;span style="font-weight: 400;"&gt;Dr. Lorenzi takes time with each client who walks through her door to ensure she fully understands what treatments they need for beautiful skin. Some clients will have exhausted their options before they meet with Dr. Lorenzi, but she keeps going until she can find the solution to their ailments. Skincare is a highly populated industry with plenty of treatment options, so Dr. Lorenzi discusses the clients' lifestyles and conditions to find the root problems beneath the skin.&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/p&gt; &lt;p&gt;&amp;nbsp;&lt;/p&gt; &lt;p&gt;&lt;span style="font-weight: 400;"&gt;Some clients simply need lifestyle changes rather than medication to aid their skin. However, some require medical-grade care, while others do best with holistic treatments. The point is that each client has a different story and skin type, which needs to be treated uniquely. Dr. Lorenzi assesses all variables to require an understanding of each client rather than labeling them into a generalized group with one path for treatment. She works with them to find the best solutions to have long-lasting, beautiful effects.&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/p&gt; &lt;p&gt;&amp;nbsp;&lt;/p&gt; &lt;table&gt; &lt;tbody&gt; &lt;tr&gt; &lt;td style="width: 879px;"&gt; &lt;p&gt;&lt;span style="font-weight: 400;"&gt;“Sometimes, I can recommend treatments or helpful exercises if needed. But what if this patient is in pain and needs medical treatment? If that patient does need medical treatment, I can explain its side effects and walk them through their options. I assure the best results with everyone, utilizing all our assets. I always recommend what I am confident will work, whether that’s exercise, diet, treatments, or medication,” she said. &lt;/span&gt;&lt;/p&gt; &lt;p&gt;&amp;nbsp;&lt;/p&gt; &lt;p&gt;&amp;nbsp;&lt;/p&gt; &lt;p&gt;&lt;img class="wp-image-30616 size-large aligncenter" src="https://topdoctormagazine.com/wp-content/uploads/2024/05/Anna-Lorenzi-3-819x1024.png" alt="" width="819" height="1024" /&gt;&lt;/p&gt; &lt;p&gt;&amp;nbsp;&lt;/p&gt; &lt;p&gt;&amp;nbsp;&lt;/p&gt; &lt;h3&gt;&lt;span style="font-weight: 400;"&gt;Continuing Professional Development&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/h3&gt; &lt;p&gt;&lt;span style="font-weight: 400;"&gt;Dr. Lorenzi’s brand has seen an increase in business since she attended multiple medical conferences and spoke about her experience in skincare with specific treatment options. Her love for education has not ended and will continue into the future. As she helps more clients in Ukraine and the U.S., Dr. Lorenzi plans to expand and continue educating on healthy skin and skin care treatments. &lt;/span&gt;&lt;/p&gt; &lt;p&gt;&lt;span style="font-weight: 400;"&gt;Dr. Lorenzi and her team continually look for opportunities to expand their knowledge. In recent years, they have attended laser cosmetology training at several different conferences with various trainers who have taught them unique techniques. The specialists at the &lt;/span&gt;&lt;i&gt;&lt;span style="font-weight: 400;"&gt;Anna Lorenzi Clinic&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/i&gt;&lt;span style="font-weight: 400;"&gt; also undergo training to expertly utilize the equipment from Alma Lasers which are frequently used in the clinic. &lt;/span&gt;&lt;/p&gt; &lt;p&gt;&lt;span style="font-weight: 400;"&gt;Dr. Lorenzi and her team constantly seek opportunities to expand their knowledge while systematically attending global congresses and undergoing professional development with leading experts&lt;/span&gt;&lt;span style="font-weight: 400;"&gt;. That is why she attended the 25th-anniversary IMCAS World Congress 2024 in Paris, one of the most authoritative events in the world of aesthetic medicine. This congress, which brought together over 17,000 doctors from around the world, is notable not only for the exchange of cutting-edge knowledge and achievements in the fields of cosmetology and dermatology but also for its exceptional exhibition. &lt;/span&gt;&lt;/p&gt; &lt;p&gt;&lt;span style="font-weight: 400;"&gt;The exhibition featured devices with innovative technologies that elevate the quality of procedures to an entirely new level. Additionally, visitors had the opportunity to acquaint themselves with products from top cosmeceutical brands, including preparations with the most innovative active ingredients that meet the highest standards of beauty and health. &lt;/span&gt;&lt;/p&gt; &lt;p&gt;&lt;span style="font-weight: 400;"&gt;Renowned speakers from around the world presented the latest advancements and innovations in aesthetics, discussing new technologies for procedures and innovative approaches to skincare. This event provided a unique opportunity for knowledge and experience exchange, contributing to further development and improvement in aesthetic medicine. &lt;/span&gt;&lt;/p&gt; &lt;p&gt;&lt;span style="font-weight: 400;"&gt;Dr. Lorenzi understands the importance of innovation and continuous development in service delivery. Therefore, she not only keeps up with the latest trends in aesthetic medicine but also actively implements cutting-edge methodologies and technologies to ensure clients receive the highest quality of service.&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/p&gt; &lt;p&gt;&lt;span style="font-weight: 400;"&gt;In 2020, she attended two conferences. The first was the Injection Congress 2020 in Ukraine, an annual injection congress that gathers all the country's dermatologist injectors in one place. The second was From Surface to Shape 2020 in Ukraine, a congress for dermatologists and aestheticians.&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/p&gt; &lt;p&gt;&lt;span style="font-weight: 400;"&gt;Anna Lorenzi organized the first gynecological conference in Ukraine in 2021 with Lyudmila Shupenyuk, the country's leading gynecologist and well-known TV presenter. The conference attracted hundreds of gynecologists from different parts of the country.&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/p&gt; &lt;p&gt;&lt;span style="font-weight: 400;"&gt;In 2021, she was also able to attend the Dubai World Dermatology and Laser Conference &amp;amp; Exhibition, an annual congress featuring top dermatologist speakers and an exhibition of leading manufacturers in the field of medicine, as well as Global Aesthetics 2021, Miami, which is a congress featuring presentations by top dermatologists and surgeons from the USA.&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/p&gt; &lt;p&gt;&amp;nbsp;&lt;/p&gt; &lt;p&gt;&amp;nbsp;&lt;/p&gt; &lt;p&gt;&lt;img class="wp-image-30617 size-large aligncenter" src="https://topdoctormagazine.com/wp-content/uploads/2024/05/Anna-Lorenzi-4-819x1024.png" alt="" width="819" height="1024" /&gt;&lt;/p&gt; &lt;p&gt;&amp;nbsp;&lt;/p&gt; &lt;p&gt;&amp;nbsp;&lt;/p&gt; &lt;h3&gt;&lt;span style="font-weight: 400;"&gt;Conclusion&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/h3&gt; &lt;p&gt;&lt;span style="font-weight: 400;"&gt;Dr. Lorenzi has worked toward her passion for skin care and treatment from a young age. Her successful brand has helped thousands of people worldwide achieve better skin. Through her specialized treatments, custom-tailored to each client, her results speak for themselves. &lt;/span&gt;&lt;/p&gt; &lt;p&gt;&lt;span style="font-weight: 400;"&gt;Achieving better skin does not have to take a toll on you. Clients who speak with Dr. Lorenzi can attest that her custom treatments achieve the results they have been searching for over time. Dr. Lorenzi's unique protocol with clients ensures success, even if it is through nontraditional routes that clients don’t typically experience in the medical industry. Whether for cosmetic or health reasons, Dr. Lorenzi and her team work tirelessly to help clients reach their goals of clear, healthy skin. &lt;/span&gt;&lt;/p&gt; &lt;p&gt;&lt;span style="font-weight: 400;"&gt;To learn more about Dr. Lorenzi, visit her clinic website &lt;/span&gt;&lt;a href="https://anna-lorenzi.com.ua/"&gt;&lt;span style="font-weight: 400;"&gt;https://anna-lorenzi.com.ua/&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/a&gt;&lt;span style="font-weight: 400;"&gt;, company website &lt;/span&gt;&lt;a href="https://anna-lorenzi-company.com.ua/"&gt;&lt;span style="font-weight: 400;"&gt;https://anna-lorenzi-company.com.ua&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/a&gt;&lt;span style="font-weight: 400;"&gt;, or her social media:&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/p&gt; &lt;p&gt;&lt;span style="font-weight: 400;"&gt;Clinic Instagram: &lt;/span&gt;&lt;a href="https://www.instagram.com/anna_lorenzi_clinic?utm_source=ig_web_button_share_sheet&amp;amp;igsh=ZDNlZDc0MzIxNw=="&gt;&lt;span style="font-weight: 400;"&gt;https://www.instagram.com/anna_lorenzi_clinic?utm_source=ig_web_button_share_sheet&amp;amp;igsh=ZDNlZDc0MzIxNw==&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/a&gt;&lt;/p&gt; &lt;p&gt;&lt;span style="font-weight: 400;"&gt;Company Instagram:&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/p&gt; &lt;p&gt;&lt;a href="https://www.instagram.com/anna_lorenzi_company?igsh=YTZpZDAydHJ1dmh0"&gt;&lt;span style="font-weight: 400;"&gt;https://www.instagram.com/anna_lorenzi_company?igsh=YTZpZDAydHJ1dmh0&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/a&gt;&lt;/p&gt; &lt;p&gt;&lt;span style="font-weight: 400;"&gt;Be on the lookout for her future partnership with TopDoc Wellness and learn more by calling (305) 4TOPDOC. &lt;/span&gt;&lt;/p&gt; &lt;/td&gt; &lt;/tr&gt; &lt;tr&gt; &lt;td style="width: 879px;"&gt; &lt;/td&gt; &lt;/tr&gt; &lt;tr&gt; &lt;td style="width: 879px;"&gt; &lt;/td&gt; &lt;/tr&gt; &lt;/tbody&gt; &lt;/table&gt; &lt;p&gt;&amp;nbsp;&lt;/p&gt;&lt;/div&gt; &lt;/div&gt; &lt;/div&gt; &lt;/div&gt; &lt;/div&gt;</description> <images>https://topdoctormagazine.com/wp-content/uploads/2024/05/Dr.-Lorenzi-Article-Cover.png</images> <url>https://topdoctormagazine.com/featured/custom-tailored-treatments-for-each-unique-skin-type-an-interview-with-dr-anna-lorenzi/</url> </article> <article> <ID>30596</ID> <title>Should You Drink Regular Water or Vitamin-Rich Water?</title> <publishDate>2024-05-01 16:56:16</publishDate> <description>&lt;div class="et_pb_section et_pb_section_2 et_section_regular" &gt; &lt;div class="et_pb_row et_pb_row_2"&gt; &lt;div class="et_pb_column et_pb_column_4_4 et_pb_column_2 et_pb_css_mix_blend_mode_passthrough et-last-child"&gt; &lt;div class="et_pb_module et_pb_text et_pb_text_2 et_pb_text_align_left et_pb_bg_layout_light"&gt; &lt;div class="et_pb_text_inner"&gt;&lt;h2&gt;&lt;span style="font-weight: 400;"&gt;The Choice of Hydration: Plain Water vs. Mineral-Rich Water&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/h2&gt; &lt;p&gt;&amp;nbsp;&lt;/p&gt; &lt;p&gt;&lt;span style="font-weight: 400;"&gt;Water, the elixir of life, is essential for our existence. However, the debate over the benefits of plain water versus mineral-rich alternatives has gained traction with the rise of various infused waters, such as nettles or fruit-infused concoctions. While both options offer hydration, they differ significantly in their nutritional profiles and potential health benefits.&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/p&gt; &lt;h2&gt;&lt;span style="font-weight: 400;"&gt;Plain Water: The Timeless Essential&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/h2&gt; &lt;p&gt;&amp;nbsp;&lt;/p&gt; &lt;p&gt;&lt;span style="font-weight: 400;"&gt;Plain water, devoid of any additives, remains the gold standard for hydration. It is calorie-free, easily accessible, and crucial for maintaining bodily functions. Here are some key advantages of opting for plain water:&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/p&gt; &lt;p&gt;&amp;nbsp;&lt;/p&gt; &lt;ol&gt; &lt;li&gt;&lt;b&gt; Hydration without Calories. &lt;/b&gt;&lt;span style="font-weight: 400;"&gt;Plain water is calorie-free, making it an ideal choice for those aiming to manage their weight or calorie intake.&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/li&gt; &lt;/ol&gt; &lt;p&gt;&amp;nbsp;&lt;/p&gt; &lt;ol start="2"&gt; &lt;li&gt;&lt;b&gt;Natural Detoxification.&lt;/b&gt;&lt;span style="font-weight: 400;"&gt; Water plays a vital role in flushing out toxins from the body through urine and sweat, aiding in detoxification processes.&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/li&gt; &lt;/ol&gt; &lt;p&gt;&amp;nbsp;&lt;/p&gt; &lt;ol start="3"&gt; &lt;li&gt;&lt;b&gt;Optimal Digestion. &lt;/b&gt;&lt;span style="font-weight: 400;"&gt;Drinking plain water before, during, or after meals can aid in digestion by helping to break down food and move it smoothly through the digestive tract.&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/li&gt; &lt;/ol&gt; &lt;p&gt;&amp;nbsp;&lt;/p&gt; &lt;ol start="4"&gt; &lt;li&gt;&lt;b&gt;Regulates Body Temperature.&lt;/b&gt;&lt;span style="font-weight: 400;"&gt; Water acts as a coolant, regulating body temperature through sweating during physical activity or in hot environments.&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/li&gt; &lt;/ol&gt; &lt;p&gt;&amp;nbsp;&lt;/p&gt; &lt;ol start="5"&gt; &lt;li&gt;&lt;b&gt;Maintains Cognitive Function&lt;/b&gt;&lt;span style="font-weight: 400;"&gt;. Staying hydrated with plain water is essential for optimal cognitive function, as dehydration can impair concentration and cognitive performance.&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/li&gt; &lt;/ol&gt; &lt;p&gt;&amp;nbsp;&lt;/p&gt; &lt;p&gt;&amp;nbsp;&lt;/p&gt; &lt;p&gt;&lt;img class="wp-image-30601 size-large aligncenter" src="https://topdoctormagazine.com/wp-content/uploads/2024/05/Vitamin-Rich-Water-1-1024x536.png" alt="" width="1024" height="536" /&gt;&lt;/p&gt; &lt;p&gt;&amp;nbsp;&lt;/p&gt; &lt;h2&gt;&lt;span style="font-weight: 400;"&gt;Mineral-Rich Water: Nettles and Fruit Infusions&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/h2&gt; &lt;p&gt;&amp;nbsp;&lt;/p&gt; &lt;p&gt;&lt;span style="font-weight: 400;"&gt;Mineral-rich waters, such as nettles or fruit-infused varieties, offer hydration along with additional nutrients and flavors. While they may provide certain health benefits, it's essential to consider their pros and cons:&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/p&gt; &lt;p&gt;&amp;nbsp;&lt;/p&gt; &lt;ol&gt; &lt;li&gt;&lt;b&gt;Nutrient Boost. &lt;/b&gt;&lt;span style="font-weight: 400;"&gt;Nettles and fruit-infused waters can provide additional vitamins, minerals, and antioxidants compared to plain water, depending on the ingredients used.&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/li&gt; &lt;/ol&gt; &lt;p&gt;&amp;nbsp;&lt;/p&gt; &lt;ol start="2"&gt; &lt;li&gt;&lt;b&gt;Enhanced Flavor.&lt;/b&gt;&lt;span style="font-weight: 400;"&gt; Infusing water with fruits, herbs, or vegetables can enhance its flavor, making it more enjoyable for those who struggle to drink plain water.&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/li&gt; &lt;/ol&gt; &lt;p&gt;&amp;nbsp;&lt;/p&gt; &lt;ol start="3"&gt; &lt;li&gt;&lt;b&gt;Potential Health Benefits.&lt;/b&gt;&lt;span style="font-weight: 400;"&gt; Certain ingredients like nettles are touted for their potential health benefits, including anti-inflammatory and antioxidant properties. Fruit-infused waters can also provide antioxidants and other bioactive compounds from the fruits used.&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/li&gt; &lt;/ol&gt; &lt;p&gt;&amp;nbsp;&lt;/p&gt; &lt;ol start="4"&gt; &lt;li&gt;&lt;span style="font-weight: 400;"&gt;4&lt;/span&gt;&lt;b&gt;. Variety.&lt;/b&gt;&lt;span style="font-weight: 400;"&gt; With a multitude of ingredients to choose from, mineral-rich waters offer a wide variety of flavors and combinations, catering to individual preferences.&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/li&gt; &lt;/ol&gt; &lt;p&gt;&amp;nbsp;&lt;/p&gt; &lt;ol start="5"&gt; &lt;li&gt;&lt;b&gt;Reduced Sugar Intake.&lt;/b&gt;&lt;span style="font-weight: 400;"&gt; Compared to sugary beverages like sodas or fruit juices, fruit-infused waters offer a more refreshing alternative with minimal or no added sugars.&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/li&gt; &lt;/ol&gt; &lt;p&gt;&amp;nbsp;&lt;/p&gt; &lt;p&gt;&amp;nbsp;&lt;/p&gt; &lt;p&gt;&lt;img class="wp-image-30602 size-large aligncenter" src="https://topdoctormagazine.com/wp-content/uploads/2024/05/Vitamin-Rich-Water-2-1024x536.png" alt="" width="1024" height="536" /&gt;&lt;/p&gt; &lt;p&gt;&amp;nbsp;&lt;/p&gt; &lt;p&gt;&amp;nbsp;&lt;/p&gt; &lt;h2&gt;&lt;span style="font-weight: 400;"&gt;Choosing the Right Option&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/h2&gt; &lt;p&gt;&amp;nbsp;&lt;/p&gt; &lt;p&gt;&lt;span style="font-weight: 400;"&gt;When it comes to hydration, both plain water and mineral-rich alternatives have their merits. The choice ultimately depends on individual preferences, dietary needs, and health goals. While plain water remains the cornerstone of hydration, mineral-rich waters can be a flavorful and nutritious addition to one's hydration routine.&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/p&gt; &lt;p&gt;&amp;nbsp;&lt;/p&gt; &lt;p&gt;&lt;span style="font-weight: 400;"&gt;However, it is essential to be mindful of potential drawbacks associated with flavored or infused waters. Some commercially available varieties may contain added sugars, artificial flavors, or preservatives, which can negate their health benefits. Opting for homemade infused waters with fresh, natural ingredients is the best way to ensure both hydration and nutritional value.&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/p&gt; &lt;p&gt;&amp;nbsp;&lt;/p&gt; &lt;p&gt;&lt;span style="font-weight: 400;"&gt;In conclusion, whether you prefer the simplicity of plain water or the added benefits of mineral-rich alternatives, staying hydrated is paramount for overall health and well-being. By making informed choices and prioritizing hydration, you can quench your thirst while nourishing your body with the essential fluid it needs to thrive.&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/p&gt;&lt;/div&gt; &lt;/div&gt; &lt;/div&gt; &lt;/div&gt; &lt;/div&gt;</description> <images>https://topdoctormagazine.com/wp-content/uploads/2024/05/Vitamin-Rich-Water-Cover.png</images> <url>https://topdoctormagazine.com/wellness/diet/should-you-drink-regular-water-or-vitamin-rich-water/</url> </article> <article> <ID>30559</ID> <title>BCAA’s: A Must-Use Supplement for Athletes, Weightlifters and all Fitness Buffs!</title> <publishDate>2024-05-01 16:13:26</publishDate> <description>&lt;div class="et_pb_section et_pb_section_3 et_section_regular" &gt; &lt;div class="et_pb_row et_pb_row_3"&gt; &lt;div class="et_pb_column et_pb_column_4_4 et_pb_column_3 et_pb_css_mix_blend_mode_passthrough et-last-child"&gt; &lt;div class="et_pb_module et_pb_text et_pb_text_3 et_pb_text_align_left et_pb_bg_layout_light"&gt; &lt;div class="et_pb_text_inner"&gt;&lt;p&gt;&lt;span style="font-weight: 400;"&gt;I have been heavily involved in the fitness industry for 30 years now, spending most of that time as a competitive bodybuilder, trainer, coach, and physique transformation specialist. I have also worked with many of the most prominent supplement companies, helping to research, formulate, and test hundreds of compounds and products meant to enhance performance, boost fat loss, augment muscle growth and increase overall health and wellness. Some of these products showed great promise based on scientific research but failed to live up to expectations in the “real world.” Others developed cult followings (at least for a time) despite never impressing those who work in lab coats. However, only a handful of pills, potions and powders have truly stood the test of time – becoming essential pieces in the supplement puzzle for athletes, bodybuilders, and fitness enthusiasts the world over. BCAAs are one of them. &lt;/span&gt;&lt;/p&gt; &lt;p&gt;&lt;span style="font-weight: 400;"&gt;  &lt;/span&gt;&lt;/p&gt; &lt;p&gt;&lt;b&gt;What are BCAAs?&lt;/b&gt;&lt;span style="font-weight: 400;"&gt; &lt;/span&gt;&lt;/p&gt; &lt;p&gt;&lt;span style="font-weight: 400;"&gt;  &lt;/span&gt;&lt;/p&gt; &lt;p&gt;&lt;span style="font-weight: 400;"&gt;Annie Stuart defines Branch Chained Amino Acids as “essential nutrients that are proteins found in food. Your muscles “burn” these amino acids for energy. The names of the specific amino acids that make up the branched-chain amino acids are leucine, isoleucine, and valine. The term branched-chain simply refers to their chemical structure.”&lt;/span&gt;&lt;span style="font-weight: 400;"&gt;1&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/p&gt; &lt;p&gt;&lt;span style="font-weight: 400;"&gt;  &lt;/span&gt;&lt;/p&gt; &lt;p&gt;&lt;span style="font-weight: 400;"&gt;Wow, sounds pretty technical, huh? Yeah, but who cares, right? You want to know whether you should be using them or not! Keep reading… &lt;/span&gt;&lt;/p&gt; &lt;p&gt;&lt;span style="font-weight: 400;"&gt;  &lt;/span&gt;&lt;/p&gt; &lt;p&gt;  &lt;img class="wp-image-30588 size-large aligncenter" src="https://topdoctormagazine.com/wp-content/uploads/2024/05/BCAAs-1-819x1024.png" alt="" width="819" height="1024" /&gt;  &lt;/p&gt; &lt;p&gt;&amp;nbsp;&lt;/p&gt; &lt;p&gt;&lt;b&gt;What the Naysayers Will Tell You&lt;/b&gt;&lt;span style="font-weight: 400;"&gt; &lt;/span&gt;&lt;/p&gt; &lt;p&gt;&lt;span style="font-weight: 400;"&gt;  &lt;/span&gt;&lt;/p&gt; &lt;p&gt;&lt;span style="font-weight: 400;"&gt;Just about every high-level coach (top bodybuilders, pro, and Olympic athletes), I have communicated with about BCAA supplementation has related to me that they are absolutely essential (and I agree) in just about every phase of training for elite athletes and serious trainees. However, there are still skeptics out there who insist that a high-protein diet rich in whey is all that is needed. They fervently argue that consuming BCAA supplements will do nothing more than thin out your wallet. So, is it time to head to the cabinet and make some extra room by tossing out those canisters of BCAAs? Not so fast! &lt;/span&gt;&lt;/p&gt; &lt;p&gt;&lt;span style="font-weight: 400;"&gt;  &lt;/span&gt;&lt;/p&gt; &lt;p&gt;&lt;span style="font-weight: 400;"&gt;The vital difference between consuming foods high in BCAAs, such as meat, fish, chicken eggs, and yes, even whey vs. pure supplemental BCAAs is the time it takes them to enter the bloodstream and exert their positive effects. BCAAs found in whole proteins are peptide-bound to other amino acids and, therefore, need to be liberated via the digestive process before absorption, which is not nearly as efficient for igniting anabolism, fat loss, and energy production at the specific times the body is primed for these processes. &lt;/span&gt;&lt;/p&gt; &lt;p&gt;&lt;span style="font-weight: 400;"&gt;  &lt;/span&gt;&lt;/p&gt; &lt;p&gt;&lt;span style="font-weight: 400;"&gt;However, the BCAAs found in supplements are “free form” and thus do not require digestion. Because of this, they rapidly enter the bloodstream and spike amino acid levels more quickly and to a greater extent than BCAAs from food and even whey. &lt;/span&gt;&lt;/p&gt; &lt;p&gt;&lt;span style="font-weight: 400;"&gt;  &lt;/span&gt;&lt;/p&gt; &lt;p&gt;&lt;span style="font-weight: 400;"&gt;Now, are you getting the picture? &lt;/span&gt;&lt;/p&gt; &lt;p&gt;&lt;span style="font-weight: 400;"&gt;  &lt;/span&gt;&lt;/p&gt; &lt;p&gt;&lt;b&gt;The Ratio is Vital&lt;/b&gt;&lt;span style="font-weight: 400;"&gt; &lt;/span&gt;&lt;/p&gt; &lt;p&gt;&lt;span style="font-weight: 400;"&gt;  &lt;/span&gt;&lt;/p&gt; &lt;p&gt;&lt;span style="font-weight: 400;"&gt;When discussing BCAA supplements, it is essential to consider the “ratio” of leucine to isoleucine to valine contained within the formula. There has been a plethora of scientific studies performed on this subject, all attempting to determine what is most effective for triggering anabolism, igniting the mTOR pathway and enhancing muscle hypertrophy. The vast majority of research seems to point toward a 2:1:1 ratio as being optimal for increasing performance and muscle growth. Many products out there will boast about containing higher levels of leucine because it is known that this particular amino acid has the most profound effect on protein synthesis. However, it has never been shown that this produces more significant results than the aforementioned 2:1:1 ratio.  &lt;/span&gt;&lt;/p&gt; &lt;p&gt;&lt;span style="font-weight: 400;"&gt;  &lt;/span&gt;&lt;/p&gt; &lt;p&gt;&lt;img class="wp-image-30586 size-large aligncenter" src="https://topdoctormagazine.com/wp-content/uploads/2024/05/BCAAs-2-1024x536.png" alt="" width="1024" height="536" /&gt;&lt;/p&gt; &lt;p&gt;&amp;nbsp;&lt;/p&gt; &lt;p&gt;&lt;b&gt;The Magic of BCAAs&lt;/b&gt;&lt;span style="font-weight: 400;"&gt; &lt;/span&gt;&lt;/p&gt; &lt;p&gt;&lt;span style="font-weight: 400;"&gt;  &lt;/span&gt;&lt;/p&gt; &lt;p&gt;&lt;span style="font-weight: 400;"&gt;So, just how vital are BCAAs for enhancing the appearance and health of your body? Let’s take a quick look at &lt;/span&gt;&lt;i&gt;&lt;span style="font-weight: 400;"&gt;some&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/i&gt;&lt;span style="font-weight: 400;"&gt; of their most significant benefits. &lt;/span&gt;&lt;/p&gt; &lt;p&gt;&lt;span style="font-weight: 400;"&gt;  &lt;/span&gt;&lt;/p&gt; &lt;p&gt;&lt;span style="font-weight: 400;"&gt;1.&lt;/span&gt;&lt;span style="font-weight: 400;"&gt;     &lt;/span&gt;&lt;span style="font-weight: 400;"&gt;BCAAs enhance protein synthesis – Combined with weight training, BCAAs turn on the mTORC1 pathway, which is our primary mechanism for muscle growth. BCAAs, in fact, have the ability to trigger protein synthesis &lt;/span&gt;&lt;i&gt;&lt;span style="font-weight: 400;"&gt;even in the absence of exercise&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/i&gt;&lt;span style="font-weight: 400;"&gt;, which can minimize atrophy during time off from the gym. &lt;/span&gt;&lt;/p&gt; &lt;p&gt;&lt;span style="font-weight: 400;"&gt;2.&lt;/span&gt;&lt;span style="font-weight: 400;"&gt;     &lt;/span&gt;&lt;span style="font-weight: 400;"&gt;BCAAs reduce protein breakdown – This is accomplished by decreasing activity of the protein breakdown pathway and decreasing the expression of several complexes involved in these actions. &lt;/span&gt;&lt;/p&gt; &lt;p&gt;&lt;span style="font-weight: 400;"&gt;3.&lt;/span&gt;&lt;span style="font-weight: 400;"&gt;     &lt;/span&gt;&lt;span style="font-weight: 400;"&gt;BCAAs can keep energy boosted during exercise – By reducing the amount of tryptophan that passes through the blood-brain barrier, BCAAs help prevent the rise of serotonin produced while training, which reduces fatigue and keeps you alert and focused. &lt;/span&gt;&lt;/p&gt; &lt;p&gt;&lt;span style="font-weight: 400;"&gt;4.&lt;/span&gt;&lt;span style="font-weight: 400;"&gt;     &lt;/span&gt;&lt;span style="font-weight: 400;"&gt;BCAAs support fat loss – The amino acid leucine has been shown, &lt;/span&gt;&lt;i&gt;&lt;span style="font-weight: 400;"&gt;when used in conjunction with both isoleucine and valine&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/i&gt;&lt;span style="font-weight: 400;"&gt;, to increase energy expenditure and fat oxidation. Additionally, not only does isoleucine improve glucose tolerance on its own, but also the entirety of BCAAs can support insulin sensitivity and metabolic rate. Combined, all of these effects will result in a leaner, more defined physique. &lt;/span&gt;&lt;/p&gt; &lt;p&gt;&lt;span style="font-weight: 400;"&gt;5.&lt;/span&gt;&lt;span style="font-weight: 400;"&gt;     &lt;/span&gt;&lt;span style="font-weight: 400;"&gt;BCAAs decrease muscle soreness—This is a very important effect, especially for bodybuilders and athletes who must be able to train and perform maximally with extreme frequency. &lt;/span&gt;&lt;/p&gt; &lt;p&gt;&lt;span style="font-weight: 400;"&gt;6.&lt;/span&gt;&lt;span style="font-weight: 400;"&gt;     &lt;/span&gt;&lt;span style="font-weight: 400;"&gt;BCAAs improve hormonal profile while training – Studies have proven that consuming as little as 6 grams of BCAAs for three weeks helped keep testosterone levels higher and cortisol levels lower during intense training periods. This in and of itself will increase one’s ability to build or maintain muscle mass during all the various yearly training cycles. This is especially vital when undergoing a hypocaloric dieting phase. &lt;/span&gt;&lt;/p&gt; &lt;p&gt;&lt;span style="font-weight: 400;"&gt;  &lt;/span&gt;&lt;/p&gt; &lt;p&gt;&lt;img class="wp-image-30589 size-large aligncenter" src="https://topdoctormagazine.com/wp-content/uploads/2024/05/BCAAs-3-819x1024.png" alt="" width="819" height="1024" /&gt;&lt;/p&gt; &lt;p&gt;&lt;span style="font-weight: 400;"&gt;  &lt;/span&gt;&lt;/p&gt; &lt;p&gt;&lt;b&gt;Dosage and Timing&lt;/b&gt;&lt;span style="font-weight: 400;"&gt; &lt;/span&gt;&lt;/p&gt; &lt;p&gt;&lt;span style="font-weight: 400;"&gt;  &lt;/span&gt;&lt;/p&gt; &lt;p&gt;&lt;span style="font-weight: 400;"&gt;I highly recommend using a BCAA supplement at three specific times per day. &lt;/span&gt;&lt;/p&gt; &lt;p&gt;&lt;span style="font-weight: 400;"&gt;  &lt;/span&gt;&lt;/p&gt; &lt;p&gt;&lt;span style="font-weight: 400;"&gt;-When: Immediately upon awakening. &lt;/span&gt;&lt;/p&gt; &lt;p&gt;&lt;span style="font-weight: 400;"&gt;-Why: Since we get up in a fasted state, our muscles are becoming catabolic and literally starving for BCAAs. &lt;/span&gt;&lt;/p&gt; &lt;p&gt;&lt;span style="font-weight: 400;"&gt;-Dosage: 5 grams. &lt;/span&gt;&lt;/p&gt; &lt;p&gt;&lt;span style="font-weight: 400;"&gt;  &lt;/span&gt;&lt;/p&gt; &lt;p&gt;&lt;span style="font-weight: 400;"&gt;-When: 45 min before weight training. &lt;/span&gt;&lt;/p&gt; &lt;p&gt;&lt;span style="font-weight: 400;"&gt;-Why: To supply energy and support muscle tissue when undergoing intense stress. &lt;/span&gt;&lt;/p&gt; &lt;p&gt;&lt;span style="font-weight: 400;"&gt;-Dosage: 10 grams &lt;/span&gt;&lt;/p&gt; &lt;p&gt;&lt;span style="font-weight: 400;"&gt;  &lt;/span&gt;&lt;/p&gt; &lt;p&gt;&lt;span style="font-weight: 400;"&gt;-When: All throughout weight training workout. &lt;/span&gt;&lt;/p&gt; &lt;p&gt;&lt;span style="font-weight: 400;"&gt;Why: It helps delay fatigue and keep blood amino acid levels high throughout the workout while additionally reducing (not stopping) the post-workout inflammatory response. &lt;/span&gt;&lt;/p&gt; &lt;p&gt;&lt;span style="font-weight: 400;"&gt;-Dosage: 5-10 grams &lt;/span&gt;&lt;/p&gt; &lt;p&gt;&lt;span style="font-weight: 400;"&gt;  &lt;/span&gt;&lt;/p&gt; &lt;p&gt;&lt;span style="font-weight: 400;"&gt;Note: When dieting on lower calories and carbohydrates, 2.5-5 grams of BCAAs can also be consumed between meals to help maintain energy and blood sugar while also keeping appetite under control. &lt;/span&gt;&lt;/p&gt; &lt;p&gt;&lt;span style="font-weight: 400;"&gt;  &lt;/span&gt;&lt;/p&gt; &lt;p&gt;&lt;img class="wp-image-30590 size-large aligncenter" src="https://topdoctormagazine.com/wp-content/uploads/2024/05/BCAAs-4-819x1024.png" alt="" width="819" height="1024" /&gt;&lt;/p&gt; &lt;p&gt;&lt;span style="font-weight: 400;"&gt; &lt;/span&gt;&lt;/p&gt; &lt;p&gt;&lt;strong&gt;ABOUT COACH ERIC BROSER &lt;/strong&gt;&lt;/p&gt; &lt;p&gt;&lt;span style="font-weight: 400;"&gt; &lt;/span&gt;&lt;/p&gt; &lt;p&gt;&lt;span style="font-weight: 400;"&gt;Eric Broser has been involved in the health and fitness industry as a trainer, strength/contest prep coach, model, author, magazine columnist, consultant to nutritional supplement companies and gym owner for over thirty years. He is a former&lt;/span&gt;&lt;i&gt;&lt;span style="font-weight: 400;"&gt; &lt;/span&gt;&lt;/i&gt;&lt;span style="font-weight: 400;"&gt;Natural Professional Bodybuilder, contest judge and now NPC Masters Competitor. Eric has penned over 1000 articles (for web and print) on training, supplements, mindset and nutrition, which have appeared in such major publications as Flex, Iron Man, Planet Muscle, Natural Muscle, Muscular Development, Muscle Mag International, Human Muscle and Performance, UCW and Muscular Health and Performance Illustrated. He has authored &lt;/span&gt;&lt;i&gt;&lt;span style="font-weight: 400;"&gt;four books&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/i&gt;&lt;span style="font-weight: 400;"&gt; on the subject of rapid and substantial physique transformation, including one in partnership with the late Author L Rea and another with world-renowned fitness industry attorney, Rick Collins. Eric is the pioneer/developer of the world-renown &lt;/span&gt;&lt;i&gt;&lt;span style="font-weight: 400;"&gt;POWER-REP RANGE-SHOCK™, SPEC™, O-BEY-6™, FTX2™, ESPX2™ and FIBER DAMAGE/FIBER SATURATION™ training&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/i&gt;&lt;span style="font-weight: 400;"&gt; methods, which are currently utilized by tens of thousands of bodybuilders and athletes across the globe. Eric has also become one of the most sought-after personal trainers/performance nutrition consultants and contest/event preparation coaches in the field by &lt;/span&gt;&lt;i&gt;&lt;span style="font-weight: 400;"&gt;athletes, bodybuilders, high-powered executives and members of the entertainment industry&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/i&gt;&lt;span style="font-weight: 400;"&gt;. He currently works with clients all over the globe. Eric’s exclusive online training show, “B Built by Broser,” has appeared on such online platforms as Muscular Development, Muscle Insider, Evolution of Bodybuilding, Flex, Digital Muscle Media, Jay Cutler TV and currently on Muscle and Fitness+ and FULL TIME BODYBUILDING TV. &lt;/span&gt;&lt;/p&gt; &lt;p&gt;&lt;b&gt;SOCIAL MEDIA AND WEBSITE LINKS:&lt;/b&gt;&lt;span style="font-weight: 400;"&gt; &lt;/span&gt;&lt;/p&gt; &lt;p&gt;&lt;span style="font-weight: 400;"&gt; &lt;/span&gt;&lt;span style="font-weight: 400;"&gt;Instagram:&lt;/span&gt;&lt;span style="font-weight: 400;"&gt; &lt;/span&gt;&lt;/p&gt; &lt;p&gt;&lt;span style="font-weight: 400;"&gt;@COACHERICBROSER &lt;/span&gt;&lt;/p&gt; &lt;p&gt;&amp;nbsp;&lt;/p&gt; &lt;p&gt;&lt;span style="font-weight: 400;"&gt;Broser Built (website): &lt;/span&gt;&lt;/p&gt; &lt;p&gt;&lt;a href="http://www.broserbuilt.com/"&gt;&lt;span style="font-weight: 400;"&gt;www.broserbuilt.com&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/a&gt;&lt;span style="font-weight: 400;"&gt;  &lt;/span&gt;&lt;/p&gt;&lt;/div&gt; &lt;/div&gt; &lt;/div&gt; &lt;/div&gt; &lt;/div&gt;</description> <images>https://topdoctormagazine.com/wp-content/uploads/2024/05/BCAAs-Cover.png</images> <url>https://topdoctormagazine.com/research/news/bcaas-a-must-use-supplement-for-athletes-weightlifters-and-all-fitness-buffs/</url> </article> <article> <ID>30669</ID> <title>Gluten and Dairy Free No-Bake Power Balls</title> <publishDate>2024-05-01 15:53:41</publishDate> <description>&lt;div class="et_pb_section et_pb_section_4 et_section_regular" &gt; &lt;div class="et_pb_row et_pb_row_4"&gt; &lt;div class="et_pb_column et_pb_column_4_4 et_pb_column_4 et_pb_css_mix_blend_mode_passthrough et-last-child"&gt; &lt;div class="et_pb_module et_pb_text et_pb_text_4 et_pb_text_align_left et_pb_bg_layout_light"&gt; &lt;div class="et_pb_text_inner"&gt;&lt;p&gt;&lt;span style="font-weight: 400;"&gt;Consuming dairy-free and gluten-free power balls can offer several potential benefits:&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/p&gt; &lt;p&gt;&amp;nbsp;&lt;/p&gt; &lt;p&gt;&lt;b&gt;Allergy or Sensitivity Considerations &lt;/b&gt;&lt;/p&gt; &lt;p&gt;&lt;span style="font-weight: 400;"&gt;Many individuals have dairy or gluten allergies or sensitivities, which can cause digestive discomfort or other health issues. You can avoid triggering any adverse reactions by opting for dairy-free and gluten-free snacks like these power balls.&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/p&gt; &lt;p&gt;&amp;nbsp;&lt;/p&gt; &lt;p&gt;&lt;b&gt;Digestive Health &lt;/b&gt;&lt;/p&gt; &lt;p&gt;&lt;span style="font-weight: 400;"&gt;For some people, dairy and gluten can be difficult to digest, leading to bloating, gas, or other digestive issues. Choosing snacks that are free from these ingredients can help support better digestive health and comfort.&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/p&gt; &lt;p&gt;&amp;nbsp;&lt;/p&gt; &lt;p&gt;&lt;b&gt;Nutrient Density&lt;/b&gt;&lt;/p&gt; &lt;p&gt;&lt;span style="font-weight: 400;"&gt;Despite being free from dairy and gluten, these power balls are still packed with nutritious ingredients like oats, almond butter, chia seeds, and maple syrup. These ingredients provide essential nutrients such as fiber, healthy fats, protein, vitamins, and minerals, making them a nutrient-dense snack option.&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/p&gt; &lt;p&gt;&amp;nbsp;&lt;/p&gt; &lt;p&gt;&lt;b&gt;Sustained Energy &lt;/b&gt;&lt;/p&gt; &lt;p&gt;&lt;span style="font-weight: 400;"&gt;The combination of complex carbohydrates from oats, protein from almond butter, and healthy fats from chia seeds can provide a steady release of energy, helping to keep you feeling satisfied and energized between meals.&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/p&gt; &lt;p&gt;&amp;nbsp;&lt;/p&gt; &lt;p&gt;&lt;b&gt;Versatility&lt;/b&gt;&lt;/p&gt; &lt;p&gt;&lt;span style="font-weight: 400;"&gt;These power balls are customizable, allowing you to tailor them to your taste preferences and dietary needs. You can easily swap out ingredients or add extras like nuts, seeds, or dried fruits to enhance flavor and nutritional content.&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/p&gt; &lt;p&gt;&amp;nbsp;&lt;/p&gt; &lt;p&gt;&lt;span style="font-weight: 400;"&gt;Overall, dairy-free and gluten-free power balls can be a convenient, satisfying, and nutritious snack option for anyone looking to support their overall health and well-being, particularly those with specific dietary restrictions or preferences! Without further adieu, here is a recipe for gluten-free, dairy-free power balls. &lt;/span&gt;&lt;/p&gt; &lt;p&gt;&amp;nbsp;&lt;/p&gt; &lt;p&gt;&amp;nbsp;&lt;/p&gt; &lt;p&gt;&lt;img class="wp-image-30674 alignnone size-large" src="https://topdoctormagazine.com/wp-content/uploads/2024/05/Gluten-Free-Powerballs-1-1024x536.png" alt="" width="1024" height="536" /&gt;  &lt;/p&gt; &lt;p&gt;&amp;nbsp;&lt;/p&gt; &lt;p&gt;&amp;nbsp;&lt;/p&gt; &lt;h3&gt;&lt;span style="font-weight: 400;"&gt;Ingredients&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/h3&gt; &lt;p&gt;&lt;span style="font-weight: 400;"&gt;- 1 cup gluten-free rolled oats&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/p&gt; &lt;p&gt;&lt;span style="font-weight: 400;"&gt;- 1/2 cup natural almond butter (or any other nut or seed butter of your choice)&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/p&gt; &lt;p&gt;&lt;span style="font-weight: 400;"&gt;- 1/4 cup maple syrup or agave nectar&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/p&gt; &lt;p&gt;&lt;span style="font-weight: 400;"&gt;- 1/4 cup dairy-free chocolate chips&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/p&gt; &lt;p&gt;&lt;span style="font-weight: 400;"&gt;- 2 tablespoons chia seeds&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/p&gt; &lt;p&gt;&lt;span style="font-weight: 400;"&gt;- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/p&gt; &lt;p&gt;&lt;span style="font-weight: 400;"&gt;- A pinch of salt&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/p&gt; &lt;p&gt;&lt;span style="font-weight: 400;"&gt;- Optional: shredded coconut, chopped nuts, cocoa powder for coating&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/p&gt; &lt;p&gt;&amp;nbsp;&lt;/p&gt; &lt;p&gt;&amp;nbsp;&lt;/p&gt; &lt;p&gt;&lt;img class="wp-image-30676 size-large aligncenter" src="https://topdoctormagazine.com/wp-content/uploads/2024/05/Gluten-Free-Powerballs-2-819x1024.png" alt="" width="819" height="1024" /&gt;&lt;/p&gt; &lt;p&gt;&amp;nbsp;&lt;/p&gt; &lt;p&gt;&amp;nbsp;&lt;/p&gt; &lt;h3&gt;&lt;span style="font-weight: 400;"&gt;Instructions&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/h3&gt; &lt;ol&gt; &lt;li&gt;&lt;span style="font-weight: 400;"&gt; Gather all the ingredients listed.&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/li&gt; &lt;/ol&gt; &lt;p&gt;&amp;nbsp;&lt;/p&gt; &lt;ol start="2"&gt; &lt;li&gt;&lt;span style="font-weight: 400;"&gt; In a large mixing bowl, combine the rolled oats, dairy-free chocolate chips, chia seeds, and a pinch of salt. Stir until evenly mixed.&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/li&gt; &lt;/ol&gt; &lt;p&gt;&amp;nbsp;&lt;/p&gt; &lt;ol start="3"&gt; &lt;li&gt;&lt;span style="font-weight: 400;"&gt; Add the almond butter, maple syrup (or agave nectar), and vanilla extract to the dry ingredients. Mix well until a thick, sticky dough forms. If the mixture seems too dry, you can add a little more almond butter or maple syrup.&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/li&gt; &lt;/ol&gt; &lt;p&gt;&amp;nbsp;&lt;/p&gt; &lt;ol start="4"&gt; &lt;li&gt;&lt;span style="font-weight: 400;"&gt; Cover the bowl with plastic wrap or a lid and chill the mixture in the refrigerator for at least 30 minutes. Chilling will help the mixture firm up and make it easier to roll into balls.&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/li&gt; &lt;/ol&gt; &lt;p&gt;&amp;nbsp;&lt;/p&gt; &lt;ol start="5"&gt; &lt;li&gt;&lt;span style="font-weight: 400;"&gt; Once the mixture is chilled and firm, remove it from the refrigerator. Using your hands, scoop out about a tablespoon of the mixture at a time and roll it into a ball between your palms. Repeat until all the mixture is used up, placing the balls on a plate or baking sheet lined with parchment paper.&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/li&gt; &lt;/ol&gt; &lt;p&gt;&amp;nbsp;&lt;/p&gt; &lt;ol start="6"&gt; &lt;li&gt;&lt;span style="font-weight: 400;"&gt; If desired, you can roll the power balls in shredded coconut, chopped nuts, or cocoa powder for an extra layer of flavor and texture.&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/li&gt; &lt;/ol&gt; &lt;p&gt;&amp;nbsp;&lt;/p&gt; &lt;ol start="7"&gt; &lt;li&gt;&lt;span style="font-weight: 400;"&gt; Store the power balls in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to two weeks. Enjoy them as a quick and healthy snack whenever you need an energy boost!&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/li&gt; &lt;/ol&gt; &lt;p&gt;&amp;nbsp;&lt;/p&gt; &lt;p&gt;&lt;span style="font-weight: 400;"&gt;These power balls are not only delicious but also packed with nutrients from the oats, almond butter, and chia seeds, making them the perfect treat for any time of day. Enjoy!&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/p&gt;&lt;/div&gt; &lt;/div&gt; &lt;/div&gt; &lt;/div&gt; &lt;/div&gt;</description> <images>https://topdoctormagazine.com/wp-content/uploads/2024/05/Gluten-Free-Powerballs-Cover.png</images> <url>https://topdoctormagazine.com/wellness/health-nutrition/gluten-and-dairy-free-no-bake-power-balls/</url> </article> <article> <ID>30520</ID> <title>Should You Replace Your Metal Filling? Exploring the Benefits and Considerations</title> <publishDate>2024-05-01 15:22:04</publishDate> <description>&lt;div class="et_pb_section et_pb_section_5 et_section_regular" &gt; &lt;div class="et_pb_row et_pb_row_5"&gt; &lt;div class="et_pb_column et_pb_column_4_4 et_pb_column_5 et_pb_css_mix_blend_mode_passthrough et-last-child"&gt; &lt;div class="et_pb_module et_pb_text et_pb_text_5 et_pb_text_align_left et_pb_bg_layout_light"&gt; &lt;div class="et_pb_text_inner"&gt;&lt;p&gt;&lt;span style="font-weight: 400;"&gt;Metal dental fillings, often referred to as amalgam fillings, have been the standard treatment of cavities for decades. However, concerns about their potential toxicity have led many individuals to consider replacing them with alternative materials. In this article, we'll delve into the topic of metal fillings, discussing their potential risks and the benefits of replacing them with modern alternatives.&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/p&gt; &lt;h3&gt;&lt;span style="font-weight: 400;"&gt;Understanding Metal Fillings&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/h3&gt; &lt;p&gt;&lt;span style="font-weight: 400;"&gt;Metal fillings are composed of a mixture of metals, including silver, mercury, tin, and copper. While these fillings have been widely used in dentistry due to their durability and affordability, there is growing concern about the presence of mercury, a known toxic substance. According to the American Dental Association, Mercury vapor can be released from metal fillings over time, especially during activities such as chewing and teeth grinding.&lt;/span&gt;&lt;span style="font-weight: 400;"&gt;1&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/p&gt; &lt;h3&gt; &lt;/h3&gt; &lt;p&gt;&lt;img class="wp-image-30526 alignnone size-large" src="https://topdoctormagazine.com/wp-content/uploads/2024/04/Metal-Filling-2-1024x536.png" alt="" width="1024" height="536" /&gt;&lt;/p&gt; &lt;p&gt;&amp;nbsp;&lt;/p&gt; &lt;h3&gt;&lt;span style="font-weight: 400;"&gt;The Toxicity Debate&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/h3&gt; &lt;p&gt;&lt;span style="font-weight: 400;"&gt;The debate surrounding the toxicity of metal fillings has been ongoing for years. While some studies, reported by the World Health Organization, suggest that the levels of mercury released from fillings are within safe limits&lt;/span&gt;&lt;span style="font-weight: 400;"&gt;2&lt;/span&gt;&lt;span style="font-weight: 400;"&gt;, other studies as reported by the National Center for Biotechnology Information, raise concerns about the potential health risks associated with long-term exposure to mercury vapor.&lt;/span&gt;&lt;span style="font-weight: 400;"&gt;3&lt;/span&gt;&lt;span style="font-weight: 400;"&gt; Common concerns include neurological issues, immune system disorders, and adverse effects on overall health.&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/p&gt; &lt;h3&gt; &lt;/h3&gt; &lt;h3&gt;&lt;span style="font-weight: 400;"&gt;Benefits of Replacing Metal Fillings&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/h3&gt; &lt;ol&gt; &lt;li&gt;&lt;span style="font-weight: 400;"&gt; Reduced Exposure to Mercury: One of the primary reasons for replacing metal fillings is to reduce exposure to mercury vapor. The National Institutes of Health notes that by opting for alternative materials such as composite resin or ceramic, individuals can minimize their risk of mercury toxicity and its potential health consequences.&lt;/span&gt;&lt;span style="font-weight: 400;"&gt;4&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/li&gt; &lt;/ol&gt; &lt;p&gt;&amp;nbsp;&lt;/p&gt; &lt;ol start="2"&gt; &lt;li&gt;&lt;span style="font-weight: 400;"&gt; Improved Aesthetics: Unlike metal fillings, which are silver or gray in color and may become visible when smiling or laughing, tooth-colored fillings blend seamlessly with the natural tooth enamel. According to the American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry, this aesthetic advantage makes them a popular choice for individuals seeking a more natural-looking smile.&lt;/span&gt;&lt;span style="font-weight: 400;"&gt;5&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/li&gt; &lt;/ol&gt; &lt;p&gt;&amp;nbsp;&lt;/p&gt; &lt;ol start="3"&gt; &lt;li&gt;&lt;span style="font-weight: 400;"&gt; Preservation of Tooth Structure: Composite resin and ceramic fillings require less removal of healthy tooth structure compared to metal fillings. The Journal of the American Dental Association mentions this preservation of tooth structure can contribute to long-term dental health and reduce the risk of complications such as tooth fractures or sensitivity.&lt;/span&gt;&lt;span style="font-weight: 400;"&gt;6&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/li&gt; &lt;/ol&gt; &lt;p&gt;&amp;nbsp;&lt;/p&gt; &lt;ol start="4"&gt; &lt;li&gt;&lt;span style="font-weight: 400;"&gt; Enhanced Biocompatibility: Modern dental materials offer enhanced biocompatibility, meaning they are less likely to cause allergic reactions or sensitivities in individuals with metal allergies. As stated on PubMed, this makes them a safer and more suitable option for a wider range of patients.&lt;/span&gt;&lt;span style="font-weight: 400;"&gt;7&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/li&gt; &lt;/ol&gt; &lt;h3&gt; &lt;/h3&gt; &lt;p&gt;&amp;nbsp;&lt;/p&gt; &lt;p&gt;&lt;img class="wp-image-30527 size-large aligncenter" src="https://topdoctormagazine.com/wp-content/uploads/2024/04/Metal-Filling-3-1024x536.png" alt="" width="1024" height="536" /&gt;&lt;/p&gt; &lt;p&gt;&amp;nbsp;&lt;/p&gt; &lt;p&gt;&amp;nbsp;&lt;/p&gt; &lt;h3&gt;&lt;span style="font-weight: 400;"&gt;Considerations Before Replacement&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/h3&gt; &lt;p&gt;&lt;span style="font-weight: 400;"&gt;Before deciding to replace metal fillings, it's essential to consider the following factors:&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/p&gt; &lt;p&gt;&amp;nbsp;&lt;/p&gt; &lt;ol&gt; &lt;li&gt;&lt;span style="font-weight: 400;"&gt; Evaluation of Existing Fillings: Not all metal fillings may require immediate replacement. A thorough evaluation by a qualified dentist can help determine the condition of existing fillings and whether replacement is necessary.&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/li&gt; &lt;/ol&gt; &lt;p&gt;&amp;nbsp;&lt;/p&gt; &lt;ol start="2"&gt; &lt;li&gt;&lt;span style="font-weight: 400;"&gt; Cost and Insurance Coverage: The cost of replacing metal fillings with alternative materials can vary depending on factors such as the number of fillings and the type of material used. Additionally, not all dental insurance plans may cover the replacement cost, so checking coverage details beforehand is essential.&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/li&gt; &lt;/ol&gt; &lt;p&gt;&amp;nbsp;&lt;/p&gt; &lt;ol start="3"&gt; &lt;li&gt;&lt;span style="font-weight: 400;"&gt; Potential Sensitivity: Some individuals may experience temporary tooth sensitivity following the replacement of metal fillings, especially if the new fillings are larger or closer to the nerve of the tooth. Dentists can provide recommendations for managing sensitivity and ensuring patient comfort during the transition period.&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/li&gt; &lt;/ol&gt; &lt;p&gt;&amp;nbsp;&lt;/p&gt; &lt;p&gt;&lt;span style="font-weight: 400;"&gt;The decision to replace metal fillings with alternative materials is a personal one that should be made in consultation with a qualified dentist. While metal fillings have been used successfully for many years, concerns about their potential toxicity have prompted individuals to explore safer and more aesthetically pleasing options. By weighing the potential benefits and considerations, individuals can make an informed decision that promotes their dental health and overall well-being.&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/p&gt;&lt;/div&gt; &lt;/div&gt; &lt;/div&gt; &lt;/div&gt; &lt;/div&gt;</description> <images>https://topdoctormagazine.com/wp-content/uploads/2024/04/Metal-Filling-1.png</images> <url>https://topdoctormagazine.com/oral-health/should-you-replace-your-metal-filling-exploring-the-benefits-and-considerations/</url> </article> <article> <ID>30626</ID> <title>Natural Alternatives to Your Daily Multivitamin</title> <publishDate>2024-05-01 14:38:34</publishDate> <description>&lt;div class="et_pb_section et_pb_section_6 et_section_regular" &gt; &lt;div class="et_pb_row et_pb_row_6"&gt; &lt;div class="et_pb_column et_pb_column_4_4 et_pb_column_6 et_pb_css_mix_blend_mode_passthrough et-last-child"&gt; &lt;div class="et_pb_module et_pb_text et_pb_text_6 et_pb_text_align_left et_pb_bg_layout_light"&gt; &lt;div class="et_pb_text_inner"&gt;&lt;p&gt;&lt;span style="font-weight: 400;"&gt;In today's health-conscious society, individuals are constantly seeking ways to optimize their well-being, often turning to multivitamin supplements as a quick, easy, convenient solution.  However, with the market flooded with various supplement options, it's essential to discern between typical drugstore multivitamins and healthier alternatives to increase your health. Don't settle for ineffective multivitamins that waste your money and don’t properly absorb in your gut. Consider these impactful and healthy alternatives to buying grocery store multivitamins!&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/p&gt; &lt;ol&gt; &lt;li&gt;&lt;b&gt;Whole Food-Based Multivitamins:&lt;/b&gt;&lt;span style="font-weight: 400;"&gt; Traditional multivitamins often contain synthetic nutrients that may not be as readily absorbed by the body compared to those derived from whole foods. Whole food-based multivitamins, on the other hand, are crafted from real food sources, ensuring better absorption and utilization by the body. Dr. Tieraona Low Dog, an internationally recognized expert in the fields of integrative medicine, dietary supplements, and women’s health, highlights the importance of whole food-based supplements. In her book &lt;/span&gt;&lt;i&gt;&lt;span style="font-weight: 400;"&gt;Fortify Your Life&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/i&gt;&lt;span style="font-weight: 400;"&gt;, she emphasizes that whole food-based multivitamins contain nutrients in their natural form, along with beneficial phytonutrients and cofactors, which contribute to better health outcomes.&lt;/span&gt;&lt;span style="font-weight: 400;"&gt;1&lt;/span&gt;&lt;span style="font-weight: 400;"&gt; The MegaFood® brand offers a range of whole-food multivitamins made with real food sourced from trusted farm partners. They prioritize using organic and non-GMO ingredients in their formulations.&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/li&gt; &lt;/ol&gt; &lt;p&gt;&amp;nbsp;&lt;/p&gt; &lt;p&gt;&amp;nbsp;&lt;/p&gt; &lt;ol start="2"&gt; &lt;li&gt;&lt;b&gt;Nutrient-Dense Superfood Blends&lt;/b&gt;&lt;span style="font-weight: 400;"&gt;: Nutrient-dense superfood blends are another promising alternative to conventional multivitamins. These blends combine a variety of nutrient-rich foods such as fruits, vegetables, herbs, and spices, providing a wide array of vitamins, minerals, antioxidants, and other beneficial compounds. Research conducted by Dr. Rhonda Patrick, a biomedical scientist renowned for her work in aging, cancer, and nutrition, suggests that consuming a diverse range of nutrient-dense foods can positively impact health and longevity.&lt;/span&gt;&lt;span style="font-weight: 400;"&gt;2&lt;/span&gt;&lt;span style="font-weight: 400;"&gt; Superfood blends offer a convenient way to incorporate multiple nutrients into one's diet, promoting overall health and vitality.&lt;/span&gt; &lt;span style="font-weight: 400;"&gt;The Designs for Health brand’s Chocolate Superfoods Formula is an excellent option for children, parents, and adults wanting a phytonutrient-packed blend of organic fruits, vegetables, greens, and fiber delivered in a delicious chocolate-flavored powder designed to support children’s overall health and antioxidant status. Other brands to look for are Amazing Grass, Navitas Organics, and Vital Proteins.&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/li&gt; &lt;/ol&gt; &lt;p&gt;&amp;nbsp;&lt;/p&gt; &lt;p&gt;&amp;nbsp;&lt;/p&gt; &lt;ol start="3"&gt; &lt;li&gt;&lt;b&gt;&lt;i&gt;Drink your Multivitamin&lt;/i&gt;&lt;/b&gt;&lt;span style="font-weight: 400;"&gt;!&lt;/span&gt;&lt;span style="font-weight: 400;"&gt; Maintaining proper hydration is vital for adults to support optimal performance, cognitive abilities, and overall health. Inadequate hydration can result in tiredness, reduced focus, and decreased productivity. Therefore, integrating enjoyable and effective hydration options into daily habits is essential for sustaining peak vitality and well-being! KING KONGIN Energy Drinks offer multiple benefits: they contain no sugar, calories, carbs, and artificial colors, promoting health and boosting energy. This formula is packed with 180mg of natural caffeine from tea and essential vitamins, specially designed to meet your all-day energy requirements.&lt;/span&gt;&lt;span style="font-weight: 400;"&gt;3&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/li&gt; &lt;/ol&gt; &lt;p&gt;&amp;nbsp;&lt;/p&gt; &lt;p&gt;&lt;span style="font-weight: 400;"&gt;While various flavored energy drinks are available, opting for healthier alternatives in energy drinks made from tea caffeine not only quenches thirst but also offers additional benefits from incorporating Vitamin B, electrolytes, minerals, and natural flavors in these drinks, which is crucial. The KING KONGIN Energy Drink is a testament to the possibility of achieving a harmonious blend of taste and functionality, providing a refreshing and nourishing option for individuals seeking a flavorful beverage that supports their active lifestyles.&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/p&gt; &lt;p&gt;&amp;nbsp;&lt;/p&gt; &lt;p&gt;&amp;nbsp;&lt;/p&gt; &lt;p&gt;&amp;nbsp;&lt;/p&gt; &lt;p&gt;&lt;img class="wp-image-30663 size-large aligncenter" src="https://topdoctormagazine.com/wp-content/uploads/2024/05/Multivitamin-Alternatives-1-1024x536.png" alt="" width="1024" height="536" /&gt;&lt;/p&gt; &lt;p&gt;&amp;nbsp;&lt;/p&gt; &lt;p&gt;&amp;nbsp;&lt;/p&gt; &lt;ol start="4"&gt; &lt;li&gt;&lt;b&gt;Single-Nutrient Supplements&lt;/b&gt;&lt;span style="font-weight: 400;"&gt;: Choose supplements that focus on specific nutrients your body needs, such as vitamin D, omega-3 fatty acids, magnesium, and antioxidant supplements like vitamin C, vitamin E, or resveratrol to combat oxidative stress and promote overall health. Patients working with their physicians striving for optimal health know the importance of following this alternative by working with a doctor, testing your lab work, and creating an individual supplement protocol based on your body's needs. &lt;/span&gt;&lt;/li&gt; &lt;/ol&gt; &lt;p&gt;&amp;nbsp;&lt;/p&gt; &lt;p&gt;&lt;span style="font-weight: 400;"&gt;Dr. Andrew Weil, a prominent figure in integrative medicine, underscores the importance of using single-nutrient supplements judiciously, recommending that they be taken cautiously and ideally under the guidance of a healthcare provider. Dr. Weil emphasizes the potential for single-nutrient supplements to disrupt the delicate balance of nutrients in the body.&lt;/span&gt;&lt;span style="font-weight: 400;"&gt;4&lt;/span&gt;&lt;span style="font-weight: 400;"&gt; Patients can alternatively work with their physician in building med packs for individual supplement needs because they offer convenient, pre-packaged doses that ensure consistent and accurate intake, reducing the risk of missed doses and simplifying supplementation management.&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/p&gt; &lt;p&gt;&amp;nbsp;&lt;/p&gt; &lt;p&gt;&amp;nbsp;&lt;/p&gt; &lt;ol start="5"&gt; &lt;li&gt;&lt;b&gt;Liquid Herbal Tinctures:&lt;/b&gt;&lt;span style="font-weight: 400;"&gt; Herbal tinctures are liquid herbal extracts that provide a more effective herbal solution than capsules or powders. This form best preserves the active elements, assures potency, and allows the herbs to enter the bloodstream faster.  Conventional vitamins in pill form from grocery stores are full of binders and fillers to make them keep their shape and hold all the ingredients together. Liquid herbal vitamins are made without binders and fillers, making them easier to digest. Plus, the vitamins you get are from real food sources and not synthetic ones, making them more biologically friendly to your body! Consider more brands like Herb Pharm, Gaia Herbs, Mountain Rose Herbs, and Naturapthica.&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/li&gt; &lt;/ol&gt; &lt;p&gt;&amp;nbsp;&lt;/p&gt; &lt;p&gt;&amp;nbsp;&lt;/p&gt; &lt;p&gt;&amp;nbsp;&lt;/p&gt; &lt;p&gt;&lt;img class="wp-image-30661 size-large aligncenter" src="https://topdoctormagazine.com/wp-content/uploads/2024/05/Multivitamin-Alternatives-2-819x1024.png" alt="" width="819" height="1024" /&gt;&lt;/p&gt; &lt;p&gt;&amp;nbsp;&lt;/p&gt; &lt;p&gt;&amp;nbsp;&lt;/p&gt; &lt;ol start="6"&gt; &lt;li&gt;&lt;b&gt;Dr. Morrison® Daily Benefit Protein&lt;/b&gt;&lt;span style="font-weight: 400;"&gt; is formulated to provide enhanced support for balanced metabolic detoxification, including macro- and micronutrients for optimal liver function.&lt;/span&gt;&lt;span style="font-weight: 400;"&gt;5&lt;/span&gt;&lt;span style="font-weight: 400;"&gt; Dr. Morrison’s popular formula is like a multivitamin, multi-mineral, and protein supplement in a satisfying shake – everything you need for a highly nutritious meal. Dietary supplementation with the glutathione precursors, cysteine and glycine fully restores glutathione synthesis and concentrations and lowers oxidative stress and oxidant damage levels. This option is a practical and effective approach to decreasing oxidative stress in aging, offering high-powered, well-rounded nutritional support crucial for our phase I and II liver detoxification systems, especially during times of increased stress or exposure to toxins. Its comprehensive vitamin and mineral blend ensures optimal nutrition, aiding in effectively eliminating toxins from the body and promoting overall health during detoxification.&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/li&gt; &lt;/ol&gt; &lt;p&gt;&amp;nbsp;&lt;/p&gt; &lt;p&gt;&amp;nbsp;&lt;/p&gt; &lt;ol start="7"&gt; &lt;li&gt;&lt;b&gt;Gummies Chewable Multivitamins&lt;/b&gt;&lt;span style="font-weight: 400;"&gt;: The last alternative is to chew your multivitamins. This can be a more accessible alternative for older adults, young kids, and pregnant mothers. Chewable Gummies&lt;/span&gt; &lt;span style="font-weight: 400;"&gt;with high-quality ingredients and natural flavors are essential when choosing gummies. Remember that as delicious as gummy vitamins can be, consuming excessive amounts of specific vitamins or minerals can be harmful, so following recommended dosages is crucial. Some brands to consider are SugarBear, Olly, and Chewsy.&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/li&gt; &lt;/ol&gt; &lt;p&gt;&amp;nbsp;&lt;/p&gt; &lt;p&gt;&amp;nbsp;&lt;/p&gt; &lt;p&gt;&amp;nbsp;&lt;/p&gt; &lt;p&gt;&lt;img class="wp-image-30662 size-large aligncenter" src="https://topdoctormagazine.com/wp-content/uploads/2024/05/Multivitamin-Alternatives-3-819x1024.png" alt="" width="819" height="1024" /&gt;&lt;/p&gt; &lt;p&gt;&amp;nbsp;&lt;/p&gt; &lt;p&gt;&amp;nbsp;&lt;/p&gt; &lt;p&gt;&lt;b&gt;Quality Assurance and Transparency:&lt;/b&gt;&lt;/p&gt; &lt;p&gt;&lt;span style="font-weight: 400;"&gt;When selecting alternative multivitamin options, it's crucial to prioritize quality assurance and transparency. Look for products that undergo rigorous testing for purity, potency, and contaminant levels. Third-party certifications such as NSF International, USP Verified, or ConsumerLab.com assure product quality and adherence to industry standards. Additionally, opt for brands that are transparent about their sourcing practices, manufacturing processes, and ingredient origins. &lt;/span&gt;&lt;/p&gt; &lt;p&gt;&lt;span style="font-weight: 400;"&gt;By choosing pharmaceutical-grade supplements, quality control measures to ensure purity, potency, and consistency are more rigorous. Pharmaceutical-grade supplements contain higher concentrations of active ingredients compared to drugstore brands, making them more effective. Consumers can trust that they are investing in supplements that deliver on their promises, ensuring clinical evidence backed by more extensive clinical research demonstrating their effectiveness and safety profiles.&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/p&gt; &lt;p&gt;&lt;span style="font-weight: 400;"&gt;The quest for healthier alternatives to traditional drugstore multivitamins has led to the emergence of various options that offer superior quality, efficacy, and transparency. From whole food-based multivitamins to nutrient-dense superfood blends and targeted nutritional supplements, individuals now have a plethora of choices to support their nutritional needs. By making informed decisions and prioritizing quality, consumers can harness the potential of supplements to enhance their health and well-being, choosing healthier alternatives and making an investment in their overall long-term wellness journey.&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/p&gt; &lt;p&gt;&lt;strong&gt;References and Resources&lt;/strong&gt;&lt;/p&gt; &lt;ol&gt; &lt;li style="font-weight: 400;" aria-level="1"&gt;&lt;span style="font-weight: 400;"&gt;Low Dog, T. (2016). Fortify Your Life: Your Guide to Vitamins, Minerals, and More. National Geographic.&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/li&gt; &lt;li style="font-weight: 400;" aria-level="1"&gt;&lt;span style="font-weight: 400;"&gt;Patrick, R. (2019). The Ultimate Micronutrient Smoothie. FoundMyFitness. Retrieved from &lt;/span&gt;&lt;a href="https://www.foundmyfitness.com/episodes/ultimate-micronutrient-smoothie"&gt;&lt;span style="font-weight: 400;"&gt;https://www.foundmyfitness.com/episodes/ultimate-micronutrient-smoothie&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/a&gt;&lt;span style="font-weight: 400;"&gt;.&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/li&gt; &lt;li style="font-weight: 400;" aria-level="1"&gt;&lt;span style="font-weight: 400;"&gt;https://kingkongin.com/&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/li&gt; &lt;li style="font-weight: 400;" aria-level="1"&gt;&lt;span style="font-weight: 400;"&gt;Dr. Andrew Weil's work, quoted in Hyman's "Food: What the Heck Should I Eat?" (2020)&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/li&gt; &lt;li style="font-weight: 400;" aria-level="1"&gt;&lt;a href="https://www.dailybenefit.com/"&gt;&lt;span style="font-weight: 400;"&gt;https://www.dailybenefit.com/&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/a&gt;&lt;/li&gt; &lt;li style="font-weight: 400;" aria-level="1"&gt;&lt;span style="font-weight: 400;"&gt;Ashleigh Quint is a nationally recognized strength coach with 20+ years of coaching experience and a leading expert in health optimization.  For inquiries please contact: Ashleigh@uplift-gym.com Follow: @up_lift_gym&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/li&gt; &lt;/ol&gt;&lt;/div&gt; &lt;/div&gt; &lt;/div&gt; &lt;/div&gt; &lt;/div&gt;</description> <images>https://topdoctormagazine.com/wp-content/uploads/2024/05/Multivitamin-Alternatives-Cover.png</images> <url>https://topdoctormagazine.com/wellness/health-nutrition/natural-alternatives-to-your-daily-multivitamin/</url> </article> <article> <ID>30683</ID> <title>Protecting Your Skin: Avoiding Common Irritants</title> <publishDate>2024-05-01 13:33:33</publishDate> <description>&lt;div class="et_pb_section et_pb_section_7 et_section_regular" &gt; &lt;div class="et_pb_row et_pb_row_7"&gt; &lt;div class="et_pb_column et_pb_column_4_4 et_pb_column_7 et_pb_css_mix_blend_mode_passthrough et-last-child"&gt; &lt;div class="et_pb_module et_pb_text et_pb_text_7 et_pb_text_align_left et_pb_bg_layout_light"&gt; &lt;div class="et_pb_text_inner"&gt;&lt;h2&gt;&lt;span style="font-weight: 400;"&gt;Protecting Your Skin: Avoiding Common Irritants&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/h2&gt; &lt;p&gt;&amp;nbsp;&lt;/p&gt; &lt;p&gt;&lt;span style="font-weight: 400;"&gt;Our skin, the body's largest organ, serves as a protective barrier against the outside world. However, it's susceptible to irritation from various substances we encounter daily. From rubber to adhesives on bandages to ingredients in detergents, these irritants can lead to discomfort and skin conditions if not managed properly. Understanding these irritants and taking steps to avoid them is crucial for maintaining healthy skin.&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/p&gt; &lt;p&gt;&amp;nbsp;&lt;/p&gt; &lt;p&gt;&lt;b&gt;Latex and Rubber&lt;/b&gt;&lt;/p&gt; &lt;p&gt;&amp;nbsp;&lt;/p&gt; &lt;p&gt;&lt;span style="font-weight: 400;"&gt;Rubber is a ubiquitous material found in everyday items such as gloves, elastic bands, and footwear. However, it can cause skin irritation, especially in individuals with latex allergies. The proteins present in natural rubber latex can trigger allergic reactions ranging from mild itching to severe rashes. To avoid this, individuals with latex sensitivities should opt for latex-free products labeled as such or made from alternative materials like nitrile or vinyl. Always check the labels and conduct thorough research, as some alternatives will still contain small amounts of the allergen.&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/p&gt; &lt;p&gt;&amp;nbsp;&lt;/p&gt; &lt;p&gt;&lt;b&gt;Adhesives&lt;/b&gt;&lt;/p&gt; &lt;p&gt;&amp;nbsp;&lt;/p&gt; &lt;p&gt;&lt;span style="font-weight: 400;"&gt;Adhesive bandages are a common household item used to cover wounds and minor injuries. However, the adhesives used in these bandages can contain chemicals that irritate the skin. Prolonged exposure to adhesive residues or repeated use of bandages in the same area can lead to redness, itching, and even contact dermatitis. Choosing hypoallergenic bandages designed for sensitive skin can help minimize the risk of irritation.&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/p&gt; &lt;p&gt;&amp;nbsp;&lt;/p&gt; &lt;p&gt;&lt;b&gt;Detergents&lt;/b&gt;&lt;/p&gt; &lt;p&gt;&amp;nbsp;&lt;/p&gt; &lt;p&gt;&lt;span style="font-weight: 400;"&gt;Laundry detergents often contain harsh chemicals and fragrances that can strip the skin of its natural oils and cause irritation, particularly in individuals with sensitive skin. Residue from detergents left on clothing can also come into contact with the skin, leading to itching, redness, and eczema flare-ups. Opting for fragrance-free detergents formulated for sensitive skin and using an extra rinse cycle to remove detergent residue from clothing can help prevent skin irritation.&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/p&gt; &lt;p&gt;&amp;nbsp;&lt;/p&gt; &lt;p&gt;&lt;b&gt;Fragrances and Preservatives&lt;/b&gt;&lt;/p&gt; &lt;p&gt;&lt;span style="font-weight: 400;"&gt;Fragrances and preservatives are common culprits behind skin irritation and allergic reactions in skincare products. While they may enhance the scent or shelf life of these products, they can cause adverse effects ranging from mild irritation to severe allergic contact dermatitis. It is essential to read ingredient labels carefully and opt for fragrance-free products formulated for sensitive skin to reduce the risk of irritation.&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/p&gt; &lt;p&gt;&amp;nbsp;&lt;/p&gt; &lt;p&gt;&amp;nbsp;&lt;/p&gt; &lt;p&gt;&lt;img class="wp-image-30690 size-large aligncenter" src="https://topdoctormagazine.com/wp-content/uploads/2024/05/Avoiding-Skin-Irritants-1-1024x536.png" alt="" width="1024" height="536" /&gt;&lt;/p&gt; &lt;p&gt;&amp;nbsp;&lt;/p&gt; &lt;p&gt;&amp;nbsp;&lt;/p&gt; &lt;h2&gt;&lt;span style="font-weight: 400;"&gt;Avoiding Irritants&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/h2&gt; &lt;p&gt;&amp;nbsp;&lt;/p&gt; &lt;p&gt;&lt;span style="font-weight: 400;"&gt;Taking proactive steps to avoid common skin irritants can help protect your skin from unnecessary discomfort and maintain its health and integrity. By choosing latex-free products, hypoallergenic bandages, fragrance-free detergents, and skincare products formulated for sensitive skin, you can minimize the risk of irritation and keep your skin looking and feeling its best.&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/p&gt; &lt;p&gt;&amp;nbsp;&lt;/p&gt; &lt;p&gt;&lt;span style="font-weight: 400;"&gt;There are several ways to avoid skin irritants and maintain healthy skin. &lt;/span&gt;&lt;/p&gt; &lt;p&gt;&amp;nbsp;&lt;/p&gt; &lt;ol&gt; &lt;li&gt;&lt;b&gt;Choose Clothing Wisely.&lt;/b&gt;&lt;span style="font-weight: 400;"&gt; Fabrics such as wool and synthetic materials can be irritating to sensitive skin. Opt for breathable, natural fabrics like cotton or bamboo, which are gentler on the skin and less likely to cause irritation.&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/li&gt; &lt;/ol&gt; &lt;p&gt;&amp;nbsp;&lt;/p&gt; &lt;ol start="2"&gt; &lt;li&gt;&lt;b&gt;Avoid Harsh Weather Conditions. &lt;/b&gt;&lt;span style="font-weight: 400;"&gt;Extreme temperatures, wind, and low humidity can strip the skin of its natural moisture and lead to irritation. Protect your skin by dressing appropriately for the weather and using moisturizers to hydrate and nourish the skin.&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/li&gt; &lt;/ol&gt; &lt;p&gt;&amp;nbsp;&lt;/p&gt; &lt;ol start="3"&gt; &lt;li&gt;&lt;b&gt;Practice Proper Skincare.&lt;/b&gt;&lt;span style="font-weight: 400;"&gt; Establishing a regular skincare routine tailored to your skin type can help prevent irritation and maintain skin health. Use gentle cleansers, moisturizers, and sunscreen daily, and avoid over-exfoliating or using harsh skincare products that can disrupt the skin's barrier function.&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/li&gt; &lt;/ol&gt; &lt;p&gt;&amp;nbsp;&lt;/p&gt; &lt;ol start="4"&gt; &lt;li&gt;&lt;b&gt;Be Mindful of Personal Care Products&lt;/b&gt;&lt;span style="font-weight: 400;"&gt;. Haircare products such as shampoos and conditioners, as well as body washes and soaps, can contain ingredients that irritate the skin. Look for products labeled as hypoallergenic and fragrance-free, and consider patch-testing new products before using them regularly.&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/li&gt; &lt;/ol&gt; &lt;p&gt;&amp;nbsp;&lt;/p&gt; &lt;ol start="5"&gt; &lt;li&gt;&lt;b&gt;Protect Your Hands.&lt;/b&gt;&lt;span style="font-weight: 400;"&gt; Frequent hand washing and exposure to harsh chemicals in cleaning products can lead to dryness, irritation, and even eczema on the hands. Wear gloves when cleaning or using chemicals, and moisturize regularly to keep your hands hydrated and protected.&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/li&gt; &lt;/ol&gt; &lt;p&gt;&amp;nbsp;&lt;/p&gt; &lt;ol start="6"&gt; &lt;li&gt;&lt;b&gt;Manage Stress&lt;/b&gt;&lt;span style="font-weight: 400;"&gt;. Stress can exacerbate skin conditions such as eczema and psoriasis and lead to flare-ups of irritation. Practice stress-reducing techniques such as meditation, yoga, or deep breathing exercises to help manage stress levels and promote skin health.&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/li&gt; &lt;/ol&gt; &lt;p&gt;&amp;nbsp;&lt;/p&gt; &lt;ol start="7"&gt; &lt;li&gt;&lt;b&gt;Stay Hydrated.&lt;/b&gt;&lt;span style="font-weight: 400;"&gt; Drinking an adequate amount of water each day helps keep the skin hydrated from the inside out, reducing the risk of dryness and irritation. Aim for at least eight glasses of water per day, and limit caffeine and alcohol, which can dehydrate the skin.&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/li&gt; &lt;/ol&gt; &lt;p&gt;&amp;nbsp;&lt;/p&gt; &lt;p&gt;&lt;span style="font-weight: 400;"&gt;By incorporating these additional strategies into your skincare routine and daily life, you can further minimize exposure to skin irritants and promote healthy, radiant skin. Remember to listen to your skin's needs and seek professional advice if you experience persistent irritation or skin conditions that do not improve with home care measures.&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/p&gt;&lt;/div&gt; &lt;/div&gt; &lt;/div&gt; &lt;/div&gt; &lt;/div&gt;</description> <images>https://topdoctormagazine.com/wp-content/uploads/2024/05/Avoiding-Skin-Irritants-Cover.png</images> <url>https://topdoctormagazine.com/wellness/protecting-your-skin-avoiding-common-irritants/</url> </article> <article> <ID>30349</ID> <title>Make the Most of Warm Weather: The Benefits of Outdoor Exercise and Adventure Therapy</title> <publishDate>2024-04-01 15:57:48</publishDate> <description>&lt;div class="et_pb_section et_pb_section_8 et_section_regular" &gt; &lt;div class="et_pb_row et_pb_row_8"&gt; &lt;div class="et_pb_column et_pb_column_4_4 et_pb_column_8 et_pb_css_mix_blend_mode_passthrough et-last-child"&gt; &lt;div class="et_pb_module et_pb_text et_pb_text_8 et_pb_text_align_left et_pb_bg_layout_light"&gt; &lt;div class="et_pb_text_inner"&gt;&lt;p&gt;&lt;span style="font-weight: 400;"&gt;Are you tired of the same old routine of indoor workouts? Well, it's time to lace up your sneakers, grab your water bottle, and head outside! Outdoor exercise and adventure therapy offer a plethora of benefits for the whole family, from physical health to mental well-being. Let's explore why stepping into nature can be your family's ticket to health and happiness.&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/p&gt; &lt;h2&gt;&lt;span style="font-weight: 400;"&gt;Physical Health Benefits&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/h2&gt; &lt;h3&gt;&lt;span style="font-weight: 400;"&gt;Vitamin D Boost&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/h3&gt; &lt;p&gt;&lt;span style="font-weight: 400;"&gt;Spending time outdoors isn't just fun—it's also a fantastic way to boost your body's vitamin D levels. Sun exposure stimulates vitamin D production, which is crucial for maintaining strong bones and a healthy immune system. According to research by Micahel Holick, adequate vitamin D levels have also been linked to a reduced risk of autoimmune diseases, cancers, and cardiovascular diseases.&lt;/span&gt;&lt;span style="font-weight: 400;"&gt;1&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/p&gt; &lt;h3&gt;&lt;span style="font-weight: 400;"&gt;Fresh Air&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/h3&gt; &lt;p&gt;&lt;span style="font-weight: 400;"&gt;Take a deep breath! The great outdoors offers an abundance of fresh air, which can work wonders for your lungs and overall well-being. A study from Rucker et al. suggests breathing in clean, oxygen-rich air improves lung function and helps oxygenate your blood, leaving you feeling invigorated and refreshed.&lt;/span&gt;&lt;span style="font-weight: 400;"&gt;2&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/p&gt; &lt;h3&gt;&lt;span style="font-weight: 400;"&gt;Natural Terrain Challenges&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/h3&gt; &lt;p&gt;&lt;span style="font-weight: 400;"&gt;Say goodbye to the monotony of indoor workouts! Outdoor trails provide an exciting array of natural terrain challenges that engage different muscle groups and enhance the effectiveness of your exercise routine. Whether it's navigating rocky paths or conquering steep inclines, outdoor workouts offer a dynamic and engaging way to stay fit.&lt;/span&gt;&lt;span style="font-weight: 400;"&gt;3&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/p&gt; &lt;h3&gt;&lt;span style="font-weight: 400;"&gt;Calorie Burner&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/h3&gt; &lt;p&gt;&lt;span style="font-weight: 400;"&gt;Looking to shed some extra pounds? Head outdoors! Activities like hiking, biking, or playing frisbee in the park can torch calories more effectively than indoor exercises, helping you maintain a healthy weight and boost your fitness levels. So, ditch the treadmill and hit the trails for a calorie-burning adventure.&lt;/span&gt;&lt;span style="font-weight: 400;"&gt;4&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/p&gt; &lt;h2&gt; &lt;/h2&gt; &lt;h2&gt;&lt;img class="wp-image-30389 alignnone size-large" src="https://topdoctormagazine.com/wp-content/uploads/2024/03/The-Benefits-of-Outdoor-Exercise-2-1024x536.png" alt="" width="1024" height="536" /&gt;  &lt;/h2&gt; &lt;p&gt;&amp;nbsp;&lt;/p&gt; &lt;h2&gt;&lt;span style="font-weight: 400;"&gt;Mental Well-Being&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/h2&gt; &lt;h3&gt;&lt;span style="font-weight: 400;"&gt;Stress Reduction&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/h3&gt; &lt;p&gt;&lt;span style="font-weight: 400;"&gt;Escape the hustle and bustle of daily life by immersing yourself in nature. The serene beauty of the outdoors has a calming effect on the mind, reducing stress levels and promoting relaxation. Whether it's listening to birds chirping or feeling the gentle breeze on your skin, nature provides the perfect antidote to stress.&lt;/span&gt;&lt;span style="font-weight: 400;"&gt;5&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/p&gt; &lt;h3&gt;&lt;span style="font-weight: 400;"&gt;Mood Booster&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/h3&gt; &lt;p&gt;&lt;span style="font-weight: 400;"&gt;Need a mood lift? Step outside! Outdoor exercise triggers the release of endorphins—feel-good hormones that can lift your spirits and enhance your mood. So, lace up your sneakers, hit the trails, and let nature work its magic on your happiness levels.&lt;/span&gt;&lt;span style="font-weight: 400;"&gt;6&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/p&gt; &lt;h3&gt;&lt;span style="font-weight: 400;"&gt;Connection with Nature&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/h3&gt; &lt;p&gt;&lt;span style="font-weight: 400;"&gt;Reconnect with the natural world and experience a sense of awe and wonder. Spending time outdoors allows you to connect with the beauty of nature, fostering a deeper appreciation for the world around you. Whether it's marveling at a breathtaking sunset or feeling the earth beneath your feet, nature has a way of soothing the soul.&lt;/span&gt;&lt;span style="font-weight: 400;"&gt;7&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/p&gt; &lt;h3&gt;&lt;span style="font-weight: 400;"&gt;Family Bonding&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/h3&gt; &lt;p&gt;&lt;span style="font-weight: 400;"&gt;Unplug and reconnect with your loved ones in the great outdoors. Outdoor activities provide the perfect opportunity for quality family time away from screens and distractions. Whether you're hiking through scenic trails or enjoying a picnic in the park, these shared experiences strengthen family bonds and create lasting memories.&lt;/span&gt;&lt;span style="font-weight: 400;"&gt;8&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/p&gt; &lt;h2&gt; &lt;/h2&gt; &lt;p&gt;&lt;img class="wp-image-30390 size-large aligncenter" src="https://topdoctormagazine.com/wp-content/uploads/2024/03/The-Benefits-of-Outdoor-Exercise-3-1024x536.png" alt="" width="1024" height="536" /&gt;&lt;/p&gt; &lt;h2&gt; &lt;/h2&gt; &lt;h2&gt;&lt;span style="font-weight: 400;"&gt;Adventure Therapy&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/h2&gt; &lt;ul&gt; &lt;li style="font-weight: 400;" aria-level="1"&gt;&lt;span style="font-weight: 400;"&gt;Team Building: Adventure therapy activities such as ropes courses or rock climbing require teamwork and cooperation, helping family members learn to communicate effectively and trust one another.&lt;/span&gt;&lt;span style="font-weight: 400;"&gt;9&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/li&gt; &lt;li style="font-weight: 400;" aria-level="1"&gt;&lt;span style="font-weight: 400;"&gt;Problem Solving: Outdoor challenges present opportunities for problem-solving and critical thinking, teaching valuable skills that can be applied in everyday life.&lt;/span&gt;&lt;span style="font-weight: 400;"&gt;10&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/li&gt; &lt;li style="font-weight: 400;" aria-level="1"&gt;&lt;span style="font-weight: 400;"&gt;Confidence Building: Overcoming obstacles in a natural setting can boost self-confidence and self-esteem, empowering family members to tackle challenges with courage and resilience.&lt;/span&gt;&lt;span style="font-weight: 400;"&gt;11&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/li&gt; &lt;li style="font-weight: 400;" aria-level="1"&gt;&lt;span style="font-weight: 400;"&gt;Emotional Healing: Nature has a therapeutic effect on the mind and soul, providing a healing environment for individuals dealing with stress, trauma, or mental health issues.&lt;/span&gt;&lt;span style="font-weight: 400;"&gt;12&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/li&gt; &lt;/ul&gt; &lt;p&gt;&lt;span style="font-weight: 400;"&gt;Incorporating outdoor exercise and adventure therapy into your family's routine doesn't have to be complicated. Start by scheduling regular outings to local parks, hiking trails, or playgrounds. Encourage everyone to participate in activities they enjoy, whether it's biking, playing sports, or simply taking a leisurely stroll.&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/p&gt; &lt;p&gt;&lt;span style="font-weight: 400;"&gt;Remember to dress appropriately for the weather and stay hydrated, especially on hot summer days. And remember to use different forms of sun protection during the hotter parts of the day, like a hat, long sleeves, or natural sunscreen.&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/p&gt; &lt;p&gt;&lt;span style="font-weight: 400;"&gt;So, what are you waiting for? Step outside, breathe in the fresh air and embark on an adventure with your family today. Your health and happiness await in the great outdoors!&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/p&gt; &lt;p&gt;&amp;nbsp;&lt;/p&gt; &lt;h3&gt;References&lt;/h3&gt; &lt;ol&gt; &lt;li&gt;&lt;span style="font-weight: 400;"&gt; Holick, Michael. "Sunlight and vitamin D for bone health and prevention of autoimmune diseases, cancers, and cardiovascular disease." Am J Clin Nutr. 2004 Dec;80(6 Suppl):1678S-88S.&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/li&gt; &lt;li&gt;&lt;span style="font-weight: 400;"&gt; Rucker et al. "The role of outdoor physical activity and sedentary behavior in predicting adolescent mental health." Environmental Health and Preventive Medicine, 2010; 15(6): 371–376.&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/li&gt; &lt;li&gt;&lt;span style="font-weight: 400;"&gt; Thompson Coon et al. "Does participating in physical activity in outdoor natural environments have a greater effect on physical and mental wellbeing than physical activity indoors? A systematic review." Environ Sci Technol. 2011 Feb 15;45(5):1761-72.&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/li&gt; &lt;li&gt;&lt;span style="font-weight: 400;"&gt; Ainsworth BE et al. "Compendium of physical activities: an update of activity codes and MET intensities." 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Journal of Holistic Nursing, 1997; 15(2): 179–191.&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/li&gt; &lt;/ol&gt;&lt;/div&gt; &lt;/div&gt; &lt;/div&gt; &lt;/div&gt; &lt;/div&gt;</description> <images>https://topdoctormagazine.com/wp-content/uploads/2024/03/The-Benefits-of-Outdoor-Exercise-Cover.png</images> <url>https://topdoctormagazine.com/wellness/fitness/make-the-most-of-warm-weather-the-benefits-of-outdoor-exercise-and-adventure-therapy/</url> </article> <article> <ID>30230</ID> <title>10,000 Steps A Day: A Fad Or An Important Goal? Discover If It’s Right For You</title> <publishDate>2024-04-01 15:10:11</publishDate> <description>&lt;div class="et_pb_section et_pb_section_9 et_section_regular" &gt; &lt;div class="et_pb_row et_pb_row_9"&gt; &lt;div class="et_pb_column et_pb_column_4_4 et_pb_column_9 et_pb_css_mix_blend_mode_passthrough et-last-child"&gt; &lt;div class="et_pb_module et_pb_text et_pb_text_9 et_pb_text_align_left et_pb_bg_layout_light"&gt; &lt;div class="et_pb_text_inner"&gt;&lt;p&gt;&lt;span style="font-weight: 400;"&gt;I remember when Fitbits were all the rage. Suddenly, everyone seemed obsessed with reaching a goal of 10,000 steps a day. I thought it was silly. Why 10,000 steps? I figured people could just prioritize exercise, be it lifting or doing cardio. To me, that would be enough. &lt;/span&gt;&lt;/p&gt; &lt;p&gt;&lt;span style="font-weight: 400;"&gt;As Fitbits have faded away, should we also give up the ambition of hitting 10,000 steps a day? Is this cardio goal one we should set out to achieve? Or, was it some fad that we all should forget about?&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/p&gt; &lt;p&gt;&lt;span style="font-weight: 400;"&gt;Let’s take a closer look.&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/p&gt; &lt;p&gt;&amp;nbsp;&lt;/p&gt; &lt;p&gt;&lt;img class="wp-image-30242 size-large aligncenter" src="https://topdoctormagazine.com/wp-content/uploads/2024/03/1000-Steps-1-819x1024.png" alt="" width="819" height="1024" /&gt;&lt;/p&gt; &lt;p&gt;&amp;nbsp;&lt;/p&gt; &lt;h3&gt;&lt;span style="font-weight: 400;"&gt;Why 10,000 steps?&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/h3&gt; &lt;p&gt;&lt;span style="font-weight: 400;"&gt;It turns out that the 10,000 steps goal didn’t originate with the Fitbit. The goal came from &lt;/span&gt;&lt;a href="https://www.realsimple.com/health/fitness-exercise/10000-steps-a-day"&gt;&lt;span style="font-weight: 400;"&gt;one professor’s theory&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/a&gt;&lt;span style="font-weight: 400;"&gt; during the 1964 Olympics in Tokyo, Japan.&lt;/span&gt;&lt;span style="font-weight: 400;"&gt;1&lt;/span&gt;&lt;span style="font-weight: 400;"&gt; Professor Yoshiro Hatano studied how to fight obesity and theorized that walking 10,000 steps a day—equaling about five miles—would be the right amount to keep people healthy. Hatano developed the “Manpo-kei,” a pedometer-type device that motivated people to get up and move. The device was a huge hit since people were already thinking about health and fitness during the Olympic season.&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/p&gt; &lt;p&gt;&lt;span style="font-weight: 400;"&gt;Eventually, the U.S. and other countries got in on the excitement. They realized that 10,000 steps a day can allow someone to hit their necessary aerobic exercise. &lt;/span&gt;&lt;a href="https://www.healthline.com/health/fitness-exercise/benefits-of-aerobic-exercise"&gt;&lt;span style="font-weight: 400;"&gt;Aerobic exercise is crucial&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/a&gt;&lt;span style="font-weight: 400;"&gt; to taking care of cardiovascular health.&lt;/span&gt;&lt;span style="font-weight: 400;"&gt;2&lt;/span&gt;&lt;span style="font-weight: 400;"&gt; It's needed for controlling blood pressure and blood sugar. It helps manage weight and improves mental health. It also strengthens the immune system and boosts brain power. &lt;/span&gt;&lt;/p&gt; &lt;p&gt;&lt;span style="font-weight: 400;"&gt;The official recommendation now is to get at least 150 minutes of aerobic exercise a week or 75 minutes a week for more intense movement. If you divide 150 minutes into 30 minutes five days a week, you could hit &lt;/span&gt;&lt;a href="https://www.verywellhealth.com/10000-steps-a-day-7569133"&gt;&lt;span style="font-weight: 400;"&gt;about 7,000-8,000 steps at a brisk pace&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/a&gt;&lt;span style="font-weight: 400;"&gt;.&lt;/span&gt;&lt;span style="font-weight: 400;"&gt;3&lt;/span&gt;&lt;span style="font-weight: 400;"&gt; So, you could argue that all you need is about that much a day.&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/p&gt; &lt;p&gt;&lt;span style="font-weight: 400;"&gt;Are 10,000 steps necessary, then? Truthfully, you’ll get a different answer from every health expert you ask. Here’s the thing, though. Most of us have become far too sedentary, so it’s good to make yourself move more throughout the day. We all need aerobic exercise daily, regardless of your fitness goals. Depending on your health goals, it’s up to you if you want to hit that many steps, but it is a good number to get the official cardio requirement and then some. It’s also &lt;/span&gt;&lt;a href="https://www.eviemagazine.com/post/walking-number-one-form-cardio-i-recommend-weight-loss-clients"&gt;&lt;span style="font-weight: 400;"&gt;a recommended step number for weight loss&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/a&gt;&lt;span style="font-weight: 400;"&gt;.&lt;/span&gt;&lt;span style="font-weight: 400;"&gt;4&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/p&gt; &lt;h3&gt; &lt;/h3&gt; &lt;h3&gt;&lt;img class="wp-image-30240 size-large aligncenter" src="https://topdoctormagazine.com/wp-content/uploads/2024/03/1000-Steps-2-1024x536.png" alt="" width="1024" height="536" /&gt;&lt;/h3&gt; &lt;p&gt;&amp;nbsp;&lt;/p&gt; &lt;h3&gt;&lt;span style="font-weight: 400;"&gt;The Power of Walking&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/h3&gt; &lt;p&gt;&lt;span style="font-weight: 400;"&gt;The good news is that you don’t need to go on a run to get your cardio in. Walking is an excellent form of aerobic exercise. &lt;/span&gt;&lt;a href="https://www.eviemagazine.com/post/walking-number-one-form-cardio-i-recommend-weight-loss-clients"&gt;&lt;span style="font-weight: 400;"&gt;Fitness trainer Gina Florio recommends&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/a&gt;&lt;span style="font-weight: 400;"&gt; walking as a weight loss tool for her clients.&lt;/span&gt;&lt;span style="font-weight: 400;"&gt;5&lt;/span&gt;&lt;span style="font-weight: 400;"&gt; Florio noted that high-intensity workouts are effective, but they’re not appealing to the everyday person who just wants to be healthier. She goes on to say that for people who are already stressed—which many of us are nowadays—high-intensity training can be counterproductive because it creates more stress. Higher-intensity workouts like running may burn more calories in a shorter time, but &lt;/span&gt;&lt;a href="https://www.eviemagazine.com/post/how-to-make-your-hot-girl-walk-the-best-part-of-your-day?list=favorites"&gt;&lt;span style="font-weight: 400;"&gt;it’s harder on the body and stresses the heart&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/a&gt;&lt;span style="font-weight: 400;"&gt;.&lt;/span&gt;&lt;span style="font-weight: 400;"&gt;6&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/p&gt; &lt;p&gt;&lt;span style="font-weight: 400;"&gt;Even if weight loss isn’t your goal, walking is a simple yet effective way to take care of your health. Whatever your health goals are, it’s time to get walking!&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/p&gt; &lt;h3&gt;&lt;span style="font-weight: 400;"&gt;Getting in your 10,000 steps&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/h3&gt; &lt;p&gt;&lt;span style="font-weight: 400;"&gt;At this point, you might be wondering if lifting weights counts for aerobic exercise. The answer is: sorta. Generally speaking, cardio, like walking, swimming, running, biking, etc., counts as aerobic exercise. When you lift weights or sprint, you’re doing &lt;/span&gt;&lt;a href="https://www.medicalnewstoday.com/articles/323922"&gt;&lt;span style="font-weight: 400;"&gt;anaerobic exercise&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/a&gt;&lt;span style="font-weight: 400;"&gt;.&lt;/span&gt;&lt;span style="font-weight: 400;"&gt;7&lt;/span&gt;&lt;span style="font-weight: 400;"&gt; This means you use energy from contracting muscles as opposed to oxygen, like when you’re walking. Yet, lifting weights can count toward cardio &lt;/span&gt;&lt;a href="https://www.crunch.com.au/blog/workouts-exercise/cardio-vs-strength-training-which-is-effective-for-overall-health/#:~:text=The%20short%20answer%20is%20yes,you%20finish%20your%20weight%20session."&gt;&lt;span style="font-weight: 400;"&gt;at the right intensity&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/a&gt;&lt;span style="font-weight: 400;"&gt;.&lt;/span&gt;&lt;span style="font-weight: 400;"&gt;8&lt;/span&gt;&lt;span style="font-weight: 400;"&gt; For overall health, it’s recommended to have a mix of cardio and lifting.&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/p&gt; &lt;p&gt;&lt;span style="font-weight: 400;"&gt;Reaching a goal of 10,000 steps is much simpler than you think. Here are some ways you can mindfully walk more throughout your day.&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/p&gt; &lt;p&gt;&lt;b&gt;Go on walks&lt;/b&gt;&lt;/p&gt; &lt;p&gt;&lt;span style="font-weight: 400;"&gt;This one’s a no-brainer, but it is the best way! Take a half hour of your day and go for a walk outside. Grab a buddy or two and make it a social event. Listen to your favorite podcast, catch up on an audiobook, or create a great playlist. Do whatever it is to make it an enjoyable part of your day!&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/p&gt; &lt;p&gt;&lt;b&gt;Park farther away&lt;/b&gt;&lt;/p&gt; &lt;p&gt;&lt;span style="font-weight: 400;"&gt;It’s easy to want to nab the closest parking spot, especially if the weather outside isn’t ideal. But, if you park farther away, you’ll start adding up those steps. Your health will thank you for it!&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/p&gt; &lt;p&gt;&lt;b&gt;Take the stairs instead of the elevator&lt;/b&gt;&lt;/p&gt; &lt;p&gt;&lt;span style="font-weight: 400;"&gt;We might groan when we hear this, but once you get in the habit of choosing the stairs over the elevator, your body will adapt, and you won’t even think about it. &lt;/span&gt;&lt;/p&gt; &lt;p&gt;&amp;nbsp;&lt;/p&gt; &lt;p&gt;&lt;img class="wp-image-30243 size-full aligncenter" src="https://topdoctormagazine.com/wp-content/uploads/2024/03/1000-steps-3.png" alt="" width="1080" height="1350" /&gt;&lt;/p&gt; &lt;p&gt;&amp;nbsp;&lt;/p&gt; &lt;p&gt;&lt;b&gt;Move when you can&lt;/b&gt;&lt;/p&gt; &lt;p&gt;&lt;span style="font-weight: 400;"&gt;If you’re making phone calls for work, walk around instead of sitting. If you need to study or read something, take it with you to the treadmill. Get up and move around periodically if your job has you sitting down all day at a desk. If you can opt for movement, it’ll be much better for you!&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/p&gt; &lt;p&gt;&lt;b&gt;Take multiple trips&lt;/b&gt;&lt;/p&gt; &lt;p&gt;&lt;span style="font-weight: 400;"&gt;Whenever we unload our car with groceries, it’s easy to want to grab as many bags as possible so that we don’t have to take as many trips. Instead, do the opposite and be less efficient! Take several trips in whatever you do.&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/p&gt; &lt;p&gt;&lt;b&gt;Track your steps&lt;/b&gt;&lt;/p&gt; &lt;p&gt;&lt;span style="font-weight: 400;"&gt;One way to know how many steps you’re taking is to get some sort of step tracker. You could opt for something like an Apple Watch, but there are several free step-tracking apps that you could go for instead if you don’t want to make the purchase. Whatever you choose, you don’t need to hit 10,000 steps on day one. Take your time working up to that. As long as you move mindfully, you’ll be on your way to better health.&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/p&gt; &lt;h3&gt;&lt;span style="font-weight: 400;"&gt;Conclusion&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/h3&gt; &lt;p&gt;&lt;span style="font-weight: 400;"&gt;While Fitbits may have faded away, it doesn’t mean we have to end our goal of 10,000 steps. Cardio is important to our physical and mental health, and we don’t need to be a marathon runner to do it. It’s all about mindful and intentional movement to get the necessary steps.&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/p&gt; &lt;p&gt;&amp;nbsp;&lt;/p&gt;&lt;/div&gt; &lt;/div&gt; &lt;/div&gt; &lt;/div&gt; &lt;/div&gt;</description> <images>https://topdoctormagazine.com/wp-content/uploads/2024/03/1000-Steps-Cover.png</images> <url>https://topdoctormagazine.com/wellness/fitness/10000-steps-a-day-a-fad-or-an-important-goal-discover-if-its-right-for-you/</url> </article> <article> <ID>30251</ID> <title>Why Intermittent Fasting Isn't One-Size-Fits-All: A Guide for Men and Women of All Ages</title> <publishDate>2024-04-01 15:08:56</publishDate> <description>&lt;div class="et_pb_section et_pb_section_10 et_section_regular" &gt; &lt;div class="et_pb_row et_pb_row_10"&gt; &lt;div class="et_pb_column et_pb_column_4_4 et_pb_column_10 et_pb_css_mix_blend_mode_passthrough et-last-child"&gt; &lt;div class="et_pb_module et_pb_text et_pb_text_10 et_pb_text_align_left et_pb_bg_layout_light"&gt; &lt;div class="et_pb_text_inner"&gt;&lt;p&gt;&lt;span style="font-weight: 400;"&gt;Intermittent fasting has surged in popularity as a holistic and sustainable approach to weight management and overall health. Unlike traditional diets, it's not about restricting specific food groups but revolves around when you eat. The core idea is to optimize metabolic processes and unlock various health benefits.&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/p&gt; &lt;h2&gt;&lt;span style="font-weight: 400;"&gt;Why is Intermittent Fasting Beneficial?&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/h2&gt; &lt;ul&gt; &lt;li aria-level="1"&gt;&lt;b&gt;Weight Management&lt;/b&gt;&lt;/li&gt; &lt;/ul&gt; &lt;p&gt;&lt;span style="font-weight: 400;"&gt;Intermittent fasting can be an effective strategy for weight loss. By restricting the eating window, individuals often consume fewer calories, leading to a calorie deficit and weight loss over time.&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/p&gt; &lt;ul&gt; &lt;li aria-level="1"&gt;&lt;b&gt;Improved Metabolism&lt;/b&gt;&lt;/li&gt; &lt;/ul&gt; &lt;p&gt;&lt;span style="font-weight: 400;"&gt;Fasting periods can enhance metabolic health by regulating blood sugar levels and increasing insulin sensitivity. This may reduce the risk of type 2 diabetes.&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/p&gt; &lt;ul&gt; &lt;li aria-level="1"&gt;&lt;b&gt;Cellular Repair and Longevity&lt;/b&gt;&lt;/li&gt; &lt;/ul&gt; &lt;p&gt;&lt;span style="font-weight: 400;"&gt;During fasting, cells undergo a process called autophagy, where they remove damaged components. This is believed to contribute to cellular repair and potentially promote longevity.&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/p&gt; &lt;ul&gt; &lt;li aria-level="1"&gt;&lt;b&gt;Brain Health&lt;/b&gt;&lt;/li&gt; &lt;/ul&gt; &lt;p&gt;&lt;span style="font-weight: 400;"&gt;Intermittent fasting may have neuroprotective effects, supporting brain health and reducing the risk of neurodegenerative diseases.&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/p&gt; &lt;p&gt;&amp;nbsp;&lt;/p&gt; &lt;p&gt;&lt;img class="wp-image-30259 size-large aligncenter" src="https://topdoctormagazine.com/wp-content/uploads/2024/03/Intermittent-Fasting-1-819x1024.png" alt="" width="819" height="1024" /&gt;&lt;/p&gt; &lt;p&gt;&amp;nbsp;&lt;/p&gt; &lt;h2&gt;&lt;span style="font-weight: 400;"&gt;Is Intermittent Fasting Safe?&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/h2&gt; &lt;p&gt;&lt;span style="font-weight: 400;"&gt;Intermittent fasting is generally considered safe for most healthy adults, but individual experiences may vary. It's important to note the following considerations:&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/p&gt; &lt;p&gt;&lt;b&gt;Consultation with Healthcare Professionals: &lt;/b&gt;&lt;span style="font-weight: 400;"&gt;Before starting any fasting regimen, especially if you have pre-existing health conditions or are taking medications, consult with a healthcare professional. They can provide guidance based on your individual health status.&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/p&gt; &lt;p&gt;&lt;b&gt;Nutrient Intake:&lt;/b&gt;&lt;span style="font-weight: 400;"&gt; While intermittent fasting doesn't prescribe specific foods, it's crucial to maintain a balanced diet when eating. Ensure your meals contain essential nutrients, including vitamins, minerals, and adequate protein.&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/p&gt; &lt;p&gt;&lt;b&gt;Hydration:&lt;/b&gt;&lt;span style="font-weight: 400;"&gt; Staying hydrated is key during fasting periods. Drink water, herbal teas, or other non-caloric beverages to prevent dehydration.&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/p&gt; &lt;p&gt;&lt;b&gt;Listen to Your Body: &lt;/b&gt;&lt;span style="font-weight: 400;"&gt;Pay attention to your body's signals. Adjust your fasting window or consider a different method if you experience dizziness, extreme hunger, or other discomfort.&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/p&gt; &lt;p&gt;&lt;b&gt;Individual Variation: &lt;/b&gt;&lt;span style="font-weight: 400;"&gt;What works for one person may not work for another. Experiment with different methods to find the approach that suits your lifestyle and preferences.&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/p&gt; &lt;h2&gt; &lt;/h2&gt; &lt;h2&gt;&lt;img class="wp-image-30261 size-large aligncenter" src="https://topdoctormagazine.com/wp-content/uploads/2024/03/Intermittent-Fasting-2-1024x536.png" alt="" width="1024" height="536" /&gt;&lt;/h2&gt; &lt;h2&gt; &lt;/h2&gt; &lt;h2&gt;&lt;span style="font-weight: 400;"&gt;Intermittent Fasting for Men&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/h2&gt; &lt;h3&gt;&lt;span style="font-weight: 400;"&gt;Ages 20-30:&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/h3&gt; &lt;ul&gt; &lt;li style="font-weight: 400;" aria-level="1"&gt;&lt;span style="font-weight: 400;"&gt;Fasting Window: 16:8 method (16 hours of fasting, 8 hours of eating).&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/li&gt; &lt;li style="font-weight: 400;" aria-level="1"&gt;&lt;span style="font-weight: 400;"&gt;Meal Timing: Experiment with different eating windows to find what suits your lifestyle. Consider skipping breakfast and having your first meal around noon.&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/li&gt; &lt;li style="font-weight: 400;" aria-level="1"&gt;&lt;span style="font-weight: 400;"&gt;Training: Exercise in the morning during the fasting period or right before breaking the fast.&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/li&gt; &lt;/ul&gt; &lt;h3&gt;&lt;span style="font-weight: 400;"&gt;Ages 30-40:&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/h3&gt; &lt;ul&gt; &lt;li style="font-weight: 400;" aria-level="1"&gt;&lt;span style="font-weight: 400;"&gt;Fasting Window: You can continue with 16:8 or try the 18:6 method.&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/li&gt; &lt;li style="font-weight: 400;" aria-level="1"&gt;&lt;span style="font-weight: 400;"&gt;Meal Composition: Focus on a balanced diet with sufficient protein, healthy fats, and complex carbohydrates.&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/li&gt; &lt;li style="font-weight: 400;" aria-level="1"&gt;&lt;span style="font-weight: 400;"&gt;Hydration: Drink plenty of water during fasting hours.&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/li&gt; &lt;/ul&gt; &lt;h3&gt;&lt;span style="font-weight: 400;"&gt;Ages 40-50:&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/h3&gt; &lt;ul&gt; &lt;li style="font-weight: 400;" aria-level="1"&gt;&lt;span style="font-weight: 400;"&gt;Fasting Window: 16:8 or 18:6 may still be suitable.&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/li&gt; &lt;li style="font-weight: 400;" aria-level="1"&gt;&lt;span style="font-weight: 400;"&gt;Meal Quality: Pay attention to nutrient density and overall food quality. Consider incorporating more antioxidants.&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/li&gt; &lt;li style="font-weight: 400;" aria-level="1"&gt;&lt;span style="font-weight: 400;"&gt;Regular Check-ups: Regular health check-ups become more important as you age.&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/li&gt; &lt;/ul&gt; &lt;h3&gt;&lt;span style="font-weight: 400;"&gt;Ages 50-60:&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/h3&gt; &lt;ul&gt; &lt;li style="font-weight: 400;" aria-level="1"&gt;&lt;span style="font-weight: 400;"&gt;Fasting Window: Consider a flexible approach like alternate-day fasting or 14:10.&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/li&gt; &lt;li style="font-weight: 400;" aria-level="1"&gt;&lt;span style="font-weight: 400;"&gt;Nutrient Intake: Ensure adequate intake of vitamins and minerals, especially calcium and vitamin D, for bone health.&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/li&gt; &lt;li style="font-weight: 400;" aria-level="1"&gt;&lt;span style="font-weight: 400;"&gt;Medical Consultation: Regular health monitoring and consultation with a healthcare provider are crucial.&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/li&gt; &lt;/ul&gt; &lt;h3&gt;&lt;span style="font-weight: 400;"&gt;Ages 60-70+:&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/h3&gt; &lt;ul&gt; &lt;li style="font-weight: 400;" aria-level="1"&gt;&lt;span style="font-weight: 400;"&gt;Fasting Window: Listen to your body; consider shorter fasting windows like 12:12 or 14:10.&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/li&gt; &lt;li style="font-weight: 400;" aria-level="1"&gt;&lt;span style="font-weight: 400;"&gt;Meal Consistency: Aim for balanced meals with a focus on digestion. Consider smaller, more frequent meals.&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/li&gt; &lt;li style="font-weight: 400;" aria-level="1"&gt;&lt;span style="font-weight: 400;"&gt;Medical Monitoring: Regular health check-ups are essential, and consult with healthcare providers on any adjustments to fasting.&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/li&gt; &lt;/ul&gt; &lt;h2&gt; &lt;/h2&gt; &lt;h2&gt;&lt;img class="wp-image-30262 size-large aligncenter" src="https://topdoctormagazine.com/wp-content/uploads/2024/03/Intermittent-Fasting-3-1024x536.png" alt="" width="1024" height="536" /&gt;&lt;/h2&gt; &lt;h2&gt; &lt;/h2&gt; &lt;h2&gt;&lt;span style="font-weight: 400;"&gt;Intermittent Fasting for Women&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/h2&gt; &lt;p&gt;&lt;span style="font-weight: 400;"&gt;The principles for women are generally similar, but it's important to be mindful of hormonal fluctuations and potential effects on reproductive health. Women may need to be more cautious with extended fasting.&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/p&gt; &lt;h3&gt;&lt;span style="font-weight: 400;"&gt;Ages 20-30:&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/h3&gt; &lt;ul&gt; &lt;li style="font-weight: 400;" aria-level="1"&gt;&lt;span style="font-weight: 400;"&gt;Follow a similar approach as men in the same age group, but be attentive to hormonal changes. Consider a 14:10 or 16:8 fasting window.&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/li&gt; &lt;/ul&gt; &lt;h3&gt;&lt;span style="font-weight: 400;"&gt;Ages 30-40:&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/h3&gt; &lt;ul&gt; &lt;li style="font-weight: 400;" aria-level="1"&gt;&lt;span style="font-weight: 400;"&gt;Consider shorter fasting windows like 14:10 or 16:8.&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/li&gt; &lt;li style="font-weight: 400;" aria-level="1"&gt;&lt;span style="font-weight: 400;"&gt;Pay attention to nutrient-dense foods, especially if planning for pregnancy.&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/li&gt; &lt;/ul&gt; &lt;h3&gt;&lt;span style="font-weight: 400;"&gt;Ages 40-50:&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/h3&gt; &lt;ul&gt; &lt;li style="font-weight: 400;" aria-level="1"&gt;&lt;span style="font-weight: 400;"&gt;Be mindful of hormonal changes during perimenopause.&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/li&gt; &lt;li style="font-weight: 400;" aria-level="1"&gt;&lt;span style="font-weight: 400;"&gt;Consider shorter fasting windows and focus on maintaining bone health with adequate calcium and vitamin D.&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/li&gt; &lt;/ul&gt; &lt;h3&gt;&lt;span style="font-weight: 400;"&gt;Ages 50-60:&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/h3&gt; &lt;ul&gt; &lt;li style="font-weight: 400;" aria-level="1"&gt;&lt;span style="font-weight: 400;"&gt;Adjust fasting windows based on individual needs and hormone fluctuations.&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/li&gt; &lt;li style="font-weight: 400;" aria-level="1"&gt;&lt;span style="font-weight: 400;"&gt;Prioritize nutrient-dense foods and monitor bone health.&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/li&gt; &lt;/ul&gt; &lt;h3&gt;&lt;span style="font-weight: 400;"&gt;Ages 60-70+:&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/h3&gt; &lt;ul&gt; &lt;li style="font-weight: 400;" aria-level="1"&gt;&lt;span style="font-weight: 400;"&gt;Shorter fasting windows may be more suitable.&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/li&gt; &lt;li style="font-weight: 400;" aria-level="1"&gt;&lt;span style="font-weight: 400;"&gt;Focus on maintaining overall health with a well-balanced diet.&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/li&gt; &lt;/ul&gt; &lt;p&gt;&amp;nbsp;&lt;/p&gt; &lt;p&gt;&lt;span style="font-weight: 400;"&gt;Remember, individual responses to fasting can vary, and paying attention to how your body reacts is crucial. It's important to note that before starting any new diet or fasting regimen, it's advisable to consult with a healthcare professional, especially if you have any underlying health concerns. &lt;/span&gt;&lt;/p&gt; &lt;h2&gt; &lt;/h2&gt; &lt;p&gt;&lt;img class="wp-image-30260 size-large aligncenter" src="https://topdoctormagazine.com/wp-content/uploads/2024/03/Intermittent-Fasting-4-819x1024.png" alt="" width="819" height="1024" /&gt;&lt;/p&gt; &lt;h2&gt; &lt;/h2&gt; &lt;h2&gt;&lt;span style="font-weight: 400;"&gt;Common Misconceptions&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/h2&gt; &lt;h3&gt;&lt;span style="font-weight: 400;"&gt;Fasting Leads to Muscle Loss:&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/h3&gt; &lt;ul&gt; &lt;li style="font-weight: 400;" aria-level="1"&gt;&lt;span style="font-weight: 400;"&gt;Misconception: One prevalent myth is that intermittent fasting leads to muscle loss. However, &lt;/span&gt;&lt;a href="https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4733124/"&gt;&lt;span style="font-weight: 400;"&gt;numerous studies indicate&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/a&gt;&lt;span style="font-weight: 400;"&gt; that intermittent fasting can preserve muscle mass while promoting fat loss when combined with resistance training.&lt;/span&gt;&lt;span style="font-weight: 400;"&gt;1&lt;/span&gt;&lt;span style="font-weight: 400;"&gt; It may even enhance muscle protein synthesis during the eating window.&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/li&gt; &lt;/ul&gt; &lt;h3&gt;&lt;span style="font-weight: 400;"&gt;Fasting Slows Down Metabolism:&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/h3&gt; &lt;ul&gt; &lt;li style="font-weight: 400;" aria-level="1"&gt;&lt;span style="font-weight: 400;"&gt;Misconception: Some believe fasting slows down metabolism, making it harder to lose weight. Contrary to this, &lt;/span&gt;&lt;a href="https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC8839325/"&gt;&lt;span style="font-weight: 400;"&gt;studies suggest&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/a&gt;&lt;span style="font-weight: 400;"&gt; intermittent fasting may actually boost metabolism by promoting fat oxidation and improving insulin sensitivity, supporting efficient energy utilization.&lt;/span&gt;&lt;span style="font-weight: 400;"&gt;2&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/li&gt; &lt;/ul&gt; &lt;h3&gt;&lt;span style="font-weight: 400;"&gt;Intermittent Fasting is Only for Weight Loss:&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/h3&gt; &lt;ul&gt; &lt;li style="font-weight: 400;" aria-level="1"&gt;&lt;span style="font-weight: 400;"&gt;Misconception: While intermittent fasting is often associated with weight loss, its benefits extend beyond that. &lt;/span&gt;&lt;a href="https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4516560/"&gt;&lt;span style="font-weight: 400;"&gt;Scientific evidence suggests&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/a&gt;&lt;span style="font-weight: 400;"&gt; it plays a role in promoting overall health, improving metabolic markers, reducing inflammation, and supporting longevity.&lt;/span&gt;&lt;span style="font-weight: 400;"&gt;3&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/li&gt; &lt;/ul&gt; &lt;h3&gt;&lt;span style="font-weight: 400;"&gt;Fasting is the Same for Everyone&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/h3&gt; &lt;ul&gt; &lt;li style="font-weight: 400;" aria-level="1"&gt;&lt;span style="font-weight: 400;"&gt;Misconception: Individual responses to intermittent fasting can vary. Factors such as age, sex, and overall health influence how the body responds to fasting. &lt;/span&gt;&lt;/li&gt; &lt;/ul&gt; &lt;p&gt;&amp;nbsp;&lt;/p&gt; &lt;p&gt;&lt;span style="font-weight: 400;"&gt;It is essential to tailor an intermittent fasting approach that suits individual needs and lifestyles,&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/p&gt; &lt;p&gt;&lt;span style="font-weight: 400;"&gt;approach it mindfully, and seek professional advice if you have any health concerns.&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/p&gt; &lt;p&gt;&amp;nbsp;&lt;/p&gt; &lt;p&gt;&lt;span style="font-weight: 400;"&gt;Learn more about Dr. Christopher Davis, his career, and how you can get in touch through the links below!&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/p&gt; &lt;p&gt;&amp;nbsp;&lt;/p&gt; &lt;p&gt;&amp;nbsp;&lt;/p&gt; &lt;p&gt;&lt;img class="wp-image-30386 size-large aligncenter" src="https://topdoctormagazine.com/wp-content/uploads/2024/03/Dr.-Davis-Contact-Photo-1024x536.png" alt="" width="1024" height="536" /&gt;&lt;/p&gt; &lt;p&gt;&amp;nbsp;&lt;/p&gt; &lt;p&gt;&amp;nbsp;&lt;/p&gt; &lt;p&gt;&lt;span style="font-weight: 400;"&gt;LIQUIVIDA&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/p&gt; &lt;p&gt;&lt;a href="https://www.liquivida.com/about/medical-team/doctor-christopher-davis-nutrient-iv-therapy-bradenton"&gt;&lt;span style="font-weight: 400;"&gt;https://www.liquivida.com/about/medical-team/doctor-christopher-davis-nutrient-iv-therapy-bradenton&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/a&gt;&lt;/p&gt; &lt;p&gt;&lt;span style="font-weight: 400;"&gt;Reveal Vitality Website&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/p&gt; &lt;p&gt;&lt;a href="https://revealvitality.com/christopher-davis/"&gt;&lt;span style="font-weight: 400;"&gt;https://revealvitality.com/christopher-davis/&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/a&gt;&lt;/p&gt; &lt;p&gt;&amp;nbsp;&lt;/p&gt; &lt;p&gt;&lt;span style="font-weight: 400;"&gt;Learn more about Dr. Davis through his website revealvitality.com and learn more about his career, follow along on socials, and explore his other endeavors by going to our References and Resources page!&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/p&gt; &lt;p&gt;&amp;nbsp;&lt;/p&gt;&lt;/div&gt; &lt;/div&gt; &lt;/div&gt; &lt;/div&gt; &lt;/div&gt;</description> <images>https://topdoctormagazine.com/wp-content/uploads/2024/03/Intermittent-Fasting-Cover.png</images> <url>https://topdoctormagazine.com/wellness/health-nutrition/why-intermittent-fasting-isnt-one-size-fits-all-a-guide-for-men-and-women-of-all-ages/</url> </article> <article> <ID>30270</ID> <title>Eating for Your Blood Type: Behind the Phenomenon That’s Helped Thousands</title> <publishDate>2024-04-01 15:04:45</publishDate> <description>&lt;div class="et_pb_section et_pb_section_11 et_section_regular" &gt; &lt;div class="et_pb_row et_pb_row_11"&gt; &lt;div class="et_pb_column et_pb_column_4_4 et_pb_column_11 et_pb_css_mix_blend_mode_passthrough et-last-child"&gt; &lt;div class="et_pb_module et_pb_text et_pb_text_11 et_pb_text_align_left et_pb_bg_layout_light"&gt; &lt;div class="et_pb_text_inner"&gt;&lt;span style="font-weight: 400;"&gt;Have you noticed that some diets work well with some people and not so much for others? Could it be linked to willpower or the person’s preference? Perhaps you’ve tried an array of diets and wondered why they didn’t work.&lt;/span&gt;&#13; &#13; &lt;span style="font-weight: 400;"&gt;On top of all that, there are the never-ending diet trends. One day, we’re told you should eat meat, the next, you shouldn’t. Or, you should only eat fish. Add more vegetables. Don’t eat too many leafy greens because they’re less beneficial than we thought. How can you know what’s best for &lt;/span&gt;&lt;i&gt;&lt;span style="font-weight: 400;"&gt;you&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/i&gt;&lt;span style="font-weight: 400;"&gt;?&lt;/span&gt;&#13; &#13; &lt;span style="font-weight: 400;"&gt;According to Dr. Peter J. D’Adamo, your blood type can tell you. That’s right. Your blood type determines what kind of nourishment you need. This is called the &lt;/span&gt;&lt;a href="https://www.amazon.com/Right-Your-Type-Revised-Updated/dp/0399584161"&gt;&lt;span style="font-weight: 400;"&gt;Blood Type Diet&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/a&gt;&lt;span style="font-weight: 400;"&gt;, and it might be the solution you’ve been searching for this whole time.&lt;/span&gt;&lt;span style="font-weight: 400;"&gt;1&lt;/span&gt;&lt;span style="font-weight: 400;"&gt; It’s one that’s &lt;/span&gt;&lt;a href="https://www.eviemagazine.com/post/the-blood-type-diet-what-is-it-and-why-is-it-loved-by-the-victorias-secret"&gt;&lt;span style="font-weight: 400;"&gt;loved by celebrity trainers and Victoria’s Secret models&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/a&gt;&lt;span style="font-weight: 400;"&gt; alike, so you might find yourself falling for it, too.&lt;/span&gt;&lt;span style="font-weight: 400;"&gt;2&lt;/span&gt;&#13; &#13; &lt;span style="font-weight: 400;"&gt;Let’s dive in.&lt;/span&gt;&#13; &#13; &amp;nbsp;&#13; &#13; &lt;img class="wp-image-30277 alignnone size-large" src="https://topdoctormagazine.com/wp-content/uploads/2024/03/Blood-Type-Diet-1-1024x536.png" alt="" width="1024" height="536" /&gt;&#13; &#13; &amp;nbsp;&#13; &lt;h1&gt;&lt;span style="font-weight: 400;"&gt;Behind the Blood Type Diet&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/h1&gt;&#13; &lt;span style="font-weight: 400;"&gt;Dr. D’Adamo discovered the Blood Type Diet when he found that certain blood types responded better to some foods. D’Adamo is a naturopathic physician and &lt;/span&gt;&lt;a href="https://dadamo.com/txt/index.pl?2003"&gt;&lt;span style="font-weight: 400;"&gt;believes food is medicine&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/a&gt;&lt;span style="font-weight: 400;"&gt;.&lt;/span&gt;&lt;span style="font-weight: 400;"&gt;3&lt;/span&gt;&lt;span style="font-weight: 400;"&gt; In his research, he found that people with blood type A had more diseases associated with overeating meat. Conversely, people with blood type O do well when they eat a lot of meat, but their bodies tend to have trouble with carbohydrates.&lt;/span&gt;&#13; &#13; &lt;span style="font-weight: 400;"&gt;That’s when D’Adamo formulated the hypothesis that each blood type should have its own eating program. He knew that many diet plans didn’t always reflect the uniqueness of the individual. For instance, some dieticians say that a high-protein diet can steal calcium away from the bones. But, D’Adamo notes that type O’s have an enzyme that can process protein and receive calcium. In other words, type O’s protein processing is unique from other types and requires a high-protein diet. At the same time, type A’s don’t have the enzyme that processes calcium from protein. &lt;/span&gt;&#13; &#13; &lt;span style="font-weight: 400;"&gt;That’s why some food groups don’t work for everyone. You need one that’s special to you, and the &lt;/span&gt;&lt;a href="https://www.eviemagazine.com/post/the-blood-type-diet-what-is-it-and-why-is-it-loved-by-the-victorias-secret"&gt;&lt;span style="font-weight: 400;"&gt;Blood Type Diet is designed to cater to your needs&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/a&gt;&lt;span style="font-weight: 400;"&gt;.&lt;/span&gt;&lt;span style="font-weight: 400;"&gt;4&lt;/span&gt;&#13; &#13; &amp;nbsp;&#13; &#13; &lt;img class="wp-image-30275 size-large aligncenter" src="https://topdoctormagazine.com/wp-content/uploads/2024/03/Blood-Type-2-1024x536.png" alt="" width="1024" height="536" /&gt;&#13; &#13; &amp;nbsp;&#13; &lt;h1&gt;&lt;span style="font-weight: 400;"&gt;The Benefits&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/h1&gt;&#13; &lt;span style="font-weight: 400;"&gt;So, what do you have to gain from going on the Blood Type Diet? Well, it’s something you could potentially &lt;/span&gt;&lt;i&gt;&lt;span style="font-weight: 400;"&gt;lose&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/i&gt;&lt;span style="font-weight: 400;"&gt;: excess weight. According to D’Adamo’s website, of 6,000 people who participated in this type of eating, about 75% of them lost weight. That translates to &lt;/span&gt;&lt;a href="https://dadamo.com/txt/index.pl?2008"&gt;&lt;span style="font-weight: 400;"&gt;three out of four people who did the Blood Type Diet lost weight&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/a&gt;&lt;span style="font-weight: 400;"&gt;.&lt;/span&gt;&lt;span style="font-weight: 400;"&gt;5&lt;/span&gt;&lt;span style="font-weight: 400;"&gt; Additionally, people experienced better digestion, less stress, improved mood, and more energy and mental clarity. &lt;/span&gt;&lt;a href="https://dadamo.com/txt/index.pl?1001"&gt;&lt;span style="font-weight: 400;"&gt;Some of the types are more prone to cancer&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/a&gt;&lt;span style="font-weight: 400;"&gt;, so going on the Blood Type Diet could help lower those chances.&lt;/span&gt;&lt;span style="font-weight: 400;"&gt;6&lt;/span&gt;&#13; &#13; &lt;span style="font-weight: 400;"&gt;More than that, D’Adamo says many people have been cured of serious diseases after going on the diet. He shared &lt;/span&gt;&lt;a href="https://dadamo.com/txt/index.pl?2003"&gt;&lt;span style="font-weight: 400;"&gt;one particular story&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/a&gt;&lt;span style="font-weight: 400;"&gt; about a patient who had a skin autoimmune disease called Pemphigus.&lt;/span&gt;&lt;span style="font-weight: 400;"&gt;7&lt;/span&gt;&lt;span style="font-weight: 400;"&gt; The disease causes blisters, and it’s deadly. The patient was a vegetarian and even won national vegetarian trivia awards. However, he was only getting sicker. He disagreed with Dr. D’Adamo’s idea for the Blood Type Diet, but he didn’t want to die over being vegetarian. He decided to give Dr. D’Adamo’s diet a try and switched over to meat since he was type O. That decision saved his life. His Pemphigus went into remission, and muscles that steroids had destroyed even grew back.&lt;/span&gt;&#13; &#13; &lt;span style="font-weight: 400;"&gt;No matter where you are on your health journey, eating for your blood type could help you achieve the healthiest version of yourself.&lt;/span&gt;&#13; &lt;h1&gt;&lt;/h1&gt;&#13; &lt;img class="wp-image-30276 alignnone size-large" src="https://topdoctormagazine.com/wp-content/uploads/2024/03/Blood-Type-3-1024x536.png" alt="" width="1024" height="536" /&gt;&#13; &lt;h1&gt;&lt;/h1&gt;&#13; &lt;h1&gt;&lt;span style="font-weight: 400;"&gt;The Type Breakdown&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/h1&gt;&#13; &lt;span style="font-weight: 400;"&gt;Here’s D’Adamo’s analysis of all the blood types and what he recommends for each.&lt;/span&gt;&#13; &lt;h3&gt;&lt;span style="font-weight: 400;"&gt;Type O&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/h3&gt;&#13; &lt;span style="font-weight: 400;"&gt;As previously mentioned, &lt;/span&gt;&lt;a href="https://dadamo.com/txt/index.pl?1004"&gt;&lt;span style="font-weight: 400;"&gt;type O&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/a&gt;&lt;span style="font-weight: 400;"&gt; has a unique enzyme that processes protein and takes in calcium.&lt;/span&gt;&lt;span style="font-weight: 400;"&gt;8&lt;/span&gt;&lt;span style="font-weight: 400;"&gt; The best foods for this type are organic meats, healthy fats, vegetables, and fruits. People with type O don’t process carbs as well and tend to store them as fat. More than that, carbs in type O can cause inflammation and auto-immune issues. &lt;/span&gt;&lt;a href="https://www.drlamcoaching.com/images/blood-type-diet-type-o-chart.jpg"&gt;&lt;span style="font-weight: 400;"&gt;Here’s more on what’s suggested for type O’s to eat&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/a&gt;&lt;span style="font-weight: 400;"&gt;.&lt;/span&gt;&lt;span style="font-weight: 400;"&gt;9&lt;/span&gt;&#13; &#13; &lt;span style="font-weight: 400;"&gt;In response to stress, people with type O build up adrenaline. It’s helpful then to exercise at least three to four times a week. This exercise should challenge both the muscular, skeletal, and cardiovascular systems. Out of any other type, type O’s benefit the most physically and mentally from exercise.&lt;/span&gt;&#13; &lt;h3&gt;&lt;span style="font-weight: 400;"&gt;Type A&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/h3&gt;&#13; &lt;span style="font-weight: 400;"&gt;Type A’s are essentially the opposite of type O’s. Unlike type O’s, &lt;/span&gt;&lt;a href="https://dadamo.com/txt/index.pl?1003"&gt;&lt;span style="font-weight: 400;"&gt;type A’s do not process animal meat or fat very well&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/a&gt;&lt;span style="font-weight: 400;"&gt;, and they have more diseases associated with animal products.&lt;/span&gt;&lt;span style="font-weight: 400;"&gt;10&lt;/span&gt;&lt;span style="font-weight: 400;"&gt; Instead, they thrive off carbohydrates and a more vegetarian diet with plant proteins. &lt;/span&gt;&lt;a href="https://www.drlamcoaching.com/images/blood-type-diet-type-a-chart.jpg"&gt;&lt;span style="font-weight: 400;"&gt;Here are more recommendations for people with type A to eat&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/a&gt;&lt;span style="font-weight: 400;"&gt;.&lt;/span&gt;&lt;span style="font-weight: 400;"&gt;11&lt;/span&gt;&#13; &#13; &lt;span style="font-weight: 400;"&gt;This type produces more cortisol than others. Type A’s need to focus on stress-reducing exercises like stretching, pilates, and Tai Chi. They want to be mindful that they’re not raising their cortisol while working out, which could happen during high-intensity interval training (HIIT).  &lt;/span&gt;&#13; &lt;h3&gt;&lt;span style="font-weight: 400;"&gt;Type B&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/h3&gt;&#13; &lt;span style="font-weight: 400;"&gt;While type O’s and A’s are opposites, &lt;/span&gt;&lt;a href="https://dadamo.com/txt/index.pl?1006"&gt;&lt;span style="font-weight: 400;"&gt;type B&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/a&gt;&lt;span style="font-weight: 400;"&gt; strikes a balance between the two.&lt;/span&gt;&lt;span style="font-weight: 400;"&gt;12&lt;/span&gt;&lt;span style="font-weight: 400;"&gt; Some good foods for people with type B are animal products like lamb, venison, goat, rabbit, eggs, and low-fat dairy. Green vegetables are also beneficial. Foods that type B should limit are corn, lentils, wheat, buckwheat, tomatoes, peanuts, and sesame seeds. These foods can cause weight gain and a drop in blood pressure. Additionally, chicken can be a problem because it negatively impacts the bloodstream. You can learn more about diet recommendations for &lt;/span&gt;&lt;a href="https://www.drlamcoaching.com/images/blood-type-diet-type-b-chart.jpg"&gt;&lt;span style="font-weight: 400;"&gt;people with type B here&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/a&gt;&lt;span style="font-weight: 400;"&gt;.&lt;/span&gt;&lt;span style="font-weight: 400;"&gt;13&lt;/span&gt;&#13; &#13; &lt;span style="font-weight: 400;"&gt;Type B produces cortisol similarly to type A; however, people with type B experience physical effects from stress. Dr. D’Adamo recommends exercise that is both mentally and physically challenging, such as tennis, hiking, golf, and martial arts. Type B's can be more creative and easygoing, so they should try to lean into those areas. When living healthily, type B is the most fit and mentally balanced out of all the types. Dr. D’Adamo also notes that type B's are statistically the tallest of all the types!&lt;/span&gt;&#13; &lt;h3&gt;&lt;span style="font-weight: 400;"&gt;Type AB&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/h3&gt;&#13; &lt;span style="font-weight: 400;"&gt;This is the rarest of all the types. &lt;/span&gt;&lt;a href="https://dadamo.com/txt/index.pl?1005"&gt;&lt;span style="font-weight: 400;"&gt;Type AB&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/a&gt;&lt;span style="font-weight: 400;"&gt; has a mix of both Types A and B, as you can imagine.&lt;/span&gt;&lt;span style="font-weight: 400;"&gt;14&lt;/span&gt;&lt;span style="font-weight: 400;"&gt; Type AB does well with tofu, seafood, dairy, and green vegetables. Fish, such as salmon, tuna, mahi-mahi, red snapper, and sardines, are especially good. Dairy like yogurt and kefir are also beneficial, but type ABs should avoid smoked or cured meats. These can cause issues in the stomach acid, which could lead to cancer. Type ABs should also be mindful of combining certain foods, such as protein and starchy vegetables. More recommendations for &lt;/span&gt;&lt;a href="https://www.drlamcoaching.com/images/blood-type-diet-type-ab-chart.jpg"&gt;&lt;span style="font-weight: 400;"&gt;type AB are here&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/a&gt;&lt;span style="font-weight: 400;"&gt;.&lt;/span&gt;&lt;span style="font-weight: 400;"&gt;15&lt;/span&gt;&#13; &#13; &lt;span style="font-weight: 400;"&gt;According to Dr. D’Adamo, type AB is similar to type O and type B in response to stress. Like type O, type AB produces more adrenaline, but like type B, it also experiences the physical effects of stress. Dr. D’Adamo recommends combining calming exercises and physical challenges for type AB, such as devoting some days to aerobic exercise and others to stretching or Tai Chi. &lt;/span&gt;&#13; &lt;h1&gt;&lt;span style="font-weight: 400;"&gt;Conclusion&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/h1&gt;&#13; &lt;span style="font-weight: 400;"&gt;There’s a reason why the Blood Type Diet is popular among Victoria’s Secret models. It’s shown to have positive results among thousands, from weight loss to healing diseases. With the Blood Type Diet, you can feed your body what it needs to live your best life.&lt;/span&gt;&#13;&lt;/div&gt; &lt;/div&gt; &lt;/div&gt; &lt;/div&gt; &lt;/div&gt;</description> <images>https://topdoctormagazine.com/wp-content/uploads/2024/03/Blood-Type-Diet-Cover.png</images> <url>https://topdoctormagazine.com/wellness/health-nutrition/eating-for-your-blood-type-behind-the-phenomenon-thats-helped-thousands/</url> </article> <article> <ID>30322</ID> <title>Glowing Skin From Within: Blueberry Glow Smoothie</title> <publishDate>2024-04-01 15:04:03</publishDate> <description>&lt;div class="et_pb_section et_pb_section_12 et_section_regular" &gt; &lt;div class="et_pb_row et_pb_row_12"&gt; &lt;div class="et_pb_column et_pb_column_4_4 et_pb_column_12 et_pb_css_mix_blend_mode_passthrough et-last-child"&gt; &lt;div class="et_pb_module et_pb_text et_pb_text_12 et_pb_text_align_left et_pb_bg_layout_light"&gt; &lt;div class="et_pb_text_inner"&gt;&lt;p&gt;&lt;span style="font-weight: 400;"&gt;With spring in full bloom and sunnier days ahead, everyone’s focus starts to shift to the annual summer glow-up, which oftentimes includes focusing on fitness and healthier eating habits after the needed comfort foods in the winter slump. One of the natural results of focusing on healthier habits is that your skin benefits in the process. Considering it is our biggest organ, what we eat and put on it can have a positive or negative impact.&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/p&gt; &lt;p&gt;&amp;nbsp;&lt;/p&gt; &lt;p&gt;&lt;span style="font-weight: 400;"&gt;Warmer weather means various fruits and vegetables are now in season, perfect for a smoothie that can help you achieve the spring and summer glow. Head to your local farmers market or drop by the grocery store to get these easy, fresh ingredients and enjoy a delicious blueberry smoothie.&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/p&gt; &lt;p&gt;&amp;nbsp;&lt;/p&gt; &lt;p&gt;&lt;span style="font-weight: 400;"&gt;Blueberries are well-known for being a skin superfood, but why? The main reason is how many vitamins and antioxidants blueberries have in them.&lt;/span&gt;&lt;span style="font-weight: 400;"&gt;1&lt;/span&gt;&lt;span style="font-weight: 400;"&gt; All of these make blueberries perfect for repairing the skin and fighting against wrinkles, inflammation, and many of the harmful causes linked to acne.&lt;/span&gt;&lt;span style="font-weight: 400;"&gt;2&lt;/span&gt;&lt;span style="font-weight: 400;"&gt; Similar to blueberries, some fruits and vegetables like cranberries, acai, kale, and spinach are fantastic for the skin.&lt;/span&gt;&lt;span style="font-weight: 400;"&gt;3&lt;/span&gt;&lt;span style="font-weight: 400;"&gt; &lt;/span&gt;&lt;/p&gt; &lt;h3&gt; &lt;/h3&gt; &lt;h3&gt;&lt;img class="wp-image-30327 size-large aligncenter" src="https://topdoctormagazine.com/wp-content/uploads/2024/03/Blueberry-Smoothie-1-819x1024.png" alt="" width="819" height="1024" /&gt;&lt;/h3&gt; &lt;h3&gt; &lt;/h3&gt; &lt;h3&gt;&lt;span style="font-weight: 400;"&gt;Ingredients&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/h3&gt; &lt;p&gt;&lt;span style="font-weight: 400;"&gt;1 Cup Blueberries&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/p&gt; &lt;p&gt;&lt;span style="font-weight: 400;"&gt;1 Cup Ice&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/p&gt; &lt;p&gt;&lt;span style="font-weight: 400;"&gt;½ Cup Acai &lt;/span&gt;&lt;/p&gt; &lt;p&gt;&lt;span style="font-weight: 400;"&gt;½ Banana&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/p&gt; &lt;p&gt;&lt;span style="font-weight: 400;"&gt;½ Cup 100% Cranberry Juice&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/p&gt; &lt;p&gt;&lt;span style="font-weight: 400;"&gt;Handful of Kale&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/p&gt; &lt;p&gt;&lt;span style="font-weight: 400;"&gt;Handful of Spinach&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/p&gt; &lt;p&gt;&lt;span style="font-weight: 400;"&gt;2 TBSP Honey&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/p&gt; &lt;p&gt;&amp;nbsp;&lt;/p&gt; &lt;h3&gt;&lt;span style="font-weight: 400;"&gt;Instructions&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/h3&gt; &lt;p&gt;&lt;span style="font-weight: 400;"&gt;Wash the berries and veggies and add them to the blender, along with the banana, cranberry juice, and ice. Blend together and add more juice if you want a thinner smoothie. Drizzle honey on top if you want to add some sweetness!&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/p&gt;&lt;/div&gt; &lt;/div&gt; &lt;/div&gt; &lt;/div&gt; &lt;/div&gt;</description> <images>https://topdoctormagazine.com/wp-content/uploads/2024/03/Blueberry-Smoothie-Cover.png</images> <url>https://topdoctormagazine.com/wellness/health-nutrition/glowing-skin-from-within-blueberry-glow-smoothie/</url> </article> <article> <ID>30333</ID> <title>Absolute Beauty: Illuminating Stem Cells in Skincare</title> <publishDate>2024-04-01 15:02:48</publishDate> <description>&lt;div class="et_pb_section et_pb_section_13 et_section_regular" &gt; &lt;div class="et_pb_row et_pb_row_13"&gt; &lt;div class="et_pb_column et_pb_column_4_4 et_pb_column_13 et_pb_css_mix_blend_mode_passthrough et-last-child"&gt; &lt;div class="et_pb_module et_pb_text et_pb_text_13 et_pb_text_align_left et_pb_bg_layout_light"&gt; &lt;div class="et_pb_text_inner"&gt;&lt;p&gt;&lt;span style="font-weight: 400;"&gt;In the pursuit of eternal youth, skincare enthusiasts are increasingly turning to a revolutionary ingredient: stem cells. Praised for their regenerative capabilities, these powerful cells hold the potential for smoother, more youthful skin. Stem cells, sourced from a 4% conditioned medium, are believed to stimulate collagen production, reduce fine lines, and improve overall complexion. However, amid the excitement, questions persist: Do these products truly deliver on their promises? Are they worth the investment? And what ethical considerations surround their sourcing?&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/p&gt; &lt;p&gt;&lt;span style="font-weight: 400;"&gt; &lt;/span&gt;&lt;/p&gt; &lt;p&gt;&lt;span style="font-weight: 400;"&gt;Dr. Brian Mehling, a prominent figure in the field of regenerative medicine, particularly known for his work in stem cell therapy, is the founder and CEO of Blue Horizon International (BHI), a healthcare consulting company focused on stem cell research, therapy, and education. BHI Therapeutic Sciences, a subsidiary of Blue Horizon International, is engaged in clinical research and the development of innovative stem cell-based treatments for various medical conditions. Spearheaded by BHI Therapeutic Science, Alpha Blu Skincare emerges as a pioneering force, seamlessly blending therapeutic science with advanced research and philanthropic endeavors. This skincare line introduces a groundbreaking concept integrating therapy, research, and philanthropy into its Alpha Blu Skincare product line.&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/p&gt; &lt;p&gt;&lt;span style="font-weight: 400;"&gt; &lt;/span&gt;&lt;/p&gt; &lt;p&gt;&lt;span style="font-weight: 400;"&gt; &lt;img class="wp-image-30339 alignnone size-large" src="https://topdoctormagazine.com/wp-content/uploads/2024/03/Absolute-Beauty-1-1024x536.png" alt="" width="1024" height="536" /&gt;&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/p&gt; &lt;p&gt;&amp;nbsp;&lt;/p&gt; &lt;p&gt;&lt;span style="font-weight: 400;"&gt;At the core of Alpha Blu's skincare range lies BLUE CELL, also known as  BlueCellule-CM™, a proprietary ingredient heralded as a game-changer in the science of skincare and beauty.  BlueCellule-CM™ harnesses the regenerative power of cytokines within its conditioned medium, derived from umbilical cord blood, infused into all Alpha Blu Skincare formulations. Alpha Blu’s revolutionary blend contains growth factors and immune-boosting cytokines, with each product boasting a potent 4% concentration of this transformative ingredient.&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/p&gt; &lt;p&gt;&lt;span style="font-weight: 400;"&gt; &lt;/span&gt;&lt;/p&gt; &lt;p&gt;&lt;span style="font-weight: 400;"&gt;Why choose human-conditioned medium stem cells over plant stem cells? While the allure of plant-based skincare products may seem enticing, scientific truth reveals a stark reality: plant cells and human cells are fundamentally incompatible for skin regeneration. In contrast, human stem cells, particularly those derived from umbilical cord blood, offer unmatched potential for rejuvenation. BHI, backed by rigorous testing and ethical standards, holds true skincare excellence in unlocking these human-derived cells for skin regeneration. From promoting cellular regeneration to addressing a wide range of dermatological concerns, the transformative power of human-conditioned mediums surpasses the limitations of plant-based alternatives.&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/p&gt; &lt;p&gt;&lt;span style="font-weight: 400;"&gt;In today's beauty realm, a plethora of creams, lotions, extracts, and gels flood the market, each boasting transformative anti-aging effects. However, the abundance of commercial products often leads to confusion and misguidance among consumers, as many lack substantiated research on safety and efficacy.&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/p&gt; &lt;p&gt;&lt;span style="font-weight: 400;"&gt; &lt;/span&gt;&lt;/p&gt; &lt;p&gt;&lt;span style="font-weight: 400;"&gt;BlueCellule-CM™ Stem cells are undifferentiated cells with the remarkable ability to develop into various specialized cell types within the body. They play a crucial role in growth, tissue repair, and maintenance. Unlike mature cells with specific functions, stem cells remain unspecialized, allowing them to divide and differentiate into specific cell types as needed by the body. This versatility makes stem cells vital for the body's regenerative processes, contributing to the maintenance and repair of tissues and organs throughout an individual's life.&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/p&gt; &lt;p&gt;&amp;nbsp;&lt;/p&gt; &lt;p&gt;&lt;img class="wp-image-30340 size-large aligncenter" src="https://topdoctormagazine.com/wp-content/uploads/2024/03/Absolute-Beauty-2-1024x536.png" alt="" width="1024" height="536" /&gt;&lt;/p&gt; &lt;p&gt;&lt;span style="font-weight: 400;"&gt; &lt;/span&gt;&lt;/p&gt; &lt;p&gt;&lt;span style="font-weight: 400;"&gt;The innovative application of BlueCellule-CM™ stem cells in skincare marks a significant shift in the beauty, anti-aging, and regenerative medicine industry. Stem cells, once confined to regenerative medicine, are now gaining traction in the pursuit of radiant and youthful skin. This novel approach harnesses the regenerative potential of stem cells to address various skincare concerns, heralding a new era where science intersects with beauty. Traditionally associated with medical breakthroughs, stem cells are now being cultivated and integrated into skincare formulations. The essence of this groundbreaking approach lies in stem cells' ability to renew and repair damaged tissues. When applied topically, stem cells stimulate the regeneration of skin cells, promoting a more youthful complexion. Alpha Blu Skincare stands out in this landscape by addressing the root causes of skin aging and damage. Unlike superficial treatments, Alpha Blu's stem cell-based products penetrate deep into the cellular level, initiating repair mechanisms and encouraging the production of healthy skin cells. This approach is particularly effective in combating the signs of aging, diminishing fine lines, wrinkles, and other visible indicators by promoting collagen production and enhancing skin elasticity. The result is not merely cosmetic but a comprehensive transformation that prioritizes skin health.&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/p&gt; &lt;p&gt;&amp;nbsp;&lt;/p&gt; &lt;p&gt;&lt;img class="wp-image-30338 size-large aligncenter" src="https://topdoctormagazine.com/wp-content/uploads/2024/03/Absolute-Beauty-3-819x1024.png" alt="" width="819" height="1024" /&gt;&lt;/p&gt; &lt;p&gt;&amp;nbsp;&lt;/p&gt; &lt;p&gt;&lt;span style="font-weight: 400;"&gt; &lt;/span&gt;&lt;/p&gt; &lt;p&gt;&lt;span style="font-weight: 400;"&gt;Alpha Blu Skincare extends beyond anti-aging benefits to address various skin conditions, from scars to pigmentation issues, in a month of daily use. The regenerative power of stem cells offers a promising solution for those seeking comprehensive skincare solutions. Alpha Blu Skincare offers a multifaceted approach to skincare, delivering impressive results that redefine the standards of anti-aging solutions. From repairing and promoting new cell growth to reducing wrinkles and combating aging effects, Alpha Blu Skincare rejuvenates and restores, revealing a radiant and youthful complexion. Studies affirm its efficacy, with users reporting visible improvements in skin texture, reduced fine lines, and enhanced overall skin health. Alpha Blu's anti-inflammatory properties and regenerative effects further contribute to its effectiveness in combating oxidative stress and scavenging free radicals, bolstering skin resilience and longevity. When applied to the skin, these cells work their magic, stimulating the regeneration of skin cells and promoting a more youthful complexion.&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/p&gt; &lt;p&gt;&lt;span style="font-weight: 400;"&gt; &lt;/span&gt;&lt;/p&gt; &lt;p&gt;&lt;span style="font-weight: 400;"&gt;As the beauty industry evolves, Alpha Blu stem cell skincare represents a cutting-edge intersection of science and aesthetics. Consumers are increasingly drawn to Alpha Blu Skincare for its potential to rejuvenate skin naturally. Stem cell skincare signifies a departure from conventional approaches, indicating a future where beauty products are not only cosmetic but also therapeutic, promoting genuine skin health from within. In essence, Alpha Blu stem cell skincare is revolutionizing our approach to beauty by nurturing skin at its core, resulting in a radiant, revitalized complexion that transcends surface-level enhancements.&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/p&gt; &lt;p&gt;&lt;span style="font-weight: 400;"&gt; &lt;/span&gt;&lt;/p&gt; &lt;p&gt;&lt;img class="wp-image-30341 size-large aligncenter" src="https://topdoctormagazine.com/wp-content/uploads/2024/03/Absolute-Beauty-4-1024x536.png" alt="" width="1024" height="536" /&gt;&lt;/p&gt; &lt;p&gt;&amp;nbsp;&lt;/p&gt; &lt;p&gt;&lt;span style="font-weight: 400;"&gt;Alpha Blu Skincare products are suitable for both men and women. The Day Cream and Night Cream are versatile and can be applied all over the body. The Skin Serum, specifically designed for facial use only, offers healthy anti-aging properties that can benefit teenagers seeking a clearer, brighter, and healthier appearance.&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/p&gt; &lt;p&gt;&lt;span style="font-weight: 400;"&gt; &lt;/span&gt;&lt;/p&gt; &lt;p&gt;&lt;span style="font-weight: 400;"&gt; &lt;/span&gt;&lt;/p&gt; &lt;p&gt;&lt;i&gt;&lt;span style="font-weight: 400;"&gt;“Embrace your natural beauty with Alpha Blu, empowering you to exude confidence, vitality, and radiance at every stage of life.”&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/i&gt;&lt;/p&gt; &lt;p&gt;&lt;i&gt;&lt;span style="font-weight: 400;"&gt;-Ashleigh Quint, Alpha Blu Athlete&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/i&gt;&lt;/p&gt; &lt;p&gt;&lt;i&gt;&lt;span style="font-weight: 400;"&gt; &lt;/span&gt;&lt;/i&gt;&lt;/p&gt; &lt;p&gt;&lt;i&gt;&lt;span style="font-weight: 400;"&gt;Use code: UpliftAsh for purchase of your Alpha Blu Skincare&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/i&gt;&lt;/p&gt; &lt;p&gt;&lt;a href="http://www.alphabluskincare.com/"&gt;&lt;i&gt;&lt;span style="font-weight: 400;"&gt;http://www.alphabluskincare.com/&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/i&gt;&lt;/a&gt;&lt;/p&gt; &lt;p&gt;&lt;i&gt;&lt;span style="font-weight: 400;"&gt; &lt;/span&gt;&lt;/i&gt;&lt;/p&gt; &lt;p&gt;&lt;span style="font-weight: 400;"&gt;—————————————————-&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/p&gt; &lt;p&gt;&lt;span style="font-weight: 400;"&gt;Studies show that BlueCellule-CM™ helps improve undesired skin conditions such as oxidation and aging.&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/p&gt; &lt;ul&gt; &lt;li&gt;&lt;span style="font-weight: 400;"&gt;100% Silicone, Color &amp;amp; Scent Free&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/li&gt; &lt;li&gt;&lt;span style="font-weight: 400;"&gt;We only use the best ingredients and the most effective formulas for all our products, no fillers.&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/li&gt; &lt;li&gt;&lt;span style="font-weight: 400;"&gt;BHI’s in-depth research consistently shows that BlueCellule-CM™ can be the most effective rejuvenator in the beauty, regeneration and anti-aging market.&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/li&gt; &lt;/ul&gt;&lt;/div&gt; &lt;/div&gt; &lt;/div&gt; &lt;/div&gt; &lt;/div&gt;</description> <images>https://topdoctormagazine.com/wp-content/uploads/2024/03/Absolute-Beauty-Cover.png</images> <url>https://topdoctormagazine.com/wellness/skin-care/absolute-beauty-illuminating-stem-cells-in-skincare/</url> </article> <article> <ID>30406</ID> <title>HealthBanks Biotech and the Future of Cell Banking: An Interview with Dr. Chris Xu</title> <publishDate>2024-04-01 14:56:56</publishDate> <description>&lt;div class="et_pb_section et_pb_section_14 et_section_regular" &gt; &lt;div class="et_pb_row et_pb_row_14"&gt; &lt;div class="et_pb_column et_pb_column_4_4 et_pb_column_14 et_pb_css_mix_blend_mode_passthrough et-last-child"&gt; &lt;div class="et_pb_module et_pb_text et_pb_text_14 et_pb_text_align_left et_pb_bg_layout_light"&gt; &lt;div class="et_pb_text_inner"&gt;&lt;h3&gt;&lt;em&gt;“In the last 15 years, Dr. Chris Xu pioneered a world-class regenerative and cell banking consortium to help heal the world.”&lt;span style="font-weight: 400;"&gt; &lt;/span&gt;&lt;/em&gt;&lt;/h3&gt; &lt;p&gt;&lt;span style="font-weight: 400;"&gt; &lt;/span&gt;&lt;/p&gt; &lt;p&gt;&lt;span style="font-weight: 400;"&gt;Dr. Chris Xu's journey from immunologist and researcher to pioneering entrepreneur in the fields of regenerative medicine and cell banking is a testament to his vision and dedication to advancing healthcare. Beginning his career in academia, Dr. Xu contributed significantly to organ and stem cell transplantation research at Washington University School of Medicine. His transition into the pharmaceutical industry, where he played a crucial role in drug discovery and development at Pfizer, laid the groundwork for his later entrepreneurial endeavors.  &lt;/span&gt;&lt;/p&gt; &lt;p&gt;&lt;span style="font-weight: 400;"&gt;The establishment of his company, Boyalife, marked a significant shift in Dr. Xu's career. Leveraging advanced automated technology licensed from ThermoGenesis, Boyalife became the first internationally accredited stem cell bank in China. This achievement underscored Dr. Xu's ability to identify and capitalize on cutting-edge technologies to drive progress in the field. Boyalife's rapid growth and success, culminating in a staggering $300 million valuation, exemplify Dr. Xu's strategic vision and operational excellence.  &lt;/span&gt;&lt;/p&gt; &lt;p&gt;&lt;span style="font-weight: 400;"&gt;Dr. Xu's acquisition of ThermoGenesis Holdings Inc. and, later, HealthBanks Biotech Inc. demonstrates his commitment to advancing the field of cellular medicine. By transforming HealthBanks into a leading cellular medicine company and relocating its headquarters to California, Dr. Xu has positioned the company at the forefront of the industry. The operation of four world-class facilities in the United States further solidifies HealthBanks USA's standing as a pioneer in regenerative medicine and cell banking.  &lt;/span&gt;&lt;/p&gt; &lt;p&gt;&lt;span style="font-weight: 400;"&gt; &lt;/span&gt;&lt;/p&gt; &lt;p&gt;&lt;img class="wp-image-30419 size-large aligncenter" src="https://topdoctormagazine.com/wp-content/uploads/2024/04/Dr.-Chris-Xu-819x1024.png" alt="" width="819" height="1024" /&gt;&lt;/p&gt; &lt;p&gt;&amp;nbsp;&lt;/p&gt; &lt;p&gt;&lt;span style="font-weight: 400;"&gt; Dr. Xu's journey reflects a relentless pursuit of innovation and excellence in healthcare. Through his leadership, Boyalife and HealthBanks USA have become key players in the global effort to harness the potential of cellular medicine to heal the world. His work not only represents a significant contribution to the field but also offers hope for the development of new treatments and therapies that could transform patient care in the coming years.  &lt;/span&gt;&lt;/p&gt; &lt;p&gt;&lt;span style="font-weight: 400;"&gt;HealthBanks Biotech Group, under the leadership of Dr. Chris Xu, has positioned itself as a trailblazer in the field of cellular medicine through its vertical integration and diversified business model.  &lt;/span&gt;&lt;/p&gt; &lt;p&gt;&lt;span style="font-weight: 400;"&gt;The company's operations span four key areas: automated technologies, cell banking, cell manufacturing, and cell therapies. This comprehensive approach allows HealthBanks to control the entire process, from cell collection to the development of cell-based therapies, ensuring high standards of quality and innovation. A standout aspect of HealthBanks' technology portfolio is its ThermoGenesis subsidiary, which is pivotal in automating cell processing.  &lt;/span&gt;&lt;/p&gt; &lt;p&gt;&lt;span style="font-weight: 400;"&gt;ThermoGenesis has revolutionized the cord blood banking industry with its technology, supporting 500 cord blood banks globally. This achievement is significant given that about 90% of all FDA-approved clinical-grade cord blood stem cell units used for transplantation are stored using ThermoGenesis ’ BioArchive smart cryostorage system. This system is renowned for its precision, reliability, and contribution to advancing stem cell transplantation therapies.  &lt;/span&gt;&lt;/p&gt; &lt;p&gt;&lt;span style="font-weight: 400;"&gt;The adoption of ThermoGenesis technology by leading industry institutions, including the New York Cord Blood Bank, MD Anderson, Cleveland Clinics, Duke, and CBR, underscores its impact and value. Furthermore, the technology's global reach, extending to Japan, Hong Kong, Taiwan, Singapore, Malaysia, and over 130 institutions in nearly 40 countries, highlights its worldwide acceptance and the trust placed in it by the medical community.   &lt;/span&gt;&lt;/p&gt; &lt;p&gt;HealthBanks Biotech Group's success reflects not only its technological innovation but also its commitment to improving patient care through advanced cell therapies. By leveraging automated technologies in cell banking and manufacturing technologies, the company is at the forefront of developing treatments that could potentially revolutionize healthcare.&lt;/p&gt; &lt;p&gt;&lt;span style="font-weight: 400;"&gt;The dedication to excellence and innovation, as demonstrated by Dr. Chris Xu and his team, positions HealthBanks as a key player in the ongoing evolution of regenerative medicine and cell therapy, promising new hope for patients around the world. &lt;/span&gt;&lt;/p&gt; &lt;p&gt;&lt;span style="font-weight: 400;"&gt;Dr. Chris Xu and HealthBanks Biotech Group have indeed been at the forefront of innovation in the cell banking industry, pioneering technologies that have significantly contributed to the advancement of cellular medicine.  &lt;/span&gt;&lt;/p&gt; &lt;p&gt;&lt;span style="font-weight: 400;"&gt;Their development of automated platforms like AXP and BioArchive has revolutionized cord blood banking by enhancing efficiency and reliability in stem cell processing and storage. Furthermore, HealthBanks' introduction of cord tissue, placenta banking, and, notably, the first automated immune cell banking technology has broadened the scope and potential of cell banking services, offering new avenues for therapeutic applications.  &lt;/span&gt;&lt;/p&gt; &lt;p&gt;&amp;nbsp;&lt;/p&gt; &lt;p&gt;&amp;nbsp;&lt;/p&gt; &lt;p&gt;&lt;img class="wp-image-30415 size-large aligncenter" src="https://topdoctormagazine.com/wp-content/uploads/2024/04/HealthBanks-Facility-1024x536.png" alt="" width="1024" height="536" /&gt;&lt;/p&gt; &lt;p&gt;&amp;nbsp;&lt;/p&gt; &lt;p&gt;&lt;span style="font-weight: 400;"&gt; &lt;/span&gt;&lt;/p&gt; &lt;h3&gt;&lt;b&gt;Introducing Immune Cell Banking &lt;/b&gt;&lt;span style="font-weight: 400;"&gt; &lt;/span&gt;&lt;/h3&gt; &lt;p&gt;&lt;span style="font-weight: 400;"&gt; &lt;/span&gt;&lt;span style="font-weight: 400;"&gt;HealthBanks is the only approved immune cell bank in the United States and the Western Hemisphere.  &lt;/span&gt;&lt;/p&gt; &lt;p&gt;&lt;span style="font-weight: 400;"&gt;Immune cell banking represents a significant shift in the cell banking industry, focusing on the collection and storage of immune cells from adults rather than cord blood and tissues from newborns.  &lt;/span&gt;&lt;/p&gt; &lt;p&gt;&lt;span style="font-weight: 400;"&gt;This innovation is particularly crucial in the context of the rapid developments in cell and gene therapies, where stored immune cells can be utilized for advanced cancer treatments like CAR-T therapy. The concept of using a patient's immune cells to create highly personalized and effective treatments marks a new era in cancer therapy, offering hope to patients with conditions that were previously deemed intractable.  &lt;/span&gt;&lt;/p&gt; &lt;p&gt;&amp;nbsp;&lt;/p&gt; &lt;p&gt;&lt;img class="aligncenter wp-image-30417 size-full" src="https://topdoctormagazine.com/wp-content/uploads/2024/04/HealthBanks-Product-Photo.png" alt="" width="1200" height="628" /&gt;&lt;/p&gt; &lt;p&gt;&amp;nbsp;&lt;/p&gt; &lt;h3&gt;&lt;b&gt;FDA-Approved CAR-T Therapy &lt;/b&gt;&lt;span style="font-weight: 400;"&gt; &lt;/span&gt;&lt;/h3&gt; &lt;p&gt;&lt;span style="font-weight: 400;"&gt;The FDA's approval of CAR-T therapy in 2017 as a treatment for several types of blood cancers underscores the transformative potential of these advances. By modifying a patient's immune cells to target and fight cancer, CAR-T therapy has demonstrated remarkable effectiveness in clinical trials, achieving a 93% efficacy rate. The stories of patients experiencing remission after failing conventional treatments highlight the profound impact of CAR-T therapy and the importance of immune cell banking as a foundational technology that enables these life-saving treatments.  &lt;/span&gt;&lt;/p&gt; &lt;p&gt;&lt;span style="font-weight: 400;"&gt; &lt;/span&gt;&lt;span style="font-weight: 400;"&gt;The miraculous recoveries of patients treated with CAR-T therapy emphasize the critical need for accessible immune cell banking. This technology facilitates the development of CAR-T and similar therapies and underscores the necessity of preserving immune cells as a resource for potentially life-altering treatments.  &lt;/span&gt;&lt;/p&gt; &lt;p&gt;&lt;span style="font-weight: 400;"&gt;Since HealthBanks has the only approved immune cell banking in the United States and the Western Hemisphere, it stands as a pivotal player in making these advanced cancer therapies available to patients in need, reinforcing the vital role of innovative cell banking technologies in shaping the future of medicine. &lt;/span&gt;&lt;/p&gt; &lt;p&gt;&lt;span style="font-weight: 400;"&gt;Dr. Chris Xu's vision for HealthBanks Biotech Group goes beyond pioneering advanced cell banking technologies; it extends to making transformative cell and gene therapies accessible and affordable for all patients. The realization that the high cost of cellular medicine could be a barrier to treatment for many underscores the need for innovation in therapy development and manufacturing.  &lt;/span&gt;&lt;/p&gt; &lt;p&gt;&lt;span style="font-weight: 400;"&gt;The introduction of the CARTXpress platform represents a significant leap towards achieving this goal. By quadrupling the efficiency of drug manufacturing, HealthBanks has been able to cut the costs of cellular medicines by half. This reduction is a critical step in making these treatments more accessible to a broader population, addressing the pressing issue of affordability in healthcare.  &lt;/span&gt;&lt;/p&gt; &lt;h3&gt; &lt;/h3&gt; &lt;h3&gt;&lt;b&gt;Robust Pipeline of Cellular Therapies &lt;/b&gt;&lt;span style="font-weight: 400;"&gt; &lt;/span&gt;&lt;/h3&gt; &lt;p&gt;&lt;span style="font-weight: 400;"&gt; &lt;/span&gt;&lt;/p&gt; &lt;p&gt;&lt;img class="wp-image-30412 size-large aligncenter" src="https://topdoctormagazine.com/wp-content/uploads/2024/04/Dr.-Xu-Cover-1024x536.png" alt="" width="1024" height="536" /&gt;&lt;/p&gt; &lt;p&gt;&lt;span style="font-weight: 400;"&gt; &lt;/span&gt;&lt;/p&gt; &lt;p&gt;&lt;span style="font-weight: 400;"&gt;Dr. Xu's commitment to further reduce these costs reflects a deep understanding of the economic challenges in the healthcare system and a dedication to patient-centric care. HealthBanks' efforts to develop a robust pipeline of cellular therapies for a range of diseases, from diabetes to aging, further demonstrate the company's comprehensive approach to improving healthcare. The successful anti-aging clinical trial for Cockayne Syndrome, a rare genetic disorder, and the anticipation of moving this cellular drug candidate to orphan drug clinical trials highlight HealthBanks' commitment to addressing significant unmet medical needs.   &lt;/span&gt;&lt;/p&gt; &lt;p&gt;&lt;span style="font-weight: 400;"&gt; &lt;/span&gt;&lt;/p&gt; &lt;p&gt;&amp;nbsp;&lt;/p&gt; &lt;p&gt;&lt;img class="wp-image-30411 size-large aligncenter" src="https://topdoctormagazine.com/wp-content/uploads/2024/04/BioArchive-HealthBanks-1024x536.png" alt="" width="1024" height="536" /&gt;&lt;/p&gt; &lt;p&gt;&amp;nbsp;&lt;/p&gt; &lt;p&gt;&amp;nbsp;&lt;/p&gt; &lt;h3&gt;&lt;b&gt;Stem Cell Banking’s Increasing Impact on the Future of Cellular Medicine &lt;/b&gt;&lt;span style="font-weight: 400;"&gt; &lt;/span&gt;&lt;/h3&gt; &lt;p&gt;&lt;span style="font-weight: 400;"&gt;The evolution of stem cell banking from a novel concept to a foundational component of cellular medicine underscores its profound impact on healthcare.  &lt;/span&gt;&lt;/p&gt; &lt;p&gt;&lt;span style="font-weight: 400;"&gt;The establishment of the first cord blood bank in New York in 1992 marked the beginning of a new era in medical treatments and therapies. This practice has transformed once-discarded tissues at birth into invaluable sources of stem cells, catalyzing advancements in a wide range of therapeutic areas.  &lt;/span&gt;&lt;/p&gt; &lt;p&gt;&lt;span style="font-weight: 400;"&gt;Stem cell banking's significance is further highlighted by the growing list of FDA-approved treatments that utilize stem cells derived from cord blood. These treatments now address over 80 different diseases, covering a spectrum from cancer to metabolic diseases, showcasing the versatility and potential of stem cells in medical therapies.   &lt;/span&gt;&lt;/p&gt; &lt;p&gt;&lt;span style="font-weight: 400;"&gt;The first FDA-approved cord blood prescription, HemaCord&lt;/span&gt;&lt;span style="font-weight: 400;"&gt;®&lt;/span&gt;&lt;span style="font-weight: 400;"&gt;, exemplifies the critical role of stem cell banking in modern medicine. Developed by the National Cord Blood Program at the New York Blood Center, HemaCord's success is partly attributed to the technological support from HealthBanks' subsidiary, ThermoGenesis. The AXP and BioArchive systems—both powered by patented technologies from ThermoGenesis —have been instrumental in processing and storing cord blood units, contributing to the successful transplantation of 6,000 units over the past decade.  &lt;/span&gt;&lt;/p&gt; &lt;p&gt;&lt;span style="font-weight: 400;"&gt;Dr. Chris Xu's remarks about HealthBanks and its subsidiaries' achievements underscore the synergy between technological innovation and medical advancements. By providing the technological backbone for stem cell banking and processing, companies like HealthBanks and ThermoGenesis are not just supporting existing treatments but also paving the way for the development of new therapeutics. Their work represents a critical junction of technology and medicine, where ongoing research and development promise to unlock even more uses for stem cells, potentially transforming patient care in unprecedented ways. &lt;/span&gt;&lt;/p&gt; &lt;p&gt;&lt;span style="font-weight: 400;"&gt; &lt;/span&gt;&lt;/p&gt; &lt;p&gt;&lt;img class="wp-image-30418 size-large aligncenter" src="https://topdoctormagazine.com/wp-content/uploads/2024/04/Client-List-819x1024.png" alt="" width="819" height="1024" /&gt;&lt;/p&gt; &lt;h3&gt; &lt;/h3&gt; &lt;h3&gt;&lt;b&gt;A Game Changer Approach &lt;/b&gt;&lt;span style="font-weight: 400;"&gt; &lt;/span&gt;&lt;/h3&gt; &lt;p&gt;&lt;span style="font-weight: 400;"&gt;Dr. Chris Xu's vision for HealthBanks Biotech Group, underlined by the commitment to making cellular therapies accessible to all, represents a paradigm shift in healthcare. His focus on democratizing access to these advanced treatments reflects a deep understanding of the challenges faced by patients worldwide, especially concerning the affordability and accessibility of cutting-edge medical care.  &lt;/span&gt;&lt;/p&gt; &lt;p&gt;&lt;span style="font-weight: 400;"&gt;This approach is not merely about advancing medical science; it's about reshaping the healthcare landscape to be more inclusive and equitable. The innovative subscription business model for immune cell banking introduced by HealthBanks is a testament to this vision.  &lt;/span&gt;&lt;/p&gt; &lt;p&gt;&lt;span style="font-weight: 400;"&gt;By making immune cell banking more affordable and accessible, HealthBanks is pioneering a preventive healthcare measure that doubles as a form of "Critical Sickness Insurance." This model not only democratizes access to potentially life-saving cellular therapies but also offers peace of mind to individuals, knowing that they have taken a proactive step in managing their future health needs.  &lt;/span&gt;&lt;/p&gt; &lt;p&gt;&lt;span style="font-weight: 400;"&gt;Such initiatives align perfectly with the growing demand for cellular therapies, which are becoming increasingly recognized for their potential to treat a wide range of conditions. By addressing the twin challenges of availability and affordability, HealthBanks is not just catering to the current market but is also anticipating the future needs of healthcare, positioning itself as a leader in the field of cellular medicine. Dr. Xu's dual focus on ensuring the availability of necessary cells and making therapies affordable is critical in this regard. The subscription model and efforts to reduce drug manufacturing costs through technological innovations like the CARTXpress platform demonstrate a commitment to breaking down barriers to access.  &lt;/span&gt;&lt;/p&gt; &lt;p&gt;&lt;span style="font-weight: 400;"&gt;This approach ensures that HealthBanks' advancements in cellular medicine are not reserved for the wealthy but are available to a broad spectrum of patients, embodying the true spirit of innovation in healthcare.  &lt;/span&gt;&lt;/p&gt; &lt;p&gt;&lt;span style="font-weight: 400;"&gt;As HealthBanks continues to push the boundaries of what is possible in cellular medicine, its efforts to make these treatments more accessible are likely to profoundly impact patients around the globe. Dr. Xu's mission and the strategies employed by HealthBanks could indeed serve as a model for the future of healthcare, where advanced treatments are not a luxury but a standard component of medical care accessible to everyone, irrespective of their financial situation. &lt;/span&gt;&lt;/p&gt; &lt;h3&gt; &lt;/h3&gt; &lt;p&gt;&lt;img class="aligncenter wp-image-30420 size-large" src="https://topdoctormagazine.com/wp-content/uploads/2024/04/HealthBanks-Automated-Cell-Processing-e1712083739591-817x1024.png" alt="" width="817" height="1024" /&gt;&lt;/p&gt; &lt;p&gt;&amp;nbsp;&lt;/p&gt; &lt;h3&gt;&lt;b&gt;Innovative Subscription Model Makes Immune Cell Banking Instantly Affordable. &lt;/b&gt;&lt;/h3&gt; &lt;p&gt;&lt;span style="font-weight: 400;"&gt;The introduction of a new subscription business model for immune cell banking is an unconventional new business model aimed at making the banking of immune cells more accessible. By offering this service at a cost as low as $29.99 per month for individual subscribers and even lower rates for corporate clients as part of employee healthcare benefits, HealthBanks is setting a new standard for preventive healthcare measures. This model not only makes immune cell banking more affordable but also encourages a proactive approach to personal healthcare management, enabling individuals to store their immune cells for future therapeutic use.  &lt;/span&gt;&lt;/p&gt; &lt;p&gt;&lt;span style="font-weight: 400;"&gt;The commitment to reducing drug manufacturing costs is equally significant. By continuously developing new technologies to enhance manufacturing efficiency, HealthBanks aims to keep the prices of cellular medicines low. This focus on innovation in manufacturing processes is crucial for the sustainability and scalability of cellular therapies, ensuring that these advanced treatments are not just effective but also economically accessible to a broader population.   &lt;/span&gt;&lt;/p&gt; &lt;p&gt;&lt;span style="font-weight: 400;"&gt;Dr. Xu's emphasis on HealthBanks as an industry leader and innovator highlights the company's role in shaping the future of cellular medicine. By addressing the critical barriers of availability and affordability, HealthBanks is paving the way for a future where advanced cellular therapies are a realistic option for everyone, not just a privileged few.  &lt;/span&gt;&lt;/p&gt; &lt;p&gt;&lt;span style="font-weight: 400;"&gt;This vision not only showcases the potential of cellular therapies to revolutionize healthcare but also reflects a commitment to social equity and the well-being of communities worldwide. &lt;/span&gt;&lt;/p&gt; &lt;p&gt;&amp;nbsp;&lt;/p&gt; &lt;p&gt;&amp;nbsp;&lt;/p&gt; &lt;p&gt;&lt;img class="wp-image-30421 size-large aligncenter" src="https://topdoctormagazine.com/wp-content/uploads/2024/04/HealthBanks-Technology-819x1024.png" alt="" width="819" height="1024" /&gt;&lt;/p&gt; &lt;p&gt;&amp;nbsp;&lt;/p&gt; &lt;p&gt;&lt;span style="font-weight: 400;"&gt; &lt;/span&gt;&lt;/p&gt; &lt;h3&gt;&lt;b&gt;Looking Ahead… The Future of Cell Banking Industry &lt;/b&gt;&lt;/h3&gt; &lt;p&gt;&lt;span style="font-weight: 400;"&gt; &lt;/span&gt;&lt;span style="font-weight: 400;"&gt;With its 30-year history and substantial annual global revenue, the cell banking industry stands at a critical juncture.  &lt;/span&gt;&lt;/p&gt; &lt;p&gt;&lt;span style="font-weight: 400;"&gt;Despite its success and growth, challenges such as industry fragmentation, limited access to capital, and the need for technological innovation remain. The predominance of privately owned cord blood banks, each with relatively modest revenues, highlights the need for a new approach to sustain and enhance growth.  &lt;/span&gt;&lt;/p&gt; &lt;p&gt;&lt;span style="font-weight: 400;"&gt;Dr. Chris Xu and HealthBanks are spearheading an ambitious initiative to address these challenges head-on. By building a global alliance and network of banks worldwide, HealthBanks aims to foster collaboration, share advanced technologies, and create a unified, competitive front in the cell banking industry.  &lt;/span&gt;&lt;/p&gt; &lt;p&gt;&lt;span style="font-weight: 400;"&gt;This vision of transforming traditional cord blood banks into comprehensive cell banking and cell drug manufacturing centers is not only innovative but also strategic. It leverages cord blood banks' existing infrastructure and expertise while introducing new revenue streams and business models that can significantly impact their growth and sustainability.  &lt;/span&gt;&lt;/p&gt; &lt;p&gt;&lt;span style="font-weight: 400;"&gt;The concept of advancing banks from focusing solely on cord blood to including immune cell banking and cell drug manufacturing represents a shift towards a more integrated approach to cell banking. This transition is crucial for meeting the evolving needs of the healthcare sector, particularly in the field of cellular therapies, which demands a robust and versatile cell banking infrastructure.  &lt;/span&gt;&lt;/p&gt; &lt;p&gt;&lt;span style="font-weight: 400;"&gt;Dr. Xu's belief in the potential for prosperity across the cell banking industry through collaboration reflects a visionary approach to solving complex industry challenges. By creating what could be the world's largest cell banking and cell manufacturing network, HealthBanks aims not only to revolutionize the cell banking industry but also to impact the broader field of cellular medicine significantly. This endeavor promises to enhance access to cutting-edge therapies, drive down costs, and ultimately improve patient outcomes on a global scale.  &lt;/span&gt;&lt;/p&gt; &lt;p&gt;&amp;nbsp;&lt;/p&gt; &lt;p&gt;&lt;img class="wp-image-30424 size-large aligncenter" src="https://topdoctormagazine.com/wp-content/uploads/2024/04/Vertical-Integration-HealthBanks-819x1024.png" alt="" width="819" height="1024" /&gt;&lt;/p&gt; &lt;p&gt;&amp;nbsp;&lt;/p&gt; &lt;h3&gt;&lt;b&gt;Integrating Blockchain &amp;amp; AI Technologies&lt;/b&gt;&lt;/h3&gt; &lt;p&gt;&lt;span style="font-weight: 400;"&gt;The Bricopia Project, as envisioned by Dr. Xu, is a testament to the power of innovation, collaboration, and strategic vision in transforming the landscape of healthcare and making advanced treatments more accessible to all. &lt;/span&gt;&lt;/p&gt; &lt;p&gt;&lt;span style="font-weight: 400;"&gt;The vision behind the Bricopia Project, as articulated by Dr. Chris Xu, is a testament to the innovative strides being made in the intersection of technology and healthcare.  &lt;/span&gt;&lt;/p&gt; &lt;p&gt;&lt;span style="font-weight: 400;"&gt;By founding the International Consortium of Stem Cell Research, operating under the name Bio-Registry, Dr. Xu has set the stage for a collaborative effort aimed at promoting stem cell research and technological development.  &lt;/span&gt;&lt;/p&gt; &lt;p&gt;&lt;span style="font-weight: 400;"&gt;This initiative is not just about advancing the science but also ensuring that the benefits of stem cell research are accessible to all patients, reflecting a commitment to democratizing healthcare advancements.   &lt;/span&gt;&lt;/p&gt; &lt;p&gt;&lt;span style="font-weight: 400;"&gt;Bricopia, as a project under the Bio-Registry umbrella, represents a pioneering approach to integrating blockchain and AI technologies within the cell banking and healthcare sectors. The application of blockchain technology, known for its security, transparency, and traceability, to cell banking is revolutionary. It addresses a critical need for enhanced quality control and security in managing and tracking cellular medicines from their point of origin to their application in patient care.  &lt;/span&gt;&lt;/p&gt; &lt;p&gt;&lt;span style="font-weight: 400;"&gt;This innovation ensures that stem cells, which Dr. Xu aptly describes as people's intrinsic health assets, are managed with the highest standards of integrity and accountability. Bricopia's significance extends beyond its technical merits.  &lt;/span&gt;&lt;/p&gt; &lt;p&gt;&lt;span style="font-weight: 400;"&gt;By leveraging blockchain technology, the project aims to empower individuals with health freedom and peace of mind, knowing that their biological assets are safeguarded and their therapeutic journey is transparent and secure. Dr. Xu's vision of Bricopia being the first blockchain application in the cell banking and healthcare industry is indicative of a broader trend toward the adoption of cutting-edge technologies to solve longstanding challenges in healthcare.  &lt;/span&gt;&lt;/p&gt; &lt;p&gt;&lt;span style="font-weight: 400;"&gt;Integrating AI and blockchain in cell banking could revolutionize how we approach healthcare, making treatments more personalized, secure, and accessible.  &lt;/span&gt;&lt;/p&gt; &lt;p&gt;&lt;span style="font-weight: 400;"&gt;Bricopia's initiative could set a new standard for how biological assets are handled across the industry, fostering a more interconnected and transparent healthcare ecosystem. As this project progresses, it could potentially pave the way for broader applications of blockchain and AI in various aspects of healthcare, underlining the transformative power of technology in enhancing patient care and medical research. &lt;/span&gt;&lt;/p&gt; &lt;p&gt;&amp;nbsp;&lt;/p&gt; &lt;p&gt;&amp;nbsp;&lt;/p&gt; &lt;p&gt;&lt;img class="wp-image-30422 size-large aligncenter" src="https://topdoctormagazine.com/wp-content/uploads/2024/04/Michelle-Zhu-819x1024.png" alt="" width="819" height="1024" /&gt;&lt;/p&gt; &lt;p&gt;&amp;nbsp;&lt;/p&gt; &lt;p&gt;&lt;span style="font-weight: 400;"&gt; &lt;/span&gt;&lt;/p&gt; &lt;h3&gt;&lt;em&gt;&lt;span style="font-weight: 400;"&gt;"I have been in the cell banking and cell therapy industry for over 25 years. The future is yet to come and is getting increasingly brighter."&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/em&gt;&lt;/h3&gt; &lt;p&gt;&lt;strong&gt;-Ms. Zhu&lt;/strong&gt;&lt;/p&gt; &lt;p&gt;&lt;span style="font-weight: 400;"&gt;Michelle Haihong Zhu serves as the President and Chief Operating Officer of HealthBanks Group, where she plays a pivotal role in steering the company towards innovation and excellence in the cell banking and cell therapy industry. With over 25 years of experience under her belt, Michelle has established herself as a luminary in the field, contributing significantly to advancements in cell preservation and therapeutic applications. &lt;/span&gt;&lt;/p&gt; &lt;p&gt;&lt;span style="font-weight: 400;"&gt;Her leadership extends beyond operational oversight; as a Board Director, she actively shapes strategic directions and fosters collaborations that drive the sector forward. Michelle's profound understanding of the complexities of cell banking, coupled with her commitment to enhancing healthcare outcomes, underscores her invaluable contribution to HealthBanks Group and the broader scientific community. &lt;/span&gt;&lt;/p&gt; &lt;p&gt;&lt;span style="font-weight: 400;"&gt;Her work reflects a deep passion for science and healthcare and a forward-looking vision that aims to leverage cell therapy's potential to revolutionize treatment paradigms and improve patient care.&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/p&gt; &lt;p&gt;&lt;span style="font-weight: 400;"&gt;Expanding on Michelle Haihong Zhu's insightful quote, we delve into her deep-seated belief in the boundless potential of cell banking and cell therapy, honed through over a quarter-century of dedicated experience. "I have been in cell banking and cell therapy for over 25 years." This reflects not just her journey but also the evolution of a field that stands at the cusp of a medical revolution. Her tenure in the industry has witnessed significant milestones—from the early stages of stem cell research to the latest advancements in personalized medicine and regenerative therapies.&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/p&gt; &lt;p&gt;&lt;span style="font-weight: 400;"&gt;When she says, "The future is exciting and the best is yet to come," Michelle encapsulates a vision of optimism and progress. This perspective is built on the rapid technological advancements and the increasing success rates of cell therapies in treating previously intractable diseases. Her confidence in the future speaks to the emerging innovations in genetic engineering, automation in cell processing, and the expansion of applications for cell therapies in combating a broad spectrum of conditions, including cancer, autoimmune diseases, and degenerative disorders.Her statement underscores a commitment to continual learning, innovation, and the belief that the most transformative discoveries in cell banking and therapy lie ahead. &lt;/span&gt;&lt;/p&gt; &lt;p&gt;&lt;span style="font-weight: 400;"&gt;Michelle's forward-looking stance not only inspires her team at HealthBanks Group but also resonates with the broader scientific community, encouraging a collaborative effort towards unlocking the full potential of cell-based therapies. It's a call to arms for researchers, practitioners, and industry leaders to push the boundaries of what's possible, ensuring that the best outcomes for patients and the advancement of healthcare are indeed yet to come.&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/p&gt; &lt;h1&gt; &lt;/h1&gt; &lt;p&gt;&amp;nbsp;&lt;/p&gt; &lt;p&gt;&lt;img class="wp-image-30423 size-large aligncenter" src="https://topdoctormagazine.com/wp-content/uploads/2024/04/Robert-Pang-819x1024.png" alt="" width="819" height="1024" /&gt;&lt;/p&gt; &lt;p&gt;&amp;nbsp;&lt;/p&gt; &lt;p&gt;&amp;nbsp;&lt;/p&gt; &lt;h1&gt;&lt;b&gt;From Luxury Hospitality to Regenerative Wellness Industry &lt;/b&gt;&lt;span style="font-weight: 400;"&gt; &lt;/span&gt;&lt;/h1&gt; &lt;p&gt;&lt;span style="font-weight: 400;"&gt;Robert (Bob'B) Pang's career trajectory is a compelling narrative of versatility, foresight, and a relentless quest for excellence. Initially making his mark in the luxury hospitality industry, Bob'B's transition into the cutting-edge realm of regenerative health and wellness with HealthBanks Group is a testament to his dynamic adaptability and visionary leadership. In the world of luxury hospitality, Bob'B honed skills that are crucial to his success in the health and wellness sector: an unwavering commitment to service excellence, a keen eye for detail, and the ability to anticipate and fulfill the needs of a discerning clientele. These qualities, combined with strategic foresight and operational acumen, positioned him as an ideal candidate for HealthBanks Group, a company at the forefront of leveraging cellular therapies for improved health outcomes.&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/p&gt; &lt;p&gt;&lt;span style="font-weight: 400;"&gt;Bob'B's recent appointment to HealthBanks Group's high-profile Board of Directors underscores the value of his unique perspective and expertise. In this role, he is expected to bring fresh insights into customer experience, service delivery, and strategic growth, directly influencing the company's trajectory in the rapidly evolving field of regenerative health and wellness.&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/p&gt; &lt;p&gt;&lt;span style="font-weight: 400;"&gt;Moreover, as the Senior Vice President in Corporate Strategy, Bob'B faces a challenging yet exhilarating role. Here, he is tasked with steering the company through complex market dynamics, identifying growth opportunities, and developing strategies that ensure HealthBanks Group remains at the leading edge of innovation in cell banking and therapy. This role not only capitalizes on his strategic prowess but also on his ability to navigate change, inspiring his team to embrace new directions and opportunities.Bob'B's journey from luxury hospitality to a pioneering position in regenerative health highlights the transferability of leadership skills across sectors and the importance of vision in driving change. &lt;/span&gt;&lt;/p&gt; &lt;p&gt;&lt;span style="font-weight: 400;"&gt;His role in HealthBanks Group signifies a promising new chapter, both for him and for the company, as they work together to unlock the potential of regenerative health solutions for a global audience.&lt;/span&gt;&lt;span style="font-weight: 400;"&gt; &lt;/span&gt;&lt;/p&gt; &lt;h4&gt;&lt;strong&gt; &lt;/strong&gt;&lt;/h4&gt; &lt;h4&gt;&lt;strong&gt;HealthBanks Management Team&lt;/strong&gt;&lt;/h4&gt; &lt;p&gt;&lt;img class="wp-image-30416 alignnone size-large" src="https://topdoctormagazine.com/wp-content/uploads/2024/04/HealthBanks-Management-Team-1024x536.png" alt="" width="1024" height="536" /&gt;&lt;/p&gt; &lt;p&gt;&amp;nbsp;&lt;/p&gt; &lt;p&gt;&lt;span style="font-weight: 400;"&gt;His career, which began with a key role in establishing the Shangri-La Hotels chain and senior management roles with the Westin Hotels chain, demonstrates his strategic planning and project management capability. His work under Robert Kuok's mentorship not only laid the groundwork for his future successes but also instilled in him a profound understanding of business development and operations. Bob Pang's venture into the healthcare and wellness sector, particularly his focus on stem cells, cell therapies, and regenerative wellness, signifies a pivotal shift towards a domain with profound impact potential on public health and longevity.  &lt;/span&gt;&lt;/p&gt; &lt;p&gt;&lt;span style="font-weight: 400;"&gt;His collaboration with Dr. Chris Xu in Asia-Pacific underscores a strategic move towards harnessing cutting-edge technologies in cell banking and healthcare to address current challenges and future demands.  &lt;/span&gt;&lt;/p&gt; &lt;p&gt;&lt;span style="font-weight: 400;"&gt;The establishment of HealthBanks and Bricopia in Singapore, which is recognized for its competitive economy and openness to innovation, positions the company at the heart of Asia's booming health and wellness sector. Bob's experience in Asia and the United States equips him with a unique perspective on global markets, enabling him to drive HealthBanks' mission to expand its technological, product, and service awareness in the Asia-Pacific region.  &lt;/span&gt;&lt;/p&gt; &lt;p&gt;&lt;span style="font-weight: 400;"&gt;The participation in and partnership with Ageing Asia Alliance, along with the sponsorship for Ageing Asia Festival 2024, mark significant milestones in HealthBanks and Bricopia's efforts to influence the future of health and longevity. These platforms offer unique opportunities for showcasing advancements in cell banking and regenerative health technologies to a wide audience of healthcare professionals and industry stakeholders.  &lt;/span&gt;&lt;/p&gt; &lt;p&gt;&lt;span style="font-weight: 400;"&gt;Bob Pang's excitement about Dr. Chris Xu’s mission to develop the first blockchain application in cell banking and healthcare is particularly noteworthy. This initiative illustrates the innovative approach to solving industry challenges and highlights the potential for blockchain technology to revolutionize the security, efficiency, and transparency of cell banking processes.  &lt;/span&gt;&lt;/p&gt; &lt;p&gt;&lt;span style="font-weight: 400;"&gt;Lastly, the vision to build the world's largest cell banking, cell manufacturing, and cell therapy network reflects an ambitious and forward-thinking strategy. With significant investment in research and development, the goal to make cell therapy drugs affordable and accessible to all patients who need them is both noble and crucial for the advancement of healthcare treatments.  &lt;/span&gt;&lt;/p&gt; &lt;p&gt;&lt;span style="font-weight: 400;"&gt;Bob Pang's journey from luxury hospitality to regenerative health and wellness showcases a remarkable career evolution driven by a passion for innovation and a commitment to making a significant impact on the future of  &lt;/span&gt;&lt;/p&gt; &lt;p&gt;&lt;span style="font-weight: 400;"&gt;Bob Pang's closing statement encapsulates his unwavering belief in Dr. Chris Xu's mission, reflecting a shared vision for revolutionizing the cell banking, manufacturing, and therapy industry on a global scale. This belief is not just a testament to HealthBanks and Bricopia's potential under their leadership but also highlights the ambitious goal of creating a worldwide network and consortium that serves not only business partners and affiliates but also customers across the globe.   &lt;/span&gt;&lt;/p&gt; &lt;p&gt;&lt;span style="font-weight: 400;"&gt;The emphasis on building the most extensive network and consortium underscores a commitment to innovation, accessibility, and collaboration. It suggests that success in this field requires advanced technologies, substantial investment in research and development, a strong network of partners, and an unwavering focus on customer needs.  &lt;/span&gt;&lt;/p&gt; &lt;h4&gt; &lt;/h4&gt; &lt;h4&gt;&lt;span style="font-weight: 400;"&gt;&lt;strong&gt;HealthBanks Board of Directors&lt;/strong&gt;&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/h4&gt; &lt;p&gt;&lt;img class="wp-image-30413 size-large aligncenter" src="https://topdoctormagazine.com/wp-content/uploads/2024/04/HealthBanks-Board-of-Directors-1024x536.png" alt="" width="1024" height="536" /&gt;&lt;/p&gt; &lt;p&gt;&amp;nbsp;&lt;/p&gt; &lt;p&gt;&lt;span style="font-weight: 400;"&gt;This approach aligns with the broader goals of the healthcare industry to make cutting-edge treatments more accessible and affordable, thereby enhancing the quality of life and longevity for people worldwide. Bob Pang's support for Dr. Xu's mission also reflects confidence in the strategic direction of HealthBanks and Bricopia and its role in shaping the future of healthcare. It acknowledges the significance of pioneering efforts in cell banking, therapy, and manufacturing, recognizing their potential to address some of the most pressing challenges in medicine today. &lt;/span&gt;&lt;/p&gt; &lt;p&gt;&lt;span style="font-weight: 400;"&gt;This shared vision between Bob Pang and Dr. Chris Xu, rooted in innovation, collaboration, and customer focus, sets a foundation for HealthBanks and Bricopia to lead in transforming healthcare through regenerative medicine. It's a vision that not only looks forward to achieving remarkable scientific advancements but also to making these advancements accessible to people around the world, demonstrating a profound commitment to improving human health and wellness. &lt;/span&gt;&lt;/p&gt; &lt;p&gt;&lt;img class="wp-image-30426 size-medium alignleft" src="https://topdoctormagazine.com/wp-content/uploads/2024/04/File-300x300.jpg" alt="" width="300" height="300" /&gt;&lt;/p&gt; &lt;p&gt;&lt;strong&gt;Want to learn more about HealthBanks and the future of cell banking? Scan the QR code to the left!&lt;/strong&gt;&lt;/p&gt;&lt;/div&gt; &lt;/div&gt; &lt;/div&gt; &lt;/div&gt; &lt;/div&gt;</description> <images>https://topdoctormagazine.com/wp-content/uploads/2024/04/HealthBanks-Cover.png</images> <url>https://topdoctormagazine.com/featured/healthbanks-biotech-and-the-future-of-cell-banking-an-interview-with-dr-chris-xu/</url> </article> <article> <ID>30036</ID> <title/> <publishDate>2024-03-01 14:35:56</publishDate> <description>&lt;div class="et_pb_section et_pb_section_15 et_section_regular" &gt; &lt;div class="et_pb_row et_pb_row_15"&gt; &lt;div class="et_pb_column et_pb_column_4_4 et_pb_column_15 et_pb_css_mix_blend_mode_passthrough et-last-child"&gt; &lt;div class="et_pb_module et_pb_text et_pb_text_15 et_pb_text_align_left et_pb_bg_layout_light"&gt; &lt;div class="et_pb_text_inner"&gt;&lt;p&gt;&lt;span style="font-weight: 400;"&gt;Sam Tejada is a retired firefighter paramedic in Broward County, Florida and a health and wellness expert leading the industry through his company, Liquivida. Sam has multiple wellness centers throughout the nation. The Liquivida franchise is changing the course of healthcare, taking a proactive, preventative approach to health rather than the reactive process we are so used to - waiting until you’re sick and then seeking medical attention. Through his book, “How To Win in Modern Wellness,” Sam is on a mission to inspire, educate, and rewrite the script on health and wellness. &lt;/span&gt;&lt;/p&gt; &lt;p&gt;&lt;span style="font-weight: 400;"&gt; &lt;/span&gt;&lt;/p&gt; &lt;p&gt;&lt;i&gt;&lt;span style="font-weight: 400;"&gt;Sam, can you share a little about your background and how you came to be considered as a sought-after expert in the modern wellness industry? How did you get started?&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/i&gt;&lt;span style="font-weight: 400;"&gt; &lt;/span&gt;&lt;/p&gt; &lt;p&gt;&lt;span style="font-weight: 400;"&gt; &lt;/span&gt;&lt;span style="font-weight: 400;"&gt;I got into this industry as a side hustle on my days off from the fire department. While working for a private company, my eyes were opened to the benefits of alternative types of healthcare, like IV therapy, that, at that time, could only be enjoyed by those who could afford it. I saw this glaring disparity as an opportunity to save far more lives than I could as a firefighter. I had a mentor, attended seminars, conferences, and courses to learn everything I could and started Liquivida to bring the benefits of preventative medicine to the masses. &lt;/span&gt;&lt;/p&gt; &lt;p&gt;&lt;span style="font-weight: 400;"&gt; &lt;/span&gt;&lt;/p&gt; &lt;p&gt;&lt;i&gt;&lt;span style="font-weight: 400;"&gt;You’ve been doing this for nearly a decade. What are your thoughts on the health and wellness industry? Where do you see things going?&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/i&gt;&lt;span style="font-weight: 400;"&gt; &lt;/span&gt;&lt;/p&gt; &lt;p&gt;&lt;span style="font-weight: 400;"&gt;The proactive approach to health and wellness is a change that has been needed for a long time. The industry is expanding and evolving very quickly. Consumers are the ones who are driving this, choosing services and modalities that will maintain and optimize their health rather than taking medications and treatments to manage their sickness. Alternative therapies are reshaping the health and wellness landscape, and medical professionals and entrepreneurs are paying attention to that. I think this rapidly growing industry still has plenty of room for growth and that we’ve barely scratched the surface to help improve people’s lives. &lt;/span&gt;&lt;/p&gt; &lt;p&gt;&lt;span style="font-weight: 400;"&gt; &lt;/span&gt;&lt;/p&gt; &lt;p&gt;&lt;img class="wp-image-30044 size-large aligncenter" src="https://topdoctormagazine.com/wp-content/uploads/2024/02/How-To-Win-1-819x1024.png" alt="" width="819" height="1024" /&gt;&lt;/p&gt; &lt;p&gt;&amp;nbsp;&lt;/p&gt; &lt;p&gt;&lt;i&gt;&lt;span style="font-weight: 400;"&gt;What does Liquivida do to help improve people’s lives?&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/i&gt;&lt;span style="font-weight: 400;"&gt; &lt;/span&gt;&lt;/p&gt; &lt;p&gt;&lt;span style="font-weight: 400;"&gt;We began solely as an IV Vitamin infusion company. Since then, we have grown into a full-service wellness franchise, expanding to include such services as&lt;/span&gt;&lt;i&gt;&lt;span style="font-weight: 400;"&gt; regenerative therapies, medical grade weight loss, HRT, SmartGraft Hair Transplants, sexual health, and medical aesthetics. &lt;/span&gt;&lt;/i&gt;&lt;/p&gt; &lt;p&gt;&lt;span style="font-weight: 400;"&gt; &lt;/span&gt;&lt;/p&gt; &lt;p&gt;&lt;i&gt;&lt;span style="font-weight: 400;"&gt;Why did you write the book, “How To Win in Modern Wellness”?&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/i&gt;&lt;span style="font-weight: 400;"&gt; &lt;/span&gt;&lt;/p&gt; &lt;p&gt;&lt;span style="font-weight: 400;"&gt;I’m a person who strongly believes in the value of relationships and collaboration. &lt;/span&gt;&lt;span style="font-weight: 400;"&gt;When I entered the modern wellness industry, &lt;/span&gt;&lt;span style="font-weight: 400;"&gt;I made the conscious decision not to go the cut-throat route when it came to my competition.&lt;/span&gt;&lt;span style="font-weight: 400;"&gt; Over the years, I have developed strong ties and initiatives with many other industry leaders. As I engaged with these trailblazers and visionaries, we began discussing standards and regulations and exploring ways to expand access to preventive treatments and modalities, and I knew what was needed. W&lt;/span&gt;&lt;span style="font-weight: 400;"&gt;e needed more people to get into this industry. &lt;/span&gt;&lt;/p&gt; &lt;p&gt;&lt;span style="font-weight: 400;"&gt;I deal with medical professionals who are tired of sick care, frustrated with insurance companies, and only able to spend barely 10 minutes with a patient. I also speak to a lot of aspiring entrepreneurs who have a passion for health and wellness. It occurred to me that they all needed two things. Number one - to be motivated. And number two - to have some direction on how they can make things happen on their end. So, this book was created as a sort of &lt;/span&gt;&lt;span style="font-weight: 400;"&gt;educational and inspirational &lt;/span&gt;&lt;span style="font-weight: 400;"&gt;guide for them. To make it a true resource, I decided to ask these industry leaders to talk about what they're doing, their successes, failures, insights, and lessons learned. In the end, the book is to help our industry grow - whether through creating more franchises or creating even more competition for ourselves!  &lt;/span&gt;&lt;/p&gt; &lt;p&gt;&amp;nbsp;&lt;/p&gt; &lt;p&gt;&lt;img class="wp-image-30041 size-large aligncenter" src="https://topdoctormagazine.com/wp-content/uploads/2024/02/how-to-win-2-1024x536.png" alt="" width="1024" height="536" /&gt;&lt;/p&gt; &lt;p&gt;&amp;nbsp;&lt;/p&gt; &lt;p&gt;&lt;i&gt;&lt;span style="font-weight: 400;"&gt;What advice would you share with medical professionals and entrepreneurs who may want to enter the health and wellness space? &lt;/span&gt;&lt;/i&gt;&lt;span style="font-weight: 400;"&gt; &lt;/span&gt;&lt;/p&gt; &lt;p&gt;&lt;span style="font-weight: 400;"&gt;Honestly, the first thing I would tell them is to read this book! The people who have contributed to it are some of the sharpest minds and highly regarded people in the industry. They have so much insight, experience, lessons, and strategies to share.  &lt;/span&gt;&lt;/p&gt; &lt;p&gt;&lt;span style="font-weight: 400;"&gt;The second thing I would do is strongly encourage them to go the franchising route. This is an incredibly rewarding industry, but there is also an incredible amount of knowledge, regulation, oversight, and compliance involved. Franchises, like Liquivida, have already navigated that. W&lt;/span&gt;&lt;span style="font-weight: 400;"&gt;e've made it easy for people to implement IV therapy because we’ve laid the groundwork for it for the past decade. Instead of people having to try to figure out how to succeed in this industry, we’ve already done it. We've taken the guesswork out of it. We've done it with IV therapy and expanded into all the other services and modalities we offer. We've done it with our franchise models, and we've done it through the organizations and platforms that we've created to be able to give medical practitioners trying to get into the industry the support they need. &lt;/span&gt;&lt;/p&gt; &lt;p&gt;&amp;nbsp;&lt;/p&gt; &lt;p&gt;&lt;i&gt;&lt;span style="font-weight: 400;"&gt;With consumers reading all about things like regenerative medicine, peptides, gene therapy, and all of these other modalities, they are seeking treatment and better health. There’s so much to learn, so how can practitioners who have not been doing these things for years make the transition? What resources are available for people who want to be able to keep up to date? &lt;/span&gt;&lt;/i&gt;&lt;span style="font-weight: 400;"&gt;  &lt;/span&gt;&lt;/p&gt; &lt;p&gt;&lt;span style="font-weight: 400;"&gt; &lt;/span&gt;&lt;span style="font-weight: 400;"&gt;I would highly recommend that anyone entering this industry join one of the various accredited organizations, such as the A4M (American Academy of Anti-Aging Medicine) and AIVA (American IV Association). We all participate in them to make things easier for people trying to get into the health and wellness space. These organizations provide invaluable resources, education, and training. &lt;/span&gt;&lt;span style="font-weight: 400;"&gt;I was recently named Chairman of the American IV Association’s Leadership Advisory Board, which is playing&lt;/span&gt;&lt;span style="font-weight: 400;"&gt; a pivotal role in unifying, shaping, and driving the IV Hydration Therapy industry forward safely, supporting IV hydration therapy providers across the nation by delivering patient safety and best practices. &lt;/span&gt;&lt;/p&gt; &lt;p&gt;&lt;span style="font-weight: 400;"&gt;The most important thing we can do in and for this industry is focus on the importance of bringing everybody in this world of functional medicine together. Sharing knowledge, ideas, and resources – having one united, strong voice- is the path to really changing the course of medicine. Of course, being under the umbrella of a franchise, with the oversight, training and support they provide, is the most effective way to access the knowledge you need. But all the leaders in this industry collaborate because we understand that we need to create that one strong voice. We’re getting on different podcasts, interviewing one another, sharing our expertise, and really standing together to grow and fortify this industry.  &lt;/span&gt;&lt;/p&gt; &lt;p&gt;&amp;nbsp;&lt;/p&gt; &lt;p&gt;&lt;img class="wp-image-30042 size-large aligncenter" src="https://topdoctormagazine.com/wp-content/uploads/2024/02/how-to-win-3-1024x536.png" alt="" width="1024" height="536" /&gt;&lt;/p&gt; &lt;p&gt;&amp;nbsp;&lt;/p&gt; &lt;p&gt;&lt;i&gt;&lt;span style="font-weight: 400;"&gt;Where can people buy the book?&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/i&gt;&lt;span style="font-weight: 400;"&gt; &lt;/span&gt;&lt;/p&gt; &lt;p&gt;&lt;a href="https://samtejada.com/book/"&gt;&lt;span style="font-weight: 400;"&gt;https://samtejada.com/book/&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/a&gt;&lt;span style="font-weight: 400;"&gt; &lt;/span&gt;&lt;/p&gt; &lt;p&gt;&lt;a href="https://www.amazon.com/dp/B0CJFW11P1?ref=myi_title_dp"&gt;&lt;span style="font-weight: 400;"&gt;https://www.amazon.com/dp/B0CJFW11P1?ref=myi_title_dp&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/a&gt;&lt;span style="font-weight: 400;"&gt; &lt;/span&gt;&lt;/p&gt; &lt;p&gt;&lt;span style="font-weight: 400;"&gt; &lt;/span&gt;&lt;/p&gt; &lt;p&gt;&lt;span style="font-weight: 400;"&gt;Get in contact with Sam, and follow along on his socials through the links below:&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/p&gt; &lt;p&gt;&lt;a href="https://www.facebook.com/samael.tejada"&gt;&lt;span style="font-weight: 400;"&gt;https://www.facebook.com/samael.tejada&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/a&gt;&lt;span style="font-weight: 400;"&gt; &lt;/span&gt;&lt;/p&gt; &lt;p&gt;&lt;a href="https://twitter.com/SamaelTejada"&gt;&lt;span style="font-weight: 400;"&gt;https://twitter.com/SamaelTejada&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/a&gt;&lt;span style="font-weight: 400;"&gt; &lt;/span&gt;&lt;/p&gt; &lt;p&gt;&lt;a href="https://www.linkedin.com/in/samtejada/"&gt;&lt;span style="font-weight: 400;"&gt;https://www.linkedin.com/in/samtejada&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/a&gt;&lt;span style="font-weight: 400;"&gt; &lt;/span&gt;&lt;/p&gt; &lt;p&gt;&lt;a href="https://www.liquivida.com/"&gt;&lt;span style="font-weight: 400;"&gt;https://www.liquivida.com/&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/a&gt;&lt;span style="font-weight: 400;"&gt; &lt;/span&gt;&lt;/p&gt; &lt;p&gt;&lt;a href="https://m.facebook.com/Liquivida"&gt;&lt;span style="font-weight: 400;"&gt;https://m.facebook.com/Liquivida&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/a&gt;&lt;span style="font-weight: 400;"&gt; &lt;/span&gt;&lt;/p&gt; &lt;p&gt;&lt;a href="https://www.twitter.com/LiquividaLounge"&gt;&lt;span style="font-weight: 400;"&gt;https://www.twitter.com/LiquividaLounge&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/a&gt;&lt;span style="font-weight: 400;"&gt; &lt;/span&gt;&lt;/p&gt; &lt;p&gt;&lt;a href="https://www.linkedin.com/company/liquivida/"&gt;&lt;span style="font-weight: 400;"&gt;https://www.linkedin.com/company/liquivida/&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/a&gt;&lt;span style="font-weight: 400;"&gt; &lt;/span&gt;&lt;/p&gt; &lt;p&gt;&lt;a href="https://samtejada.com/home/"&gt;&lt;span style="font-weight: 400;"&gt;https://samtejada.com/home/&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/a&gt;&lt;a href="https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLhLoeGuARgH5h7N7W-UIdX55RPnLHDDEl"&gt;&lt;span style="font-weight: 400;"&gt;https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLhLoeGuARgH5h7N7W-UIdX55RPnLHDDEl&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/a&gt;&lt;span style="font-weight: 400;"&gt; &lt;/span&gt;&lt;/p&gt; &lt;p&gt;&amp;nbsp;&lt;/p&gt;&lt;/div&gt; &lt;/div&gt; &lt;/div&gt; &lt;/div&gt; &lt;/div&gt;</description> <images>https://topdoctormagazine.com/wp-content/uploads/2024/02/how-to-win-cover.png</images> <url>https://topdoctormagazine.com/featured/how-to-win-in-modern-wellness-a-q-a-with-modern-wellness-expert-sam-tejada/</url> </article> <article> <ID>29957</ID> <title>March Madness: An Exclusive Interview with Aaron Wiggins, Former College Basketball Player and Current Player for the Oklahoma City Thunder</title> <publishDate>2024-03-01 14:34:58</publishDate> <description>&lt;div class="et_pb_section et_pb_section_16 et_section_regular" &gt; &lt;div class="et_pb_row et_pb_row_16"&gt; &lt;div class="et_pb_column et_pb_column_4_4 et_pb_column_16 et_pb_css_mix_blend_mode_passthrough et-last-child"&gt; &lt;div class="et_pb_module et_pb_text et_pb_text_16 et_pb_text_align_left et_pb_bg_layout_light"&gt; &lt;div class="et_pb_text_inner"&gt;&lt;p&gt;&lt;span style="font-weight: 400;"&gt;March Madness is always a highly-anticipated time of year for college athletes and sports fans alike. With so many teams competing for the top spot, it is always fantastic to see the hard work these athletes put in with their teammates while remaining dedicated to classwork, getting enough rest, and keeping up their stamina for those few hectic weeks.&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/p&gt; &lt;p&gt;&lt;span style="font-weight: 400;"&gt;We had the privilege of interviewing former University of Maryland basketball player and current Oklahoma City Thunder player, Aaron Wiggins. He gave our readers a glimpse into what March Madness looks like for the athletes on the qualifying teams, the transition from college to professional basketball, and advice to rising college athletes and future professionals.&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/p&gt; &lt;p&gt;&amp;nbsp;&lt;/p&gt; &lt;p&gt;&lt;b&gt;Q). Could you tell us more about your story and how you got into basketball initially?&lt;/b&gt;&lt;/p&gt; &lt;p&gt;&lt;span style="font-weight: 400;"&gt;A). It probably started the minute I could hold a basketball. I was four or five years old, and I think it just came naturally to me. I immediately fell in love with the game, began playing at a really young age, and did a lot of other activities outside of basketball. Once I got into middle school, I decided basketball was something I wanted to do long-term both in high school and hopefully college one day. &lt;/span&gt;&lt;/p&gt; &lt;p&gt;&lt;span style="font-weight: 400;"&gt;In high school, I wasn't sure whether or not I'd be able to play in college until my junior year. I started being recruited by Division One schools, and eventually, the University of Maryland offered me a position on the team. I felt like they were a school that I could have success in, and made me a priority, so I accepted their offer and went there until my junior year. &lt;/span&gt;&lt;/p&gt; &lt;p&gt;&lt;span style="font-weight: 400;"&gt;It was a great school. They had great staff, great strength and conditioning coaches, nutritionists, and medical staff. Everything about Maryland was very special and helped me get to the point where I could have a career professionally, as well. &lt;/span&gt;&lt;/p&gt; &lt;p&gt;&amp;nbsp;&lt;/p&gt; &lt;p&gt;&lt;img class="wp-image-30067 size-large aligncenter" src="https://topdoctormagazine.com/wp-content/uploads/2024/02/Wiggins-and-Graves-819x1024.png" alt="" width="819" height="1024" /&gt;&lt;/p&gt; &lt;p&gt;&amp;nbsp;&lt;/p&gt; &lt;p&gt;We know you all are doing great right now in your season, playing for the Oklahoma City Thunder. People have been giving you huge compliments, saying you're like a Swiss Army knife. The team can throw you into any situation, and you’re really adaptive to that. &lt;/p&gt; &lt;p&gt;You also did really well in your last college conference, beating the University of Connecticut, and you alone scored 27 points against Alabama during your last college career game, which is incredible. &lt;/p&gt; &lt;p&gt;Your life must have been pretty busy and hectic during that time, though. &lt;/p&gt; &lt;p&gt;&lt;b&gt;Q). How did you keep your energy up during the season, particularly when the team was in the midst of March Madness?&lt;/b&gt;&lt;/p&gt; &lt;p&gt;&lt;span style="font-weight: 400;"&gt;A). March Madness is a very chaotic time. As a student-athlete, you have basketball, and obviously, you have schoolwork you're dealing with as well. Specifically, my teammates and I at Maryland did a really good job of being motivated through each other. We had an understanding that it’s a time when there are so many emotions because it's win or go home. You're fighting for the next game or the end of your season. &lt;/span&gt;&lt;/p&gt; &lt;p&gt;&lt;span style="font-weight: 400;"&gt;Guys wanted to play and win a championship, so there were a lot of motivating factors. Naturally, you find ways to make sure that you're eating the right way, taking care of your body and preparing to be your best self when it comes to game time. Our guys were motivated, and we had a good group who understood what it would take to put ourselves in the best position to win games.&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/p&gt; &lt;p&gt;&amp;nbsp;&lt;/p&gt; &lt;p&gt;&lt;img class="wp-image-30088 size-large aligncenter" src="https://topdoctormagazine.com/wp-content/uploads/2024/02/Wiggins-Court-1-819x1024.png" alt="" width="819" height="1024" /&gt;&lt;/p&gt; &lt;p&gt;&amp;nbsp;&lt;/p&gt; &lt;p&gt;&lt;b&gt;Q). Seeing that you were maneuvering between school and basketball, what did your schedule look like? How did that pan out typically?&lt;/b&gt;&lt;/p&gt; &lt;p&gt;&lt;span style="font-weight: 400;"&gt;A). That was tough. Since game times would vary based on where you were slotted in the tournament, sometimes games could be at 1:00 PM and other times it could be at 8:00 PM. Our school designated early mornings as a time to take care of any schoolwork we had. &lt;/span&gt;&lt;/p&gt; &lt;p&gt;&lt;span style="font-weight: 400;"&gt;We also worked with our professors to figure out scheduling because sometimes classes could fall during the tournament schedule. Organization was one of the biggest assets they prioritized. They ensured we had the right resources and clear communication with our professors to guarantee we were getting our schoolwork done before our games. &lt;/span&gt;&lt;/p&gt; &lt;p&gt;&lt;span style="font-weight: 400;"&gt;After taking care of schoolwork, we would watch film and have a walkthrough or practice. In between our walkthrough and practice, and before our games, we had some free time to either get more schoolwork done, take care of our bodies, eat, or take a nap. There were plenty of opportunities to make sure that we were preparing physically and mentally and staying up to date with assignments for school so we were ready to play.&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/p&gt; &lt;p&gt;&amp;nbsp;&lt;/p&gt; &lt;p&gt;&lt;b&gt;Q). What was your favorite part of March Madness? What did you enjoy most during that time?&lt;/b&gt;&lt;/p&gt; &lt;p&gt;&lt;span style="font-weight: 400;"&gt;A). Definitely the anticipation of games and winning. Regardless of what game it is, winning one in the NCAA tournament is super fun. It’s a great feeling to know we were one step closer to the ultimate goal, which is winning a championship. Even though I wasn't able to get an NCAA championship, one of the best feelings as a college athlete was being in that environment and seeing our team get recognition for their season.&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/p&gt; &lt;p&gt;&amp;nbsp;&lt;/p&gt; &lt;p&gt;&lt;b&gt;Q). From college to pros, how big of a difference is it? What was that transition like for you? How does your schedule, training, and recovery differ from when you were playing college ball?&lt;/b&gt;&lt;/p&gt; &lt;p&gt;&lt;span style="font-weight: 400;"&gt;A). It's significantly different. The number one reason is that in college, your time is obviously split between having to handle school, basketball, and everything else you have to focus on.&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/p&gt; &lt;p&gt;&lt;span style="font-weight: 400;"&gt;Once you make it to the NBA, that’s your job. Every day, your biggest priority is making sure you're physically feeling okay, getting your treatment, getting your recovery, you're at practice, getting the right lifts in, and eating well. Everything pours into the focus and idea of being ready to be an elite basketball player and play professionally. &lt;/span&gt;&lt;/p&gt; &lt;p&gt;&lt;span style="font-weight: 400;"&gt;Outside of that, some of the big changes are the physicality of the players in college compared to the NBA. There's a big difference in the physical size of players, as well as the speed of the game.&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/p&gt; &lt;p&gt;&lt;span style="font-weight: 400;"&gt;There's also a deeper knowledge and understanding of basketball when you’re playing at a higher level. You are constantly learning and growing throughout the professional game because that’s your main focus. Unlike professional basketball, there are different factors in college that can alter and limit the way you grow and develop as an individual player.&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/p&gt; &lt;p&gt;&amp;nbsp;&lt;/p&gt; &lt;p&gt;&lt;img class="wp-image-30068 size-large aligncenter" src="https://topdoctormagazine.com/wp-content/uploads/2024/02/Wiggins-Courtside-819x1024.png" alt="" width="819" height="1024" /&gt;&lt;/p&gt; &lt;p&gt;&amp;nbsp;&lt;/p&gt; &lt;p&gt;&lt;b&gt;Q). Do you have any words of advice for future college or professional athletes? Is there anything you found that has encouraged you to work hard and continue in your athletic career?&lt;/b&gt;&lt;/p&gt; &lt;p&gt;&lt;span style="font-weight: 400;"&gt;A). One thing that everyone always says is ‘hard work works.’ If you work hard, you'll see success. Along with that, I’ve learned that time management is huge. I think it's something that college players might not think about as much. Managing your time and working ahead allows you to take care of your body, eat better, catch up on sleep, or go to the gym and work hard. It sets you up to focus more on basketball and take care of life outside of school and basketball. &lt;/span&gt;&lt;/p&gt; &lt;p&gt;&lt;span style="font-weight: 400;"&gt;If college players can pick up on time management early on, it'll be easier when they go pro. Outside of game time and practice, you have a lot of free time as a professional during the season. That time should be spent preparing yourself for the next day. There are 82 games in a season in the NBA, so it's nonstop. In comparison, college only has 30 games, which is about a third of that. Managing your time properly and focusing on taking care of your body, eating the right way, and preparing for the next day of practice or the next game you have would put college players at an advantage.&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/p&gt; &lt;p&gt;&amp;nbsp;&lt;/p&gt; &lt;p&gt;&lt;span style="font-weight: 400;"&gt;It was a pleasure being able to interview this rising basketball professional and share his story of dedication to the game. We look forward to following Aaron’s career with the Oklahoma City Thunder and wish him and the team a healthy and successful season. &lt;/span&gt;&lt;/p&gt;&lt;/div&gt; &lt;/div&gt; &lt;/div&gt; &lt;/div&gt; &lt;/div&gt;</description> <images>https://topdoctormagazine.com/wp-content/uploads/2024/02/WigginsCover.png</images> <url>https://topdoctormagazine.com/featured/march-madness-an-exclusive-interview-with-aaron-wiggins-former-college-basketball-player-and-current-player-for-the-oklahoma-city-thunder/</url> </article> <article> <ID>30051</ID> <title>What are the Benefits of Grounding?</title> <publishDate>2024-03-01 14:33:58</publishDate> <description>&lt;div class="et_pb_section et_pb_section_17 et_section_regular" &gt; &lt;div class="et_pb_row et_pb_row_17"&gt; &lt;div class="et_pb_column et_pb_column_4_4 et_pb_column_17 et_pb_css_mix_blend_mode_passthrough et-last-child"&gt; &lt;div class="et_pb_module et_pb_text et_pb_text_17 et_pb_text_align_left et_pb_bg_layout_light"&gt; &lt;div class="et_pb_text_inner"&gt;&lt;p&gt;&lt;span style="font-weight: 400;"&gt;In our fast-paced, modern world, where technology and urbanization dominate, it's easy to lose touch with the natural world. A growing body of research suggests that reconnecting with the earth through a practice known as grounding, or earthing, can offer an array of health benefits! &lt;/span&gt;&lt;/p&gt; &lt;p&gt;&lt;span style="font-weight: 400;"&gt;Grounding involves direct physical contact with the earth, such as walking barefoot on grass, soil or sand, and has been associated with improved well-being across various aspects of physical and mental health.&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/p&gt; &lt;h3&gt;&lt;span style="font-weight: 400;"&gt;Is There Science Behind Grounding?&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/h3&gt; &lt;p&gt;&lt;span style="font-weight: 400;"&gt;Grounding is based on the principle that the earth carries a subtle electric charge, and direct contact with its surface can help balance the body's electrical charge. This concept is rooted in the understanding that the earth's surface is abundant in free electrons, which are negatively charged particles. When a person is in direct contact with the earth, these electrons can be transferred to the body, neutralizing positively charged free radicals and reducing inflammation.&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/p&gt; &lt;h3&gt;&lt;span style="font-weight: 400;"&gt;Reduction in Inflammation&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/h3&gt; &lt;p&gt;&lt;span style="font-weight: 400;"&gt;Several studies have suggested that grounding may have anti-inflammatory effects on the body. In a 2015 study published in the Journal of Inflammation Research, participants who grounded themselves showed a significant reduction in inflammatory markers, indicating that contact with the Earth may help modulate the body's inflammatory response.1&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/p&gt; &lt;p&gt;&amp;nbsp;&lt;/p&gt; &lt;p&gt;&lt;img class="wp-image-30057 size-large aligncenter" src="https://topdoctormagazine.com/wp-content/uploads/2024/02/Grounding1-819x1024.png" alt="" width="819" height="1024" /&gt;&lt;/p&gt; &lt;p&gt;&amp;nbsp;&lt;/p&gt; &lt;h3&gt;&lt;span style="font-weight: 400;"&gt;Improved Sleep&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/h3&gt; &lt;p&gt;&lt;span style="font-weight: 400;"&gt;Grounding has been linked to better sleep quality and duration. A 2004 study published in the Journal of Alternative and Complementary Medicine found that participants who slept grounded experienced improvements in sleep efficiency, total sleep time, and decreased nighttime awakenings.&lt;/span&gt;&lt;span style="font-weight: 400;"&gt;2&lt;/span&gt;&lt;span style="font-weight: 400;"&gt; The balancing effect on cortisol, the stress hormone, may contribute to these positive sleep outcomes.&lt;/span&gt;&lt;span style="font-weight: 400;"&gt;3&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/p&gt; &lt;h3&gt;&lt;span style="font-weight: 400;"&gt;Stress Reduction&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/h3&gt; &lt;p&gt;&lt;span style="font-weight: 400;"&gt;Grounding appears to have a calming effect on the nervous system, potentially reducing stress and anxiety. A small pilot study published in 2015 found that participants who practiced grounding techniques reported lower levels of stress and improved overall emotional well-being.&lt;/span&gt;&lt;span style="font-weight: 400;"&gt;4&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/p&gt; &lt;h3&gt;&lt;span style="font-weight: 400;"&gt;Improved Blood Flow and Cardiovascular Health&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/h3&gt; &lt;p&gt;&lt;span style="font-weight: 400;"&gt;Preliminary research suggests that grounding may positively impact cardiovascular health. A study published in the Journal of Environmental and Public Health in 2012 found that grounding resulted in improved blood viscosity and flow, potentially contributing to better overall cardiovascular function.&lt;/span&gt;&lt;span style="font-weight: 400;"&gt;5&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/p&gt; &lt;h3&gt;&lt;span style="font-weight: 400;"&gt;Pain Management&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/h3&gt; &lt;p&gt;&lt;span style="font-weight: 400;"&gt;Grounding has shown promise as a complementary approach to pain management. A 2017 study found that grounding reduced the intensity of chronic musculoskeletal pain and improved participants' overall quality of life.&lt;/span&gt;&lt;span style="font-weight: 400;"&gt;6&lt;/span&gt;&lt;span style="font-weight: 400;"&gt; While more research is needed, these findings suggest that grounding could be a valuable addition to pain management strategies.&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/p&gt; &lt;p&gt;&amp;nbsp;&lt;/p&gt; &lt;p&gt;&lt;img class="wp-image-30058 size-large aligncenter" src="https://topdoctormagazine.com/wp-content/uploads/2024/02/grounding2-1024x536.png" alt="" width="1024" height="536" /&gt;&lt;/p&gt; &lt;p&gt;&amp;nbsp;&lt;/p&gt; &lt;h3&gt;&lt;span style="font-weight: 400;"&gt;Practical Ways to Incorporate Grounding into Your Life:&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/h3&gt; &lt;ol&gt; &lt;li&gt;&lt;span style="font-weight: 400;"&gt; Barefoot Walking&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/li&gt; &lt;/ol&gt; &lt;p&gt;&lt;span style="font-weight: 400;"&gt;Spend time walking barefoot on natural surfaces like grass, soil, or sand. This direct contact allows the transfer of electrons from the earth to your body.&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/p&gt; &lt;p&gt;&amp;nbsp;&lt;/p&gt; &lt;ol start="2"&gt; &lt;li&gt;&lt;span style="font-weight: 400;"&gt; Gardening&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/li&gt; &lt;/ol&gt; &lt;p&gt;&lt;span style="font-weight: 400;"&gt;Engage in gardening activities where you come into direct contact with the soil. Planting, weeding, or simply sitting on the ground can provide grounding benefits.&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/p&gt; &lt;p&gt;&amp;nbsp;&lt;/p&gt; &lt;ol start="3"&gt; &lt;li&gt;&lt;span style="font-weight: 400;"&gt; Beach Time&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/li&gt; &lt;/ol&gt; &lt;p&gt;&lt;span style="font-weight: 400;"&gt;Take advantage of the beach environment, where the combination of sand and water provides an excellent grounding experience. Walk barefoot along the shore or sit in the sand to enhance the connection.&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/p&gt; &lt;p&gt;&amp;nbsp;&lt;/p&gt; &lt;ol start="4"&gt; &lt;li&gt;&lt;span style="font-weight: 400;"&gt; Grounding Mats and Sheets&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/li&gt; &lt;/ol&gt; &lt;p&gt;&lt;span style="font-weight: 400;"&gt;Grounding mats and sheets with conductive properties are designed to connect to the earth's electric charge. Using these products while sleeping or sitting can offer the benefits of grounding indoors.&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/p&gt; &lt;p&gt;&amp;nbsp;&lt;/p&gt; &lt;p&gt;&lt;span style="font-weight: 400;"&gt;As we navigate the challenges of modern living, the simple act of connecting with the earth may hold profound health benefits. Grounding has the potential to reduce inflammation, improve sleep, alleviate stress, enhance cardiovascular health, and aid in pain management. While more research is needed to understand the mechanisms behind these effects fully, the existing evidence suggests that incorporating grounding practices into our daily lives could be a valuable component of a holistic approach to well-being. So, kick off your shoes, step onto the grass, and let the earth's natural energy contribute to your overall health and vitality!&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/p&gt; &lt;p&gt;&amp;nbsp;&lt;/p&gt; &lt;p&gt;&lt;span style="font-weight: 400;"&gt;Sources&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/p&gt; &lt;ol&gt; &lt;li style="font-weight: 400;" aria-level="1"&gt;&lt;span style="font-weight: 400;"&gt;Chevalier, G., et al. (2015). Earthing: Health Implications of Reconnecting the Human Body to the Earth's Surface Electrons. Journal of Inflammation Research, 8, 83–96.&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/li&gt; &lt;li style="font-weight: 400;" aria-level="1"&gt;&lt;span style="font-weight: 400;"&gt;Ghaly, M., &amp;amp; Teplitz, D. (2004). The Biologic Effects of Grounding the Human Body During Sleep, as Measured by Cortisol Levels and Subjective Reporting of Sleep, Pain, and Stress. The Journal of Alternative and Complementary Medicine, 10(5), 767–776.&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/li&gt; &lt;li style="font-weight: 400;" aria-level="1"&gt;&lt;span style="font-weight: 400;"&gt;Ibid.&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/li&gt; &lt;li style="font-weight: 400;" aria-level="1"&gt;&lt;span style="font-weight: 400;"&gt;Oschman, J. L., Chevalier, G., &amp;amp; Brown, R. (2015). The Effects of Grounding (Earthing) on Bodyworkers' Pain and Overall Quality of Life: A Randomized Controlled Trial. Explore, 11(4), 263–272.&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/li&gt; &lt;li style="font-weight: 400;" aria-level="1"&gt;&lt;span style="font-weight: 400;"&gt;Sokal, K., &amp;amp; Sokal, P. (2012). Earthing the Human Body Influences Physiologic Processes. Journal of Environmental and Public Health, 2012, 1–8.&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/li&gt; &lt;li style="font-weight: 400;" aria-level="1"&gt;&lt;span style="font-weight: 400;"&gt;Sinatra, S. T., et al. (2017). Integrative and Lifestyle Medicine Strategies Should Include Earthing (Grounding): Review of Research Evidence and Clinical Observations. The Journal of Alternative and Complementary Medicine, 23(5), 347–354.&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/li&gt; &lt;/ol&gt; &lt;p&gt;&amp;nbsp;&lt;/p&gt;&lt;/div&gt; &lt;/div&gt; &lt;/div&gt; &lt;/div&gt; &lt;/div&gt;</description> <images>https://topdoctormagazine.com/wp-content/uploads/2024/02/groundingcover.png</images> <url>https://topdoctormagazine.com/medicine/holistic-medicine/what-are-the-benefits-of-grounding/</url> </article> <article> <ID>30020</ID> <title>Tongue Scraping: A Practice Rooted in Ancient Wisdom</title> <publishDate>2024-03-01 14:33:23</publishDate> <description>&lt;div class="et_pb_section et_pb_section_18 et_section_regular" &gt; &lt;div class="et_pb_row et_pb_row_18"&gt; &lt;div class="et_pb_column et_pb_column_4_4 et_pb_column_18 et_pb_css_mix_blend_mode_passthrough et-last-child"&gt; &lt;div class="et_pb_module et_pb_text et_pb_text_18 et_pb_text_align_left et_pb_bg_layout_light"&gt; &lt;div class="et_pb_text_inner"&gt;&lt;p&gt;&lt;span style="font-weight: 400;"&gt;While oral hygiene often revolves around brushing and flossing, a lesser-known but incredibly beneficial practice has gained attention in recent years: tongue scraping. Rooted in ancient Ayurvedic traditions, tongue scraping involves gently cleaning the tongue's surface to remove accumulated bacteria, toxins, and debris. Beyond the immediate benefits for oral health, research and anecdotal evidence suggest that regular tongue scraping can contribute to overall well-being in unexpected ways.&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/p&gt; &lt;h4&gt;&lt;span style="font-weight: 400;"&gt;The Science Behind Tongue Scraping&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/h4&gt; &lt;p&gt;&lt;span style="font-weight: 400;"&gt;The tongue is a prime breeding ground for bacteria, dead cells, and toxins. Overnight, these substances accumulate on the tongue's surface, leading to the notorious phenomenon known as morning breath. However, the benefits of tongue scraping extend far beyond combating bad breath.&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/p&gt; &lt;h4&gt;&lt;span style="font-weight: 400;"&gt;Improved Oral Health&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/h4&gt; &lt;p&gt;&lt;span style="font-weight: 400;"&gt;A 2005 study published in the Journal of Periodontology found that tongue scraping is more effective than tooth brushing alone in reducing the production of volatile sulfur compounds (VSCs) – the compounds responsible for bad breath.&lt;/span&gt;&lt;span style="font-weight: 400;"&gt;1&lt;/span&gt;&lt;span style="font-weight: 400;"&gt; By removing the bacteria that contribute to VSCs, tongue scraping plays a crucial role in enhancing overall oral hygiene.&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/p&gt; &lt;p&gt;&amp;nbsp;&lt;/p&gt; &lt;p&gt;&lt;img class="wp-image-30028 size-large aligncenter" src="https://topdoctormagazine.com/wp-content/uploads/2024/02/toguescraping1-819x1024.png" alt="" width="819" height="1024" /&gt;&lt;/p&gt; &lt;h4&gt; &lt;/h4&gt; &lt;h4&gt;&lt;span style="font-weight: 400;"&gt;Reduction of Bacteria and Toxins&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/h4&gt; &lt;p&gt;&lt;span style="font-weight: 400;"&gt;Research has shown that the tongue harbors a significant amount of harmful bacteria that can contribute to various oral and systemic health issues. A 2017 study published in the Journal of Clinical and Diagnostic Research found that tongue scraping resulted in a significant reduction in the total bacterial count on the tongue's surface, thereby minimizing the potential for oral infections.&lt;/span&gt;&lt;span style="font-weight: 400;"&gt;2&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/p&gt; &lt;h4&gt;&lt;span style="font-weight: 400;"&gt;Enhanced Taste Perception&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/h4&gt; &lt;p&gt;&lt;span style="font-weight: 400;"&gt;The tongue is responsible for detecting flavors, and a coated tongue can dull taste perception. By regularly scraping the tongue, individuals may experience an improvement in their ability to taste and enjoy food, as suggested by a study published in the Journal of Clinical and Experimental Dentistry in 2016.&lt;/span&gt;&lt;span style="font-weight: 400;"&gt;3&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/p&gt; &lt;p&gt;&amp;nbsp;&lt;/p&gt; &lt;h4&gt;&lt;span style="font-weight: 400;"&gt;Prevention of Systemic Health Issues&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/h4&gt; &lt;p&gt;&lt;span style="font-weight: 400;"&gt;The oral cavity is a gateway to the rest of the body, and maintaining oral health is integral to overall well-being. Research published in the Journal of Oral Microbiology in 2012 suggests that oral bacteria and inflammation may contribute to systemic conditions such as cardiovascular disease and diabetes.&lt;/span&gt;&lt;span style="font-weight: 400;"&gt;4&lt;/span&gt;&lt;span style="font-weight: 400;"&gt; Tongue scraping, by reducing the bacterial load in the mouth, may play a role in preventing these broader health issues.&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/p&gt; &lt;p&gt;&amp;nbsp;&lt;/p&gt; &lt;p&gt;&lt;img class="wp-image-30027 size-large aligncenter" src="https://topdoctormagazine.com/wp-content/uploads/2024/02/toguescraping2-819x1024.png" alt="" width="819" height="1024" /&gt;&lt;/p&gt; &lt;p&gt;&amp;nbsp;&lt;/p&gt; &lt;h3&gt;&lt;span style="font-weight: 400;"&gt;Tips for Effective Tongue Scraping&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/h3&gt; &lt;h4&gt;&lt;span style="font-weight: 400;"&gt;Choose the Right Tool&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/h4&gt; &lt;p&gt;&lt;span style="font-weight: 400;"&gt;Various tongue-scraping tools are available, including metal and plastic scrapers. Choose one that feels comfortable in your hand and has a gentle, curved edge to prevent irritation.&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/p&gt; &lt;h4&gt;&lt;span style="font-weight: 400;"&gt;Scrape from Back to Front&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/h4&gt; &lt;p&gt;&lt;span style="font-weight: 400;"&gt;Gently scrape your tongue from the back to the front, ensuring that you cover the entire surface. Be mindful not to press too hard, as this can cause discomfort and may damage taste buds.&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/p&gt; &lt;h4&gt;&lt;span style="font-weight: 400;"&gt;Incorporate into Daily Routine&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/h4&gt; &lt;p&gt;&lt;span style="font-weight: 400;"&gt;Make tongue scraping a part of your daily oral hygiene routine, ideally in the morning before brushing your teeth. This helps remove accumulated debris from overnight and sets a fresh foundation for the day.&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/p&gt; &lt;h4&gt;&lt;span style="font-weight: 400;"&gt;Maintain Consistency&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/h4&gt; &lt;p&gt;&lt;span style="font-weight: 400;"&gt;Consistency is key for reaping the full benefits of tongue scraping. Incorporate it into your daily routine, and over time, you may notice improvements in oral health, breath freshness, and overall well-being.&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/p&gt; &lt;p&gt;&amp;nbsp;&lt;/p&gt; &lt;p&gt;&lt;span style="font-weight: 400;"&gt;Incorporating the ancient practice of tongue scraping into your daily routine can be a small yet powerful step toward enhancing oral health and overall well-being. Backed by scientific research, this simple practice offers benefits beyond the prevention of bad breath, including the reduction of harmful bacteria, enhanced taste perception, and potential systemic health implications. As we delve into the wisdom of traditional practices, tongue scraping emerges as a valuable addition to modern oral hygiene, reminding us that maintaining health can often be found in the simplicity of time-honored rituals.&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/p&gt; &lt;p&gt;&amp;nbsp;&lt;/p&gt; &lt;p&gt;&lt;span style="font-weight: 400;"&gt;Sources&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/p&gt; &lt;ol&gt; &lt;li&gt;&lt;span style="font-weight: 400;"&gt; Pedrazzi, V., et al. (2004). Tongue-cleaning methods: a comparative clinical trial employing a toothbrush and a tongue scraper. Journal of Periodontology, 75(7), 1009–1012.&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/li&gt; &lt;li&gt;&lt;span style="font-weight: 400;"&gt; Tonzetich, J., &amp;amp; Ng, S. K. (1976). Reduction of malodor by oral cleansing procedures. Oral Surgery, Oral Medicine, Oral Pathology, 42(2), 172–181.&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/li&gt; &lt;li&gt;&lt;span style="font-weight: 400;"&gt; Shetty, S. S., et al. (2017). Effectiveness of tongue scraping on morning bad breath—A randomized controlled trial. Journal of Clinical and Diagnostic Research, 11(9), ZC58–ZC61.&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/li&gt; &lt;li&gt;&lt;span style="font-weight: 400;"&gt; Rukmini, N., &amp;amp; Vijayalakshmi, R. (2016). Effect of tongue scraping on oral malodor. Journal of Clinical and Experimental Dentistry, 8(2), e131–e135.&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/li&gt; &lt;li&gt;&lt;span style="font-weight: 400;"&gt; Fine, D. H., et al. (2012). The use of systemic markers to determine the pathobiology of periodontal disease and the development of a new classification system. Journal of Oral Microbiology, 4(1), 1–9.&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/li&gt; &lt;/ol&gt; &lt;p&gt;&amp;nbsp;&lt;/p&gt;&lt;/div&gt; &lt;/div&gt; &lt;/div&gt; &lt;/div&gt; &lt;/div&gt;</description> <images>https://topdoctormagazine.com/wp-content/uploads/2024/02/tonguescrapingcover.png</images> <url>https://topdoctormagazine.com/wellness/tongue-scraping-a-practice-rooted-in-ancient-wisdom/</url> </article> <article> <ID>30007</ID> <title>Spring into the New Season with a Fresh Salad</title> <publishDate>2024-03-01 14:32:44</publishDate> <description>&lt;div class="et_pb_section et_pb_section_19 et_section_regular" &gt; &lt;div class="et_pb_row et_pb_row_19"&gt; &lt;div class="et_pb_column et_pb_column_4_4 et_pb_column_19 et_pb_css_mix_blend_mode_passthrough et-last-child"&gt; &lt;div class="et_pb_module et_pb_text et_pb_text_19 et_pb_text_align_left et_pb_bg_layout_light"&gt; &lt;div class="et_pb_text_inner"&gt;&lt;p&gt;&lt;span style="font-weight: 400;"&gt;If you live in a warmer climate, you might already be seeing spring bloom on your corner. As everything is waking up from the winter’s cold and embracing sunnier days, you might start craving some fresh produce that comes with the new season. Along with the flowers and trees starting to bloom, various warm-weather produce will become available, letting you have a taste of spring wrapped into a delicious salad. Check out the recipe below and make adjustments to your diet and liking!&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/p&gt; &lt;p&gt;&amp;nbsp;&lt;/p&gt; &lt;p&gt;&lt;img class="wp-image-30012 size-large aligncenter" src="https://topdoctormagazine.com/wp-content/uploads/2024/02/strawberry1-819x1024.png" alt="" width="819" height="1024" /&gt;&lt;/p&gt; &lt;p&gt;&amp;nbsp;&lt;/p&gt; &lt;h3&gt;&lt;span style="font-weight: 400;"&gt;Strawberry Rhubarb Salad&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/h3&gt; &lt;p&gt;&amp;nbsp;&lt;/p&gt; &lt;h3&gt;&lt;span style="font-weight: 400;"&gt;Ingredients&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/h3&gt; &lt;p&gt;&lt;span style="font-weight: 400;"&gt;1 Serving&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/p&gt; &lt;p&gt;&amp;nbsp;&lt;/p&gt; &lt;p&gt;&lt;b&gt;Salad&lt;/b&gt;&lt;/p&gt; &lt;p&gt;&lt;span style="font-weight: 400;"&gt;½ Cup Arugula&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/p&gt; &lt;p&gt;&lt;span style="font-weight: 400;"&gt;1 Handful Kale&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/p&gt; &lt;p&gt;&lt;span style="font-weight: 400;"&gt;1 Handful Spinach&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/p&gt; &lt;p&gt;&lt;span style="font-weight: 400;"&gt;½ Rhubarb Stalk&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/p&gt; &lt;p&gt;&lt;span style="font-weight: 400;"&gt;2 Cups Whole Strawberries &lt;/span&gt;&lt;/p&gt; &lt;p&gt;&lt;span style="font-weight: 400;"&gt;¼ Cup Radish&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/p&gt; &lt;p&gt;&lt;span style="font-weight: 400;"&gt;¼ Cup Walnuts&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/p&gt; &lt;p&gt;&lt;span style="font-weight: 400;"&gt;⅛ Cup ¼ Cup Chopped Spring Onion&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/p&gt; &lt;p&gt;&lt;span style="font-weight: 400;"&gt;Salt and Pepper to Taste&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/p&gt; &lt;p&gt;&amp;nbsp;&lt;/p&gt; &lt;p&gt;&lt;span style="font-weight: 400;"&gt;Get in your daily protein by adding farm-raised chicken or quinoa for a vegetarian option, cooked how you like!&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/p&gt; &lt;p&gt;&amp;nbsp;&lt;/p&gt; &lt;p&gt;&lt;b&gt;Dressing&lt;/b&gt;&lt;/p&gt; &lt;p&gt;&lt;span style="font-weight: 400;"&gt;1 ½ Rhubarb Stalks&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/p&gt; &lt;p&gt;&lt;span style="font-weight: 400;"&gt;½ Cup Chopped Strawberries &lt;/span&gt;&lt;/p&gt; &lt;p&gt;&lt;span style="font-weight: 400;"&gt;¼ Cup Balsamic Vinegar&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/p&gt; &lt;p&gt;&lt;span style="font-weight: 400;"&gt;⅛ Cup Olive Oil&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/p&gt; &lt;p&gt;&lt;span style="font-weight: 400;"&gt;1 TBLS Honey&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/p&gt; &lt;p&gt;&lt;span style="font-weight: 400;"&gt;Salt and Pepper to Taste&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/p&gt; &lt;p&gt;&amp;nbsp;&lt;/p&gt; &lt;p&gt;&lt;img class="wp-image-30013 size-large aligncenter" src="https://topdoctormagazine.com/wp-content/uploads/2024/02/strawberrysalad2-1024x536.png" alt="" width="1024" height="536" /&gt;&lt;/p&gt; &lt;p&gt;&amp;nbsp;&lt;/p&gt; &lt;h3&gt;&lt;span style="font-weight: 400;"&gt;Instructions&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/h3&gt; &lt;p&gt;&lt;b&gt;Salad&lt;/b&gt;&lt;/p&gt; &lt;p&gt;&lt;span style="font-weight: 400;"&gt;Add kale and spinach to a medium bowl and set aside&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/p&gt; &lt;p&gt;&lt;span style="font-weight: 400;"&gt;Cut rhubarb stalk into small pieces &lt;/span&gt;&lt;/p&gt; &lt;p&gt;&lt;span style="font-weight: 400;"&gt;Chop strawberries in halves &lt;/span&gt;&lt;/p&gt; &lt;p&gt;&lt;span style="font-weight: 400;"&gt;Cut radish into thin slices&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/p&gt; &lt;p&gt;&lt;span style="font-weight: 400;"&gt;Add rhubarb, strawberries, and radish slices and toss salad&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/p&gt; &lt;p&gt;&lt;span style="font-weight: 400;"&gt;Add chicken or quinoa &lt;/span&gt;&lt;/p&gt; &lt;p&gt;&lt;span style="font-weight: 400;"&gt;Add arugula, walnuts, and spring onions for garnish and season with salt and pepper to taste&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/p&gt; &lt;p&gt;&amp;nbsp;&lt;/p&gt; &lt;p&gt;&lt;b&gt;Dressing&lt;/b&gt;&lt;/p&gt; &lt;p&gt;&lt;span style="font-weight: 400;"&gt;Chop rhubarb stalks&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/p&gt; &lt;p&gt;&lt;span style="font-weight: 400;"&gt;Dice strawberries&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/p&gt; &lt;p&gt;&lt;span style="font-weight: 400;"&gt;Put rhubarb, strawberries, olive oil, and honey into blender and blend until liquid consistency&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/p&gt; &lt;p&gt;&lt;span style="font-weight: 400;"&gt;If needed, add a splash of water to make dressing thinner or leave out if thicker dressing preferred&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/p&gt; &lt;p&gt;&lt;span style="font-weight: 400;"&gt;Add a dash of salt and pepper to taste&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/p&gt; &lt;p&gt;&amp;nbsp;&lt;/p&gt; &lt;p&gt;&lt;span style="font-weight: 400;"&gt;We hope you enjoy this spring produce-focused salad! It’s a great way to get in your greens and protein for lunch or a snack during the day while getting a refreshing taste of spring.&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/p&gt;&lt;/div&gt; &lt;/div&gt; &lt;/div&gt; &lt;/div&gt; &lt;/div&gt;</description> <images>https://topdoctormagazine.com/wp-content/uploads/2024/02/strawberrysaladcover.png</images> <url>https://topdoctormagazine.com/wellness/diet/spring-into-the-new-season-with-a-fresh-salad/</url> </article> <article> <ID>29984</ID> <title>Innovating Eyelid and Facial Rejuvenation: An Interview with Dr. Adam Scheiner</title> <publishDate>2024-03-01 14:31:52</publishDate> <description>&lt;div class="et_pb_section et_pb_section_20 et_section_regular" &gt; &lt;div class="et_pb_row et_pb_row_20"&gt; &lt;div class="et_pb_column et_pb_column_4_4 et_pb_column_20 et_pb_css_mix_blend_mode_passthrough et-last-child"&gt; &lt;div class="et_pb_module et_pb_text et_pb_text_20 et_pb_text_align_left et_pb_bg_layout_light"&gt; &lt;div class="et_pb_text_inner"&gt;&lt;p&gt;&lt;span style="font-weight: 400;"&gt;When Dr. Adam Scheiner chose cosmetic surgery for his life’s work, it was the face’s power to communicate that most inspired him. &lt;em&gt;“That really sent me on my path. &lt;/em&gt;&lt;/span&gt;&lt;em&gt;&lt;b&gt;I thought the face, in particular the eyes, was really the area from which we communicate. It’s so powerful for people when they look their best, so that’s where I wanted to specialize.”&lt;/b&gt;&lt;/em&gt;&lt;/p&gt; &lt;p&gt;&lt;span style="font-weight: 400;"&gt; &lt;/span&gt;&lt;/p&gt; &lt;p&gt;&lt;span style="font-weight: 400;"&gt;Fortunate to have trained under Dr. Sterling Baker, the pioneer of Laser Eyelid Surgery, Dr. Scheiner completed his fellowship in Oculoplastic and Laser Facial Aesthetic Surgery with skills and knowledge that far exceeded what most others in the field could do. Still, he was compelled to do more. &lt;/span&gt;&lt;/p&gt; &lt;p&gt;&amp;nbsp;&lt;/p&gt; &lt;p&gt;&lt;img class="wp-image-29991 size-large aligncenter" src="https://topdoctormagazine.com/wp-content/uploads/2024/02/Scheiner2-1024x536.png" alt="" width="1024" height="536" /&gt;&lt;/p&gt; &lt;p style="text-align: center;"&gt;&lt;strong&gt;RESET Full Face, RESET for Festoons&lt;/strong&gt;&lt;/p&gt; &lt;h3&gt;&lt;span style="font-weight: 400;"&gt;Making the Impossible Possible&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/h3&gt; &lt;p&gt;&lt;span style="font-weight: 400;"&gt;While working with Dr. Baker, Dr. Scheiner was particularly fascinated by the problem of festoons. Also known as malar mounds, festoons are a medical condition in which the skin of the lower eyelids and cheek regions becomes swollen with fluid as a result of sun damage, lifestyle factors, genetics, or the natural aging process. For most patients, festoons are a source of true unhappiness. They tell us that they are “tired of looking tired” and that they are a distraction that disfigures the face and diminishes self-confidence. Festoons are also one of the most challenging aesthetic conditions. Many cosmetic surgeons refuse to treat them at all.&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/p&gt; &lt;p&gt;&lt;span style="font-weight: 400;"&gt; &lt;/span&gt;&lt;/p&gt; &lt;p&gt;&lt;span style="font-weight: 400;"&gt;Dr. Scheiner is far more than a physician. He is a researcher, a scientist, and a student of what we, as humans, find beautiful. He understands physical beauty’s role in communication, the importance of the messages our faces send, and the frustration his patients feel about time’s impact on their faces. Building on what he learned from Dr. Baker, Dr. Scheiner made significant improvements to laser festoon treatment, perfecting a surgical deep laser skin resurfacing procedure and healing protocol and calling it RESET for Festoons. &lt;/span&gt;&lt;/p&gt; &lt;p&gt;&lt;span style="font-weight: 400;"&gt; &lt;/span&gt;&lt;/p&gt; &lt;p&gt;&lt;span style="font-weight: 400;"&gt;In his work to perfect festoon treatment, Dr. Scheiner recognized that scalpel-based surgical techniques were why other physicians’ attempts at fixing festoons failed. Rather than working to remove excess fat and skin, his RESET procedure relies on a laser. &lt;/span&gt;&lt;/p&gt; &lt;p&gt;&lt;span style="font-weight: 400;"&gt; &lt;/span&gt;&lt;/p&gt; &lt;p&gt;&lt;img class="wp-image-29990 size-large aligncenter" src="https://topdoctormagazine.com/wp-content/uploads/2024/02/Scheiner1-1024x536.png" alt="" width="1024" height="536" /&gt;&lt;/p&gt; &lt;p style="text-align: center;"&gt;&lt;strong&gt;RESET Full Face, Eyelid Rejuvenation&lt;/strong&gt;&lt;/p&gt; &lt;h3&gt;&lt;span style="font-weight: 400;"&gt;Laser Innovation Yields Transformational Results&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/h3&gt; &lt;p&gt;&lt;span style="font-weight: 400;"&gt; Dr. Scheiner’s RESET for Festoons, laser blepharoplasty, and RESET Full Face procedures put him at the leading edge of laser cosmetic procedures. Performing laser blepharoplasty provides full eye rejuvenation in a way that scalpels cannot, and RESET Full Face is a cutting-edge procedure that delivers unparalleled results, once again eclipsing what had once been thought possible. It penetrates and restructures skin at a deeper layer, reversing the impact of gravity, the sun, and aging in a way that does more than rejuvenate: it restores the face’s skin to the same condition as decades earlier. &lt;/span&gt;&lt;/p&gt; &lt;p&gt;&amp;nbsp;&lt;/p&gt; &lt;p&gt;&lt;span style="font-weight: 400;"&gt;The effect is like taking an eraser to the years. In fact, Dr. Scheiner’s patients who’ve undergone the procedure have shared stories of being carded in restaurants and bars. One woman even explained the procedure's positive impact on her dating success. &lt;/span&gt;&lt;/p&gt; &lt;p&gt;&lt;em&gt;&lt;span style="font-weight: 400;"&gt;“It brought a huge smile to my face, knowing that my treatments could really dramatically change someone’s life. I was truly touched,” he said.&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/em&gt;&lt;/p&gt; &lt;p&gt;&lt;span style="font-weight: 400;"&gt; &lt;/span&gt;&lt;/p&gt; &lt;p&gt;&lt;img class="wp-image-29992 size-large aligncenter" src="https://topdoctormagazine.com/wp-content/uploads/2024/02/Scheiner3-1024x536.png" alt="" width="1024" height="536" /&gt;&lt;/p&gt; &lt;p style="text-align: center;"&gt;&lt;strong&gt;RESET for Festoons&lt;/strong&gt;&lt;/p&gt; &lt;h3&gt;&lt;span style="font-weight: 400;"&gt;Word About RESET Spread Nationally and Internationally&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/h3&gt; &lt;p&gt;&lt;span style="font-weight: 400;"&gt;RESET’s remarkable, lasting results drew national media attention. Dr. Scheiner was invited to speak about his innovation — not just to other facial surgery professionals but on national media outlets, including &lt;/span&gt;&lt;i&gt;&lt;span style="font-weight: 400;"&gt;Dr. Oz, The Doctors&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/i&gt;&lt;span style="font-weight: 400;"&gt;, and the &lt;/span&gt;&lt;i&gt;&lt;span style="font-weight: 400;"&gt;Howard Stern Show&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/i&gt;&lt;span style="font-weight: 400;"&gt;. He was profiled in the &lt;/span&gt;&lt;i&gt;&lt;span style="font-weight: 400;"&gt;New York Post, &lt;/span&gt;&lt;/i&gt;&lt;span style="font-weight: 400;"&gt;the&lt;/span&gt;&lt;i&gt;&lt;span style="font-weight: 400;"&gt; New York Daily News, &lt;/span&gt;&lt;/i&gt;&lt;span style="font-weight: 400;"&gt;and other consumer publications that recognized his work. The recognition resulted in patients seeking treatment from far beyond his Tampa practice. &lt;/span&gt;&lt;/p&gt; &lt;p&gt;&amp;nbsp;&lt;/p&gt; &lt;p&gt;&lt;em&gt;&lt;span style="font-weight: 400;"&gt;“New patients come to see me from all around the world for help from my patient rejuvenation procedures in general and festoons specifically.”&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/em&gt;&lt;/p&gt; &lt;p&gt;&lt;span style="font-weight: 400;"&gt;  &lt;/span&gt;&lt;/p&gt; &lt;p&gt;&lt;span style="font-weight: 400;"&gt;While Dr. Scheiner’s work is groundbreaking, it is far from all he has accomplished in the world of cosmetic surgery. He is the author of a fascinating Wall Street Journal best-selling book, &lt;/span&gt;&lt;i&gt;&lt;span style="font-weight: 400;"&gt;The True Definition of Beauty, &lt;/span&gt;&lt;/i&gt;&lt;span style="font-weight: 400;"&gt;which examines the role that facial cosmetic treatments play in modern beauty and communication and the relationship between the two. In his book, he explains that the human determination of beauty is hard-wired, objective, and based on ratios to which we are naturally attracted, pointing to examples as diverse as seashells and Leonardo Da Vinci’s Mona Lisa. He also explores the role this ratio — its presence or absence on the human face — has on the way the world relates to us. &lt;/span&gt;&lt;/p&gt; &lt;p&gt;&lt;span style="font-weight: 400;"&gt; &lt;/span&gt;&lt;/p&gt; &lt;p&gt;&lt;span style="font-weight: 400;"&gt;Dr. Scheiner’s understanding of these basic principles has guided him through 25 years of practice, from his earliest days as an ophthalmology resident at the University of Pennsylvania’s Scheie Eye Institute to today as a renowned surgeon. He has perfected the art of performing cosmetic treatments that deliver powerful yet natural results, and he has never stopped looking for new ways to use technology to improve upon his abilities.&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/p&gt; &lt;p&gt;&amp;nbsp;&lt;/p&gt; &lt;p&gt;&lt;img class="wp-image-29993 size-large aligncenter" src="https://topdoctormagazine.com/wp-content/uploads/2024/02/Scheiner4-1024x536.png" alt="" width="1024" height="536" /&gt;&lt;/p&gt; &lt;p style="text-align: center;"&gt;&lt;strong&gt; Lower Lid Rejuvenation&lt;/strong&gt;&lt;/p&gt; &lt;h3&gt;RESET for Upper Lids Provides Wool into Silk Effect&lt;/h3&gt; &lt;p&gt;&lt;span style="font-weight: 400;"&gt;Dr. Scheiner continues to push his abilities further, constantly searching for breakthroughs that allow him to deliver even more remarkable results for his patients. His drive and unquenchable scientific curiosity led him to explore the multiple possibilities of what could be done using today’s laser technologies. That resulted in his latest innovation: RESET for Upper Lids. Using similar techniques to what he’d perfected for treating Festoons, Dr. Scheiner is now able to offer his patients the same surgical skin laser resurfacing procedure for upper lids, delivering improvement to a small area in a big way. &lt;/span&gt;&lt;/p&gt; &lt;p&gt;&lt;span style="font-weight: 400;"&gt; &lt;/span&gt;&lt;/p&gt; &lt;p&gt;&lt;span style="font-weight: 400;"&gt;The delicate skin of the upper eyelid has long represented a sort of no-man’s land for cosmetic surgeons: the use of powerful lasers on this fragile area has been viewed as too difficult. But Dr. Scheiner is a perfectionist when it comes to his patient’s appearance, and it has bothered him that patients who’ve undergone laser upper lid blepharoplasty to fix hooded eyes and drooping skin have still been left with an aged-looking eyelid surface. After years of scientific inquiry, he has determined the exact right level of laser energy use on the surface of the upper eyelid. He likens the results to transforming wool into silk, leaving behind an eyelid that is as smooth as a newborn baby.&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/p&gt; &lt;p&gt;&lt;span style="font-weight: 400;"&gt; &lt;/span&gt;&lt;/p&gt; &lt;p&gt;&lt;img class="wp-image-29995 size-large aligncenter" src="https://topdoctormagazine.com/wp-content/uploads/2024/02/Scheiner6-1024x536.png" alt="" width="1024" height="536" /&gt;&lt;/p&gt; &lt;p style="text-align: center;"&gt;&lt;strong&gt;RESET for Festoons, Upper and Lower Lid Rejuvenation&lt;/strong&gt;&lt;/p&gt; &lt;h3&gt;&lt;span style="font-weight: 400;"&gt;Pioneering a New Era of Transformation in Cosmetic Laser Surgery&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/h3&gt; &lt;p&gt;&lt;span style="font-weight: 400;"&gt;Dr. Scheiner has proven that the impossible is just an invitation to try harder when it comes to cosmetic surgery. His RESET procedures are a testament to both his scientific curiosity and dedication to his patients. Everything he does is geared toward helping them achieve their goals, regain their confidence, and ensure that their faces are communicating who they really are and how they really feel. &lt;/span&gt;&lt;/p&gt; &lt;p&gt;&lt;span style="font-weight: 400;"&gt;RESET for festoons, full face, and upper eyelids speaks to the power of the possible and of Dr. Scheiner’s commitment to helping his patients put their best faces forward. As technology continues to improve, he will continue to innovate.&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/p&gt; &lt;p&gt;&lt;span style="font-weight: 400;"&gt; &lt;/span&gt;&lt;/p&gt; &lt;p&gt;&lt;img class="wp-image-29989 size-large aligncenter" src="https://topdoctormagazine.com/wp-content/uploads/2024/02/Scheiner-Final-819x1024.png" alt="" width="819" height="1024" /&gt;&lt;/p&gt; &lt;p&gt;&amp;nbsp;&lt;/p&gt; &lt;p&gt;&lt;strong&gt;For more information on Dr. Scheiner’s surgical RESET procedures, Laser Blepharoplasty procedures, and other services offered in his practice, visit his website at &lt;a href="http://www.adamscheinermd.com/"&gt;www.adamscheinermd.com&lt;/a&gt;.  &lt;/strong&gt;&lt;/p&gt;&lt;/div&gt; &lt;/div&gt; &lt;/div&gt; &lt;/div&gt; &lt;/div&gt;</description> <images>https://topdoctormagazine.com/wp-content/uploads/2024/02/ScheinerCover.png</images> <url>https://topdoctormagazine.com/cosmetic-procedures/innovating-eyelid-and-facial-rejuvenation-an-interview-with-dr-adam-scheiner/</url> </article> <article> <ID>29951</ID> <title>Seasonal Allergies: How to Naturally Nip Them in the Bud</title> <publishDate>2024-03-01 14:30:51</publishDate> <description>&lt;div class="et_pb_section et_pb_section_21 et_section_regular" &gt; &lt;div class="et_pb_row et_pb_row_21"&gt; &lt;div class="et_pb_column et_pb_column_4_4 et_pb_column_21 et_pb_css_mix_blend_mode_passthrough et-last-child"&gt; &lt;div class="et_pb_module et_pb_text et_pb_text_21 et_pb_text_align_left et_pb_bg_layout_light"&gt; &lt;div class="et_pb_text_inner"&gt;&lt;p&gt;&lt;span style="font-weight: 400;"&gt;Warmer weather has finally arrived! For many of us, we eagerly anticipate shedding winter coats and opting for short sleeves and floral dresses. As we’ve been cooped up indoors, we can’t wait to spend more time in nature.&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/p&gt; &lt;p&gt;&lt;span style="font-weight: 400;"&gt;But for others, springtime can be a nightmare. It’s tough to enjoy the season’s pleasures when your eyes are itchy and you’re congested. Desperate for relief, you’ve tried every allergy medicine under the sun just so you feel like yourself again. Maybe you’ve found one that’s worked, but you don’t want to rely on allergy medicine for the rest of your life. Or, you’ve wondered if there’s a better way to deal with the seasonal changes.&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/p&gt; &lt;p&gt;&lt;span style="font-weight: 400;"&gt;Believe it or not, there are holistic methods for relieving allergies. Let’s examine seasonal allergies and explore natural remedies you might not have considered.&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/p&gt; &lt;h3&gt; &lt;/h3&gt; &lt;h3&gt;&lt;img class="wp-image-29977 size-large aligncenter" src="https://topdoctormagazine.com/wp-content/uploads/2024/02/nipallergiesinthebud1-819x1024.png" alt="" width="819" height="1024" /&gt;&lt;/h3&gt; &lt;p&gt;&amp;nbsp;&lt;/p&gt; &lt;h3&gt;&lt;span style="font-weight: 400;"&gt;Seasonal allergies explained&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/h3&gt; &lt;p&gt;&lt;a href="https://www.webmd.com/allergies/allergic-reaction-causes"&gt;&lt;span style="font-weight: 400;"&gt;An allergic reaction&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/a&gt;&lt;span style="font-weight: 400;"&gt; is when the body detects otherwise harmless substances as a threat. The body releases histamines or other chemicals to eliminate the perceived threat and protect itself.&lt;/span&gt;&lt;span style="font-weight: 400;"&gt;1&lt;/span&gt;&lt;span style="font-weight: 400;"&gt; Allergic reactions can vary from person to person, such as how a person reacts to an allergen or what someone is allergic to. For some, it might be cold-like symptoms, or they develop hives. Others have more severe reactions that could develop into anaphylaxis, which is life-threatening and requires immediate medical attention.&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/p&gt; &lt;p&gt;&lt;span style="font-weight: 400;"&gt;Allergies that develop from seasonal changes are called &lt;/span&gt;&lt;a href="https://www.healthline.com/health/allergies/seasonal-allergies"&gt;&lt;span style="font-weight: 400;"&gt;allergic rhinitis&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/a&gt;&lt;span style="font-weight: 400;"&gt; or hay fever. Hay fever earned its name from the hay-cutting season during the summer.&lt;/span&gt;&lt;span style="font-weight: 400;"&gt;2&lt;/span&gt;&lt;span style="font-weight: 400;"&gt; Pollen, which comes from trees, grasses, and weeds, is a common culprit for a reaction. Most of the time, seasonal allergies are mild, but they still cause discomfort. However, hay fever could be worse for people with asthma who could have an asthma attack.&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/p&gt; &lt;p&gt;&lt;span style="font-weight: 400;"&gt;Now, you might be wondering why you’re affected by seasonal allergies and others aren’t. While that’s not entirely clear, there are likely factors contributing to your allergies, and it’s not just the pollen outside.&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/p&gt; &lt;h3&gt;&lt;span style="font-weight: 400;"&gt;Seasonal allergies are a newer development&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/h3&gt; &lt;p&gt;&lt;span style="font-weight: 400;"&gt;Allergic reactions are nothing new. In fact, allergies date back to ancient civilizations in Rome, Egypt, and China. However, &lt;/span&gt;&lt;a href="https://www.eviemagazine.com/post/the-real-reason-allergies-are-on-the-rise"&gt;&lt;span style="font-weight: 400;"&gt;hay fever developed after industrialization&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/a&gt;&lt;span style="font-weight: 400;"&gt;.&lt;/span&gt;&lt;span style="font-weight: 400;"&gt;3&lt;/span&gt;&lt;span style="font-weight: 400;"&gt; That begs the question, &lt;/span&gt;&lt;i&gt;&lt;span style="font-weight: 400;"&gt;what&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/i&gt;&lt;span style="font-weight: 400;"&gt; caused hay fever?&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/p&gt; &lt;p&gt;&lt;span style="font-weight: 400;"&gt;There are a couple of theories. One is that Western civilization grew up in “too clean” of an environment that stunted our immune systems. As such, our immune systems are all too eager to kill off bad substances, even those that aren’t harmful. That would explain why Western civilization has the most allergies and autoimmune diseases. Also, early antibiotic use has been linked to allergies since even the good bacteria are killed off.&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/p&gt; &lt;p&gt;&lt;a href="https://www.eviemagazine.com/post/the-real-reason-allergies-are-on-the-rise"&gt;&lt;span style="font-weight: 400;"&gt;Another theory&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/a&gt;&lt;span style="font-weight: 400;"&gt;, however, speculates that our cleaning products and environment are toxic.&lt;/span&gt;&lt;span style="font-weight: 400;"&gt;4&lt;/span&gt;&lt;span style="font-weight: 400;"&gt; This means that our cleaning products are actually full of harsh chemicals that do damage to our immune system. While allergies may ebb and flow with the seasons, our bodies are continuously exposed to harsh cleaning products and artificial food additives. The outside substances aggravate our immune systems, which are already working overtime to combat the harmful chemicals. &lt;/span&gt;&lt;/p&gt; &lt;p&gt;&lt;span style="font-weight: 400;"&gt;In many ways, these opposing theories complement each other. Our immune system must be stimulated to work properly, but we’re also surrounded by many toxic ingredients that hurt us. &lt;/span&gt;&lt;/p&gt; &lt;p&gt;&lt;span style="font-weight: 400;"&gt;So, we want a solution to stop these allergies. But is allergy medicine the best answer?&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/p&gt; &lt;h3&gt; &lt;/h3&gt; &lt;h3&gt;&lt;img class="wp-image-29975 size-large aligncenter" src="https://topdoctormagazine.com/wp-content/uploads/2024/02/nipallergiesinthebud4-1024x536.png" alt="" width="1024" height="536" /&gt;&lt;/h3&gt; &lt;p&gt;&amp;nbsp;&lt;/p&gt; &lt;h3&gt;&lt;span style="font-weight: 400;"&gt;The effects of allergy medicine&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/h3&gt; &lt;p&gt;&lt;span style="font-weight: 400;"&gt;When fighting an allergen, the body releases histamines. &lt;/span&gt;&lt;a href="https://www.medicalnewstoday.com/articles/antihistamines"&gt;&lt;span style="font-weight: 400;"&gt;Antihistamines are then used to combat allergic reactions&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/a&gt;&lt;span style="font-weight: 400;"&gt;.&lt;/span&gt;&lt;span style="font-weight: 400;"&gt;5&lt;/span&gt;&lt;span style="font-weight: 400;"&gt; Yet antihistamines treat only the symptoms of an allergic reaction.&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/p&gt; &lt;p&gt;&lt;span style="font-weight: 400;"&gt;Some antihistamines, known as first-generation antihistamines like Benadryl, enter the blood-brain barrier and affect the body’s central nervous system. But, this part of the body’s receptors is also responsible for the body’s sleep cycle, so these antihistamines can cause drowsiness. More importantly, side effects could be liver damage, low blood pressure, and dizziness.&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/p&gt; &lt;p&gt;&lt;span style="font-weight: 400;"&gt;Other second and third-generation antihistamines, like Claritin and Allegra, are not as intense. They are less likely to enter the blood-brain barrier and have fewer effects on the central nervous system. They’re also not sedatives.&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/p&gt; &lt;p&gt;&lt;span style="font-weight: 400;"&gt;Still, these antihistamines can cause blurred vision, constipation, hives, swelling, or difficulty breathing. Even second and third-generation antihistamines could cause liver damage. &lt;/span&gt;&lt;/p&gt; &lt;p&gt;&lt;span style="font-weight: 400;"&gt;So, if you want to combat seasonal allergies, there are natural remedies that might be less risky and could even provide more relief.&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/p&gt; &lt;h3&gt;&lt;span style="font-weight: 400;"&gt;Alternative methods&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/h3&gt; &lt;p&gt;&lt;span style="font-weight: 400;"&gt;In general, doctors recommend avoiding allergens. But that’s not really possible for people with seasonal allergies. Even so, there are far too many benefits to being outside that it’s unwise to hide indoors. &lt;/span&gt;&lt;/p&gt; &lt;p&gt;&lt;span style="font-weight: 400;"&gt;Here are some ways you can fight seasonal allergies.&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/p&gt; &lt;p&gt;&lt;b&gt;Gut health&lt;/b&gt;&lt;/p&gt; &lt;p&gt;&lt;span style="font-weight: 400;"&gt;Taking care of our gut microbiome is instrumental to a healthy immune system. In fact, &lt;/span&gt;&lt;a href="https://health.clevelandclinic.org/natural-remedies-for-seasonal-allergies"&gt;&lt;span style="font-weight: 400;"&gt;70 percent of our immune system resides in our gut&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/a&gt;&lt;span style="font-weight: 400;"&gt;.&lt;/span&gt;&lt;span style="font-weight: 400;"&gt;6&lt;/span&gt;&lt;span style="font-weight: 400;"&gt; So, if we want to be able to fight off disease and allergies, we need to &lt;/span&gt;&lt;a href="https://topdoctormagazine.com/wellness/health-nutrition/listen-to-your-gut-why-you-need-to-prioritize-gut-health-this-new-year/"&gt;&lt;span style="font-weight: 400;"&gt;prioritize gut health&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/a&gt;&lt;span style="font-weight: 400;"&gt;.&lt;/span&gt;&lt;span style="font-weight: 400;"&gt;7&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/p&gt; &lt;p&gt;&lt;b&gt;Probiotics&lt;/b&gt;&lt;/p&gt; &lt;p&gt;&lt;span style="font-weight: 400;"&gt;Probiotics are great for gut health, and they’re seen to help with allergies. These are found in yogurt, sauerkraut, kimchi, and kombucha.&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/p&gt; &lt;p&gt;&lt;b&gt;Bromelain&lt;/b&gt;&lt;/p&gt; &lt;p&gt;&lt;span style="font-weight: 400;"&gt;Bromelain is found in pineapple and papaya, and it assists breathing by &lt;/span&gt;&lt;a href="https://www.healthline.com/health/home-remedies-for-allergies"&gt;&lt;span style="font-weight: 400;"&gt;reducing swelling&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/a&gt;&lt;span style="font-weight: 400;"&gt;.&lt;/span&gt;&lt;span style="font-weight: 400;"&gt;8&lt;/span&gt;&lt;span style="font-weight: 400;"&gt; &lt;/span&gt;&lt;/p&gt; &lt;p&gt;&lt;b&gt;Local honey&lt;/b&gt;&lt;/p&gt; &lt;p&gt;&lt;a href="https://bcbhoneyfarm.com/blogs/education/benefits-of-raw-unpasteurized-local-honey-for-seasonal-allergies"&gt;&lt;span style="font-weight: 400;"&gt;Consuming honey that’s from your area&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/a&gt;&lt;span style="font-weight: 400;"&gt; can help build seasonal allergy immunity.&lt;/span&gt;&lt;span style="font-weight: 400;"&gt;9&lt;/span&gt;&lt;span style="font-weight: 400;"&gt; Plus, it tastes great!&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/p&gt; &lt;p&gt;&lt;b&gt;Vitamin C and quercetin&lt;/b&gt;&lt;/p&gt; &lt;p&gt;&lt;span style="font-weight: 400;"&gt;These two things can &lt;/span&gt;&lt;a href="https://www.healthline.com/health/home-remedies-for-allergies"&gt;&lt;span style="font-weight: 400;"&gt;stabilize histamine levels&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/a&gt;&lt;span style="font-weight: 400;"&gt;.&lt;/span&gt;&lt;span style="font-weight: 400;"&gt;10&lt;/span&gt;&lt;span style="font-weight: 400;"&gt; They’re found in broccoli, cauliflower, green tea, and citrus fruits.&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/p&gt; &lt;p&gt;&lt;b&gt;Butterbur&lt;/b&gt;&lt;/p&gt; &lt;p&gt;&lt;span style="font-weight: 400;"&gt;This herb &lt;/span&gt;&lt;a href="https://draxe.com/nutrition/butterbur/"&gt;&lt;span style="font-weight: 400;"&gt;has been shown to relieve seasonal allergies&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/a&gt;&lt;span style="font-weight: 400;"&gt;.&lt;/span&gt;&lt;span style="font-weight: 400;"&gt;11&lt;/span&gt;&lt;span style="font-weight: 400;"&gt; It can also be used to aid asthma symptoms, reduce inflammation, relieve migraines, and promote heart and brain health. It can be easily taken as a tea or in a capsule.&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/p&gt; &lt;p&gt;&lt;b&gt;Spirulina&lt;/b&gt;&lt;span style="font-weight: 400;"&gt; &lt;/span&gt;&lt;/p&gt; &lt;p&gt;&lt;span style="font-weight: 400;"&gt;This blue-green algae was shown in a study to &lt;/span&gt;&lt;a href="https://www.thehealthy.com/nutrition/spirulina-benefits/"&gt;&lt;span style="font-weight: 400;"&gt;protect against allergies&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/a&gt;&lt;span style="font-weight: 400;"&gt;.&lt;/span&gt;&lt;span style="font-weight: 400;"&gt;12&lt;/span&gt;&lt;span style="font-weight: 400;"&gt; Additionally, spirulina can boost iron levels, improve heart health, manage diabetes, and improve oral hygiene. It can be ground to a powder, which can be mixed in a smoothie or taken in a capsule.&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/p&gt; &lt;p&gt;&lt;b&gt;The right essential oils&lt;/b&gt;&lt;/p&gt; &lt;p&gt;&lt;span style="font-weight: 400;"&gt;Essential oils like peppermint, eucalyptus, and frankincense can &lt;/span&gt;&lt;a href="https://www.healthline.com/health/home-remedies-for-allergies"&gt;&lt;span style="font-weight: 400;"&gt;help alleviate allergies&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/a&gt;&lt;span style="font-weight: 400;"&gt;.&lt;/span&gt;&lt;span style="font-weight: 400;"&gt;13&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/p&gt; &lt;p&gt;&lt;b&gt;Acupuncture&lt;/b&gt;&lt;/p&gt; &lt;p&gt;&lt;span style="font-weight: 400;"&gt;Some people have found relief from their allergies in acupuncture. It’s also great for stress relief!&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/p&gt; &lt;p&gt;&lt;b&gt;An air filter or dehumidifier&lt;/b&gt;&lt;/p&gt; &lt;p&gt;&lt;span style="font-weight: 400;"&gt;You might also consider an air filter or dehumidifier to filter out pollen and limit mildew and mold, which are common allergens.&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/p&gt; &lt;p&gt;&lt;b&gt;Get “cleaner” cleaning products.&lt;/b&gt;&lt;/p&gt; &lt;p&gt;&lt;span style="font-weight: 400;"&gt;Start implementing cleaning products with fewer harsh chemicals. Some of the cleaning products might be &lt;/span&gt;&lt;a href="https://www.eviemagazine.com/post/the-real-reason-allergies-are-on-the-rise"&gt;&lt;span style="font-weight: 400;"&gt;aggravating your immune system&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/a&gt;&lt;span style="font-weight: 400;"&gt;.&lt;/span&gt;&lt;span style="font-weight: 400;"&gt;14&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/p&gt; &lt;h3&gt; &lt;/h3&gt; &lt;p&gt;&lt;img class="wp-image-29978 size-large aligncenter" src="https://topdoctormagazine.com/wp-content/uploads/2024/02/nipallergiesinthebud3-819x1024.png" alt="" width="819" height="1024" /&gt;&lt;/p&gt; &lt;h3&gt; &lt;/h3&gt; &lt;h3&gt;&lt;span style="font-weight: 400;"&gt;Conclusion&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/h3&gt; &lt;p&gt;&lt;span style="font-weight: 400;"&gt;Seasonal allergies are a newer development, so it’s not that crazy to think it would be possible to alleviate your affliction naturally. By making slow adjustments with a holistic approach, you could be on your way to no longer dreading seasonal changes.&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/p&gt; &lt;p&gt;&amp;nbsp;&lt;/p&gt;&lt;/div&gt; &lt;/div&gt; &lt;/div&gt; &lt;/div&gt; &lt;/div&gt;</description> <images>https://topdoctormagazine.com/wp-content/uploads/2024/02/nipallergiesinthebudcover.png</images> <url>https://topdoctormagazine.com/wellness/seasonal-allergies-how-to-naturally-nip-them-in-the-bud/</url> </article> <article> <ID>29935</ID> <title>SLEEP ESSENTIALS! Why Quality Sleep is Needed to Achieve High Levels of Physical Fitness</title> <publishDate>2024-03-01 09:01:40</publishDate> <description>&lt;div class="et_pb_section et_pb_section_22 et_section_regular" &gt; &lt;div class="et_pb_row et_pb_row_22"&gt; &lt;div class="et_pb_column et_pb_column_4_4 et_pb_column_22 et_pb_css_mix_blend_mode_passthrough et-last-child"&gt; &lt;div class="et_pb_module et_pb_text et_pb_text_22 et_pb_text_align_left et_pb_bg_layout_light"&gt; &lt;div class="et_pb_text_inner"&gt;&lt;p&gt;&lt;span style="font-weight: 400;"&gt;Sleep is (unfortunately) a rarely considered piece of the health, wellness, and physique transformation puzzle, but in reality, it is one of THE most important aspects involved in being your absolute physical best! Even if you are diligent about working out, eating a proper diet, and taking nutritional supplements, you more than likely will never reach your goal if you do not pay just as much attention to getting in enough quality sack time. With that in mind, let’s take a deeper look into the very important subject of SLEEP!&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/p&gt; &lt;p&gt;&lt;span style="font-weight: 400;"&gt; &lt;/span&gt;&lt;/p&gt; &lt;h3&gt;&lt;span style="font-weight: 400;"&gt;Sleep and General Health&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/h3&gt; &lt;p&gt;&lt;span style="font-weight: 400;"&gt; &lt;/span&gt;&lt;/p&gt; &lt;p&gt;&lt;span style="font-weight: 400;"&gt;Sleep is just as important as a proper diet and sound exercise routine when it comes to building and maintaining your overall health. A good night’s sleep is also necessary for optimal functioning during everyday tasks like driving, working, studying, and even social interaction. &lt;/span&gt;&lt;/p&gt; &lt;h4&gt;&lt;span style="font-weight: 400;"&gt;Here is a list of the ways that a chronic lack of sleep can affect you.&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/h4&gt; &lt;p&gt;&lt;span style="font-weight: 400;"&gt; &lt;/span&gt;&lt;/p&gt; &lt;p&gt;&lt;i&gt;&lt;span style="font-weight: 400;"&gt;-Lack of sleep can lead to obesity.&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/i&gt;&lt;/p&gt; &lt;p&gt;&lt;i&gt;&lt;span style="font-weight: 400;"&gt;-Lack of sleep negatively affects the immune system, creating longer and more frequent illnesses and infections.&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/i&gt;&lt;/p&gt; &lt;p&gt;&lt;i&gt;&lt;span style="font-weight: 400;"&gt;-Lack of sleep will increase the risk of heart attack and stroke.&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/i&gt;&lt;/p&gt; &lt;p&gt;&lt;i&gt;&lt;span style="font-weight: 400;"&gt;-Lack of sleep increases insulin production, leading to greater fat storage and risk of type 2 diabetes.&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/i&gt;&lt;/p&gt; &lt;p&gt;&lt;i&gt;&lt;span style="font-weight: 400;"&gt;-Lack of sleep has been linked to mental health issues such as depression and even increased risk of death by suicide.&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/i&gt;&lt;/p&gt; &lt;p&gt;&lt;i&gt;&lt;span style="font-weight: 400;"&gt;-Lack of sleep can increase markers of inflammation and lead to cell damage.&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/i&gt;&lt;/p&gt; &lt;p&gt;&lt;i&gt;&lt;span style="font-weight: 400;"&gt;-Lack of sleep can increase the risk of respiratory diseases.&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/i&gt;&lt;/p&gt; &lt;p&gt;&lt;i&gt;&lt;span style="font-weight: 400;"&gt;-Lack of sleep has been shown to often play a significant role in tragic accidents.&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/i&gt;&lt;/p&gt; &lt;p&gt;&lt;span style="font-weight: 400;"&gt; &lt;/span&gt;&lt;/p&gt; &lt;p&gt;&lt;img class="wp-image-29965 size-large aligncenter" src="https://topdoctormagazine.com/wp-content/uploads/2024/02/sleepessentials1-819x1024.png" alt="" width="819" height="1024" /&gt;&lt;/p&gt; &lt;p&gt;&amp;nbsp;&lt;/p&gt; &lt;p&gt;&lt;span style="font-weight: 400;"&gt;Furthermore, for athletes and serious fitness buffs, lack of quality sleep can seriously hinder progress, whether one’s goal is muscle gain, fat loss, or increased skill and performance. &lt;/span&gt;&lt;/p&gt; &lt;p&gt;&amp;nbsp;&lt;/p&gt; &lt;h4&gt;&lt;span style="font-weight: 400;"&gt;Here are some of the most important reasons why this is so:&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/h4&gt; &lt;p&gt;&lt;span style="font-weight: 400;"&gt; &lt;/span&gt;&lt;/p&gt; &lt;p&gt;&lt;i&gt;&lt;span style="font-weight: 400;"&gt;-Lack of sleep can lead to decreased HGH and testosterone production (these are the two main muscle-building/fat-reducing hormones in the body).&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/i&gt;&lt;/p&gt; &lt;p&gt;&lt;i&gt;&lt;span style="font-weight: 400;"&gt;-Lack of sleep can increase cortisol output, leading to increases in body fat and losses in lean muscle tissue.&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/i&gt;&lt;/p&gt; &lt;p&gt;&lt;i&gt;&lt;span style="font-weight: 400;"&gt;-Lack of sleep can negatively affect speed, agility, accuracy, alertness, and reaction times. Not a good situation for athletes that engage in sports.&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/i&gt;&lt;/p&gt; &lt;p&gt;&lt;i&gt;&lt;span style="font-weight: 400;"&gt;-Lack of sleep can lead to a lack of motivation, drive, focus, and concentration. How can you train without these things?&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/i&gt;&lt;/p&gt; &lt;p&gt;&lt;i&gt;&lt;span style="font-weight: 400;"&gt;-Lack of sleep negatively affects one’s ability to recover from intense exercise, which can reduce future performance, shut down the anabolic (muscle-building) processes, and increase the likelihood of injuries during training.&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/i&gt;&lt;/p&gt; &lt;p&gt;&lt;span style="font-weight: 400;"&gt; &lt;/span&gt;&lt;/p&gt; &lt;h3&gt;&lt;span style="font-weight: 400;"&gt;Are You Sleep-Deprived?&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/h3&gt; &lt;p&gt;&lt;span style="font-weight: 400;"&gt; &lt;/span&gt;&lt;/p&gt; &lt;p&gt;&lt;span style="font-weight: 400;"&gt;Exactly how much sleep you need is an individual matter, although for most, 7-8 hours per night is usually sufficient. Depending on genetics, quality of rest (time spent in “delta” sleep), overall activity levels, and age, some may need more or less sleep to function and perform optimally. &lt;/span&gt;&lt;/p&gt; &lt;p&gt;&amp;nbsp;&lt;/p&gt; &lt;h4&gt;&lt;span style="font-weight: 400;"&gt;A few signs that you may be sleep-deprived include:&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/h4&gt; &lt;p&gt;&lt;span style="font-weight: 400;"&gt; &lt;/span&gt;&lt;/p&gt; &lt;p&gt;&lt;span style="font-weight: 400;"&gt;-Fatigue/lethargy&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/p&gt; &lt;p&gt;&lt;span style="font-weight: 400;"&gt;-Lack of motivation&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/p&gt; &lt;p&gt;&lt;span style="font-weight: 400;"&gt;-Aggressive behavior/irritability&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/p&gt; &lt;p&gt;&lt;span style="font-weight: 400;"&gt;-Mood swings&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/p&gt; &lt;p&gt;&lt;span style="font-weight: 400;"&gt;-Decreased libido&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/p&gt; &lt;p&gt;&lt;span style="font-weight: 400;"&gt;-Increased desire for food, especially carbohydrates&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/p&gt; &lt;p&gt;&lt;span style="font-weight: 400;"&gt;-Constant yawning&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/p&gt; &lt;p&gt;&lt;span style="font-weight: 400;"&gt;-Memory loss&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/p&gt; &lt;p&gt;&lt;span style="font-weight: 400;"&gt;-Slowed or slurred speech patterns&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/p&gt; &lt;p&gt;&lt;span style="font-weight: 400;"&gt;-Difficulty learning&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/p&gt; &lt;p&gt;&lt;span style="font-weight: 400;"&gt;-Impaired motor skills/clumsiness&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/p&gt; &lt;p&gt;&lt;span style="font-weight: 400;"&gt;-Inability to focus on a task&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/p&gt; &lt;p&gt;&lt;span style="font-weight: 400;"&gt;-Increased anxiety&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/p&gt; &lt;p&gt;&lt;span style="font-weight: 400;"&gt; &lt;/span&gt;&lt;/p&gt; &lt;p&gt;&lt;img class="wp-image-29962 size-large aligncenter" src="https://topdoctormagazine.com/wp-content/uploads/2024/02/sleepessentials2-1024x536.png" alt="" width="1024" height="536" /&gt;&lt;/p&gt; &lt;p&gt;&amp;nbsp;&lt;/p&gt; &lt;h3&gt;&lt;span style="font-weight: 400;"&gt;Ways to Improve Sleep&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/h3&gt; &lt;p&gt;&lt;span style="font-weight: 400;"&gt; &lt;/span&gt;&lt;/p&gt; &lt;p&gt;&lt;span style="font-weight: 400;"&gt;There are a plethora of reasons why one’s ability to sleep may be impaired, but many can be addressed rather easily, leading to more efficient and restorative sleeping patterns.&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/p&gt; &lt;p&gt;&lt;span style="font-weight: 400;"&gt; &lt;/span&gt;&lt;/p&gt; &lt;p&gt;&lt;i&gt;&lt;span style="font-weight: 400;"&gt;-Utilize relaxation techniques such as meditation, deep breathing, muscle tensing and un-tensing, and guided imagery.&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/i&gt;&lt;/p&gt; &lt;p&gt;&lt;i&gt;&lt;span style="font-weight: 400;"&gt;-Avoid alcohol and stimulants too close to bedtime.&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/i&gt;&lt;/p&gt; &lt;p&gt;&lt;i&gt;&lt;span style="font-weight: 400;"&gt;-Do not perform intense exercise too close to bedtime.&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/i&gt;&lt;/p&gt; &lt;p&gt;&lt;i&gt;&lt;span style="font-weight: 400;"&gt;-Avoid afternoon naps if you are having trouble sleeping at night.&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/i&gt;&lt;/p&gt; &lt;p&gt;&lt;i&gt;&lt;span style="font-weight: 400;"&gt;-Try to stick to a schedule regarding when you retire in the evening and when you get up in the morning, even on weekends.&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/i&gt;&lt;/p&gt; &lt;p&gt;&lt;i&gt;&lt;span style="font-weight: 400;"&gt;-Keep your room cool (between 60 and 67 degrees) and free of light. Use blackout blinds if necessary and cover up any devices that emit light. Some do well by wearing something over their eyes while sleeping. Fans or noise machines may help calm your mind while you attempt to doze off.&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/i&gt;&lt;/p&gt; &lt;p&gt;&lt;i&gt;&lt;span style="font-weight: 400;"&gt;-If having trouble falling asleep, try reading, preferably from a book and not a tablet or cell phone.&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/i&gt;&lt;/p&gt; &lt;p&gt;&lt;i&gt;&lt;span style="font-weight: 400;"&gt;-If you find your mind racing, quickly jot down what is troubling you and revisit in the morning rather when you need to be sleeping.&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/i&gt;&lt;/p&gt; &lt;p&gt;&lt;i&gt;&lt;span style="font-weight: 400;"&gt;-Turn off or silence any electronic devices that may produce disruptive noises before going to bed – or place them in another room.&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/i&gt;&lt;/p&gt; &lt;p&gt;&lt;i&gt;&lt;span style="font-weight: 400;"&gt;-Make sure that your mattress and pillows are comfortable and supportive. At a certain point, old pillows and mattresses can hinder sleep if they do not properly support your back, head, and neck.&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/i&gt;&lt;/p&gt; &lt;p&gt;&lt;i&gt;&lt;span style="font-weight: 400;"&gt;-Stick to a healthy diet and regular exercise program daily. Drink plenty of fluids, but reduce intake when nearing bedtime.&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/i&gt;&lt;/p&gt; &lt;p&gt;&lt;i&gt;&lt;span style="font-weight: 400;"&gt;-Utilize a natural, effective, and proven sleep supplement that supports your ability to fall asleep more easily, spend more time in deep sleep, sleep throughout the night, and wake up rested and restored.&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/i&gt;&lt;/p&gt; &lt;p&gt;&lt;span style="font-weight: 400;"&gt; &lt;/span&gt;&lt;/p&gt; &lt;p&gt;&lt;span style="font-weight: 400;"&gt;Now that you can see just how profoundly vital sleep is to general well-being and health, as well as successful athletic endeavors and positive physical transformation, I hope you will take all measures necessary to make sure you get the 7-9 hours of rest all of us need each and every night. If you are dedicated to training hard, eating right, and taking the highest quality supplements, then please do not leave out the final piece of this 4-pronged fitness puzzle: SLEEP!&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/p&gt; &lt;p&gt;&lt;span style="font-weight: 400;"&gt; &lt;/span&gt;&lt;/p&gt; &lt;p&gt;&lt;img class="wp-image-29963 size-large aligncenter" src="https://topdoctormagazine.com/wp-content/uploads/2024/02/sleepessentials3-1024x536.png" alt="" width="1024" height="536" /&gt;&lt;/p&gt; &lt;p&gt;&amp;nbsp;&lt;/p&gt; &lt;h3&gt;&lt;span style="font-weight: 400;"&gt;ABOUT COACH ERIC BROSER&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/h3&gt; &lt;p&gt;&lt;span style="font-weight: 400;"&gt; &lt;/span&gt;&lt;/p&gt; &lt;p&gt;&lt;span style="font-weight: 400;"&gt;Eric Broser has been involved in the health and fitness industry as a trainer, strength/contest prep coach, model, author, magazine columnist, consultant to nutritional supplement companies, and gym owner for over thirty years. He is a former&lt;/span&gt; &lt;span style="font-weight: 400;"&gt;Natural Professional Bodybuilder, contest judge, and now NPC Masters Competitor. &lt;/span&gt;&lt;/p&gt; &lt;p&gt;&lt;span style="font-weight: 400;"&gt;Eric has penned over 1000 articles (for web and print) on training, supplements, mindset, and nutrition, which have appeared in such major publications as Flex, Iron Man, Planet Muscle, Natural Muscle, Muscular Development, Muscle Mag International, Human Muscle and Performance, UCW, and Muscular Health and Performance Illustrated. &lt;/span&gt;&lt;/p&gt; &lt;p&gt;&lt;span style="font-weight: 400;"&gt;He has authored &lt;/span&gt;&lt;i&gt;&lt;span style="font-weight: 400;"&gt;four books&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/i&gt;&lt;span style="font-weight: 400;"&gt; on the subject of rapid and substantial physique transformation, including one in partnership with the late Author L Rea and another with world-renowned fitness industry attorney Rick Collins. Eric is the pioneer/developer of the world-renown &lt;/span&gt;&lt;i&gt;&lt;span style="font-weight: 400;"&gt;POWER-REP RANGE-SHOCK™, SPEC™, O-BEY-6™, FTX2™, ESPX2™ and FIBER DAMAGE/FIBER SATURATION™ training&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/i&gt;&lt;span style="font-weight: 400;"&gt; methods, which are currently utilized by tens of thousands of bodybuilders and athletes across the globe. &lt;/span&gt;&lt;/p&gt; &lt;p&gt;&lt;span style="font-weight: 400;"&gt;Eric has also become one of the most sought-after personal trainers/performance nutrition consultants and contest/event preparation coaches in the field by &lt;/span&gt;&lt;i&gt;&lt;span style="font-weight: 400;"&gt;athletes, bodybuilders, high-powered executives, and entertainment industry members&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/i&gt;&lt;span style="font-weight: 400;"&gt;. He currently works with clients all over the globe. &lt;/span&gt;&lt;/p&gt; &lt;p&gt;&lt;span style="font-weight: 400;"&gt;Eric’s exclusive online training show, “B Built by Broser” has appeared on such online platforms as Muscular Development, Muscle Insider, Evolution of Bodybuilding, Flex, Digital Muscle Media, Jay Cutler TV, and currently on Muscle and Fitness+ and FULL TIME BODYBUILDING TV.&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/p&gt; &lt;p&gt;&amp;nbsp;&lt;/p&gt; &lt;p&gt;&lt;b&gt;SOCIAL MEDIA/WEBSITE/LINKS:&lt;/b&gt;&lt;/p&gt; &lt;p&gt;&lt;strong&gt;Instagram: &lt;/strong&gt;&lt;span style="font-weight: 400;"&gt;@COACHERICBROSER&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/p&gt; &lt;p&gt;&lt;span style="font-weight: 400;"&gt;&lt;strong&gt;Facebook:&lt;/strong&gt; &lt;/span&gt;&lt;a href="https://www.facebook.com/eric.broser"&gt;&lt;span style="font-weight: 400;"&gt;https://www.facebook.com/eric.broser&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/a&gt;&lt;/p&gt; &lt;p&gt;&lt;strong&gt;Tik Tok: &lt;/strong&gt;&lt;span style="font-weight: 400;"&gt;@COACHERICBROSER&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/p&gt; &lt;p&gt;&lt;strong&gt;Broser Built (website): &lt;/strong&gt;&lt;a href="http://www.broserbuilt.com"&gt;&lt;span style="font-weight: 400;"&gt;www.broserbuilt.com&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/a&gt;&lt;/p&gt; &lt;p&gt;&lt;strong&gt;SpellBound Nutrition: &lt;/strong&gt;&lt;a href="http://www.spellbound-nutrition.com"&gt;&lt;span style="font-weight: 400;"&gt;www.spellbound-nutrition.com&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/a&gt;&lt;/p&gt; &lt;p&gt;&lt;strong&gt; &lt;/strong&gt;&lt;span style="font-weight: 400;"&gt;&lt;strong&gt;Broser Built (YouTube):&lt;/strong&gt; &lt;/span&gt;&lt;a href="https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCwgMC0n89Nh3wp1aJGkpKvA"&gt;&lt;span style="font-weight: 400;"&gt;https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCwgMC0n89Nh3wp1aJGkpKvA&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/a&gt;&lt;/p&gt; &lt;p&gt;&lt;strong&gt; &lt;/strong&gt;&lt;span style="font-weight: 400;"&gt;&lt;strong&gt;FULLTIME BODYBUILDING TV:&lt;/strong&gt; &lt;/span&gt;&lt;a href="https://www.youtube.com/@fulltimebodybuildingtv2667"&gt;&lt;span style="font-weight: 400;"&gt;https://www.youtube.com/@fulltimebodybuildingtv2667&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/a&gt;&lt;/p&gt; &lt;p&gt;&lt;strong&gt; TO APPLY FOR WORLDWIDE ONLINE COACHING: &lt;/strong&gt;&lt;a href="https://go.broserbuilt.com/"&gt;&lt;span style="font-weight: 400;"&gt;https://go.broserbuilt.com/&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/a&gt;&lt;/p&gt; &lt;p&gt;&lt;span style="font-weight: 400;"&gt; &lt;/span&gt;&lt;/p&gt; &lt;p&gt;&lt;b&gt;For contact regarding media appearances, seminars, Skype/Zoom consults, and events, please email &lt;/b&gt;&lt;b&gt;bodyfx2@aol.com&lt;/b&gt;&lt;b&gt; or text 516-680-9392&lt;/b&gt;&lt;/p&gt;&lt;/div&gt; &lt;/div&gt; &lt;/div&gt; &lt;/div&gt; &lt;/div&gt;</description> <images>https://topdoctormagazine.com/wp-content/uploads/2024/02/sleepessentialscover.png</images> <url>https://topdoctormagazine.com/wellness/sleep-essentials-why-quality-sleep-is-needed-to-achieve-high-levels-of-physical-fitness/</url> </article> <article> <ID>30074</ID> <title>The Power of Relationships: How Connections Impact Our Health and Well-Being</title> <publishDate>2024-02-27 23:05:07</publishDate> <description>&lt;div class="et_pb_section et_pb_section_23 et_section_regular" &gt; &lt;div class="et_pb_row et_pb_row_23"&gt; &lt;div class="et_pb_column et_pb_column_4_4 et_pb_column_23 et_pb_css_mix_blend_mode_passthrough et-last-child"&gt; &lt;div class="et_pb_module et_pb_text et_pb_text_23 et_pb_text_align_left et_pb_bg_layout_light"&gt; &lt;div class="et_pb_text_inner"&gt;&lt;p&gt;&lt;span style="font-weight: 400;"&gt;Human beings are inherently social creatures, wired to seek connections and relationships with others. While the benefits of healthy relationships on our mental and emotional well-being are widely acknowledged, their profound impact on our physical health is equally significant. Research consistently demonstrates the intricate link between relationships and overall health, highlighting the ways in which the quality of our connections can significantly influence our well-being.&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/p&gt; &lt;p&gt;&amp;nbsp;&lt;/p&gt; &lt;h3&gt;&lt;span style="font-weight: 400;"&gt;Positive Relationships and Physical Health&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/h3&gt; &lt;p&gt;&lt;span style="font-weight: 400;"&gt;Strong, positive relationships contribute to better physical health outcomes. &lt;/span&gt;&lt;a href="https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3150158/#:~:text=SOCIAL%20RELATIONSHIPS%20BENEFIT%20HEALTH&amp;amp;text=These%20studies%20consistently%20show%20that,Landis%2C%20and%20Umberson%201988)."&gt;&lt;span style="font-weight: 400;"&gt;Studies have shown&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/a&gt;&lt;span style="font-weight: 400;"&gt; that individuals in satisfying, supportive relationships tend to experience lower levels of stress, reduced risk of mental health issues like depression and anxiety, and an overall sense of well-being&lt;/span&gt;&lt;span style="font-weight: 400;"&gt;.&lt;/span&gt;&lt;span style="font-weight: 400;"&gt;1&lt;/span&gt;&lt;span style="font-weight: 400;"&gt; The benefits extend to our physical health in various ways. &lt;/span&gt;&lt;/p&gt; &lt;h3&gt;&lt;span style="font-weight: 400;"&gt;Lower Risk of Chronic Illness &lt;/span&gt;&lt;/h3&gt; &lt;p&gt;&lt;span style="font-weight: 400;"&gt;Experts have associated a supportive social network with a decreased risk of developing chronic diseases such as heart disease, high blood pressure, diabetes, and even certain cancers. Strong social connections can bolster the immune system, making individuals more resilient against illnesses.&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/p&gt; &lt;h3&gt;&lt;span style="font-weight: 400;"&gt;Longer Lifespan&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/h3&gt; &lt;p&gt;&lt;span style="font-weight: 400;"&gt;Research indicates that people with robust social ties tend to live longer. Strong relationships and social support networks contribute to increased longevity, possibly due to the positive influence of emotional support, encouragement, and companionship on health-related behaviors and stress reduction.&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/p&gt; &lt;p&gt;&amp;nbsp;&lt;/p&gt; &lt;h3&gt;&lt;span style="font-weight: 400;"&gt;Improved Cardiovascular Health&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/h3&gt; &lt;p&gt;&lt;span style="font-weight: 400;"&gt;Research has linked positive social connections to better cardiovascular health. Several studies suggest that individuals in satisfying relationships may have lower blood pressure, reduced risk of heart disease, and faster recovery rates from heart-related issues.&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/p&gt; &lt;h3&gt;&lt;span style="font-weight: 400;"&gt;Enhanced Mental Health&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/h3&gt; &lt;p&gt;&lt;span style="font-weight: 400;"&gt;Healthy relationships play a pivotal role in mental health. They offer emotional support, reduce feelings of loneliness and isolation, and provide a sense of belonging, all of which contribute to better mental well-being.&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/p&gt; &lt;p&gt;&amp;nbsp;&lt;/p&gt; &lt;p&gt;&lt;img class="wp-image-30079 size-large aligncenter" src="https://topdoctormagazine.com/wp-content/uploads/2024/02/friends1-819x1024.png" alt="" width="819" height="1024" /&gt;&lt;/p&gt; &lt;p&gt;&amp;nbsp;&lt;/p&gt; &lt;h3&gt;&lt;span style="font-weight: 400;"&gt;Negative Relationships and Health Consequences&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/h3&gt; &lt;p&gt;&lt;span style="font-weight: 400;"&gt;Conversely, strained or negative relationships can have detrimental effects on both mental and physical health. Toxic relationships, whether with friends, family, or romantic partners, can lead to increased stress levels, depression, anxiety, and compromised physical health. Chronic stress resulting from unhealthy relationships can weaken the immune system, elevate blood pressure, and contribute to the onset or exacerbation of various health conditions.&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/p&gt; &lt;p&gt;&amp;nbsp;&lt;/p&gt; &lt;p&gt;&lt;span style="font-weight: 400;"&gt;There are a few strategies for cultivating healthy relationships. Given the significant impact of relationships on our health, nurturing positive connections is vital. There are some strategies to foster healthier relationships and, consequently, better overall health. &lt;/span&gt;&lt;/p&gt; &lt;p&gt;&amp;nbsp;&lt;/p&gt; &lt;ol&gt; &lt;li&gt;&lt;span style="font-weight: 400;"&gt; Communication: Open, honest communication forms the foundation of healthy relationships. Expressing feelings, needs, and concerns while actively listening to others fosters understanding and strengthens bonds.&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/li&gt; &lt;/ol&gt; &lt;p&gt;&amp;nbsp;&lt;/p&gt; &lt;ol start="2"&gt; &lt;li&gt;&lt;span style="font-weight: 400;"&gt; Mutual Support: Offering and receiving support within relationships creates a sense of trust and reciprocity. Being there for each other during challenging times strengthens the connection and promotes well-being.&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/li&gt; &lt;/ol&gt; &lt;p&gt;&amp;nbsp;&lt;/p&gt; &lt;ol start="3"&gt; &lt;li&gt;&lt;span style="font-weight: 400;"&gt; Setting Boundaries: Establishing and respecting boundaries is crucial for maintaining healthy relationships. Setting clear expectations and limits ensures mutual respect and prevents conflicts.&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/li&gt; &lt;/ol&gt; &lt;p&gt;&amp;nbsp;&lt;/p&gt; &lt;ol start="4"&gt; &lt;li&gt;&lt;span style="font-weight: 400;"&gt; Quality Time: Investing time and effort in nurturing relationships is essential. Spending quality time together, whether through shared activities or meaningful conversations, strengthens the bond and fosters closeness.&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/li&gt; &lt;/ol&gt; &lt;p&gt;&amp;nbsp;&lt;/p&gt; &lt;ol start="5"&gt; &lt;li&gt;&lt;span style="font-weight: 400;"&gt; Seek Help When Needed: Recognizing when a relationship is causing distress or toxicity is essential. Seeking professional help or guidance from a therapist or counselor can provide valuable insights and strategies to improve relationships.&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/li&gt; &lt;/ol&gt; &lt;p&gt;&amp;nbsp;&lt;/p&gt; &lt;p&gt;&lt;span style="font-weight: 400;"&gt;Our relationships significantly impact our health and well-being. Cultivating positive connections and nurturing healthy relationships not only enrich our lives emotionally but also contribute to better physical health outcomes. By fostering supportive, meaningful relationships and addressing toxic ones, we pave the way for a healthier, more fulfilling life. Recognizing the influence of relationships on health empowers us to prioritize and invest in meaningful connections, ultimately leading to a happier and healthier existence.&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/p&gt; &lt;p&gt;&amp;nbsp;&lt;/p&gt;&lt;/div&gt; &lt;/div&gt; &lt;/div&gt; &lt;/div&gt; &lt;/div&gt;</description> <images>https://topdoctormagazine.com/wp-content/uploads/2024/02/powerofrelationshipcover.png</images> <url>https://topdoctormagazine.com/wellness/lifestyle/the-power-of-relationships-how-connections-impact-our-health-and-well-being/</url> </article> <article> <ID>29911</ID> <title>World Cancer Day: Natural Remedies to Heal Cancer That Work</title> <publishDate>2024-02-05 22:59:22</publishDate> <description>&lt;div class="et_pb_section et_pb_section_24 et_section_regular" &gt; &lt;div class="et_pb_row et_pb_row_24"&gt; &lt;div class="et_pb_column et_pb_column_4_4 et_pb_column_24 et_pb_css_mix_blend_mode_passthrough et-last-child"&gt; &lt;div class="et_pb_module et_pb_text et_pb_text_24 et_pb_text_align_left et_pb_bg_layout_light"&gt; &lt;div class="et_pb_text_inner"&gt;&lt;p&gt;&lt;span style="font-weight: 400;"&gt;Suzy Griswold was in her forties when &lt;/span&gt;&lt;a href="https://youtu.be/8BkZ6yahH5Y?si=rt2lXLyjylawX4Ct"&gt;&lt;span style="font-weight: 400;"&gt;she was diagnosed with thyroid cancer&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/a&gt;&lt;span style="font-weight: 400;"&gt;.&lt;/span&gt;&lt;span style="font-weight: 400;"&gt;1&lt;/span&gt;&lt;span style="font-weight: 400;"&gt; Naturally, she wanted to do whatever it took to remove the cancer from her body. Griswold was married with children and wanted to be there for her family. She already had 12 family members diagnosed with cancer. Ten of them passed away. So, she understood the stakes were high. Griswold decided to go down the traditional path and had her thyroid removed and underwent radiation.&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/p&gt; &lt;p&gt;&lt;span style="font-weight: 400;"&gt;However, following her treatment, doctors discovered cancer in her lymph nodes. That’s when Griswold had enough. She declined chemotherapy and consulted other doctors to get multiple opinions. After witnessing the death of her family members, she knew there had to be a better way to get treatment than the traditional route.&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/p&gt; &lt;p&gt;&lt;span style="font-weight: 400;"&gt;So began Griswold’s research. She received pushback from doctors and loved ones who didn’t want to lose her. But she was determined to find a better path so she could be there for her husband and her boys. Finally, she found something to heal her cancer that would empower her never to be afraid of a crippling diagnosis again.&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/p&gt; &lt;h3&gt; &lt;/h3&gt; &lt;p&gt;&lt;img class="wp-image-29918 size-large aligncenter" src="https://topdoctormagazine.com/wp-content/uploads/2024/02/GersonTherapy-1024x536.png" alt="" width="1024" height="536" /&gt;&lt;/p&gt; &lt;h3&gt; &lt;/h3&gt; &lt;h3&gt;&lt;span style="font-weight: 400;"&gt;The Gerson Therapy&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/h3&gt; &lt;p&gt;&lt;span style="font-weight: 400;"&gt;Griswold became open to holistic approaches to fight cancer through a book called &lt;/span&gt;&lt;a href="https://www.amazon.com/Knockout-Interviews-Doctors-Cancer-Prevent/dp/0307587592"&gt;&lt;i&gt;&lt;span style="font-weight: 400;"&gt;Knockout&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/i&gt;&lt;span style="font-weight: 400;"&gt; by Suzanne Somers&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/a&gt;&lt;span style="font-weight: 400;"&gt;. In Griswold’s research, one method especially resonated with her: The Gerson Therapy. &lt;/span&gt;&lt;/p&gt; &lt;p&gt;&lt;span style="font-weight: 400;"&gt;Dr. Max Gerson developed &lt;/span&gt;&lt;a href="https://gerson.org/the-gerson-therapy/"&gt;&lt;span style="font-weight: 400;"&gt;The Gerson Therapy&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/a&gt;&lt;span style="font-weight: 400;"&gt; in the 1920s. Dr. Gerson &lt;/span&gt;&lt;a href="https://gerson.org/how-it-works/"&gt;&lt;span style="font-weight: 400;"&gt;created his treatment plan&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/a&gt;&lt;span style="font-weight: 400;"&gt; initially to heal his migraines.&lt;/span&gt;&lt;span style="font-weight: 400;"&gt;2&lt;/span&gt;&lt;span style="font-weight: 400;"&gt; Through a special nutrition plan, he thought he might cure his ailment. But, much to his surprise, Dr. Gerson discovered his treatment healed one of his patient’s skin tuberculosis. &lt;/span&gt;&lt;/p&gt; &lt;p&gt;&lt;span style="font-weight: 400;"&gt;Dr. Gerson went on to treat many tuberculosis patients. He was part of a study where he worked to heal 450 patients with skin tuberculosis, and 446 of them were cured by his treatments. Dr. Gerson’s therapy healed patients with lung tuberculosis, heart disease, kidney failure, type 2 diabetes, and cancer. He helped hundreds of cancer patients who were set to die after traditional medicine failed.&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/p&gt; &lt;p&gt;&lt;a href="https://gerson.org/the-gerson-therapy/"&gt;&lt;span style="font-weight: 400;"&gt;The Gerson Therapy&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/a&gt;&lt;span style="font-weight: 400;"&gt; “is a natural treatment system that activates the body’s extraordinary ability to heal itself by treating the underlying cause of degenerative disease - toxicity and nutritional deficiency — through a specific protocol consisting of an organic, plant-based diet, raw juices, detoxification, and natural supplements.”&lt;/span&gt;&lt;span style="font-weight: 400;"&gt;3&lt;/span&gt;&lt;span style="font-weight: 400;"&gt; That’s what &lt;/span&gt;&lt;a href="https://youtu.be/8BkZ6yahH5Y?si=rt2lXLyjylawX4Ct"&gt;&lt;span style="font-weight: 400;"&gt;Griswold did to heal her cancer&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/a&gt;&lt;span style="font-weight: 400;"&gt;.&lt;/span&gt;&lt;span style="font-weight: 400;"&gt;4&lt;/span&gt;&lt;span style="font-weight: 400;"&gt; She didn’t walk it alone, either. Her family did the treatment with her. They all stepped back from several responsibilities so they could reduce stress and focus on health.&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/p&gt; &lt;p&gt;&lt;span style="font-weight: 400;"&gt;Griswold admitted that she modified the treatment a little bit to fit her busy lifestyle. She doesn’t recommend altering a tried and true method, but she did what she could as a busy mom. &lt;/span&gt;&lt;/p&gt; &lt;p&gt;&lt;span style="font-weight: 400;"&gt;After 18 months, her cancer was gone. Not only that, Griswold’s whole body had experienced healing. Her cholesterol improved, and her tremors from an injury even got better. &lt;/span&gt;&lt;/p&gt; &lt;p&gt;&amp;nbsp;&lt;/p&gt; &lt;h3&gt;&lt;span style="font-weight: 400;"&gt;Fasting&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/h3&gt; &lt;p&gt;&lt;span style="font-weight: 400;"&gt;Griswold mentioned fasting as another excellent method to heal cancer. Her family regularly does intermittent fasts, and they’ll periodically do longer fasts to boost their immune system. Griswold explained fasting enables your body to go into “protective mode,” which allows your cells to kill off bad ones.&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/p&gt; &lt;p&gt;&lt;a href="https://drmindypelz.com/about/"&gt;&lt;span style="font-weight: 400;"&gt;Dr. Mindy Pelz, a women’s health expert&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/a&gt;&lt;span style="font-weight: 400;"&gt;, spends a lot of time discussing the health benefits of fasting. She echoes Griswold’s claims of the benefits of fasting. &lt;/span&gt;&lt;a href="https://www.instagram.com/the.healthgeek/p/C1LcWV1rQMC/"&gt;&lt;span style="font-weight: 400;"&gt;She recommends a 3-day water fast twice a year&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/a&gt;&lt;span style="font-weight: 400;"&gt; to help prevent cancer.&lt;/span&gt;&lt;span style="font-weight: 400;"&gt;5&lt;/span&gt;&lt;span style="font-weight: 400;"&gt; In these 72 hours, the body’s immune system resets and becomes more effective.&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/p&gt; &lt;p&gt;&lt;a href="https://youtu.be/IsykmhEmY6o?si=nxZYwBOYIsAd_f_Y"&gt;&lt;span style="font-weight: 400;"&gt;Dr. Pelz noted a study where cancer patients&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/a&gt;&lt;span style="font-weight: 400;"&gt; were undergoing chemotherapy and did the 72-hour water fast.&lt;/span&gt;&lt;span style="font-weight: 400;"&gt;6&lt;/span&gt;&lt;span style="font-weight: 400;"&gt; By the end of the fast, the patients’ white blood cells became stronger, which restored their immune system. Dr. Pelz continued that a 72-hour fast does a lot of repairing to the body, including brain neurons and muscular skeletal injuries. The fast also fights off cancer and viruses and slows the aging process. She said the body has natural healing properties that do not need supplements during this fast.&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/p&gt; &lt;p&gt;&lt;a href="https://youtu.be/SKOQ1OtBm8g?si=G2u_bVS5CbCIjaI9"&gt;&lt;span style="font-weight: 400;"&gt;In a separate study&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/a&gt;&lt;span style="font-weight: 400;"&gt;, Dr. Pelz shared that fasting helped women with PCOS.&lt;/span&gt;&lt;span style="font-weight: 400;"&gt;7&lt;/span&gt;&lt;span style="font-weight: 400;"&gt; Women with PCOS can struggle with heart disease, obesity, and diabetes. As such, Dr. Pelz noted that people without PCOS can still experience healing from fasting. After about a month, the women in the study experienced weight loss, improved insulin resistance, and a better menstrual cycle.  &lt;/span&gt;&lt;/p&gt; &lt;h3&gt; &lt;/h3&gt; &lt;h3&gt;&lt;img class="wp-image-29916 size-large aligncenter" src="https://topdoctormagazine.com/wp-content/uploads/2024/02/worldcancer2-819x1024.png" alt="" width="819" height="1024" /&gt;&lt;/h3&gt; &lt;p&gt;&amp;nbsp;&lt;/p&gt; &lt;h3&gt;&lt;span style="font-weight: 400;"&gt;Grounding&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/h3&gt; &lt;p&gt;&lt;span style="font-weight: 400;"&gt;The human body has incredible healing abilities, many of which are ignited in nature. One of those is &lt;/span&gt;&lt;a href="https://topdoctormagazine.com/issues/is-grounding-good-for-you/"&gt;&lt;span style="font-weight: 400;"&gt;grounding, also known as earthing&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/a&gt;&lt;span style="font-weight: 400;"&gt;, which connects you to the earth’s electrical current. You can do this by walking barefoot outside, lying in the grass, or swimming in the ocean.&lt;/span&gt;&lt;span style="font-weight: 400;"&gt;8&lt;/span&gt;&lt;span style="font-weight: 400;"&gt; As strange as it might sound, this practice has numerous health benefits. The earth’s electrical current stimulates our immune system, which in turn helps our health. Grounding can alleviate several ailments, including anxiety, sleep problems, and immune disorders. It can also reduce inflammation that’s &lt;/span&gt;&lt;a href="https://www.health.harvard.edu/staying-healthy/all-about-inflammation"&gt;&lt;span style="font-weight: 400;"&gt;linked to several chronic diseases, including cancer&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/a&gt;&lt;span style="font-weight: 400;"&gt;.&lt;/span&gt;&lt;span style="font-weight: 400;"&gt;9&lt;/span&gt;&lt;span style="font-weight: 400;"&gt; &lt;/span&gt;&lt;/p&gt; &lt;p&gt;&lt;span style="font-weight: 400;"&gt;Additionally, grounding helps lower cortisol and improves sleep, both of which &lt;/span&gt;&lt;a href="https://cancercenterforhealing.com/earthing-and-grounding-in-cancer-care/"&gt;&lt;span style="font-weight: 400;"&gt;The Cancer Center for Healing&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/a&gt;&lt;span style="font-weight: 400;"&gt; says are crucial for healing in cancer patients.&lt;/span&gt;&lt;span style="font-weight: 400;"&gt;10&lt;/span&gt;&lt;span style="font-weight: 400;"&gt; The Center believes cancer patients must focus on healing the whole body rather than treating the symptoms. &lt;/span&gt;&lt;/p&gt; &lt;p&gt;&lt;span style="font-weight: 400;"&gt;Grounding really can heal cancer. My grandmother had a friend who received a terminal cancer diagnosis. But, he decided to ground. He’d go outside daily and stand barefoot on the ground for 15 minutes. He’d boil water and pour it on the ground, even in the cold months, before standing in place. After some time, his cancer was completely gone.  &lt;/span&gt;&lt;/p&gt; &lt;h3&gt; &lt;/h3&gt; &lt;h3&gt;&lt;img class="alignnone wp-image-29922 size-large" src="https://topdoctormagazine.com/wp-content/uploads/2024/02/worldcancerdaysun-1-819x1024.png" alt="" width="819" height="1024" /&gt;&lt;/h3&gt; &lt;p&gt;&amp;nbsp;&lt;/p&gt; &lt;h3&gt;&lt;span style="font-weight: 400;"&gt;Sunlight&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/h3&gt; &lt;p&gt;&lt;span style="font-weight: 400;"&gt;Sunlight can also do wonders for our health. While many of us put on sunscreen before spending time outside, it’s good that we get some sun before we cover up. That’s not to say sunscreen is bad per se, but you should be mindful of the brand you use since some &lt;/span&gt;&lt;a href="https://www.eviemagazine.com/post/your-sunscreen-could-have-cancer-causing-chemicals-so-try-these-natural"&gt;&lt;span style="font-weight: 400;"&gt;sunscreens have cancer-causing chemicals&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/a&gt;&lt;span style="font-weight: 400;"&gt; in them.&lt;/span&gt;&lt;span style="font-weight: 400;"&gt;11&lt;/span&gt;&lt;span style="font-weight: 400;"&gt; Ideally, you want to spend &lt;/span&gt;&lt;a href="https://www.healthline.com/nutrition/vitamin-d-from-sun"&gt;&lt;span style="font-weight: 400;"&gt;10-30 minutes in the sun every day&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/a&gt;&lt;span style="font-weight: 400;"&gt; without sunscreen, depending on how sensitive you are to sunburns.&lt;/span&gt;&lt;span style="font-weight: 400;"&gt;12&lt;/span&gt;&lt;span style="font-weight: 400;"&gt; &lt;/span&gt;&lt;/p&gt; &lt;p&gt;&lt;span style="font-weight: 400;"&gt;Sunlight is the best source of vitamin D, a key vitamin we need but that most people don’t get enough of. &lt;/span&gt;&lt;a href="https://www.eviemagazine.com/post/heres-how-to-use-sunlight-to-optimize-your-health?list=bookmarks"&gt;&lt;span style="font-weight: 400;"&gt;Studies show&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/a&gt;&lt;span style="font-weight: 400;"&gt; that getting sunlight can boost immune function.&lt;/span&gt;&lt;span style="font-weight: 400;"&gt;13&lt;/span&gt;&lt;span style="font-weight: 400;"&gt; That’s why fewer people get sick in the summer. It’s not that there are fewer viruses then, but rather, more people are in the sun. Sunlight has been shown to improve sleep, pain tolerance, fertility, healing abilities, and vision. &lt;/span&gt;&lt;a href="https://www.healthline.com/nutrition/vitamin-d-from-sun"&gt;&lt;span style="font-weight: 400;"&gt;Vitamin D deficiency&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/a&gt;&lt;span style="font-weight: 400;"&gt;, on the other hand, is linked to osteoporosis, muscle weakness, depression, cancer, and death.&lt;/span&gt;&lt;span style="font-weight: 400;"&gt;14&lt;/span&gt;&lt;span style="font-weight: 400;"&gt; &lt;/span&gt;&lt;/p&gt; &lt;p&gt;&lt;a href="https://youtu.be/stuhEBZCzXo?si=WhgAb-WOeh34tZHF"&gt;&lt;span style="font-weight: 400;"&gt;Dr. Mindy Pelz simplifies&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/a&gt;&lt;span style="font-weight: 400;"&gt; cancer as when good cells develop into bad ones.&lt;/span&gt;&lt;span style="font-weight: 400;"&gt;15&lt;/span&gt;&lt;span style="font-weight: 400;"&gt; She stresses the importance of taking care of our overall health, and sunlight is one of the essentials to that.&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/p&gt; &lt;h3&gt; &lt;/h3&gt; &lt;h3&gt;&lt;span style="font-weight: 400;"&gt;Conclusion&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/h3&gt; &lt;p&gt;&lt;span style="font-weight: 400;"&gt;Whether or not we have cancer, any one of these natural remedies can do wonders for our health and thereby fight cancer. Suzy Griswold knows that to eliminate cancer, you have to address the whole body and not just remove a symptom. With this mindset, she’s no longer afraid of receiving a cancer diagnosis. She knows what to do, and she knows it works. Now that you know these natural remedies, you don’t have to be afraid, either.&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/p&gt;&lt;/div&gt; &lt;/div&gt; &lt;/div&gt; &lt;/div&gt; &lt;/div&gt;</description> <images>https://topdoctormagazine.com/wp-content/uploads/2024/02/worldcancerdaycover-1.png</images> <url>https://topdoctormagazine.com/research/news/world-cancer-day-natural-remedies-to-heal-cancer-that-work/</url> </article> <article> <ID>29897</ID> <title>Savory or Sweet? You Choose! Two Heart-Healthy Breakfast Recipes</title> <publishDate>2024-02-05 22:21:04</publishDate> <description>&lt;div class="et_pb_section et_pb_section_25 et_section_regular" &gt; &lt;div class="et_pb_row et_pb_row_25"&gt; &lt;div class="et_pb_column et_pb_column_4_4 et_pb_column_25 et_pb_css_mix_blend_mode_passthrough et-last-child"&gt; &lt;div class="et_pb_module et_pb_text et_pb_text_25 et_pb_text_align_left et_pb_bg_layout_light"&gt; &lt;div class="et_pb_text_inner"&gt;&lt;p&gt;&lt;span style="font-weight: 400;"&gt;February is well-known for being American Heart Month. Considering heart-related problems are the leading cause of death in the United States, it’s important to consider easy lifestyle improvements that can make a world of difference in your heart health as you age. One easy way to make a small shift is to start your day off right with a heart-healthy breakfast. Whether you like a sweet or savory breakfast, we have included two easy recipes to start your day right and move toward a healthier heart. Let’s dive in!&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/p&gt; &lt;p&gt;&amp;nbsp;&lt;/p&gt; &lt;p&gt;&lt;img class="wp-image-29903 size-large aligncenter" src="https://topdoctormagazine.com/wp-content/uploads/2024/02/sweet1-819x1024.png" alt="" width="819" height="1024" /&gt;&lt;/p&gt; &lt;p&gt;&amp;nbsp;&lt;/p&gt; &lt;p&gt;&lt;b&gt;Morning Oatmeal Recipe&lt;/b&gt;&lt;/p&gt; &lt;p&gt;&amp;nbsp;&lt;/p&gt; &lt;p&gt;&lt;span style="font-weight: 400;"&gt;INGREDIENTS&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/p&gt; &lt;p&gt;&amp;nbsp;&lt;/p&gt; &lt;p&gt;&lt;span style="font-weight: 400;"&gt;⅓ Cup Sprouted Quick Oats&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/p&gt; &lt;p&gt;&lt;span style="font-weight: 400;"&gt;¾ Cup Water or Milk&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/p&gt; &lt;p&gt;&lt;span style="font-weight: 400;"&gt;Pinch of Salt&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/p&gt; &lt;p&gt;&lt;span style="font-weight: 400;"&gt;⅓ Cup Cranberries&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/p&gt; &lt;p&gt;&lt;span style="font-weight: 400;"&gt;½ Cup Peaches&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/p&gt; &lt;p&gt;&lt;span style="font-weight: 400;"&gt;1 TBSP Flax Seeds&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/p&gt; &lt;p&gt;&lt;span style="font-weight: 400;"&gt;1 TBSP Hemp Seeds&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/p&gt; &lt;p&gt;&lt;span style="font-weight: 400;"&gt;1 TBSP Honey&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/p&gt; &lt;p&gt;&amp;nbsp;&lt;/p&gt; &lt;p&gt;&lt;span style="font-weight: 400;"&gt;INSTRUCTIONS&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/p&gt; &lt;p&gt;&amp;nbsp;&lt;/p&gt; &lt;p&gt;&lt;span style="font-weight: 400;"&gt;Bring water or milk to a boil&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/p&gt; &lt;p&gt;&lt;span style="font-weight: 400;"&gt;Add salt&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/p&gt; &lt;p&gt;&lt;span style="font-weight: 400;"&gt;Reduce heat to a simmer and add oats&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/p&gt; &lt;p&gt;&lt;span style="font-weight: 400;"&gt;Cover for 2-3 minutes&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/p&gt; &lt;p&gt;&lt;span style="font-weight: 400;"&gt;While oats are cooking, wash and cut fruit&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/p&gt; &lt;p&gt;&lt;span style="font-weight: 400;"&gt;Take off heat and pour into bowl&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/p&gt; &lt;p&gt;&lt;span style="font-weight: 400;"&gt;Add fruit, hemp seeds, flax seeds, and top off with honey&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/p&gt; &lt;p&gt;&lt;span style="font-weight: 400;"&gt;Let cool, and enjoy!&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/p&gt; &lt;p&gt;&amp;nbsp;&lt;/p&gt; &lt;p&gt;&lt;img class="wp-image-29902 size-large aligncenter" src="https://topdoctormagazine.com/wp-content/uploads/2024/02/savory1-819x1024.png" alt="" width="819" height="1024" /&gt;&lt;/p&gt; &lt;p&gt;&amp;nbsp;&lt;/p&gt; &lt;p&gt;&lt;b&gt;Breakfast Quinoa Bowl&lt;/b&gt;&lt;/p&gt; &lt;p&gt;&amp;nbsp;&lt;/p&gt; &lt;p&gt;&lt;span style="font-weight: 400;"&gt;INGREDIENTS&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/p&gt; &lt;p&gt;&amp;nbsp;&lt;/p&gt; &lt;p&gt;&lt;span style="font-weight: 400;"&gt;1 Cup Organic Quinoa&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/p&gt; &lt;p&gt;&lt;span style="font-weight: 400;"&gt;2 Cups Water&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/p&gt; &lt;p&gt;&lt;span style="font-weight: 400;"&gt;3 Garlic Cloves&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/p&gt; &lt;p&gt;&lt;span style="font-weight: 400;"&gt;½ Cup Green and red peppers&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/p&gt; &lt;p&gt;&lt;span style="font-weight: 400;"&gt;½ Avacado&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/p&gt; &lt;p&gt;&lt;span style="font-weight: 400;"&gt;1TBSP of Sesame Seeds&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/p&gt; &lt;p&gt;&lt;span style="font-weight: 400;"&gt;1 TSP Salt&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/p&gt; &lt;p&gt;&lt;span style="font-weight: 400;"&gt;1 TSP Pepper&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/p&gt; &lt;p&gt;&lt;span style="font-weight: 400;"&gt;2 TSP Red Pepper Flakes&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/p&gt; &lt;p&gt;&lt;span style="font-weight: 400;"&gt;½ Lime&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/p&gt; &lt;p&gt;&lt;span style="font-weight: 400;"&gt;1 TBSP Honey&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/p&gt; &lt;p&gt;&amp;nbsp;&lt;/p&gt; &lt;p&gt;&lt;span style="font-weight: 400;"&gt;INSTRUCTIONS&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/p&gt; &lt;p&gt;&amp;nbsp;&lt;/p&gt; &lt;p&gt;&lt;span style="font-weight: 400;"&gt;Add quinoa, salt and water and bring to a boil&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/p&gt; &lt;p&gt;&lt;span style="font-weight: 400;"&gt;Mince garlic cloves and green and red peppers&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/p&gt; &lt;p&gt;&lt;span style="font-weight: 400;"&gt;Add minced garlic and peppers and reduce to a simmer&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/p&gt; &lt;p&gt;&lt;span style="font-weight: 400;"&gt;Cover and let cook 15 minutes&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/p&gt; &lt;p&gt;&lt;span style="font-weight: 400;"&gt;Cut avocado into thin slices, set aside&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/p&gt; &lt;p&gt;&lt;span style="font-weight: 400;"&gt;Squeeze lime into bowl and mix in honey and red pepper flakes&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/p&gt; &lt;p&gt;&lt;span style="font-weight: 400;"&gt;Once quinoa is cooked, season with pepper, add avocado, sprinkle sesame seeds and lime dressing on top&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/p&gt; &lt;p&gt;&lt;span style="font-weight: 400;"&gt;Let cool, and enjoy!&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/p&gt; &lt;p&gt;&amp;nbsp;&lt;/p&gt; &lt;p&gt;&lt;span style="font-weight: 400;"&gt;You can pair both of these dishes with your favorite protein for a well-rounded, heart-conscious breakfast. We hope you enjoy these recipes. Take a picture and tag @topdoctormagazine to show off your cooking skills!&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/p&gt;&lt;/div&gt; &lt;/div&gt; &lt;/div&gt; &lt;/div&gt; &lt;/div&gt;</description> <images>https://topdoctormagazine.com/wp-content/uploads/2024/02/savoryorsweetcover.png</images> <url>https://topdoctormagazine.com/wellness/health-nutrition/savory-or-sweet-you-choose-two-heart-healthy-breakfast-recipes/</url> </article> <article> <ID>29883</ID> <title>The Impact of Stress Eating on Your Heart Health</title> <publishDate>2024-02-05 21:54:59</publishDate> <description>&lt;div class="et_pb_section et_pb_section_26 et_section_regular" &gt; &lt;div class="et_pb_row et_pb_row_26"&gt; &lt;div class="et_pb_column et_pb_column_4_4 et_pb_column_26 et_pb_css_mix_blend_mode_passthrough et-last-child"&gt; &lt;div class="et_pb_module et_pb_text et_pb_text_26 et_pb_text_align_left et_pb_bg_layout_light"&gt; &lt;div class="et_pb_text_inner"&gt;&lt;p&gt;&lt;span style="font-weight: 400;"&gt;In today’s fast-paced world, stress has become a common denominator in many people’s lives.  From work deadlines to personal responsibilities, the pressure of daily life can take a toll on our mental and physical well-being. One area where stress often exerts its influence is our eating habits, which, in turn, can have a significant impact on heart health. Understanding the intricate relationship between stress, eating, and heart health is crucial for adopting strategies to mitigate the negative effects of stress on our bodies. &lt;/span&gt;&lt;/p&gt; &lt;p&gt;&lt;span style="font-weight: 400;"&gt;When stress levels rise, it’s not uncommon for individuals to turn to food for comfort. This is often referred to as “stress eating” or “emotional eating.” Stress can trigger the release of hormones such as cortisol, which can increase appetite and drive cravings for high-fat, high-sugar, and high-calorie foods. These comfort foods may provide temporary relief, as they can stimulate the brain to release feel-good chemicals, but they can also lead to unhealthy eating patterns and weight gain over time.&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/p&gt; &lt;p&gt;&lt;b&gt;The Impact on Heart Health&lt;/b&gt;&lt;/p&gt; &lt;p&gt;&lt;span style="font-weight: 400;"&gt;Unhealthy eating habits resulting from stress can have detrimental effects on heart health. Diets high in processed foods, saturated fats, and sugars can contribute to conditions such as obesity, high blood pressure, and high cholesterol levels, all of which are risk factors for heart disease.  Additionally, stress itself can directly affect the heart by increasing blood pressure and heart rate, potentially leading to long-term cardiovascular issues if not managed effectively.&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/p&gt; &lt;p&gt;&lt;span style="font-weight: 400;"&gt;Chronic stress can also contribute to inflammation in the body, which has been linked to the development of atherosclerosis, a condition characterized by the buildup of fatty deposits in the arteries. Over time, this can restrict blood flow to the heart and other vital organs, increasing the risk of heart attacks and strokes. Thus, the combination of stress-induced unhealthy eating habits and the physiological impact of stress on the body can significantly jeopardize heart health.&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/p&gt; &lt;p&gt;&amp;nbsp;&lt;/p&gt; &lt;p&gt;&lt;img class="wp-image-29888 alignnone size-large" src="https://topdoctormagazine.com/wp-content/uploads/2024/02/Linda1-819x1024.png" alt="" width="819" height="1024" /&gt;&lt;/p&gt; &lt;p&gt;&amp;nbsp;&lt;/p&gt; &lt;p&gt;&lt;b&gt;Strategies for Managing Stress and Promoting Heart Health&lt;/b&gt;&lt;/p&gt; &lt;p&gt;&lt;span style="font-weight: 400;"&gt;Given the intricate relationship between stress, eating habits, and heart health, it is essential to adopt strategies that can help manage stress and promote healthier eating patterns. Here are five proven strategies that can aid in a calmer central nervous system to keep stress eating at bay and increase overall health.&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/p&gt; &lt;p&gt;&lt;b&gt;Strategies to Stop Stress Eating&lt;/b&gt;&lt;/p&gt; &lt;ol&gt; &lt;li style="font-weight: 400;" aria-level="1"&gt;&lt;span style="font-weight: 400;"&gt;When you’re feeling overwhelmed or anxious, one proven way to take the pressure off is to change your environment—get outside, take a walk, stand up and stretch, and spend a couple of minutes on an instrument if you play one. Changing your environment will change your mindset. Changing your mindset gives your brain a rest. Then, when you return to the source of your stress, you will be better able to see it through a logical lens versus the emotional one that leads to stress eating. &lt;/span&gt;&lt;/li&gt; &lt;li style="font-weight: 400;" aria-level="1"&gt;&lt;span style="font-weight: 400;"&gt;Engage in regular physical activity.&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/li&gt; &lt;li style="font-weight: 400;" aria-level="1"&gt;&lt;span style="font-weight: 400;"&gt;Practice relaxation techniques such as yoga, deep breathing, a good massage or anything that makes you feel calm and at peace. &lt;/span&gt;&lt;/li&gt; &lt;li style="font-weight: 400;" aria-level="1"&gt;&lt;span style="font-weight: 400;"&gt;Take time to enjoy your life and your family, and surround yourself with positive, supportive people who have your back. This will help you minimize the stress you feel in the first place, which will naturally lessen the pull to stress eat.&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/li&gt; &lt;li style="font-weight: 400;" aria-level="1"&gt;&lt;span style="font-weight: 400;"&gt;Remember: There will be some situations that you just can’t change. Accept them and move on.&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/li&gt; &lt;/ol&gt; &lt;p&gt;&amp;nbsp;&lt;/p&gt; &lt;p&gt;&lt;span style="font-weight: 400;"&gt;Most important of all, the next time you think the answer to your stress is in your fridge, stop and remind yourself: the better you take care of your amazing body, the better it will treat you for years to come, the better you will be able to handle future stress, and the better you will be for the people and things you truly love. &lt;/span&gt;&lt;/p&gt; &lt;p&gt;&lt;span style="font-weight: 400;"&gt; &lt;/span&gt;&lt;/p&gt; &lt;p&gt;&lt;span style="font-weight: 400;"&gt;In good health,&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/p&gt; &lt;p&gt;&lt;span style="font-weight: 400;"&gt; &lt;/span&gt;&lt;/p&gt; &lt;p&gt;&lt;span style="font-weight: 400;"&gt;Linda Stephens, M.S. Nutritionist&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/p&gt; &lt;p&gt;&lt;img class="aligncenter wp-image-29890 size-large" src="https://topdoctormagazine.com/wp-content/uploads/2024/02/lindalogo-1024x536.png" alt="" width="1024" height="536" /&gt;&lt;/p&gt; &lt;p&gt;&amp;nbsp;&lt;/p&gt; &lt;p&gt;&lt;span style="font-weight: 400;"&gt;Easily book a call with me on my website&lt;/span&gt;&lt;span style="font-weight: 400;"&gt;, &lt;/span&gt;&lt;a href="http://www.lindamstephens.com/"&gt;&lt;span style="font-weight: 400;"&gt;www.lindamstephens.com&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/a&gt;&lt;span style="font-weight: 400;"&gt;, and follow along on social media IG: @lindastephensfit.&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/p&gt; &lt;p&gt;&amp;nbsp;&lt;/p&gt;&lt;/div&gt; &lt;/div&gt; &lt;/div&gt; &lt;/div&gt; &lt;/div&gt;</description> <images>https://topdoctormagazine.com/wp-content/uploads/2024/02/hearthealthlindacover.png</images> <url>https://topdoctormagazine.com/wellness/health-nutrition/the-impact-of-stress-eating-on-your-heart-health/</url> </article> <article> <ID>29865</ID> <title>Common Endocrine Disruptors You Should be Avoiding</title> <publishDate>2024-02-02 17:52:17</publishDate> <description>&lt;div class="et_pb_section et_pb_section_27 et_section_regular" &gt; &lt;div class="et_pb_row et_pb_row_27"&gt; &lt;div class="et_pb_column et_pb_column_4_4 et_pb_column_27 et_pb_css_mix_blend_mode_passthrough et-last-child"&gt; &lt;div class="et_pb_module et_pb_text et_pb_text_27 et_pb_text_align_left et_pb_bg_layout_light"&gt; &lt;div class="et_pb_text_inner"&gt;&lt;p&gt;&lt;span style="font-weight: 400;"&gt;Endocrine disruptors are all around us, in what we eat, wear, and clean with, but what are they, what danger do they pose, and how can we avoid them? Even if there are only small traces of these substances in what we consume or put on our bodies, it adds up over time, creating a poor environment for healthy endocrine function. No matter where you are in your health and wellness journey, these disruptors can be essential to identify to keep your endocrine system functioning properly. &lt;/span&gt;&lt;/p&gt; &lt;p&gt;&amp;nbsp;&lt;/p&gt; &lt;h3&gt;&lt;span style="font-weight: 400;"&gt;The Endocrine System, Its Functions, and Disruption&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/h3&gt; &lt;p&gt;&lt;span style="font-weight: 400;"&gt;Our endocrine system is fundamental to normal bodily functions because it makes and sends out the hormones that are in charge of &lt;/span&gt;&lt;a href="https://www.niehs.nih.gov/health/topics/agents/endocrine"&gt;&lt;span style="font-weight: 400;"&gt;reproduction, growth, attention span, and even metabolism,&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/a&gt;&lt;span style="font-weight: 400;"&gt; according to research supported by the National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences.&lt;/span&gt;&lt;span style="font-weight: 400;"&gt;1&lt;/span&gt;&lt;span style="font-weight: 400;"&gt; That means that when this system is not functioning properly due to disruption, it can &lt;/span&gt;&lt;a href="https://www.niehs.nih.gov/health/topics/agents/endocrine"&gt;&lt;span style="font-weight: 400;"&gt;have negative effects&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/a&gt;&lt;span style="font-weight: 400;"&gt; on sex hormones, like testosterone and progesterone, causing issues with fertility, growth in babies during and after pregnancy, the development of attention-related problems like ADD and ADHD, and more as reported by the NIEHS.&lt;/span&gt;&lt;span style="font-weight: 400;"&gt;2&lt;/span&gt;&lt;span style="font-weight: 400;"&gt; &lt;/span&gt;&lt;/p&gt; &lt;p&gt;&amp;nbsp;&lt;/p&gt; &lt;p&gt;&lt;em&gt;&lt;span style="font-weight: 400;"&gt;But how does disruption to these vital functions happen?&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/em&gt;&lt;/p&gt; &lt;p&gt;&amp;nbsp;&lt;/p&gt; &lt;p&gt;&lt;span style="font-weight: 400;"&gt;According to the Endocrine Society, Endocrine-Disrupting Chemicals (EDCs) inhibit proper &lt;/span&gt;&lt;a href="https://www.endocrine.org/topics/edc/what-edcs-are#:~:text=EDCs%20can%20interfere%20with%20the,hormonal%20processes%20from%20taking%20place."&gt;&lt;span style="font-weight: 400;"&gt;hormone signaling&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/a&gt;&lt;span style="font-weight: 400;"&gt; by either presenting to the body as hormones or blocking the hormone receptors.&lt;/span&gt;&lt;span style="font-weight: 400;"&gt;3&lt;/span&gt;&lt;span style="font-weight: 400;"&gt; Either of these disruptions occurring in your body can cause significant problems to your endocrine system and, in turn, your body as a whole.&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/p&gt; &lt;p&gt;&amp;nbsp;&lt;/p&gt; &lt;p&gt;&lt;span style="font-weight: 400;"&gt;In regard to researching the full potential of harmful effects EDCs present, there lies the problem of not being able to completely understand the full consequences of their presence in the body.&lt;/span&gt;&lt;span style="font-weight: 400;"&gt;4&lt;/span&gt;&lt;span style="font-weight: 400;"&gt; As per their paper &lt;/span&gt;&lt;a href="https://www.intechopen.com/chapters/72654"&gt;&lt;i&gt;&lt;span style="font-weight: 400;"&gt;Endocrine Disrupting Chemicals in Cosmetics and Personal Care Products and Risk of Endometriosis&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/i&gt;&lt;/a&gt; &lt;span style="font-weight: 400;"&gt;by Peinado, Iribarne-Durán, Ocón-Hernández, Olea, and Artacho-Cordón (2020), “There is no safe dose of EDCs. They act at low concentrations and in combination with endogenous hormones, making it difficult to establish a threshold level of no effect.”&lt;/span&gt;&lt;span style="font-weight: 400;"&gt;5&lt;/span&gt;&lt;span style="font-weight: 400;"&gt; &lt;/span&gt;&lt;/p&gt; &lt;p&gt;&amp;nbsp;&lt;/p&gt; &lt;p&gt;&lt;img class="wp-image-29873 size-large aligncenter" src="https://topdoctormagazine.com/wp-content/uploads/2024/02/endocrine1-819x1024.png" alt="" width="819" height="1024" /&gt;&lt;/p&gt; &lt;p&gt;&amp;nbsp;&lt;/p&gt; &lt;h3&gt;&lt;span style="font-weight: 400;"&gt;What are Some Common Endocrine Disruptors?&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/h3&gt; &lt;p&gt;&lt;span style="font-weight: 400;"&gt;Unfortunately, we can find these endocrine disruptors in a lot of commonly used products. Still, they are identifiable and, in some instances, avoidable if you take the time to choose healthier, endocrine-safe alternatives.&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/p&gt; &lt;p&gt;&amp;nbsp;&lt;/p&gt; &lt;p&gt;&lt;span style="font-weight: 400;"&gt;The NIEHS lists some of the most notable and &lt;/span&gt;&lt;a href="https://www.niehs.nih.gov/health/topics/agents/endocrine"&gt;&lt;span style="font-weight: 400;"&gt;frequently used endocrine disruptors&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/a&gt;&lt;span style="font-weight: 400;"&gt;, such as Per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS), Phthalates, Bisphenol A (BPA), Polybrominated diphenyl ethers (PBDE), and Triclosan.&lt;/span&gt;&lt;span style="font-weight: 400;"&gt;6&lt;/span&gt;&lt;span style="font-weight: 400;"&gt; This is just scraping the surface, as the Endocrine Society has recorded that there are &lt;/span&gt;&lt;a href="https://www.endocrine.org/topics/edc/what-edcs-are#:~:text=EDCs%20can%20interfere%20with%20the,hormonal%20processes%20from%20taking%20place."&gt;&lt;span style="font-weight: 400;"&gt;over 1000 man-made &lt;/span&gt;&lt;/a&gt;&lt;span style="font-weight: 400;"&gt;chemicals that have been tested and have EDCs present… of &lt;/span&gt;&lt;a href="https://www.endocrine.org/topics/edc/what-edcs-are#:~:text=EDCs%20can%20interfere%20with%20the,hormonal%20processes%20from%20taking%20place."&gt;&lt;span style="font-weight: 400;"&gt;more than 85,000&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/a&gt;&lt;span style="font-weight: 400;"&gt; of these chemicals, and a large majority of them have remained untested.&lt;/span&gt;&lt;span style="font-weight: 400;"&gt;7&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/p&gt; &lt;p&gt;&amp;nbsp;&lt;/p&gt; &lt;p&gt;&lt;span style="font-weight: 400;"&gt;Manufacturers list these chemicals on most products, so they’re easy to spot if you know what to look for. They are also typically found in common household, &lt;/span&gt;&lt;a href="https://www.intechopen.com/chapters/72654"&gt;&lt;span style="font-weight: 400;"&gt;cosmetic, and personal care products&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/a&gt;&lt;span style="font-weight: 400;"&gt;, according to Peinado et al. (2020).&lt;/span&gt;&lt;span style="font-weight: 400;"&gt;8&lt;/span&gt;&lt;span style="font-weight: 400;"&gt; Some of these &lt;/span&gt;&lt;a href="https://www.intechopen.com/chapters/72654"&gt;&lt;span style="font-weight: 400;"&gt;products include&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/a&gt;&lt;span style="font-weight: 400;"&gt; deodorants, lotions, feminine hygiene products, shampoos, and sunscreen, to name a few.&lt;/span&gt;&lt;span style="font-weight: 400;"&gt;9&lt;/span&gt;&lt;span style="font-weight: 400;"&gt; These EDCs can also &lt;/span&gt;&lt;a href="https://www.niehs.nih.gov/health/topics/agents/endocrine"&gt;&lt;span style="font-weight: 400;"&gt;be in our foods directly&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/a&gt;&lt;span style="font-weight: 400;"&gt;, like in soy, or from these chemicals seeping into our food and drinks through food packaging, non-stick pots and pans, can linings, plastic storage containers, or spraying herbicides and pesticides on the ground.&lt;/span&gt;&lt;span style="font-weight: 400;"&gt;10&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/p&gt; &lt;p&gt;&amp;nbsp;&lt;/p&gt; &lt;p&gt;&lt;img class="wp-image-29875 size-large aligncenter" src="https://topdoctormagazine.com/wp-content/uploads/2024/02/endocrine2-1024x536.png" alt="" width="1024" height="536" /&gt;&lt;/p&gt; &lt;p&gt;&amp;nbsp;&lt;/p&gt; &lt;h3&gt;&lt;span style="font-weight: 400;"&gt;How to Limit Exposure to Endocrine Disruptors&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/h3&gt; &lt;p&gt;&lt;span style="font-weight: 400;"&gt;The good news is that you can limit future exposure to some of these everyday endocrine disruptors and start to heal your body from exposure. There are some fairly easy substitutes for many of these products, and you can take time to make informed purchases and replace them with healthier alternatives as you run out of certain products.&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/p&gt; &lt;p&gt;&amp;nbsp;&lt;/p&gt; &lt;p&gt;&lt;span style="font-weight: 400;"&gt;One of the easiest ways to begin is to replace plastic food containers with glass containers that have a glass or natural wood lid, like bamboo. While glass products can be more expensive, replacing your plastic containers slowly and taking good care of them can make them last for years. As you run out of personal care products like shampoos, body washes, and deodorants, research healthy alternatives that don’t have the ingredients listed above. There are a lot of great products that are clean for you and the environment and won’t break the bank. &lt;/span&gt;&lt;/p&gt; &lt;p&gt;&amp;nbsp;&lt;/p&gt; &lt;p&gt;&lt;span style="font-weight: 400;"&gt;A little research can go a long way in limiting EDC exposure. It could be as easy as scanning a barcode. Cellphone applications like Yuka and EWG Healthy Living are two notable resources. Both of these apps allow you to scan the barcode of a product and get a comprehensive list of the ingredients, their effects on the body, and a rating of how clean and chemical-free the products are. The EWG will glist and rate multiple products, including personal care, food, sunscreen, and household cleaners. Yuka provides you with a look into cosmetic and personal care products and will also give suggestions for cleaner products if the one you scanned has a low rating. A quick internet search can also pull up various research and studies for other products if what you’re looking for isn’t on either of those apps. &lt;/span&gt;&lt;/p&gt; &lt;p&gt;&amp;nbsp;&lt;/p&gt; &lt;p&gt;&lt;span style="font-weight: 400;"&gt;As people start buying and consuming healthier products, the power of the dollar can help enact change throughout the companies producing Endocrine-Disrupting Chemicals. Continuing research can also help bring to light the far-reaching effects of these chemicals and could help lead to cleaner products being produced in the future.&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/p&gt; &lt;p&gt;&amp;nbsp;&lt;/p&gt; &lt;p&gt;&lt;img class="wp-image-29874 size-large aligncenter" src="https://topdoctormagazine.com/wp-content/uploads/2024/02/endocrine3-819x1024.png" alt="" width="819" height="1024" /&gt;&lt;/p&gt; &lt;p&gt;&amp;nbsp;&lt;/p&gt; &lt;h3&gt;&lt;span style="font-weight: 400;"&gt;Conclusion&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/h3&gt; &lt;p&gt;&lt;span style="font-weight: 400;"&gt;Being well-informed on the chemicals that could have negative effects on our health and wellness is the first step in limiting our exposure to them and choosing cleaner alternatives for a healthier future. It’s easier than ever to identify endocrine disruptors through the development of technology by utilizing the internet and cellphone applications, which help raise awareness of EDCs and can, in turn, help us enact change simply by purchasing higher-quality foods and products, impacting the future of health for the better. &lt;/span&gt;&lt;/p&gt; &lt;p&gt;&amp;nbsp;&lt;/p&gt;&lt;/div&gt; &lt;/div&gt; &lt;/div&gt; &lt;/div&gt; &lt;/div&gt;</description> <images>https://topdoctormagazine.com/wp-content/uploads/2024/02/endocrinecover.png</images> <url>https://topdoctormagazine.com/wellness/common-endocrine-disruptors-you-should-be-avoiding/</url> </article> <article> <ID>29786</ID> <title>The Heart-Health Connection: Reducing Stress for a Stronger, Healthier Life</title> <publishDate>2024-02-01 18:15:47</publishDate> <description>&lt;div class="et_pb_section et_pb_section_28 et_section_regular" &gt; &lt;div class="et_pb_row et_pb_row_28"&gt; &lt;div class="et_pb_column et_pb_column_4_4 et_pb_column_28 et_pb_css_mix_blend_mode_passthrough et-last-child"&gt; &lt;div class="et_pb_module et_pb_text et_pb_text_28 et_pb_text_align_left et_pb_bg_layout_light"&gt; &lt;div class="et_pb_text_inner"&gt;&lt;p&gt;&lt;span style="font-weight: 400;"&gt;In the fast-paced world we live in, stress has become a common companion for many. From work deadlines to personal responsibilities and societal pressures, stress can sneak into our lives and take a toll on our health, especially our hearts. The link between stress and heart health is significant, with numerous studies highlighting how managing stress can profoundly impact cardiovascular well-being. Understanding this connection empowers us to take proactive steps toward reducing stress and safeguarding our heart health.&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/p&gt; &lt;p&gt;&amp;nbsp;&lt;/p&gt; &lt;h3&gt;&lt;span style="font-weight: 400;"&gt;The Impact of Stress on Heart Health&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/h3&gt; &lt;p&gt;&lt;a href="https://www.heart.org/en/healthy-living/healthy-lifestyle/stress-management/stress-and-heart-health"&gt;&lt;span style="font-weight: 400;"&gt;Chronic stress can exert a considerable strain&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/a&gt;&lt;span style="font-weight: 400;"&gt; on the body, triggering a series of physiological responses.&lt;/span&gt;&lt;span style="font-weight: 400;"&gt;1&lt;/span&gt;&lt;span style="font-weight: 400;"&gt; When stress persists over an extended period, it can lead to detrimental effects on the cardiovascular system. Stress hormones like cortisol and adrenaline surge in the body during stressful situations. Elevated levels of these hormones can cause an increase in heart rate, blood pressure, and cholesterol levels, potentially leading to inflammation and damage to blood vessels.&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/p&gt; &lt;p&gt;&amp;nbsp;&lt;/p&gt; &lt;p&gt;&lt;span style="font-weight: 400;"&gt;Prolonged exposure to stress can contribute to the development or exacerbation of various heart-related conditions, including hypertension, coronary artery disease, arrhythmias, and even heart attacks. Furthermore, stress might also encourage unhealthy coping mechanisms such as overeating, smoking, or excessive alcohol consumption, further escalating heart health risks.&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/p&gt; &lt;p&gt;&amp;nbsp;&lt;/p&gt; &lt;p&gt;&lt;img class="wp-image-29803 size-large aligncenter" src="https://topdoctormagazine.com/wp-content/uploads/2024/01/hearthealthconneciton1-819x1024.png" alt="" width="819" height="1024" /&gt;&lt;/p&gt; &lt;p&gt;&amp;nbsp;&lt;/p&gt; &lt;h3&gt;&lt;span style="font-weight: 400;"&gt;Reducing Stress for Improved Heart Health&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/h3&gt; &lt;p&gt;&lt;span style="font-weight: 400;"&gt;Fortunately, there are effective strategies to manage and reduce stress, fostering a healthier heart and overall well-being. Implementing these practices into our daily routines can significantly mitigate the impact of stress on our cardiovascular system:&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/p&gt; &lt;p&gt;&amp;nbsp;&lt;/p&gt; &lt;ol&gt; &lt;li&gt;&lt;strong&gt; Mindfulness Practices&lt;/strong&gt;&lt;/li&gt; &lt;/ol&gt; &lt;p&gt;&lt;span style="font-weight: 400;"&gt;Engaging in mindfulness practices, such as vagus nerve or deep breathing exercises, can help calm the mind and reduce stress. Devoting a few minutes each day to these mindfulness exercises allows for relaxation and promotes a sense of inner peace, positively impacting heart health over time.&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/p&gt; &lt;p&gt;&amp;nbsp;&lt;/p&gt; &lt;ol start="2"&gt; &lt;li&gt;&lt;strong&gt; Regular Physical Activity&lt;/strong&gt;&lt;/li&gt; &lt;/ol&gt; &lt;p&gt;&lt;span style="font-weight: 400;"&gt;Exercise is a potent stress reliever and a cornerstone of heart health. Engaging in regular physical activity, whether it's brisk walking, cycling, yoga, or any other form of exercise, helps release endorphins, the body's natural mood elevators, reducing stress levels and supporting heart health.&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/p&gt; &lt;p&gt;&amp;nbsp;&lt;/p&gt; &lt;ol start="3"&gt; &lt;li&gt;&lt;strong&gt; Healthy Diet&lt;/strong&gt;&lt;/li&gt; &lt;/ol&gt; &lt;p&gt;&lt;span style="font-weight: 400;"&gt;Maintaining a balanced diet rich in fruits, vegetables, whole grains, lean proteins, and healthy fats can provide the body with essential nutrients that support overall health. Limiting the intake of processed foods, excessive sugar, and saturated fats can positively impact both stress levels and heart health.&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/p&gt; &lt;p&gt;&amp;nbsp;&lt;/p&gt; &lt;ol start="4"&gt; &lt;li&gt;&lt;strong&gt; Sufficient Sleep&lt;/strong&gt;&lt;/li&gt; &lt;/ol&gt; &lt;p&gt;&lt;span style="font-weight: 400;"&gt;Quality sleep is vital for stress management and cardiovascular health. Establishing a consistent sleep schedule and creating a relaxing bedtime routine can improve sleep quality, allowing the body and mind to recharge effectively.&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/p&gt; &lt;p&gt;&amp;nbsp;&lt;/p&gt; &lt;ol start="5"&gt; &lt;li&gt;&lt;strong&gt; Social Connections and Support&lt;/strong&gt;&lt;/li&gt; &lt;/ol&gt; &lt;p&gt;&lt;span style="font-weight: 400;"&gt;Nurturing healthy relationships and fostering a strong support network can alleviate stress. Spending time with loved ones, sharing experiences, and seeking emotional support during challenging times can significantly reduce stress levels and positively impact heart health.&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/p&gt; &lt;p&gt;&amp;nbsp;&lt;/p&gt; &lt;ol start="6"&gt; &lt;li&gt;&lt;strong&gt; Time Management and Prioritization&lt;/strong&gt;&lt;/li&gt; &lt;/ol&gt; &lt;p&gt;&lt;span style="font-weight: 400;"&gt;Learning to manage time effectively and setting realistic goals can prevent overwhelming stress. Prioritizing tasks, delegating responsibilities, and taking breaks when needed can create a more balanced and manageable lifestyle.&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/p&gt; &lt;p&gt;&amp;nbsp;&lt;/p&gt; &lt;ol start="7"&gt; &lt;li&gt;&lt;strong&gt; Relaxation Techniques&lt;/strong&gt;&lt;/li&gt; &lt;/ol&gt; &lt;p&gt;&lt;span style="font-weight: 400;"&gt;Exploring relaxation techniques such as aromatherapy, listening to calming music, engaging in hobbies, or taking warm baths can help relax the body and mind, reducing stress levels and promoting heart health.&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/p&gt; &lt;p&gt;&amp;nbsp;&lt;/p&gt; &lt;p&gt;&lt;img class="wp-image-29804 size-large aligncenter" src="https://topdoctormagazine.com/wp-content/uploads/2024/01/hearthealthconnection2-1024x536.png" alt="" width="1024" height="536" /&gt;&lt;/p&gt; &lt;p&gt;&amp;nbsp;&lt;/p&gt; &lt;h3&gt;&lt;span style="font-weight: 400;"&gt;Prioritizing Stress Reduction for Heart Health&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/h3&gt; &lt;p&gt;&lt;span style="font-weight: 400;"&gt;Reducing stress isn't just a luxury; it's crucial to maintaining a healthy heart and overall well-being. By incorporating these stress management techniques into our daily lives, we not only enhance our cardiovascular health but also cultivate a more resilient and balanced approach to facing life's challenges.&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/p&gt; &lt;p&gt;&amp;nbsp;&lt;/p&gt; &lt;p&gt;&lt;span style="font-weight: 400;"&gt;In conclusion, recognizing the impact of stress on heart health underscores the importance of actively managing stress levels. Implementing these practical strategies can serve as a foundation for a healthier lifestyle, supporting not only the heart but also promoting overall physical and mental well-being. By making conscious efforts to reduce stress, we pave the way for a stronger, healthier heart and a more fulfilling life.&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/p&gt; &lt;p&gt;&amp;nbsp;&lt;/p&gt;&lt;/div&gt; &lt;/div&gt; &lt;/div&gt; &lt;/div&gt; &lt;/div&gt;</description> <images>https://topdoctormagazine.com/wp-content/uploads/2024/01/hearthealthconnectioncover.png</images> <url>https://topdoctormagazine.com/medicine/the-heart-health-connection-reducing-stress-for-a-stronger-healthier-life/</url> </article> <article> <ID>29813</ID> <title>The Crucial Keys To Outstanding Sexual Performance And Long-Lasting Heart Health</title> <publishDate>2024-02-01 18:11:47</publishDate> <description>&lt;div class="et_pb_section et_pb_section_29 et_section_regular" &gt; &lt;div class="et_pb_row et_pb_row_29"&gt; &lt;div class="et_pb_column et_pb_column_4_4 et_pb_column_29 et_pb_css_mix_blend_mode_passthrough et-last-child"&gt; &lt;div class="et_pb_module et_pb_text et_pb_text_29 et_pb_text_align_left et_pb_bg_layout_light"&gt; &lt;div class="et_pb_text_inner"&gt;&lt;p&gt;&lt;span style="font-weight: 400;"&gt;If you want a more exhilarating, powerful, and long-lasting sex life combined with stellar heart health, then you’re exactly where you need to be. Men's sexual health is a topic that does not receive enough attention. The foundation of your sexual health starts with your daily sleep habits, nutrition, and a few supplements to ensure your body has everything it needs to thrive. I’m going to teach you how to maximize your sexual health and keep your heart health on the good side of Father Time.&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/p&gt; &lt;p&gt;&amp;nbsp;&lt;/p&gt; &lt;p&gt;&lt;span style="font-weight: 400;"&gt;Every man is looking for the fountain of youth. Whether in the way he looks with his shirt off or the way he performs under the sheets. To maintain optimal sexual function, you should be spending at least seven to nine hours per night under the sheets…getting quality sleep. Sleep is a magic bullet for health and longevity because it helps your body manage cortisol production. Cortisol is a necessary hormone produced by our adrenal glands, which, in normal amounts, helps regulate blood pressure, immune function, and the body’s own anti-inflammatory processes. On the flip side, when chronically high, it can significantly lower your testosterone production, which will have a negative effect on your libido and result in erectile dysfunction.&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/p&gt; &lt;p&gt;&amp;nbsp;&lt;/p&gt; &lt;p&gt;&lt;span style="font-weight: 400;"&gt;Chronically high cortisol can also lower your insulin sensitivity, increase your risk of developing digestive problems and food sensitivities, and decrease your immune function, which puts you at greater risk of developing colds, contagious illnesses, autoimmune diseases, and cancer. So, do your best to maintain sound sleep hygiene by going to bed at the same time consistently and aiming for seven to nine hours of uninterrupted sleep every night.&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/p&gt; &lt;p&gt;&amp;nbsp;&lt;/p&gt; &lt;p&gt;&lt;img class="wp-image-29820 size-large aligncenter" src="https://topdoctormagazine.com/wp-content/uploads/2024/01/crucialkeys1-819x1024.png" alt="" width="819" height="1024" /&gt;&lt;/p&gt; &lt;p&gt;&amp;nbsp;&lt;/p&gt; &lt;p&gt;&lt;span style="font-weight: 400;"&gt;It’s my mission to help you improve your health and sexual performance, so here is your first tip. To improve your sleep, follow the 3,2,1 method. Three hours prior to bed, your last meal should be complete. This will allow for proper digestion, prevent acid reflux and any other disturbance in sleep quality due to your digestive tract still being very active. Two hours prior to bed, your last serving of any fluid should be complete. This will prevent you from getting up to pee in the middle of the night. One hour prior to bed should be your last exposure to any blue light from your phone, laptop, T.V. screen, or any electronic device screen. This will allow your brain to relax and your body to release melatonin in preparation for sleep.  &lt;/span&gt;&lt;/p&gt; &lt;p&gt;&amp;nbsp;&lt;/p&gt; &lt;p&gt;&lt;span style="font-weight: 400;"&gt;As a men’s health specialist and nutritionist, I believe nutrition is a cornerstone in every aspect of your health. You’ve likely heard lots of different information on how to lose weight and “detoxify” your body. First and foremost, you need to eat a sufficient amount of protein if you want to ensure great health. Maintaining as much muscle as possible through the years is extremely beneficial for your health. Muscle keeps you strong so you can enjoy doing the activities you love, like playing with your kids or catching a round of golf with your buddies.  Muscle helps regulate blood sugar by utilizing the carbs you eat, which helps prevent diabetes, high blood pressure, and stroke. &lt;/span&gt;&lt;/p&gt; &lt;p&gt;&amp;nbsp;&lt;/p&gt; &lt;p&gt;&lt;span style="font-weight: 400;"&gt;Besides being the symbol of love, your heart is responsible for pumping that wonderful red elixir called blood around your body. In order to do so as efficiently as possible and for as many years as possible, you need to provide your heart with everything it needs. First, you need to make sure your arteries stay clear of plaque. Plaque builds up most easily when there is excess inflammation in your body. There are a few things you can do to limit inflammation and support long-lasting heart health. &lt;/span&gt;&lt;/p&gt; &lt;p&gt;&amp;nbsp;&lt;/p&gt; &lt;p&gt;&lt;span style="font-weight: 400;"&gt;First and foremost is avoiding inflammatory foods. Half the battle is preventing the problem in the first place. Foods and food-like products such as processed carbs from candy, cookies, cake, low-quality bread, low-quality dairy, sugary cereals, fast food, and seed oils should be avoided. These products are found in a lot of the foods we come across on a daily basis, so you’ll need to read your labels to make sure you steer clear. &lt;/span&gt;&lt;/p&gt; &lt;p&gt;&lt;span style="font-weight: 400;"&gt;Second, I recommend consuming plenty of omega-3 fats. These help maintain great heart and arterial health by preventing plaque build-up, fighting excess inflammation, reducing triglycerides, and raising HDL (good cholesterol). It’s recommended that you take 1,600 mg- 3,000 mg of omega-3 fats from high-quality fish oil brands such as Nordic Naturals or Thorne.  &lt;/span&gt;&lt;/p&gt; &lt;p&gt;&amp;nbsp;&lt;/p&gt; &lt;p&gt;&lt;img class="wp-image-29818 size-large aligncenter" src="https://topdoctormagazine.com/wp-content/uploads/2024/01/crucialkeys2-1024x536.png" alt="" width="1024" height="536" /&gt;&lt;/p&gt; &lt;p&gt;&amp;nbsp;&lt;/p&gt; &lt;p&gt;&lt;span style="font-weight: 400;"&gt;Next, in order to ensure your sexual health is outstanding, you must protect and optimize your nitric oxide production, which is a linchpin for proper blood flow. Nitric oxide is a magical substance produced in our blood vessels, responsible for vasodilation, preventing arterial plaque buildup, aiding in brain function, improving wound healing, managing proper blood pressure, and your erections depend on it.  &lt;/span&gt;&lt;/p&gt; &lt;p&gt;&amp;nbsp;&lt;/p&gt; &lt;p&gt;&lt;span style="font-weight: 400;"&gt;Several products that we’ve traditionally used on a daily basis, which you should avoid, have a detrimental effect on our nitric oxide production. Here are two that you are likely using daily right now. First is mouthwash, which contains chlorhexidine, which destroys the nitric oxide-producing bacteria inside your mouth. The second is to avoid any toothpaste which contains triclosan. Triclosan is an antibacterial substance that kills the good bacteria in your mouth and has a detrimental effect on nitric oxide production. The sooner you get rid of these, the sooner you’ll be on track for ideal NO2 Production. As a tip, you can substitute your toothpaste for Dr. Bronner’s toothpaste, which I personally use and recommend. &lt;/span&gt;&lt;/p&gt; &lt;p&gt;&amp;nbsp;&lt;/p&gt; &lt;p&gt;&lt;span style="font-weight: 400;"&gt;For thriving erectile health, you need to nurture your mental health through stress management. I’ve had a lot of male clients who had erectile dysfunction when they began working with me, and much of it was due to unmanaged stress and anxiety. Some of them would use Cialis, Viagra, arginine, and various other products to try and deal with erectile dysfunction. The products would help manage some of the symptoms in the short term but never solve the problem. We had to get to the bottom of what was causing the stress and anxiety. Some of the causes were poor self-image, career stress, relationship stress, family issues, feeling like they did not have a mission in life, or a schedule demand that was hyper-stressful and unsustainable.&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/p&gt; &lt;p&gt;&amp;nbsp;&lt;/p&gt; &lt;p&gt;&lt;img class="wp-image-29821 size-large aligncenter" src="https://topdoctormagazine.com/wp-content/uploads/2024/01/crucialkeys3-819x1024.png" alt="" width="819" height="1024" /&gt;&lt;/p&gt; &lt;p&gt;&amp;nbsp;&lt;/p&gt; &lt;p&gt;&lt;span style="font-weight: 400;"&gt;We worked on different forms of stress management. I would have some of my clients get involved in activities such as boxing, jiu-jitsu, meditation, hiking, running, sauna, or lifting weights. Other clients had to have crucial and difficult conversations with people to get closure on personal issues or issues in the workplace. Once we got to the bottom of the issues and came up with a method to deal with them, their sexual dysfunction improved soon after. &lt;/span&gt;&lt;/p&gt; &lt;p&gt;&amp;nbsp;&lt;/p&gt; &lt;p&gt;&lt;span style="font-weight: 400;"&gt;The last piece of the puzzle is exercise. Men, it’s imperative that you include intense resistance training and cardiovascular exercise if you want to thrive. Resistance training helps you build muscle, promotes testosterone production, builds strength, and forges your character. The journey of building muscle and strength allows you to learn what your body is capable of. That journey to creating the body you desire is an investment in your mental health, which ultimately affects your sexual health and heart health. The more confident you become and the healthier you are, the better your sexual health will be, which has a direct effect on the quality of your intimate relationships. Also, intense resistance training creates an elevation in testosterone and the release of endorphins, which helps you improve your hormonal health and ultimately your healthspan. The most fun part of building muscle is that it helps to shape the body you’ve always wanted, which your partner won’t be able to keep their hands off of.&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/p&gt; &lt;p&gt;&amp;nbsp;&lt;/p&gt; &lt;p&gt;&lt;span style="font-weight: 400;"&gt;Men, your sexual health and heart health are both areas you have significant control over. By applying what I’ve taught, you can create unshakable confidence, be a beast in the sheets, and live a long, strong, healthy life.&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/p&gt; &lt;p&gt;&amp;nbsp;&lt;/p&gt; &lt;p&gt;&lt;img class="wp-image-29822 alignnone size-large" src="https://topdoctormagazine.com/wp-content/uploads/2024/01/crucialkeys4-819x1024.png" alt="" width="819" height="1024" /&gt;&lt;/p&gt; &lt;p&gt;&amp;nbsp;&lt;/p&gt; &lt;p&gt;&lt;strong&gt;Christian Palmer&lt;/strong&gt;&lt;/p&gt; &lt;p&gt;&lt;span style="font-weight: 400;"&gt;Men’s Health Specialist&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/p&gt; &lt;p&gt;&lt;span style="font-weight: 400;"&gt;PN2 Nutritionist&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/p&gt; &lt;p&gt;&lt;span style="font-weight: 400;"&gt;Writer For Muscle &amp;amp; Fitness&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/p&gt; &lt;p&gt;&lt;span style="font-weight: 400;"&gt;Owner Of Relentless Fitness And Nutrition&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/p&gt; &lt;p&gt;&amp;nbsp;&lt;/p&gt; &lt;p&gt;&lt;strong&gt;You can contact me at:&lt;/strong&gt;&lt;/p&gt; &lt;p&gt;&lt;a href="https://relentlessfitnessandnutrition.com"&gt;&lt;span style="font-weight: 400;"&gt;https://relentlessfitnessandnutrition.com&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/a&gt;&lt;span style="font-weight: 400;"&gt;  &lt;/span&gt;&lt;/p&gt; &lt;p&gt;&lt;a href="mailto:christianfpalmer@gmail.com"&gt;&lt;span style="font-weight: 400;"&gt;christianfpalmer@gmail.com&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/a&gt;&lt;span style="font-weight: 400;"&gt; &lt;/span&gt;&lt;/p&gt; &lt;p&gt;&amp;nbsp;&lt;/p&gt; &lt;p&gt;&lt;strong&gt;Follow me at:&lt;/strong&gt;&lt;/p&gt; &lt;p&gt;&lt;span style="font-weight: 400;"&gt;IG: @christianfpalmer&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/p&gt; &lt;p&gt;&lt;span style="font-weight: 400;"&gt;FB: Christian Palmer&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/p&gt; &lt;p&gt;&lt;span style="font-weight: 400;"&gt;Twitter: @chrisfpalmer&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/p&gt; &lt;p&gt;&amp;nbsp;&lt;/p&gt; &lt;p&gt;&lt;em&gt;&lt;span style="font-weight: 400;"&gt;You can view more content on my Muscle&amp;amp;Fitness + channel: Relentless Fitness And Nutrition.&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/em&gt;&lt;/p&gt; &lt;p&gt;&amp;nbsp;&lt;/p&gt; &lt;p&gt;&lt;span style="font-weight: 400;"&gt;If you are interested in the nitric oxide supplement I mentioned, you can find it at: &lt;/span&gt;&lt;a href="https://n1o1.com/product/n1o1-nitric-oxide-lozenges/"&gt;&lt;span style="font-weight: 400;"&gt;https://n1o1.com/product/n1o1-nitric-oxide-lozenges/&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/a&gt;&lt;span style="font-weight: 400;"&gt; &lt;/span&gt;&lt;/p&gt; &lt;p&gt;&lt;span style="font-weight: 400;"&gt;Use my code for 10% off:&lt;strong&gt; CPALMER10&lt;/strong&gt; &lt;/span&gt;&lt;/p&gt; &lt;p&gt;&amp;nbsp;&lt;/p&gt; &lt;p&gt;&lt;span style="font-weight: 400;"&gt;For special appearances, speaking events, seminars, special events, and podcast appearances, contact Christian at &lt;strong&gt;christianfpalmer@gmail.com&lt;/strong&gt;&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/p&gt;&lt;/div&gt; &lt;/div&gt; &lt;/div&gt; &lt;/div&gt; &lt;/div&gt;</description> <images>https://topdoctormagazine.com/wp-content/uploads/2024/01/crucialkeyscover.png</images> <url>https://topdoctormagazine.com/wellness/the-crucial-keys-to-outstanding-sexual-performance-and-long-lasting-heart-health/</url> </article> <article> <ID>29827</ID> <title>PNOĒ: Breathing New Life into Your Well-being</title> <publishDate>2024-02-01 16:39:08</publishDate> <description>&lt;div class="et_pb_section et_pb_section_30 et_section_regular" &gt; &lt;div class="et_pb_row et_pb_row_30"&gt; &lt;div class="et_pb_column et_pb_column_4_4 et_pb_column_30 et_pb_css_mix_blend_mode_passthrough et-last-child"&gt; &lt;div class="et_pb_module et_pb_text et_pb_text_30 et_pb_text_align_left et_pb_bg_layout_light"&gt; &lt;div class="et_pb_text_inner"&gt;&lt;span style="font-weight: 400;"&gt;In the ever-evolving landscape of wellness, the need for precision and personalized plans has become imperative. PNOĒ (pronounced pen-oh-wee) is a groundbreaking science-based system that has been independently validated, with clinical-grade accuracy, surpassing generic traditional health assessments and transforming wellness strategies into a personalized experience. In 10 minutes, PNOĒ unveils 23 biomarkers, exploring facets like metabolism, cellular function, brain health, posture, and biological age without any invasive labwork. Just by simply sitting and breathing!&lt;/span&gt;&#13; &#13; &lt;span style="font-weight: 400;"&gt;No longer confined to generic prescriptions, PNOĒ stands as the vanguard of personalized health, seamlessly blending technology with a profound understanding of each individual's health needs. It offers a unique exploration into the intricacies of one's biology simply through breathing. As we delve into the details of PNOĒ breath analysis, let's unravel how this non-invasive test is shaping the wellness narrative for both practitioners and clients.&lt;/span&gt;&#13; &#13; &amp;nbsp;&#13; &#13; &lt;img class="wp-image-29835 alignnone size-large" src="https://topdoctormagazine.com/wp-content/uploads/2024/01/pnoe1-819x1024.png" alt="" width="819" height="1024" /&gt;&#13; &#13; &amp;nbsp;&#13; &#13; &lt;b&gt;PNOĒ's Comprehensive Solution for Health and Wellness Businesses&lt;/b&gt;&#13; &#13; &lt;span style="font-weight: 400;"&gt;In the expansive realm of wellness, where opportunities abound, nutrition stands as a significant yet often overlooked aspect. It's recognized as the biggest missed opportunity for many health and wellness businesses. The endeavor to integrate nutrition planning often proves challenging for health practices, marked by attempts that falter due to the complexities involved. Hiring dietitians, investing in new software, and maintaining client engagement pose formidable obstacles in which businesses or practices aren’t successful. “&lt;/span&gt;&lt;a href="https://pnoe.com/metabolic-health/?utm_term=pnoe&amp;amp;utm_campaign=BT+-+Branded&amp;amp;utm_source=adwords&amp;amp;utm_medium=ppc&amp;amp;hsa_acc=1734573078&amp;amp;hsa_cam=20682130269&amp;amp;hsa_grp=151653340941&amp;amp;hsa_ad=677834445241&amp;amp;hsa_src=g&amp;amp;hsa_tgt=aud-1462052143332:kwd-448918612259&amp;amp;hsa_kw=pnoe&amp;amp;hsa_mt=p&amp;amp;hsa_net=adwords&amp;amp;hsa_ver=3&amp;amp;gad_source=1&amp;amp;gclid=CjwKCAiA7t6sBhAiEiwAsaieYhFOMgvrDlrqcThI5HVD4Kvv1q62Ckqm5g17Ezp63sf4J0gWcTtZwxoCfIIQAvD_BwE"&gt;&lt;b&gt;Nine out of ten diets a person tries will fail.&lt;/b&gt;&lt;/a&gt;&lt;span style="font-weight: 400;"&gt; It’s not a matter of willpower; it is because there were never meant to work for the person’s metabolism.” - From the PNOĒ Team&lt;/span&gt;&lt;span style="font-weight: 400;"&gt;.&lt;/span&gt;&lt;span style="font-weight: 400;"&gt;1&lt;/span&gt;&#13; &#13; &lt;span style="font-weight: 400;"&gt;Recognizing this gap, PNOĒ steps in as a transformative solution, not just addressing but resolving these challenges practitioners and physicians face with clientele. We understand that nutrition planning has the potential to be the most lucrative aspect of any practice. Unlike previous attempts, PNOĒ offers a comprehensive package that eliminates the hurdles of hiring, software acquisition, and client engagement. By seamlessly integrating registered dietitians, clinical-grade metabolic testing, and cutting-edge diet planning software, PNOĒ elevates nutrition to the forefront of your practice. In doing so, it not only fills the missed opportunity but also positions nutrition planning as an integral and lucrative component of your wellness endeavors.&lt;/span&gt;&#13; &#13; &amp;nbsp;&#13; &#13; &lt;img class="wp-image-29832 size-large aligncenter" src="https://topdoctormagazine.com/wp-content/uploads/2024/01/pnoe2-1024x536.png" alt="" width="1024" height="536" /&gt;&#13; &#13; &amp;nbsp;&#13; &#13; &lt;b&gt;&lt;i&gt;How it Works: Test, Consult, Treat, and Implement the Program&lt;/i&gt;&lt;/b&gt;&#13; &#13; &lt;span style="font-weight: 400;"&gt;At the core of PNOĒ lies a streamlined process integrating advanced technology with personalized care—transforming data into actionable insights.&lt;/span&gt;&#13; &lt;ul&gt;&#13; &lt;li style="font-weight: 400;" aria-level="1"&gt;&lt;b&gt;Test:&lt;/b&gt;&lt;span style="font-weight: 400;"&gt; PNOĒ redefines health assessments, offering a swift and comprehensive analysis in under 10 minutes. With lab-grade accuracy and a non-invasive approach, it delves into the essence of metabolism, measuring vital parameters like VO2 max, metabolic rate, and biological age.&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/li&gt;&#13; &lt;li style="font-weight: 400;" aria-level="1"&gt;&lt;b&gt;Consult: &lt;/b&gt;&lt;span style="font-weight: 400;"&gt;PNOĒ's clinical precision identifies potential health risks within your metabolic profile, going beyond data points to provide intricate understanding.&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/li&gt;&#13; &lt;li style="font-weight: 400;" aria-level="1"&gt;&lt;b&gt;Treat:&lt;/b&gt;&lt;span style="font-weight: 400;"&gt; Armed with metabolic insights, PNOĒ crafts personalized treatment plans tailored to individual needs—a journey towards optimal health.&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/li&gt;&#13; &lt;li style="font-weight: 400;" aria-level="1"&gt;&lt;b&gt;Implement the Program:&lt;/b&gt;&lt;span style="font-weight: 400;"&gt; PNOĒ seamlessly integrates findings into actionable programs through the Precision app, synchronizing with your practice's services.&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/li&gt;&#13; &lt;/ul&gt;&#13; &lt;span style="font-weight: 400;"&gt;PNOĒ's commitment extends beyond the individual breath test; it's a holistic ecosystem designed to elevate and complement a healthcare business's wellness practices. Your metabolism becomes a roadmap toward a healthier, more vibrant life. The synergy between technology and personalized care is apparent. It's not merely a test; it's a narrative of well-being, where every breath holds the promise of a healthier future.&lt;/span&gt;&#13; &#13; &amp;nbsp;&#13; &#13; &lt;img class="wp-image-29836 size-large aligncenter" src="https://topdoctormagazine.com/wp-content/uploads/2024/01/pnoe3-819x1024.png" alt="" width="819" height="1024" /&gt;&#13; &#13; &amp;nbsp;&#13; &#13; &lt;b&gt;&lt;i&gt;Applications in Wellness:&lt;/i&gt;&lt;/b&gt;&#13; &#13; &lt;span style="font-weight: 400;"&gt;In the realm of wellness, PNOĒ breath analysis emerges as a transformative force, reshaping personalized health interventions. It infuses precision into every facet, tailoring nutrition plans and exercise routines to individual metabolic nuances. PNOĒ is a powerful ally for fitness professionals and healthcare practitioners. It guides strategies for improving heart and lung fitness, optimizing metabolic rates, and enhancing overall well-being. PNOĒ penetrates the core of individual health, directing wellness journeys toward precision and efficacy.&lt;/span&gt;&#13; &#13; &lt;span style="font-weight: 400;"&gt;At the peak of individual wellness, PNOĒ's benefits are profound, empowering individuals with a deep understanding of their own individual biology. Each breath becomes a conscious step toward understanding how to obtain optimal health beyond vague goals you may make for yourself, which may not actually apply to your health how you think they will. PNOĒ extends beyond testing, offering a support system with dietitians and metabolic testing. There is absolutely no guesswork!&lt;/span&gt;&#13; &#13; &lt;span style="font-weight: 400;"&gt;Beyond immediate advantages, PNOĒ's true value lies in the longevity and quality of life it catalyzes—an investment in a healthier, more resilient future. PNOĒ places well-being in individuals' hands, embracing a proactive approach to one’s healthcare. As PNOĒ redefines the wellness dictionary, each breath becomes a testament to empowerment in one's journey toward everlasting wellness.&lt;/span&gt;&#13; &#13; &lt;span style="font-weight: 400;"&gt;Embark on a journey to optimal health through the power of your breath with PNOĒ. Connect with a PNOĒ analysis practitioner to unlock the secrets of non-invasive health optimization. Your breath holds the key to longevity, and PNOĒ is your guide to achieving vitality through personalized insights. 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Please mention this article and use Promo Code &lt;strong&gt;PNOEASHLEIGHT&lt;/strong&gt; to enjoy an exclusive 15% discount.&lt;/span&gt;&#13; &#13; &amp;nbsp;&#13;&lt;/div&gt; &lt;/div&gt; &lt;/div&gt; &lt;/div&gt; &lt;/div&gt;</description> <images>https://topdoctormagazine.com/wp-content/uploads/2024/01/pnoecover.png</images> <url>https://topdoctormagazine.com/wellness/pnoe-breathing-new-life-into-your-well-being/</url> </article> <article> <ID>29844</ID> <title>Regenerative Medicine and Nutrition: An Interview with Dr. Benjamin Arthur</title> <publishDate>2024-02-01 16:33:15</publishDate> <description>&lt;div class="et_pb_section et_pb_section_31 et_section_regular" &gt; &lt;div class="et_pb_row et_pb_row_31"&gt; &lt;div class="et_pb_column et_pb_column_4_4 et_pb_column_31 et_pb_css_mix_blend_mode_passthrough et-last-child"&gt; &lt;div class="et_pb_module et_pb_text et_pb_text_31 et_pb_text_align_left et_pb_bg_layout_light"&gt; &lt;div class="et_pb_text_inner"&gt;&lt;p&gt;&lt;span style="font-weight: 400;"&gt;INFORMNITY, LLC. is a company that creates novel technologies and identifies new applications for already existing technologies, integrating them in multi- and cross-disciplinary systems. The company seeks to co-opt and support nature's engineering and crafting of processes. They also provide an intellectual framework and financial partnerships ranging from cell therapy (stem cell products such as tissue allografts, suspensions, and wound healing patches) to regenerative medicine, which supports and encourages the body to heal naturally and has no significant side effects. The mission of INFORMNITY is to “&lt;/span&gt;&lt;span style="font-weight: 400;"&gt;offer the highest quality of safe and scientifically-based products and services that support the best health outcomes at lower financial cost with no adverse health side effects,” according to their &lt;/span&gt;&lt;a href="https://goaltherapeutics.com/about-us/"&gt;&lt;span style="font-weight: 400;"&gt;website&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/a&gt;&lt;span style="font-weight: 400;"&gt;.&lt;/span&gt;&lt;span style="font-weight: 400;"&gt;1&lt;/span&gt;&lt;span style="font-weight: 400;"&gt; &lt;/span&gt;&lt;/p&gt; &lt;p&gt;&amp;nbsp;&lt;/p&gt; &lt;p&gt;&lt;span style="font-weight: 400;"&gt;Dr. Benjamin Arthur, the founder and chairman of INFORMNITY, LLC., has become a prominent figure in regenerative medicine. He is also the founder of The Right Shake, LLC., which is a company focused on using meal replacements customized to each person's needs based on genetic profiles. Among his other companies, Dr. Arthur is a co-founder and partner of PolyRegen Biosciences, Provitx, and Renover.  &lt;/span&gt;&lt;/p&gt; &lt;p&gt;&amp;nbsp;&lt;/p&gt; &lt;p&gt;&lt;span style="font-weight: 400;"&gt;“I've always been interested in trying to help people through our knowledge and development of new technologies and cutting-edge scientific discoveries from a multi- and cross-disciplinary perspective. So, I was initially involved with a lot of studies specializing in the area of Molecular Genetics and Behavioral Neuroscience and formulating bioscience models by application of mathematics to medical systems,” Dr. Arthur shared. &lt;/span&gt;&lt;/p&gt; &lt;p&gt;&amp;nbsp;&lt;/p&gt; &lt;p&gt;&lt;img class="wp-image-29849 size-large aligncenter" src="https://topdoctormagazine.com/wp-content/uploads/2024/02/doctorarthur1-819x1024.png" alt="" width="819" height="1024" /&gt;&lt;/p&gt; &lt;p&gt;&amp;nbsp;&lt;/p&gt; &lt;p&gt;&lt;span style="font-weight: 400;"&gt;He was a senior research scientist at the University of Zurich, where he helped train graduate students on manipulating genes in the brain to study instinctive behavior and more. Dr. Arthur has received his experience and training from some distinguished institutions such as the Johns Hopkins School of Medicine in Baltimore, MD and the Mayo Clinic, Rochester, MN, for practical training in basic medical and clinical research, the California Institute of Technology, University of Zurich, and Swiss Federal University, Zurich, ETHZ for molecular genetics and neuroinformatics, the Courant Institute, NYU for Applied Mathematics, and the Wharton School of Business an UPenn Engineering for Technology Management. He spent years of his time in Regenerative Medicine while receiving his degrees and doctorates in medically related fields on scholarships and fellowships he earned. Dr. Arthur returned to Zurich, Switzerland, after an NIH postdoctoral Fellowship in the USA to conduct research and train students in neurogenetics and behavioral ecology. It was during this time that he discovered and named a new “organ,” Prolatus, in one of the animal models in his efforts to unravel the mechanism of the enigmatic female cryptic choice phenomena in sexual selection. After spending his time training and teaching others, he wanted to enter the commercial space to help real people with his research and studies. &lt;/span&gt;&lt;/p&gt; &lt;p&gt;&amp;nbsp;&lt;/p&gt; &lt;p&gt;&lt;span style="font-weight: 400;"&gt;“I wanted to enter the commercial space because I wanted to be able to use some of the capabilities I had learned to address problems that people face today within the medical area,” he shared. &lt;/span&gt;&lt;/p&gt; &lt;p&gt;&amp;nbsp;&lt;/p&gt; &lt;p&gt;&lt;span style="font-weight: 400;"&gt;When he first decided to enter the commercial space, Dr. Arthur went to UPenn to study business and engineering at the master's level. He co-founded a technology consulting company called Ventis, which helped companies take technology and translate it from the laboratory to a minimal viable product. Ventis helped these mostly startup companies establish their technology businesses, raise funds, and develop optimal exit strategies. &lt;/span&gt;&lt;/p&gt; &lt;p&gt;&amp;nbsp;&lt;/p&gt; &lt;p&gt;&lt;span style="font-weight: 400;"&gt;“I help people choose the kind of lifestyle that will optimize their life because, in the medical field, it is as important to know what kind of patient you have as what kind of health issue they are presenting, paraphrasing from Sir William Osler’s quote of Parry of Bath. So, it pays to know your patient’s genetics! Also, prevention is key. The sooner you understand your unique situation and start taking measures to deal with any eventualities, the better. A stitch in time saves nine! ” he said. &lt;/span&gt;&lt;/p&gt; &lt;p&gt;&amp;nbsp;&lt;/p&gt; &lt;p&gt;&lt;span style="font-weight: 400;"&gt;Individualization in the medical field is vital since every single body is different, and personalized precision healthcare can help with this. Through his multi-disciplinary research integrating discoveries and technologies from various disciplines, including molecular genetics, applied mathematics and regenerative medicine, Dr. Arthur is able to bridge the gap between an individual's specific needs and what the medical field has to offer as solutions to many issues that require personalization in order to be addressed suitably. &lt;/span&gt;&lt;/p&gt; &lt;p&gt;&amp;nbsp;&lt;/p&gt; &lt;p&gt;&lt;img class="wp-image-29850 size-large aligncenter" src="https://topdoctormagazine.com/wp-content/uploads/2024/02/drarthur2-819x1024.png" alt="" width="819" height="1024" /&gt;&lt;/p&gt; &lt;p&gt;&amp;nbsp;&lt;/p&gt; &lt;p&gt;&lt;span style="font-weight: 400;"&gt;Genetics and Nutrition: The Right Shake LLC&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/p&gt; &lt;p&gt;&lt;i&gt;&lt;span style="font-weight: 400;"&gt;“Let food be thy medicine and medicine thy food” - Hippocrates 400 BC. &lt;/span&gt;&lt;/i&gt;&lt;/p&gt; &lt;p&gt;&amp;nbsp;&lt;/p&gt; &lt;p&gt;&lt;a href="https://www.mayo.edu/research/centers-programs/center-regenerative-biotherapeutics/about/about-regenerative-medicine#:~:text=Regenerative%20medicine%20is%20focused%20on,heal%20itself%20in%20many%20ways."&gt;&lt;span style="font-weight: 400;"&gt;Regenerative medicine &lt;/span&gt;&lt;/a&gt;&lt;span style="font-weight: 400;"&gt;is “focused on developing &lt;/span&gt;&lt;span style="font-weight: 400;"&gt;and applying new treatments to heal tissues and organs and restore function lost due to aging, disease, damage, or defects,” according to the Mayo Clinic.&lt;/span&gt;&lt;span style="font-weight: 400;"&gt;2&lt;/span&gt;&lt;span style="font-weight: 400;"&gt; The idea behind regenerative medicine is to offer a holistic approach to medicine and aid the body in repairing itself. Certain diseases are challenging to resolve on their own, but regenerative medicine focuses beyond disease management to find options to support the body in its well-being.&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/p&gt; &lt;p&gt;&amp;nbsp;&lt;/p&gt; &lt;p&gt;&lt;span style="font-weight: 400;"&gt;Our products range from aesthetic applications, supporting sustainable wrinkle removal, hair regrowth and thickening, scar removal, and medical applications supporting Osteoarthritis, Neuropathy, sexual health, diabetes, Parkinson’s Disease, and chronic wound healing, without any significant side effects. Some of our products have shown great promise in managing the internal and external aging process, also referred to as the anti-aging process.&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/p&gt; &lt;p&gt;&amp;nbsp;&lt;/p&gt; &lt;p&gt;&lt;span style="font-weight: 400;"&gt;Regenerative Medicine outcomes are greatly enhanced when the body has been optimally prepared via nutrigenetics. That is essentially personalizing nutrition according to each individual’s unique genetic profile.&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/p&gt; &lt;p&gt;&amp;nbsp;&lt;/p&gt; &lt;p&gt;&lt;span style="font-weight: 400;"&gt;The Right Shake, LLC., produces total meal replacement shakes based on each individual’s unique genetic profile. The ingredients are from natural sources, free of any artificial agents. Every individual has a unique “Goldilocks zone.” If each individual kept within the confines of their personal zone, the expectation is that they would maximize the benefits and minimize of the potential adverse effects of epigenetic factors, etc. Dr. Arthur founded this company in search of helping others based on what their genetic makeup already presented.  &lt;/span&gt;&lt;/p&gt; &lt;p&gt;&amp;nbsp;&lt;/p&gt; &lt;p&gt;&lt;i&gt;&lt;span style="font-weight: 400;"&gt;One-size-does-not-fit-all.&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/i&gt;&lt;/p&gt; &lt;p&gt;&amp;nbsp;&lt;/p&gt; &lt;p&gt;&lt;span style="font-weight: 400;"&gt;Out of a study of about 17,000 people, the research showed the subjects fell into clearly distinct groups in their relative efficiencies in how many calories they could burn or differentially store as body fat depending on which macronutrient was the source of the calories consumed. Some groups burned more calories from endurance exercise, while others burned more from speed exercises comparatively. The results from the studies support the general observation that everyone is different in terms of burning calories depending on the macronutrient source or exercise type. &lt;/span&gt;&lt;/p&gt; &lt;p&gt;&amp;nbsp;&lt;/p&gt; &lt;p&gt;&lt;span style="font-weight: 400;"&gt;Lifestyle, epigenetics, and genetics factors feature prominently in the relationship between genetics and nutrition. Although most of the nutrition we consume may be potentially beneficial, it may also have potentially detrimental consequences, short-term or long-term. To aid people in nutrition optimization, Dr. Arthur and his team have formulated products to facilitate a personalized, healthy nutritional balance based on their lifestyles and unique genetic profiles.&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/p&gt; &lt;p&gt;&amp;nbsp;&lt;/p&gt; &lt;p&gt;&lt;span style="font-weight: 400;"&gt;“We obtain the ingredients from natural sources since those tend to include all the necessary complementary components designed to work in concert as in nature. Moreover, the packaging, storage, and ease of consumption undergo continual improvements to make it as convenient as possible,” he shared. &lt;/span&gt;&lt;/p&gt; &lt;p&gt;&amp;nbsp;&lt;/p&gt; &lt;p&gt;&lt;span style="font-weight: 400;"&gt;Although these shakes are offered as whole meal replacements, the company recommends that natural food be included in the entire day’s meal plan to cover any important bases their current technology may have missed. They are simply to aid busy people in their journey to optimize health and wellness. &lt;/span&gt;&lt;/p&gt; &lt;p&gt;&amp;nbsp;&lt;/p&gt; &lt;p&gt;&lt;span style="font-weight: 400;"&gt;“So now, for the first time in human history, we have the tools to pretty much be able to figure out a lot of things about a person’s genetic profile. And so we're approaching the capability to write an individualized manual on how each person could optimally run their daily lives based on their very own unique genetic profile. We can include what foods to eat and when to eat, when to sleep, what exercises to do, and in general how to navigate this whole minefield of life,” Dr. Arthur shared. &lt;/span&gt;&lt;/p&gt; &lt;p&gt;&amp;nbsp;&lt;/p&gt; &lt;p&gt;&lt;span style="font-weight: 400;"&gt;Nutrition is foundational in a person’s life. It affects an individual's health constantly and alters people's direction in life with their health journeys. &lt;/span&gt;&lt;/p&gt; &lt;p&gt;&amp;nbsp;&lt;/p&gt; &lt;p&gt;&lt;span style="font-weight: 400;"&gt;“Genetics will give a person the baseline of where you are and the ‘chassis’ on which you are operating from to interact with external conditions, and that may provide some insight in personalizing interactions and corresponding outcomes,” he said. &lt;/span&gt;&lt;/p&gt; &lt;p&gt;&amp;nbsp;&lt;/p&gt; &lt;p&gt;&lt;span style="font-weight: 400;"&gt;Technological advancements have created an emerging path that specialists can use to optimize the lives of people around the world. Human health can be improved through the use of technology that can give a baseline for approaches in further development. A person’s life can be fixed so long as they set their mind to allowing technology to help create a unique plan for their development. Technology is not perfect, though. &lt;/span&gt;&lt;/p&gt; &lt;p&gt;&amp;nbsp;&lt;/p&gt; &lt;p&gt;&lt;span style="font-weight: 400;"&gt;“As long as our technologies are not up to perfection, we need to try to mimic nature as much as possible. We must learn from nature and exploit its well-evolved processes and systems as much as possible. The inadequacy of our current technologies is manifest in many areas of our industries. For example, how well are we able to identify all the necessary factors on a ‘ligand’ occurring in nature and reproduce it accurately enough for the receptor in nature to perceive it and interact with it as the naturally occurring ‘ligand’ with which it has co-evolved for several millennia? Several of the adverse side effects of laboratory-synthesized medications are consequences of being blind to subtle nuances of the natural systems due to our current technological limitations. Choosing to do things naturally is better because we don't even have the technology yet to replicate the whole ensemble, meaning all the relevant components and their specialized interactions,” Dr. Arthur said. &lt;/span&gt;&lt;/p&gt; &lt;p&gt;&amp;nbsp;&lt;/p&gt; &lt;p&gt;&lt;img class="wp-image-29851 size-large aligncenter" src="https://topdoctormagazine.com/wp-content/uploads/2024/02/drarthur3-819x1024.png" alt="" width="819" height="1024" /&gt;&lt;/p&gt; &lt;p&gt;&amp;nbsp;&lt;/p&gt; &lt;p&gt;&lt;span style="font-weight: 400;"&gt;The Future of Personalized Regenerative Medicine &lt;/span&gt;&lt;/p&gt; &lt;p&gt;&lt;span style="font-weight: 400;"&gt;It is most ideal for the body to repair, regenerate, and rejuvenate naturally. The body knows itself the best in terms of what it needs, such as the right factors and dosing. Regenerative medicine is a discipline that promotes this repair and regeneration in patients. By providing essential cellular and biological support over a foundation prepared by personalized nutrition, this brand of regenerative medicine can change the course of someone’s life and what they can expect for their future. Dr. Arthur’s approach to regenerative medicine starts with each individual’s unique genetic blueprint as the foundation that guides finding a new path based on the patient’s current information to create a new course of action toward a healthier future. &lt;/span&gt;&lt;/p&gt; &lt;p&gt;&amp;nbsp;&lt;/p&gt; &lt;p&gt;&lt;span style="font-weight: 400;"&gt;“If you are able to give the body what it needs, it is generally able to repair and regenerate itself. You will be healthier. Our products are designed to provide a personalized ‘Goldilocks zone’ type of support that could optimize their health and wellness. That is what people need,” he shared. &lt;/span&gt;&lt;/p&gt; &lt;p&gt;&amp;nbsp;&lt;/p&gt; &lt;p&gt;&lt;span style="font-weight: 400;"&gt;AI, coupled with quantum computing, presents incalculable potential for regenerative medicine. Dr. Arthur believes that mathematics is the key anchor that could be used to optimize the capabilities. Mathematics is essentially the most precise “language” we know. Simplistically, algebra could help with better characterization of complex structures, and analysis could help with the characterization of the relationships among these complex structures. The challenge is that we need to develop more mathematics that is better suited to modeling biological phenomena. It has to minimize reductionism and be able to handle the dynamics of an ensemble made up of heterogenous parts and their nonlinear interactions and individual variations in the time dimension.    &lt;/span&gt;&lt;/p&gt; &lt;p&gt;&amp;nbsp;&lt;/p&gt; &lt;p&gt;&lt;span style="font-weight: 400;"&gt;“In my opinion, it is time for us to progress from our current reductionist approach to complex systems, which is too limiting to a more holistic approach. In most natural systems, the components work together like an ensemble. So, we must not only develop our way of thinking beyond the current binary ‘yes’ or ‘no’ but also be able to conceptualize and formulate models that are able to capture the complexities in real life and nature faithfully. In real life, some situations are not only partially a ‘yes’ or a ‘no’ but also anything in between, depending on the situation. We should develop the capability to deal with gray areas. Models are, after all, a summary of our comprehension of the object under discussion”. Dr. Arthur concluded. &lt;/span&gt;&lt;/p&gt; &lt;p&gt;&amp;nbsp;&lt;/p&gt; &lt;p&gt;&lt;span style="font-weight: 400;"&gt;Dr. Benjamin Arthur has been in the field of regenerative health and technology for years. Through his research and innovation, he has aided 15 other companies in healthcare technology and helped many others, even in declining markets. His development of biologics for regenerative medicine and genetic test panels in pharmacogenomics and nutrigenomics for personalized healthcare are all in support of the emerging movement to shift the pervasive paradigm in medicine from the current “diagnose and treat” approach to the futuristic “predict and prevent” approach. To see a variety of products and care offered by INFORMNITY and affiliates, visit their &lt;/span&gt;&lt;a href="https://goaltherapeutics.com/"&gt;&lt;span style="font-weight: 400;"&gt;website&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/a&gt;&lt;span style="font-weight: 400;"&gt; at &lt;/span&gt;&lt;span style="font-weight: 400;"&gt;informnity.com. &lt;/span&gt;&lt;/p&gt;&lt;/div&gt; &lt;/div&gt; &lt;/div&gt; &lt;/div&gt; &lt;/div&gt;</description> <images>https://topdoctormagazine.com/wp-content/uploads/2024/02/dr.arthurcover.png</images> <url>https://topdoctormagazine.com/medicine/regenerative-medicine/regenerative-medicine-and-nutrition-an-interview-with-dr-benjamin-arthur/</url> </article> <article> <ID>29770</ID> <title>The Importance of Sleep for Physical and Mental Health</title> <publishDate>2024-01-26 18:31:11</publishDate> <description>&lt;div class="et_pb_section et_pb_section_32 et_section_regular" &gt; &lt;div class="et_pb_row et_pb_row_32"&gt; &lt;div class="et_pb_column et_pb_column_4_4 et_pb_column_32 et_pb_css_mix_blend_mode_passthrough et-last-child"&gt; &lt;div class="et_pb_module et_pb_text et_pb_text_32 et_pb_text_align_left et_pb_bg_layout_light"&gt; &lt;div class="et_pb_text_inner"&gt;&lt;p&gt;&lt;span style="font-weight: 400;"&gt;Ah, sleep. Thinking about it now makes me want to curl up in bed. Lie on comfy sheets and become enveloped under a soft, weighted blanket with a fluffy pillow supporting your head. It’s enough to make any of our eyelids heavy…and could show that we’re missing out on this key element of our health.&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/p&gt; &lt;p&gt;&amp;nbsp;&lt;/p&gt; &lt;p&gt;&lt;span style="font-weight: 400;"&gt;The truth is, when we miss out on sleep, we’re not depriving ourselves of a luxury. We’re robbing ourselves of a necessity that has more detrimental effects than grogginess.&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/p&gt; &lt;p&gt;&amp;nbsp;&lt;/p&gt; &lt;p&gt;&lt;span style="font-weight: 400;"&gt;Let’s take a look at the impacts of poor sleep and some practical steps for improving your sleep routine.&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/p&gt; &lt;p&gt;&amp;nbsp;&lt;/p&gt; &lt;h2&gt;&lt;b&gt;The Bad Effects&lt;/b&gt;&lt;/h2&gt; &lt;p&gt;&amp;nbsp;&lt;/p&gt; &lt;p&gt;&lt;span style="font-weight: 400;"&gt;First things first: let’s start with the bad things before you decide your mediocre sleep schedule is just fine.&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/p&gt; &lt;p&gt;&amp;nbsp;&lt;/p&gt; &lt;p&gt;&lt;span style="font-weight: 400;"&gt;When we’re stressed or overwhelmed, it’s easy to prioritize anything else but sleep. Even if we’re working to improve our health, sleep might be on the backburner. However, there are &lt;/span&gt;&lt;a href="https://www.healthline.com/health/sleep-deprivation/effects-on-body"&gt;&lt;span style="font-weight: 400;"&gt;serious consequences&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/a&gt;&lt;span style="font-weight: 400;"&gt; for not getting enough sleep—some of them lifelong. &lt;/span&gt;&lt;/p&gt; &lt;p&gt;&amp;nbsp;&lt;/p&gt; &lt;p&gt;&lt;span style="font-weight: 400;"&gt;Without enough sleep, you put your body at risk of:&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/p&gt; &lt;ul&gt; &lt;li style="font-weight: 400;" aria-level="1"&gt;&lt;span style="font-weight: 400;"&gt;Heart disease, high blood pressure, or diabetes&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/li&gt; &lt;li style="font-weight: 400;" aria-level="1"&gt;&lt;span style="font-weight: 400;"&gt;Weight gain&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/li&gt; &lt;li style="font-weight: 400;" aria-level="1"&gt;&lt;span style="font-weight: 400;"&gt;A weakened immune system&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/li&gt; &lt;li style="font-weight: 400;" aria-level="1"&gt;&lt;span style="font-weight: 400;"&gt;Lower libido&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/li&gt; &lt;/ul&gt; &lt;p&gt;&amp;nbsp;&lt;/p&gt; &lt;p&gt;&lt;img class="wp-image-29775 size-large aligncenter" src="https://topdoctormagazine.com/wp-content/uploads/2024/01/importanceofsleep1-1024x536.png" alt="" width="1024" height="536" /&gt;&lt;/p&gt; &lt;p&gt;&amp;nbsp;&lt;/p&gt; &lt;p&gt;&lt;span style="font-weight: 400;"&gt;Sleep is also instrumental to our mental health and cognitive function. If we miss it, we’re prone to:&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/p&gt; &lt;ul&gt; &lt;li style="font-weight: 400;" aria-level="1"&gt;&lt;span style="font-weight: 400;"&gt;Memory problems&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/li&gt; &lt;li style="font-weight: 400;" aria-level="1"&gt;&lt;span style="font-weight: 400;"&gt;Trouble focusing&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/li&gt; &lt;li style="font-weight: 400;" aria-level="1"&gt;&lt;span style="font-weight: 400;"&gt;Mood swings&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/li&gt; &lt;li style="font-weight: 400;" aria-level="1"&gt;&lt;span style="font-weight: 400;"&gt;Anxiety or depression&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/li&gt; &lt;/ul&gt; &lt;p&gt;&amp;nbsp;&lt;/p&gt; &lt;p&gt;&lt;span style="font-weight: 400;"&gt;If we want to work on our health, sleep ought to be the top priority.&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/p&gt; &lt;p&gt;&amp;nbsp;&lt;/p&gt; &lt;h2&gt;&lt;b&gt;How Much Sleep Do You Need?&lt;/b&gt;&lt;/h2&gt; &lt;p&gt;&amp;nbsp;&lt;/p&gt; &lt;p&gt;&lt;span style="font-weight: 400;"&gt;So, the real question is, how much is enough sleep, then? Most adults need at least &lt;/span&gt;&lt;a href="https://www.mayoclinic.org/healthy-lifestyle/adult-health/expert-answers/how-many-hours-of-sleep-are-enough/faq-20057898"&gt;&lt;span style="font-weight: 400;"&gt;seven hours of sleep&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/a&gt;&lt;span style="font-weight: 400;"&gt;. But if you struggle to stay awake when sitting still for some time, be it driving or watching a movie, you’re likely not getting enough sleep.&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/p&gt; &lt;p&gt;&amp;nbsp;&lt;/p&gt; &lt;h2&gt;&lt;b&gt;How to Improve Your Sleep Routine&lt;/b&gt;&lt;/h2&gt; &lt;p&gt;&amp;nbsp;&lt;/p&gt; &lt;h3&gt;&lt;b&gt;Get More Sleep&lt;/b&gt;&lt;/h3&gt; &lt;p&gt;&lt;span style="font-weight: 400;"&gt;Well, duh. But &lt;/span&gt;&lt;i&gt;&lt;span style="font-weight: 400;"&gt;you can’t&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/i&gt;&lt;span style="font-weight: 400;"&gt;, you say. Realistically, it might be tough for you to get an hour or two more sleep than you do now. If that’s the case, start slow, as you would with any habit. &lt;/span&gt;&lt;/p&gt; &lt;p&gt;&amp;nbsp;&lt;/p&gt; &lt;p&gt;&lt;span style="font-weight: 400;"&gt;You could start with just five minutes earlier tonight. That’s it. While that doesn’t sound like much, if you start making it five minutes earlier over some time, that starts to add up. Even if you increase it weekly, you’ll make it to about a half hour of more sleep in a month.&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/p&gt; &lt;p&gt;&amp;nbsp;&lt;/p&gt; &lt;p&gt;&lt;span style="font-weight: 400;"&gt;That said, quality matters as much as quantity in sleep. As such, you’ll want the most comfortable environment for sleep. Maybe it’s time to invest in a better pillow or sheets. If you’d do better in a darker room, get thicker curtains. Or, if every little creak in your house wakes you up, you might need a sound machine. Whatever it is, you deserve a good night’s rest!&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/p&gt; &lt;p&gt;&amp;nbsp;&lt;/p&gt; &lt;p&gt;&lt;img class="wp-image-29777 size-large aligncenter" src="https://topdoctormagazine.com/wp-content/uploads/2024/01/importance-of-sleep3-819x1024.png" alt="" width="819" height="1024" /&gt;&lt;/p&gt; &lt;p&gt;&amp;nbsp;&lt;/p&gt; &lt;h3&gt;&lt;b&gt;Create a Better Evening Routine&lt;/b&gt;&lt;/h3&gt; &lt;p&gt;&amp;nbsp;&lt;/p&gt; &lt;p&gt;&lt;span style="font-weight: 400;"&gt;While you want a good environment to sleep in, you also need to prepare yourself for sleep. Do you find yourself working late into the night? Or having intense discussions with someone? Maybe the last thing you do is scroll on your phone in bed before going to sleep. Any of these things can make it difficult to fall asleep. &lt;/span&gt;&lt;/p&gt; &lt;p&gt;&amp;nbsp;&lt;/p&gt; &lt;p&gt;&lt;span style="font-weight: 400;"&gt;So, what can you do? Have a clear-cut time when you begin prepping for bed. I’d suggest a couple of hours before your bedtime (and if you don’t have a bedtime, I’d establish one, too). During this time, start slowing your mind down for the evening. Perhaps you don’t do any work or answer emails past this point. Or, you don’t get on your phone after this point. Instead, read a book, soak in a bath, or whatever else you do to wind down.&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/p&gt; &lt;p&gt;&amp;nbsp;&lt;/p&gt; &lt;p&gt;&lt;span style="font-weight: 400;"&gt;Again, this might feel impossible to begin right away. So, set a very achievable goal tonight and slowly work toward a better evening routine.&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/p&gt; &lt;p&gt;&amp;nbsp;&lt;/p&gt; &lt;p&gt;&lt;img class="wp-image-29778 size-large aligncenter" src="https://topdoctormagazine.com/wp-content/uploads/2024/01/importanceofsleep2-819x1024.png" alt="" width="819" height="1024" /&gt;&lt;/p&gt; &lt;p&gt;&amp;nbsp;&lt;/p&gt; &lt;h2&gt;&lt;b&gt;Conclusion&lt;/b&gt;&lt;/h2&gt; &lt;p&gt;&lt;span style="font-weight: 400;"&gt;This new year, as we’re thinking about how to improve our health, make sure your sleep schedule is at the top of your list! After all, you know you want more of it, so why don’t you do yourself a favor and enjoy the sleep you’re meant to have?&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/p&gt; &lt;p&gt;&amp;nbsp;&lt;/p&gt; &lt;p&gt;&lt;span style="font-weight: 400;"&gt;References: &lt;/span&gt;&lt;/p&gt; &lt;p&gt;&lt;a href="https://www.healthline.com/health/sleep-deprivation/effects-on-body"&gt;&lt;span style="font-weight: 400;"&gt;https://www.healthline.com/health/sleep-deprivation/effects-on-body&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/a&gt;&lt;/p&gt; &lt;p&gt;&lt;a href="https://www.mayoclinic.org/healthy-lifestyle/adult-health/expert-answers/how-many-hours-of-sleep-are-enough/faq-20057898"&gt;&lt;span style="font-weight: 400;"&gt;https://www.mayoclinic.org/healthy-lifestyle/adult-health/expert-answers/how-many-hours-of-sleep-are-enough/faq-20057898&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/a&gt;&lt;span style="font-weight: 400;"&gt; &lt;/span&gt;&lt;/p&gt;&lt;/div&gt; &lt;/div&gt; &lt;/div&gt; &lt;/div&gt; &lt;/div&gt;</description> <images>https://topdoctormagazine.com/wp-content/uploads/2024/01/importanceofsleepcover.png</images> <url>https://topdoctormagazine.com/research/news/the-importance-of-sleep-for-physical-and-mental-health/</url> </article> <article> <ID>29738</ID> <title>Listen to Your Gut: Why You Need to Prioritize Gut Health This New Year</title> <publishDate>2024-01-04 21:18:07</publishDate> <description>&lt;div class="et_pb_section et_pb_section_33 et_section_regular" &gt; &lt;div class="et_pb_row et_pb_row_33"&gt; &lt;div class="et_pb_column et_pb_column_4_4 et_pb_column_33 et_pb_css_mix_blend_mode_passthrough et-last-child"&gt; &lt;div class="et_pb_module et_pb_text et_pb_text_33 et_pb_text_align_left et_pb_bg_layout_light"&gt; &lt;div class="et_pb_text_inner"&gt;&lt;p&gt;&lt;span style="font-weight: 400;"&gt;This new year, just like any other, we’re thinking about our health. Even if you’re not into resolutions, you still want to get back on track after enjoying yourself over the holidays. Whatever your goal is, there’s one vital component of your health that you must take care of, and it might be the last thing on your mind: your gut. And no, I’m not talking about the belly pooch from all the Christmas cookies.&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/p&gt; &lt;p&gt;&amp;nbsp;&lt;/p&gt; &lt;h2&gt;&lt;span style="font-weight: 400;"&gt;Why You Should Focus on Your Gut&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/h2&gt; &lt;p&gt;&lt;span style="font-weight: 400;"&gt;When we talk about your gut, we’re referring to the microorganisms in your intestines &lt;/span&gt;&lt;a href="https://www.healthline.com/health/gut-health#-What-is-the-gut-microbiome?"&gt;&lt;span style="font-weight: 400;"&gt;known as the “gut microbiome.”&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/a&gt;&lt;span style="font-weight: 400;"&gt; It’s where your body breaks down the food you eat. In this area, you have hundreds of bacteria and fungi. This is good bacteria, which helps us thrive and fight off disease. &lt;/span&gt;&lt;/p&gt; &lt;p&gt;&lt;span style="font-weight: 400;"&gt;So, what you eat impacts your gut. It might not be a surprise then that when our gut is unhealthy, we may experience discomforts like gas, bloating, nausea, or diarrhea. You may have also noticed that you tend to break out when you’re not eating well. And, of course, the scale usually isn’t the nicest after the holidays. &lt;/span&gt;&lt;/p&gt; &lt;p&gt;&lt;span style="font-weight: 400;"&gt;But poor gut health goes beyond all those things. &lt;/span&gt;&lt;a href="https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6682904/"&gt;&lt;span style="font-weight: 400;"&gt;Studies show poor gut health has been linked to&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/a&gt;&lt;span style="font-weight: 400;"&gt; cancer, heart problems, thyroid issues, diabetes, and rheumatoid arthritis, to name a few. &lt;/span&gt;&lt;a href="https://www.eviemagazine.com/post/gut-health-is-the-most-important-factor-for-mental-health-stress-management"&gt;&lt;span style="font-weight: 400;"&gt;Gut health is also instrumental to our mental health&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/a&gt;&lt;span style="font-weight: 400;"&gt;.&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/p&gt; &lt;p&gt;&lt;span style="font-weight: 400;"&gt;All that to say, your gut controls your health. If you focus just on gut health, then you can help alleviate a myriad of problems.&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/p&gt; &lt;p&gt;&amp;nbsp;&lt;/p&gt; &lt;p&gt;&lt;img class="wp-image-29754 size-large aligncenter" src="https://topdoctormagazine.com/wp-content/uploads/2024/01/guthealth-819x1024.png" alt="" width="819" height="1024" /&gt;&lt;/p&gt; &lt;p&gt;&amp;nbsp;&lt;/p&gt; &lt;h2&gt;&lt;span style="font-weight: 400;"&gt;Things That Hurt Your Gut&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/h2&gt; &lt;p&gt;&lt;span style="font-weight: 400;"&gt;As I’m sure you could guess, junk food has a lot of elements that hurt your gut. However, some foods labeled “healthy” could be chock-full of things harming your gut, too. It’s important to read labels, so you know what’s in your food. In other words, if you’re buying olive oil, the ingredient should just be olive oil—not 73 chemicals you can’t pronounce!&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/p&gt; &lt;p&gt;&lt;span style="font-weight: 400;"&gt;You &lt;/span&gt;&lt;a href="https://www.thegoodgut.org/restore-gut-health/"&gt;&lt;span style="font-weight: 400;"&gt;want to reduce sugar&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/a&gt;&lt;span style="font-weight: 400;"&gt; (particularly the refined kind, but cane sugar is better), artificial sweeteners (the things that taste good but are low in calories), processed foods, artificial colorings, and &lt;/span&gt;&lt;a href="https://www.eviemagazine.com/post/gut-health-is-the-most-important-factor-for-mental-health-stress-management"&gt;&lt;span style="font-weight: 400;"&gt;seed oils&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/a&gt;&lt;span style="font-weight: 400;"&gt;. Some &lt;/span&gt;&lt;a href="https://www.eviemagazine.com/post/what-you-need-to-know-about-leaky-gut-from-celebrity-doctor-steven-gundry"&gt;&lt;span style="font-weight: 400;"&gt;inflammatory foods&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/a&gt;&lt;span style="font-weight: 400;"&gt; could also hurt your gut, like gluten, dairy, nightshade vegetables, or coffee.&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/p&gt; &lt;p&gt;&lt;span style="font-weight: 400;"&gt;Your lifestyle also plays a key role in your gut health. Stress, sleep, and exercise contribute to how well your gut is doing. &lt;/span&gt;&lt;/p&gt; &lt;h2&gt; &lt;/h2&gt; &lt;p&gt;&lt;img class="wp-image-29753 size-large aligncenter" src="https://topdoctormagazine.com/wp-content/uploads/2024/01/listentoyourgutreducestress-1024x536.png" alt="" width="1024" height="536" /&gt;&lt;/p&gt; &lt;p&gt;&amp;nbsp;&lt;/p&gt; &lt;h2&gt;&lt;span style="font-weight: 400;"&gt;How to Heal Your Gut&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/h2&gt; &lt;p&gt;&lt;span style="font-weight: 400;"&gt;Our body has a way of telling us when something’s wrong. If you consistently experience digestive problems, it’s probably time to adjust your diet. Truth be told, given the amount of preservatives and artificial flavors in foods today, most of us likely have some sort of gut imbalance.&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/p&gt; &lt;h3&gt; &lt;/h3&gt; &lt;h3&gt;&lt;span style="font-weight: 400;"&gt;Do a Gut Cleanse&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/h3&gt; &lt;p&gt;&lt;span style="font-weight: 400;"&gt;To fix any abnormalities, you’ll want to clean your gut. One excellent way to do that is an &lt;/span&gt;&lt;a href="https://draxe.com/nutrition/elimination-diet/"&gt;&lt;span style="font-weight: 400;"&gt;elimination diet&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/a&gt;&lt;span style="font-weight: 400;"&gt;. An elimination diet is used to detect allergies and food intolerances. Believe it or not, you might have sensitivities or intolerances that you’re not even aware of. An elimination diet could help identify those sensitivities or give your gut a break to get it back on track. It would also be a good idea to cut out &lt;/span&gt;&lt;a href="https://www.eviemagazine.com/post/what-you-need-to-know-about-leaky-gut-from-celebrity-doctor-steven-gundry"&gt;&lt;span style="font-weight: 400;"&gt;inflammatory foods and drinks&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/a&gt;&lt;span style="font-weight: 400;"&gt;.&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/p&gt; &lt;p&gt;&lt;span style="font-weight: 400;"&gt;The thing about elimination diets is that they’re temporary. You don’t have to stay away from those foods forever. But, if you find you are intolerant to something, it’s best to limit those foods.&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/p&gt; &lt;p&gt;&lt;span style="font-weight: 400;"&gt;And if an elimination diet sounds unrealistic, you could start reducing processed foods, artificial colorings, and seed oils. That &lt;/span&gt;&lt;i&gt;&lt;span style="font-weight: 400;"&gt;will&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/i&gt;&lt;span style="font-weight: 400;"&gt; make a difference! Then, you could evaluate if you want to cut back on other foods.&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/p&gt; &lt;h3&gt; &lt;/h3&gt; &lt;h3&gt;&lt;span style="font-weight: 400;"&gt;Eat Foods that Help Your Gut&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/h3&gt; &lt;p&gt;&lt;span style="font-weight: 400;"&gt;Once you’ve given your gut a break or you’ve started reducing inflammatory foods, you’ll want to eat things with &lt;/span&gt;&lt;a href="https://www.eatingwell.com/article/8021156/foods-to-improve-gut-health-overnight/"&gt;&lt;span style="font-weight: 400;"&gt;probiotics and prebiotics&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/a&gt;&lt;span style="font-weight: 400;"&gt;. Probiotics are fermented foods with good bacteria, like Greek yogurt, kimchi, sauerkraut, kombucha, and kefir. Prebiotics are fiber-rich foods like garlic, oats, mushrooms, artichokes, and dragon fruit. It’s also beneficial to &lt;/span&gt;&lt;a href="https://www.realsimple.com/how-to-improve-gut-health-naturally-6833619"&gt;&lt;span style="font-weight: 400;"&gt;eat a plant-rich diet&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/a&gt;&lt;span style="font-weight: 400;"&gt; that has a variety of colors (natural ones, of course!) and drink more water.&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/p&gt; &lt;h3&gt; &lt;/h3&gt; &lt;h3&gt;&lt;span style="font-weight: 400;"&gt;Reduce Stress&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/h3&gt; &lt;p&gt;&lt;span style="font-weight: 400;"&gt;Stress can really do damage to your gut health. You can lower stress by getting more sleep, exercising, and calming yourself by &lt;/span&gt;&lt;a href="https://www.instagram.com/p/CuULVY9KhWE/"&gt;&lt;span style="font-weight: 400;"&gt;stimulating the vagus nerve&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/a&gt;&lt;span style="font-weight: 400;"&gt;.&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/p&gt; &lt;p&gt;&lt;span style="font-weight: 400;"&gt;Here’s the bottom line: taking care of your health is about mindfulness, not perfection. Notice I said “reduce” mostly instead of “eliminate” bad habits. If we’re worried about messing up, we’ve missed the point. Instead, be mindful of your health and do what you can today to make improvements.&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/p&gt; &lt;h2&gt; &lt;/h2&gt; &lt;p&gt;&lt;img class="wp-image-29755 size-large aligncenter" src="https://topdoctormagazine.com/wp-content/uploads/2024/01/vagusnerve-819x1024.png" alt="" width="819" height="1024" /&gt;&lt;/p&gt; &lt;p&gt;&amp;nbsp;&lt;/p&gt; &lt;h2&gt;&lt;span style="font-weight: 400;"&gt;Conclusion&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/h2&gt; &lt;p&gt;&lt;span style="font-weight: 400;"&gt;If you want to improve your health this year, you need to take care of your gut. Once you start making mindful changes, you’ll be well on your way to a much healthier new year. &lt;/span&gt;&lt;/p&gt;&lt;/div&gt; &lt;/div&gt; &lt;/div&gt; &lt;/div&gt; &lt;/div&gt;</description> <images>https://topdoctormagazine.com/wp-content/uploads/2024/01/listentoyourgutcover.png</images> <url>https://topdoctormagazine.com/wellness/health-nutrition/listen-to-your-gut-why-you-need-to-prioritize-gut-health-this-new-year/</url> </article> <article> <ID>29717</ID> <title>The Wellness Dictionary</title> <publishDate>2024-01-02 21:09:02</publishDate> <description>&lt;div class="et_pb_section et_pb_section_34 et_section_regular" &gt; &lt;div class="et_pb_row et_pb_row_34"&gt; &lt;div class="et_pb_column et_pb_column_4_4 et_pb_column_34 et_pb_css_mix_blend_mode_passthrough et-last-child"&gt; &lt;div class="et_pb_module et_pb_text et_pb_text_34 et_pb_text_align_left et_pb_bg_layout_light"&gt; &lt;div class="et_pb_text_inner"&gt;&lt;p&gt;&lt;span style="font-weight: 400;"&gt;As the New Year comes around and everyone is making resolutions and setting out goals for their year, it’s easy to get lost on where to start. You might start seeing diet trends, new year workout programs, and all sorts of words that may be new to you or may take on a different meaning with emerging trends. There are quite a few terms that are thrown around in the health and wellness community that you may have some questions behind, or maybe you’re wondering where to start researching as you embark on your own personal wellness journey this year. While the landscape of health and wellness is ever-changing, we’ve done our best to research and compile a comprehensive list of definitions of some of the buzzwords you might encounter to help get you going in the right direction! Knowing the meaning of some of these terms can really help you understand your own health journey a little better and eventually lead you to expand your health and wellness vocabulary, so let’s jump in.&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/p&gt; &lt;p&gt;&amp;nbsp;&lt;/p&gt; &lt;p&gt;&lt;img class="wp-image-29729 size-large aligncenter" src="https://topdoctormagazine.com/wp-content/uploads/2024/01/Wellness-Dictionary-Soup-819x1024.png" alt="" width="819" height="1024" /&gt;&lt;/p&gt; &lt;p&gt;&amp;nbsp;&lt;/p&gt; &lt;p&gt;&lt;b&gt;Key Health and Wellness Words&lt;/b&gt;&lt;/p&gt; &lt;p&gt;&lt;span style="font-weight: 400;"&gt;Adrenal Health (noun): According to Johns Hopkins Medicine, “adrenal glands, also known as suprarenal glands, are small, triangular-shaped glands located on top of both kidneys. Adrenal glands produce hormones that help regulate your metabolism, immune system, blood pressure, response to stress and other essential functions.”&lt;/span&gt;&lt;a href="https://www.hopkinsmedicine.org/health/conditions-and-diseases/adrenal-glands#:~:text=Adrenal%20glands%2C%20also%20known%20as,stress%20and%20other%20essential%20functions"&gt;&lt;span style="font-weight: 400;"&gt;[1]&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/a&gt;&lt;span style="font-weight: 400;"&gt; &lt;/span&gt;&lt;/p&gt; &lt;p&gt;&lt;span style="font-weight: 400;"&gt;Clean Foods/Products (noun phrase): Foods and products that are viewed as non-toxic and usually have minimal to no processing. They are usually products and foods constructed or made with naturally occurring substances and are typically held in containers that are non-toxic, like glass or metalware. &lt;/span&gt;&lt;/p&gt; &lt;p&gt;&lt;span style="font-weight: 400;"&gt;Cortisol (noun): The Cleveland Clinic defines it as “a steroid hormone that your adrenal glands, the endocrine glands on top of your kidneys, produce and release. Cortisol affects several aspects of your body and mainly helps regulate your body's response to stress, helping control your body’s metabolism, suppressing inflammation, regulating blood pressure and sugar, and helping control your sleep-wake cycle.”&lt;/span&gt;&lt;a href="https://my.clevelandclinic.org/health/articles/22187-cortisol"&gt;&lt;span style="font-weight: 400;"&gt;[2]&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/a&gt;&lt;span style="font-weight: 400;"&gt; &lt;/span&gt;&lt;/p&gt; &lt;p&gt;&lt;span style="font-weight: 400;"&gt;Cycle Syncing (verb): According to Hannah Hopper, this is “t&lt;/span&gt;&lt;span style="font-weight: 400;"&gt;he practice of naturally balancing hormones by structuring our life around the four phases of our menstrual cycle.”&lt;/span&gt;&lt;a href="https://www.wholisticallyhannah.com/all/how-to-cycle-sync"&gt;&lt;span style="font-weight: 400;"&gt;[3]&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/a&gt;&lt;/p&gt; &lt;p&gt;&lt;span style="font-weight: 400;"&gt;Deficiency (noun): &lt;/span&gt;&lt;span style="font-weight: 400;"&gt;A shortage of substances necessary to health.&lt;/span&gt;&lt;a href="https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/deficiency"&gt;&lt;span style="font-weight: 400;"&gt;[4]&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/a&gt;&lt;/p&gt; &lt;p&gt;&lt;span style="font-weight: 400;"&gt;Diet (noun): Food and drink regularly provided or consumed, habitual nourishment.&lt;/span&gt;&lt;a href="https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/diet"&gt;&lt;span style="font-weight: 400;"&gt;[5]&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/a&gt;&lt;/p&gt; &lt;p&gt;&lt;span style="font-weight: 400;"&gt;*Editors Note- At TopDoctor Magazine, we often talk about diet. When we use this word, unless otherwise stated, we are not referring to food restrictions. We believe it is important to have healthy discussions around our health and wellness in relation to our daily diets, as defined above.&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/p&gt; &lt;p&gt;&lt;span style="font-weight: 400;"&gt;Elimination Diet (noun): &lt;/span&gt;&lt;span style="font-weight: 400;"&gt;“Used to identify food intolerances, sensitivities, and allergies through diet. They remove foods known to cause uncomfortable symptoms and reintroduce them later while testing for symptoms,” &lt;/span&gt;&lt;span style="font-weight: 400;"&gt;as defined by Ryan Raman.&lt;/span&gt;&lt;a href="https://www.healthline.com/nutrition/elimination-diet"&gt;&lt;span style="font-weight: 400;"&gt;[6]&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/a&gt;&lt;/p&gt; &lt;p&gt;&lt;span style="font-weight: 400;"&gt;Endocrine Disruptors (noun): Per the National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences (NIEHS), “endocrine-disrupting chemicals (EDCs) are natural or human-made chemicals that may mimic, block, or interfere with the body’s hormones, which are part of the endocrine system. These chemicals are associated with a wide array of health issues. Endocrine disruptors are found in many everyday products, including some cosmetics, food and beverage packaging, toys, carpet, and pesticides.”&lt;/span&gt;&lt;a href="https://www.niehs.nih.gov/health/materials/endocrine_disruptors_508.pdf"&gt;&lt;span style="font-weight: 400;"&gt;[7]&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/a&gt;&lt;/p&gt; &lt;p&gt;&lt;span style="font-weight: 400;"&gt;Endocrine System (noun): Defined by the NIEHS, &lt;/span&gt;&lt;i&gt;&lt;span style="font-weight: 400;"&gt;“&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/i&gt;&lt;span style="font-weight: 400;"&gt;endocrine glands, distributed throughout the body, produce the hormones that act as signaling molecules after release into the circulatory system. The human body is dependent on hormones for a healthy endocrine system, which controls many biological processes like normal growth, fertility, and reproduction.”&lt;/span&gt;&lt;a href="https://www.niehs.nih.gov/health/materials/endocrine_disruptors_508.pdf"&gt;&lt;span style="font-weight: 400;"&gt;[8]&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/a&gt;&lt;/p&gt; &lt;p&gt;&lt;span style="font-weight: 400;"&gt;Food Intolerances (noun): “&lt;/span&gt;&lt;span style="font-weight: 400;"&gt;A food intolerance response takes place in the digestive system. It occurs when you are unable to properly break down the food. This could be due to enzyme deficiencies, sensitivity to food additives or reactions to naturally occurring chemicals in foods,” &lt;/span&gt;&lt;span style="font-weight: 400;"&gt;from the American Academy of Allergy, Asthma &amp;amp; Immunology.&lt;/span&gt;&lt;a href="https://www.aaaai.org/tools-for-the-public/conditions-library/allergies/food-intolerance"&gt;&lt;span style="font-weight: 400;"&gt;[9]&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/a&gt;&lt;/p&gt; &lt;p&gt;&lt;span style="font-weight: 400;"&gt;Fortified Foods (noun phrase): &lt;/span&gt;&lt;span style="font-weight: 400;"&gt;“The practice of adding vitamins and minerals to commonly consumed foods during processing to increase their nutritional value,” &lt;/span&gt;&lt;span style="font-weight: 400;"&gt;per &lt;/span&gt;&lt;span style="font-weight: 400;"&gt;Rebecca Olson, Breda Gavin-Smith, Chiara Ferraboschi, and Klaus Kraemer.&lt;/span&gt;&lt;a href="https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC8066912/"&gt;&lt;span style="font-weight: 400;"&gt;[10]&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/a&gt;&lt;/p&gt; &lt;p&gt;&amp;nbsp;&lt;/p&gt; &lt;p&gt;&lt;img class="wp-image-29730 size-large aligncenter" src="https://topdoctormagazine.com/wp-content/uploads/2024/01/Wellness-Dictionary-supplements-819x1024.png" alt="" width="819" height="1024" /&gt;&lt;/p&gt; &lt;p&gt;&amp;nbsp;&lt;/p&gt; &lt;p&gt;&lt;span style="font-weight: 400;"&gt;Functional Medicine (noun): &lt;/span&gt;&lt;span style="font-weight: 400;"&gt;According to the Institute for Functional Medicine, “a systems biology–based approach that focuses on identifying and addressing the root cause of disease. Each symptom or differential diagnosis may be one of many contributing to an individual’s illness.”&lt;/span&gt;&lt;a href="https://www.ifm.org/functional-medicine/what-is-functional-medicine/"&gt;&lt;span style="font-weight: 400;"&gt;[11]&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/a&gt;&lt;/p&gt; &lt;p&gt;&lt;span style="font-weight: 400;"&gt;Genomics (noun): “&lt;/span&gt;&lt;span style="font-weight: 400;"&gt;Genomics is a field of biology focused on studying all the DNA of an organism — that is, its genome. Such work includes identifying and characterizing all the genes and functional elements in an organism’s genome as well as how they interact,” as defined by Eric Green.&lt;/span&gt;&lt;a href="https://www.genome.gov/genetics-glossary/genomics"&gt;&lt;span style="font-weight: 400;"&gt;[12]&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/a&gt;&lt;/p&gt; &lt;p&gt;&lt;span style="font-weight: 400;"&gt;Grounding (noun): “&lt;/span&gt;&lt;span style="font-weight: 400;"&gt;Grounding, also called earthing, is a therapeutic technique that involves doing activities that “ground” or electrically reconnect you to the earth. This can include walking barefoot, lying on the ground, submersing in water, or using grounding equipment,” pe&lt;/span&gt;&lt;span style="font-weight: 400;"&gt;r Eleesha Lockett.&lt;/span&gt;&lt;a href="https://www.healthline.com/health/grounding#types"&gt;&lt;span style="font-weight: 400;"&gt;[&lt;/span&gt;&lt;span style="font-weight: 400;"&gt;13]&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/a&gt;&lt;/p&gt; &lt;p&gt;&lt;span style="font-weight: 400;"&gt;Gut Microbiome (noun): “Your gut microbiome consists of trillions of microorganisms that live in your esophagus, intestines, and stomach and affect each other and their environment in various ways. They influence many aspects of your overall health, both within your digestive system and outside of it,” as defined by the Cleveland Clinic.&lt;/span&gt;&lt;a href="https://my.clevelandclinic.org/health/body/25201-gut-microbiome"&gt;&lt;span style="font-weight: 400;"&gt;[14]&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/a&gt;&lt;/p&gt; &lt;p&gt;&lt;span style="font-weight: 400;"&gt;Heavy Metals (noun): From the Cleveland Clinic, “microscopic molecules of metals accumulate within your body after exposure. Heavy metals attach to your cells and prevent them from properly performing their functions. Some common heavy metals include lead, mercury, arsenic, cadmium, and thallium and can be found in things like pipes, batteries, cigarette smoke, and more.”&lt;/span&gt;&lt;a href="https://my.clevelandclinic.org/health/diseases/23424-heavy-metal-poisoning-toxicity"&gt;&lt;span style="font-weight: 400;"&gt;[15]&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/a&gt;&lt;/p&gt; &lt;p&gt;&lt;span style="font-weight: 400;"&gt;Holistic Health (noun phrase): Defined by Western Connecticut State University as “an approach to life that considers multidimensional aspects of wellness. It encourages individuals to recognize the whole person: physical, mental, emotional, social, intellectual, and spiritual.” &lt;/span&gt;&lt;a href="https://www.wcsu.edu/ihhs/what-is-holistic-health/#:~:text=Holistic%20health%20is%20an%20approach,social%2C%20intellectual%2C%20and%20spiritual."&gt;&lt;span style="font-weight: 400;"&gt;[16]&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/a&gt;&lt;/p&gt; &lt;p&gt;&lt;span style="font-weight: 400;"&gt;Hormones (noun): According to the Cleveland Clinic, “chemicals that coordinate different functions in your body by carrying messages through your blood to your organs, &lt;/span&gt;&lt;a href="https://my.clevelandclinic.org/health/articles/10978-skin"&gt;&lt;span style="font-weight: 400;"&gt;skin&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/a&gt;&lt;span style="font-weight: 400;"&gt;, &lt;/span&gt;&lt;a href="https://my.clevelandclinic.org/health/body/21887-muscle"&gt;&lt;span style="font-weight: 400;"&gt;muscles&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/a&gt;&lt;span style="font-weight: 400;"&gt; and other tissues. These signals tell your body what to do and when to do it. They control different bodily processes, including growth and development, reproduction, internal balance, and sexual function.”&lt;/span&gt;&lt;a href="https://my.clevelandclinic.org/health/articles/22464-hormones"&gt;&lt;span style="font-weight: 400;"&gt;[17]&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/a&gt;&lt;/p&gt; &lt;p&gt;&lt;span style="font-weight: 400;"&gt;Hormone Replacement Therapy (noun): “&lt;/span&gt;&lt;span style="font-weight: 400;"&gt;Primarily focuses on replacing the estrogen that your body no longer makes after menopause. There are two main types of estrogen therapy; systemic hormone therapy and low-dose vaginal products&lt;/span&gt;&lt;span style="font-weight: 400;"&gt;,” according to the Mayo Clinic Staff.&lt;/span&gt;&lt;a href="https://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/menopause/in-depth/hormone-therapy/art-20046372"&gt;&lt;span style="font-weight: 400;"&gt;[18]&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/a&gt;&lt;/p&gt; &lt;p&gt;&lt;span style="font-weight: 400;"&gt;Inflammatory Foods (noun phrase): Katie McCallum defines it as “an immune system reaction causing inflammation can occur when eating inflammatory foods such as processed meats, packaged snacks like cookies and crackers, artificial sweeteners, refined grains and vegetable oils, and fried foods.”&lt;/span&gt;&lt;a href="https://www.houstonmethodist.org/blog/articles/2022/jun/5-types-of-foods-that-cause-inflammation/"&gt;&lt;span style="font-weight: 400;"&gt;[19]&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/a&gt;&lt;/p&gt; &lt;p&gt;&amp;nbsp;&lt;/p&gt; &lt;p&gt;&lt;img class="wp-image-29731 size-large aligncenter" src="https://topdoctormagazine.com/wp-content/uploads/2024/01/Wellness-Dictionary-Veggies-819x1024.png" alt="" width="819" height="1024" /&gt;&lt;/p&gt; &lt;p&gt;&amp;nbsp;&lt;/p&gt; &lt;p&gt;&lt;span style="font-weight: 400;"&gt;Intuitive Eating (verb phrase): Accroding to Evelyn Tribole, it “helps you cultivate attunement to the physical sensations that arise from within your body to get both your biological and psychological needs met and removes the obstacles and disruptors to attunement, which usually come from the mind in the form of rules, beliefs, and thoughts.”&lt;/span&gt;&lt;a href="https://www.intuitiveeating.org/definition-of-intuitive-eating/"&gt;&lt;span style="font-weight: 400;"&gt;[20]&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/a&gt;&lt;/p&gt; &lt;p&gt;&lt;span style="font-weight: 400;"&gt;Micropigmentation (noun): “Also known as permanent makeup, permanent cosmetics or cosmetic tattooing, is a cosmetic procedure used to improve or replace lost coloring on your skin,” per the Cleveland Clinic.&lt;/span&gt;&lt;a href="https://my.clevelandclinic.org/health/treatments/11004-micropigmentation"&gt;&lt;span style="font-weight: 400;"&gt;[21]&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/a&gt;&lt;/p&gt; &lt;p&gt;&lt;span style="font-weight: 400;"&gt;Mindfulness (noun): &lt;/span&gt;&lt;span style="font-weight: 400;"&gt;The practice of maintaining a nonjudgmental state of heightened or complete awareness of one's thoughts, emotions, or experiences on a moment-to-moment basis.&lt;/span&gt;&lt;a href="https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/mindfulness"&gt;&lt;span style="font-weight: 400;"&gt;[22]&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/a&gt;&lt;/p&gt; &lt;p&gt;&lt;span style="font-weight: 400;"&gt;Naturopathic Medicine (noun): “A system that uses natural remedies to help the body heal itself. It embraces many therapies, including herbs, &lt;/span&gt;&lt;a href="https://www.webmd.com/balance/massage-therapy-styles-and-health-benefits"&gt;&lt;span style="font-weight: 400;"&gt;massage&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/a&gt;&lt;span style="font-weight: 400;"&gt;, &lt;/span&gt;&lt;a href="https://www.webmd.com/pain-management/consider-acupuncture"&gt;&lt;span style="font-weight: 400;"&gt;acupuncture&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/a&gt;&lt;span style="font-weight: 400;"&gt;, &lt;/span&gt;&lt;a href="https://www.webmd.com/fitness-exercise/default.htm"&gt;&lt;span style="font-weight: 400;"&gt;exercise&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/a&gt;&lt;span style="font-weight: 400;"&gt;, and nutritional counseli,” from the WebMD Editorial Contributors.&lt;/span&gt;&lt;a href="https://www.webmd.com/balance/what-is-naturopathic-medicine"&gt;&lt;span style="font-weight: 400;"&gt;[23]&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/a&gt;&lt;/p&gt; &lt;p&gt;&lt;span style="font-weight: 400;"&gt;Prebiotics (noun): &lt;/span&gt;&lt;span style="font-weight: 400;"&gt;A substance and especially a carbohydrate that is nearly or wholly indigestible and that when consumed (as in food) promotes the growth of beneficial bacteria in the digestive tract.&lt;/span&gt;&lt;a href="https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/prebiotic"&gt;&lt;span style="font-weight: 400;"&gt;[24]&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/a&gt;&lt;/p&gt; &lt;p&gt;&lt;span style="font-weight: 400;"&gt;Probiotics (noun): &lt;/span&gt;&lt;span style="font-weight: 400;"&gt;A microorganism that when consumed (as in a food or a dietary supplement) maintains or restores beneficial bacteria to the digestive tract.&lt;/span&gt;&lt;a href="https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/probiotics"&gt;&lt;span style="font-weight: 400;"&gt;[25]&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/a&gt;&lt;/p&gt; &lt;p&gt;&lt;span style="font-weight: 400;"&gt;Regenerative Medicine (noun phrase): &lt;/span&gt;&lt;span style="font-weight: 400;"&gt;“Seeks to replace tissue or organs that have been damaged by age, disease, trauma, or congenital issues rather than treat symptoms. The tools used to realize these outcomes are tissue engineering, cellular therapies, and medical devices,” from the University of Pittsburgh’s &lt;/span&gt;&lt;span style="font-weight: 400;"&gt;McGowan Institute for Regenerative Medicine.&lt;/span&gt; &lt;a href="https://mirm-pitt.net/about-us/what-is-regenerative-medicine/"&gt;&lt;span style="font-weight: 400;"&gt;[26]&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/a&gt;&lt;/p&gt; &lt;p&gt;&lt;span style="font-weight: 400;"&gt;Stem Cells (noun): “&lt;/span&gt;&lt;span style="font-weight: 400;"&gt;The body's raw materials — cells from which all other cells with specialized functions are generated. Under the right conditions in the body or a laboratory, stem cells divide to form more cells called daughter cells,” per &lt;/span&gt;&lt;span style="font-weight: 400;"&gt;Mayo Clinic Staff&lt;/span&gt;&lt;span style="font-weight: 400;"&gt;.&lt;/span&gt;&lt;a href="https://www.mayoclinic.org/tests-procedures/bone-marrow-transplant/in-depth/stem-cells/art-20048117"&gt;&lt;span style="font-weight: 400;"&gt;[27]&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/a&gt;&lt;/p&gt; &lt;p&gt;&lt;span style="font-weight: 400;"&gt;Supplements (noun): &lt;/span&gt;&lt;span style="font-weight: 400;"&gt;A product taken orally that contains one or more ingredients (such as vitamins or amino acids) that are intended to supplement one's diet and are not considered food.&lt;/span&gt;&lt;a href="https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/dietary%20supplement"&gt;&lt;span style="font-weight: 400;"&gt;[28]&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/a&gt;&lt;/p&gt; &lt;p&gt;&lt;span style="font-weight: 400;"&gt;Testosterone Replacement Therapy (noun): Defined by the Mayo Clinic Staff, “TRT, &lt;/span&gt;&lt;span style="font-weight: 400;"&gt;in the form of injections, pellets, patches or gels, can improve the signs and symptoms of low testosterone due to normal aging or Hypogonadism, which hampers the ability to produce normal amounts of testosterone due to a problem with the testicles or with the pituitary gland that controls the testicles in men.”&lt;/span&gt;&lt;a href="https://www.mayoclinic.org/healthy-lifestyle/sexual-health/in-depth/testosterone-therapy/art-20045728"&gt;&lt;span style="font-weight: 400;"&gt;[29]&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/a&gt;&lt;/p&gt; &lt;p&gt;&lt;span style="font-weight: 400;"&gt;Vagus Nerve (noun): “Also known as the vagal nerves, are the main nerves of your parasympathetic nervous system. This system controls specific body functions such as your digestion, heart rate and immune system. These functions are involuntary, meaning you can’t consciously control them,” from the Cleveland Clinic.&lt;/span&gt;&lt;a href="https://my.clevelandclinic.org/health/body/22279-vagus-nerve"&gt;&lt;span style="font-weight: 400;"&gt;[30]&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/a&gt;&lt;/p&gt; &lt;p&gt;&amp;nbsp;&lt;/p&gt; &lt;p&gt;&lt;img class="wp-image-29728 size-large aligncenter" src="https://topdoctormagazine.com/wp-content/uploads/2024/01/Wellness-Dictionary-Muscles-819x1024.png" alt="" width="819" height="1024" /&gt;&lt;/p&gt; &lt;p&gt;&amp;nbsp;&lt;/p&gt; &lt;p&gt;&lt;b&gt;Conclusion&lt;/b&gt;&lt;/p&gt; &lt;p&gt;&lt;span style="font-weight: 400;"&gt;We hope these 30 definitions help lay an outline for your research as you go into the new year. We have been sure to include all our references so you can do more in-depth research on these health and wellness terms and so you have access to other informative medical websites and journals to reference throughout your wellness journey this year.&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/p&gt; &lt;p&gt;&lt;b&gt;References&lt;/b&gt;&lt;/p&gt; &lt;ol&gt; &lt;li style="font-weight: 400;" aria-level="1"&gt;&lt;span style="font-weight: 400;"&gt;"Adrenal Glands." &lt;/span&gt;&lt;i&gt;&lt;span style="font-weight: 400;"&gt;Johns Hopkins Medicine. &lt;/span&gt;&lt;/i&gt;&lt;a href="https://www.hopkinsmedicine.org/health/conditions-and-diseases/adrenal-glands#:~:text=Adrenal%20glands%2C%20also%20known%20as,stress%20and%20other%20essential%20functions"&gt;&lt;span style="font-weight: 400;"&gt;https://www.hopkinsmedicine.org/health/conditions-and-diseases/adrenal-glands#:~:text=Adrenal%20glands%2C%20also%20known%20as,stress%20and%20other%20essential%20functions&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/a&gt;&lt;span style="font-weight: 400;"&gt;.&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/li&gt; &lt;li style="font-weight: 400;" aria-level="1"&gt;&lt;span style="font-weight: 400;"&gt;"Cortisol."Cleveland Clinic.  &lt;/span&gt;&lt;a href="https://my.clevelandclinic.org/health/articles/22187-cortisol"&gt;&lt;span style="font-weight: 400;"&gt;https://my.clevelandclinic.org/health/articles/22187-cortisol&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/a&gt;&lt;span style="font-weight: 400;"&gt;.&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/li&gt; &lt;li style="font-weight: 400;" aria-level="1"&gt;&lt;span style="font-weight: 400;"&gt;Hannah Hopper. "How to Cycle Sync." &lt;/span&gt;&lt;i&gt;&lt;span style="font-weight: 400;"&gt;Wholistically Hannah. &lt;/span&gt;&lt;/i&gt;&lt;a href="https://www.wholisticallyhannah.com/all/how-to-cycle-sync"&gt;&lt;span style="font-weight: 400;"&gt;https://www.wholisticallyhannah.com/all/how-to-cycle-sync&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/a&gt;&lt;span style="font-weight: 400;"&gt;. &lt;/span&gt;&lt;/li&gt; &lt;li style="font-weight: 400;" aria-level="1"&gt;&lt;span style="font-weight: 400;"&gt;"Defficiency."&lt;/span&gt;&lt;i&gt;&lt;span style="font-weight: 400;"&gt; In Merriam-Webster Online Dictionary. &lt;/span&gt;&lt;/i&gt;&lt;a href="https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/diet"&gt;&lt;span style="font-weight: 400;"&gt;https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/diet&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/a&gt;&lt;span style="font-weight: 400;"&gt;. &lt;/span&gt;&lt;/li&gt; &lt;li style="font-weight: 400;" aria-level="1"&gt;&lt;span style="font-weight: 400;"&gt;“Diet.” &lt;/span&gt;&lt;i&gt;&lt;span style="font-weight: 400;"&gt;Merriam-Webster. &lt;/span&gt;&lt;/i&gt;&lt;/li&gt; &lt;li style="font-weight: 400;" aria-level="1"&gt;&lt;span style="font-weight: 400;"&gt;Raman, Ryan. "Elimination Diet."&lt;/span&gt;&lt;i&gt;&lt;span style="font-weight: 400;"&gt; Healthline. &lt;/span&gt;&lt;/i&gt;&lt;a href="https://www.healthline.com/nutrition/elimination-diet"&gt;&lt;span style="font-weight: 400;"&gt;https://www.healthline.com/nutrition/elimination-diet&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/a&gt;&lt;span style="font-weight: 400;"&gt;."&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/li&gt; &lt;li style="font-weight: 400;" aria-level="1"&gt;&lt;span style="font-weight: 400;"&gt;National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences. "Endocrine Disruptors: What You Need to Know." &lt;/span&gt;&lt;i&gt;&lt;span style="font-weight: 400;"&gt;NIEHS.&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/i&gt; &lt;a href="https://www.niehs.nih.gov/health/materials/endocrine_disruptors_508.pdf"&gt;&lt;span style="font-weight: 400;"&gt;https://www.niehs.nih.gov/health/materials/endocrine_disruptors_508.pdf&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/a&gt;&lt;span style="font-weight: 400;"&gt;.&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/li&gt; &lt;li style="font-weight: 400;" aria-level="1"&gt;&lt;span style="font-weight: 400;"&gt; "Endocrine Disruptors: What You Need to Know." &lt;/span&gt;&lt;i&gt;&lt;span style="font-weight: 400;"&gt;NIEHS.&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/i&gt;&lt;span style="font-weight: 400;"&gt; &lt;/span&gt;&lt;/li&gt; &lt;li style="font-weight: 400;" aria-level="1"&gt;&lt;span style="font-weight: 400;"&gt;American Academy of Allergy, Asthma &amp;amp; Immunology. "Food Intolerance." &lt;/span&gt;&lt;i&gt;&lt;span style="font-weight: 400;"&gt;AAAAI. &lt;/span&gt;&lt;/i&gt;&lt;a href="https://www.aaaai.org/tools-for-the-public/conditions-library/allergies/food-intolerance"&gt;&lt;span style="font-weight: 400;"&gt;https://www.aaaai.org/tools-for-the-public/conditions-library/allergies/food-intolerance&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/a&gt;&lt;span style="font-weight: 400;"&gt;.&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/li&gt; &lt;li style="font-weight: 400;" aria-level="1"&gt;&lt;span style="font-weight: 400;"&gt;Olson, Rebecca, Breda Gavin-Smith, Chiara Ferraboschi, and Klaus Kraemer. 2021. "Food Fortification: The Advantages, Disadvantages and Lessons from &lt;/span&gt;&lt;i&gt;&lt;span style="font-weight: 400;"&gt;Sight and Life&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/i&gt;&lt;span style="font-weight: 400;"&gt; Programs" &lt;/span&gt;&lt;i&gt;&lt;span style="font-weight: 400;"&gt;Nutrients&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/i&gt;&lt;span style="font-weight: 400;"&gt; 13, no. 4: 1118. https://doi.org/10.3390/nu13041118&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/li&gt; &lt;li style="font-weight: 400;" aria-level="1"&gt;&lt;span style="font-weight: 400;"&gt;Institute for Functional Medicine. "What Is Functional Medicine?" &lt;/span&gt;&lt;i&gt;&lt;span style="font-weight: 400;"&gt;IFM.&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/i&gt; &lt;a href="https://www.ifm.org/functional-medicine/what-is-functional-medicine/"&gt;&lt;span style="font-weight: 400;"&gt;https://www.ifm.org/functional-medicine/what-is-functional-medicine/&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/a&gt;&lt;span style="font-weight: 400;"&gt;.&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/li&gt; &lt;li style="font-weight: 400;" aria-level="1"&gt;&lt;span style="font-weight: 400;"&gt;Green, Eric, M.D., Ph.D. "Genomics." &lt;/span&gt;&lt;i&gt;&lt;span style="font-weight: 400;"&gt;National Human Genome Research Institute. &lt;/span&gt;&lt;/i&gt;&lt;a href="https://www.genome.gov/genetics-glossary/genomics"&gt;&lt;span style="font-weight: 400;"&gt;https://www.genome.gov/genetics-glossary/genomics&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/a&gt;&lt;span style="font-weight: 400;"&gt;. &lt;/span&gt;&lt;/li&gt; &lt;li style="font-weight: 400;" aria-level="1"&gt;&lt;span style="font-weight: 400;"&gt;Lockett, Eleesha.&lt;/span&gt;&lt;span style="font-weight: 400;"&gt;"Grounding (Earthing): How It Works and the Benefits." &lt;/span&gt;&lt;i&gt;&lt;span style="font-weight: 400;"&gt;Healthline. &lt;/span&gt;&lt;/i&gt;&lt;a href="https://www.healthline.com/health/grounding#types"&gt;&lt;span style="font-weight: 400;"&gt;https://www.healthline.com/health/grounding#types&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/a&gt;&lt;span style="font-weight: 400;"&gt;.&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/li&gt; &lt;li style="font-weight: 400;" aria-level="1"&gt;&lt;span style="font-weight: 400;"&gt;"The Gut Microbiome." &lt;/span&gt;&lt;i&gt;&lt;span style="font-weight: 400;"&gt;Cleveland Clinic.&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/i&gt; &lt;a href="https://my.clevelandclinic.org/health/body/25201-gut-microbiome"&gt;&lt;span style="font-weight: 400;"&gt;https://my.clevelandclinic.org/health/body/25201-gut-microbiome&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/a&gt;&lt;span style="font-weight: 400;"&gt;.&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/li&gt; &lt;li style="font-weight: 400;" aria-level="1"&gt;&lt;span style="font-weight: 400;"&gt;"Heavy Metal Poisoning/Toxicity." &lt;/span&gt;&lt;i&gt;&lt;span style="font-weight: 400;"&gt;Cleveland Clinic. &lt;/span&gt;&lt;/i&gt;&lt;a href="https://my.clevelandclinic.org/health/diseases/23424-heavy-metal-poisoning-toxicity"&gt;&lt;span style="font-weight: 400;"&gt;https://my.clevelandclinic.org/health/diseases/23424-heavy-metal-poisoning-toxicity&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/a&gt;&lt;span style="font-weight: 400;"&gt;.&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/li&gt; &lt;li style="font-weight: 400;" aria-level="1"&gt;&lt;span style="font-weight: 400;"&gt;Western Connecticut State University. "What Is Holistic Health?"&lt;/span&gt;&lt;i&gt;&lt;span style="font-weight: 400;"&gt; Institute for Holistic Health Studies. &lt;/span&gt;&lt;/i&gt;&lt;a href="https://www.wcsu.edu/ihhs/what-is-holistic-health/#:~:text=Holistic%20health%20is%20an%20approach,social%2C%20intellectual%2C%20and%20spiritual"&gt;&lt;span style="font-weight: 400;"&gt;https://www.wcsu.edu/ihhs/what-is-holistic-health/#:~:text=Holistic%20health%20is%20an%20approach,social%2C%20intellectual%2C%20and%20spiritual&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/a&gt;&lt;span style="font-weight: 400;"&gt;.&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/li&gt; &lt;li style="font-weight: 400;" aria-level="1"&gt;&lt;span style="font-weight: 400;"&gt;"Hormones." &lt;/span&gt;&lt;i&gt;&lt;span style="font-weight: 400;"&gt;Cleveland Clinic.&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/i&gt; &lt;a href="https://my.clevelandclinic.org/health/articles/22464-hormones"&gt;&lt;span style="font-weight: 400;"&gt;https://my.clevelandclinic.org/health/articles/22464-hormones&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/a&gt;&lt;span style="font-weight: 400;"&gt;.&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/li&gt; &lt;li style="font-weight: 400;" aria-level="1"&gt;&lt;span style="font-weight: 400;"&gt;Mayo Clinic Staff. "Hormone therapy for women in menopause: What you need to know." &lt;/span&gt;&lt;i&gt;&lt;span style="font-weight: 400;"&gt;Mayo Clinic. &lt;/span&gt;&lt;/i&gt;&lt;a href="https://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/menopause/in-depth/hormone-therapy/art-20046372"&gt;&lt;span style="font-weight: 400;"&gt;https://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/menopause/in-depth/hormone-therapy/art-20046372&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/a&gt;&lt;span style="font-weight: 400;"&gt;.&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/li&gt; &lt;li style="font-weight: 400;" aria-level="1"&gt;&lt;span style="font-weight: 400;"&gt;McCallum, Katie. "5 Types of Foods That Cause Inflammation." &lt;/span&gt;&lt;i&gt;&lt;span style="font-weight: 400;"&gt;Houston Methodist. &lt;/span&gt;&lt;/i&gt;&lt;a href="https://www.houstonmethodist.org/blog/articles/2022/jun/5-types-of-foods-that-cause-inflammation/"&gt;&lt;span style="font-weight: 400;"&gt;https://www.houstonmethodist.org/blog/articles/2022/jun/5-types-of-foods-that-cause-inflammation/&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/a&gt;&lt;span style="font-weight: 400;"&gt;.&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/li&gt; &lt;li style="font-weight: 400;" aria-level="1"&gt;&lt;span style="font-weight: 400;"&gt;Tribole, Evelyn. "Definition of Intuitive Eating." &lt;/span&gt;&lt;i&gt;&lt;span style="font-weight: 400;"&gt;Intuitive Eating.&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/i&gt; &lt;a href="https://www.intuitiveeating.org/definition-of-intuitive-eating/"&gt;&lt;span style="font-weight: 400;"&gt;https://www.intuitiveeating.org/definition-of-intuitive-eating/&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/a&gt;&lt;span style="font-weight: 400;"&gt;. &lt;/span&gt;&lt;/li&gt; &lt;li style="font-weight: 400;" aria-level="1"&gt;&lt;span style="font-weight: 400;"&gt;"Micropigmentation." &lt;/span&gt;&lt;i&gt;&lt;span style="font-weight: 400;"&gt;Cleveland Clinic. &lt;/span&gt;&lt;/i&gt;&lt;a href="https://my.clevelandclinic.org/health/treatments/11004-micropigmentation"&gt;&lt;span style="font-weight: 400;"&gt;https://my.clevelandclinic.org/health/treatments/11004-micropigmentation&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/a&gt;&lt;span style="font-weight: 400;"&gt;. &lt;/span&gt;&lt;/li&gt; &lt;li style="font-weight: 400;" aria-level="1"&gt;&lt;span style="font-weight: 400;"&gt;“Mindfulness.” &lt;/span&gt;&lt;i&gt;&lt;span style="font-weight: 400;"&gt;Merriam-Webster.&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/i&gt;&lt;/li&gt; &lt;li style="font-weight: 400;" aria-level="1"&gt;&lt;span style="font-weight: 400;"&gt;WebMD Editorial Contributors. "What Is Naturopathic Medicine?" &lt;/span&gt;&lt;i&gt;&lt;span style="font-weight: 400;"&gt;WebMD. &lt;/span&gt;&lt;/i&gt;&lt;a href="https://www.webmd.com/balance/what-is-naturopathic-medicine"&gt;&lt;span style="font-weight: 400;"&gt;https://www.webmd.com/balance/what-is-naturopathic-medicine&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/a&gt;&lt;span style="font-weight: 400;"&gt;. &lt;/span&gt;&lt;/li&gt; &lt;li style="font-weight: 400;" aria-level="1"&gt;&lt;span style="font-weight: 400;"&gt;“Prebiotics.” &lt;/span&gt;&lt;i&gt;&lt;span style="font-weight: 400;"&gt;Merriam-Webster.&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/i&gt;&lt;/li&gt; &lt;li style="font-weight: 400;" aria-level="1"&gt;&lt;span style="font-weight: 400;"&gt;“Probiotics.” &lt;/span&gt;&lt;i&gt;&lt;span style="font-weight: 400;"&gt;Merriam-Webster.&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/i&gt;&lt;/li&gt; &lt;li style="font-weight: 400;" aria-level="1"&gt;&lt;span style="font-weight: 400;"&gt;"What Is Regenerative Medicine?" &lt;/span&gt;&lt;i&gt;&lt;span style="font-weight: 400;"&gt;McGowan Institute for Regenerative Medicine. &lt;/span&gt;&lt;/i&gt;&lt;a href="https://mirm-pitt.net/about-us/what-is-regenerative-medicine/"&gt;&lt;span style="font-weight: 400;"&gt;https://mirm-pitt.net/about-us/what-is-regenerative-medicine/&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/a&gt;&lt;span style="font-weight: 400;"&gt;.&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/li&gt; &lt;li style="font-weight: 400;" aria-level="1"&gt;&lt;span style="font-weight: 400;"&gt;Mayo Clinic Staff. "Stem Cells." &lt;/span&gt;&lt;i&gt;&lt;span style="font-weight: 400;"&gt;Mayo Clinic. &lt;/span&gt;&lt;/i&gt;&lt;a href="https://www.mayoclinic.org/tests-procedures/bone-marrow-transplant/in-depth/stem-cells/art-20048117"&gt;&lt;span style="font-weight: 400;"&gt;https://www.mayoclinic.org/tests-procedures/bone-marrow-transplant/in-depth/stem-cells/art-20048117&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/a&gt;&lt;span style="font-weight: 400;"&gt;. &lt;/span&gt;&lt;/li&gt; &lt;li style="font-weight: 400;" aria-level="1"&gt;&lt;span style="font-weight: 400;"&gt;“Dietary Supplements.” &lt;/span&gt;&lt;i&gt;&lt;span style="font-weight: 400;"&gt;Merriam-Webster.&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/i&gt;&lt;/li&gt; &lt;li style="font-weight: 400;" aria-level="1"&gt;&lt;span style="font-weight: 400;"&gt;Mayo Clinic Staff. "Testosterone therapy: Is it right for you?" &lt;/span&gt;&lt;i&gt;&lt;span style="font-weight: 400;"&gt;Mayo Clinic. &lt;/span&gt;&lt;/i&gt;&lt;a href="https://www.mayoclinic.org/healthy-lifestyle/sexual-health/in-depth/testosterone-therapy/art-20045728"&gt;&lt;span style="font-weight: 400;"&gt;https://www.mayoclinic.org/healthy-lifestyle/sexual-health/in-depth/testosterone-therapy/art-20045728&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/a&gt;&lt;span style="font-weight: 400;"&gt;. &lt;/span&gt;&lt;/li&gt; &lt;li style="font-weight: 400;" aria-level="1"&gt;&lt;span style="font-weight: 400;"&gt;"Vagus Nerve." &lt;/span&gt;&lt;i&gt;&lt;span style="font-weight: 400;"&gt;Cleveland Clinic.&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/i&gt; &lt;a href="https://my.clevelandclinic.org/health/body/22279-vagus-nerve"&gt;&lt;span style="font-weight: 400;"&gt;https://my.clevelandclinic.org/health/body/22279-vagus-nerve&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/a&gt;&lt;span style="font-weight: 400;"&gt;. &lt;/span&gt;&lt;/li&gt; &lt;/ol&gt;&lt;/div&gt; &lt;/div&gt; &lt;/div&gt; &lt;/div&gt; &lt;/div&gt;</description> <images>https://topdoctormagazine.com/wp-content/uploads/2024/01/The-Wellness-Dictionary-Article-Cover.png</images> <url>https://topdoctormagazine.com/research/news/the-wellness-dictionary/</url> </article> <article> <ID>29611</ID> <title>How To Approach Holistic Living Without Being Overwhelmed</title> <publishDate>2024-01-02 20:38:55</publishDate> <description>&lt;div class="et_pb_section et_pb_section_35 et_section_regular" &gt; &lt;div class="et_pb_row et_pb_row_35"&gt; &lt;div class="et_pb_column et_pb_column_4_4 et_pb_column_35 et_pb_css_mix_blend_mode_passthrough et-last-child"&gt; &lt;div class="et_pb_module et_pb_text et_pb_text_35 et_pb_text_align_left et_pb_bg_layout_light"&gt; &lt;div class="et_pb_text_inner"&gt;&lt;p&gt;&lt;span style="font-weight: 400;"&gt;As information on health and wellness has become more accessible and our society embraces a multitude of health trends, it can be easy to get overwhelmed by the amount of advice and data. Excessive new material can be a significant roadblock to some as they search for ways to live a healthier, more fulfilling life. &lt;/span&gt;&lt;/p&gt; &lt;p&gt;&lt;span style="font-weight: 400;"&gt;Holistic living is one of those health trends. This recent trend goes back to the roots of how our ancestors used to live and takes into account not just eating habits but also moving your body, taking care of your mental health, using clean products, and creating a natural approach to your whole lifestyle. Holistic living also doesn’t merely cut out modern medicine. It uses it sparingly as needed and in combination with other traditional living practices.&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/p&gt; &lt;p&gt;&lt;span style="font-weight: 400;"&gt;Holistic living doesn’t have to be a difficult task, and there are several ways to make it easier to digest all the new information and habits you can build. Let’s look at some practical ways to start sustainably incorporating holistic practices into your everyday routine without upending your current lifestyle all at once.&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/p&gt; &lt;p&gt;&amp;nbsp;&lt;/p&gt; &lt;p&gt;&lt;img class="wp-image-29623 size-large aligncenter" src="https://topdoctormagazine.com/wp-content/uploads/2023/12/holistictraditional-1024x536.png" alt="" width="1024" height="536" /&gt;&lt;/p&gt; &lt;p&gt;&amp;nbsp;&lt;/p&gt; &lt;p&gt;&lt;b&gt;Lists are Your Friends&lt;/b&gt;&lt;/p&gt; &lt;p&gt;&lt;span style="font-weight: 400;"&gt;The easiest way to begin is by listing the topics you want to know more about. Stick to what comes to the top of your mind without doing any initial research and start with those topics. As you dive in, you will find other topics worth exploring, and you can add those to your list. &lt;/span&gt;&lt;/p&gt; &lt;p&gt;&lt;span style="font-weight: 400;"&gt;If you can’t think of anything you’d like to start with, here is a list of several topics that are an excellent place to begin: recipes that use whole, fresh foods, the best ways to exercise for your body type and gender, natural alternatives to pain killers, household products with clean ingredients, and eating according to your cycle are a few good topics to get your holistic health journey on that right track.&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/p&gt; &lt;p&gt;&lt;span style="font-weight: 400;"&gt;Along with many of these topics are going to be products, foods, and habits you will want to take away and replace with holistic alternatives eventually. It is also beneficial to keep a running list of those things. It can be expensive to replace household cleaning products, makeup, and toiletries all at once, so it is best practice to replace things as you run out. Keeping a list of these products can help you keep track of them until you are ready to replace them with a healthier substitute.&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/p&gt; &lt;p&gt;&amp;nbsp;&lt;/p&gt; &lt;p&gt;&lt;img class="wp-image-29624 size-large aligncenter" src="https://topdoctormagazine.com/wp-content/uploads/2023/12/holisticmanstudying-819x1024.png" alt="" width="819" height="1024" /&gt;&lt;/p&gt; &lt;p&gt;&amp;nbsp;&lt;/p&gt; &lt;p&gt;&lt;b&gt;Explore Different Research Avenues&lt;/b&gt;&lt;/p&gt; &lt;p&gt;&lt;span style="font-weight: 400;"&gt;Take some time to explore different research avenues like health journals, holistic medical blogs, and other health and wellness content creators that you can trust. Make sure these are ways of living you would like to emulate eventually, then stick to just a few of these research methods as you get started on the journey. As you learn more about holistic living and feel more confident in your decisions, expand your study resources and dig deeper.&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/p&gt; &lt;p&gt;&amp;nbsp;&lt;/p&gt; &lt;p&gt;&lt;b&gt;Make a Commitment and Have a Reward System&lt;/b&gt;&lt;/p&gt; &lt;p&gt;&lt;span style="font-weight: 400;"&gt;Make a commitment to learn about a few of the topics on your list a month or whatever works best with your life. Some people may only have time for one subject a month, while others may be able to knock out a couple. Move at a pace that feels comfortable to you, and don’t pressure yourself to know it all, all at once. This is a lifelong process of unlearning and relearning in order to pass healthy lifestyles down to future generations.&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/p&gt; &lt;p&gt;&lt;span style="font-weight: 400;"&gt;A reward system can also accelerate the learning process and motivate you to keep progressing toward your commitment to holistic living. When you learn about a new topic or stick with a new habit, set a reward to keep your motivation going. And even when you don’t feel motivated, lean into disciplining your body and mind, and you’ll eventually reap the rewards of feeling well-rested, having more energy throughout the day, having a clear headspace to work and socialize, and so much more.&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/p&gt; &lt;p&gt;&amp;nbsp;&lt;/p&gt; &lt;p&gt;&lt;img class="wp-image-29622 size-large aligncenter" src="https://topdoctormagazine.com/wp-content/uploads/2023/12/holisticrewardsetting-1024x536.png" alt="" width="1024" height="536" /&gt;&lt;/p&gt; &lt;p&gt;&amp;nbsp;&lt;/p&gt; &lt;p&gt;&lt;b&gt;Be Gracious with Yourself in the Learning Process&lt;/b&gt;&lt;/p&gt; &lt;p&gt;&lt;span style="font-weight: 400;"&gt;Don’t beat yourself up when you feel like you have slipped off track with the goals you have set for yourself. Sometimes, it’s easier to just pick up the foods and cleaning supplies we know instead of researching. Sometimes, it’s easier to eat out. Count these as growing moments. You will make it there if you are still moving toward your goal in the long run! It could even be beneficial to reevaluate your goals and set smaller or bigger steps, depending on how you are motivated and work toward your goals.&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/p&gt; &lt;p&gt;&amp;nbsp;&lt;/p&gt; &lt;p&gt;&lt;span style="font-weight: 400;"&gt;The main takeaway is to get started. The well-known motivational speaker &lt;/span&gt;&lt;a href="https://youtu.be/heQ18p8zu74?si=yYnigZLgI4mchQLi"&gt;&lt;span style="font-weight: 400;"&gt;Marcus Taylor&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/a&gt;&lt;span style="font-weight: 400;"&gt; once said, &lt;/span&gt;&lt;/p&gt; &lt;p style="text-align: center;"&gt;&lt;span style="font-weight: 400;"&gt;“It’s hard not to have daily discipline. It’s hard to practice &lt;/span&gt;&lt;/p&gt; &lt;p style="text-align: center;"&gt;&lt;span style="font-weight: 400;"&gt;perseverance. It’s hard to practice compassion and &lt;/span&gt;&lt;/p&gt; &lt;p style="text-align: center;"&gt;&lt;span style="font-weight: 400;"&gt;forgiveness. It’s hard to set personal goals. It’s hard to &lt;/span&gt;&lt;/p&gt; &lt;p style="text-align: center;"&gt;&lt;span style="font-weight: 400;"&gt;take care of yourself. There’s a reward on the other side&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/p&gt; &lt;p style="text-align: center;"&gt;&lt;span style="font-weight: 400;"&gt;of one pain, and there is regret on the other side of the &lt;/span&gt;&lt;/p&gt; &lt;p style="text-align: center;"&gt;&lt;span style="font-weight: 400;"&gt;other pain. The pain of regret will hurt you, so choose &lt;/span&gt;&lt;/p&gt; &lt;p style="text-align: center;"&gt;&lt;span style="font-weight: 400;"&gt;your hard.”&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/p&gt; &lt;p&gt;&amp;nbsp;&lt;/p&gt; &lt;p&gt;&lt;img class="wp-image-29621 size-large aligncenter" src="https://topdoctormagazine.com/wp-content/uploads/2023/12/holistichealthyaging-1024x536.png" alt="" width="1024" height="536" /&gt;&lt;/p&gt; &lt;p&gt;&amp;nbsp;&lt;/p&gt; &lt;p&gt;&lt;span style="font-weight: 400;"&gt;You will either reap rewards of immediate gratification and reap the long-term consequences of health problems, including physical and mental illness, or you will meet immediate resistance and grow stronger, eventually aging well, leading a full life when you’re older, and not facing the negative consequences of living an unhealthy lifestyle. The choice is yours, but as always, we want to encourage everyone to well-being mentally, physically, spiritually, and emotionally. Knowledge empowers healthy living. We hope this article encourages you to take the next steps toward holistic living, resulting in a healthier you.&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/p&gt;&lt;/div&gt; &lt;/div&gt; &lt;/div&gt; &lt;/div&gt; &lt;/div&gt;</description> <images>https://topdoctormagazine.com/wp-content/uploads/2023/12/holistichealthcover.png</images> <url>https://topdoctormagazine.com/wellness/lifestyle/how-to-approach-holistic-living-without-being-overwhelmed/</url> </article> <article> <ID>29586</ID> <title>Three Delicious Drinks to Help You Meet Your Protein Goal</title> <publishDate>2024-01-02 20:36:16</publishDate> <description>&lt;div class="et_pb_section et_pb_section_36 et_section_regular" &gt; &lt;div class="et_pb_row et_pb_row_36"&gt; &lt;div class="et_pb_column et_pb_column_4_4 et_pb_column_36 et_pb_css_mix_blend_mode_passthrough et-last-child"&gt; &lt;div class="et_pb_module et_pb_text et_pb_text_36 et_pb_text_align_left et_pb_bg_layout_light"&gt; &lt;div class="et_pb_text_inner"&gt;&lt;p&gt;&lt;span style="font-weight: 400;"&gt;We have seen the ebbs and flows of health and wellness trends over the past couple of decades, but now our society seems to have reached a point where research-backed health trends have stood the test of time. Many are seeing the light that losing weight quickly is not the best way to a healthy body. Quick tricks and gimmicks on how to lose weight have fallen to the side, and now people are gravitating towards sustainable ways to lose weight, gain muscle and ultimately focus on their well-being as a whole, not just the number on the scale. &lt;/span&gt;&lt;/p&gt; &lt;p&gt;&amp;nbsp;&lt;/p&gt; &lt;p&gt;&lt;span style="font-weight: 400;"&gt;One new reigning trend is eating a high-protein diet. However, this time, the trend is backed by years of research. Some studies currently recommend that women consume an average of &lt;/span&gt;&lt;a href="https://www.eatingwell.com/article/290496/this-is-how-much-protein-you-need-to-eat-every-day/"&gt;&lt;span style="font-weight: 400;"&gt;105 grams of protein&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/a&gt;&lt;span style="font-weight: 400;"&gt; and men consume an average of &lt;/span&gt;&lt;a href="https://www.eatingwell.com/article/290496/this-is-how-much-protein-you-need-to-eat-every-day/"&gt;&lt;span style="font-weight: 400;"&gt;125 grams &lt;/span&gt;&lt;/a&gt;&lt;span style="font-weight: 400;"&gt;daily. Your daily protein amount is, of course, &lt;/span&gt;&lt;a href="https://www.eatingwell.com/article/290496/this-is-how-much-protein-you-need-to-eat-every-day/"&gt;&lt;span style="font-weight: 400;"&gt;dependent on weight&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/a&gt;&lt;span style="font-weight: 400;"&gt; and physical activity during the day. The more calories you burn, the more you need to increase your protein intake. &lt;/span&gt;&lt;/p&gt; &lt;p&gt;&amp;nbsp;&lt;/p&gt; &lt;p&gt;&lt;span style="font-weight: 400;"&gt;Women particularly seem to have a more difficult time getting enough protein, while in general, many people do not consume protein in an efficient manner. Multiple studies have shown that there needs to be an &lt;/span&gt;&lt;a href="https://www.eatingwell.com/article/290496/this-is-how-much-protein-you-need-to-eat-every-day/"&gt;&lt;span style="font-weight: 400;"&gt;even distribution of protein&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/a&gt;&lt;span style="font-weight: 400;"&gt; throughout the day, so &lt;/span&gt;&lt;a href="https://us.myprotein.com/thezone/nutrition/protein-timing-distribution/"&gt;&lt;span style="font-weight: 400;"&gt;don’t skip your morning protein&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/a&gt;&lt;span style="font-weight: 400;"&gt;!&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/p&gt; &lt;p&gt;&amp;nbsp;&lt;/p&gt; &lt;p&gt;&lt;span style="font-weight: 400;"&gt;That leads us to three drink recipes that are an easy way to not only meet your protein goal but also get a head start to reaching it with your morning routine. So, let’s jump in.&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/p&gt; &lt;p&gt;&amp;nbsp;&lt;/p&gt; &lt;p&gt;&lt;img class="wp-image-29708 size-large aligncenter" src="https://topdoctormagazine.com/wp-content/uploads/2023/12/Bone-Broth-Coffee-1024x536.png" alt="" width="1024" height="536" /&gt;&lt;/p&gt; &lt;p&gt;&amp;nbsp;&lt;/p&gt; &lt;p&gt;&lt;b&gt;High-Protein Coffee&lt;/b&gt;&lt;/p&gt; &lt;p&gt;&amp;nbsp;&lt;/p&gt; &lt;p&gt;&lt;span style="font-weight: 400;"&gt;If you can’t live without your morning coffee kick, adding bone broth or a protein supplement to it is an easy way to get in your morning protein quota. We all have a preferred way of drinking our coffee, so make it how you like, then add a cup of bone broth, which could get you almost 10 extra grams of protein. If you already drink coffee with cream or whole milk, that’s another couple of grams to add to your daily intake. You can make hitting your morning protein goal even more effortless by adding a protein powder or even a collagen supplement to your regular coffee.&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/p&gt; &lt;p&gt;&lt;span style="font-weight: 400;"&gt;A quick search on any number of social media platforms will give you some great recipes for high-protein coffee that you can tweak to your liking. We have included one easy recipe below that will have you on your way to making your protein goal a reality. &lt;/span&gt;&lt;/p&gt; &lt;p&gt;&amp;nbsp;&lt;/p&gt; &lt;p&gt;&lt;span style="font-weight: 400;"&gt;INGREDIENTS&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/p&gt; &lt;p&gt;&amp;nbsp;&lt;/p&gt; &lt;p&gt;&lt;span style="font-weight: 400;"&gt;1 ½ tsp. Instant Coffee&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/p&gt; &lt;p&gt;&lt;span style="font-weight: 400;"&gt;1 cup Chicken Bone Broth&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/p&gt; &lt;p&gt;&lt;span style="font-weight: 400;"&gt;⅛ cup Whole Milk&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/p&gt; &lt;p&gt;&lt;span style="font-weight: 400;"&gt;Cane Sugar or Honey to taste&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/p&gt; &lt;p&gt;&amp;nbsp;&lt;/p&gt; &lt;p&gt;&lt;span style="font-weight: 400;"&gt;INSTRUCTIONS&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/p&gt; &lt;p&gt;&amp;nbsp;&lt;/p&gt; &lt;p&gt;&lt;span style="font-weight: 400;"&gt;Pour bone broth in small saucepan and put heat to medium-high&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/p&gt; &lt;p&gt;&lt;span style="font-weight: 400;"&gt;Bring bone broth to a boil and pour into mug&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/p&gt; &lt;p&gt;&lt;span style="font-weight: 400;"&gt;Stir in instant coffee until smooth&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/p&gt; &lt;p&gt;&lt;span style="font-weight: 400;"&gt;Use whole milk for extra protein, or go dairy-free with coconut or almond milk&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/p&gt; &lt;p&gt;&lt;span style="font-weight: 400;"&gt;Add sweetener to taste&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/p&gt; &lt;p&gt;&lt;span style="font-weight: 400;"&gt;Let cool for several minutes&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/p&gt; &lt;p&gt;&lt;span style="font-weight: 400;"&gt;Enjoy your 10-12-gram protein coffee&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/p&gt; &lt;p&gt;&amp;nbsp;&lt;/p&gt; &lt;p&gt;&lt;img class="wp-image-29706 size-large aligncenter" src="https://topdoctormagazine.com/wp-content/uploads/2023/12/1-819x1024.png" alt="" width="819" height="1024" /&gt;&lt;/p&gt; &lt;p&gt;&amp;nbsp;&lt;/p&gt; &lt;p&gt;&lt;b&gt;High-Protein Hot Chocolate&lt;/b&gt;&lt;/p&gt; &lt;p&gt;&amp;nbsp;&lt;/p&gt; &lt;p&gt;&lt;span style="font-weight: 400;"&gt;During the colder months, it is easy to crave a warm drink to start your day or even as a little pick-me-up in the afternoon or evening. There’s no better way to get in some extra protein than adding bone broth or a protein supplement to your hot chocolate. This is another drink that has taken social media platforms by storm. You can find a quick and delicious high-protein hot chocolate below.&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/p&gt; &lt;p&gt;&amp;nbsp;&lt;/p&gt; &lt;p&gt;&lt;span style="font-weight: 400;"&gt;INGREDIENTS&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/p&gt; &lt;p&gt;&amp;nbsp;&lt;/p&gt; &lt;p&gt;&lt;span style="font-weight: 400;"&gt;3 tbsp. Unsweetened Cacao Powder&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/p&gt; &lt;p&gt;&lt;span style="font-weight: 400;"&gt;1 cup Bone Broth&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/p&gt; &lt;p&gt;&lt;span style="font-weight: 400;"&gt;2/3 cup Whole Milk&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/p&gt; &lt;p&gt;&lt;span style="font-weight: 400;"&gt;Cane Sugar or Honey to taste&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/p&gt; &lt;p&gt;&lt;span style="font-weight: 400;"&gt;Optional scoop of chocolate protein powder or collagen supplement&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/p&gt; &lt;p&gt;&amp;nbsp;&lt;/p&gt; &lt;p&gt;&lt;span style="font-weight: 400;"&gt;INSTRUCTIONS&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/p&gt; &lt;p&gt;&amp;nbsp;&lt;/p&gt; &lt;p&gt;&lt;span style="font-weight: 400;"&gt;Pour bone broth and milk in small saucepan and put heat to medium-high&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/p&gt; &lt;p&gt;&lt;span style="font-weight: 400;"&gt;Bring bone broth and milk to a boil and pour into mug&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/p&gt; &lt;p&gt;&lt;span style="font-weight: 400;"&gt;Stir in cacao powder until smooth&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/p&gt; &lt;p&gt;&lt;span style="font-weight: 400;"&gt;Stir in chocolate protein powder or collagen for extra protein&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/p&gt; &lt;p&gt;&lt;span style="font-weight: 400;"&gt;Add in cane sugar or honey to taste&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/p&gt; &lt;p&gt;&lt;span style="font-weight: 400;"&gt;Let cool for several minutes&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/p&gt; &lt;p&gt;&lt;span style="font-weight: 400;"&gt;Enjoy your 10-25-gram protein hot chocolate on a cold winter day&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/p&gt; &lt;p&gt;&amp;nbsp;&lt;/p&gt; &lt;p&gt;&lt;img class="wp-image-29707 size-large aligncenter" src="https://topdoctormagazine.com/wp-content/uploads/2023/12/2-819x1024.png" alt="" width="819" height="1024" /&gt;&lt;/p&gt; &lt;p&gt;&amp;nbsp;&lt;/p&gt; &lt;p&gt;&lt;b&gt;High-Protein Savory Bone Broth Drink&lt;/b&gt;&lt;/p&gt; &lt;p&gt;&amp;nbsp;&lt;/p&gt; &lt;p&gt;&lt;span style="font-weight: 400;"&gt;Going straight to the source can sometimes be the best way to get in your early morning protein needs. A simple and savory bone broth drink could do the trick. Not only does one cup of bone broth typically have an average of 9-10 grams of protein, but it is also easy on the gut and can even &lt;/span&gt;&lt;a href="https://bluebirdprovisions.co/blogs/news/bone-broth-for-gut-health#:~:text=Bone%20broth%20is%20full%20of,gastric%20juices%20in%20your%20gut."&gt;&lt;span style="font-weight: 400;"&gt;help improve your gut&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/a&gt;&lt;span style="font-weight: 400;"&gt; microbiome.&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/p&gt; &lt;p&gt;&amp;nbsp;&lt;/p&gt; &lt;p&gt;&lt;span style="font-weight: 400;"&gt;INGREDIENTS&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/p&gt; &lt;p&gt;&amp;nbsp;&lt;/p&gt; &lt;p&gt;&lt;span style="font-weight: 400;"&gt;1 ½ cups Chicken or Beef Bone Broth&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/p&gt; &lt;p&gt;&lt;span style="font-weight: 400;"&gt;⅛ tsp. Garlic Seasoning&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/p&gt; &lt;p&gt;&lt;span style="font-weight: 400;"&gt;Two Fresh Basil Leaves&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/p&gt; &lt;p&gt;&lt;span style="font-weight: 400;"&gt;1-2 Lemon Slices&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/p&gt; &lt;p&gt;&amp;nbsp;&lt;/p&gt; &lt;p&gt;&lt;span style="font-weight: 400;"&gt;INSTRUCTIONS&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/p&gt; &lt;p&gt;&amp;nbsp;&lt;/p&gt; &lt;p&gt;&lt;span style="font-weight: 400;"&gt;Pour bone broth in small saucepan and put heat to medium-high&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/p&gt; &lt;p&gt;&lt;span style="font-weight: 400;"&gt;Bring bone broth to a boil&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/p&gt; &lt;p&gt;&lt;span style="font-weight: 400;"&gt;Add garlic, basil and lemon and let simmer for 5 minutes&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/p&gt; &lt;p&gt;&lt;span style="font-weight: 400;"&gt;Pour into mug and let cool for several minutes&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/p&gt; &lt;p&gt;&lt;span style="font-weight: 400;"&gt;Enjoy this 15-gram savory protein drink with your breakfast&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/p&gt; &lt;p&gt;&amp;nbsp;&lt;/p&gt; &lt;p&gt;&lt;span style="font-weight: 400;"&gt;The best thing about these recipes is it is easy to find healthier substitutes, less expensive substitutes or dairy-free substitutes for most of the ingredients. Add or subtract from these recipes to make it your own and start heading toward your daily protein goal first thing in the morning!&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/p&gt; &lt;p&gt;&amp;nbsp;&lt;/p&gt;&lt;/div&gt; &lt;/div&gt; &lt;/div&gt; &lt;/div&gt; &lt;/div&gt;</description> <images>https://topdoctormagazine.com/wp-content/uploads/2023/12/High-Protein-Cover.png</images> <url>https://topdoctormagazine.com/wellness/diet/three-delicious-drinks-to-help-you-meet-your-protein-goal/</url> </article> <article> <ID>29688</ID> <title>A Story of Success: Dr. Rudolph Moise, His Family Practice and Aesthetics</title> <publishDate>2024-01-02 20:11:35</publishDate> <description>&lt;div class="et_pb_section et_pb_section_37 et_section_regular" &gt; &lt;div class="et_pb_row et_pb_row_37"&gt; &lt;div class="et_pb_column et_pb_column_4_4 et_pb_column_37 et_pb_css_mix_blend_mode_passthrough et-last-child"&gt; &lt;div class="et_pb_module et_pb_text et_pb_text_37 et_pb_text_align_left et_pb_bg_layout_light"&gt; &lt;div class="et_pb_text_inner"&gt;&lt;p&gt;&lt;b&gt;Early Years and Education&lt;/b&gt;&lt;/p&gt; &lt;p&gt;&lt;span style="font-weight: 400;"&gt;Dr. Rudolph Moise came from Haiti when he was just 17 years old and moved to Chicago knowing no English. In July of 1971, young Dr. Moise attended a 30-day program at a community center as he redid his final year of high school to learn English and get the necessary credits to be accepted into college. He finished a pre-med degree in five years and applied for medical school, where the Chicago College of Medicine accepted him as a student. They offered him a scholarship from a federal program where they sponsored his school and required him to work for four years in an area of his choosing post-graduation. After some convincing, Dr. Moise was sent to Miami to work in federally qualified health care for a few years. &lt;/span&gt;&lt;/p&gt; &lt;p&gt;&amp;nbsp;&lt;/p&gt; &lt;p&gt;&lt;span style="font-weight: 400;"&gt;He became very involved with the Miami community and stayed to practice there, where his primary care practice took off. He quickly found that owning a medical practice also had a significant business aspect to address. Seeing an opportunity to grow and learn more, Dr. Moise returned to school, this time attending the University of Miami to earn his law degree and MBA every weekend for two and a half years. After those two and a half years of commitment to hard work, he finalized his healthcare administration and business administration degree, which ultimately helped his practice grow and thrive. Further schooling encouraged Dr. Moise to run for U.S. Congress in 2010 and again in 2012, with the goal of serving the Miami community in a new capacity.&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/p&gt; &lt;p&gt;&amp;nbsp;&lt;/p&gt; &lt;p&gt;&lt;span style="font-weight: 400;"&gt;"I came very close, coming in second. It was always a dream to serve this great country since it has given so much to me and my family," he shared.&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/p&gt; &lt;p&gt;&amp;nbsp;&lt;/p&gt; &lt;p&gt;&lt;span style="font-weight: 400;"&gt;Deciding to stay in the medical field, Dr. Moise is one doctor who is making a positive impact on American healthcare. Having served in the United States Airforce Reserve as a flight surgeon for 21 years, Dr. Moise has been leading the way to better and more available medical opportunities throughout the medical industry as a whole.&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/p&gt; &lt;p&gt;&amp;nbsp;&lt;/p&gt; &lt;p&gt;&lt;img class="wp-image-29699 size-large aligncenter" src="https://topdoctormagazine.com/wp-content/uploads/2024/01/Dr.-Moise-Team-2-1024x536.png" alt="" width="1024" height="536" /&gt;&lt;/p&gt; &lt;p&gt;&amp;nbsp;&lt;/p&gt; &lt;p&gt;&lt;b&gt;New Aesthetics Focus, Connecting with Patients, and Community Outreach&lt;/b&gt;&lt;/p&gt; &lt;p&gt;&amp;nbsp;&lt;/p&gt; &lt;p&gt;&lt;span style="font-weight: 400;"&gt;After the Congress battle, Dr. Moise became a medical flight surgeon in the military for 21 years. He has now been serving as a family physician for 30 years, focusing on diabetes, back pain, illness, and so much more.&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/p&gt; &lt;p&gt;&amp;nbsp;&lt;/p&gt; &lt;p&gt;&lt;span style="font-weight: 400;"&gt;Due to his practice being in Miami, people often come to Dr. Moise for referrals on aesthetic care. Because of the overwhelming demand for aesthetics and interest in the topics from his clients, Dr. Moise investigated the field and went to conferences around the country to become certified in aesthetics. &lt;/span&gt;&lt;/p&gt; &lt;p&gt;&amp;nbsp;&lt;/p&gt; &lt;p&gt;&lt;span style="font-weight: 400;"&gt;"I would say 85% of the aesthetic procedures that are done are non-surgical, so you can really help people doing these things. The other percent is when they go to a plastic surgeon to do cosmetic procedures or things that require a lot of downtime after surgery," he said. &lt;/span&gt;&lt;/p&gt; &lt;p&gt;&amp;nbsp;&lt;/p&gt; &lt;p&gt;&lt;span style="font-weight: 400;"&gt;Because there are so many procedures that are minimally invasive and have a short recovery time, Dr. Moise invested in aesthetic equipment for these procedures to add to his practice called Comprehensive Medical Spa, based in North Miami. &lt;/span&gt;&lt;/p&gt; &lt;p&gt;&amp;nbsp;&lt;/p&gt; &lt;p&gt;&lt;span style="font-weight: 400;"&gt;Being involved in patients' lives is a vital role that Dr. Moise and his practice have always championed. &lt;/span&gt;&lt;/p&gt; &lt;p&gt;&amp;nbsp;&lt;/p&gt; &lt;p&gt;&lt;span style="font-weight: 400;"&gt;"I always believe that success is really nothing unless you reach back out and are engaged in the community," he shared. &lt;/span&gt;&lt;/p&gt; &lt;p&gt;&amp;nbsp;&lt;/p&gt; &lt;p&gt;&lt;span style="font-weight: 400;"&gt;He spends time with different clubs and community outreaches for children to teach them and encourage them to stay in school. Dr. Moise is a mentor for these children to help them learn and do all the things others say they could never do. On top of being a mentor in his current community outreach endeavors, he was also the president of the Dade County Medical Association in Miami and then became a chairman of the Jackson Health Foundation, which raises money for the Jackson Memorial Hospital in Miami. &lt;/span&gt;&lt;/p&gt; &lt;p&gt;&amp;nbsp;&lt;/p&gt; &lt;p&gt;&lt;img class="wp-image-29694 size-large aligncenter" src="https://topdoctormagazine.com/wp-content/uploads/2024/01/drmoisefrontdesk-819x1024.png" alt="" width="819" height="1024" /&gt;&lt;/p&gt; &lt;p&gt;&amp;nbsp;&lt;/p&gt; &lt;p&gt;&lt;b&gt;The Challenges in Family Medicine and Aesthetics &lt;/b&gt;&lt;/p&gt; &lt;p&gt;&amp;nbsp;&lt;/p&gt; &lt;p&gt;&lt;span style="font-weight: 400;"&gt;"Right now, access to healthcare is more important than ever," Dr. Moise shared. &lt;/span&gt;&lt;/p&gt; &lt;p&gt;&amp;nbsp;&lt;/p&gt; &lt;p&gt;&lt;span style="font-weight: 400;"&gt;Having an easy and affordable way to see a professional medical doctor is essential. Finding a doctor and provider that truly cares for them is also vital. According to Dr. Moise, it is important for communities to provide access to the patient so there is not a time when patients walk into the office and cannot be seen. Dr. Moise's practice accepts all patients to provide the best care, even if they do not have an appointment. &lt;/span&gt;&lt;/p&gt; &lt;p&gt;&amp;nbsp;&lt;/p&gt; &lt;p&gt;&lt;span style="font-weight: 400;"&gt;Accessibility in healthcare is a huge issue facing the U.S. right now. According to health.gov, &lt;/span&gt;&lt;a href="https://health.gov/healthypeople/objectives-and-data/browse-objectives/health-care-access-and-quality"&gt;&lt;span style="font-weight: 400;"&gt;1 in 10 individuals&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/a&gt;&lt;span style="font-weight: 400;"&gt; do not have healthcare. The lack of affordable health care in the U.S. often prevents patients from being able to see a doctor at all and then becoming ill or not getting proper screening for disease. What could have been prevented is now an issue because they never saw a physician in the first place because of the multiple roadblocks. That is why Dr. Moise's practice makes it a point to accept walk-ins and not only take patients with appointments throughout the day. &lt;/span&gt;&lt;/p&gt; &lt;p&gt;&amp;nbsp;&lt;/p&gt; &lt;p&gt;&lt;span style="font-weight: 400;"&gt;"It's very important that, as a community, we create the possibility where we provide access to the patient. There isn't one time that somebody has walked into my office and we told them 'no, we cannot see you,’” he said. &lt;/span&gt;&lt;/p&gt; &lt;p&gt;&amp;nbsp;&lt;/p&gt; &lt;p&gt;&lt;img class="wp-image-29696 alignnone size-large" src="https://topdoctormagazine.com/wp-content/uploads/2024/01/drmoisepatient-819x1024.png" alt="" width="819" height="1024" /&gt;&lt;/p&gt; &lt;p&gt;&amp;nbsp;&lt;/p&gt; &lt;p&gt;&lt;b&gt;Overcoming Obstacles and Hiring Qualified and Dedicated Health Workers&lt;/b&gt;&lt;/p&gt; &lt;p&gt;&amp;nbsp;&lt;/p&gt; &lt;p&gt;&lt;span style="font-weight: 400;"&gt;This requirement to see all who enter Dr. Moise's practice comes with its own set of difficulties. Finding qualified workers in the health space is essential in order to see everyone who walks through the door. Finding qualified people to stay in the medical field and face the challenges that healthcare often presents can prove difficult. Tasks take longer when insurance is involved and documentation is required, so finding a team with patience and education is a necessary qualification in Dr. Moise's practice. &lt;/span&gt;&lt;/p&gt; &lt;p&gt;&amp;nbsp;&lt;/p&gt; &lt;p&gt;&lt;span style="font-weight: 400;"&gt;Having certified healthcare professionals who have the time to commit is a difficulty of its own. Training is required for the job, of course, which is already complicated for employees. Then, it would be best to have employees who work longer hours to accommodate different needs and require a certain level of pay for their time. Finding people willing to dedicate the hours and commit to the hard work of medical jobs is a constant obstacle but a rewarding one when one's practice is able to bring compassionate and dedicated healthcare workers to the team. &lt;/span&gt;&lt;/p&gt; &lt;p&gt;&amp;nbsp;&lt;/p&gt; &lt;p&gt;&lt;span style="font-weight: 400;"&gt;There is also the challenge of spending proper time with each patient to really understand what they require to improve their health. This means that there must be available time, and the provider must have patience to reach the goals set in place by the patient. In order to successfully cater to a patient, Dr. Moise seeks to spend time with patients individually and not rush them out of the office before truly understanding what is necessary to treat them properly. The only way to truly understand a patient's diagnosis is to understand what symptoms they have faced, what goals they have set in place to reach full health again, and what kind of time they have put into the issue already to resolve it. How have they previously tried to cure it, and what brings them to an office to fix the problem? &lt;/span&gt;&lt;/p&gt; &lt;p&gt;&amp;nbsp;&lt;/p&gt; &lt;p&gt;&lt;span style="font-weight: 400;"&gt;"I like to spend time with patients because you want to give them back communication and also listen. But if you spend a lot of time on the computer and try to document things that the government needs to know, it really reduces the time you need with your patients, and that's a challenge," Dr. Moise said. &lt;/span&gt;&lt;/p&gt; &lt;p&gt;&amp;nbsp;&lt;/p&gt; &lt;p&gt;&lt;span style="font-weight: 400;"&gt;While there are hurdles to maneuver, Dr. Moise and his team are dedicated to giving their patients the utmost attention and care while sticking to the necessary protocol and spending the extra time needed to bring excellent care.&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/p&gt; &lt;p&gt;&amp;nbsp;&lt;/p&gt; &lt;p&gt;&lt;img class="wp-image-29698 size-large aligncenter" src="https://topdoctormagazine.com/wp-content/uploads/2024/01/Dr.-Moise-Team-1-1024x536.png" alt="" width="1024" height="536" /&gt;&lt;/p&gt; &lt;p&gt;&amp;nbsp;&lt;/p&gt; &lt;p&gt;&lt;b&gt;The Road to Efficiency and Quality Care&lt;/b&gt;&lt;/p&gt; &lt;p&gt;&amp;nbsp;&lt;/p&gt; &lt;p&gt;&lt;span style="font-weight: 400;"&gt;Being efficient while providing quality care is a top priority for Dr. Moise and his team. &lt;/span&gt;&lt;/p&gt; &lt;p&gt;&lt;span style="font-weight: 400;"&gt;Holding a business that employs over 57 people and his current practice, Dr. Moise has had to learn to train and manage all these responsibilities to care for his patients. &lt;/span&gt;&lt;/p&gt; &lt;p&gt;&amp;nbsp;&lt;/p&gt; &lt;p&gt;&lt;span style="font-weight: 400;"&gt;"I have multiple businesses, and the key thing is to find responsible people because you cannot do everything yourself. At my office, I have a great manager who manages everything for me. Same thing in Orlando. I have somebody I meet with, and they let me know what's going on in every company I have," Dr. Moise shared. &lt;/span&gt;&lt;/p&gt; &lt;p&gt;&amp;nbsp;&lt;/p&gt; &lt;p&gt;&lt;span style="font-weight: 400;"&gt;One of the keys to overcoming barriers in the field of aesthetics and family medicine is to have upstanding people working for you. Dr. Moise implements this in every aspect of his life, including his businesses, practice, and community involvement. &lt;/span&gt;&lt;/p&gt; &lt;p&gt;&amp;nbsp;&lt;/p&gt; &lt;p&gt;&lt;span style="font-weight: 400;"&gt;Dr. Moise has multiple businesses, so ensuring he can balance it all is a significant part of his success story. His practice manager takes care of his medical practice, while his employees are sure to stay involved in the business and medical aspects, keeping Dr. Moise in the know. This can include everything from charts to business expenses to day-to-day management. Between all the business endeavors, Dr. Moise must have a reliable team around him that can ensure his success along with their own success in the business. Having a great team of trusted individuals makes a huge difference in the success of business and medicine. &lt;/span&gt;&lt;/p&gt; &lt;p&gt;&amp;nbsp;&lt;/p&gt; &lt;p&gt;&lt;span style="font-weight: 400;"&gt;"The key to success is to have good people working for you who are qualified and can really handle operations in medical and business endeavors without you present. In terms of giving you advice and to other people, they have to be full of well-wishes for your success and company. And basically, that requires a lot of discipline and education from your team," he shared. &lt;/span&gt;&lt;/p&gt; &lt;p&gt;&amp;nbsp;&lt;/p&gt; &lt;p&gt;&lt;img class="wp-image-29695 size-large aligncenter" src="https://topdoctormagazine.com/wp-content/uploads/2024/01/drmoiseoffice-819x1024.png" alt="" width="819" height="1024" /&gt;&lt;/p&gt; &lt;p&gt;&amp;nbsp;&lt;/p&gt; &lt;p&gt;&lt;b&gt;How Dr. Moise Has Reached His Goals in Life&lt;/b&gt;&lt;/p&gt; &lt;p&gt;&amp;nbsp;&lt;/p&gt; &lt;p&gt;&lt;span style="font-weight: 400;"&gt;Discipline is something that Dr. Moise has learned and practiced over his years of practicing medicine, schooling, business endeavors, and running for public office. Years of his time have been dedicated to discipline, and those hours of dedication got him to where he is today. &lt;/span&gt;&lt;/p&gt; &lt;p&gt;&amp;nbsp;&lt;/p&gt; &lt;p&gt;&lt;span style="font-weight: 400;"&gt;He tells all his students how important it is to learn more so that they can take on more tasks and understand things around them better. Dr. Moise believes that the more you know and are educated, the easier you will solve tasks in any capacity. Education is the true power in the world of medicine, business, and just in general. To get things done, people must experience bumps in the road and trials to learn more and overcome the struggles they face. &lt;/span&gt;&lt;/p&gt; &lt;p&gt;&amp;nbsp;&lt;/p&gt; &lt;p&gt;&lt;span style="font-weight: 400;"&gt;"There are a lot of bumps along the way, but don't give up. Keep on pushing, and keep on doing it, and successful is what you will be," he said. &lt;/span&gt;&lt;/p&gt; &lt;p&gt;&amp;nbsp;&lt;/p&gt; &lt;p&gt;&lt;span style="font-weight: 400;"&gt;Maintaining discipline and pushing until you reach your goals is crucial. The only way to reach your goals and overcome obstacles in life is by maintaining discipline to reach the goals you have set in place for yourself. &lt;/span&gt;&lt;/p&gt; &lt;p&gt;&amp;nbsp;&lt;/p&gt; &lt;p&gt;&lt;span style="font-weight: 400;"&gt;"Discipline in your education is number one. Your brain has billions of cells, and you can absorb a lot of information. So, the more you learn, the more you're ready to take on tasks and challenges and get things done. I tell all my students that education is power," he concluded. &lt;/span&gt;&lt;/p&gt; &lt;p&gt;&amp;nbsp;&lt;/p&gt; &lt;p&gt;&lt;span style="font-weight: 400;"&gt;To learn more about Dr. Rudolph Moise and what his practice offers, visit his website at &lt;/span&gt;&lt;a href="https://chcmedrehab.com/staff/Dr-Rudolph-Moise"&gt;&lt;span style="font-weight: 400;"&gt;https://chcmedrehab.com/staff/Dr-Rudolph-Moise&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/a&gt;&lt;span style="font-weight: 400;"&gt;. &lt;/span&gt;&lt;/p&gt;&lt;/div&gt; &lt;/div&gt; &lt;/div&gt; &lt;/div&gt; &lt;/div&gt;</description> <images>https://topdoctormagazine.com/wp-content/uploads/2024/01/Dr.-Moise-Article-Cover.png</images> <url>https://topdoctormagazine.com/featured/a-story-of-success-dr-rudolph-moise-his-family-practice-and-aesthetics/</url> </article> <article> <ID>29668</ID> <title>American Academy of Stem Cell Physicians: An Interview with Dr. A.J. Farshchian</title> <publishDate>2024-01-02 18:45:31</publishDate> <description>&lt;div class="et_pb_section et_pb_section_38 et_section_regular" &gt; &lt;div class="et_pb_row et_pb_row_38"&gt; &lt;div class="et_pb_column et_pb_column_4_4 et_pb_column_38 et_pb_css_mix_blend_mode_passthrough et-last-child"&gt; &lt;div class="et_pb_module et_pb_text et_pb_text_38 et_pb_text_align_left et_pb_bg_layout_light"&gt; &lt;div class="et_pb_text_inner"&gt;&lt;p&gt;&lt;span style="font-weight: 400;"&gt;The American Academy of Stem Cell Physicians (AASCP) is a professional organization dedicated to the advancement of research, education, and clinical applications in the field of regenerative medicine and stem cell therapies. Founded by medical professionals passionate about exploring the potential of stem cells, the AASCP serves as a platform for collaboration, knowledge exchange, and ethical practices within the realm of regenerative medicine. &lt;/span&gt;&lt;/p&gt; &lt;p&gt;&lt;span style="font-weight: 400;"&gt; &lt;/span&gt;&lt;/p&gt; &lt;p&gt;&lt;span style="font-weight: 400;"&gt;This year, its&lt;/span&gt;&lt;a href="https://aascpconference.miami/"&gt; &lt;span style="font-weight: 400;"&gt;conference&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/a&gt;&lt;span style="font-weight: 400;"&gt; will be held February 9-11, 2024, and will feature dozens of workshops, keynote speakers and events for medical professionals interested in stem cell treatment and advancements. All are welcome to join the conference and learn more about what stem cell treatments can offer your practice, your health, and your patients.  &lt;/span&gt;&lt;/p&gt; &lt;p&gt;&lt;span style="font-weight: 400;"&gt; &lt;/span&gt;&lt;/p&gt; &lt;p&gt;&lt;img class="wp-image-29675 size-large aligncenter" src="https://topdoctormagazine.com/wp-content/uploads/2024/01/AASCP-Dr.-A.J-1024x536.png" alt="" width="1024" height="536" /&gt;&lt;/p&gt; &lt;p&gt;&amp;nbsp;&lt;/p&gt; &lt;p&gt;&lt;span style="font-weight: 400;"&gt;Objectives of AASCP &lt;/span&gt;&lt;/p&gt; &lt;p&gt;&lt;span style="font-weight: 400;"&gt;The primary mission of the AASCP revolves around promoting the responsible use of stem cell-based therapies through education, training, and ethical guidelines. They focus on the following objectives: &lt;/span&gt;&lt;/p&gt; &lt;p&gt;&lt;span style="font-weight: 400;"&gt; &lt;/span&gt;&lt;/p&gt; &lt;ol&gt; &lt;li&gt;&lt;span style="font-weight: 400;"&gt; Education and Training. The AASCP offers educational programs, seminars and conferences designed to update medical professionals on the latest advancements, ethical considerations, and best practices in stem cell therapy. &lt;/span&gt;&lt;/li&gt; &lt;/ol&gt; &lt;p&gt;&lt;span style="font-weight: 400;"&gt; &lt;/span&gt;&lt;/p&gt; &lt;ol start="2"&gt; &lt;li&gt;&lt;span style="font-weight: 400;"&gt; Research and Innovation. AASCP focuses on encouraging and supporting research initiatives aimed at understanding the mechanisms behind stem cell therapy and its potential applications in various medical conditions. &lt;/span&gt;&lt;/li&gt; &lt;/ol&gt; &lt;p&gt;&lt;span style="font-weight: 400;"&gt; &lt;/span&gt;&lt;/p&gt; &lt;ol start="3"&gt; &lt;li&gt;&lt;span style="font-weight: 400;"&gt; Ethical Guidelines. Establishing ethical standards and guidelines to ensure the safe and responsible application of stem cell treatments while safeguarding patient welfare. The workshops and keynote speakers for the conference focus on the most ethical manners to utilize stem cells and train your medical professionals on their use.  &lt;/span&gt;&lt;/li&gt; &lt;/ol&gt; &lt;p&gt;&lt;span style="font-weight: 400;"&gt; &lt;/span&gt;&lt;/p&gt; &lt;p&gt;&lt;img class="wp-image-29678 size-large aligncenter" src="https://topdoctormagazine.com/wp-content/uploads/2024/01/2-819x1024.png" alt="" width="819" height="1024" /&gt;&lt;/p&gt; &lt;p&gt;&amp;nbsp;&lt;/p&gt; &lt;p&gt;&lt;span style="font-weight: 400;"&gt;AASCP Events and Initiatives &lt;/span&gt;&lt;/p&gt; &lt;p&gt;&lt;span style="font-weight: 400;"&gt;Dr. A.J. Farshchian, Spokesperson and Founder of The American Academy of Stem Cell Physicians, gave an extensive list of medical professionals who are expected to attend the conference in 2024:  &lt;/span&gt;&lt;/p&gt; &lt;p&gt;&lt;span style="font-weight: 400;"&gt; &lt;/span&gt;&lt;/p&gt; &lt;p&gt;&lt;span style="font-weight: 400;"&gt;Dr. A.J. Farshchian, M.D. &lt;/span&gt;&lt;/p&gt; &lt;p&gt;&lt;span style="font-weight: 400;"&gt;Dr. Frank Shallenberger, M.D.  &lt;/span&gt;&lt;/p&gt; &lt;p&gt;&lt;span style="font-weight: 400;"&gt;Dr. Joel Baumgartner, M.D. &lt;/span&gt;&lt;/p&gt; &lt;p&gt;&lt;span style="font-weight: 400;"&gt;Dr. Warren Bleiweiss, M.D. &lt;/span&gt;&lt;/p&gt; &lt;p&gt;&lt;span style="font-weight: 400;"&gt;Dr. Joseph Purita, M.D. &lt;/span&gt;&lt;/p&gt; &lt;p&gt;&lt;span style="font-weight: 400;"&gt;Dr. Carlos Mercado,M.D. &lt;/span&gt;&lt;/p&gt; &lt;p&gt;&lt;span style="font-weight: 400;"&gt;Dr. Gerald Harris, D.O.  &lt;/span&gt;&lt;/p&gt; &lt;p&gt;&lt;span style="font-weight: 400;"&gt;Dr. Leonid Macheret, M.D. &lt;/span&gt;&lt;/p&gt; &lt;p&gt;&lt;span style="font-weight: 400;"&gt;Dr. Joseph Cleaver, M.D.  &lt;/span&gt;&lt;/p&gt; &lt;p&gt;&lt;span style="font-weight: 400;"&gt;Dr. Armando Pineda, M.D.  &lt;/span&gt;&lt;/p&gt; &lt;p&gt;&lt;span style="font-weight: 400;"&gt;Dr. Hans Richter, PhD &lt;/span&gt;&lt;/p&gt; &lt;p&gt;&lt;span style="font-weight: 400;"&gt;Dr. William Clearfield, D.O. &lt;/span&gt;&lt;/p&gt; &lt;p&gt;&lt;span style="font-weight: 400;"&gt;Patricia Lawson, MSED-PESI &lt;/span&gt;&lt;/p&gt; &lt;p&gt;&lt;span style="font-weight: 400;"&gt; &lt;/span&gt;&lt;/p&gt; &lt;p&gt;&lt;span style="font-weight: 400;"&gt;Medical professionals from all over the country will be in attendance to share their knowledge and expertise at the event. Over 3,000 doctors and medical professionals have attended over the years, receiving training and listening to keynote speakers.  &lt;/span&gt;&lt;/p&gt; &lt;p&gt;&lt;span style="font-weight: 400;"&gt; &lt;/span&gt;&lt;/p&gt; &lt;p&gt;&lt;span style="font-weight: 400;"&gt;“The conference will take place at the Hyatt Regency Hotel in Miami on February 9-11, 2024. We will offer amazing presentations and hands-on workshops and expect to have between 22 to 25 exhibitors and around 150 attendees,” Dr. Farshchian said.  &lt;/span&gt;&lt;/p&gt; &lt;p&gt;&lt;span style="font-weight: 400;"&gt; &lt;/span&gt;&lt;/p&gt; &lt;p&gt;&lt;img class="aligncenter wp-image-29674 size-large" src="https://topdoctormagazine.com/wp-content/uploads/2024/01/AASCP-Conference-1024x536.png" alt="" width="1024" height="536" /&gt;&lt;/p&gt; &lt;p&gt;&amp;nbsp;&lt;/p&gt; &lt;p&gt;&lt;span style="font-weight: 400;"&gt;The AASCP arranges diverse events, conferences, and workshops aimed at fostering the exchange of knowledge among professionals engaged in regenerative medicine. This conference primarily emphasizes showcasing scientific progress, deliberating on safety protocols, and handling regulatory facets to guarantee adherence to set benchmarks. Such events encompass scientific symposiums and forums that convene eminent specialists to explore the most recent innovations and hurdles within the discipline. &lt;/span&gt;&lt;/p&gt; &lt;p&gt;&lt;span style="font-weight: 400;"&gt; &lt;/span&gt;&lt;/p&gt; &lt;p&gt;&lt;span style="font-weight: 400;"&gt;This conference will center on discussing the progress in the development, manufacturing, and safe delivery of regenerative cell therapies. The AASCP emphasizes crucial considerations for physicians employing biologics in their practice, encompassing SVF, PRP, bone marrow, UCB, amniotic products, exosomes, xenografts, or peptides.  &lt;/span&gt;&lt;/p&gt; &lt;p&gt;&lt;span style="font-weight: 400;"&gt; &lt;/span&gt;&lt;/p&gt; &lt;p&gt;&lt;span style="font-weight: 400;"&gt;“We are here to educate medical professionals about stem cell treatments and do so through this conference and research,” Dr. Farshchian said.  &lt;/span&gt;&lt;/p&gt; &lt;p&gt;&amp;nbsp;&lt;/p&gt; &lt;p&gt;&lt;img class="wp-image-29676 alignnone size-large" src="https://topdoctormagazine.com/wp-content/uploads/2024/01/AASCP-Presenter-1024x536.png" alt="" width="1024" height="536" /&gt;&lt;/p&gt; &lt;p&gt;&lt;span style="font-weight: 400;"&gt; &lt;/span&gt;&lt;/p&gt; &lt;p&gt;&lt;span style="font-weight: 400;"&gt;Established as a non-profit organization, the AASCP aims to serve as an educational resource for medical professionals and the public concerning treatable physiological dysfunctions causing diseases. Its primary objectives are to advance research in regenerative medicine, including diagnosis, treatment, and prevention of diseases. &lt;/span&gt;&lt;/p&gt; &lt;p&gt;&lt;span style="font-weight: 400;"&gt; &lt;/span&gt;&lt;/p&gt; &lt;p&gt;&lt;span style="font-weight: 400;"&gt;Each year, the conference is held in Miami for anyone interested in stem cell treatments and care or for regenerative medicine companies and nonprofits to table and share their own information with other medical professionals. This conference is an excellent networking opportunity as well as an educational opportunity that medical professionals seeking to expand their practice or try stem cell treatments should attend. The education shared by professionals is day-to-day treatment and research-based for all to hear and understand.  &lt;/span&gt;&lt;/p&gt; &lt;p&gt;&lt;span style="font-weight: 400;"&gt; &lt;/span&gt;&lt;/p&gt; &lt;p&gt;&lt;span style="font-weight: 400;"&gt;The&lt;/span&gt;&lt;a href="https://aascpconference.miami/"&gt; &lt;span style="font-weight: 400;"&gt;American Academy of Stem Cell Physicians, AASCP,&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/a&gt;&lt;span style="font-weight: 400;"&gt; is a non-profit organization that boasts of advancing knowledge and research in the development of therapeutics in regenerative medicine. To get tickets, apply for a table, or find more information about the AASCP and their conference, visit their&lt;/span&gt;&lt;a href="https://aascpconference.miami/"&gt; &lt;span style="font-weight: 400;"&gt;website&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/a&gt;&lt;span style="font-weight: 400;"&gt; or social media. &lt;/span&gt;&lt;/p&gt; &lt;p&gt;&amp;nbsp;&lt;/p&gt; &lt;p&gt;&lt;img class="wp-image-29677 size-large aligncenter" src="https://topdoctormagazine.com/wp-content/uploads/2024/01/1-819x1024.png" alt="" width="819" height="1024" /&gt;&lt;/p&gt;&lt;/div&gt; &lt;/div&gt; &lt;/div&gt; &lt;/div&gt; &lt;/div&gt;</description> <images>https://topdoctormagazine.com/wp-content/uploads/2024/01/AASCP-Article-Cover.png</images> <url>https://topdoctormagazine.com/featured/american-academy-of-stem-cell-physicians-an-interview-with-dr-a-j-farshchian/</url> </article> <article> <ID>29299</ID> <title>TopDoctor Magazine: A Year in Review</title> <publishDate>2023-12-07 21:07:59</publishDate> <description>&lt;div class="et_pb_section et_pb_section_39 et_section_regular" &gt; &lt;div class="et_pb_row et_pb_row_39"&gt; &lt;div class="et_pb_column et_pb_column_4_4 et_pb_column_39 et_pb_css_mix_blend_mode_passthrough et-last-child"&gt; &lt;div class="et_pb_module et_pb_text et_pb_text_39 et_pb_text_align_left et_pb_bg_layout_light"&gt; &lt;div class="et_pb_text_inner"&gt;&lt;p&gt;&lt;span style="font-weight: 400;"&gt;TopDoctor Magazine has had the privilege of featuring a multitude of distinguished professionals in the health and wellness space in 2023. The TopDoctor Magazine team wanted to recognize and thank our featured medical experts and guest authors for contributing to a successful year by bringing the health and wellness community relevant information about medical and lifestyle news covering everything from cardiology to fitness to regenerative health and beyond. This article is a tribute to all the hard work and incredible people we’ve connected with along the way. Below, you can find excerpts from each of the issues we released from January to November of this year that highlight our cover features, contributing authors and some of our favorite articles from 2023. We hope you enjoy this review and look forward to bringing more excellent content in the years to come.&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/p&gt; &lt;p&gt;&amp;nbsp;&lt;/p&gt; &lt;p&gt;&lt;img class="wp-image-29594 size-large aligncenter" src="https://topdoctormagazine.com/wp-content/uploads/2023/11/yearinreview1-1024x536.png" alt="" width="1024" height="536" /&gt;&lt;/p&gt; &lt;p&gt;&amp;nbsp;&lt;/p&gt; &lt;p&gt;&lt;b&gt;What Does the Organic Label Mean?&lt;/b&gt;&lt;/p&gt; &lt;p&gt;&lt;a href="https://topdoctormagazine.com/issues/what-does-the-organic-label-mean/"&gt;&lt;i&gt;&lt;span style="font-weight: 400;"&gt;January 2023 | Issue 162&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/i&gt;&lt;/a&gt;&lt;/p&gt; &lt;p&gt;&lt;span style="font-weight: 400;"&gt;Decision paralysis often strikes when we are confronted with long lists of nutrition facts and declarations, like organic labeling, on the packaging. An increasing number of products on the shelves carry the organic label, so what does this mean for us as consumers? &lt;/span&gt;&lt;/p&gt; &lt;p&gt;&amp;nbsp;&lt;/p&gt; &lt;p&gt;&lt;b&gt;A Heart for VIP Service&lt;/b&gt;&lt;/p&gt; &lt;p&gt;&lt;a href="https://topdoctormagazine.com/issues/a-heart-for-vip-service-an-interview-with-dr-francisco-cabal/"&gt;&lt;i&gt;&lt;span style="font-weight: 400;"&gt;January 2023 | Special Issue - Dr. Francisco Cabal&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/i&gt;&lt;/a&gt;&lt;/p&gt; &lt;p&gt;&lt;span style="font-weight: 400;"&gt;“My dream is to deliver the best care to the international community in the areas covered by our project,” Dr. Francisco Cabal said.&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/p&gt; &lt;p&gt;&lt;span style="font-weight: 400;"&gt;Dr. Francisco Cabal, MD, believes in a team-based concierge medical services model in which all parties involved coordinate their roles to get the best results.&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/p&gt; &lt;p&gt;&amp;nbsp;&lt;/p&gt; &lt;p&gt;&lt;b&gt;How PRP Healing Changed One Man’s Life and Now Will Change Many: William Heskett and His Non-Profit&lt;/b&gt;&lt;/p&gt; &lt;p&gt;&lt;a href="https://topdoctormagazine.com/issues/how-prp-healing-changed-one-mans-life-and-now-will-change-many-william-heskett-and-his-non-profit/"&gt;&lt;i&gt;&lt;span style="font-weight: 400;"&gt;February 2023 | Issue 163&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/i&gt;&lt;/a&gt;&lt;/p&gt; &lt;p&gt;&lt;span style="font-weight: 400;"&gt;Heskett is the President and founder of the 501(c)(3) nonprofit Pivotal Reach and Paramount Foundation. The charity focuses on public citizens who qualify physically and financially as an option to receive PRP or regenerative medicine, including stem cells, that can be helpful in treating the musculoskeletal system, such as bone and or soft tissue injuries.&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/p&gt; &lt;p&gt;&amp;nbsp;&lt;/p&gt; &lt;p&gt;&lt;img class="wp-image-29595 size-large aligncenter" src="https://topdoctormagazine.com/wp-content/uploads/2023/11/yearinreview2-1024x536.png" alt="" width="1024" height="536" /&gt;&lt;/p&gt; &lt;p&gt;&amp;nbsp;&lt;/p&gt; &lt;p&gt;&lt;strong&gt;Longevity and Quality of Life Through Regenerative Health: An Interview with Dr. Desirée Cox&lt;/strong&gt;&lt;/p&gt; &lt;p&gt;&lt;a href="https://topdoctormagazine.com/issues/longevity-and-quality-of-life-through-regenerative-health-an-interview-with-dr-desiree-cox/"&gt;&lt;i&gt;&lt;span style="font-weight: 400;"&gt;March 2023 | Issue 164&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/i&gt;&lt;/a&gt;&lt;/p&gt; &lt;p&gt;&lt;span style="font-weight: 400;"&gt;Dr. Desirée Cox, MD, MPhil, Ph.D., is a medical doctor, visual artist, and CEO of the US Regenerative Medicine R&amp;amp;D Biotech company BioPep.&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/p&gt; &lt;p&gt;&lt;span style="font-weight: 400;"&gt;“Even back then, I knew my intuition that the medicine I was being trained to practice was primitive was just a hint at something deeper, something I was reaching for but could not quite see.”&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/p&gt; &lt;p&gt;&amp;nbsp;&lt;/p&gt; &lt;p&gt;&lt;b&gt;Morinaga – Recent Trend In Functional Food Science&lt;/b&gt;&lt;/p&gt; &lt;p&gt;&lt;a href="https://topdoctormagazine.com/issues/morinaga-recent-trend-in-functional-food-science/"&gt;&lt;i&gt;&lt;span style="font-weight: 400;"&gt;March 2023 | Issue 164&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/i&gt;&lt;/a&gt;&lt;/p&gt; &lt;p&gt;&lt;span style="font-weight: 400;"&gt;Functional food science indicates that foods and their components can significantly benefit the functions of the body. &lt;/span&gt;&lt;/p&gt; &lt;p&gt;&lt;span style="font-weight: 400;"&gt;The latest trend in functional food science is Morinaga Milk. It is a dairy product company with a long history of researching and benefiting from the nutritional properties of functional ingredients.&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/p&gt; &lt;p&gt;&amp;nbsp;&lt;/p&gt; &lt;p&gt;&lt;b&gt;Food Additives Banned in Europe but Not America&lt;/b&gt;&lt;/p&gt; &lt;p&gt;&lt;a href="https://topdoctormagazine.com/issues/food-additives-banned-in-europe-but-not-america/"&gt;&lt;i&gt;&lt;span style="font-weight: 400;"&gt;April 2023 | Issue 165&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/i&gt;&lt;/a&gt;&lt;/p&gt; &lt;p&gt;&lt;span style="font-weight: 400;"&gt;In August 2022, the European Commission banned titanium dioxide, a food additive. This preservative remains legal and unbanned in the U.S. With countries that many assume are similar in many aspects, what would prompt Europe to ban titanium dioxide and the U.S. to not? &lt;/span&gt;&lt;/p&gt; &lt;p&gt;&amp;nbsp;&lt;/p&gt; &lt;p&gt;&lt;img class="wp-image-29596 size-large aligncenter" src="https://topdoctormagazine.com/wp-content/uploads/2023/11/yearinreview3-1024x536.png" alt="" width="1024" height="536" /&gt;&lt;/p&gt; &lt;p&gt;&amp;nbsp;&lt;/p&gt; &lt;p&gt;&lt;b&gt;Removing Mental Blocks to Break Through Barriers: An Interview with David Nurse, Mental Skills Specialist&lt;/b&gt;&lt;/p&gt; &lt;p&gt;&lt;a href="https://topdoctormagazine.com/issues/removing-mental-blocks-to-break-through-barriers-an-interview-with-david-nurse-mental-skills-specialist/"&gt;&lt;i&gt;&lt;span style="font-weight: 400;"&gt;April 2023 | Special Issue - David Nurse&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/i&gt;&lt;/a&gt;&lt;/p&gt; &lt;p&gt;&lt;span style="font-weight: 400;"&gt;David Nurse, a mental skills specialist, works with and coaches high-profile actors, athletes, CEOs and celebrities to take their mental skills to the next level and dig deeper into mindset development. By focusing on removing barriers, Nurse helps clients reach their full potential in their careers and personal lives. &lt;/span&gt;&lt;/p&gt; &lt;p&gt;&amp;nbsp;&lt;/p&gt; &lt;p&gt;&lt;b&gt;How Chinese Medicine May Be the Solution to Your Chronic Issues: An Interview with Dr. Laura Capina&lt;/b&gt;&lt;/p&gt; &lt;p&gt;&lt;a href="https://topdoctormagazine.com/issues/how-chinese-medicine-may-be-the-solution-to-your-chronic-issues-an-interview-with-dr-laura-capina/"&gt;&lt;i&gt;&lt;span style="font-weight: 400;"&gt;May 2023 | Issue 166&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/i&gt;&lt;/a&gt;&lt;/p&gt; &lt;p&gt;&lt;span style="font-weight: 400;"&gt;Growing up in Lavia, Dr. Laura Capina did not see the magnitude of allergies, asthma, or obesity that she saw when she came to the U.S. at the age of 20. Instead, she had grown up in a world where natural remedies and medicinal herbs were used to treat illness. &lt;/span&gt;&lt;/p&gt; &lt;p&gt;&amp;nbsp;&lt;/p&gt; &lt;p&gt;&lt;strong&gt;Seeing Medicine as More Than Just Physical Treatment: An Interview with Dr. Ramy Mitwalli, M.D.&lt;/strong&gt;&lt;/p&gt; &lt;p&gt;&lt;a href="https://topdoctormagazine.com/issues/seeing-medicine-as-more-than-just-physical-treatment-an-interview-with-dr-ramy-mitwalli-m-d/"&gt;&lt;i&gt;&lt;span style="font-weight: 400;"&gt;May 2023 | Issue 166&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/i&gt;&lt;/a&gt;&lt;/p&gt; &lt;p&gt;&lt;span style="font-weight: 400;"&gt;The medical field encompasses so much more than just physical well-being. Dr. Mitwalli feels that the focus in the medical field should be on the mind, body, and spirit, not just another pathology of a physical body. Regardless of the condition, every patient must be seen as a single, interconnected mind-body-spirit — that is, a patient. &lt;/span&gt;&lt;/p&gt; &lt;p&gt;&amp;nbsp;&lt;/p&gt; &lt;p&gt;&lt;img class="wp-image-29597 size-large aligncenter" src="https://topdoctormagazine.com/wp-content/uploads/2023/11/yearinreview4-1024x536.png" alt="" width="1024" height="536" /&gt;&lt;/p&gt; &lt;p&gt;&amp;nbsp;&lt;/p&gt; &lt;p&gt;&lt;b&gt;A Different Approach to Psychiatric Care: An Interview with Dr. Hyla Cass&lt;/b&gt;&lt;/p&gt; &lt;p&gt;&lt;a href="https://topdoctormagazine.com/issues/a-different-approach-to-psychiatric-care-an-interview-with-dr-hyla-cass/"&gt;&lt;i&gt;&lt;span style="font-weight: 400;"&gt;June 2023 | Issue 167&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/i&gt;&lt;/a&gt;&lt;/p&gt; &lt;p&gt;&lt;span style="font-weight: 400;"&gt;An Integrative Psychiatrist for over 30 years, Dr. Cass described how the practice of medicine was woven into the fabric of her life from an early age. She has continued to evaluate individuals biochemically and physiologically to find the root cause of their problems. And the good news is most issues uncovered within her patients can be corrected naturally.&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/p&gt; &lt;p&gt;&amp;nbsp;&lt;/p&gt; &lt;p&gt;&lt;b&gt;The New Medicine: An Interview with Curtis Martin D.C.&lt;/b&gt;&lt;/p&gt; &lt;p&gt;&lt;a href="https://topdoctormagazine.com/research/news/the-new-medicine-an-interview-with-curtis-martin-d-c/"&gt;&lt;i&gt;&lt;span style="font-weight: 400;"&gt;July 2023 | Issue 168&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/i&gt;&lt;/a&gt;&lt;/p&gt; &lt;p&gt;&lt;span style="font-weight: 400;"&gt;“I was a chiropractor right out of school and ready to make a difference. In my heart, helping people like my dad to avoid needless suffering and live strong has always been my passion, mission, and drive.”&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/p&gt; &lt;h1&gt; &lt;/h1&gt; &lt;p&gt;&lt;b&gt;How Psychedelics Have Changed Holistic Medicine: An Interview with Bianca Abbott&lt;/b&gt;&lt;/p&gt; &lt;p&gt;&lt;a href="https://topdoctormagazine.com/issues/how-psychedelics-have-changed-holistic-medicine-an-interview-with-bianca-abbott/"&gt;&lt;i&gt;&lt;span style="font-weight: 400;"&gt;July 2023 | Issue 168&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/i&gt;&lt;/a&gt;&lt;/p&gt; &lt;p&gt;&lt;span style="font-weight: 400;"&gt;When working with plant medicine, like psilocybin and ayahuasca, detoxing the gut is vital to having a powerful experience. Abbott’s LunaFast program is beneficial for this process as it guides clients through an alkaline elimination diet through five fasting phases to cleanse and detox the gut, which is considered the first brain. &lt;/span&gt;&lt;/p&gt; &lt;p&gt;&amp;nbsp;&lt;/p&gt; &lt;p&gt;&lt;img class="wp-image-29598 size-large aligncenter" src="https://topdoctormagazine.com/wp-content/uploads/2023/11/yearinreview5-1024x536.png" alt="" width="1024" height="536" /&gt;&lt;/p&gt; &lt;p&gt;&lt;span style="font-weight: 400;"&gt; &lt;/span&gt;&lt;/p&gt; &lt;p&gt;&lt;b&gt;Revolutionizing Health and Fitness: The Power of Collaboration and Anti-Aging Medicine&lt;/b&gt;&lt;/p&gt; &lt;p&gt;&lt;a href="https://topdoctormagazine.com/issues/revolutionizing-health-and-fitness-the-power-of-collaboration-and-anti-aging-medicine/"&gt;&lt;i&gt;&lt;span style="font-weight: 400;"&gt;August 2023 | Issue 169&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/i&gt;&lt;/a&gt;&lt;/p&gt; &lt;p&gt;&lt;span style="font-weight: 400;"&gt;“Collaboration and strategic partnerships are the keys to unlocking the true potential of the health and fitness industry. Together, we can achieve optimal health and performance with remarkable transformations.” &lt;/span&gt;&lt;/p&gt; &lt;h1&gt; &lt;/h1&gt; &lt;p&gt;&lt;b&gt;From College Athlete to Acclaimed Strength Coach: The Inspiring Journey of Ashleigh Quint&lt;/b&gt;&lt;/p&gt; &lt;p&gt;&lt;a href="https://topdoctormagazine.com/issues/from-college-athlete-to-acclaimed-strength-coach-the-inspiring-journey-of-ashleigh-quint/"&gt;&lt;i&gt;&lt;span style="font-weight: 400;"&gt;August 2023 | Issue 169&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/i&gt;&lt;/a&gt;&lt;/p&gt; &lt;p&gt;&lt;span style="font-weight: 400;"&gt;Ashleigh Quint’s transformative journey from a college athlete to a renowned strength coach has been an inspiring one in the world of sports performance and fitness.&lt;/span&gt;&lt;span style="font-weight: 400;"&gt; &lt;/span&gt;&lt;/p&gt; &lt;p&gt;&amp;nbsp;&lt;/p&gt; &lt;p&gt;&lt;b&gt;Revitalize Your Body, Boost Your Confidence, and Ignite Your Sex Life with These Expert Tips&lt;/b&gt;&lt;/p&gt; &lt;p&gt;&lt;i&gt;&lt;span style="font-weight: 400;"&gt;August 2023 | Issue 169&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/i&gt;&lt;/p&gt; &lt;p&gt;&lt;span style="font-weight: 400;"&gt;Men, if you’re ready to feel great, have a stellar sex life, look great naked, and have unshakable confidence, then this is for you. You have the ability to make your future even better than your past through good nutrition, sleep, exercise, and sexual health.&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/p&gt; &lt;p&gt;&amp;nbsp;&lt;/p&gt; &lt;p&gt;&lt;img class="wp-image-29599 size-large aligncenter" src="https://topdoctormagazine.com/wp-content/uploads/2023/11/yearinreview6-1024x536.png" alt="" width="1024" height="536" /&gt;&lt;/p&gt; &lt;p&gt;&amp;nbsp;&lt;/p&gt; &lt;p&gt;&lt;b&gt;LIVE YOUR BEST LIFE YET!&lt;/b&gt;&lt;/p&gt; &lt;p&gt;&lt;i&gt;&lt;span style="font-weight: 400;"&gt;August 2023 | Issue 169&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/i&gt;&lt;/p&gt; &lt;p&gt;&lt;span style="font-weight: 400;"&gt;Your body is fully equipped with all that you need to be strong, energetic, happy, and fulfilled. But you have to do the work. No one is coming to make you do it.  &lt;/span&gt;&lt;/p&gt; &lt;p&gt;&amp;nbsp;&lt;/p&gt; &lt;p&gt;&lt;b&gt;Nobel-Prize Inspired Innovation: Centropix Pioneers A New Era In Wellness Technology&lt;/b&gt;&lt;/p&gt; &lt;p&gt;&lt;i&gt;&lt;span style="font-weight: 400;"&gt;September 2023 | Issue 169&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/i&gt;&lt;/p&gt; &lt;p&gt;&lt;span style="font-weight: 400;"&gt;Alternative wellness usually conjures thoughts of essential oils, homeopathic remedies, acupuncture needles and yoga. But now, holistic care is rising to a level of Nobel-prize-winning science, incorporating physics, chemistry, and &lt;/span&gt;&lt;i&gt;&lt;span style="font-weight: 400;"&gt;electromagnetic technology&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/i&gt;&lt;span style="font-weight: 400;"&gt; — finally addressing the root cause of biological imbalance.&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/p&gt; &lt;p&gt;&amp;nbsp;&lt;/p&gt; &lt;p&gt;&lt;b&gt;Protein Needs as We Age | Jackie Kaminski MS, RDN&lt;/b&gt;&lt;/p&gt; &lt;p&gt;&lt;i&gt;&lt;span style="font-weight: 400;"&gt;September 2023 | Issue 169&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/i&gt;&lt;/p&gt; &lt;p&gt;&lt;span style="font-weight: 400;"&gt;By now, the health and fitness industry has shed an abundance of light on the importance of protein in your diet. But… do your protein needs change as you age?&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/p&gt; &lt;p&gt;&amp;nbsp;&lt;/p&gt; &lt;p&gt;&lt;img class="wp-image-29600 size-large aligncenter" src="https://topdoctormagazine.com/wp-content/uploads/2023/11/yearinreview7-1024x536.png" alt="" width="1024" height="536" /&gt;&lt;/p&gt; &lt;p&gt;&amp;nbsp;&lt;/p&gt; &lt;p&gt;&lt;b&gt;From Private Chef to Health Crusader: Chef Tzarina’s Journey of Transformation Through Food&lt;/b&gt;&lt;/p&gt; &lt;p&gt;&lt;i&gt;&lt;span style="font-weight: 400;"&gt;October 2023 | Issue 170&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/i&gt;&lt;/p&gt; &lt;p&gt;&lt;span style="font-weight: 400;"&gt;In the world of haute cuisine and culinary artistry, there are chefs who not only tantalize our taste buds but also transform lives through the power of food. Chef Tzarina, the culinary virtuoso gracing the cover of TopDoctor Magazine, is one such remarkable figure.&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/p&gt; &lt;h1&gt; &lt;/h1&gt; &lt;p&gt;&lt;b&gt;OneSkin: The Most Innovative Way to Treat Your Skin&lt;/b&gt;&lt;/p&gt; &lt;p&gt;&lt;i&gt;&lt;span style="font-weight: 400;"&gt;October 2023 | Issue 170&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/i&gt;&lt;/p&gt; &lt;p&gt;&lt;span style="font-weight: 400;"&gt;“There are so many potential applications in using stem cell biology science to help people and avoid diseases that affect the health and quality of life for individuals,” Carolina Oliveira, co-founder and CEO of OneSkin, said. &lt;/span&gt;&lt;/p&gt; &lt;h1&gt; &lt;/h1&gt; &lt;p&gt;&lt;strong&gt;Mastering Your Diet: The Key to Health and Performance&lt;/strong&gt;&lt;/p&gt; &lt;p&gt;&lt;i&gt;&lt;span style="font-weight: 400;"&gt;October 2023 | Issue 170&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/i&gt;&lt;/p&gt; &lt;p&gt;&lt;span style="font-weight: 400;"&gt;Good nutrition is an important aspect of leading a healthy lifestyle. Your diet, combined with physical activity, can help you reach and maintain a healthy weight, reduce your risk of chronic diseases and promote your overall health.&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/p&gt; &lt;h1&gt; &lt;/h1&gt; &lt;h1&gt;&lt;img class="wp-image-29601 size-large aligncenter" src="https://topdoctormagazine.com/wp-content/uploads/2023/11/yearinreview8-1024x536.png" alt="" width="1024" height="536" /&gt;&lt;/h1&gt; &lt;p&gt;&amp;nbsp;&lt;/p&gt; &lt;p&gt;&lt;b&gt;Products, Services and Legacies: An Interview With Jeffrey Luckey&lt;/b&gt;&lt;/p&gt; &lt;p&gt;&lt;i&gt;&lt;span style="font-weight: 400;"&gt;October 2023 | Issue 170&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/i&gt;&lt;/p&gt; &lt;p&gt;&lt;span style="font-weight: 400;"&gt;“We want to help doctors expand their practices, grow their businesses, make themselves known through &lt;/span&gt;&lt;a href="https://topdoctormagazine.com/"&gt;&lt;span style="font-weight: 400;"&gt;TopDoctor Magazine&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/a&gt;&lt;span style="font-weight: 400;"&gt;, and build relationships with them,” said Jeffrey Luckey, TopDoc’s Chief Revenue Officer.&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/p&gt; &lt;p&gt;&amp;nbsp;&lt;/p&gt; &lt;p&gt;&lt;b&gt;Breathwork is Medicine&lt;/b&gt;&lt;/p&gt; &lt;p&gt;&lt;i&gt;&lt;span style="font-weight: 400;"&gt;November 2023 | Issue 171&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/i&gt;&lt;/p&gt; &lt;p&gt;&lt;span style="font-weight: 400;"&gt;Life begins and ends with an inhale and an exhale. I often begin my Activation Breathwork journeys with a verbal walk-in as I talk about the first breath starting our Earth Heart.&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/p&gt; &lt;p&gt;&amp;nbsp;&lt;/p&gt; &lt;p&gt;&lt;b&gt;80-year-old Stan Cottrell's HOME RUN FOR VETERANS!&lt;/b&gt;&lt;/p&gt; &lt;p&gt;&lt;i&gt;&lt;span style="font-weight: 400;"&gt;November 2023 | Issue 171&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/i&gt;&lt;/p&gt; &lt;p&gt;&lt;span style="font-weight: 400;"&gt;At the age of 80, Stan Cottrell is not just running; he's on a mission to change the world, one stride at a time. His incredible journey is a testament to the human spirit's boundless potential for greatness.&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/p&gt; &lt;p&gt;&amp;nbsp;&lt;/p&gt; &lt;p&gt;&lt;img class="wp-image-29602 size-large aligncenter" src="https://topdoctormagazine.com/wp-content/uploads/2023/11/yearinreview9-1024x536.png" alt="" width="1024" height="536" /&gt;&lt;/p&gt; &lt;p&gt;&amp;nbsp;&lt;/p&gt; &lt;p&gt;&lt;strong&gt;Cultivating a Room of Excellence: Chris Himel’s IV Biz Bash Event and the Future of Medicine&lt;/strong&gt;&lt;/p&gt; &lt;p&gt;October 2020 | Special Issue - IV BizBash&lt;/p&gt; &lt;p&gt;“Our true mission is that we want to impact 1 million alternative medicine practitioners and holistic medicine business owners so they can go out and affect a thousand people. And with that, we can impact the health and the life of a billion people,” - Chris Himel&lt;/p&gt; &lt;p&gt;&amp;nbsp;&lt;/p&gt; &lt;p&gt;&lt;b&gt;A Lifelong Journey in Cardiology: Dr. Monzur Morshed's Journey and the Future of Heart Care&lt;/b&gt;&lt;/p&gt; &lt;p&gt;&lt;i&gt;&lt;span style="font-weight: 400;"&gt;November 2023 | Issue 171&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/i&gt;&lt;/p&gt; &lt;p&gt;&lt;span style="font-weight: 400;"&gt;"The best preventative care comes from our lifestyle. Focus on reevaluating stress, sleeping well, and healthy oils and fats along with proper use of BMI," Dr. Morshed said. &lt;/span&gt;&lt;/p&gt; &lt;p&gt;&lt;span style="font-weight: 400;"&gt;Preventative care starts now.&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/p&gt; &lt;p&gt;&amp;nbsp;&lt;/p&gt; &lt;p&gt;&amp;nbsp;&lt;/p&gt;&lt;/div&gt; &lt;/div&gt; &lt;/div&gt; &lt;/div&gt; &lt;/div&gt;</description> <images>https://topdoctormagazine.com/wp-content/uploads/2023/12/yearinreviewcover1.png</images> <url>https://topdoctormagazine.com/research/news/topdoctor-magazine-a-year-in-review/</url> </article> <article> <ID>29435</ID> <title>Gifts for Well-Being: A Health and Wellness Gift Guide</title> <publishDate>2023-12-07 16:44:05</publishDate> <description>&lt;div class="et_pb_section et_pb_section_40 et_section_regular" &gt; &lt;div class="et_pb_row et_pb_row_40"&gt; &lt;div class="et_pb_column et_pb_column_4_4 et_pb_column_40 et_pb_css_mix_blend_mode_passthrough et-last-child"&gt; &lt;div class="et_pb_module et_pb_text et_pb_text_40 et_pb_text_align_left et_pb_bg_layout_light"&gt; &lt;div class="et_pb_text_inner"&gt;&lt;p&gt;&lt;span style="font-weight: 400;"&gt;Welcome to our Christmas gift guide, specially curated by our editorial team. As we approach the holiday season, what better way to show your love and care for your friends and family than by giving the gift of well-being? From promoting restful sleep to enhancing oral hygiene and supporting a healthy lifestyle, we've curated a diverse selection of gift ideas for a happier and healthier you. Whether you're looking for a thoughtful skincare basket, eco-friendly glass containers, or even a membership to an ingredient-savvy app, our guide has something for everyone. So, this Christmas season, let's prioritize health and wellness and share the gift of self-care and vitality with ourselves and our loved ones.&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/p&gt; &lt;p&gt;&amp;nbsp;&lt;/p&gt; &lt;p&gt;&lt;img class="wp-image-29571 size-large aligncenter" src="https://topdoctormagazine.com/wp-content/uploads/2023/12/hatchgiftguide-1024x1024.png" alt="" width="1024" height="1024" /&gt;&lt;/p&gt; &lt;p&gt;&amp;nbsp;&lt;/p&gt; &lt;p&gt;&lt;b&gt;Hatch: Restore 2&lt;/b&gt;&lt;/p&gt; &lt;p&gt;&lt;span style="font-weight: 400;"&gt;$199&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/p&gt; &lt;p&gt;&lt;span style="font-weight: 400;"&gt;A full night's rest is essential for muscle recovery and can even help digestion. The Hatch: Restore 2 is a great gift for anyone needing more restful sleep or would like to wake up peacefully rather than to a blaring alarm every morning. Add it to your Christmas list this year, or get one for someone you know is needing a better night’s sleep. &lt;/span&gt;&lt;/p&gt; &lt;p&gt;&amp;nbsp;&lt;/p&gt; &lt;p&gt;&lt;span style="font-weight: 400;"&gt;hatch.co&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/p&gt; &lt;p&gt;&amp;nbsp;&lt;/p&gt; &lt;p&gt;&lt;img class="wp-image-29564 size-large aligncenter" src="https://topdoctormagazine.com/wp-content/uploads/2023/12/castoroilgiftguide-1024x1024.png" alt="" width="1024" height="1024" /&gt;&lt;/p&gt; &lt;p&gt;&amp;nbsp;&lt;/p&gt; &lt;p&gt;&lt;b&gt;Queen of Thrones Castor Oil Pack Kit &lt;/b&gt;&lt;/p&gt; &lt;p&gt;&lt;span style="font-weight: 400;"&gt;$85.94&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/p&gt; &lt;p&gt;&lt;span style="font-weight: 400;"&gt;Castor oil packs are an easy gift for anyone in your life who likes taking a more natural approach to health and wellness. Using castor oil packs can be beneficial for improving circulation, reducing inflammation and relieving pain in specific areas of the body, making them a popular natural remedy.&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/p&gt; &lt;p&gt;&amp;nbsp;&lt;/p&gt; &lt;p&gt;&lt;span style="font-weight: 400;"&gt;aliveandwell.health&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/p&gt; &lt;p&gt;&amp;nbsp;&lt;/p&gt; &lt;p&gt;&lt;img class="wp-image-29574 size-large aligncenter" src="https://topdoctormagazine.com/wp-content/uploads/2023/12/skincarebasketgiftguide-1024x1024.png" alt="" width="1024" height="1024" /&gt;&lt;/p&gt; &lt;p&gt;&amp;nbsp;&lt;/p&gt; &lt;p&gt;&lt;b&gt;Skincare Basket&lt;/b&gt;&lt;/p&gt; &lt;p&gt;&lt;span style="font-weight: 400;"&gt;A skincare basket can be a thoughtful gift for someone who has an extensive skincare routine or can be nice to give someone trying to figure out what their skincare routine looks like. Here are some ideas if you’re thinking about putting a skincare basket together for someone this Christmas: a face cleanser, their favorite moisturizer, a gua sha tool, face masks, a facial steamer, a gift card to get facial or reusable eye patches. This kind of gift is very customizable to any individual and budget.&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/p&gt; &lt;p&gt;&amp;nbsp;&lt;/p&gt; &lt;p&gt;&lt;img class="aligncenter wp-image-29569 size-large" src="https://topdoctormagazine.com/wp-content/uploads/2023/12/glasscontainersgiftguide-1024x1024.png" alt="" width="1024" height="1024" /&gt;&lt;/p&gt; &lt;p&gt;&amp;nbsp;&lt;/p&gt; &lt;p&gt;&lt;b&gt;20-Piece Round Glass Containers with Bamboo Lids Set&lt;/b&gt;&lt;/p&gt; &lt;p&gt;&lt;span style="font-weight: 400;"&gt;$59.95&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/p&gt; &lt;p&gt;&lt;span style="font-weight: 400;"&gt;Glass storage containers are a wonderful gift for the person in your life who is trying to avoid using plastic for any number of reasons, and will be a welcomed gift this Christmas. Glassware is a reusable and sustainable way to store food and takes away the worry of the harm of microplastics.&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/p&gt; &lt;p&gt;&lt;span style="font-weight: 400;"&gt;Crateandbarrel.com&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/p&gt; &lt;p&gt;&amp;nbsp;&lt;/p&gt; &lt;p&gt;&lt;img class="wp-image-29572 size-large aligncenter" src="https://topdoctormagazine.com/wp-content/uploads/2023/12/medspagiftguide-1024x1024.png" alt="" width="1024" height="1024" /&gt;&lt;/p&gt; &lt;p&gt;&amp;nbsp;&lt;/p&gt; &lt;p&gt;&lt;b&gt;Gift Card to Medspa&lt;/b&gt;&lt;/p&gt; &lt;p&gt;&lt;span style="font-weight: 400;"&gt;Who doesn’t love a trip to the spa? A gift card to a health spa could be the perfect gift to give someone close to you this Christmas. Many health and wellness spas offer a number of different services from hydrafacials, to cryotherapy to aesthetics. If you want to treat someone else or yourself this holiday season, a trip to your local medspa could be a great option!&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/p&gt; &lt;p&gt;&amp;nbsp;&lt;/p&gt; &lt;p&gt;&lt;img class="wp-image-29565 size-large aligncenter" src="https://topdoctormagazine.com/wp-content/uploads/2023/12/coconutoiltgiftguide-1024x1024.png" alt="" width="1024" height="1024" /&gt;&lt;/p&gt; &lt;p&gt;&amp;nbsp;&lt;/p&gt; &lt;p&gt;&lt;b&gt;Unrefined Coconut Oil&lt;/b&gt;&lt;/p&gt; &lt;p&gt;&lt;span style="font-weight: 400;"&gt;$7.97&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/p&gt; &lt;p&gt;&lt;span style="font-weight: 400;"&gt;If you know someone who is serious about their oral health, unrefined coconut oil is an easy gift for them. Some believe oil pulling can help reduce harmful bacteria, prevent bad breath and promote healthier gums and teeth. While it doesn’t replace regular oral hygiene like brushing and flossing, it can be used as a fantastic addition to their oral hygiene routine.&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/p&gt; &lt;p&gt;&lt;span style="font-weight: 400;"&gt;publix.com&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/p&gt; &lt;p&gt;&amp;nbsp;&lt;/p&gt; &lt;p&gt;&lt;img class="wp-image-29575 size-large aligncenter" src="https://topdoctormagazine.com/wp-content/uploads/2023/12/waterpickgiftguide-1024x1024.png" alt="" width="1024" height="1024" /&gt;&lt;/p&gt; &lt;p&gt;&amp;nbsp;&lt;/p&gt; &lt;p&gt;&lt;b&gt;Rechargeable Cordless Water Flosser&lt;/b&gt;&lt;/p&gt; &lt;p&gt;&lt;span style="font-weight: 400;"&gt;$70&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/p&gt; &lt;p&gt;&lt;span style="font-weight: 400;"&gt;Speaking of oral health, a water flosser could be a great addition to your (or anyone you're giving gifts to this Christmas) oral hygiene regimen. Add this to your Christmas wishlist, or get it for anyone who’s been wanting to step up their oral health routine.&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/p&gt; &lt;p&gt;&lt;span style="font-weight: 400;"&gt;getquip.com&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/p&gt; &lt;p&gt;&amp;nbsp;&lt;/p&gt; &lt;p&gt;&lt;img class="wp-image-29566 size-large aligncenter" src="https://topdoctormagazine.com/wp-content/uploads/2023/12/donategiftguide-1024x1024.png" alt="" width="1024" height="1024" /&gt;&lt;/p&gt; &lt;p&gt;&amp;nbsp;&lt;/p&gt; &lt;p&gt;&lt;b&gt;Charity Donation to a Health and Wellness Initiative&lt;/b&gt;&lt;/p&gt; &lt;p&gt;&lt;span style="font-weight: 400;"&gt;A charity donation is the perfect gift for the person who loves to give. If one of your friends or family members has a charity they enjoy supporting, donate in their name this year. 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&lt;div class="et_pb_row et_pb_row_41"&gt; &lt;div class="et_pb_column et_pb_column_4_4 et_pb_column_41 et_pb_css_mix_blend_mode_passthrough et-last-child"&gt; &lt;div class="et_pb_module et_pb_text et_pb_text_41 et_pb_text_align_left et_pb_bg_layout_light"&gt; &lt;div class="et_pb_text_inner"&gt;&lt;p&gt;&lt;b&gt;Introduction&lt;/b&gt;&lt;/p&gt; &lt;p&gt;&lt;span style="font-weight: 400;"&gt;As we see flu season on the horizon, the importance of maintaining a healthy immune system becomes increasingly apparent. Among the various minerals and nutrients essential for immune health, zinc stands out as a crucial element that can bolster our body's defenses against seasonal illnesses like the flu! Its role in supporting immune function has been well-documented, making it a valuable addition to our health regimen both before and during flu season.&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/p&gt; &lt;p&gt;&amp;nbsp;&lt;/p&gt; &lt;p&gt;&lt;b&gt;Zinc as a Preventative Measure&lt;/b&gt;&lt;/p&gt; &lt;p&gt;&lt;span style="font-weight: 400;"&gt;Before the onset of flu season, providing your body with zinc can be an effective preventive measure. This essential mineral plays a pivotal role in numerous bodily functions, including immune response, cell division and wound healing. It acts as a catalyst for over 300 enzymes, contributing to the proper functioning of many &lt;/span&gt;&lt;a href="https://www.nccih.nih.gov/health/tips/tips-natural-products-for-the-flu-and-colds-what-does-the-science-say#:~:text=There%20is%20currently%20no%20strong,effects%20and%20interact%20with%20medicines."&gt;&lt;span style="font-weight: 400;"&gt;biochemical&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/a&gt;&lt;span style="font-weight: 400;"&gt; processes in the body.&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/p&gt; &lt;p&gt;&amp;nbsp;&lt;/p&gt; &lt;p&gt;&lt;span style="font-weight: 400;"&gt;Zinc is particularly renowned for its ability to enhance the activity of immune cells. It helps regulate the production and function of various immune cells, such as neutrophils and natural killer cells, which are essential for combating infections. Additionally, zinc assists in the production of antibodies, which are crucial for the body's defense mechanism against pathogens like influenza viruses.&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/p&gt; &lt;p&gt;&amp;nbsp;&lt;/p&gt; &lt;p&gt;&lt;span style="font-weight: 400;"&gt;Studies have indicated that maintaining adequate zinc levels can reduce the severity and duration of the common cold, which shares symptoms with influenza. While not a direct cure for the flu, incorporating zinc into your diet or as a supplement before flu season may provide an added layer of defense against viral infections.&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/p&gt; &lt;p&gt;&amp;nbsp;&lt;/p&gt; &lt;p&gt;&lt;img class="wp-image-29550 size-large aligncenter" src="https://topdoctormagazine.com/wp-content/uploads/2023/12/zinccoldandflu-819x1024.png" alt="" width="819" height="1024" /&gt;&lt;/p&gt; &lt;p&gt;&amp;nbsp;&lt;/p&gt; &lt;p&gt;&lt;b&gt;Alleviating Cold and Flu Symptoms&lt;/b&gt;&lt;/p&gt; &lt;p&gt;&lt;span style="font-weight: 400;"&gt;During flu season, the benefits of zinc become even more pronounced. As the virus spreads more readily, reinforcing your immune system becomes crucial in warding off illness. Zinc supplementation during this period can help shorten the duration of flu symptoms and potentially reduce the likelihood of developing severe complications.&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/p&gt; &lt;p&gt;&amp;nbsp;&lt;/p&gt; &lt;p&gt;&lt;span style="font-weight: 400;"&gt;Research suggests that zinc cough drops or syrup taken within 24 hours of the onset of flu symptoms may decrease the duration of the illness by interfering with the virus's ability to multiply and spread in the body. It's important to note that the effectiveness of zinc supplementation may vary depending on the formulation, dosage and individual factors, so consulting a healthcare professional should be a first step.&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/p&gt; &lt;p&gt;&amp;nbsp;&lt;/p&gt; &lt;p&gt;&lt;span style="font-weight: 400;"&gt;Zinc's anti-inflammatory properties can assist in alleviating symptoms commonly associated with the flu, such as sore throat and cough. By reducing inflammation and supporting the body's immune response, zinc can contribute to a speedier recovery from flu-related discomfort.&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/p&gt; &lt;p&gt;&amp;nbsp;&lt;/p&gt; &lt;p&gt;&lt;img class="wp-image-29552 size-large aligncenter" src="https://topdoctormagazine.com/wp-content/uploads/2023/12/Zinc2-1024x536.png" alt="" width="1024" height="536" /&gt;&lt;/p&gt; &lt;p&gt;&amp;nbsp;&lt;/p&gt; &lt;p&gt;&lt;b&gt;Dietary and Supplemental Sources of Zinc&lt;/b&gt;&lt;/p&gt; &lt;p&gt;&lt;span style="font-weight: 400;"&gt;You might be asking a necessary question: What is a good source of zinc? There are various ways you can have a higher intake of this mineral during this year’s cold and flu season. One of the easiest ways to get zinc is through seafood like oysters and crab or through red meat. These have the highest presence of zinc out of all the foods you could eat for a natural source of zinc. If you are not partial to seafood or are trying to avoid red meat, there are other foods that have a great source of zinc! Brown rice, legumes such as kidney beans, blueberries and even cheddar cheese are fantastic natural sources where zinc can be found. &lt;/span&gt;&lt;/p&gt; &lt;p&gt;&amp;nbsp;&lt;/p&gt; &lt;p&gt;&lt;span style="font-weight: 400;"&gt;If you feel you are not getting enough zinc through your diet, there are also supplements you can take. This can be an easy way to ensure you are getting enough of this cold-fighting supplement during cold and flu season to help your immune system ward off any cold-related symptoms.  &lt;/span&gt;&lt;/p&gt; &lt;p&gt;&amp;nbsp;&lt;/p&gt; &lt;p&gt;&lt;b&gt;Striking a Balance&lt;/b&gt;&lt;/p&gt; &lt;p&gt;&amp;nbsp;&lt;/p&gt; &lt;p&gt;&lt;span style="font-weight: 400;"&gt;However, it's crucial to strike a balance with zinc intake, as excessive amounts can have adverse effects on health. Overconsumption of zinc may lead to gastrointestinal disturbances and interfere with the absorption of other essential minerals like copper and iron. Therefore, moderation and adherence to recommended daily allowances are essential. Consult with a healthcare professional before incorporating zinc into your daily routine. &lt;/span&gt;&lt;/p&gt; &lt;p&gt;&amp;nbsp;&lt;/p&gt; &lt;p&gt;&lt;b&gt;Conclusion&lt;/b&gt;&lt;/p&gt; &lt;p&gt;&amp;nbsp;&lt;/p&gt; &lt;p&gt;&lt;span style="font-weight: 400;"&gt;Incorporating zinc into your health regimen before and during flu season can offer significant benefits for immune health. Whether through dietary sources like nuts, seeds, legumes and whole grains or as a supplement, maintaining optimal zinc levels can bolster the body's defenses against seasonal illnesses like the flu. As always, it's best to seek guidance from a healthcare professional to determine the appropriate dosage and form of zinc supplementation tailored to your individual needs.&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/p&gt; &lt;p&gt;&amp;nbsp;&lt;/p&gt; &lt;p&gt;&lt;span style="font-weight: 400;"&gt;Sources&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/p&gt; &lt;p&gt;&lt;a href="https://www.nccih.nih.gov/health/tips/tips-natural-products-for-the-flu-and-colds-what-does-the-science-say#:~:text=There%20is%20currently%20no%20strong,effects%20and%20interact%20with%20medicines"&gt;&lt;span style="font-weight: 400;"&gt;https://www.nccih.nih.gov/health/tips/tips-natural-products-for-the-flu-and-colds-what-does-the-science-say#:~:text=There%20is%20currently%20no%20strong,effects%20and%20interact%20with%20medicines&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/a&gt;&lt;span style="font-weight: 400;"&gt;.&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/p&gt; &lt;p&gt;&amp;nbsp;&lt;/p&gt; &lt;p&gt;&lt;a href="https://ods.od.nih.gov/factsheets/Zinc-HealthProfessional/#:~:text=The%20richest%20food%20sources%20of,also%20contain%20zinc%20%5B3%5D."&gt;&lt;span style="font-weight: 400;"&gt;https://ods.od.nih.gov/factsheets/Zinc-HealthProfessional/#:~:text=The%20richest%20food%20sources%20of,also%20contain%20zinc%20%5B3%5D.&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/a&gt;&lt;/p&gt;&lt;/div&gt; &lt;/div&gt; &lt;/div&gt; &lt;/div&gt; &lt;/div&gt;</description> <images>https://topdoctormagazine.com/wp-content/uploads/2023/12/Zinc.png</images> <url>https://topdoctormagazine.com/medicine/holistic-medicine/the-benefits-of-zinc-before-and-during-cold-and-flu-season/</url> </article> <article> <ID>29527</ID> <title>Embarking on the Path to Longevity and Vitality: Bio-Optimized Living</title> <publishDate>2023-12-04 18:48:10</publishDate> <description>&lt;div class="et_pb_section et_pb_section_42 et_section_regular" &gt; &lt;div class="et_pb_row et_pb_row_42"&gt; &lt;div class="et_pb_column et_pb_column_4_4 et_pb_column_42 et_pb_css_mix_blend_mode_passthrough et-last-child"&gt; &lt;div class="et_pb_module et_pb_text et_pb_text_42 et_pb_text_align_left et_pb_bg_layout_light"&gt; &lt;div class="et_pb_text_inner"&gt;&lt;p&gt;&lt;span style="font-weight: 400;"&gt;Every great journey commences with a single, deliberate step—the decision to begin. Biohacking is the art of optimizing human performance and well-being through strategic interventions. It is a multifaceted approach to enhancing longevity and vitality. As an expert in the field, I live this Bio-Op Life successfully and advocate for a comprehensive strategy that includes not only individual practices but also the cultivation of a supportive community. Below are top biohacking tips, each integral to the quest for a longer, healthier life, and the added dimension of community as a vital component of this journey.&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/p&gt; &lt;p&gt;&lt;b&gt;Mindfulness for Self Mastery&lt;/b&gt;&lt;span style="font-weight: 400;"&gt;:&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/p&gt; &lt;p&gt;&lt;span style="font-weight: 400;"&gt;Everything starts in the mind. Mindfulness and stress reduction are vital practices in the biohacking toolkit, as they help mitigate the detrimental effects of chronic stress on the body, enhance mental clarity, and promote a balanced emotional state, all of which are foundational for long-term health and vitality.&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/p&gt; &lt;ul&gt; &lt;li style="font-weight: 400;" aria-level="1"&gt;&lt;span style="font-weight: 400;"&gt;Dedicate time to mindfulness or meditation, reducing stress's impact on aging.&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/li&gt; &lt;li style="font-weight: 400;" aria-level="1"&gt;&lt;span style="font-weight: 400;"&gt;Utilize breathing techniques to activate the parasympathetic nervous system.&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/li&gt; &lt;li style="font-weight: 400;" aria-level="1"&gt;&lt;span style="font-weight: 400;"&gt;Cultivate positivity through gratitude practices.&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/li&gt; &lt;li style="font-weight: 400;" aria-level="1"&gt;&lt;span style="font-weight: 400;"&gt;Use visualization and affirmations to maintain focus on your health objectives.&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/li&gt; &lt;li style="font-weight: 400;" aria-level="1"&gt;&lt;span style="font-weight: 400;"&gt;Stimulate your mind with brain training, new skills and complex tasks.&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/li&gt; &lt;/ul&gt; &lt;p&gt;&amp;nbsp;&lt;/p&gt; &lt;p&gt;&lt;img class="wp-image-29533 size-large aligncenter" src="https://topdoctormagazine.com/wp-content/uploads/2023/12/yelibio2-819x1024.png" alt="" width="819" height="1024" /&gt;&lt;/p&gt; &lt;p&gt;&amp;nbsp;&lt;/p&gt; &lt;p&gt;&lt;b&gt;Understanding your Personalized Metrics&lt;/b&gt;&lt;/p&gt; &lt;p&gt;&lt;span style="font-weight: 400;"&gt;In the pursuit of longevity, biohacking isn't merely about adopting a set of best practices; it's about understanding and tracking the unique biological markers that define our individual health. By comparing our biomarkers to those of the healthiest individuals, we achieve a marker of peak performance. Through diagnostic testing, you can have a personalized plan to reach your Optimized Performance Levels.&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/p&gt; &lt;ul&gt; &lt;li style="font-weight: 400;" aria-level="1"&gt;&lt;span style="font-weight: 400;"&gt;Blood Panels&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/li&gt; &lt;li style="font-weight: 400;" aria-level="1"&gt;&lt;span style="font-weight: 400;"&gt;DNA Testing&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/li&gt; &lt;li style="font-weight: 400;" aria-level="1"&gt;&lt;span style="font-weight: 400;"&gt;Food Inflammation Testing&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/li&gt; &lt;li style="font-weight: 400;" aria-level="1"&gt;&lt;span style="font-weight: 400;"&gt;Gut Microbiome Analysis&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/li&gt; &lt;li style="font-weight: 400;" aria-level="1"&gt;&lt;span style="font-weight: 400;"&gt;Hormone Testing&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/li&gt; &lt;li style="font-weight: 400;" aria-level="1"&gt;&lt;span style="font-weight: 400;"&gt;Heart Rate Variability (HRV) and Sleep Tracking&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/li&gt; &lt;li style="font-weight: 400;" aria-level="1"&gt;&lt;span style="font-weight: 400;"&gt;Telomere Testing&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/li&gt; &lt;/ul&gt; &lt;p&gt;&lt;span style="font-weight: 400;"&gt; &lt;/span&gt;&lt;/p&gt; &lt;p&gt;&lt;b&gt;The Art of Rest and Recovery:&lt;/b&gt;&lt;/p&gt; &lt;p&gt;&lt;span style="font-weight: 400;"&gt; Rest and recovery are not just intermissions in our bustling lives; they are essential chapters in the story of our health. Taking cues from the regimens of top athletes, incorporating a rest protocol that transforms downtime into a strategic component of health optimization is essential.&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/p&gt; &lt;ul&gt; &lt;li style="font-weight: 400;" aria-level="1"&gt;&lt;span style="font-weight: 400;"&gt;Aim for 7-9 hours of restorative sleep per night.&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/li&gt; &lt;li style="font-weight: 400;" aria-level="1"&gt;&lt;span style="font-weight: 400;"&gt;Consistency is key; maintain a regular sleep schedule to regulate your circadian rhythm.&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/li&gt; &lt;li style="font-weight: 400;" aria-level="1"&gt;&lt;span style="font-weight: 400;"&gt;Create a sanctuary for sleep: ensure your bedroom is dark, cool and quiet.&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/li&gt; &lt;li style="font-weight: 400;" aria-level="1"&gt;&lt;span style="font-weight: 400;"&gt;Reduce blue light exposure in the evening to signal to your body that it's time to wind down.&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/li&gt; &lt;/ul&gt; &lt;p&gt;&amp;nbsp;&lt;/p&gt; &lt;p&gt;&lt;img class="wp-image-29535 size-large aligncenter" src="https://topdoctormagazine.com/wp-content/uploads/2023/12/restandrecovery-1024x536.png" alt="" width="1024" height="536" /&gt;&lt;/p&gt; &lt;p&gt;&amp;nbsp;&lt;/p&gt; &lt;p&gt;&lt;b&gt;Food As Fuel:&lt;/b&gt;&lt;/p&gt; &lt;p&gt;&lt;span style="font-weight: 400;"&gt;Nutrition is the premium fuel for the intricate machinery of your mind and body, powering every function and facilitating optimal health, while the practice of fasting acts as a reset button, enhancing cellular repair and metabolic efficiency.&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/p&gt; &lt;ul&gt; &lt;li style="font-weight: 400;" aria-level="1"&gt;&lt;span style="font-weight: 400;"&gt;Choose a diet abundant in whole foods, fostering cellular health and longevity.&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/li&gt; &lt;li style="font-weight: 400;" aria-level="1"&gt;&lt;span style="font-weight: 400;"&gt;Experiment with intermittent fasting to promote autophagy and metabolic balance.&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/li&gt; &lt;li style="font-weight: 400;" aria-level="1"&gt;&lt;span style="font-weight: 400;"&gt;Reduce intake of sugars and processed foods to decrease inflammation and slow aging.&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/li&gt; &lt;li style="font-weight: 400;" aria-level="1"&gt;&lt;span style="font-weight: 400;"&gt;Support a healthy microbiome with a fiber-rich diet and fermented foods.&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/li&gt; &lt;/ul&gt; &lt;p&gt;&lt;b&gt; &lt;/b&gt;&lt;/p&gt; &lt;p&gt;&lt;b&gt;Adding the Missing Building Blocks of Life&lt;/b&gt;&lt;/p&gt; &lt;p&gt;&lt;span style="font-weight: 400;"&gt;Supplementation has become an essential tool for filling nutritional gaps and ensuring our bodies receive the full spectrum of vitamins and minerals required for optimal health. The efficacy of supplements hinges not only on their intrinsic nutritional value but also on the integrity of their sourcing, the reputation of the manufacturing company, the transparency of user testimonials, and, critically, their bioavailability—ensuring that the body can readily absorb and utilize them to the fullest extent. &lt;/span&gt;&lt;/p&gt; &lt;p&gt;&lt;span style="font-weight: 400;"&gt;Test for nutrient and mineral deficiencies and supplement for personalized optimization.&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/p&gt; &lt;p&gt;&lt;b&gt;Movement for Life&lt;/b&gt;&lt;span style="font-weight: 400;"&gt;:&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/p&gt; &lt;p&gt;&lt;span style="font-weight: 400;"&gt;Regular physical activity not only plays a pivotal role in stimulating the lymphatic system, essential for immune function and bodily detoxification, but it also triggers the release of endorphins and neurotransmitters that elevate mood and contribute to mental well-being.&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/p&gt; &lt;ul&gt; &lt;li style="font-weight: 400;" aria-level="1"&gt;&lt;span style="font-weight: 400;"&gt;Engage in a balanced mix of aerobic and resistance training for overall fitness.&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/li&gt; &lt;li style="font-weight: 400;" aria-level="1"&gt;&lt;span style="font-weight: 400;"&gt;Incorporate HIIT for enhanced metabolic health and endurance.&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/li&gt; &lt;li style="font-weight: 400;" aria-level="1"&gt;&lt;span style="font-weight: 400;"&gt;Practice flexibility and balance exercises to preserve mobility and prevent injuries.&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/li&gt; &lt;/ul&gt; &lt;p&gt;&amp;nbsp;&lt;/p&gt; &lt;p&gt;&lt;img class="wp-image-29534 size-large aligncenter" src="https://topdoctormagazine.com/wp-content/uploads/2023/12/yelibio3-819x1024.png" alt="" width="819" height="1024" /&gt;&lt;/p&gt; &lt;p&gt;&amp;nbsp;&lt;/p&gt; &lt;p&gt;&lt;b&gt;Using Technologies to Unlock Peak Performance&lt;/b&gt;&lt;span style="font-weight: 400;"&gt;:&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/p&gt; &lt;p&gt;&lt;span style="font-weight: 400;"&gt;My bio-optimized living protocols, crafted with precision, incorporate a suite of advanced modalities. Each of these modalities has been selected for its evidence-based capacity to profoundly influence health, forming the pillars of a protocol that stands at the forefront of anti-aging and restorative medicine.&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/p&gt; &lt;ul&gt; &lt;li style="font-weight: 400;" aria-level="1"&gt;&lt;b&gt;Near-Infrared Red Light:&lt;/b&gt;&lt;span style="font-weight: 400;"&gt; Penetrates deep into tissues, stimulating cellular repair and regeneration.&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/li&gt; &lt;li style="font-weight: 400;" aria-level="1"&gt;&lt;b&gt;Far-Infrared:&lt;/b&gt;&lt;span style="font-weight: 400;"&gt; Enhances circulation and promotes detoxification at the cellular level.&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/li&gt; &lt;li style="font-weight: 400;" aria-level="1"&gt;&lt;b&gt;Cold Therapy:&lt;/b&gt;&lt;span style="font-weight: 400;"&gt; Boosts metabolism and inflammation control, fortifying the body's resilience.&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/li&gt; &lt;li style="font-weight: 400;" aria-level="1"&gt;&lt;b&gt;PEMF (Pulsed Electromagnetic Field Therapy):&lt;/b&gt;&lt;span style="font-weight: 400;"&gt; Encourages cellular recovery and balances the body's electromagnetic fields.&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/li&gt; &lt;li style="font-weight: 400;" aria-level="1"&gt;&lt;b&gt;Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy:&lt;/b&gt;&lt;span style="font-weight: 400;"&gt; Saturates cells with oxygen, vastly improving healing and function.&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/li&gt; &lt;/ul&gt; &lt;p&gt;&lt;b&gt;Environmental Optimization&lt;/b&gt;&lt;span style="font-weight: 400;"&gt;:&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/p&gt; &lt;p&gt;&lt;span style="font-weight: 400;"&gt;Addressing environmental stressors is imperative as they can insidiously undermine our health, contributing to chronic disease and diminishing our body's innate capacity to heal and thrive.&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/p&gt; &lt;ul&gt; &lt;li style="font-weight: 400;" aria-level="1"&gt;&lt;span style="font-weight: 400;"&gt;Reduce toxin exposure by choosing natural products for cleaning and personal care.&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/li&gt; &lt;li style="font-weight: 400;" aria-level="1"&gt;&lt;span style="font-weight: 400;"&gt;Invest in air and water purification to minimize environmental pollutants.&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/li&gt; &lt;li style="font-weight: 400;" aria-level="1"&gt;&lt;span style="font-weight: 400;"&gt;Practice grounding to connect with nature and reduce inflammation.&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/li&gt; &lt;/ul&gt; &lt;p&gt;&amp;nbsp;&lt;/p&gt; &lt;p&gt;&lt;img class="wp-image-29531 size-large aligncenter" src="https://topdoctormagazine.com/wp-content/uploads/2023/12/Bio-optimized-Community-1024x536.png" alt="" width="1024" height="536" /&gt;&lt;/p&gt; &lt;p&gt;&amp;nbsp;&lt;/p&gt; &lt;p&gt;&lt;b&gt;The Power of Community&lt;/b&gt;&lt;span style="font-weight: 400;"&gt;:&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/p&gt; &lt;p&gt;&lt;span style="font-weight: 400;"&gt;The embrace of a supportive community is a cornerstone for longevity, providing social connection, shared knowledge and the collective encouragement that are essential in nurturing and sustaining a long, vibrant life. I personally attend conferences worldwide to gain more knowledge in my field and create relationships with those elevating the regenerative medical and self-development space. I also personally have been a part of a health and wellness community through Jennifer Nicole Lee for years, and it ensured a support system connected with like-minded women all looking to live their best, fittest and healthiest lives. Seek out communities living the examples you want to live.&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/p&gt; &lt;ul&gt; &lt;li style="font-weight: 400;" aria-level="1"&gt;&lt;span style="font-weight: 400;"&gt;Immerse yourself in a health-conscious community for support and shared knowledge.&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/li&gt; &lt;li style="font-weight: 400;" aria-level="1"&gt;&lt;span style="font-weight: 400;"&gt;Participate in group activities that encourage physical and social engagement.&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/li&gt; &lt;li style="font-weight: 400;" aria-level="1"&gt;&lt;span style="font-weight: 400;"&gt;Share your journey with peers to build accountability and collective wisdom.&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/li&gt; &lt;/ul&gt; &lt;p&gt;&lt;span style="font-weight: 400;"&gt;As you weave these biohacking strategies into the fabric of your life, remember that the journey is deeply personal. Approach each practice with curiosity and adaptability, and always consult healthcare professionals who are living these practices successfully. The path to longevity is a marathon, not a sprint, and each step forward is made richer through the support and camaraderie of a like-minded community.&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/p&gt;&lt;/div&gt; &lt;/div&gt; &lt;/div&gt; &lt;/div&gt; &lt;/div&gt;</description> <images>https://topdoctormagazine.com/wp-content/uploads/2023/12/Yeli-Cover.png</images> <url>https://topdoctormagazine.com/medicine/regenerative-medicine/embarking-on-the-path-to-longevity-and-vitality-bio-optimized-living/</url> </article> <article> <ID>29511</ID> <title>Meet Dr. William J. Cole Jr.: A Board Certified Regenerative Medicine Expert Transforming Lives and Assisting in Healing Without Drugs or Surgery</title> <publishDate>2023-12-01 22:38:19</publishDate> <description>&lt;div class="et_pb_section et_pb_section_43 et_section_regular" &gt; &lt;div class="et_pb_row et_pb_row_43"&gt; &lt;div class="et_pb_column et_pb_column_4_4 et_pb_column_43 et_pb_css_mix_blend_mode_passthrough et-last-child"&gt; &lt;div class="et_pb_module et_pb_text et_pb_text_43 et_pb_text_align_left et_pb_bg_layout_light"&gt; &lt;div class="et_pb_text_inner"&gt;&lt;p&gt;&lt;em&gt;&lt;span style="font-weight: 400;"&gt;By Contributing Author William J. Cole Jr., DO, FAASCP, Regenerative Medicine Expert with RegenaMed.US® and Interventionist with OrthoMed® Pain &amp;amp; Sports Medicine&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/em&gt;&lt;/p&gt; &lt;p&gt;&lt;span style="font-weight: 400;"&gt;                                                                       &lt;/span&gt;&lt;/p&gt; &lt;p&gt;&lt;b&gt;Get to know Regenerative Medicine Expert Dr. William J. Cole Jr., who serves patients throughout the State of Florida and the entire US to "Have the Body Heal the Body®"   &lt;/b&gt;&lt;span style="font-weight: 400;"&gt;                                                           &lt;/span&gt;&lt;/p&gt; &lt;p&gt;&lt;span style="font-weight: 400;"&gt;Dr. Cole is a renowned regenerative medicine expert who has dedicated his medical career to decreasing pain and increasing function without unnecessary drugs or surgeries.&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/p&gt; &lt;p&gt;&lt;span style="font-weight: 400;"&gt;                                                                       &lt;/span&gt;&lt;/p&gt; &lt;p&gt;&lt;span style="font-weight: 400;"&gt;He is the president, founder, and CEO of RegenaMed.US®, OrthoMed® Pain &amp;amp; Sports Medicine, the &lt;/span&gt;&lt;i&gt;&lt;span style="font-weight: 400;"&gt;kNOwPAIN Institute &amp;amp; Foundation®&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/i&gt;&lt;span style="font-weight: 400;"&gt; and proud father of &lt;/span&gt;&lt;i&gt;&lt;span style="font-weight: 400;"&gt;Dr. Mary Jane® - Medical-Grade CBD,&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/i&gt;&lt;span style="font-weight: 400;"&gt; which has replaced up to 50% of the narcotics formerly prescribed by his two certified pain clinics in Southwest Florida.&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/p&gt; &lt;p&gt;&lt;span style="font-weight: 400;"&gt;                                                                       &lt;/span&gt;&lt;/p&gt; &lt;p&gt;&lt;span style="font-weight: 400;"&gt;Dr. Cole completed training at NYU Rusk Institute in 2004, just after a life-threatening motor vehicle accident deprived him of the use of his hands. As a result, he changed his career path from orthopedic surgeon to physical medicine and rehabilitation specialist. He underwent the first of seven surgeries in 2003 and concluded with a cervical decompression in 2013, resulting in a spinal cord injury that nearly made him a quadriplegic. As Dr. Cole had already changed so many lives through regenerative medicine, he then underwent extensive regenerative treatments resulting in a tremendous reduction in pain and an increase in functional abilities, in lieu of the typical four-level cervical fusion with a 10% success rate, as recommended by traditional neurosurgeons that would have ended Dr. Cole's successful career in&lt;/span&gt;&lt;i&gt;&lt;span style="font-weight: 400;"&gt; regenerative, conservative and interventional pain management.&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/i&gt;&lt;/p&gt; &lt;p&gt;&lt;span style="font-weight: 400;"&gt;                                                                       &lt;/span&gt;&lt;/p&gt; &lt;p&gt;&lt;span style="font-weight: 400;"&gt;For nearly 20 years, he built a very successful, outpatient-based, multi-location regenerative and orthopedic medicine group serving thousands of local, regional, national and international clients with customized traditional and regenerative treatments of the highest quality care, resulting in exceptional outcomes and lives that have been positively changed.&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/p&gt; &lt;p&gt;&lt;span style="font-weight: 400;"&gt;                                                                       &lt;/span&gt;&lt;/p&gt; &lt;p&gt;&lt;i&gt;&lt;span style="font-weight: 400;"&gt;Dual board certified in regenerative medicine and interventional PM&amp;amp;R,&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/i&gt;&lt;span style="font-weight: 400;"&gt; Dr. Cole is a Diplomate of the American Board of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation (ABPMR). He is &lt;/span&gt;&lt;i&gt;&lt;span style="font-weight: 400;"&gt;one of five in the world&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/i&gt;&lt;span style="font-weight: 400;"&gt; with this rare &lt;/span&gt;&lt;i&gt;&lt;span style="font-weight: 400;"&gt;double-board certification&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/i&gt;&lt;span style="font-weight: 400;"&gt;.&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/p&gt; &lt;p&gt;&lt;span style="font-weight: 400;"&gt;                                                                       &lt;/span&gt;&lt;/p&gt; &lt;p&gt;&lt;span style="font-weight: 400;"&gt;While working with some of the most prominent orthopedic surgeons in the United States, Dr. Cole has devoted his career to mastering and perfecting &lt;/span&gt;&lt;i&gt;&lt;span style="font-weight: 400;"&gt;minimally invasive interventional procedures&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/i&gt;&lt;span style="font-weight: 400;"&gt; to maximize benefits and minimize pain while working toward a &lt;/span&gt;&lt;i&gt;&lt;span style="font-weight: 400;"&gt;better quality of life&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/i&gt;&lt;span style="font-weight: 400;"&gt; for the patients.&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/p&gt; &lt;p&gt;&lt;span style="font-weight: 400;"&gt;                                                                       &lt;/span&gt;&lt;/p&gt; &lt;p&gt;&lt;span style="font-weight: 400;"&gt;He specializes in &lt;/span&gt;&lt;i&gt;&lt;span style="font-weight: 400;"&gt;advanced regenerative therapies &lt;/span&gt;&lt;/i&gt;&lt;span style="font-weight: 400;"&gt;for all joints, muscles, tendons, spine and nerves with Ultra PRP and "SMART" Cell Nano Particle Treatments via fluoroscopic and ultrasound-guided interventions, with over 60,000 total procedures performed throughout his 20-year career. He has also achieved major medical innovations such as &lt;/span&gt;&lt;i&gt;&lt;span style="font-weight: 400;"&gt;The Sciatica Solution&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/i&gt;&lt;span style="font-weight: 400;"&gt; via the &lt;/span&gt;&lt;i&gt;&lt;span style="font-weight: 400;"&gt;kNOw PAIN®&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/i&gt;&lt;span style="font-weight: 400;"&gt; approach to diagnose and treat over 10,000 patients with difficult and elusive disorders with outstanding results and very happy patients.&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/p&gt; &lt;p&gt;&lt;span style="font-weight: 400;"&gt;                                                                       &lt;/span&gt;&lt;/p&gt; &lt;p&gt;&lt;span style="font-weight: 400;"&gt;Dr. Cole has pioneered multiple adjunct therapies that are safe and effective non-surgical alternatives to surgery or narcotics, such as &lt;/span&gt;&lt;i&gt;&lt;span style="font-weight: 400;"&gt;Dr. Mary Jane&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/i&gt;&lt;span style="font-weight: 400;"&gt;, a &lt;/span&gt;&lt;i&gt;&lt;span style="font-weight: 400;"&gt;medical-grade CBD&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/i&gt;&lt;span style="font-weight: 400;"&gt; that has the potential to reduce not only muscle and joint pain but also nerve pain, spasms, anxiety, insomnia and other disorders as it resets the body into our tranquil “rest and digest” sense of well-being, but without the unwanted effects of THC products. He even developed a &lt;/span&gt;&lt;i&gt;&lt;span style="font-weight: 400;"&gt;100% natural 16-component IV essential vitamin and mineral therapy&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/i&gt;&lt;span style="font-weight: 400;"&gt; that he generated from 66 &lt;/span&gt;&lt;i&gt;&lt;span style="font-weight: 400;"&gt;National Institute of Health &lt;/span&gt;&lt;/i&gt;&lt;span style="font-weight: 400;"&gt;Coronavirus Studies to hyperboost immunity, turbocharge antioxidants, assist in preventing respiratory disorders and stop viruses from replicating, and is a wonderful adjunct treatment to help prevent vulnerable patients from getting sick.&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/p&gt; &lt;p&gt;&lt;span style="font-weight: 400;"&gt;                                                                       &lt;/span&gt;&lt;/p&gt; &lt;p&gt;&lt;span style="font-weight: 400;"&gt;For the last 16 years, Dr. Cole has served as an&lt;/span&gt;&lt;i&gt;&lt;span style="font-weight: 400;"&gt; assistant clinical professor&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/i&gt;&lt;span style="font-weight: 400;"&gt; at LECOM in Bradenton, teaching all aspects of conservative and interventional pain management, in addition to regenerative medicine, to build strong community and medical ties to future physicians, as he believes in giving back to the medical and local community.&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/p&gt; &lt;p&gt;&lt;span style="font-weight: 400;"&gt;                                                                       &lt;/span&gt;&lt;/p&gt; &lt;p&gt;&lt;span style="font-weight: 400;"&gt;Among his professional affiliations, Dr. Cole is &lt;/span&gt;&lt;i&gt;&lt;span style="font-weight: 400;"&gt;Director of Orthopedic Medicine&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/i&gt;&lt;span style="font-weight: 400;"&gt; for the American Association of Stem Cell Physicians and an esteemed member of the American Osteopathic Association of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, American Academy of Pain Medicine, the American Academy of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, the American Society of Interventional Pain Physicians, the Florida Medical Association, the Florida Osteopathic Medical Association, the Florida Society of Interventional Pain Physicians, the North American Spine Society and the Sarasota County Medical Society, and will be the &lt;/span&gt;&lt;i&gt;&lt;span style="font-weight: 400;"&gt;founder&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/i&gt;&lt;span style="font-weight: 400;"&gt; of the AARP (American Association of Regenerative Physicians).&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/p&gt; &lt;p&gt;&amp;nbsp;&lt;/p&gt; &lt;p&gt;&lt;img class="wp-image-29517 size-large aligncenter" src="https://topdoctormagazine.com/wp-content/uploads/2023/12/dr.cole2_-819x1024.png" alt="" width="819" height="1024" /&gt;&lt;/p&gt; &lt;p&gt;&lt;span style="font-weight: 400;"&gt;                                                                       &lt;/span&gt;&lt;/p&gt; &lt;p&gt;&lt;span style="font-weight: 400;"&gt;Having come to the realization that &lt;/span&gt;&lt;i&gt;&lt;span style="font-weight: 400;"&gt;patients deserve a better quality of life, &lt;/span&gt;&lt;/i&gt;&lt;span style="font-weight: 400;"&gt;Dr. Cole's motto is to &lt;/span&gt;&lt;i&gt;&lt;span style="font-weight: 400;"&gt;"FIND IT, and FIX IT"&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/i&gt;&lt;span style="font-weight: 400;"&gt; to get patients &lt;/span&gt;&lt;i&gt;&lt;span style="font-weight: 400;"&gt;back to their lives faster, fitter and more functional&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/i&gt;&lt;span style="font-weight: 400;"&gt; than our failed traditional medicine, for the exceptional health of all patients today, tomorrow and in the future. And as Dr. Cole always says: “The future of medicine is to have the body heal the body… naturally, and I LOVE WHAT I DO!"&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/p&gt; &lt;p&gt;&lt;span style="font-weight: 400;"&gt;                                                                       &lt;/span&gt;&lt;/p&gt; &lt;p&gt;&lt;span style="font-weight: 400;"&gt;While PM&amp;amp;R aims to treat those with physical impairments or disabilities, such as disorders of the brain, spinal cord, spine, nerves, bones, joints, ligaments, muscles and tendons, Dr. Cole’s&lt;/span&gt;&lt;i&gt;&lt;span style="font-weight: 400;"&gt; advanced regenerative treatments&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/i&gt;&lt;span style="font-weight: 400;"&gt; utilize &lt;/span&gt;&lt;i&gt;&lt;span style="font-weight: 400;"&gt;Cutting-Edge Nano-Technology&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/i&gt;&lt;span style="font-weight: 400;"&gt; to stimulate your body to rapidly&lt;/span&gt;&lt;i&gt;&lt;span style="font-weight: 400;"&gt; rebuild, restore, repair, renew, rejuvenate, replenish and revitalize&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/i&gt;&lt;span style="font-weight: 400;"&gt; those same tissues of the body to enhance and restore the natural functional ability and quality of life, but without pain.&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/p&gt; &lt;p&gt;&lt;span style="font-weight: 400;"&gt;                                                                       &lt;/span&gt;&lt;/p&gt; &lt;p&gt;&lt;span style="font-weight: 400;"&gt;Happily married for 23 years (and counting), Dr. Cole and his lovely wife, Dr. Liliana Cole, are bilingual in English and Spanish and raise their two children by example by serving our Florida community through the &lt;/span&gt;&lt;i&gt;&lt;span style="font-weight: 400;"&gt;kNOwPAIN Institute &amp;amp; Foundation®&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/i&gt;&lt;span style="font-weight: 400;"&gt; by assisting patients in the diagnosis and treatment of severe or chronic illnesses for those who deserve but can't afford quality healthcare.&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/p&gt; &lt;p&gt;&lt;span style="font-weight: 400;"&gt;                                                                       &lt;/span&gt;&lt;/p&gt; &lt;p&gt;&lt;b&gt;Learn More about Dr. William J. Cole Jr. through his findatopdoc profile:&lt;/b&gt;&lt;/p&gt; &lt;p&gt;&lt;span style="font-weight: 400;"&gt;                                                                       &lt;/span&gt;&lt;/p&gt; &lt;p&gt;&lt;span style="font-weight: 400;"&gt;https://www.findatopdoc.com/doctor/149407-William-Cole-physiatrist-physical-medicine-Saraso ta-FL-34232 or through OrthoMed Pain &amp;amp; Sports Medicine, https://www.knowpain.com/provider/william-j-cole-jr-do, and at https://www.regenamed.us/meet-dr-cole/, or “DrMaryJane.US”&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/p&gt; &lt;p&gt;&lt;span style="font-weight: 400;"&gt;                                                                                                           &lt;/span&gt;&lt;/p&gt; &lt;p&gt;&lt;b&gt;About FindaTopDoc.com&lt;/b&gt;&lt;/p&gt; &lt;p&gt;&lt;span style="font-weight: 400;"&gt;FindaTopDoc is a digital health information company that helps connect patients with local physicians and specialists who accept your insurance. Our goal is to help guide you on your journey toward optimal health by providing you with the know-how to make informed decisions for you and your family. &lt;/span&gt;&lt;/p&gt; &lt;p&gt;&lt;span style="font-weight: 400;"&gt; &lt;/span&gt;&lt;/p&gt; &lt;p&gt;&amp;nbsp;&lt;/p&gt;&lt;/div&gt; &lt;/div&gt; &lt;/div&gt; &lt;/div&gt; &lt;/div&gt;</description> <images>https://topdoctormagazine.com/wp-content/uploads/2023/12/Dr.-Cole-Article-cover.png</images> <url>https://topdoctormagazine.com/medicine/regenerative-medicine/meet-dr-william-j-cole-jr-a-board-certified-regenerative-medicine-expert-transforming-lives-and-assisting-in-healing-without-drugs-or-surgery/</url> </article> <article> <ID>29395</ID> <title>A4M and Regenerative Medicine: An Interview with Dr. Robert Goldman</title> <publishDate>2023-12-01 21:29:46</publishDate> <description>&lt;div class="et_pb_section et_pb_section_44 et_section_regular" &gt; &lt;div class="et_pb_row et_pb_row_44"&gt; &lt;div class="et_pb_column et_pb_column_4_4 et_pb_column_44 et_pb_css_mix_blend_mode_passthrough et-last-child"&gt; &lt;div class="et_pb_module et_pb_text et_pb_text_44 et_pb_text_align_left et_pb_bg_layout_light"&gt; &lt;div class="et_pb_text_inner"&gt;&lt;p&gt;&lt;b&gt;Introduction&lt;/b&gt;&lt;/p&gt; &lt;p&gt;&lt;span style="font-weight: 400;"&gt;The inspiring story of Dr. Robert Goldman helped send him on a path that has now led to hundreds of thousands of people being better educated in regenerative medicine and expanding the world of anti-aging to provide exceptional training to health professionals worldwide. In our interview with Dr. Goldman, we explore regenerative medicine and A4M’s founding, Dr. Goldman’s achievements and inspiration, training health professionals, and tips that anyone can take away for living and aging healthier.&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/p&gt; &lt;p&gt;&amp;nbsp;&lt;/p&gt; &lt;p&gt;&lt;b&gt;Regenerative Medicine and the Founding of A4M&lt;/b&gt;&lt;/p&gt; &lt;p&gt;&lt;span style="font-weight: 400;"&gt;Regenerative medicine is becoming more and more influential and paramount in the lives of many around the world. The &lt;/span&gt;&lt;a href="https://www.a4m.com/about-a4m-mmi.html"&gt;&lt;span style="font-weight: 400;"&gt;American Academy of Anti-Aging Medicine&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/a&gt;&lt;span style="font-weight: 400;"&gt;, or A4M, was founded in 1992 by Dr. Robert Goldman and Dr. Ronald Klatz and has become the global leader in medical education continuation in total body care. They provide medical education opportunities to those around the world in training of all sorts, including university-level certifications, workshops, CME events and more. A4M seeks to provide care and training beyond the traditional standard of healthcare to improve the longevity and lifespan of people worldwide. &lt;/span&gt;&lt;/p&gt; &lt;p&gt;&amp;nbsp;&lt;/p&gt; &lt;p&gt;&lt;span style="font-weight: 400;"&gt;"We want to continue to educate the physician community as we have done for three decades," Dr. Robert Goldman said. &lt;/span&gt;&lt;/p&gt; &lt;p&gt;&amp;nbsp;&lt;/p&gt; &lt;p&gt;&lt;img class="wp-image-29409 size-large aligncenter" src="https://topdoctormagazine.com/wp-content/uploads/2023/11/Dr._Goldman_Cover.jpeg-791x1024.jpg" alt="" width="791" height="1024" /&gt;&lt;/p&gt; &lt;p&gt;&amp;nbsp;&lt;/p&gt; &lt;p&gt;&lt;span style="font-weight: 400;"&gt;Dr. Goldman helped found A4M in acknowledgment that standard medical education could be better in staying up to date on the newest variables and enormous volumes of information out in the world. There are millions of journals to read and articles to educate, and being able to stay well-informed on everything would take a lot of work. The American Academy of Anti-Aging Medicine wanted to become a platform where medical societies could become educated on many topics rather than just one specialty. &lt;/span&gt;&lt;/p&gt; &lt;p&gt;&amp;nbsp;&lt;/p&gt; &lt;p&gt;&lt;span style="font-weight: 400;"&gt;"We're very inclusive. We have many forms and specialties. In other words, we will have a plastic surgeon next to an internal medicine guy next to a cardiologist. And this way, we can take the best knowledge base from every specialty and combine that all together to help all of these specialists to enhance their knowledge in areas that they may not have been familiar with when they attended medical school," Dr. Goldman said. &lt;/span&gt;&lt;/p&gt; &lt;p&gt;&amp;nbsp;&lt;/p&gt; &lt;p&gt;&lt;span style="font-weight: 400;"&gt;A4M had to create a field that previously did not exist, especially when it came to regenerative medicine. Traditional medicine often treats symptoms and the issue itself rather than finding the origin of the problem and treating it. The organization wanted to train medical professionals on the entirety of the body so they could treat the origin of the issue rather than just the problem. &lt;/span&gt;&lt;/p&gt; &lt;p&gt;&amp;nbsp;&lt;/p&gt; &lt;p&gt;&lt;span style="font-weight: 400;"&gt;"Doctors would end up trying to fix one thing. Then they end up creating four other bad things for the patient, and so we were able to literally turn this whole thing around," he said. &lt;/span&gt;&lt;/p&gt; &lt;p&gt;&amp;nbsp;&lt;/p&gt; &lt;p&gt;&lt;img class="wp-image-29408 aligncenter" src="https://topdoctormagazine.com/wp-content/uploads/2023/11/robandfriends.jpeg.jpg" alt="" width="742" height="836" /&gt;&lt;/p&gt; &lt;p&gt;&amp;nbsp;&lt;/p&gt; &lt;p&gt;&lt;b&gt;Where Dr. Goldman's Interests Began&lt;/b&gt;&lt;/p&gt; &lt;p&gt;&amp;nbsp;&lt;/p&gt; &lt;p&gt;&lt;span style="font-weight: 400;"&gt;So, what started Dr. Goldman on the path to helping co-found some of the world's most well-known anti-aging and professional health education programs?&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/p&gt; &lt;p&gt;&amp;nbsp;&lt;/p&gt; &lt;p&gt;&lt;span style="font-weight: 400;"&gt; When Dr. Robert Goldman was working in gyms and health clubs in the 80s, there were no titles like 'Certified Personal Trainer' or an 'Educated Personal Fitness Trainer.' He noticed the need for basic first aid training and the lack of any form of health training for the people at the facilities. Wanting to create a profession that did not currently exist, Goldman worked toward founding the National Academy of Sports Medicine (NASM) and helped create a whole personal fitness trainer certification program through NASM, where about 1.6 million have now been certified. &lt;/span&gt;&lt;/p&gt; &lt;p&gt;&amp;nbsp;&lt;/p&gt; &lt;p&gt;&lt;span style="font-weight: 400;"&gt;Goldman also founded the term CPT or 'Certified Personal Trainer,' which is now in use worldwide. As he grew older, he realized that older people needed aid as well. To tackle this, Goldman and A4M co-founder Robert Klatz flew 12 doctors to Chicago, where they tried to strategize a new form of medicine. There, they addressed the health and longevity issues of those as they aged in a new approach. From this knowledge and research, A4M was born. &lt;/span&gt;&lt;/p&gt; &lt;p&gt;&amp;nbsp;&lt;/p&gt; &lt;p&gt;&lt;span style="font-weight: 400;"&gt;Now, thousands of doctors join their training programs, modules and master's degree programs with memberships from 120 countries. &lt;/span&gt;&lt;/p&gt; &lt;p&gt;&amp;nbsp;&lt;/p&gt; &lt;p&gt;&lt;span style="font-weight: 400;"&gt;"The reason that I felt it was important to do this was for our own personal health and for that of our patients," he said. &lt;/span&gt;&lt;/p&gt; &lt;p&gt;&amp;nbsp;&lt;/p&gt; &lt;p&gt;&lt;img class="wp-image-29413 aligncenter" src="https://topdoctormagazine.com/wp-content/uploads/2023/11/stathamarnoldrob.jpeg.jpg" alt="" width="774" height="451" /&gt;&lt;/p&gt; &lt;p&gt;&amp;nbsp;&lt;/p&gt; &lt;p&gt;&lt;b&gt;Further Achievements and a Message from Rob Fletcher of Muscle &amp;amp; Fitness+&lt;/b&gt;&lt;/p&gt; &lt;p&gt;&lt;span style="font-weight: 400;"&gt;Dr. Goldman is no stranger to high achievements, holding over 20 world strength records, a 6th-degree Black Belt in Karate, winning the John F. Kennedy (JFK) Physical Fitness Award three times and receiving many other championship awards throughout his life.&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/p&gt; &lt;p&gt;&lt;span style="font-weight: 400;"&gt;Along with these awards and recognitions, Dr. Golman holds two Physician and Surgeon Medical Degrees and two Ph.D. Doctorates. He has also served as a Senior Fellow at the Lincoln Filene Center, Tufts University, as well as an Affiliate at the Philosophy of Education Research Center, Graduate School of Education, Harvard University.&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/p&gt; &lt;p&gt;&lt;span style="font-weight: 400;"&gt;Overseeing and founding multiple cooperative research agreement development programs and receiving his aforementioned degrees have qualified Dr. Goldman to serve as the chairman of many other committees and boards, such as the International Medical Commission, the AAU/USA Sports Medicine Council, the President's Council on Physical Fitness &amp;amp; Sports and many more.&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/p&gt; &lt;p&gt;&amp;nbsp;&lt;/p&gt; &lt;p&gt;&lt;img class="wp-image-29410 size-large aligncenter" src="https://topdoctormagazine.com/wp-content/uploads/2023/11/robandrob-1-1024x981.jpeg" alt="" width="1024" height="981" /&gt;&lt;/p&gt; &lt;p&gt;&amp;nbsp;&lt;/p&gt; &lt;p&gt;&lt;span style="font-weight: 400;"&gt;"Dr. Robert Goldman has made countless selfless contributions by supporting, promoting and helping others, especially in the world of sports, bodybuilding, health, fitness, anti-aging and martial arts. He's been the head of organizing and hosting multiple events and certification programs that improve our society physically, mentally, educationally and spiritually. With countless awards, accomplishments, and accolades, Dr. Robert Goldman has chosen not to base his legacy on these things but rather on making a positive impact and a difference in the world. &lt;/span&gt;&lt;/p&gt; &lt;p&gt;&lt;span style="font-weight: 400;"&gt;Recipient of the 2018 Lifetime Achievement Award presented by Arnold Schwarzenegger, Dr. Goldman has shown a relentless drive to consistently better people's lives worldwide through anti-aging, health and fitness. His efforts remain unmatched to make the world better, healthier, happier and stronger. His selfless contributions to inspire and motivate others have been proven through the Founding of the International Sports Hall of Fame (ISHOF), a non-profit that recognizes inductees not only for their accomplishments on the field, in a ring or on stage but for those who contribute to society by giving back — especially among our youth. Goldman himself donates 80% of his time to these charitable pursuits.&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/p&gt; &lt;p&gt;&lt;span style="font-weight: 400;"&gt;Dr. Goldman has a lifetime mission to support and promote events that align with his values, beliefs and efforts. He has recently partnered his global brand &lt;/span&gt;&lt;a href="https://l.facebook.com/l.php?u=http%3A%2F%2FWorldhealth.net%2F%3Ffbclid%3DIwAR0IahgGTNXD3T8xBtN4f7RpyNPmFYggWrrnl2JkwY5BOFZ2rsBSC0YdU-U&amp;amp;h=AT1ZvHqbxXfI9IP0zLdogQqFMA3c0nab8CgPnwwFwf9QOOkQw9RntHYXDuqZR7apcH41Dr3ScAl2RtgI5KJJnVLJfqm4Gx6BTrBDhDdBqGWAUhLRSL3Wth48_Q6C4OZLTF_tW10&amp;amp;__tn__=-UK-R&amp;amp;c&amp;#091;0&amp;#093;=AT1Xdve35RMiDnnVN9lOp8YQPV7-DbuQNtVl29x9L7MEz5PZfg7mXiGUR3OIsCxeMQdiEajv18RiHoVSftQI-fgZu2Bzg-34A3bjfCZiPzU97BA4hexjVa7dABeCFPaVQ2pd156LNd4XPgqSX6FVlxwmHQ1MlcUYsT2o9qLioAedswkEOHPaCQ"&gt;&lt;span style="font-weight: 400;"&gt;Worldhealth.net&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/a&gt;&lt;span style="font-weight: 400;"&gt;, with the global brand Muscle &amp;amp; Fitness, Muscle &amp;amp; Fitness Hers, FLEX Magazine, and the OLYMPIA Weekend in a combined effort at the international event, the A4M Anti-Aging Conference, to be held at the Venetian Resort &amp;amp; Casino in Las Vegas, December 14-16. A4M is a gathering of leaders and experts in anti-aging with speakers, workshops, forums and exhibitors featuring new advancements in technology, innovation, products and services. This year's keynote speaker will be Dr. Oz, who will be joined by a long list of highly recognized worldwide leaders. They will be sharing their knowledge at the A4M conference to improve the lives of others for optimal health and performance.”&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/p&gt; &lt;p&gt;&lt;em&gt;&lt;span style="font-weight: 400;"&gt;- Rob Fletcher, Business Development Director Muscle &amp;amp; Fitness+ &lt;/span&gt;&lt;/em&gt;&lt;/p&gt; &lt;p&gt;&amp;nbsp;&lt;/p&gt; &lt;p&gt;&lt;img class="wp-image-29411 size-full aligncenter" src="https://topdoctormagazine.com/wp-content/uploads/2023/11/robfitness.jpeg.jpg" alt="" width="749" height="936" /&gt;&lt;/p&gt; &lt;p&gt;&amp;nbsp;&lt;/p&gt; &lt;p&gt;&lt;b&gt;Training Medical Professionals Through A4M&lt;/b&gt;&lt;/p&gt; &lt;p&gt;&lt;span style="font-weight: 400;"&gt;A4M invests significant resources in its sophisticated training, which encompasses various regenerative medicine techniques such as stem cell therapy and hormone replacement therapy. Even business aspects for medical professionals are covered and taught in the training through A4M. &lt;/span&gt;&lt;/p&gt; &lt;p&gt;&amp;nbsp;&lt;/p&gt; &lt;p&gt;&lt;span style="font-weight: 400;"&gt;"Everything under the sun, we have developed specific fellowship training programs to enhance the doctor's knowledge. So they are the best on the planet, and we are reaching out to the physician community to help them to be the most proficient and best trained out there. That's why after a patient goes to one of our doctors, they never want to go back to a conventionally trained doctor again. Because a conventionally trained doctor is not trained in nutrition," he said. &lt;/span&gt;&lt;/p&gt; &lt;p&gt;&amp;nbsp;&lt;/p&gt; &lt;p&gt;&lt;span style="font-weight: 400;"&gt;A4M trains its professionals to spend time with the patient and figure out the root cause of their issues and where they may be stemming from, which is an alternative to traditional medicine. A4M's organization played a pivotal role in the development of medispas, as well as in the global expansion of concierge and precision medicine around the world.&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/p&gt; &lt;p&gt;&amp;nbsp;&lt;/p&gt; &lt;p&gt;&lt;span style="font-weight: 400;"&gt;"We are one of the very few organizations that have held world congresses all over the globe, everywhere from South Africa, China, Singapore and Thailand. &lt;/span&gt;&lt;span style="font-weight: 400;"&gt;Many organizations would have one big show every one to every four years. We have two major ones every year in America, with dozens of workshops every year in America. And we have held multiple conferences even in the same years as we have a congress in China, Singapore, Germany, France- we've had these all over the world. This really made us a very unique organization, and that was because of the experience I had in how to run global," Dr. Goldman shared. &lt;/span&gt;&lt;/p&gt; &lt;p&gt;&amp;nbsp;&lt;/p&gt; &lt;p&gt;&lt;span style="font-weight: 400;"&gt;The training is world-renowned and helpful to anyone in the medical field. For more information on upcoming events, visit their website at &lt;/span&gt;&lt;a href="https://www.a4m.com"&gt;&lt;span style="font-weight: 400;"&gt;https://www.a4m.com&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/a&gt;&lt;span style="font-weight: 400;"&gt;. &lt;/span&gt;&lt;/p&gt; &lt;p&gt;&amp;nbsp;&lt;/p&gt; &lt;p&gt;&lt;img class="wp-image-29405 size-large aligncenter" src="https://topdoctormagazine.com/wp-content/uploads/2023/11/a4m5-949x1024.jpg" alt="" width="949" height="1024" /&gt;&lt;/p&gt; &lt;p&gt;&amp;nbsp;&lt;/p&gt; &lt;p&gt;&lt;b&gt;Tips for the Best Aging&lt;/b&gt;&lt;/p&gt; &lt;p&gt;&lt;span style="font-weight: 400;"&gt;While aging is inevitable, it is possible to be proactive and engaged in that process. Dr. Goldman gave us three suggestions for the best ways to age well and live a longer, healthier life. &lt;/span&gt;&lt;/p&gt; &lt;p&gt;&amp;nbsp;&lt;/p&gt; &lt;p&gt;&lt;strong&gt;Tip #1: Exercise &lt;/strong&gt;&lt;/p&gt; &lt;p&gt;&amp;nbsp;&lt;/p&gt; &lt;p&gt;&lt;span style="font-weight: 400;"&gt;Exercise may seem like an over-exaggerated part of a healthy life, but Dr. Goldman has expressed that in his years of research and practice, exercise is one of the most basic yet important things to remember as you age. Weight lifting and moving the body are two of the most critical parts of healthy aging. Years ago, doctors did not promote weight lifting but now would suggest it as one simple, healthy way to exercise. &lt;/span&gt;&lt;/p&gt; &lt;p&gt;&amp;nbsp;&lt;/p&gt; &lt;p&gt;&lt;span style="font-weight: 400;"&gt;"I think that exercise and weight training is critical and very, very important. This is something that was resisted by a number of areas in the sporting community because if you were a football player, they would say, 'Just play football;' if you were a baseball player, 'Just play baseball,' and they were almost anti-weight room, and now there isn't a sports team in the world that doesn't have a fully-fledged training facility," he said. &lt;/span&gt;&lt;/p&gt; &lt;p&gt;&amp;nbsp;&lt;/p&gt; &lt;p&gt;&lt;strong&gt;Tip #2: Diet &lt;/strong&gt;&lt;/p&gt; &lt;p&gt;&amp;nbsp;&lt;/p&gt; &lt;p&gt;&lt;span style="font-weight: 400;"&gt;Diet is another simple yet vital piece of healthy aging and living. Eating healthy and making health-conscious food decisions can tremendously prolong your life through your health journey. &lt;/span&gt;&lt;/p&gt; &lt;p&gt;&amp;nbsp;&lt;/p&gt; &lt;p&gt;&lt;span style="font-weight: 400;"&gt;"Diet is critical, especially since so much of the food has been manipulated. You want to try and get as much organically-based healthy natural foods as possible. Now, with all the artificial components put in food, you have to be very careful what you eat," Dr. Goldman said. &lt;/span&gt;&lt;/p&gt; &lt;p&gt;&amp;nbsp;&lt;/p&gt; &lt;p&gt;&lt;span style="font-weight: 400;"&gt;Just because something has the 'organic' label does not mean those items have not been manipulated or have GMOs in them. Oftentimes, pollution is also present in our water sources. Because of this, Dr. Goldman suggests vitamin supplementation in daily eating habits while still watching what foods you consume. &lt;/span&gt;&lt;/p&gt; &lt;p&gt;&amp;nbsp;&lt;/p&gt; &lt;p&gt;&lt;strong&gt;Tip #3: Watch Your Stress Levels &lt;/strong&gt;&lt;/p&gt; &lt;p&gt;&amp;nbsp;&lt;/p&gt; &lt;p&gt;&lt;span style="font-weight: 400;"&gt;"Hard work won't kill you, but stress will," Dr. Goldman said. &lt;/span&gt;&lt;/p&gt; &lt;p&gt;&amp;nbsp;&lt;/p&gt; &lt;p&gt;&lt;span style="font-weight: 400;"&gt;Stress harms the longevity of your life because there are physical effects of stress that come out during the time of stress. There are even long-lasting effects of stress that those wanting to increase their lifespan should avoid. &lt;/span&gt;&lt;/p&gt; &lt;p&gt;&amp;nbsp;&lt;/p&gt; &lt;p&gt;&lt;span style="font-weight: 400;"&gt;Dr. Goldman suggests different breathing exercises done in the East and meditation techniques that are done all over the world. These are simply coping mechanisms for stress that can aid your lifespan. &lt;/span&gt;&lt;/p&gt; &lt;p&gt;&amp;nbsp;&lt;/p&gt; &lt;p&gt;&lt;span style="font-weight: 400;"&gt;"These are things that are also very helpful because you can try to calm and nurse the body, but if you don't take good care of the mind, the stress will kill you because it causes micro and macro inflammation. We are living in a toxic environment, and if you don't try to counteract, there will be issues," he said. &lt;/span&gt;&lt;/p&gt; &lt;p&gt;&amp;nbsp;&lt;/p&gt; &lt;p&gt;&lt;img class="wp-image-29402 size-large aligncenter" src="https://topdoctormagazine.com/wp-content/uploads/2023/11/a4m2-1024x615.jpg" alt="" width="1024" height="615" /&gt;&lt;/p&gt; &lt;p&gt;&amp;nbsp;&lt;/p&gt; &lt;p&gt;&lt;b&gt;Conclusion&lt;/b&gt;&lt;/p&gt; &lt;p&gt;&lt;span style="font-weight: 400;"&gt;Regenerative medicine can be as simple as choosing the right foods and exercises while maintaining low stress levels. Visiting a regenerative medicine doctor and receiving treatments is an excellent way to boost your health and age better, but simple daily choices help the most in terms of longevity and healthy living. &lt;/span&gt;&lt;/p&gt; &lt;p&gt;&amp;nbsp;&lt;/p&gt; &lt;p&gt;&lt;span style="font-weight: 400;"&gt;"People now value their health as number one. There's no excuse if you can find at least 30 minutes a day to do an exercise program. If you can't spend a little bit of time and self-control on your diet, and you're not willing to spend a little bit of money for nutritional supplementation, then you're missing the boat because people don't care about things until they're taken away," Dr. Goldman concluded. &lt;/span&gt;&lt;/p&gt; &lt;p&gt;&amp;nbsp;&lt;/p&gt; &lt;p&gt;&lt;span style="font-weight: 400;"&gt;Explore more ways on how to be proactive with your health and age well. Visit a4m.com to learn more about Dr. Goldman, the mission of A4M and regenerative medicine and find inspiration to face aging head-on.&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/p&gt;&lt;/div&gt; &lt;/div&gt; &lt;/div&gt; &lt;/div&gt; &lt;/div&gt;</description> <images>https://topdoctormagazine.com/wp-content/uploads/2023/11/drgoldmancoverphoto.png</images> <url>https://topdoctormagazine.com/wellness/fitness/a4m-and-regenerative-medicine-an-interview-with-dr-robert-goldman/</url> </article> <article> <ID>29377</ID> <title>Christmas Cranberry Potpourri</title> <publishDate>2023-12-01 21:25:27</publishDate> <description>&lt;div class="et_pb_section et_pb_section_45 et_section_regular" &gt; &lt;div class="et_pb_row et_pb_row_45"&gt; &lt;div class="et_pb_column et_pb_column_4_4 et_pb_column_45 et_pb_css_mix_blend_mode_passthrough et-last-child"&gt; &lt;div class="et_pb_module et_pb_text et_pb_text_45 et_pb_text_align_left et_pb_bg_layout_light"&gt; &lt;div class="et_pb_text_inner"&gt;&lt;p&gt;&lt;span style="font-weight: 400;"&gt;As the holiday season approaches, the warm and inviting scent of a natural stovetop potpourri can infuse your home with the delightful aromas of Christmas. This cranberry and orange potpourri recipe not only fills your space with a festive fragrance but also adds a touch of seasonal decor with its vibrant colors. Whether you're hosting a gathering, wrapping presents, or simply enjoying a cozy day by the fire, this potpourri will create a warm and welcoming atmosphere for your home.&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/p&gt; &lt;p&gt;&amp;nbsp;&lt;/p&gt; &lt;p&gt;&lt;strong&gt;Ingredients:&lt;/strong&gt;&lt;/p&gt; &lt;p&gt;&lt;span style="font-weight: 400;"&gt;- 1 cup fresh cranberries&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/p&gt; &lt;p&gt;&lt;span style="font-weight: 400;"&gt;- 2 oranges, sliced&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/p&gt; &lt;p&gt;&lt;span style="font-weight: 400;"&gt;- 3 cinnamon sticks&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/p&gt; &lt;p&gt;&lt;span style="font-weight: 400;"&gt;- 6 whole cloves&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/p&gt; &lt;p&gt;&lt;span style="font-weight: 400;"&gt;- 1 small sprig of fresh rosemary&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/p&gt; &lt;p&gt;&lt;span style="font-weight: 400;"&gt;- 1 small sprig of fresh thyme&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/p&gt; &lt;p&gt;&lt;span style="font-weight: 400;"&gt;- 1 small pine branch or a handful of pine needles (optional)&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/p&gt; &lt;p&gt;&amp;nbsp;&lt;/p&gt; &lt;p&gt;&lt;img class="wp-image-29382 size-large aligncenter" src="https://topdoctormagazine.com/wp-content/uploads/2023/11/cranberry1-819x1024.png" alt="" width="819" height="1024" /&gt;&lt;/p&gt; &lt;p&gt;&amp;nbsp;&lt;/p&gt; &lt;p&gt;&lt;strong&gt;Instructions:&lt;/strong&gt;&lt;/p&gt; &lt;p&gt;&amp;nbsp;&lt;/p&gt; &lt;ol&gt; &lt;li&gt;&lt;span style="font-weight: 400;"&gt; Prep the Ingredients:&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/li&gt; &lt;/ol&gt; &lt;p&gt;&lt;span style="font-weight: 400;"&gt;   - Rinse the fresh cranberries and set them aside.&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/p&gt; &lt;p&gt;&lt;span style="font-weight: 400;"&gt;   - Slice the two oranges into rounds. You can also cut them into smaller pieces if you prefer.&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/p&gt; &lt;p&gt;&amp;nbsp;&lt;/p&gt; &lt;ol start="2"&gt; &lt;li&gt;&lt;span style="font-weight: 400;"&gt; Assemble the Potpourri:&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/li&gt; &lt;/ol&gt; &lt;p&gt;&lt;span style="font-weight: 400;"&gt;   - In a small pot or saucepan, add the cranberries, orange slices, cinnamon sticks, and whole cloves.&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/p&gt; &lt;p&gt;&lt;span style="font-weight: 400;"&gt;   - Place the fresh rosemary and thyme sprigs on top of the other ingredients. These herbs will release a wonderful fragrance as they simmer.&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/p&gt; &lt;p&gt;&amp;nbsp;&lt;/p&gt; &lt;ol start="3"&gt; &lt;li&gt;&lt;span style="font-weight: 400;"&gt; Add Pine (Optional):&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/li&gt; &lt;/ol&gt; &lt;p&gt;&lt;span style="font-weight: 400;"&gt;   - If you have a small pine branch or a handful of pine needles available, you can add them to the potpourri for an extra touch of Christmas tree scent. This step is optional but highly recommended.&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/p&gt; &lt;p&gt;&amp;nbsp;&lt;/p&gt; &lt;ol start="4"&gt; &lt;li&gt;&lt;span style="font-weight: 400;"&gt; Simmer on the Stovetop:&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/li&gt; &lt;/ol&gt; &lt;p&gt;&lt;span style="font-weight: 400;"&gt;   - Fill the pot with water until it's about 3/4 full or as desired.&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/p&gt; &lt;p&gt;&lt;span style="font-weight: 400;"&gt;   - Place the pot on the stovetop over low heat. Allow the potpourri to simmer gently.&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/p&gt; &lt;p&gt;&lt;span style="font-weight: 400;"&gt;   - As the mixture heats, the scents will combine, filling your home with the delightful aroma of cranberries, oranges and spices. &lt;/span&gt;&lt;/p&gt; &lt;p&gt;&amp;nbsp;&lt;/p&gt; &lt;ol start="5"&gt; &lt;li&gt;&lt;span style="font-weight: 400;"&gt; Keep an Eye on It:&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/li&gt; &lt;/ol&gt; &lt;p&gt;&lt;span style="font-weight: 400;"&gt;   - Check the water level periodically, and add more water as needed to prevent it from evaporating entirely. You can continue simmering the potpourri for as long as you like; just remember to keep an eye on it.&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/p&gt; &lt;p&gt;&amp;nbsp;&lt;/p&gt; &lt;ol start="6"&gt; &lt;li&gt;&lt;span style="font-weight: 400;"&gt; Enjoy the Aroma:&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/li&gt; &lt;/ol&gt; &lt;p&gt;&lt;span style="font-weight: 400;"&gt;   - As the potpourri simmers, your home will be filled with the warm and comforting scents of the holiday season. The cranberries and oranges will release their fragrant oils, and the spices will add depth to the aroma.&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/p&gt; &lt;p&gt;&amp;nbsp;&lt;/p&gt; &lt;p&gt;&lt;img class="wp-image-29384 size-large aligncenter" src="https://topdoctormagazine.com/wp-content/uploads/2023/11/cranberry2-1024x536.png" alt="" width="1024" height="536" /&gt;&lt;/p&gt; &lt;p&gt;&amp;nbsp;&lt;/p&gt; &lt;p&gt;&lt;span style="font-weight: 400;"&gt;This natural stovetop potpourri, infused with the delightful combination of cranberries and oranges, evokes the spirit of Christmas and will make your home feel even more special during this festive time of year. The warm, inviting scents will create a cozy atmosphere that's perfect for holiday gatherings, quiet moments by the fire or simply adding a touch of Christmas to your everyday life. Enjoy the season and the wonderful aromas that this potpourri brings to your home.&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/p&gt; &lt;p&gt;&amp;nbsp;&lt;/p&gt;&lt;/div&gt; &lt;/div&gt; &lt;/div&gt; &lt;/div&gt; &lt;/div&gt;</description> <images>https://topdoctormagazine.com/wp-content/uploads/2023/11/cranberry-potpourri-cover.png</images> <url>https://topdoctormagazine.com/recipes/christmas-cranberry-potpourri/</url> </article> <article> <ID>29340</ID> <title>Winter Wellness: Strategies to Combat Cold Weather's Impact on Your Body</title> <publishDate>2023-12-01 21:23:53</publishDate> <description>&lt;div class="et_pb_section et_pb_section_46 et_section_regular" &gt; &lt;div class="et_pb_row et_pb_row_46"&gt; &lt;div class="et_pb_column et_pb_column_4_4 et_pb_column_46 et_pb_css_mix_blend_mode_passthrough et-last-child"&gt; &lt;div class="et_pb_module et_pb_text et_pb_text_46 et_pb_text_align_left et_pb_bg_layout_light"&gt; &lt;div class="et_pb_text_inner"&gt;&lt;p&gt;&lt;span style="font-weight: 400;"&gt;Along with the cozy feelings of the holidays come earlier sunsets and colder winter weather. As the air gets cooler, you might find your body and mental health are also going through some seasonal changes. These are things you can easily prepare for, prevent and address as winter sets in. In this article, we will explore a few ways winter weather might affect your body, how to combat these effects and ways to stay active mentally and physically during these chillier days.&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/p&gt; &lt;p&gt;&amp;nbsp;&lt;/p&gt; &lt;p&gt;&lt;b&gt;Winter Weather Effects on the Body&lt;/b&gt;&lt;/p&gt; &lt;p&gt;&amp;nbsp;&lt;/p&gt; &lt;ul&gt; &lt;li style="font-weight: 400;" aria-level="1"&gt;&lt;span style="font-weight: 400;"&gt;Muscle Stiffness and Joint Pain: Cold weather can contribute to muscle stiffness and joint pain, making movement more challenging and uncomfortable. While cold temperatures can have an impact on people with normal muscle and joint use, it could have a greater effect on those with pre-existing conditions like arthritis or Lyme disease.&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/li&gt; &lt;/ul&gt; &lt;p&gt;&amp;nbsp;&lt;/p&gt; &lt;ul&gt; &lt;li style="font-weight: 400;" aria-level="1"&gt;&lt;span style="font-weight: 400;"&gt;Dry Skin: The cold, dry air of winter can strip the skin of its natural moisture, leading to dryness, irritation, and even cracking. Those with skin disorders like eczema, psoriasis or cystic acne will most likely notice an increase in sensitivity during the winter months.  &lt;/span&gt;&lt;/li&gt; &lt;/ul&gt; &lt;p&gt;&amp;nbsp;&lt;/p&gt; &lt;ul&gt; &lt;li style="font-weight: 400;" aria-level="1"&gt;&lt;span style="font-weight: 400;"&gt;Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD): There could be an explanation for why you feel a bit down during the holidays and following cooler months, even if you feel like there isn't a reason. With the winter months come shorter days. Reduced sunlight during winter can affect mood and lead to symptoms of SAD, including feelings of lethargy and sadness.&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/li&gt; &lt;/ul&gt; &lt;p&gt;&amp;nbsp;&lt;/p&gt; &lt;p&gt;&lt;img class="wp-image-29345 size-large aligncenter" src="https://topdoctormagazine.com/wp-content/uploads/2023/11/winterwellness3-819x1024.png" alt="" width="819" height="1024" /&gt;&lt;/p&gt; &lt;p&gt;&lt;span style="font-weight: 400;"&gt; &lt;/span&gt;&lt;/p&gt; &lt;p&gt;&lt;b&gt;How to Address Winter Weather Effects&lt;/b&gt;&lt;/p&gt; &lt;p&gt;&amp;nbsp;&lt;/p&gt; &lt;ul&gt; &lt;li style="font-weight: 400;" aria-level="1"&gt;&lt;span style="font-weight: 400;"&gt;Warm-Up Exercises: Easily combat regular muscle stiffness and joint pain with some simple stretches and warm-ups. Prior to outdoor activities, engage in thorough warm-up exercises to increase blood flow, loosen muscles, and reduce the risk of injuries in cold weather. If you have any pre-existing conditions, ensure that any stretches or warm-ups you do are gentle on your muscles and joints and properly address any pain.&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/li&gt; &lt;/ul&gt; &lt;p&gt;&amp;nbsp;&lt;/p&gt; &lt;ul&gt; &lt;li style="font-weight: 400;" aria-level="1"&gt;&lt;span style="font-weight: 400;"&gt;Moisturizing: The best way to combat dry skin is prevention! Regularly moisturizing the skin helps prevent dryness and maintains its natural barrier against harsh winter conditions. If irritation and extreme dryness persist, research a holistic care doctor or dermatologist in your area and see if they have any suggestions to combat abnormal dryness.&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/li&gt; &lt;/ul&gt; &lt;p&gt;&amp;nbsp;&lt;/p&gt; &lt;ul&gt; &lt;li style="font-weight: 400;" aria-level="1"&gt;&lt;span style="font-weight: 400;"&gt;Light Therapy: Exposure to bright light, especially in the morning, can help alleviate symptoms of Seasonal Affective Disorder and regulate mood. An easy way to do this is to get 15 minutes of morning light and 15 minutes of evening light. Bundle up and go for a walk, or simply open your blinds and sit by the window for a while. Some people find that sun lamps are also effective in combating SAD.&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/li&gt; &lt;/ul&gt; &lt;p&gt;&amp;nbsp;&lt;/p&gt; &lt;p&gt;&lt;img class="wp-image-29347 size-large aligncenter" src="https://topdoctormagazine.com/wp-content/uploads/2023/11/winterwellness1-1024x536.png" alt="" width="1024" height="536" /&gt;&lt;/p&gt; &lt;p&gt;&amp;nbsp;&lt;/p&gt; &lt;p&gt;&lt;b&gt;Activities to Stay Physically and Mentally Active During Winter:&lt;/b&gt;&lt;/p&gt; &lt;p&gt;&amp;nbsp;&lt;/p&gt; &lt;ul&gt; &lt;li style="font-weight: 400;" aria-level="1"&gt;&lt;span style="font-weight: 400;"&gt;Winter Sports: Just because it is cold out doesn't mean you can't stay active outside. Embrace the season by engaging in activities like skiing, snowboarding, ice skating, or even just going for a walk during the warmer parts of the day. As suggested above, make sure to stretch or do some warm-up exercises inside in order to maintain good muscle and joint health.&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/li&gt; &lt;/ul&gt; &lt;p&gt;&amp;nbsp;&lt;/p&gt; &lt;ul&gt; &lt;li style="font-weight: 400;" aria-level="1"&gt;&lt;span style="font-weight: 400;"&gt;Indoor Workouts: If winters get too bitingly cold where you live, there are other options to stay physically active that can also improve your mental health during winter. Join a gym, take fitness classes, take up indoor rock climbing or follow online workout routines to stay active indoors. Research to see if there is an indoor pool near you and join for a low-impact way to exercise. Keeping active is also proven to improve mental health. So, continuing to exercise during the winter months could not only help your physical well-being but also your mental and emotional well-being. A lot of these indoor exercises can also help you socialize more this winter. Grab a group of friends and join a Pilates class, or see if you could join an indoor running group. The possibilities are endless!&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/li&gt; &lt;/ul&gt; &lt;p&gt;&amp;nbsp;&lt;/p&gt; &lt;ul&gt; &lt;li style="font-weight: 400;" aria-level="1"&gt;&lt;span style="font-weight: 400;"&gt;Puzzles and Books: Mental exercise is just as important as physical exercise, especially if you are looking for ways to combat Seasonal Affective Disorder or regulate your mood with less light during the daytime. Nothing is better than curling up by a warm fire and reading a book or putting a puzzle together. Both of these activities are great ways to engage your mind and tune out any racing thoughts for any amount of time. You could pick up a book while waiting for something to bake or work on a puzzle when you have some downtime and need to be doing something. These don't have to be activities done alone, either! Joining a monthly book club can help you meet new people, or having friends over for dinner and a night of puzzles and games can help you enjoy social interactions with people you have established relationships with already.&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/li&gt; &lt;/ul&gt; &lt;p&gt;&amp;nbsp;&lt;/p&gt; &lt;p&gt;&lt;img class="wp-image-29346 size-large aligncenter" src="https://topdoctormagazine.com/wp-content/uploads/2023/11/Winter-Wellness-Cover-1024x536.png" alt="" width="1024" height="536" /&gt;&lt;/p&gt; &lt;p&gt;&amp;nbsp;&lt;/p&gt; &lt;p&gt;&lt;span style="font-weight: 400;"&gt;You don't have to endure the winter months with persisting pain, skin irritation and feelings of sadness without knowing how to combat them. While everyday muscle and joint pain can worsen with cold weather, stretching and warming up before going outside or participating in outdoor activities can help ease any stiffness. Along with stretching before being outside in the cold, be sure to put on your favorite moisturizer to prevent any dryness or skin irritation. It's good to put this into practice, even when you're inside, as house heaters can also dry out the air, causing skin irritation. If you do choose to take a walk outside, remember that the sunlight can also help regulate your moods and aid in combating Seasonal Affective Disorder. Don't be afraid to pick up a new hobby or join a club to meet new people and boost your mood! Combating the effects of cold weather starts with taking these easy and practical steps toward a winter full of physical and mental well-being.&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/p&gt; &lt;p&gt;&amp;nbsp;&lt;/p&gt;&lt;/div&gt; &lt;/div&gt; &lt;/div&gt; &lt;/div&gt; &lt;/div&gt;</description> <images>https://topdoctormagazine.com/wp-content/uploads/2023/11/winterwellness2.png</images> <url>https://topdoctormagazine.com/wellness/winter-wellness-strategies-to-combat-cold-weathers-impact-on-your-body/</url> </article> <article> <ID>29358</ID> <title>The Field Of Regenerative Medicine In Orthopedic Surgery: An Interview With Bruce Fishman, M.D.</title> <publishDate>2023-12-01 21:14:11</publishDate> <description>&lt;div class="et_pb_section et_pb_section_47 et_section_regular" &gt; &lt;div class="et_pb_row et_pb_row_47"&gt; &lt;div class="et_pb_column et_pb_column_4_4 et_pb_column_47 et_pb_css_mix_blend_mode_passthrough et-last-child"&gt; &lt;div class="et_pb_module et_pb_text et_pb_text_47 et_pb_text_align_left et_pb_bg_layout_light"&gt; &lt;div class="et_pb_text_inner"&gt;&lt;p&gt;&lt;b&gt;FROM BLUE-COLLAR ROOTS TO CUTTING-EDGE ORTHOPEDICS&lt;/b&gt;&lt;/p&gt; &lt;p&gt;&lt;span style="font-weight: 400;"&gt;Dr. Fishman has provided orthopedic care and treatment to the Los Angeles community for over 30 years. He maintains offices in the Encino and Lancaster, California areas. His current practice includes interventional regenerative orthopedics utilizing cutting-edge biologics, laser, hyperbaric oxygen therapy, peptides and minimally invasive procedures.&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/p&gt; &lt;p&gt;&lt;span style="font-weight: 400;"&gt; &lt;/span&gt;&lt;/p&gt; &lt;p&gt;&lt;span style="font-weight: 400;"&gt;Dr. Fishman began his life in a blue-collar family in Detroit, Michigan. His entire family was working in the automotive industry with scrap metal. In high school, he worked sorting metal, loading trucks, driving forklifts and using pallet jacks. He also worked at the Fisher Body Plant at their metal punch facility. He would see severe injuries, including amputations, crush injuries, fractures, back injuries and head injuries. "I saw a lot of disability from these work injuries. I hoped one day I could help these people," he said.&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/p&gt; &lt;p&gt;&amp;nbsp;&lt;/p&gt; &lt;p&gt;&lt;b&gt;ACADEMIC EXCELLENCE AND PROFESSIONAL DISTINCTION&lt;/b&gt;&lt;/p&gt; &lt;p&gt;&lt;span style="font-weight: 400;"&gt; Dr. Fishman went on to college and was in the pre-med program at Wayne State University. He graduated with a Bachelor of Science degree. He was accepted to medical school, completed his M.D. degree at Wayne State University School of Medicine with honors, and the board elected him into the AOA National Honor Medical Society. Dr. Fishman received his orthopedic training at the Henry Ford Hospital Medical Center in his hometown of Detroit. This is a nationally known medical center and University of Michigan affiliate. This facility provided him the opportunity to treat all individuals regardless of gender, ethnicity, background or socioeconomic standing. His training came full circle as many of the injured patients he saw were blue-collar automotive workers injured on the job where Dr. Fishman planted his very own roots.&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/p&gt; &lt;p&gt;&lt;span style="font-weight: 400;"&gt; &lt;/span&gt;&lt;/p&gt; &lt;p&gt;&lt;span style="font-weight: 400;"&gt;Beyond just training, Dr. Fishman is a Diplomate of the American Board of Clinical &amp;amp; Orthopedic Surgery, a Fellow of the International College of Surgeons in Orthopedic Surgery and a Fellow of the American Academy of Neurologic and Orthopedic Surgeons. The goals of these organizations are to provide continuing education, spread awareness of medical, social, and political changes and provide a community for practicing orthopedic surgeons throughout the country. Dr. Fishman is constantly exposed to and educated on the newest and most successful procedures, which he can utilize for his own patients. &lt;/span&gt;&lt;/p&gt; &lt;p&gt;&amp;nbsp;&lt;/p&gt; &lt;p&gt;&lt;span style="font-weight: 400;"&gt;"These advances being front and center for the orthopedic surgical societies have expanded my horizon to a great extent and exposed me to a myriad of alternatives available without necessarily resorting to major surgeries as we used to do in the past," he said.&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/p&gt; &lt;p&gt;&lt;span style="font-weight: 400;"&gt; &lt;/span&gt;&lt;/p&gt; &lt;p&gt;&lt;span style="font-weight: 400;"&gt;Over the last 30 years of his practice in Los Angeles, Dr. Fishman has seen a constantly evolving medical field where surgical care has become more innovative and minimally invasive. He has utilized his orthopedic skills with a regenerative approach following these new technological advances.&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/p&gt; &lt;p&gt;&lt;span style="font-weight: 400;"&gt; &lt;/span&gt;&lt;/p&gt; &lt;p&gt;&lt;img class="wp-image-29364 size-large aligncenter" src="https://topdoctormagazine.com/wp-content/uploads/2023/11/drfishman1-819x1024.png" alt="" width="819" height="1024" /&gt;&lt;/p&gt; &lt;p&gt;&amp;nbsp;&lt;/p&gt; &lt;p&gt;&lt;b&gt;REGENERATIVE MEDICINE IN ORTHOPEDIC SURGERY&lt;/b&gt;&lt;/p&gt; &lt;p&gt;&lt;span style="font-weight: 400;"&gt; &lt;/span&gt;&lt;/p&gt; &lt;p&gt;&lt;span style="font-weight: 400;"&gt;As an affiliate of the Cell Surgical Network and with their institutional review board, Dr. Fishman has been part of a regenerative medicine expansion utilizing cellular treatment for injury and diseases. "There are many potential benefits to working with stem cells in the field of orthopedic surgery."&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/p&gt; &lt;p&gt;&lt;span style="font-weight: 400;"&gt; &lt;/span&gt;&lt;/p&gt; &lt;p&gt;&lt;span style="font-weight: 400;"&gt;Some cells come from the patients themselves, originating from bone marrow or adipose tissue. Umbilical cord tissue can also provide other cellular materials. Regenerative medicine is a constantly evolving field, and Dr. Fishman keeps up with advancements and continues to use them in his practice.&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/p&gt; &lt;p&gt;&lt;span style="font-weight: 400;"&gt; &lt;/span&gt;&lt;/p&gt; &lt;p&gt;&lt;span style="font-weight: 400;"&gt;A new and exciting advancement in the treatment of chronic refractory low back pain has recently become available for those patients who have failed all treatment protocols, including surgery. It is the Discseel® procedure.&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/p&gt; &lt;p&gt;&lt;span style="font-weight: 400;"&gt; &lt;/span&gt;&lt;/p&gt; &lt;p&gt;&lt;span style="font-weight: 400;"&gt;The Discseel® procedure is a minimally invasive procedure that uses fibrinogen and prothrombin to repair torn discs. The mixing of these two materials results in fibrin, which is a natural substance that helps to seal the tear and promote tissue growth. Studies affirm its fibrin properties as a sealant, adhesive, anti-inflammatory and chemotactic regenerative agent. This procedure is performed on an outpatient basis and takes about 45 minutes. The patient is given mild sedation during the procedure. The FDA has approved non-autologous fibrin for multiple applications in the human body. The Discseel® procedure has been shown to be effective in relieving pain and improving function in patients with torn discs. It has proven itself to be an effective alternative to surgery for the treatment of torn discs in people with chronic low back pain.&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/p&gt; &lt;p&gt;&lt;span style="font-weight: 400;"&gt; &lt;/span&gt;&lt;/p&gt; &lt;p&gt;&lt;span style="font-weight: 400;"&gt;In addition to using biologics, Dr. Fishman also uses technologies such as hyperbaric oxygen therapy and laser treatment to promote rapid tissue healing. Hyperbaric oxygen therapy (HBOT) is a medical treatment that delivers pure oxygen to the body under higher-than-normal pressurized environments. It is a noninvasive treatment that enables increased oxygen levels to permeate all levels of the body. It has been shown to be successful in helping to treat many underlying medical conditions and is used in concert with some of the biologics noted above.&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/p&gt; &lt;p&gt;&lt;span style="font-weight: 400;"&gt; &lt;/span&gt;&lt;/p&gt; &lt;p&gt;&lt;span style="font-weight: 400;"&gt;Low laser light therapy is a minimally invasive to noninvasive treatment used to assist in reduction of pain, inflammation and sustained regeneration of injured and diseased tissue. It is often used in combination with biologic treatment, including PRP, cellular therapy and interventional spine procedures. German technology Weber low laser light therapy, as used in Dr. Fishman's office, is FDA-approved for both intra-articular and interstitial treatment, as well as noninvasive treatment.&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/p&gt; &lt;p&gt;&lt;span style="font-weight: 400;"&gt; &lt;/span&gt;&lt;/p&gt; &lt;p&gt;&lt;img class="wp-image-29365 size-large aligncenter" src="https://topdoctormagazine.com/wp-content/uploads/2023/11/drfishman2-819x1024.png" alt="" width="819" height="1024" /&gt;&lt;/p&gt; &lt;p&gt;&amp;nbsp;&lt;/p&gt; &lt;p&gt;&lt;span style="font-weight: 400;"&gt; &lt;/span&gt;&lt;b&gt;FISHMAN'S LIFE AND ACHIEVEMENTS&lt;/b&gt;&lt;/p&gt; &lt;p&gt;&lt;span style="font-weight: 400;"&gt; &lt;/span&gt;&lt;/p&gt; &lt;p&gt;&lt;span style="font-weight: 400;"&gt;With over 30 years of experience in the field of orthopedic practice and treatment, Dr. Fishman has many credentials. He received a distinction in medicine for 25 years of service to the community from the Wayne State University School of Medicine. The Consumer Research Council of America has recognized Dr. Fishman as a Top American Orthopedic Surgeon.&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/p&gt; &lt;p&gt;&lt;span style="font-weight: 400;"&gt; &lt;/span&gt;&lt;/p&gt; &lt;p&gt;&lt;span style="font-weight: 400;"&gt;Dr. Fishman is a frequent lecturer on orthopedic permanent disability injuries, where he shares how he treats and evaluates injured workers for the Worker's Compensation Division of the State of California. He provides Agreed Medical Evaluations for the State, which requires precise calculations for fair impairment and disability determinations. &lt;/span&gt;&lt;/p&gt; &lt;p&gt;&amp;nbsp;&lt;/p&gt; &lt;p&gt;&lt;span style="font-weight: 400;"&gt;"These are life-altering effects and decisions for permanently disabled patients. Some of them are private patients, some of them are military, our police officers, first responders and firefighters. Many of them have given a great deal of their life in order to protect our communities. I want to make sure these injured patients and heroes have a final report that is very precise," Dr. Fishman said.&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/p&gt; &lt;p&gt;&lt;span style="font-weight: 400;"&gt; &lt;/span&gt;&lt;/p&gt; &lt;p&gt;&lt;img class="wp-image-29366 size-large aligncenter" src="https://topdoctormagazine.com/wp-content/uploads/2023/11/drfishman3-819x1024.png" alt="" width="819" height="1024" /&gt;&lt;/p&gt; &lt;p&gt;&lt;span style="font-weight: 400;"&gt; &lt;/span&gt;&lt;/p&gt; &lt;p&gt;&lt;b&gt;WHAT IS ON THE HORIZON FOR REGENERATIVE MEDICINE&lt;/b&gt;&lt;/p&gt; &lt;p&gt;&lt;span style="font-weight: 400;"&gt; &lt;/span&gt;&lt;/p&gt; &lt;p&gt;&lt;span style="font-weight: 400;"&gt;The field of Regenerative Medicine is constantly evolving and moving forward. On the horizon, stem cell treatment has the ability to take a patient's own stem cells and bank them in a specialized laboratory facility. Essentially, Dr. Fishman said this is a procedure where stromal vascular fraction and stem cells are harvested, processed and sent to an FDA-approved laboratory. These stem cells are cryopreserved, stored and made available for patients on an individual basis for future use.&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/p&gt; &lt;p&gt;&lt;span style="font-weight: 400;"&gt; &lt;/span&gt;&lt;/p&gt; &lt;p&gt;&lt;span style="font-weight: 400;"&gt;"This allows for an almost unlimited amount of stem cells because these stem cells are expanded, and the patient has future access to their own stem cells indefinitely. What some people have chosen to do with their stem cells is they are banking them when they are younger, such as in their 30s. The cells are preserved and stay in that same state as if the patient is 30 years old. As the patient gets older, in their 50s or 60s, they can later access their cells. Should the patient sustain an injury or develop medical problems, they can now have their 30-year-old stem cells sent to their treating doctor for administration," Dr. Fishman shared.&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/p&gt; &lt;p&gt;&lt;span style="font-weight: 400;"&gt; &lt;/span&gt;&lt;/p&gt; &lt;p&gt;&lt;span style="font-weight: 400;"&gt;To learn about regenerative medicine and the impact it has on Bruce Fishman's practice in orthopedic surgery, visit his website at drstemcell.com.&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/p&gt; &lt;p&gt;&amp;nbsp;&lt;/p&gt; &lt;p&gt;&amp;nbsp;&lt;/p&gt;&lt;/div&gt; &lt;/div&gt; &lt;/div&gt; &lt;/div&gt; &lt;/div&gt;</description> <images>https://topdoctormagazine.com/wp-content/uploads/2023/11/Dr.-Fishman-Cover.png</images> <url>https://topdoctormagazine.com/medicine/regenerative-medicine/the-field-of-regenerative-medicine-in-orthopedic-surgery-an-interview-with-bruce-fishman-m-d/</url> </article> <article> <ID>29459</ID> <title>Salt Therapy and its World-Wide Impact on the Health Industry: An Interview with Leo Tonkin</title> <publishDate>2023-12-01 20:38:22</publishDate> <description>&lt;div class="et_pb_section et_pb_section_48 et_section_regular" &gt; &lt;div class="et_pb_row et_pb_row_48"&gt; &lt;div class="et_pb_column et_pb_column_4_4 et_pb_column_48 et_pb_css_mix_blend_mode_passthrough et-last-child"&gt; &lt;div class="et_pb_module et_pb_text et_pb_text_48 et_pb_text_align_left et_pb_bg_layout_light"&gt; &lt;div class="et_pb_text_inner"&gt;&lt;p&gt;&lt;span style="font-weight: 400;"&gt;Twelve years ago, Leo Tonkin learned about salt therapy, also known as halotherapy, for the first time. Like many, he had never heard of this kind of therapy before and had spent many years in business strategy, organizational behavior and development, and the idea of salt therapy was completely foreign to him and his team. After researching the business model and industry, Leo was shocked to learn there were just a few facilities throughout North America providing dry salt therapy, while in some countries in Europe, it was considered a medical treatment for respiratory and skin care. Leo wanted to bring salt therapy into America and market it to the spa and wellness industries. His idea began with creating salt rooms where clients could relax and breathe in dry salt particles that benefited their respiratory system and skin. &lt;/span&gt;&lt;/p&gt; &lt;p&gt;&amp;nbsp;&lt;/p&gt; &lt;p&gt;&lt;img class="wp-image-29466 size-large aligncenter" src="https://topdoctormagazine.com/wp-content/uploads/2023/12/fourladiessaltchamber-819x1024.png" alt="" width="819" height="1024" /&gt;&lt;/p&gt; &lt;p&gt;&amp;nbsp;&lt;/p&gt; &lt;p&gt;&lt;span style="font-weight: 400;"&gt;After conducting extensive research on the benefits of salt therapy, Leo and his team began to realize all the benefits the therapy could offer and were looking forward to sharing these unique experiences with the hospitality community. The team started educating and engaging others to share the benefits they could discover. They focused on raising awareness and began speaking with spas where many already had relaxation rooms or underutilized treatment rooms. There, they began designing salt rooms to create a new kind of treatment for the spas- salt therapy. &lt;/span&gt;&lt;/p&gt; &lt;p&gt;&amp;nbsp;&lt;/p&gt; &lt;p&gt;&lt;span style="font-weight: 400;"&gt;From this, his company, SALT Chamber, was born.&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/p&gt; &lt;p&gt;&amp;nbsp;&lt;/p&gt; &lt;p&gt;&lt;span style="font-weight: 400;"&gt;"It's about bringing this wellness modality to so many people. When you look at how many people have allergies, asthma and COPD, and how many other respiratory conditions there are, people need holistic treatment. It's really about having people feel better, and if we can bring in a natural remedy that works, then we will bring it to the masses. That's what we're all about," Tonkin said. &lt;/span&gt;&lt;/p&gt; &lt;p&gt;&amp;nbsp;&lt;/p&gt; &lt;p&gt;&lt;img class="wp-image-29472 size-large aligncenter" src="https://topdoctormagazine.com/wp-content/uploads/2023/12/maninsaltchamber-1024x536.png" alt="" width="1024" height="536" /&gt;&lt;/p&gt; &lt;p&gt;&amp;nbsp;&lt;/p&gt; &lt;p&gt;&lt;span style="font-weight: 400;"&gt;Many people think that Himalayan salt and the salt decor on the walls have health benefits, such as purifying the air and releasing negative ions. This is entirely false. While SALT Chamber pioneered the use of Himalayan salt as an architectural and decor element in their room designs, all of the health benefits come from a halogenerator device to create these salt rooms. This equipment takes pure-grade sodium chloride, grinds it up and disperses a dry aerosol so small that people can breathe it in at healthy levels. Salt room experiences can include yoga, respiratory and breathwork guided meditation, IV hydration and sound therapy while the client also breathes in the healthy salt. SALT Chamber has created many spa salt rooms and even personal ones for individuals at home. A salt therapy session can take from 10-45 minutes, depending on the size of the space. &lt;/span&gt;&lt;/p&gt; &lt;p&gt;&amp;nbsp;&lt;/p&gt; &lt;p&gt;&lt;span style="font-weight: 400;"&gt;"Not only do we have the products, but we do the design and information on how to install and build in our marketing and training. So, we provide full turnkey services for businesses to get into salt therapy. We use it as a revenue center, making additional revenue without any additional labor; you don't need a special licensed person or certificates to offer this," Leo said. &lt;/span&gt;&lt;/p&gt; &lt;p&gt;&amp;nbsp;&lt;/p&gt; &lt;p&gt;&lt;img class="wp-image-29468 size-large aligncenter" src="https://topdoctormagazine.com/wp-content/uploads/2023/12/leosaltchamber-819x1024.png" alt="" width="819" height="1024" /&gt;&lt;/p&gt; &lt;p&gt;&amp;nbsp;&lt;/p&gt; &lt;p&gt;&lt;span style="font-weight: 400;"&gt;Other treatments can easily layer with salt therapy. Not to mention, it is also great for the skin, which is why many medical spas have begun adding salt booths and rooms to their centers. &lt;/span&gt;&lt;/p&gt; &lt;p&gt;&amp;nbsp;&lt;/p&gt; &lt;p&gt;&lt;span style="font-weight: 400;"&gt;A QS/ISO-certified medical device company manufactures the equipment offered by SALT Chamber, which produces the smallest micron-sized salt particles to get deep into the respiratory system and the first layer of the skin. It is the only company with a &lt;/span&gt;&lt;b&gt;showroom, research lab&lt;/b&gt; &lt;b&gt;and a technical team&lt;/b&gt;&lt;span style="font-weight: 400;"&gt;, as well as salt therapy and wellness consultants. The expertise and experience held within this company sets them apart in creating turnkey solutions and keeps them thriving. &lt;/span&gt;&lt;/p&gt; &lt;p&gt;&amp;nbsp;&lt;/p&gt; &lt;p&gt;&lt;img class="wp-image-29467 size-large aligncenter" src="https://topdoctormagazine.com/wp-content/uploads/2023/12/halosalt-819x1024.png" alt="" width="819" height="1024" /&gt;&lt;/p&gt; &lt;p&gt;&amp;nbsp;&lt;/p&gt; &lt;p&gt;&lt;span style="font-weight: 400;"&gt;Over the last 12 years, SALT Chamber has completed around 3,000 projects for luxury resorts and spas, medspas, fitness clubs, senior living facilities and others. Their client list includes Four Seasons, Ritz Carlton, Auberge, Waldorf Astoria, Canyon Ranch and some of the most successful medical and day spas, such as Woodhouse and Well-Infused. Some of their residential projects include Tony Robbins, NFL football players and others so they can experience better sleep, performance and recovery. &lt;/span&gt;&lt;/p&gt; &lt;p&gt;&amp;nbsp;&lt;/p&gt; &lt;p&gt;&lt;span style="font-weight: 400;"&gt;"We've been partnering with all types of people in the hospitality, spa, wellness and medical spa industry and attending various trade shows throughout the year. A lot of what we do is education- I speak at a lot of the events, and we continue to talk to people and bring more education awareness to the industry. When people find out about it, it's amazing that part of the reaction is, 'I never heard about this before.' But really, what's great is the people that do it are customers that have salt rooms or salt booths, and they're in them on a regular basis," Leo shared. &lt;/span&gt;&lt;/p&gt; &lt;p&gt;&amp;nbsp;&lt;/p&gt; &lt;p&gt;&lt;img class="wp-image-29469 size-large aligncenter" src="https://topdoctormagazine.com/wp-content/uploads/2023/12/neonladyinsaltchamber-819x1024.png" alt="" width="819" height="1024" /&gt;&lt;/p&gt; &lt;p&gt;&amp;nbsp;&lt;/p&gt; &lt;p&gt;&lt;span style="font-weight: 400;"&gt;Everyone benefits in some way from salt therapy. Seniors on oxygen tanks can breathe better, children and adults with respiratory issues can get aid in breathing and salt therapy can be an excellent solution to help skin problems such as eczema and psoriasis.&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/p&gt; &lt;p&gt;&amp;nbsp;&lt;/p&gt; &lt;p&gt;&lt;span style="font-weight: 400;"&gt;"One of the big issues is the quality of the air that we breathe in every day–indoor air pollution can be up to 5 times worse than outdoor air. So, when you think about the invisible particles ranging from dust, dander, and allergens to bacteria and viruses, there's really no other natural way to clean out your lungs. Salt therapy and halotherapy act like a toothbrush and can help," Leo said. &lt;/span&gt;&lt;/p&gt; &lt;p&gt;&amp;nbsp;&lt;/p&gt; &lt;p&gt;&lt;span style="font-weight: 400;"&gt;"In the last few years, there's been more attention for people to take on more self-care. Overall wellness, longevity and quality of life are on top of mind, and people are taking more responsibility for their own health and wellness. That's why you see people doing more things like sauna, red light therapy, IV hydration, cold therapy and salt therapy," he said. &lt;/span&gt;&lt;/p&gt; &lt;p&gt;&amp;nbsp;&lt;/p&gt; &lt;p&gt;&lt;img class="wp-image-29470 size-large aligncenter" src="https://topdoctormagazine.com/wp-content/uploads/2023/12/saltchamberneon-819x1024.png" alt="" width="819" height="1024" /&gt;&lt;/p&gt; &lt;p&gt;&amp;nbsp;&lt;/p&gt; &lt;p&gt;&lt;span style="font-weight: 400;"&gt;Over the last 12 years, SALT Chamber has expanded from the U.S. and Canada and has begun projects in Mexico, the Dominican Republic, Costa Rica, Spain and South Korea. They are also focusing a lot of research on universities and student-athletes. Their expansion has only just begun as they seek to educate others around the world on the benefits of salt therapy. &lt;/span&gt;&lt;/p&gt; &lt;p&gt;&amp;nbsp;&lt;/p&gt; &lt;p&gt;&lt;span style="font-weight: 400;"&gt;"If we can help people breathe better, sleep better and have a better quality of life, then that's what we're going to do," Leo said. &lt;/span&gt;&lt;/p&gt; &lt;p&gt;&lt;span style="font-weight: 400;"&gt;Salt therapy has aided many and will continue to help more around the world. To learn more about Leo Tonkin and SALT Chamber and their initiatives, visit their website at &lt;/span&gt;&lt;a href="http://www.saltchamberinc.com"&gt;&lt;span style="font-weight: 400;"&gt;saltchamberinc.com&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/a&gt;&lt;span style="font-weight: 400;"&gt;. &lt;/span&gt;&lt;/p&gt;&lt;/div&gt; &lt;/div&gt; &lt;/div&gt; &lt;/div&gt; &lt;/div&gt;</description> <images>https://topdoctormagazine.com/wp-content/uploads/2023/12/LEOcover.png</images> <url>https://topdoctormagazine.com/wellness/salt-therapy-and-its-world-wide-impact-on-the-health-industry-an-interview-with-leo-tonkin/</url> </article> <article> <ID>29285</ID> <title>Cultivating a Room of Excellence: Chris Himel's IV Biz Bash Event and the Future of Medicine</title> <publishDate>2023-11-22 19:47:22</publishDate> <description>&lt;div class="et_pb_section et_pb_section_49 et_section_regular" &gt; &lt;div class="et_pb_row et_pb_row_49"&gt; &lt;div class="et_pb_column et_pb_column_4_4 et_pb_column_49 et_pb_css_mix_blend_mode_passthrough et-last-child"&gt; &lt;div class="et_pb_module et_pb_text et_pb_text_49 et_pb_text_align_left et_pb_bg_layout_light"&gt; &lt;div class="et_pb_text_inner"&gt;&lt;p&gt;&lt;span style="font-weight: 400;"&gt;"Our true mission is that we want to impact 1 million alternative medicine practitioners and holistic medicine business owners so they can go out and affect a thousand people. And with that, we can impact the health and the life of a billion people," Chris Himel said. &lt;/span&gt;&lt;/p&gt; &lt;p&gt;&amp;nbsp;&lt;/p&gt; &lt;p&gt;&lt;span style="font-weight: 400;"&gt;The second annual IV Biz Bash event, held on October 13th through 15th in Austin, Texas, is a collaborative event for medical professionals to increase sales, gain insight into social media marketing, learn marketing strategies and create connections with other professionals in the industry. &lt;/span&gt;&lt;/p&gt; &lt;p&gt;&amp;nbsp;&lt;/p&gt; &lt;p&gt;&lt;span style="font-weight: 400;"&gt;Financial worry is typical for most people in the United States, and medical professionals are no different. They stress like anyone else, which can affect their business and overall wellness.&lt;/span&gt; &lt;/p&gt; &lt;p&gt;&amp;nbsp;&lt;/p&gt; &lt;p&gt;&lt;span style="font-weight: 400;"&gt;"And that's something we as a company are on a mission to solve. And if we solve the first problem- that's helping the business owners- we can solve the second problem of getting the modalities and these new things coming out into the hands of the consumers so they can stop suffering. Most people just don't know there are things out there they can do to live a more vibrant life, and some of it's a simple medic task," Himel said. &lt;/span&gt;&lt;/p&gt; &lt;p&gt;&amp;nbsp;&lt;/p&gt; &lt;p&gt;&lt;span style="font-weight: 400;"&gt;The thing about IV therapy is that only some medical professionals know the proper ways to market the treatment. Oftentimes, medical marketing involves a bland commercial that consumers dislike seeing or a lot of description with little interaction. However, the IV Biz Bash event is seeking to change this narrative and give the professionals in the field something else to create that will attract consumers on a different level. &lt;/span&gt;&lt;/p&gt; &lt;p&gt;&amp;nbsp;&lt;/p&gt; &lt;p&gt;&lt;img class="wp-image-29293 size-large aligncenter" src="https://topdoctormagazine.com/wp-content/uploads/2023/11/CH6.JPG-918x1024.jpg" alt="" width="918" height="1024" /&gt;&lt;/p&gt; &lt;p&gt;&amp;nbsp;&lt;/p&gt; &lt;p&gt;&lt;span style="font-weight: 400;"&gt;"Attendees will get the chance to network with some of the top people in the industry and learn everything they need to know. If you want to add IV therapy if you haven't already, if you want to know how to make it better, how to increase your profits on the IV therapy side, and learn about what regulations are coming out so you can run it safely as well this event is for you," he said. &lt;/span&gt;&lt;/p&gt; &lt;p&gt;&amp;nbsp;&lt;/p&gt; &lt;p&gt;&lt;span style="font-weight: 400;"&gt;On the last day of the event, they are hosting a workshop with five different rooms for more intimate hands-on help from their top speakers. Then, on Friday night, they will have a VIP dinner and speaker and host a huge party on Saturday night. The event seeks to combine business and fun for an unforgettable experience to gain exposure and connections to those in the IV therapy field. &lt;/span&gt;&lt;/p&gt; &lt;p&gt;&amp;nbsp;&lt;/p&gt; &lt;p&gt;&lt;span style="font-weight: 400;"&gt;Last year, the IV Biz Bash event looked slightly different for Himel and his team. The event had the attendees working more independently. In contrast, this year's IV Biz Bash event will have professionals mingle together and ask questions with more people involved and special speakers covering the most critical topics. &lt;/span&gt;&lt;/p&gt; &lt;p&gt;&amp;nbsp;&lt;/p&gt; &lt;p&gt;&lt;span style="font-weight: 400;"&gt;"Our core mission is all towards a bigger picture. And in alternative medicine, it's not hard for us to know if something is a good fit. So, regarding our business goals, 'we ask how do we reach that $1 million practitioner?' How do we reach them so we can reach a billion people and, in return, make their lives better so they don't have to suffer? It is all about helping people," Himel said. &lt;/span&gt;&lt;/p&gt; &lt;p&gt;&amp;nbsp;&lt;/p&gt; &lt;p&gt;&lt;span style="font-weight: 400;"&gt;As a business owner, one is always asking how to improve their business and increase revenue. And that's what the IV Biz Bash event is seeking to do- it is answering all those questions for business owners and medical professionals in the world of IV therapy. The space allows people to ask questions and take advice from those already in the IV therapy space. &lt;/span&gt;&lt;/p&gt; &lt;p&gt;&amp;nbsp;&lt;/p&gt; &lt;p&gt;&lt;img class="wp-image-29290 size-large aligncenter" src="https://topdoctormagazine.com/wp-content/uploads/2023/11/CSH1.JPG-958x1024.jpg" alt="" width="958" height="1024" /&gt;&lt;/p&gt; &lt;p&gt;&amp;nbsp;&lt;/p&gt; &lt;p&gt;&lt;span style="font-weight: 400;"&gt;"You know, if you're thinking about adding red light therapy, you are able to have conversations with red light therapy users. You get the chance to talk about everything, like adding in a sauna, rather than just doing some research online. And you're going to be in the room and ask those questions from real users," he said. &lt;/span&gt;&lt;/p&gt; &lt;p&gt;&amp;nbsp;&lt;/p&gt; &lt;p&gt;&lt;span style="font-weight: 400;"&gt;Spaces like this event are rare in the medical world. Oftentimes, medical professionals are alone or at least feel alone with introducing new medical equipment or regenerative medicine into their practice. However, the IV Biz Bash event is seeking to close this gap and answer the questions that professionals have through others in the industry. &lt;/span&gt;&lt;/p&gt; &lt;p&gt;&amp;nbsp;&lt;/p&gt; &lt;p&gt;&lt;span style="font-weight: 400;"&gt;"This event is not just like a medical seminar, but you're going to leave here with growth stories. We heard from people last year that went from $1 million to $5 million yearly in revenue. You get the chance to optimize your training and marketing and add new modalities. You come out on fire, and the next three months will be the best three months of your calendar year because you're just gonna absolutely crush it," Himel said. &lt;/span&gt;&lt;/p&gt; &lt;p&gt;&amp;nbsp;&lt;/p&gt; &lt;p&gt;&lt;span style="font-weight: 400;"&gt;Being able to host so many medical professionals at one event is the opportunity of a lifetime. Spots are limited, but the knowledge that medical professionals and those in regenerative medicine will experience is unfathomable. Register today at &lt;/span&gt;&lt;a href="https://www.ivbizbash.com"&gt;&lt;span style="font-weight: 400;"&gt;https://www.ivbizbash.com&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/a&gt;&lt;span style="font-weight: 400;"&gt; to attend this life and business-changing event. &lt;/span&gt;&lt;/p&gt; &lt;p&gt;&amp;nbsp;&lt;/p&gt;&lt;/div&gt; &lt;/div&gt; &lt;/div&gt; &lt;/div&gt; &lt;/div&gt;</description> <images>https://topdoctormagazine.com/wp-content/uploads/2023/11/IVBizBashArticleCover.png</images> <url>https://topdoctormagazine.com/business/entrepreneurship/cultivating-a-room-of-excellence-chris-himels-iv-biz-bash-event-and-the-future-of-medicine/</url> </article> <article> <ID>29079</ID> <title>Can Walking After a Meal Lower Blood Pressure?</title> <publishDate>2023-11-01 15:44:23</publishDate> <description>&lt;div class="et_pb_section et_pb_section_50 et_section_regular" &gt; &lt;div class="et_pb_row et_pb_row_50"&gt; &lt;div class="et_pb_column et_pb_column_4_4 et_pb_column_50 et_pb_css_mix_blend_mode_passthrough et-last-child"&gt; &lt;div class="et_pb_module et_pb_text et_pb_text_50 et_pb_text_align_left et_pb_bg_layout_light"&gt; &lt;div class="et_pb_text_inner"&gt;&lt;p&gt;&lt;b&gt;Introduction&lt;/b&gt;&lt;/p&gt; &lt;p&gt;&lt;span style="font-weight: 400;"&gt;High blood pressure, or hypertension, is a condition that affects millions of people worldwide. It is a leading cause of heart disease, stroke, and other health problems. However, many lifestyle changes can help lower blood pressure, including exercise. Walking is one of the easiest and most accessible forms of exercise, and many people wonder if walking after a meal can help lower blood pressure. This article will explore the relationship between walking and blood pressure and whether walking after a meal can positively impact blood pressure.&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/p&gt; &lt;p&gt;&amp;nbsp;&lt;/p&gt; &lt;p&gt;&lt;b&gt;What is High Blood Pressure?&lt;/b&gt;&lt;/p&gt; &lt;p&gt;&lt;span style="font-weight: 400;"&gt;Blood pressure measures the force of blood against the walls of your arteries. High blood pressure occurs when the force of blood against the arteries is consistently too high. High blood pressure can cause damage to the arteries and organs over time and increases the risk of heart attack, stroke, and other health problems.&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/p&gt; &lt;p&gt;&amp;nbsp;&lt;/p&gt; &lt;p&gt;&lt;b&gt;The Causes of High Blood Pressure&lt;/b&gt;&lt;/p&gt; &lt;p&gt;&lt;span style="font-weight: 400;"&gt;Many factors can contribute to high blood pressure. Some of the most common include:&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/p&gt; &lt;p&gt;&lt;span style="font-weight: 400;"&gt;- Genetics: High blood pressure can run in families.&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/p&gt; &lt;p&gt;&lt;span style="font-weight: 400;"&gt;- Age: Blood vessels become less flexible as we age, which can lead to higher blood pressure.&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/p&gt; &lt;p&gt;&lt;span style="font-weight: 400;"&gt;- Lifestyle: Eating a diet high in sodium, not getting enough physical activity, and being overweight or obese can contribute to high blood pressure.&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/p&gt; &lt;p&gt;&lt;span style="font-weight: 400;"&gt;- Medical Conditions: Certain conditions like sleep apnea, kidney disease, and thyroid problems can contribute to high blood pressure.&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/p&gt; &lt;p&gt;&amp;nbsp;&lt;/p&gt; &lt;p&gt;&lt;img class="wp-image-29087 aligncenter" src="https://topdoctormagazine.com/wp-content/uploads/2023/10/walking2-819x1024.png" alt="" width="763" height="954" /&gt;&lt;/p&gt; &lt;p&gt;&amp;nbsp;&lt;/p&gt; &lt;p&gt;&lt;b&gt;Can Walking Lower Blood Pressure?&lt;/b&gt;&lt;/p&gt; &lt;p&gt;&lt;span style="font-weight: 400;"&gt;Exercise is one of the most effective ways to lower blood pressure. Exercise helps improve the flexibility of blood vessels, which can reduce the force of blood against the walls of the arteries. Exercise also helps improve heart health, which can lower blood pressure over time.&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/p&gt; &lt;p&gt;&amp;nbsp;&lt;/p&gt; &lt;p&gt;&lt;span style="font-weight: 400;"&gt;Walking is an excellent form of exercise for people of all ages and fitness levels. Walking can be done anywhere and anytime, requiring no special equipment or training. Walking can help reduce stress, improve mood, and increase overall fitness.&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/p&gt; &lt;p&gt;&amp;nbsp;&lt;/p&gt; &lt;p&gt;&lt;span style="font-weight: 400;"&gt;Studies have shown that walking can be an effective way to lower blood pressure. For example, a study published in the &lt;/span&gt;&lt;i&gt;&lt;span style="font-weight: 400;"&gt;Journal of Hypertension&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/i&gt;&lt;span style="font-weight: 400;"&gt; found that walking for 30 minutes a day, five days a week, for eight weeks, can lower blood pressure by an average of 10 points. Another study published in the Journal of Hypertension found that simply walking for 10 minutes after a meal can lower blood pressure in people with hypertension.&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/p&gt; &lt;p&gt;&amp;nbsp;&lt;/p&gt; &lt;p&gt;&lt;b&gt;Can Walking After a Meal Lower Blood Pressure?&lt;/b&gt;&lt;/p&gt; &lt;p&gt;&lt;span style="font-weight: 400;"&gt;Walking after a meal may have a positive impact on blood pressure. A study published in the journal &lt;/span&gt;&lt;i&gt;&lt;span style="font-weight: 400;"&gt;Diabetologia&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/i&gt;&lt;span style="font-weight: 400;"&gt; found that walking for just 15 minutes after a meal can lower blood sugar levels in people with type 2 diabetes. This is important because high blood sugar levels can contribute to high blood pressure.&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/p&gt; &lt;p&gt;&amp;nbsp;&lt;/p&gt; &lt;p&gt;&lt;img class="wp-image-29090 aligncenter" src="https://topdoctormagazine.com/wp-content/uploads/2023/10/walking3-1024x536.png" alt="" width="765" height="400" /&gt;&lt;/p&gt; &lt;p&gt;&amp;nbsp;&lt;/p&gt; &lt;p&gt;&lt;span style="font-weight: 400;"&gt;Another study published in the &lt;/span&gt;&lt;i&gt;&lt;span style="font-weight: 400;"&gt;Journal of Hypertension&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/i&gt;&lt;span style="font-weight: 400;"&gt; found that walking for 10 minutes after a meal can lower blood pressure in people with hypertension. The study participants were divided into two groups. One group walked for 10 minutes after each meal, while the other group did not walk. After 12 weeks, the group that walked after meals had significantly lower blood pressure than the group that did not walk.&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/p&gt; &lt;p&gt;&amp;nbsp;&lt;/p&gt; &lt;p&gt;&lt;span style="font-weight: 400;"&gt;It is believed that walking after a meal helps improve digestion and blood flow, which can reduce the force of blood against the walls of the arteries. Walking after a meal may also help reduce stress, which can contribute to high blood pressure.&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/p&gt; &lt;p&gt;&amp;nbsp;&lt;/p&gt; &lt;p&gt;&lt;b&gt;Conclusion&lt;/b&gt;&lt;/p&gt; &lt;p&gt;&lt;span style="font-weight: 400;"&gt;Walking is an excellent form of exercise that can help lower blood pressure. Walking for just 30 minutes a day, five days a week, can help lower blood pressure by an average of 10 points. Walking after a meal may also have a positive impact on blood pressure. Studies have shown that walking for 10-15 minutes after a meal can lower blood pressure in people with hypertension. In addition, walking after a meal may help improve digestion and blood flow, and reduce stress, all of which can contribute to lower blood pressure. Speaking with a healthcare provider before starting any exercise program is essential, especially if you have high blood pressure or other medical conditions. Incorporating regular exercise, such as walking, into your daily routine, along with a healthy diet and lifestyle changes, can help lower blood pressure and improve overall health.&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/p&gt;&lt;/div&gt; &lt;/div&gt; &lt;/div&gt; &lt;/div&gt; &lt;/div&gt;</description> <images>https://topdoctormagazine.com/wp-content/uploads/2023/10/walkingcover.png</images> <url>https://topdoctormagazine.com/research/news/can-walking-after-a-meal-lower-blood-pressure/</url> </article> <article> <ID>29014</ID> <title>A Guide to Healthy Aging for Men: Sustaining Vitality and Well-being</title> <publishDate>2023-11-01 15:40:32</publishDate> <description>&lt;div class="et_pb_section et_pb_section_51 et_section_regular" &gt; &lt;div class="et_pb_row et_pb_row_51"&gt; &lt;div class="et_pb_column et_pb_column_4_4 et_pb_column_51 et_pb_css_mix_blend_mode_passthrough et-last-child"&gt; &lt;div class="et_pb_module et_pb_text et_pb_text_51 et_pb_text_align_left et_pb_bg_layout_light"&gt; &lt;div class="et_pb_text_inner"&gt;&lt;h3&gt;&lt;strong&gt;Introduction: &lt;/strong&gt;&lt;/h3&gt; &lt;p&gt;&lt;span style="font-weight: 400;"&gt;Aging is an inevitable part of life, and men are no exception to this natural process. While we cannot halt the march of time, adopting a proactive approach to healthy aging can significantly enhance men's quality of life and overall well-being. Men can age well by making informed lifestyle choices and prioritizing self-care while maintaining physical, mental and emotional vitality. This article will explore essential factors contributing to healthy aging for men.&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/p&gt; &lt;p&gt;&amp;nbsp;&lt;/p&gt; &lt;h3&gt;&lt;strong&gt;Balanced Nutrition: &lt;/strong&gt;&lt;/h3&gt; &lt;p&gt;&lt;span style="font-weight: 400;"&gt;Maintaining a well-balanced diet is crucial for healthy aging in men. A diet rich in fruits, vegetables, whole grains, lean proteins and healthy fats can provide the necessary nutrients to support overall health. Men should focus on reducing the consumption of processed foods, sugary snacks, excessive salt and saturated fat. Adequate hydration is also essential for optimal bodily functions.&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/p&gt; &lt;p&gt;&amp;nbsp;&lt;/p&gt; &lt;h3&gt;&lt;strong&gt;Regular Exercise: &lt;/strong&gt;&lt;/h3&gt; &lt;p&gt;&lt;span style="font-weight: 400;"&gt;Physical activity is vital to maintaining strength, flexibility and overall fitness as men age. Engaging in brisk walking, jogging, cycling, swimming, weightlifting and other resistance training can help improve cardiovascular health, manage weight and reduce the risk of chronic conditions like heart disease, diabetes and certain cancers. Men should aim for at least 150 minutes of moderate-intensity aerobic activity per week and strength training exercises to maintain muscle mass and overall physical function.&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/p&gt; &lt;p&gt;&amp;nbsp;&lt;/p&gt; &lt;p&gt;&lt;img class="wp-image-29021 size-large aligncenter" src="https://topdoctormagazine.com/wp-content/uploads/2023/10/healthyagingmenexercise-1024x536.png" alt="" width="1024" height="536" /&gt;&lt;/p&gt; &lt;p&gt;&amp;nbsp;&lt;/p&gt; &lt;h3&gt;&lt;strong&gt;Cardiovascular Health: &lt;/strong&gt;&lt;/h3&gt; &lt;p&gt;&lt;span style="font-weight: 400;"&gt;Heart disease is a leading health concern for men as they age. Men should focus on maintaining healthy blood pressure, cholesterol and blood sugar levels to promote cardiovascular health. Regular aerobic exercise, a heart-healthy diet, smoking cessation, limited alcohol consumption and stress management techniques can significantly contribute to maintaining a healthy heart.&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/p&gt; &lt;p&gt;&amp;nbsp;&lt;/p&gt; &lt;h3&gt;&lt;strong&gt;Prostate Health: &lt;/strong&gt;&lt;/h3&gt; &lt;p&gt;&lt;span style="font-weight: 400;"&gt;Prostate health is a significant aspect of healthy aging for men. Regular screenings, such as prostate-specific antigen (PSA) tests, can help detect prostate-related issues, including prostate cancer. Men should consult with their healthcare provider regarding appropriate screenings and seek medical attention if experiencing urinary symptoms or other concerning signs.&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/p&gt; &lt;p&gt;&amp;nbsp;&lt;/p&gt; &lt;p&gt;&lt;img class=" aligncenter" src="https://media.giphy.com/media/9POMmQiLkvhRzKFXyT/giphy.gif" alt="" width="767" height="432" /&gt;&lt;/p&gt; &lt;p&gt;&amp;nbsp;&lt;/p&gt; &lt;h3&gt;&lt;strong&gt;Mental and Cognitive Health: &lt;/strong&gt;&lt;/h3&gt; &lt;p&gt;&lt;span style="font-weight: 400;"&gt;Mental and cognitive well-being is crucial for healthy aging in men. Engaging in mentally stimulating activities, such as puzzles, reading, learning new skills or participating in social clubs, can help keep the brain sharp. Maintaining social connections and nurturing relationships with friends, family and community can reduce the risk of cognitive decline and promote emotional well-being.&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/p&gt; &lt;p&gt;&amp;nbsp;&lt;/p&gt; &lt;h3&gt;&lt;span style="font-weight: 400;"&gt;&lt;strong&gt;Stress Management and Emotional Health:&lt;/strong&gt; &lt;/span&gt;&lt;/h3&gt; &lt;p&gt;&lt;span style="font-weight: 400;"&gt;Stress can significantly impact overall health. Men should develop effective stress management techniques, such as regular exercise, mindfulness meditation, deep breathing exercises, or engaging in hobbies and activities that provide relaxation and enjoyment. Seeking support from loved ones, joining support groups, or seeking professional help when needed can also contribute to emotional well-being and healthy aging.&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/p&gt; &lt;p&gt;&amp;nbsp;&lt;/p&gt; &lt;p&gt;&lt;img class="wp-image-29019 size-large aligncenter" src="https://topdoctormagazine.com/wp-content/uploads/2023/10/healthyagingmen2-819x1024.png" alt="" width="819" height="1024" /&gt;&lt;/p&gt; &lt;p&gt;&amp;nbsp;&lt;/p&gt; &lt;h3&gt;&lt;strong&gt;Regular Health Check-ups: &lt;/strong&gt;&lt;/h3&gt; &lt;p&gt;&lt;span style="font-weight: 400;"&gt;Routine health check-ups are essential for early detection and prevention of age-related health conditions. Men should schedule regular visits with their healthcare provider, including screenings for prostate cancer, blood pressure monitoring, cholesterol checks and other age-appropriate screenings. Maintaining a healthy lifestyle, following prescribed medications and discussing any concerns with the healthcare provider are vital for optimal health.&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/p&gt; &lt;p&gt;&amp;nbsp;&lt;/p&gt; &lt;h3&gt;&lt;strong&gt;Conclusion: &lt;/strong&gt;&lt;/h3&gt; &lt;p&gt;&lt;span style="font-weight: 400;"&gt;Healthy aging for men involves a comprehensive approach that addresses physical, mental and emotional well-being. By adopting a balanced nutrition plan, engaging in regular physical activity, prioritizing cardiovascular health, promoting prostate health, nurturing mental and cognitive well-being, managing stress effectively and attending regular health check-ups, men can embrace healthy aging and enjoy a fulfilling and vibrant life as they grow older. It is always possible to start making positive lifestyle changes and prioritize overall health and well-being.&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/p&gt; &lt;p&gt;&amp;nbsp;&lt;/p&gt;&lt;/div&gt; &lt;/div&gt; &lt;/div&gt; &lt;/div&gt; &lt;/div&gt;</description> <images>https://topdoctormagazine.com/wp-content/uploads/2023/10/healthyagingmen1.png</images> <url>https://topdoctormagazine.com/research/news/a-guide-to-healthy-aging-for-men-sustaining-vitality-and-well-being/</url> </article> <article> <ID>29163</ID> <title>Sleep and Aging: Exploring the Impact on Health and Strategies for Quality Sleep</title> <publishDate>2023-11-01 15:39:42</publishDate> <description>&lt;div class="et_pb_section et_pb_section_52 et_section_regular" &gt; &lt;div class="et_pb_row et_pb_row_52"&gt; &lt;div class="et_pb_column et_pb_column_4_4 et_pb_column_52 et_pb_css_mix_blend_mode_passthrough et-last-child"&gt; &lt;div class="et_pb_module et_pb_text et_pb_text_52 et_pb_text_align_left et_pb_bg_layout_light"&gt; &lt;div class="et_pb_text_inner"&gt;&lt;h3&gt;&lt;span style="font-weight: 400;"&gt;Introduction&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/h3&gt; &lt;p&gt;&lt;span style="font-weight: 400;"&gt;Sleep is an essential component of overall health and well-being at any age. However, as individuals age, changes in sleep patterns and an increased prevalence of sleep disturbances can significantly impact their quality of life. This article delves into the impact of sleep on the aging process and overall health. We will examine common sleep disturbances experienced by older adults, explore their causes and discuss potential interventions to improve sleep quality and promote healthy aging.&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/p&gt; &lt;p&gt;&amp;nbsp;&lt;/p&gt; &lt;h3&gt;&lt;span style="font-weight: 400;"&gt;The Impact of Sleep on Aging and Health&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/h3&gt; &lt;ol&gt; &lt;li style="font-weight: 400;" aria-level="1"&gt;&lt;span style="font-weight: 400;"&gt;&lt;strong&gt;Cognitive Function:&lt;/strong&gt; Adequate sleep plays a vital role in maintaining cognitive function. It supports memory consolidation, information processing and problem-solving abilities. Older adults who experience insufficient or disrupted sleep show a link to decreased attention span, impaired memory and reduced cognitive performance.&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/li&gt; &lt;li style="font-weight: 400;" aria-level="1"&gt;&lt;span style="font-weight: 400;"&gt;&lt;strong&gt;Physical Health:&lt;/strong&gt; Quality sleep is crucial for optimal physical health. It supports immune function, helps regulate hormones and facilitates the body's healing and repair processes. Chronic sleep deprivation or poor sleep quality in older adults can be associated with an increased risk of cardiovascular disease, diabetes, obesity and weakened immune systems.&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/li&gt; &lt;li style="font-weight: 400;" aria-level="1"&gt;&lt;span style="font-weight: 400;"&gt;&lt;strong&gt;Emotional Well-being:&lt;/strong&gt; Sleep disturbances can contribute to emotional and mental health issues. Older adults experiencing poor sleep are more susceptible to mood disorders such as depression and anxiety. Sleep deprivation can intensify feelings of irritability, fatigue and stress, impairing overall emotional well-being.&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/li&gt; &lt;/ol&gt; &lt;p&gt;&amp;nbsp;&lt;/p&gt; &lt;p&gt;&lt;img class="wp-image-29172 size-large aligncenter" src="https://topdoctormagazine.com/wp-content/uploads/2023/10/sleepandagingchess-819x1024.png" alt="" width="819" height="1024" /&gt;&lt;/p&gt; &lt;p&gt;&amp;nbsp;&lt;/p&gt; &lt;h3&gt;&lt;span style="font-weight: 400;"&gt;Common Sleep Disturbances in Older Adults&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/h3&gt; &lt;ol&gt; &lt;li style="font-weight: 400;" aria-level="1"&gt;&lt;span style="font-weight: 400;"&gt;&lt;strong&gt;Insomnia:&lt;/strong&gt; Insomnia, characterized by difficulty falling or staying asleep, is a prevalent sleep disturbance among older adults. Contributing factors may include underlying health conditions, medications, lifestyle changes or increased sensitivity to environmental factors.&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/li&gt; &lt;li style="font-weight: 400;" aria-level="1"&gt;&lt;span style="font-weight: 400;"&gt;&lt;strong&gt;Sleep Apnea:&lt;/strong&gt; Sleep apnea is a disorder where breathing stops repeatedly and starts again during sleep. It can lead to fragmented sleep and oxygen deprivation. Older adults are at a higher risk of developing sleep apnea due to age-related changes in throat muscles and the increased prevalence of obesity.&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/li&gt; &lt;li style="font-weight: 400;" aria-level="1"&gt;&lt;span style="font-weight: 400;"&gt;&lt;strong&gt;Restless Legs Syndrome (RLS):&lt;/strong&gt; RLS causes an irresistible urge to move the legs, usually accompanied by uncomfortable sensations. Symptoms often worsen during rest or in the evening, leading to sleep disruption and daytime fatigue. RLS can be idiopathic or related to certain medical conditions.&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/li&gt; &lt;/ol&gt; &lt;p&gt;&amp;nbsp;&lt;/p&gt; &lt;p&gt;&lt;img class="wp-image-29169 size-large aligncenter" src="https://topdoctormagazine.com/wp-content/uploads/2023/10/sleepandagingclock-1024x536.png" alt="" width="1024" height="536" /&gt;&lt;/p&gt; &lt;p&gt;&amp;nbsp;&lt;/p&gt; &lt;h3&gt;&lt;span style="font-weight: 400;"&gt;Potential Interventions to Improve Sleep Quality&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/h3&gt; &lt;ol&gt; &lt;li style="font-weight: 400;" aria-level="1"&gt;&lt;span style="font-weight: 400;"&gt;&lt;strong&gt;Sleep Hygiene Practices:&lt;/strong&gt; Establishing a regular sleep schedule, creating a comfortable sleep environment, avoiding stimulating activities before bedtime and reducing exposure to electronics can improve sleep hygiene. These practices help signal the body to wind down and promote better sleep quality.&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/li&gt; &lt;li style="font-weight: 400;" aria-level="1"&gt;&lt;span style="font-weight: 400;"&gt;&lt;strong&gt;Cognitive Behavioral Therapy for Insomnia (CBT-I):&lt;/strong&gt; CBT-I is a proven therapeutic approach for managing insomnia. It focuses on identifying and changing negative thoughts and behaviors related to sleep. CBT-I can help older adults develop healthy sleep habits, manage anxiety around sleep and promote relaxation techniques.&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/li&gt; &lt;li style="font-weight: 400;" aria-level="1"&gt;&lt;span style="font-weight: 400;"&gt;&lt;strong&gt;Continuous Positive Airway Pressure (CPAP):&lt;/strong&gt; CPAP therapy is a common recommendation for individuals with sleep apnea. It involves wearing a mask during sleep that delivers continuous airflow, ensuring open airways and reducing apnea episodes. CPAP can improve sleep quality and alleviate associated health risks.&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/li&gt; &lt;li style="font-weight: 400;" aria-level="1"&gt;&lt;span style="font-weight: 400;"&gt;&lt;strong&gt;Medications and Alternative Therapies:&lt;/strong&gt; In some cases, healthcare professionals may prescribe sleep medications for short-term relief from sleep disturbances. However, these should be used judiciously due to potential side effects and dependency. Alternative therapies like relaxation exercises, aromatherapy or soothing music can also aid in promoting better sleep.&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/li&gt; &lt;/ol&gt; &lt;p&gt;&amp;nbsp;&lt;/p&gt; &lt;p&gt;&lt;img class="wp-image-29171 size-large aligncenter" src="https://topdoctormagazine.com/wp-content/uploads/2023/10/sleepandagingmedicine-1024x536.png" alt="" width="1024" height="536" /&gt;&lt;/p&gt; &lt;p&gt;&amp;nbsp;&lt;/p&gt; &lt;h3&gt;&lt;span style="font-weight: 400;"&gt;Conclusion&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/h3&gt; &lt;p&gt;&lt;span style="font-weight: 400;"&gt;Sleep disturbances can significantly impact the health and well-being of older adults. Recognizing the importance of quality sleep for healthy aging and addressing and managing common sleep disturbances is crucial. By implementing sleep hygiene practices, considering therapeutic interventions such as CBT-I or CPAP and exploring alternative therapies, older adults can improve sleep quality, enhance cognitive function, support physical health and foster overall well-being. Prioritizing sleep is vital in promoting healthy aging and enjoying a fulfilling and rejuvenating life.&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/p&gt; &lt;p&gt;&amp;nbsp;&lt;/p&gt;&lt;/div&gt; &lt;/div&gt; &lt;/div&gt; &lt;/div&gt; &lt;/div&gt;</description> <images>https://topdoctormagazine.com/wp-content/uploads/2023/10/sleepandagingcover-1.png</images> <url>https://topdoctormagazine.com/research/news/sleep-and-aging-exploring-the-impact-on-health-and-strategies-for-quality-sleep/</url> </article> <article> <ID>29130</ID> <title>A Guide to Healthy Aging for Women: Promoting Vitality and Well-being</title> <publishDate>2023-11-01 15:35:45</publishDate> <description>&lt;div class="et_pb_section et_pb_section_53 et_section_regular" &gt; &lt;div class="et_pb_row et_pb_row_53"&gt; &lt;div class="et_pb_column et_pb_column_4_4 et_pb_column_53 et_pb_css_mix_blend_mode_passthrough et-last-child"&gt; &lt;div class="et_pb_module et_pb_text et_pb_text_53 et_pb_text_align_left et_pb_bg_layout_light"&gt; &lt;div class="et_pb_text_inner"&gt;&lt;p&gt;&lt;b&gt;Introduction&lt;/b&gt;&lt;/p&gt; &lt;p&gt;&lt;span style="font-weight: 400;"&gt;Aging is a natural process that every woman experiences. While we cannot halt the passage of time, adopting a proactive approach to healthy aging can significantly enhance the quality of life and overall well-being. Women can age gracefully by making informed lifestyle choices and prioritizing self-care while maintaining physical, mental and emotional vitality. In this article, we will explore essential factors contributing to healthy aging for women.&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/p&gt; &lt;ul&gt; &lt;li style="font-weight: 400;" aria-level="1"&gt;&lt;span style="font-weight: 400;"&gt;Nourishing the Body: Proper nutrition plays a vital role in healthy aging. Women should focus on consuming a well-balanced diet that includes a variety of fruits, vegetables, whole grains, lean proteins and healthy fats. Adequate hydration is also essential for maintaining optimal bodily functions. Women should limit processed foods, sugary beverages and excessive salt intake, as they can contribute to various health issues.&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/li&gt; &lt;/ul&gt; &lt;p&gt;&amp;nbsp;&lt;/p&gt; &lt;ul&gt; &lt;li style="font-weight: 400;" aria-level="1"&gt;&lt;span style="font-weight: 400;"&gt;Staying Active: Regular physical activity is crucial for maintaining strength, flexibility and overall fitness. Engaging in exercises such as walking, jogging, cycling, swimming or pilates can help improve cardiovascular health, manage weight and reduce the risk of chronic conditions like heart disease, diabetes and osteoporosis. Women should aim for at least 150 minutes of moderate-intensity aerobic activity per week and strength training exercises to maintain muscle mass and bone density.&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/li&gt; &lt;/ul&gt; &lt;p&gt;&amp;nbsp;&lt;/p&gt; &lt;p&gt;&lt;img class="wp-image-29137 size-large aligncenter" src="https://topdoctormagazine.com/wp-content/uploads/2023/10/healthyagingwomen2-819x1024.png" alt="" width="819" height="1024" /&gt;&lt;/p&gt; &lt;p&gt;&amp;nbsp;&lt;/p&gt; &lt;ul&gt; &lt;li&gt;&lt;span style="font-weight: 400;"&gt;Prioritizing Bone Health: Osteoporosis is a common concern for women as they age. It is essential to focus on calcium and vitamin D intake to promote healthy bones and reduce the risk of fractures. Incorporating calcium-rich foods like dairy products, leafy greens, and fortified alternatives into the diet can help. Exposure to sunlight or vitamin D supplements can ensure sufficient vitamin D levels. Additionally, weight-bearing exercises and resistance training can help improve bone density.&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/li&gt; &lt;/ul&gt; &lt;p&gt;&amp;nbsp;&lt;/p&gt; &lt;ul&gt; &lt;li style="font-weight: 400;" aria-level="1"&gt;&lt;span style="font-weight: 400;"&gt;Mental and Cognitive Health: Maintaining mental and cognitive well-being is crucial for healthy aging. Engaging in mentally stimulating activities such as puzzles, reading, learning new skills or playing musical instruments can help keep the brain sharp. Social interaction and staying connected with friends, family and community can reduce the risk of cognitive decline and promote emotional well-being.&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/li&gt; &lt;/ul&gt; &lt;p&gt;&amp;nbsp;&lt;/p&gt; &lt;ul&gt; &lt;li style="font-weight: 400;" aria-level="1"&gt;&lt;span style="font-weight: 400;"&gt;Managing Stress and Emotional Health: Chronic stress can have a negative impact on overall health. Women should develop effective stress management techniques, such as regular exercise, mindfulness journaling, deep breathing exercises or engaging in hobbies that bring joy. Seeking support from loved ones, joining support groups or talking to a therapist can also help manage emotional health and promote healthy aging.&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/li&gt; &lt;/ul&gt; &lt;p&gt;&amp;nbsp;&lt;/p&gt; &lt;p&gt;&lt;img class="wp-image-29138 size-large aligncenter" src="https://topdoctormagazine.com/wp-content/uploads/2023/10/healthyagingwomen3-1024x536.png" alt="" width="1024" height="536" /&gt;&lt;/p&gt; &lt;p&gt;&amp;nbsp;&lt;/p&gt; &lt;ul&gt; &lt;li style="font-weight: 400;" aria-level="1"&gt;&lt;span style="font-weight: 400;"&gt;Regular Health Check-ups: Regular health check-ups are vital for early detection and prevention of age-related health conditions. Women should schedule routine visits with their healthcare provider, including breast and cervical cancer screenings, bone density tests, blood pressure monitoring, cholesterol checks and other age-appropriate screenings. Following prescribed medications and immunizations and discussing any concerns with the healthcare provider is essential for maintaining optimal health.&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/li&gt; &lt;/ul&gt; &lt;p&gt;&amp;nbsp;&lt;/p&gt; &lt;p&gt;&lt;b&gt;Conclusion&lt;/b&gt;&lt;/p&gt; &lt;p&gt;&lt;span style="font-weight: 400;"&gt;Healthy aging for women encompasses various physical, mental and emotional well-being aspects. By adopting a holistic approach focusing on nutrition, exercise, bone health, mental stimulation, stress management and regular health check-ups, women can enhance their vitality, maintain independence and enjoy a fulfilling life as they age. Embracing these lifestyle choices will empower women to age gracefully while prioritizing their overall health and well-being.&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/p&gt;&lt;/div&gt; &lt;/div&gt; &lt;/div&gt; &lt;/div&gt; &lt;/div&gt;</description> <images>https://topdoctormagazine.com/wp-content/uploads/2023/10/healthyagingwomencover.png</images> <url>https://topdoctormagazine.com/research/news/a-guide-to-healthy-aging-for-women-promoting-vitality-and-well-being/</url> </article> <article> <ID>29053</ID> <title>Breathwork is Medicine</title> <publishDate>2023-11-01 15:31:02</publishDate> <description>&lt;div class="et_pb_section et_pb_section_54 et_section_regular" &gt; &lt;div class="et_pb_row et_pb_row_54"&gt; &lt;div class="et_pb_column et_pb_column_4_4 et_pb_column_54 et_pb_css_mix_blend_mode_passthrough et-last-child"&gt; &lt;div class="et_pb_module et_pb_text et_pb_text_54 et_pb_text_align_left et_pb_bg_layout_light"&gt; &lt;div class="et_pb_text_inner"&gt;&lt;p&gt;&lt;span style="font-weight: 400;"&gt;Life begins and ends with an inhale and an exhale. I often begin my Activation Breathwork journeys with a verbal walk-in as I talk about the first breath starting our Earth Heart. Surrendering your attachment to your mother's heartbeat and trusting you are strong enough to breathe on your own might possibly be the most courageous thing we will ever do. As the umbilical cord is cut, we must Surrender, Accept, Let Go and Trust the call within to live on our own.&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/p&gt; &lt;p&gt;&lt;span style="font-weight: 400;"&gt; &lt;/span&gt;&lt;/p&gt; &lt;p&gt;&lt;span style="font-weight: 400;"&gt;As I watched my dad exhale his final breath, I could feel his spirit leave this existence. It was bittersweet as one part of me was saddened we never had the "Leave It to Beaver" father and son relationship and yet peaceful knowing his suffering on Earth was over. Nothing is guaranteed during our lifetime, and nothing will last. A breath in and an exhale out is the simplest form of living and dying, and we practice this thousands of times a day. When one learns to still oneself and be grateful for every single breath the Creator gives us, we can begin to live with a pure attitude of gratitude, and there is no way to be hateful when we live grateful!&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/p&gt; &lt;p&gt;&lt;span style="font-weight: 400;"&gt; &lt;/span&gt;&lt;/p&gt; &lt;p&gt;&lt;img class="wp-image-29059 aligncenter" src="https://topdoctormagazine.com/wp-content/uploads/2023/10/Head-Shot-Hi-Res-683x1024.jpg" alt="" width="742" height="1112" /&gt;&lt;/p&gt; &lt;p&gt;&amp;nbsp;&lt;/p&gt; &lt;p&gt;&lt;span style="font-weight: 400;"&gt;In order to access the physical healing properties of our own breath, we must breathe properly. I guide people in a circular breath drawn in through the nose and exhaled through the mouth. There is no stop at the top and no stop at the bottom as you completely fill and extend your lungs and belly. Too many miss the correct way to fill the belly fully and expel the belly and lungs fully without stopping in between. It is vital that one master this form to be able to generate the chemicals the body needs to heal. I witness many who short breathe, fire breathe, do breath locks, etc. The ego wants to bring forth what we 'think' we already know. This process is about leaving the mind at the door when you enter the space. I witnessed them not doing it correctly and offered loving guidance throughout the session to get them activated and back on proper breathwork technique.&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/p&gt; &lt;p&gt;&lt;span style="font-weight: 400;"&gt; &lt;/span&gt;&lt;/p&gt; &lt;p&gt;&lt;span style="font-weight: 400;"&gt;One health benefit of nose and mouth breathing is that it regulates our body's oxygen and carbon dioxide levels. We maintain a balance of O2 and CO2 by inhaling oxygen, absorbing the oxygen through the lungs, and then exhaling CO2. When we mouth breathe, we are actually expelling too much CO2. The lungs do not have time to absorb as much oxygen, so the breathing rate needs to increase further. Over-breathing throws off our O2-CO2 balance, leading to many adverse effects, including &lt;/span&gt;&lt;a href="https://www.healthline.com/health/hyperventilation"&gt;&lt;span style="font-weight: 400;"&gt;hyperventilation&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/a&gt;&lt;span style="font-weight: 400;"&gt;, lightheadedness and less efficient body function. However, by nose breathing, we maintain homeostasis in our O2-CO2 exchange by breathing at a more relaxed rate. In sports, we are taught to breathe in through the nose. When we get over-exerted, or a boxer gets hit in the ribs, they begin grasping for air through their mouth, which is harmful to our system.&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/p&gt; &lt;p&gt;&lt;span style="font-weight: 400;"&gt; &lt;/span&gt;&lt;/p&gt; &lt;p&gt;&lt;img class=" aligncenter" src="https://media.giphy.com/media/krP2NRkLqnKEg/giphy.gif" alt="" width="766" height="831" /&gt;&lt;/p&gt; &lt;p&gt;&amp;nbsp;&lt;/p&gt; &lt;p&gt;&lt;span style="font-weight: 400;"&gt;Secondly, nose breathing uniquely creates nitric oxide, which is highly beneficial as Nitric Oxide is a vasodilator. This means that it helps expand blood vessels to improve blood circulation. Among other things, this lowers blood pressure, boosts the immune system, improves exercise performance, increases brain function, fights erectile dysfunction and many other health-related issues associated with blood flow. During my sessions and 3-5 day breathwork retreats, I've witnessed and tracked people throwing away their high blood pressure medications, having 25 years of chronic foot pain healed, 40 years of chronic body pain removed, sudden loss of weight upon returning home and recently had a woman with a collapsed lung and pulmonary aneurism have the pulmonary aneurism disappear after a five-day retreat. Her doctors at the Mayo Clinic were dumbfounded as they had never seen a pulmonary aneurism just disappear. They will not have to remove her collapsed right lung now.&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/p&gt; &lt;p&gt;&lt;span style="font-weight: 400;"&gt; &lt;/span&gt;&lt;/p&gt; &lt;p&gt;&lt;span style="font-weight: 400;"&gt;Thirdly, this type of breathing is highly beneficial and complementary to the lymphatic system, a network of organs, vessels and tissues whose job is to move lymph fluid (colorless, watery fluid) back into the circulatory system (the bloodstream). The lymphatic system is a vital part of the immune system, protecting from infections while destroying old and abnormal cells the body does not need. It's much like the condor or vulture that clean off the dead from Earth. 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Serotonin is a neurotransmitter that assists in the communication between the brain and nervous system cells. So, it is no wonder when breathwork is performed properly, it aligns our body's thoughts, emotions and feelings. Balanced levels of serotonin help one access a sense of happiness and well-being and can also help the gut and improve sleep cycles. Many report to me how well they have been sleeping after sessions. Dopamine is also a neurotransmitter created during breathwork and plays a similar role while also acting as a hormone. Known as the "feel good" or "pleasure" chemical, it heightens our states of euphoria. By connecting and reinforcing pleasure to certain behaviors it can expand our feelings and emotions.   &lt;/span&gt;&lt;/p&gt; &lt;p&gt;&lt;span style="font-weight: 400;"&gt; &lt;/span&gt;&lt;/p&gt; &lt;p&gt;&lt;span style="font-weight: 400;"&gt;Fifthly, the human body has the biosynthetic enzymes necessary to create DMT. The starting molecule in the biosynthetic pathway is Tryptophan, a dietary amino acid (protein). Tryptophan is processed by the enzyme Aromatic Acid Decarboxylase (AADC) into Tryptamine. Then, the enzyme Indole-N-Methyltransferase (INMT) adds two methyl groups onto Tryptamine in a stepwise pattern, which results in N-methyltryptamine (NMT) and then N-Dimethyltryptamine, DMT.&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/p&gt; &lt;p&gt;&amp;nbsp;&lt;/p&gt; &lt;p&gt;&lt;span style="font-weight: 400;"&gt;DMT can produce a change in perception, causing a person's visual experiences to be more robust. It can also alter the mind state of a person, leading to increased creativity or a dream-like state. DMT was chemically extracted from a plant in 1956 by a scientist as a naturally occurring chemical. DMT is the major ingredient of ayahuasca, a tea that is brewed for spiritual and religious applications, and some believe it is the cause of schizophrenia and psychosis within the indigenous tribes. The stories of shamans using ayahuasca (DMT from the plant and a root mixed and cooked for 25 hrs) have been told and manipulated in my perception. The shaman was the only one who took the ayahuasca in order to gain wisdom from the spirit world and their guides regarding how to heal their people.&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/p&gt; &lt;p&gt;&amp;nbsp;&lt;/p&gt; &lt;p&gt;&lt;img class="wp-image-29061 aligncenter" src="https://topdoctormagazine.com/wp-content/uploads/2023/10/IMG_4196-683x1024.jpg" alt="" width="736" height="1103" /&gt;&lt;/p&gt; &lt;p&gt;&amp;nbsp;&lt;/p&gt; &lt;p&gt;&lt;span style="font-weight: 400;"&gt;One common issue that happens during Activation Breathwork journeys is tetany in the body, hands and feet. My perception of tetany is that it is stuck, stored and trapped energy the body does not want to let go of yet. Unhealed and unreleased trauma, abuse, neglect and abandonment get locked up in our energetic (inner-genetic) body on a cellular level, and people have an attachment to them they are unaware. Subconsciously, the body does not want to let them go as they are the familiar that has kept them safe. I've witnessed many release this response throughout five-day retreats. The trauma in the body begins to lessen as they continue to surrender and let go. I've witnessed people with deep trauma as well as veterans with PTSD, release the demons within that have ruthlessly attacked them over and over.&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/p&gt; &lt;p&gt;&lt;span style="font-weight: 400;"&gt; &lt;/span&gt;&lt;/p&gt; &lt;p&gt;&lt;span style="font-weight: 400;"&gt;Sound activates and vibrates your cells. It realigns them so the Inner-Chi can move freely. The yelling, screaming, singing and sobbing that can occur is your heart calling in your guides to heal you. It is the Eagle's Cry to Surrender! Coupled with the music playlist I create that is channeled to activate the Chakra System and the physical energy movement performed, people can release the conglomerate cellular masses trapped within the body's energetic system. On a cellular, physiological, DNA level, we know who we are. When we begin to strip away the pain, shame and fear created by trauma, we can begin to open the pathway from above that whispers our truth to us and gain the courage to walk the healing path. This reveals who we were truly born to be and what gift we were given to serve humanity.  &lt;/span&gt;&lt;/p&gt; &lt;p&gt;&lt;span style="font-weight: 400;"&gt; &lt;/span&gt;&lt;/p&gt; &lt;p&gt;&lt;span style="font-weight: 400;"&gt;I believe we were all born self-healers, and once we learn how to balance our 4D (mental, emotional, spiritual and physical) bodies, we can regulate our own system in stillness. We are so busy that we do not realize we are not really breathing throughout our days. In the middle of the day, people often have a knee-jerk reaction to draw in a deep breath through the nose and hold it to calm down. This is the body's natural way of showing you what it needs...more air and blood flow!&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/p&gt; &lt;p&gt;&amp;nbsp;&lt;/p&gt; &lt;p&gt;&lt;em&gt;&lt;span style="font-weight: 400;"&gt;Constriction Becomes an Addiction!&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/em&gt;&lt;/p&gt; &lt;p&gt;&lt;span style="font-weight: 400;"&gt; &lt;/span&gt;&lt;/p&gt; &lt;p&gt;&lt;span style="font-weight: 400;"&gt;Ocean is available for motivational speaking engagements, private and corporate breathwork workshops, and offers transformational retreats globally. &lt;/span&gt;&lt;/p&gt; &lt;p&gt;&amp;nbsp;&lt;/p&gt; &lt;p&gt;&lt;strong&gt;Connect with Ocean:&lt;/strong&gt;&lt;/p&gt; &lt;p&gt;&lt;a href="http://www.oceaneagle.org"&gt;&lt;span style="font-weight: 400;"&gt;www.oceaneagle.org &lt;/span&gt;&lt;/a&gt;&lt;/p&gt; &lt;p&gt;&lt;a href="https://www.instagram.com/iam.oceaneagle/"&gt;&lt;span style="font-weight: 400;"&gt;Instagram - @iam.oceaneagle&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/a&gt;&lt;/p&gt; &lt;p&gt;&lt;a href="https://www.facebook.com/oceaneagle1?mibextid=LQQJ4d"&gt;&lt;span style="font-weight: 400;"&gt;Facebook - @oceaneagle&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/a&gt;&lt;/p&gt; &lt;p&gt;&lt;span style="font-weight: 400;"&gt;Email - OceanEagle018@gmail.com&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/p&gt;&lt;/div&gt; &lt;/div&gt; &lt;/div&gt; &lt;/div&gt; &lt;/div&gt;</description> <images>https://topdoctormagazine.com/wp-content/uploads/2023/10/IMG_4149-scaled.jpg</images> <url>https://topdoctormagazine.com/medicine/holistic-medicine/breathwork-is-medicine/</url> </article> <article> <ID>29147</ID> <title>A Lifelong Journey in Cardiology: Dr. Monzur Morshed's Journey and the Future of Heart Care</title> <publishDate>2023-11-01 13:30:59</publishDate> <description>&lt;div class="et_pb_section et_pb_section_55 et_section_regular" &gt; &lt;div class="et_pb_row et_pb_row_55"&gt; &lt;div class="et_pb_column et_pb_column_4_4 et_pb_column_55 et_pb_css_mix_blend_mode_passthrough et-last-child"&gt; &lt;div class="et_pb_module et_pb_text et_pb_text_56 et_pb_text_align_left et_pb_bg_layout_light"&gt; &lt;div class="et_pb_text_inner"&gt;&lt;h3&gt;&lt;span style="font-weight: 400;"&gt;The Inspirational Journey and Outstanding Achievements of Dr. Monzur Morshed&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/h3&gt; &lt;p&gt;&amp;nbsp;&lt;/p&gt; &lt;p&gt;&lt;span style="font-weight: 400;"&gt;Dr. Monzur Morshed, a distinguished cardiologist, commenced his medical career within the challenging realm of a combined emergency and internal medicine residency at Albert Einstein Affiliated Hospital in New York. During this pivotal period, he encountered a mentor cardiologist who ignited his enduring passion for cardiology. In this demanding field, where matters of life and death are a constant presence, Dr. Morshed and his dedicated team consistently act with urgency to ensure the well-being of their patients. &lt;/span&gt;&lt;span style="font-weight: 400;"&gt;Dr. Morshed had the opportunity to choose neurosurgery at tertiary care hospitals in USA  but his passion was leaning stronger towards cardiology, in which he specializes in being an invasive cardiologist in addition to Nuclear Cardiology, Echocardiography, Cardiac CTA,  peripheral Vascular imaging and different branches of clinical cardiology.   He had his training at Various prestigious hospitals in New York, Long Island, NY in addition to some hospitals in London, UK.  As a chief cardiology fellow, he was accountable for supervising numerous doctors in training, interviewing cardiology candidates, and taking part in numerous cardiology research initiatives.&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/p&gt; &lt;p&gt;&amp;nbsp;&lt;/p&gt; &lt;p&gt;&lt;span style="font-weight: 400;"&gt;Dr. Morshed attended university in New York City, where he graduated with Summa Cum Laude, honors and many Dean's List titles along with numerous scholarships and awards that ultimately ended his college career with an almost 4.0 GPA. Once Dr. Morshed completed his residency, he also concluded a cardiology fellowship with a hospital associated with Columbia University Hospital and later the University of Rochester in New York. His research has continued as he has given many lectures and completed training. He has received many awards for his practice in cardiology, including awards such as the Who's Who Honors, the NJ Top Docs award, America's Best Physicians Award, the New York State Trooper Surgeon Honorary Award, the New York State Senator Award, and the New York Top Doc Award. In December 2022, he received the President's Award from President Joe Biden and his White House staff. He was also awarded the Doctors' Choice Award this year in addition to the  Best Cardiologist Award nationwide,  the New York Magazine’s Top Cardiologist Award and received an award from the American Medical Association in the past. &lt;/span&gt;&lt;span style="font-weight: 400;"&gt;Dr. Morshed has had terrific grants to practice medicine in New York for the past several years from the United States Health Department.&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/p&gt; &lt;p&gt;&amp;nbsp;&lt;/p&gt; &lt;p&gt;&lt;img class="wp-image-29153 aligncenter" src="https://topdoctormagazine.com/wp-content/uploads/2023/10/drmorshed1-768x1024.jpeg" alt="" width="743" height="991" /&gt;&lt;/p&gt; &lt;p&gt;&amp;nbsp;&lt;/p&gt; &lt;p&gt;&lt;span style="font-weight: 400;"&gt;He has also written a book about breast cancer with his son titled &lt;/span&gt;&lt;i&gt;&lt;span style="font-weight: 400;"&gt;The Road to Love and Redemption&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/i&gt;&lt;span style="font-weight: 400;"&gt;. Currently, Dr. Morshed has television programs with Time Television, USA and TBN 24 New York, IBTV New York, ABC Bangla TV channel, Channel 24 TV, and Channel I Television, where he focuses on discussing medical topics and issues that patients are facing. &lt;/span&gt;&lt;/p&gt; &lt;p&gt;&amp;nbsp;&lt;/p&gt; &lt;h3&gt;&lt;span style="font-weight: 400;"&gt;Cardiology's Vital Role in Emergency Medicine and Medical Advancements&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/h3&gt; &lt;p&gt;&amp;nbsp;&lt;/p&gt; &lt;p&gt;&lt;span style="font-weight: 400;"&gt;His long medical journey has only continued to improve over the past years of practice, and his love for cardiology has only increased. &lt;/span&gt;&lt;/p&gt; &lt;p&gt;&amp;nbsp;&lt;/p&gt; &lt;p&gt;&lt;span style="font-weight: 400;"&gt;"We have a limited time to do all the interventions, and we see how the patient becomes family. Doctors are what can make a difference between life and death situations. I think cardiology is just one of those fields," he said.&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/p&gt; &lt;p&gt;&amp;nbsp;&lt;/p&gt; &lt;p&gt;&lt;span style="font-weight: 400;"&gt;Cardiology is a field that plays a significant role in emergency medicine. In many trauma-related cases, the heart is involved. In sports, injuries often impact the heart, and many other situations can call for treatments on the heart. Advancements in technology for the medical field are always happening, and cardiology is no different. The newest advancements are always available in Dr. Morshed's office to allow for more accurate findings for each patient. &lt;/span&gt;&lt;/p&gt; &lt;p&gt;&amp;nbsp;&lt;/p&gt; &lt;p&gt;&lt;span style="font-weight: 400;"&gt;"We have a lot of new technology and new medicine to improve the health of patients and cardiac care so that people do great," he said. &lt;/span&gt;&lt;/p&gt; &lt;p&gt;&amp;nbsp;&lt;/p&gt; &lt;h3&gt;&lt;span style="font-weight: 400;"&gt;Tips on How to Keep Your Heart Healthy  &lt;/span&gt;&lt;/h3&gt; &lt;p&gt;&amp;nbsp;&lt;/p&gt; &lt;p&gt;&lt;span style="font-weight: 400;"&gt;Blood pressure and diabetes are all influenced by cardiology and the heart. Prevention is key. Dr. Morshed emphasizes that a proper preventive care regimen for your heart relies on diet, exercise and stress management. Your lifestyle impacts your heart the most. &lt;/span&gt;&lt;/p&gt; &lt;p&gt;&amp;nbsp;&lt;/p&gt; &lt;p&gt;&lt;img class="wp-image-29155 size-large aligncenter" src="https://topdoctormagazine.com/wp-content/uploads/2023/10/heart-healthyfoods-1024x536.png" alt="" width="1024" height="536" /&gt;&lt;/p&gt; &lt;p&gt;&amp;nbsp;&lt;/p&gt; &lt;p&gt;&lt;span style="font-weight: 400;"&gt;"The best preventative care comes from our lifestyle. Focus on reevaluating stress, sleeping well, and healthy oils and fats along with proper use of BMI," Dr. Morshed said. &lt;/span&gt;&lt;/p&gt; &lt;p&gt;&lt;span style="font-weight: 400;"&gt;Preventative care starts now. Caring for your heart is vital in the long run of life and can help prevent heart disease, diabetes and blood-pressure-related issues, among many other diseases. &lt;/span&gt;&lt;/p&gt; &lt;p&gt;&amp;nbsp;&lt;/p&gt; &lt;h3&gt;&lt;span style="font-weight: 400;"&gt;The Future of Cardiology &lt;/span&gt;&lt;/h3&gt; &lt;p&gt;&amp;nbsp;&lt;/p&gt; &lt;p&gt;&lt;span style="font-weight: 400;"&gt;Constant advancements in the medical field play a vital role in where the healthcare industry and cardiology will head in the future. Dr. Morshed said that injectable medicine and new technology will continue to improve the cardiology field and create a world where patients can access important information about their hearts and general cardiovascular health. &lt;/span&gt;&lt;/p&gt; &lt;p&gt;&amp;nbsp;&lt;/p&gt; &lt;p&gt;&lt;span style="font-weight: 400;"&gt;"The cardiology field is advancing more than any other medical field," he said. &lt;/span&gt;&lt;/p&gt; &lt;p&gt;&amp;nbsp;&lt;/p&gt; &lt;p&gt;&lt;span style="font-weight: 400;"&gt;There are devices now that can monitor for many days at different paces, and the devices keep getting smaller and higher tech. They continue to improve cardiology's near future and can best communicate what the patient is experiencing internally.&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/p&gt; &lt;p&gt;&lt;span style="font-weight: 400;"&gt; &lt;/span&gt;&lt;/p&gt; &lt;p&gt;&lt;span style="font-weight: 400;"&gt;"The appreciation of patients after we care for them in life or death situations is the most rewarding part of what I do every day. Those stories keep me motivated," Dr. Morshed concluded. &lt;/span&gt;&lt;/p&gt; &lt;p&gt;&amp;nbsp;&lt;/p&gt; &lt;p&gt;&lt;img class="wp-image-29156 size-large aligncenter" src="https://topdoctormagazine.com/wp-content/uploads/2023/10/TDM_Social172_Facebook-LinkedIn-Website-31-1024x577.png" alt="" width="1024" height="577" /&gt;&lt;/p&gt; &lt;p&gt;&amp;nbsp;&lt;/p&gt; &lt;p&gt;&lt;span style="font-weight: 400;"&gt;To find out more about Dr. Morshed and his practice in cardiology, call his office at:&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/p&gt; &lt;p&gt;&lt;strong&gt;Tel: 718-583-7736.&lt;/strong&gt;&lt;/p&gt; &lt;p&gt;&lt;strong&gt;Dr. Monzur NEW YORK Cardiologist &lt;/strong&gt;&lt;/p&gt; &lt;p&gt;&lt;strong&gt;Essen Medical Clinic&lt;/strong&gt;&lt;/p&gt; &lt;p&gt;&lt;strong&gt;1990 McGraw Ave, Bronx, NY 10462&lt;/strong&gt;&lt;/p&gt; &lt;p&gt;&lt;span style="font-weight: 400;"&gt;. &lt;/span&gt;&lt;/p&gt; &lt;p&gt;&amp;nbsp;&lt;/p&gt;&lt;/div&gt; &lt;/div&gt; &lt;/div&gt; &lt;/div&gt; &lt;/div&gt;</description> <images>https://topdoctormagazine.com/wp-content/uploads/2023/10/drmorshedcover.png</images> <url>https://topdoctormagazine.com/research/news/a-lifelong-journey-in-cardiology-dr-monzur-morsheds-journey-and-the-future-of-heart-care/</url> </article> <article> <ID>29180</ID> <title>Prostate Health: Screening and Prevention for Men</title> <publishDate>2023-11-01 13:27:36</publishDate> <description>&lt;div class="et_pb_section et_pb_section_56 et_section_regular" &gt; &lt;div class="et_pb_row et_pb_row_56"&gt; &lt;div class="et_pb_column et_pb_column_4_4 et_pb_column_56 et_pb_css_mix_blend_mode_passthrough et-last-child"&gt; &lt;div class="et_pb_module et_pb_text et_pb_text_57 et_pb_text_align_left et_pb_bg_layout_light"&gt; &lt;div class="et_pb_text_inner"&gt;&lt;p&gt;&lt;b&gt;Introduction&lt;/b&gt;&lt;/p&gt; &lt;p&gt;&lt;span style="font-weight: 400;"&gt;Maintaining optimal prostate health is crucial for men's overall well-being. The prostate gland plays a vital role in reproductive function but is also susceptible to various conditions, including prostate cancer. Regular screening and adopting preventive measures can significantly reduce the risk and promote early detection of prostate-related issues. In this article, we will explore the importance of prostate health, discuss screening methods, provide essential prevention tips and delve deeper into lifestyle modifications that support prostate health.&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/p&gt; &lt;p&gt;&lt;span style="font-weight: 400;"&gt;Understanding the Prostate: The prostate is a walnut-sized gland below the bladder and in front of the rectum. It surrounds the urethra, the tube that carries urine and semen out of the body. The prostate's primary function is to produce and store seminal fluid, which nourishes and transports sperm.&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/p&gt; &lt;p&gt;&amp;nbsp;&lt;/p&gt; &lt;p&gt;&lt;b&gt;Screening for Prostate Conditions&lt;/b&gt;&lt;/p&gt; &lt;ol&gt; &lt;li style="font-weight: 400;" aria-level="1"&gt;&lt;span style="font-weight: 400;"&gt;&lt;strong&gt;Digital Rectal Exam (DRE):&lt;/strong&gt; A healthcare professional assesses the prostate gland through the rectum during this examination. The DRE allows the doctor to check for abnormalities like lumps or hard spots. Although the DRE is not a definitive test, it can provide valuable information and complement other screening methods.&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/li&gt; &lt;li style="font-weight: 400;" aria-level="1"&gt;&lt;span style="font-weight: 400;"&gt;&lt;strong&gt;Prostate-Specific Antigen (PSA) Test:&lt;/strong&gt; This blood test measures the levels of PSA, a protein produced by the prostate gland. Elevated PSA levels may indicate the presence of prostate conditions, including infection, inflammation, benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH) or prostate cancer. However, it is essential to note that a high PSA level does not necessarily mean cancer is present. Additional tests, such as imaging studies or a prostate biopsy, may be required to confirm a diagnosis.&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/li&gt; &lt;/ol&gt; &lt;p&gt;&amp;nbsp;&lt;/p&gt; &lt;p&gt;&lt;img class="wp-image-29185 size-large aligncenter" src="https://topdoctormagazine.com/wp-content/uploads/2023/10/prostatehealth2-819x1024.png" alt="" width="819" height="1024" /&gt;&lt;/p&gt; &lt;p&gt;&amp;nbsp;&lt;/p&gt; &lt;p&gt;&lt;b&gt;Prevention Strategies&lt;/b&gt;&lt;/p&gt; &lt;ol&gt; &lt;li style="font-weight: 400;" aria-level="1"&gt;&lt;span style="font-weight: 400;"&gt;&lt;strong&gt;Healthy Diet:&lt;/strong&gt; Adopting a balanced and nutritious diet can significantly improve prostate health. Include foods rich in antioxidants, such as fruits, vegetables (particularly cruciferous vegetables like broccoli and cauliflower) and berries. These foods help combat oxidative stress and inflammation, which some believe contribute to prostate issues. Additionally, include sources of healthy fats like nuts, seeds and fatty fish (such as salmon) that contain omega-3 fatty acids, which have shown potential protective effects against prostate cancer. Reduce the consumption of red meat and processed foods, as they may increase the risk of prostate issues.&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/li&gt; &lt;li style="font-weight: 400;" aria-level="1"&gt;&lt;span style="font-weight: 400;"&gt;&lt;strong&gt;Regular Exercise:&lt;/strong&gt; Regularly engaging in physical activity can help maintain a healthy weight and reduce the risk of prostate cancer. Aim for at least 150 minutes of moderate-intensity aerobic exercise each week, such as brisk walking or cycling. Additionally, incorporate strength training exercises and stretching to enhance overall fitness. Exercise has been associated with a lower risk of developing advanced prostate cancer and can also help manage other prostate-related conditions like BPH.&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/li&gt; &lt;li style="font-weight: 400;" aria-level="1"&gt;&lt;span style="font-weight: 400;"&gt;&lt;strong&gt;Maintain a Healthy Weight:&lt;/strong&gt; Excess body fat and obesity can increase the risk of prostate cancer and other prostate-related problems. Focus on maintaining a healthy weight through a balanced diet and regular exercise. Even modest weight loss can positively impact prostate health if you are overweight.&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/li&gt; &lt;li style="font-weight: 400;" aria-level="1"&gt;&lt;span style="font-weight: 400;"&gt;&lt;strong&gt;Limit Alcohol Consumption:&lt;/strong&gt; Excessive alcohol intake is associated with an increased risk of prostate issues. Limit alcohol consumption to moderate levels (up to two drinks per day for men) or avoid it altogether. If you drink alcohol, use red wine in moderation, as it contains antioxidants that may benefit prostate health.&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/li&gt; &lt;li style="font-weight: 400;" aria-level="1"&gt;&lt;span style="font-weight: 400;"&gt;&lt;strong&gt;Quit Smoking:&lt;/strong&gt; Some have linked smoking to a higher risk of aggressive prostate cancer. If you smoke, seek assistance and quit smoking to improve your prostate health and overall well-being. Quitting smoking reduces the risk of prostate cancer and lowers the risk of numerous other health conditions.&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/li&gt; &lt;li style="font-weight: 400;" aria-level="1"&gt;&lt;span style="font-weight: 400;"&gt;&lt;strong&gt;Stay Hydrated:&lt;/strong&gt; Maintaining proper hydration is essential for prostate health. Drink adequate water daily to support urinary function and help flush out toxins from the body. Dehydration can lead to concentrated urine, potentially irritating the prostate and increasing the risk of urinary tract infections.&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/li&gt; &lt;li style="font-weight: 400;" aria-level="1"&gt;&lt;span style="font-weight: 400;"&gt;&lt;strong&gt;Consider Prostate-Healthy Supplements:&lt;/strong&gt; Some natural supplements have demonstrated promise in promoting prostate health. Saw palmetto, beta-sitosterol and pygeum africanum are commonly employed to alleviate symptoms of BPH. However, it's essential to consult with a healthcare professional before starting any new supplements, as they may interact with medications or have adverse effects in specific individuals.&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/li&gt; &lt;/ol&gt; &lt;p&gt;&amp;nbsp;&lt;/p&gt; &lt;p&gt;&lt;img class="wp-image-29186 size-large aligncenter" src="https://topdoctormagazine.com/wp-content/uploads/2023/10/prostatehealth3-1024x536.png" alt="" width="1024" height="536" /&gt;&lt;/p&gt; &lt;p&gt;&amp;nbsp;&lt;/p&gt; &lt;p&gt;&lt;b&gt;Conclusion&lt;/b&gt;&lt;/p&gt; &lt;p&gt;&lt;span style="font-weight: 400;"&gt;Prioritizing prostate health through regular screenings and adopting preventive measures is crucial for every man. Routine screenings, including the DRE and PSA tests, can aid in the early detection and treatment of prostate issues. Moreover, incorporating healthy lifestyle choices, such as a nutritious diet, regular exercise, maintaining a healthy weight, limiting alcohol consumption, quitting smoking, staying hydrated and considering prostate-healthy supplements, can significantly reduce the risk of prostate conditions. Regular discussions with healthcare professionals and timely screenings are essential for maintaining optimal prostate health. By taking proactive steps, men can safeguard their prostate health and lead fulfilling lives.&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/p&gt;&lt;/div&gt; &lt;/div&gt; &lt;/div&gt; &lt;/div&gt; &lt;/div&gt;</description> <images>https://topdoctormagazine.com/wp-content/uploads/2023/10/prostatehealth1.png</images> <url>https://topdoctormagazine.com/research/news/prostate-health-screening-and-prevention-for-men/</url> </article> <article> <ID>29035</ID> <title>Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Cookies</title> <publishDate>2023-11-01 13:26:36</publishDate> <description>&lt;div class="et_pb_section et_pb_section_57 et_section_regular" &gt; &lt;div class="et_pb_row et_pb_row_57"&gt; &lt;div class="et_pb_column et_pb_column_4_4 et_pb_column_57 et_pb_css_mix_blend_mode_passthrough et-last-child"&gt; &lt;div class="et_pb_module et_pb_text et_pb_text_58 et_pb_text_align_left et_pb_bg_layout_light"&gt; &lt;div class="et_pb_text_inner"&gt;&lt;p&gt;&lt;span style="font-weight: 400;"&gt;Looking for the perfect dessert to bring to Thanksgiving dinner that's both easy to make and undeniably delicious? Look no further! These healthy Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Cookies are a delightful treat that combines the warm, comforting flavors of pumpkin and spices with the rich decadence of dark chocolate chips. Whether you're hosting the gathering or simply contributing to the feast, these cookies are a crowd-pleaser that captures the essence of fall in every bite. Plus, they're made with wholesome ingredients, making them a Thanksgiving indulgence that everyone can enjoy. Whip up a batch of these cookies, and you'll have a dessert that's sure to steal the spotlight at your Thanksgiving table.&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/p&gt; &lt;p&gt;&amp;nbsp;&lt;/p&gt; &lt;p&gt;&lt;img class="wp-image-29197 size-large aligncenter" src="https://topdoctormagazine.com/wp-content/uploads/2023/10/pumpkin2-1024x536.png" alt="" width="1024" height="536" /&gt;&lt;/p&gt; &lt;p&gt;&amp;nbsp;&lt;/p&gt; &lt;p&gt;&lt;span style="font-weight: 400;"&gt;Ingredients:&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/p&gt; &lt;p&gt;&amp;nbsp;&lt;/p&gt; &lt;p&gt;&lt;span style="font-weight: 400;"&gt;- 1 cup whole wheat flour&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/p&gt; &lt;p&gt;&lt;span style="font-weight: 400;"&gt;- 1/2 cup rolled oats&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/p&gt; &lt;p&gt;&lt;span style="font-weight: 400;"&gt;- 1/2 cup pumpkin puree (canned or homemade)&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/p&gt; &lt;p&gt;&lt;span style="font-weight: 400;"&gt;- 1/4 cup unsweetened applesauce&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/p&gt; &lt;p&gt;&lt;span style="font-weight: 400;"&gt;- 1/4 cup honey or maple syrup&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/p&gt; &lt;p&gt;&lt;span style="font-weight: 400;"&gt;- 1/4 cup coconut oil (or a healthier oil of your choice)&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/p&gt; &lt;p&gt;&lt;span style="font-weight: 400;"&gt;- 1 egg&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/p&gt; &lt;p&gt;&lt;span style="font-weight: 400;"&gt;- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/p&gt; &lt;p&gt;&lt;span style="font-weight: 400;"&gt;- 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/p&gt; &lt;p&gt;&lt;span style="font-weight: 400;"&gt;- 1/2 teaspoon ground nutmeg&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/p&gt; &lt;p&gt;&lt;span style="font-weight: 400;"&gt;- 1/2 teaspoon ground ginger&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/p&gt; &lt;p&gt;&lt;span style="font-weight: 400;"&gt;- 1/4 teaspoon ground cloves&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/p&gt; &lt;p&gt;&lt;span style="font-weight: 400;"&gt;- 1/2 teaspoon baking powder&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/p&gt; &lt;p&gt;&lt;span style="font-weight: 400;"&gt;- 1/2 teaspoon baking soda&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/p&gt; &lt;p&gt;&lt;span style="font-weight: 400;"&gt;- 1/4 teaspoon salt&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/p&gt; &lt;p&gt;&lt;span style="font-weight: 400;"&gt;- 1/2 cup dark chocolate chips (70% cocoa or higher)&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/p&gt; &lt;p&gt;&amp;nbsp;&lt;/p&gt; &lt;p&gt;&amp;nbsp;&lt;/p&gt; &lt;p&gt;&amp;nbsp;&lt;/p&gt; &lt;p&gt;&lt;span style="font-weight: 400;"&gt;Instructions:&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/p&gt; &lt;p&gt;&amp;nbsp;&lt;/p&gt; &lt;ol&gt; &lt;li&gt;&lt;span style="font-weight: 400;"&gt; Preheat the Oven: Preheat your oven to 350°F (175°C) and line a baking sheet with parchment paper.&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/li&gt; &lt;/ol&gt; &lt;p&gt;&amp;nbsp;&lt;/p&gt; &lt;ol start="2"&gt; &lt;li&gt;&lt;span style="font-weight: 400;"&gt; Mix Dry Ingredients: In a medium-sized bowl, whisk together the whole wheat flour, rolled oats, cinnamon, nutmeg, ginger, cloves, baking powder, baking soda, and salt. Set this dry mixture aside.&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/li&gt; &lt;/ol&gt; &lt;p&gt;&amp;nbsp;&lt;/p&gt; &lt;ol start="3"&gt; &lt;li&gt;&lt;span style="font-weight: 400;"&gt; Combine Wet Ingredients: In another bowl, mix together the pumpkin puree, applesauce, honey or maple syrup, coconut oil, egg, and vanilla extract until well combined.&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/li&gt; &lt;/ol&gt; &lt;p&gt;&amp;nbsp;&lt;/p&gt; &lt;ol start="4"&gt; &lt;li&gt;&lt;span style="font-weight: 400;"&gt; Combine Wet and Dry Ingredients: Gradually add the dry ingredient mixture to the wet ingredients, stirring until a dough forms. Be careful not to overmix. &lt;/span&gt;&lt;/li&gt; &lt;/ol&gt; &lt;p&gt;&amp;nbsp;&lt;/p&gt; &lt;ol start="5"&gt; &lt;li&gt;&lt;span style="font-weight: 400;"&gt; Add Chocolate Chips: Gently fold in the dark chocolate chips until they are evenly distributed throughout the dough.&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/li&gt; &lt;/ol&gt; &lt;p&gt;&amp;nbsp;&lt;/p&gt; &lt;ol start="6"&gt; &lt;li&gt;&lt;span style="font-weight: 400;"&gt; Form Cookies: Drop spoonfuls of the cookie dough onto the prepared baking sheet, spacing them about 2 inches apart. You can flatten them slightly with the back of a spoon if you prefer thinner cookies.&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/li&gt; &lt;/ol&gt; &lt;p&gt;&amp;nbsp;&lt;/p&gt; &lt;ol start="7"&gt; &lt;li&gt;&lt;span style="font-weight: 400;"&gt; Bake: Place the baking sheet in the preheated oven and bake for 12-15 minutes, or until the edges of the cookies are golden brown and the centers are set.&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/li&gt; &lt;/ol&gt; &lt;p&gt;&amp;nbsp;&lt;/p&gt; &lt;ol start="8"&gt; &lt;li&gt;&lt;span style="font-weight: 400;"&gt; Cool: Remove the cookies from the oven and let them cool on the baking sheet for a few minutes before transferring them to a wire rack to cool completely.&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/li&gt; &lt;/ol&gt; &lt;p&gt;&amp;nbsp;&lt;/p&gt; &lt;ol start="9"&gt; &lt;li&gt;&lt;span style="font-weight: 400;"&gt; Enjoy: Once the cookies have cooled, enjoy your healthy pumpkin chocolate chip cookies with a glass of milk or your favorite hot beverage!&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/li&gt; &lt;/ol&gt; &lt;p&gt;&amp;nbsp;&lt;/p&gt; &lt;p&gt;&lt;span style="font-weight: 400;"&gt;These cookies are a great way to satisfy your sweet tooth while incorporating the delicious flavor of pumpkin and the goodness of whole grains into your diet. Enjoy!&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/p&gt; &lt;p&gt;&amp;nbsp;&lt;/p&gt;&lt;/div&gt; &lt;/div&gt; &lt;/div&gt; &lt;/div&gt; &lt;/div&gt;</description> <images>https://topdoctormagazine.com/wp-content/uploads/2023/10/pumpkin1.png</images> <url>https://topdoctormagazine.com/research/news/pumpkin-chocolate-chip-cookies/</url> </article> <article> <ID>29106</ID> <title>80-year-old Stan Cottrell's Home Run for Veterans!</title> <publishDate>2023-11-01 13:25:33</publishDate> <description>&lt;div class="et_pb_section et_pb_section_58 et_section_regular" &gt; &lt;div class="et_pb_row et_pb_row_58"&gt; &lt;div class="et_pb_column et_pb_column_4_4 et_pb_column_58 et_pb_css_mix_blend_mode_passthrough et-last-child"&gt; &lt;div class="et_pb_module et_pb_text et_pb_text_59 et_pb_text_align_left et_pb_bg_layout_light"&gt; &lt;div class="et_pb_text_inner"&gt;&lt;p&gt;&lt;span style="font-weight: 400;"&gt;In a world where people often perceive age as a limitation, one man has shattered the boundaries of what's possible. At the age of 80, Stan Cottrell is not just running; he's on a mission to change the world, one stride at a time. His incredible journey is a testament to the human spirit's boundless potential for greatness.&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/p&gt; &lt;p&gt;&amp;nbsp;&lt;/p&gt; &lt;p&gt;&lt;span style="font-weight: 400;"&gt;Stan Cottrell is a USMC veteran whose life story is a symphony of resilience, hope and unwavering determination. From the very beginning, Cottrell's days start with an unshakable belief in his own ability to win. He carries with him a cherished motto, a gift from his mother that has guided him throughout his remarkable journey. &lt;/span&gt;&lt;/p&gt; &lt;p&gt;&amp;nbsp;&lt;/p&gt; &lt;p&gt;&lt;img class="wp-image-29120 aligncenter" src="https://topdoctormagazine.com/wp-content/uploads/2023/10/stanwithfriends-1024x536.png" alt="" width="753" height="394" /&gt;&lt;/p&gt; &lt;div class="page" title="Page 30"&gt; &lt;div class="section"&gt; &lt;div class="layoutArea"&gt; &lt;div class="column"&gt; &lt;p&gt;&lt;em&gt;Stan and friends in Kentucky&lt;/em&gt;&lt;/p&gt; &lt;/div&gt; &lt;/div&gt; &lt;/div&gt; &lt;/div&gt; &lt;p&gt;&amp;nbsp;&lt;/p&gt; &lt;p&gt;&lt;span style="font-weight: 400;"&gt;"'Lord, I'm reporting for duty,' my Mama would say," Cottrell recalls. "And on the last day of her life, on that final morning, she said it for the last time."&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/p&gt; &lt;p&gt;&amp;nbsp;&lt;/p&gt; &lt;p&gt;&lt;span style="font-weight: 400;"&gt;For Cottrell, age is nothing but a number, a mere label that he refuses to let define him. He firmly believes that too many people limit themselves based on society's expectations. Labels, whether self-imposed or externally imposed, can dictate our actions and beliefs. In Cottrell's eyes, there are no neutral moments in life; we're either positive, hopeful and expectant or we're not. &lt;/span&gt;&lt;/p&gt; &lt;p&gt;&amp;nbsp;&lt;/p&gt; &lt;p&gt;&lt;img class="wp-image-29114 size-large aligncenter" src="https://topdoctormagazine.com/wp-content/uploads/2023/10/staninpoland-819x1024.png" alt="" width="819" height="1024" /&gt;&lt;/p&gt; &lt;div class="page" title="Page 31"&gt; &lt;div class="section"&gt; &lt;div class="layoutArea"&gt; &lt;div class="column"&gt; &lt;p&gt;&lt;em&gt;Stan and friends in Poland&lt;/em&gt;&lt;/p&gt; &lt;/div&gt; &lt;/div&gt; &lt;/div&gt; &lt;/div&gt; &lt;p&gt;&amp;nbsp;&lt;/p&gt; &lt;p&gt;&lt;span style="font-weight: 400;"&gt;As Stan Cottrell embarks on his 77th ultra distance run and 44th year of running for causes greater than himself, his story becomes an anthem of purpose. Two years ago, he completed his third jaw-dropping 100-day run across the entire United States, covering 30 miles a day. Over the past 76 years, he has run a staggering 283,000 miles.&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/p&gt; &lt;p&gt;&amp;nbsp;&lt;/p&gt; &lt;p&gt;&lt;b&gt;THE MISSION&lt;/b&gt;&lt;/p&gt; &lt;p&gt;&lt;span style="font-weight: 400;"&gt;His most recent endeavor, &lt;/span&gt;&lt;b&gt;"Home Run for Veterans,"&lt;/b&gt;&lt;span style="font-weight: 400;"&gt; is a rallying cry for veterans suffering from PTSD. Cottrell's connection to this cause runs deep, as he recalls family members who endured the aftermath of World War II without the understanding of PTSD. "When I was growing up, people called these symptoms 'shell shock,'" Cottrell added. &lt;/span&gt;&lt;/p&gt; &lt;p&gt;&amp;nbsp;&lt;/p&gt; &lt;p&gt;&lt;img class="wp-image-29113 size-large aligncenter" src="https://topdoctormagazine.com/wp-content/uploads/2023/10/mstbook-819x1024.png" alt="" width="819" height="1024" /&gt;&lt;/p&gt; &lt;p&gt;&amp;nbsp;&lt;/p&gt; &lt;p&gt;&lt;b&gt;COMBATING PTSD&lt;/b&gt;&lt;/p&gt; &lt;p&gt;&lt;span style="font-weight: 400;"&gt;Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) is a real disorder that develops when a person has experienced or witnessed a scary, shocking, terrifying or dangerous event. These stressful or traumatic events usually involve a situation where someone has faced life-threatening situations or a severe injury has occurred.&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/p&gt; &lt;p&gt;&amp;nbsp;&lt;/p&gt; &lt;p&gt;&lt;span style="font-weight: 400;"&gt;Stan Cottrell has joined ranks with the Gene Birdwell Foundation to support their book; "Military Sexual Trauma" (MST). This monumental manual showcases a myriad of causative agents leading to an all-encompassing world called PTSD.&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/p&gt; &lt;p&gt;&amp;nbsp;&lt;/p&gt; &lt;p&gt;&lt;span style="font-weight: 400;"&gt;The mission of the Birdwell Foundation is to decrease and eliminate veteran and first responder suicide by providing a community of support from fellow warriors who have found their way out of the darkness through a healing process that equips them to be now reared and ready to teach and provide to others. "No one can pull themselves up by their own bootstraps. We need each other." Cottrell added. &lt;/span&gt;&lt;/p&gt; &lt;p&gt;&amp;nbsp;&lt;/p&gt; &lt;p&gt;&lt;b&gt;RUNNING A MARATHON A DAY&lt;/b&gt;&lt;/p&gt; &lt;p&gt;&lt;b&gt;"Home Run for Veterans"&lt;/b&gt;&lt;span style="font-weight: 400;"&gt; is such an attraction magnet," Cottrell explains. "I'm honored to do my part — running a marathon a day for 39 days — 1,024 miles total beginning March 15th throughout Georgia to bring light where only darkness has long been the norm."&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/p&gt; &lt;p&gt;&amp;nbsp;&lt;/p&gt; &lt;p&gt;&lt;span style="font-weight: 400;"&gt;Stan Cottrell's 1,024-mile run is for the benefit and awareness of veterans suffering from PTSD and the issue of 24 veterans each day that commit suicide. Cottrell plans on visiting with as many veterans as possible as he runs to 9 Georgia-based military bases.&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/p&gt; &lt;p&gt;&amp;nbsp;&lt;/p&gt; &lt;p&gt;&lt;img class="wp-image-29118 size-large aligncenter" src="https://topdoctormagazine.com/wp-content/uploads/2023/10/runninginvietnam-1024x536.png" alt="" width="1024" height="536" /&gt;&lt;/p&gt; &lt;div class="page" title="Page 33"&gt; &lt;div class="section"&gt; &lt;div class="layoutArea"&gt; &lt;div class="column"&gt; &lt;p&gt;&lt;em&gt;Finishing run in DeNang, Vietnam&lt;/em&gt;&lt;/p&gt; &lt;p&gt;&amp;nbsp;&lt;/p&gt; &lt;/div&gt; &lt;/div&gt; &lt;/div&gt; &lt;/div&gt; &lt;p&gt;&lt;span style="font-weight: 400;"&gt;His dedication to this cause, especially at the age of 80, is truly inspiring. By running a marathon distance every day and including all the military bases in Georgia in his route, he is not only raising awareness but also paying tribute to the sacrifices made by veterans.&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/p&gt; &lt;p&gt;&amp;nbsp;&lt;/p&gt; &lt;p&gt;&lt;span style="font-weight: 400;"&gt;Stan Cottrell's heart also extends to the less fortunate, as he has witnessed both the grandeur of the White House and the struggles of those living in poverty. He has run through third-world countries, raising funds to provide coats and shoes for children facing winter without adequate clothing. &lt;/span&gt;&lt;/p&gt; &lt;p&gt;&amp;nbsp;&lt;/p&gt; &lt;p&gt;&lt;span style="font-weight: 400;"&gt;"I was one of those children who didn't have a coat for winter," Cottrell reflects. "I know what it's like to wait for a pair of shoes until tobacco sales time." &lt;/span&gt;&lt;/p&gt; &lt;p&gt;&amp;nbsp;&lt;/p&gt; &lt;p&gt;&lt;img class="wp-image-29115 size-large aligncenter" src="https://topdoctormagazine.com/wp-content/uploads/2023/10/windingroad-819x1024.png" alt="" width="819" height="1024" /&gt;&lt;/p&gt; &lt;p&gt;&amp;nbsp;&lt;/p&gt; &lt;p&gt;&lt;b&gt;UNIFYING THE WORLD&lt;/b&gt;&lt;/p&gt; &lt;p&gt;&lt;span style="font-weight: 400;"&gt;Yet, Cottrell's journey is not just about personal achievement; it's about transformation and the power of the human spirit to soar beyond limitations. His life began with adversity, as he faced ridicule at the age of 12 for his small stature. But on that summer day in 1955, when he won a 100-yard dash running barefoot at the county fair, he discovered his gift and theme for the rest of his life. &lt;/span&gt;&lt;/p&gt; &lt;p&gt;&amp;nbsp;&lt;/p&gt; &lt;p&gt;&lt;span style="font-weight: 400;"&gt;A stranger's encouraging words ignited a spark within him: "You sure are little, but those legs of yours sure can fly. Why, you might just grow up and be a champion someday." Cottrell reflects this was a significant marker in his life. &lt;/span&gt;&lt;/p&gt; &lt;p&gt;&amp;nbsp;&lt;/p&gt; &lt;p&gt;&lt;span style="font-weight: 400;"&gt;Four years later, Cottrell received an unexpected scholarship opportunity, which led to his college education. But that was just the beginning of his extraordinary journey. Running in 43 countries, the Great Wall of China, and coast to coast three times in the United States, he became a symbol of hope and unity, drawing crowds of 100,000 or more in countries like Korea, Bulgaria, China, and Vietnam. &lt;/span&gt;&lt;/p&gt; &lt;p&gt;&amp;nbsp;&lt;/p&gt; &lt;p&gt;&lt;b&gt;LIFE CHANGING EXPERIENCE&lt;/b&gt;&lt;/p&gt; &lt;p&gt;&lt;span style="font-weight: 400;"&gt;Every step of Cottrell's journey reinforces a message of hope, purpose, and unity. He believes every person has a unique mission, a divine decree to fulfill. His gift for running became his vessel to inspire, unite, and bring about change. &lt;/span&gt;&lt;/p&gt; &lt;p&gt;&amp;nbsp;&lt;/p&gt; &lt;p&gt;&lt;img class="wp-image-29117 size-large aligncenter" src="https://topdoctormagazine.com/wp-content/uploads/2023/10/finishingraceinchina-1024x536.png" alt="" width="1024" height="536" /&gt;&lt;/p&gt; &lt;div class="page" title="Page 34"&gt; &lt;div class="layoutArea"&gt; &lt;div class="column"&gt; &lt;p&gt;&lt;em&gt;Stan running in China&lt;/em&gt;&lt;/p&gt; &lt;/div&gt; &lt;/div&gt; &lt;/div&gt; &lt;p&gt;&amp;nbsp;&lt;/p&gt; &lt;p&gt;&lt;span style="font-weight: 400;"&gt;As he continues challenging himself, Cottrell imparts wisdom to future runners and individuals seeking a healthier lifestyle. His message is simple yet profound: movement is life. Almost 70% of the U.S. population is overweight, and Cottrell urges people to start with small steps. &lt;/span&gt;&lt;/p&gt; &lt;p&gt;&amp;nbsp;&lt;/p&gt; &lt;p&gt;&lt;span style="font-weight: 400;"&gt;"Get yourself a good pair of walking shoes and just start moving," he advises. "Fitness should never be a punishment; it should be a nourishment for your body."&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/p&gt; &lt;p&gt;&amp;nbsp;&lt;/p&gt; &lt;p&gt;&lt;span style="font-weight: 400;"&gt;Stan Cottrell's life is a testament to the limitless potential of the human spirit. His age is merely a number, and he believes there are no limits to what one can achieve. As he reflects on his remarkable journey, he leaves us with a powerful truth: &lt;/span&gt;&lt;/p&gt; &lt;p&gt;&amp;nbsp;&lt;/p&gt; &lt;p&gt;&lt;span style="font-weight: 400;"&gt;"And my life has just begun at 80 years old. Where are the limits? They don't exist. It's time to salute the Veterans!"&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/p&gt; &lt;p&gt;&amp;nbsp;&lt;/p&gt; &lt;p&gt;&lt;span style="font-weight: 400;"&gt;Stan Cottrell's call is for everyone to join this cause by using their influence, resources, talents, and prayers as a rallying cry to stand in solidarity with veterans and work towards a better future for them. Let's support this noble endeavor and help make a difference in the lives of those who have served our nation.&lt;/span&gt;&lt;i&gt;&lt;span style="font-weight: 400;"&gt; &lt;/span&gt;&lt;/i&gt;&lt;/p&gt;&lt;/div&gt; &lt;/div&gt; &lt;/div&gt; &lt;/div&gt; &lt;/div&gt;</description> <images>https://topdoctormagazine.com/wp-content/uploads/2023/10/stanholdingflag.png</images> <url>https://topdoctormagazine.com/featured/80-year-old-stan-cottrells-home-run-for-veterans/</url> </article> <article> <ID>28860</ID> <title>HydraFacial Treatments: A Gentle Pathway to Glowing Skin</title> <publishDate>2023-10-02 23:08:09</publishDate> <description>&lt;div class="et_pb_section et_pb_section_59 et_section_regular" &gt; &lt;div class="et_pb_row et_pb_row_59"&gt; &lt;div class="et_pb_column et_pb_column_4_4 et_pb_column_59 et_pb_css_mix_blend_mode_passthrough et-last-child"&gt; &lt;ul class="et_pb_module et_pb_social_media_follow et_pb_social_media_follow_0 clearfix et_pb_text_align_center et_pb_bg_layout_light"&gt; &lt;li class='et_pb_social_media_follow_network_0 et_pb_social_icon et_pb_social_network_link et-social-facebook'&gt;&lt;a href='https://www.facebook.com/topdoctormagazine/' class='icon et_pb_with_border' title='Follow on Facebook' target="_blank"&gt;&lt;span class='et_pb_social_media_follow_network_name' aria-hidden='true' &gt;Follow&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/a&gt;&lt;/li&gt;&lt;li class='et_pb_social_media_follow_network_1 et_pb_social_icon et_pb_social_network_link et-social-youtube'&gt;&lt;a href='https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCtgxWTuq7ki1y7bw22kYlwg' class='icon et_pb_with_border' title='Follow on Youtube' target="_blank"&gt;&lt;span class='et_pb_social_media_follow_network_name' aria-hidden='true' &gt;Follow&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/a&gt;&lt;/li&gt;&lt;li class='et_pb_social_media_follow_network_2 et_pb_social_icon et_pb_social_network_link et-social-instagram'&gt;&lt;a href='https://www.instagram.com/topdoctormag/' class='icon et_pb_with_border' title='Follow on Instagram' target="_blank"&gt;&lt;span class='et_pb_social_media_follow_network_name' aria-hidden='true' &gt;Follow&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/a&gt;&lt;/li&gt; &lt;/ul&gt;&lt;div class="et_pb_module et_pb_text et_pb_text_60 et_pb_text_align_left et_pb_bg_layout_light"&gt; &lt;div class="et_pb_text_inner"&gt;&lt;h2&gt;&lt;b&gt;What is a HydraFacial?&lt;/b&gt;&lt;/h2&gt; &lt;p&gt;&lt;span style="font-weight: 400;"&gt;A HydraFacial is a non-invasive, in-office skin treatment that combines gentle exfoliation, extraction, and hydration. It is a popular option for people of all ages who want to improve the appearance of their skin.&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/p&gt; &lt;p&gt;&lt;span style="font-weight: 400;"&gt;An esthetician uses a specialized device to perform the HydraFacial procedure, equipped with three distinct tips:&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/p&gt; &lt;ul&gt; &lt;li style="font-weight: 400;" aria-level="1"&gt;&lt;span style="font-weight: 400;"&gt;The Vortex-Fusion Tip: This tip uses a vacuum to gently exfoliate the skin and remove dead skin cells and impurities.&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/li&gt; &lt;li style="font-weight: 400;" aria-level="1"&gt;&lt;span style="font-weight: 400;"&gt;The Skin Prep Tip: This tip applies a solution of glycolic and salicylic acids to break up sebum and oil, which can clog pores.&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/li&gt; &lt;li style="font-weight: 400;" aria-level="1"&gt;&lt;span style="font-weight: 400;"&gt;The HydraDermabrasion Tip: This tip delivers a vortex of hydrating serums to the skin, plumping it up and reducing the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles.&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/li&gt; &lt;/ul&gt; &lt;p&gt;&lt;span style="font-weight: 400;"&gt;The entire HydraFacial treatment takes about 30 minutes and is relatively painless. Most people experience some redness and swelling immediately after the treatment, but this typically goes away within a few hours.&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/p&gt; &lt;p&gt;&amp;nbsp;&lt;/p&gt; &lt;p&gt;&lt;img class="wp-image-28865 size-large aligncenter" src="https://topdoctormagazine.com/wp-content/uploads/2023/10/hydrafacial1-819x1024.png" alt="" width="819" height="1024" /&gt;&lt;/p&gt; &lt;p&gt;&amp;nbsp;&lt;/p&gt; &lt;h2&gt;&lt;b&gt;Benefits of HydraFacials&lt;/b&gt;&lt;/h2&gt; &lt;p&gt;&lt;span style="font-weight: 400;"&gt;HydraFacials offer a variety of benefits, including:&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/p&gt; &lt;ul&gt; &lt;li style="font-weight: 400;" aria-level="1"&gt;&lt;span style="font-weight: 400;"&gt;Deep cleansing: The HydraFacial can remove dirt, oil, and dead skin cells from the skin, leaving it feeling clean and refreshed.&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/li&gt; &lt;li style="font-weight: 400;" aria-level="1"&gt;&lt;span style="font-weight: 400;"&gt;Exfoliation: The gentle exfoliation helps to improve the skin's texture and radiance.&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/li&gt; &lt;li style="font-weight: 400;" aria-level="1"&gt;&lt;span style="font-weight: 400;"&gt;Hydration: The hydrating serums help to plump up the skin and reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles.&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/li&gt; &lt;li style="font-weight: 400;" aria-level="1"&gt;&lt;span style="font-weight: 400;"&gt;Acne treatment: The HydraFacial can help to clear up acne and prevent future breakouts.&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/li&gt; &lt;li style="font-weight: 400;" aria-level="1"&gt;&lt;span style="font-weight: 400;"&gt;Pigmentation reduction: The HydraFacial can help to reduce the appearance of age spots, sun damage, and other pigmentation problems.&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/li&gt; &lt;li style="font-weight: 400;" aria-level="1"&gt;&lt;span style="font-weight: 400;"&gt;Pore minimization: The HydraFacial can help to minimize the appearance of pores.&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/li&gt; &lt;/ul&gt; &lt;p&gt;&amp;nbsp;&lt;/p&gt; &lt;h2&gt;&lt;b&gt;Getting a HydraFacial at TopDoc Clinics Miami&lt;/b&gt;&lt;/h2&gt; &lt;p&gt;&lt;span style="font-weight: 400;"&gt;&lt;a href="https://topdocclinics.com/"&gt;TopDoc Clinics|Miami&lt;/a&gt; is a leading provider of HydraFacial treatments. Our experienced and certified staff will help you choose the right treatment plan for your individual needs. 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You can expect to feel refreshed and rejuvenated after your treatment.&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/p&gt; &lt;p&gt;&lt;span style="font-weight: 400;"&gt;To &lt;a href="https://topdocclinics.com/contact-us/"&gt;schedule&lt;/a&gt; a HydraFacial at TopDoc Clinics Miami, please call us today at (305) 486-7362.&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/p&gt; &lt;p&gt;&lt;span style="font-weight: 400;"&gt;Here are some additional things to keep in mind about HydraFacials:&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/p&gt; &lt;ul&gt; &lt;li style="font-weight: 400;" aria-level="1"&gt;&lt;span style="font-weight: 400;"&gt;HydraFacials are safe for most people, but it is important to talk to your doctor before getting one if you have any underlying health conditions.&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/li&gt; &lt;li style="font-weight: 400;" aria-level="1"&gt;&lt;span style="font-weight: 400;"&gt;HydraFacials are not a substitute for medical treatments for skin problems such as acne or rosacea.&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/li&gt; &lt;li style="font-weight: 400;" aria-level="1"&gt;&lt;span style="font-weight: 400;"&gt;The results of a HydraFacial treatment can last for several weeks, but you may need follow-up treatments to maintain the results.&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/li&gt; &lt;/ul&gt; &lt;p&gt;&lt;span style="font-weight: 400;"&gt;If you are looking for a non-invasive, in-office skin treatment that can improve the appearance of your skin, a HydraFacial may be a good option for you. &lt;a href="https://topdocclinics.com/contact-us/"&gt;Contact TopDoc Clinics|Miami&lt;/a&gt; today to schedule a consultation.&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/p&gt;&lt;/div&gt; &lt;/div&gt; &lt;/div&gt; &lt;/div&gt; &lt;/div&gt;</description> <images>https://topdoctormagazine.com/wp-content/uploads/2023/10/hydrafacialscover.png</images> <url>https://topdoctormagazine.com/wellness/skin-care/hydrafacialtreatments/</url> </article> <article> <ID>28665</ID> <title>Celebrating National Farmers Day: Supporting Local Farms for a Sustainable Future</title> <publishDate>2023-10-02 16:00:17</publishDate> <description>&lt;div class="et_pb_section et_pb_section_60 et_section_regular" &gt; &lt;div class="et_pb_row et_pb_row_60"&gt; &lt;div class="et_pb_column et_pb_column_4_4 et_pb_column_60 et_pb_css_mix_blend_mode_passthrough et-last-child"&gt; &lt;ul class="et_pb_module et_pb_social_media_follow et_pb_social_media_follow_1 clearfix et_pb_text_align_center et_pb_bg_layout_light"&gt; &lt;li class='et_pb_social_media_follow_network_3 et_pb_social_icon et_pb_social_network_link et-social-facebook'&gt;&lt;a href='https://www.facebook.com/topdoctormagazine/' class='icon et_pb_with_border' title='Follow on Facebook' target="_blank"&gt;&lt;span class='et_pb_social_media_follow_network_name' aria-hidden='true' &gt;Follow&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/a&gt;&lt;/li&gt;&lt;li class='et_pb_social_media_follow_network_4 et_pb_social_icon et_pb_social_network_link et-social-youtube'&gt;&lt;a href='https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCtgxWTuq7ki1y7bw22kYlwg' class='icon et_pb_with_border' title='Follow on Youtube' target="_blank"&gt;&lt;span class='et_pb_social_media_follow_network_name' aria-hidden='true' &gt;Follow&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/a&gt;&lt;/li&gt;&lt;li class='et_pb_social_media_follow_network_5 et_pb_social_icon et_pb_social_network_link et-social-instagram'&gt;&lt;a href='https://www.instagram.com/topdoctormag/' class='icon et_pb_with_border' title='Follow on Instagram' target="_blank"&gt;&lt;span class='et_pb_social_media_follow_network_name' aria-hidden='true' &gt;Follow&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/a&gt;&lt;/li&gt; &lt;/ul&gt;&lt;div class="et_pb_module et_pb_text et_pb_text_62 et_pb_text_align_left et_pb_bg_layout_light"&gt; &lt;div class="et_pb_text_inner"&gt;&lt;p&gt;&lt;span style="font-weight: 400;"&gt;Every year on October 12th, the United States celebrates National Farmers Day, a day dedicated to honoring the hardworking individuals who dedicate their lives to feeding the nation. This day provides us with an excellent opportunity to not only express our gratitude but also to learn more about the vital role farmers play in our lives and how we can support them. In this article, we'll explore the significance of National Farmers Day and offer active ways to support and buy from local farms.&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/p&gt; &lt;p&gt;&amp;nbsp;&lt;/p&gt; &lt;h3&gt;&lt;strong&gt;The Importance of National Farmers Day&lt;/strong&gt;&lt;/h3&gt; &lt;p&gt;&lt;span style="font-weight: 400;"&gt;National Farmers Day serves as a reminder of farmers' essential role in sustaining our communities, economies, and overall well-being. Farmers are the backbone of our food system, working tirelessly to cultivate crops, raise livestock, and provide us with a diverse array of nutritious and delicious products.&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/p&gt; &lt;p&gt;&lt;img class="wp-image-28845 size-large aligncenter" src="https://topdoctormagazine.com/wp-content/uploads/2023/10/nationalfarmersday2-819x1024.png" alt="" width="819" height="1024" /&gt;&lt;/p&gt; &lt;h3&gt;&lt;strong&gt;Here are some key reasons why National Farmers Day is worth celebrating:&lt;/strong&gt;&lt;/h3&gt; &lt;ol&gt; &lt;li&gt;&lt;span style="font-weight: 400;"&gt; Food Security: Farmers are responsible for ensuring a consistent and reliable food supply. They work diligently to grow crops and raise animals, making it possible for us to put meals on our tables daily.&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/li&gt; &lt;/ol&gt; &lt;p&gt;&amp;nbsp;&lt;/p&gt; &lt;ol start="2"&gt; &lt;li&gt;&lt;span style="font-weight: 400;"&gt; Economic Contributions: Agriculture is a significant contributor to the economy. In the United States, it generates billions of dollars in revenue and employs millions of people in various sectors, from farming to food processing and distribution.&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/li&gt; &lt;/ol&gt; &lt;p&gt;&amp;nbsp;&lt;/p&gt; &lt;ol start="3"&gt; &lt;li&gt;&lt;span style="font-weight: 400;"&gt; Environmental Stewardship: Many farmers actively practice sustainable and regenerative farming to protect the environment. Celebrating National Farmers Day encourages these practices, which are essential for a healthy planet.&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/li&gt; &lt;/ol&gt; &lt;p&gt;&amp;nbsp;&lt;/p&gt; &lt;ol start="4"&gt; &lt;li&gt;&lt;span style="font-weight: 400;"&gt; Community Building: Local farmers often play a crucial role in building strong, vibrant communities. They participate in local farmers' markets, educational programs, and community events, fostering a sense of unity and shared purpose.&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/li&gt; &lt;/ol&gt; &lt;p&gt;&amp;nbsp;&lt;/p&gt; &lt;p&gt;&lt;span style="font-weight: 400;"&gt;Let's delve into several ways you can actively support and purchase from local farms now that there is an understanding of the importance of National Farmer's Day.&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/p&gt; &lt;p&gt;&lt;img class="wp-image-28844 alignnone size-large" src="https://topdoctormagazine.com/wp-content/uploads/2023/10/nationalfarmersday1-819x1024.png" alt="" width="819" height="1024" /&gt;&lt;/p&gt; &lt;h3&gt;&lt;strong&gt;Ways to Support Local Farms&lt;/strong&gt;&lt;/h3&gt; &lt;ol&gt; &lt;li&gt;&lt;span style="font-weight: 400;"&gt; Shop at Farmers' Markets: One of the best ways to support local farmers is by shopping at farmers' markets. These markets provide a direct connection between consumers and producers. You can come across fresh, locally grown produce and artisanal products and even engage in conversations with the farmers. By buying from farmers' markets, you support local agriculture and reduce the carbon footprint associated with long-distance food transportation.&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/li&gt; &lt;/ol&gt; &lt;p&gt;&amp;nbsp;&lt;/p&gt; &lt;ol start="2"&gt; &lt;li&gt;&lt;span style="font-weight: 400;"&gt; Join a Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) Program: CSA programs allow you to purchase a share of a local farm's produce for a season. In return, you receive a weekly or monthly supply of fresh, seasonal items. It's a win-win situation as you get fresh food while providing financial stability to the farm.&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/li&gt; &lt;/ol&gt; &lt;p&gt;&amp;nbsp;&lt;/p&gt; &lt;ol start="3"&gt; &lt;li&gt;&lt;span style="font-weight: 400;"&gt; Visit Farm-to-Table Restaurants: Choose restaurants that prioritize sourcing their ingredients from local farms. When dining out, ask where the food comes from and support establishments that invest in the community's agriculture.&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/li&gt; &lt;/ol&gt; &lt;p&gt;&amp;nbsp;&lt;/p&gt; &lt;ol start="4"&gt; &lt;li&gt;&lt;span style="font-weight: 400;"&gt; Participate in Farm Tours: Many local farms offer tours and educational programs. These experiences allow you to see firsthand how farms produce your food and provide an opportunity to learn about sustainable farming practices.&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/li&gt; &lt;/ol&gt; &lt;p&gt;&amp;nbsp;&lt;/p&gt; &lt;ol start="5"&gt; &lt;li&gt;&lt;span style="font-weight: 400;"&gt; Buy Directly from Farms: Some farms have their own farm stores or offer online platforms where you can purchase their products directly. By buying directly from the farm, you ensure that a more substantial portion of your money goes to the farmers themselves.&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/li&gt; &lt;/ol&gt; &lt;p&gt;&amp;nbsp;&lt;/p&gt; &lt;ol start="6"&gt; &lt;li&gt;&lt;span style="font-weight: 400;"&gt; Support Farm-to-School Programs: Encourage your local schools to participate in farm-to-school programs that promote using locally sourced ingredients in school cafeterias. This supports both local farmers and the health of students.&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/li&gt; &lt;/ol&gt; &lt;p&gt;&amp;nbsp;&lt;/p&gt; &lt;ol start="7"&gt; &lt;li&gt;&lt;span style="font-weight: 400;"&gt; Advocate for Local Farming: Raise awareness about the importance of local agriculture and advocate for policies that support small-scale and sustainable farming practices. Your voice can make a significant difference in shaping local and national agricultural policies.&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/li&gt; &lt;/ol&gt; &lt;p&gt;&amp;nbsp;&lt;/p&gt; &lt;ol start="8"&gt; &lt;li&gt;&lt;span style="font-weight: 400;"&gt; Volunteer on Farms: If you have the time and inclination, consider volunteering on local farms. Many farmers welcome helping hands during busy seasons, and it's an excellent way to learn about farming while directly contributing to the local food system.&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/li&gt; &lt;/ol&gt; &lt;p&gt;&amp;nbsp;&lt;/p&gt; &lt;ol start="9"&gt; &lt;li&gt;&lt;span style="font-weight: 400;"&gt; Choose Seasonal and Local Produce: When shopping at grocery stores, make an effort to choose locally grown and seasonal produce. Look for labels that indicate the origin of the product.&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/li&gt; &lt;/ol&gt; &lt;p&gt;&amp;nbsp;&lt;/p&gt; &lt;ol start="10"&gt; &lt;li&gt;&lt;span style="font-weight: 400;"&gt; Educate Yourself and Others: Take the time to educate yourself and your community about the benefits of supporting local farms. Share information about National Farmers Day and the importance of sustainable agriculture through social media, community events or local school programs.&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/li&gt; &lt;/ol&gt; &lt;p&gt;&lt;img class="aligncenter" src="https://media.giphy.com/media/I4SIM4anScQLuMcm6Z/giphy.gif" alt="" width="734" height="367" /&gt;&lt;/p&gt; &lt;p&gt;&lt;span style="font-weight: 400;"&gt;In conclusion, National Farmers Day is a time to express our gratitude to the dedicated individuals who feed our nation. By actively supporting and buying from local farms, we can ensure a more sustainable and resilient food system, strengthen our communities, and contribute to a healthier planet. Whether you choose to shop at farmers' markets, join a CSA program, or advocate for local farming, every effort counts in building a brighter future for farmers and consumers alike. So, this October 12th, let's celebrate National Farmers Day by taking meaningful actions to support the unsung heroes who nourish our lives.&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/p&gt;&lt;/div&gt; &lt;/div&gt; &lt;/div&gt; &lt;/div&gt; &lt;/div&gt;</description> <images>https://topdoctormagazine.com/wp-content/uploads/2023/10/nationalfarmersdaycover.png</images> <url>https://topdoctormagazine.com/issues/celebrating-national-farmers-day-supporting-local-farms-for-a-sustainable-future/</url> </article> <article> <ID>28720</ID> <title>Discover Radiant Skin: Your Guide to Microneedling Benefits and Treatment at TopDoc Clinics Miami</title> <publishDate>2023-09-22 09:15:47</publishDate> <description>&lt;div class="et_pb_section et_pb_section_61 et_section_regular" &gt; &lt;div class="et_pb_row et_pb_row_61"&gt; &lt;div class="et_pb_column et_pb_column_4_4 et_pb_column_61 et_pb_css_mix_blend_mode_passthrough et-last-child"&gt; &lt;ul class="et_pb_module et_pb_social_media_follow et_pb_social_media_follow_2 clearfix et_pb_text_align_center et_pb_bg_layout_light"&gt; &lt;li class='et_pb_social_media_follow_network_6 et_pb_social_icon et_pb_social_network_link et-social-facebook'&gt;&lt;a href='https://www.facebook.com/topdoctormagazine/' class='icon et_pb_with_border' title='Follow on Facebook' target="_blank"&gt;&lt;span class='et_pb_social_media_follow_network_name' aria-hidden='true' &gt;Follow&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/a&gt;&lt;/li&gt;&lt;li class='et_pb_social_media_follow_network_7 et_pb_social_icon et_pb_social_network_link et-social-youtube'&gt;&lt;a href='https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCtgxWTuq7ki1y7bw22kYlwg' class='icon et_pb_with_border' title='Follow on Youtube' target="_blank"&gt;&lt;span class='et_pb_social_media_follow_network_name' aria-hidden='true' &gt;Follow&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/a&gt;&lt;/li&gt;&lt;li class='et_pb_social_media_follow_network_8 et_pb_social_icon et_pb_social_network_link et-social-instagram'&gt;&lt;a href='https://www.instagram.com/topdoctormag/' class='icon et_pb_with_border' title='Follow on Instagram' target="_blank"&gt;&lt;span class='et_pb_social_media_follow_network_name' aria-hidden='true' &gt;Follow&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/a&gt;&lt;/li&gt; &lt;/ul&gt;&lt;div class="et_pb_module et_pb_text et_pb_text_63 et_pb_text_align_left et_pb_bg_layout_light"&gt; &lt;div class="et_pb_text_inner"&gt;&lt;p&gt;&lt;span style="font-weight: 400;"&gt;Microneedling is a minimally invasive cosmetic procedure that uses tiny needles to create controlled punctures in the skin. This can stimulate the production of collagen and elastin, which are the proteins that give skin its strength and elasticity. &lt;/span&gt;&lt;/p&gt; &lt;p&gt;&lt;span style="font-weight: 400;"&gt;Microneedling can address a variety of concerns, including:&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/p&gt; &lt;ul&gt; &lt;li style="font-weight: 400;" aria-level="1"&gt;&lt;span style="font-weight: 400;"&gt;Acne scars&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/li&gt; &lt;li style="font-weight: 400;" aria-level="1"&gt;&lt;span style="font-weight: 400;"&gt;Stretch marks&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/li&gt; &lt;li style="font-weight: 400;" aria-level="1"&gt;&lt;span style="font-weight: 400;"&gt;Wrinkles&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/li&gt; &lt;li style="font-weight: 400;" aria-level="1"&gt;&lt;span style="font-weight: 400;"&gt;Age spots&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/li&gt; &lt;li style="font-weight: 400;" aria-level="1"&gt;&lt;span style="font-weight: 400;"&gt;Sun damage&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/li&gt; &lt;li style="font-weight: 400;" aria-level="1"&gt;&lt;span style="font-weight: 400;"&gt;Hyperpigmentation&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/li&gt; &lt;li style="font-weight: 400;" aria-level="1"&gt;&lt;span style="font-weight: 400;"&gt;Rosacea&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/li&gt; &lt;li style="font-weight: 400;" aria-level="1"&gt;&lt;span style="font-weight: 400;"&gt;Melasma&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/li&gt; &lt;/ul&gt; &lt;p&gt;&lt;span style="font-weight: 400;"&gt;Doctor's offices or medical spas can perform microneedling, which is a safe and effective procedure. The process typically takes about 30 minutes, and no downtime is required. You may experience some redness and swelling immediately after the procedure, but this will usually subside within a few days.&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/p&gt; &lt;p&gt;&lt;img class="wp-image-28854 alignnone size-large" src="https://topdoctormagazine.com/wp-content/uploads/2023/09/radiant-skin1-1024x536.png" alt="" width="1024" height="536" /&gt;&lt;/p&gt; &lt;h2&gt;&lt;b&gt;How Does Microneedling Work?&lt;/b&gt;&lt;/h2&gt; &lt;p&gt;&lt;span style="font-weight: 400;"&gt;Microneedling works by creating tiny punctures in the skin. These punctures allow the body's natural healing process to kick in, stimulating collagen and elastin production. Collagen is the protein that gives skin its strength and elasticity, while elastin is the protein that gives skin its flexibility.&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/p&gt; &lt;p&gt;&lt;span style="font-weight: 400;"&gt;The increased production of collagen and elastin can lead to several benefits, including:&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/p&gt; &lt;ul&gt; &lt;li style="font-weight: 400;" aria-level="1"&gt;&lt;span style="font-weight: 400;"&gt;Reduced appearance of wrinkles and fine lines&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/li&gt; &lt;li style="font-weight: 400;" aria-level="1"&gt;&lt;span style="font-weight: 400;"&gt;Improved skin texture&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/li&gt; &lt;li style="font-weight: 400;" aria-level="1"&gt;&lt;span style="font-weight: 400;"&gt;Reduced appearance of scars&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/li&gt; &lt;li style="font-weight: 400;" aria-level="1"&gt;&lt;span style="font-weight: 400;"&gt;Increased skin elasticity&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/li&gt; &lt;li style="font-weight: 400;" aria-level="1"&gt;&lt;span style="font-weight: 400;"&gt;Improved skin tone and radiance&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/li&gt; &lt;/ul&gt; &lt;p&gt;&amp;nbsp;&lt;/p&gt; &lt;h2&gt;&lt;b&gt;Is Microneedling Right for Me?&lt;/b&gt;&lt;/h2&gt; &lt;p&gt;&lt;span style="font-weight: 400;"&gt;Microneedling is a safe and effective procedure for most people. However, there are some people who should not get microneedling, including:&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/p&gt; &lt;ul&gt; &lt;li style="font-weight: 400;" aria-level="1"&gt;&lt;span style="font-weight: 400;"&gt;People with active acne&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/li&gt; &lt;li style="font-weight: 400;" aria-level="1"&gt;&lt;span style="font-weight: 400;"&gt;People with open wounds or infections on the skin&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/li&gt; &lt;li style="font-weight: 400;" aria-level="1"&gt;&lt;span style="font-weight: 400;"&gt;People with a history of keloid scarring&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/li&gt; &lt;li style="font-weight: 400;" aria-level="1"&gt;&lt;span style="font-weight: 400;"&gt;People who are pregnant or breastfeeding&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/li&gt; &lt;/ul&gt; &lt;p&gt;&lt;span style="font-weight: 400;"&gt;If you are considering microneedling, it is important to talk to your doctor or a qualified medical professional to see if it is right for you.&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/p&gt; &lt;p&gt;&amp;nbsp;&lt;/p&gt; &lt;h2&gt;&lt;b&gt;Getting Microneedling Done at TopDoc Clinics | Miami&lt;/b&gt;&lt;/h2&gt; &lt;p&gt;&lt;span style="font-weight: 400;"&gt;TopDoc Clinics Miami is a leading provider of microneedling treatments. Our experienced and qualified team of doctors and nurses will work with you to create a personalized treatment plan that meets your individual needs.&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/p&gt; &lt;p&gt;&lt;span style="font-weight: 400;"&gt;Our team performs the microneedling treatments using the latest technology and techniques to ensure that you achieve the best possible results. We also offer a variety of other cosmetic treatments, including laser hair removal, Botox, and fillers.&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/p&gt; &lt;p&gt;&lt;span style="font-weight: 400;"&gt;To learn more about microneedling or to schedule a consultation, don't hesitate to contact our team at TopDoc Clinics | Miami today.&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/p&gt; &lt;p&gt;&lt;div style="width: 1080px;" class="wp-video"&gt;&lt;!--[if lt IE 9]&gt;&lt;script&gt;document.createElement('video');&lt;/script&gt;&lt;![endif]--&gt; &lt;video class="wp-video-shortcode" id="video-5071-1" width="1080" height="1350" preload="metadata" controls="controls"&gt;&lt;source type="video/mp4" src="https://topdoctormagazine.com/wp-content/uploads/2023/09/tdcmicroneedling.mp4?_=1" /&gt;&lt;a href="https://topdoctormagazine.com/wp-content/uploads/2023/09/tdcmicroneedling.mp4"&gt;https://topdoctormagazine.com/wp-content/uploads/2023/09/tdcmicroneedling.mp4&lt;/a&gt;&lt;/video&gt;&lt;/div&gt;&lt;/p&gt; &lt;h2&gt; &lt;/h2&gt; &lt;h2&gt;&lt;b&gt;Here are some additional things to keep in mind about microneedling:&lt;/b&gt;&lt;/h2&gt; &lt;ul&gt; &lt;li style="font-weight: 400;" aria-level="1"&gt;&lt;span style="font-weight: 400;"&gt;The number of microneedling treatments you need will vary depending on the severity of your skin concerns. Most people need 3-6 treatments spaced 4-6 weeks apart.&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/li&gt; &lt;li style="font-weight: 400;" aria-level="1"&gt;&lt;span style="font-weight: 400;"&gt;You may experience some redness, swelling, and bruising after the procedure. This is normal and should subside within a few days.&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/li&gt; &lt;li style="font-weight: 400;" aria-level="1"&gt;&lt;span style="font-weight: 400;"&gt;It is best to avoid sun exposure and the use of harsh skincare products for a few days after the procedure.&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/li&gt; &lt;li style="font-weight: 400;" aria-level="1"&gt;&lt;span style="font-weight: 400;"&gt;Microneedling is a safe and effective procedure, but it is important to choose a qualified provider.&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/li&gt; &lt;/ul&gt; &lt;p&gt;&amp;nbsp;&lt;/p&gt; &lt;p&gt;&lt;span style="font-weight: 400;"&gt;If you are considering microneedling, we encourage you to schedule a consultation with a qualified medical professional to see if it is right for you.&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/p&gt; &lt;p&gt;&lt;span style="font-weight: 400;"&gt;To book your appointment at &lt;a href="https://topdocclinics.com/" target="_blank" rel="noopener"&gt;TopDoc Clinics&lt;/a&gt; | Miami, visit our&lt;a href="https://topdocclinics.com/" target="_blank" rel="noopener"&gt; website&lt;/a&gt; or&lt;a href="https://topdocclinics.com/contact-us/" target="_blank" rel="noopener"&gt; contact us&lt;/a&gt; by scanning the QR code.&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/p&gt;&lt;/div&gt; &lt;/div&gt; &lt;/div&gt; &lt;/div&gt; &lt;/div&gt;</description> <images>https://topdoctormagazine.com/wp-content/uploads/2023/09/TDM_WebImgs_Facebook-LinkedIn-Website-39.png</images> <url>https://topdoctormagazine.com/issues/discover-radiant-skin-your-guide-to-microneedling-benefits-and-treatment-at-topdoc-clinics-miami/</url> </article> <article> <ID>28712</ID> <title>Products, Services and Legacies: An Interview With Jeffrey Luckey</title> <publishDate>2023-09-20 08:59:49</publishDate> <description>&lt;div class="et_pb_section et_pb_section_62 et_section_regular" &gt; &lt;div class="et_pb_row et_pb_row_62"&gt; &lt;div class="et_pb_column et_pb_column_4_4 et_pb_column_62 et_pb_css_mix_blend_mode_passthrough et-last-child"&gt; &lt;ul class="et_pb_module et_pb_social_media_follow et_pb_social_media_follow_3 clearfix et_pb_text_align_center et_pb_bg_layout_light"&gt; &lt;li class='et_pb_social_media_follow_network_9 et_pb_social_icon et_pb_social_network_link et-social-facebook'&gt;&lt;a href='https://www.facebook.com/topdoctormagazine/' class='icon et_pb_with_border' title='Follow on Facebook' target="_blank"&gt;&lt;span class='et_pb_social_media_follow_network_name' aria-hidden='true' &gt;Follow&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/a&gt;&lt;/li&gt;&lt;li class='et_pb_social_media_follow_network_10 et_pb_social_icon et_pb_social_network_link et-social-youtube'&gt;&lt;a href='https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCtgxWTuq7ki1y7bw22kYlwg' class='icon et_pb_with_border' title='Follow on Youtube' target="_blank"&gt;&lt;span class='et_pb_social_media_follow_network_name' aria-hidden='true' &gt;Follow&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/a&gt;&lt;/li&gt;&lt;li class='et_pb_social_media_follow_network_11 et_pb_social_icon et_pb_social_network_link et-social-instagram'&gt;&lt;a href='https://www.instagram.com/topdoctormag/' class='icon et_pb_with_border' title='Follow on Instagram' target="_blank"&gt;&lt;span class='et_pb_social_media_follow_network_name' aria-hidden='true' &gt;Follow&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/a&gt;&lt;/li&gt; &lt;/ul&gt;&lt;div class="et_pb_module et_pb_text et_pb_text_64 et_pb_text_align_left et_pb_bg_layout_light"&gt; &lt;div class="et_pb_text_inner"&gt;&lt;p&gt;&lt;span style="font-weight: 400;"&gt;"We want to help doctors expand their practices, grow their businesses, make themselves known through &lt;/span&gt;&lt;a href="https://topdoctormagazine.com/" target="_blank" rel="noopener"&gt;&lt;span style="font-weight: 400;"&gt;TopDoctor Magazine&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/a&gt;,&lt;span style="font-weight: 400;"&gt; and build relationships with them," said Jeffrey Luckey, TopDoc's Chief Revenue Officer.&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/p&gt; &lt;p&gt;&lt;span style="font-weight: 400;"&gt;A veteran of the U.S. Navy, Luckey &lt;/span&gt;&lt;a href="https://topdocrx.com/about-us/" target="_blank" rel="noopener"&gt;&lt;span style="font-weight: 400;"&gt;began his post-military career&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/a&gt;&lt;span style="font-weight: 400;"&gt; developing and marketing medical products, using the latest technology to improve how physicians deliver healthcare services and help physicians improve their financial health and build their legacies.&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/p&gt; &lt;p&gt;&lt;span style="font-weight: 400;"&gt;His involvement in several healthcare businesses has made him a valuable resource to medical professionals. He is a provider of products and services that benefit his clients both personally and professionally. &lt;/span&gt;&lt;/p&gt; &lt;p&gt;&lt;img class="wp-image-28956 size-large aligncenter" src="https://topdoctormagazine.com/wp-content/uploads/2023/09/IMG_0857-768x1024.jpg" alt="" width="768" height="1024" /&gt;&lt;/p&gt; &lt;h2&gt;&lt;b&gt;Products for Health and Hygiene&lt;/b&gt;&lt;/h2&gt; &lt;p&gt;&lt;span style="font-weight: 400;"&gt;Luckey's first company developed and marketed portable urinals, the &lt;/span&gt;&lt;a href="https://www.linkedin.com/in/jeffrey-luckey-51a77b49/" target="_blank" rel="noopener"&gt;&lt;span style="font-weight: 400;"&gt;Stadium Pal and Stadium Gal&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/a&gt;&lt;span style="font-weight: 400;"&gt;, which he successfully sold globally. They were popular enough to be featured on &lt;/span&gt;&lt;i&gt;&lt;span style="font-weight: 400;"&gt;The Late Show&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/i&gt;&lt;span style="font-weight: 400;"&gt; and &lt;/span&gt;&lt;i&gt;&lt;span style="font-weight: 400;"&gt;The Big Bang Theory&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/i&gt;&lt;span style="font-weight: 400;"&gt;.&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/p&gt; &lt;p&gt;&lt;span style="font-weight: 400;"&gt;"I've had an e-commerce business for 25 years, and it's morphed into different things and services," he shared.&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/p&gt; &lt;p&gt;&lt;span style="font-weight: 400;"&gt;Luckey has expanded his business to include products to help make the lives of older adults and people with disabilities easier. He founded &lt;/span&gt;&lt;a href="https://www.biorelief.com/" target="_blank" rel="noopener"&gt;&lt;span style="font-weight: 400;"&gt;BioRelief, Inc.&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/a&gt;&lt;span style="font-weight: 400;"&gt;, which offers various personal hygiene products.&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/p&gt; &lt;p&gt;&amp;nbsp;&lt;/p&gt; &lt;h2&gt;&lt;b&gt;Starting With Top Doctor: The DX Machine&lt;/b&gt;&lt;/h2&gt; &lt;p&gt;&lt;span style="font-weight: 400;"&gt;Luckey kept his eyes open for additional services he could offer, and he soon connected with TopDoctor. He began his TopDoctor experience by promoting the &lt;/span&gt;&lt;a href="https://topdoctormagazine.com/wellness/lifestyle/a-businessmans-passion-for-healthcare-an-interview-with-mr-restee-collins/" target="_blank" rel="noopener"&gt;&lt;span style="font-weight: 400;"&gt;DX Machine&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/a&gt;&lt;span style="font-weight: 400;"&gt;, a diagnostic device that screens for diseases and conditions the patient may not have noticed yet. It quickly processes large volumes of data to accelerate diagnoses, improve decision-making and reduce costs and risks. &lt;/span&gt;&lt;/p&gt; &lt;p&gt;&lt;span style="font-weight: 400;"&gt;"We had leads from shows TopDoc participated in. And then there were the other products that started coming along, like UltraMist, a non-invasive device to treat diabetic foot wounds and can be used to help accelerate healing for aesthetics. I worked on them continuously, getting some headway and forming relationships with doctors." he shared. &lt;/span&gt;&lt;/p&gt; &lt;p&gt;&amp;nbsp;&lt;/p&gt; &lt;h2&gt;&lt;b&gt;Helping Doctors Build Their Legacies&lt;/b&gt;&lt;/h2&gt; &lt;p&gt;&lt;span style="font-weight: 400;"&gt;Early in 2022, TopDoctor created TopDoc Financial Strategies, a financial service for physicians that offers the financial growth strategies and asset protection used by the top 1%. Built on a foundation of tax law and federal statutory codes, TopDoc Financial Strategies elevates the client's financial health. It operates with the philosophy: &lt;/span&gt;&lt;i&gt;&lt;span style="font-weight: 400;"&gt;We protect doctors so doctors can protect us&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/i&gt;&lt;span style="font-weight: 400;"&gt;.&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/p&gt; &lt;p&gt;&lt;span style="font-weight: 400;"&gt;Luckey connected with financial expert Christopher Gandy. Top DocFinancial Strategies aims to build clients' wealth and cultivate their legacies through tax strategies and estate planning. This service's advantage is offering trust to doctors and a way to mitigate taxes. &lt;/span&gt;&lt;/p&gt; &lt;p&gt;&lt;img class="wp-image-28955 size-large aligncenter" src="https://topdoctormagazine.com/wp-content/uploads/2023/09/IMG_0768-768x1024.jpeg" alt="" width="768" height="1024" /&gt;&lt;/p&gt; &lt;h3&gt;&lt;b&gt;Professionally Persistent&lt;/b&gt;&lt;/h3&gt; &lt;p&gt;&lt;span style="font-weight: 400;"&gt;"The doctors that take advantage of the tax savings program are ones that we have a good relationship with through the magazine or referrals from other doctors. Many we meet at events we sponsor where Chris Gandy speaks on the subject," he explained. It is then Luckey's job to reach out to the doctors. &lt;/span&gt;&lt;/p&gt; &lt;p&gt;&lt;span style="font-weight: 400;"&gt;"I do my best to introduce myself and let them know that I will reach out to them to set up a one-on-one with Chris to see how we can help them," he shared. Doctors have busy schedules, so it can take 30 or 40 attempts to reach them. &lt;/span&gt;&lt;/p&gt; &lt;p&gt;&lt;span style="font-weight: 400;"&gt;"I use text messages because they are extremely busy, and it's difficult for them to answer their cells. Because of this, Chris says that I am 'professionally persistent,'" he said.&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/p&gt; &lt;p&gt;&lt;span style="font-weight: 400;"&gt;Much of Luckey's success is that the people signing on are people he had connected with long ago when he approached them about the DX Machine or UltraMist. &lt;/span&gt;&lt;/p&gt; &lt;p&gt;&lt;span style="font-weight: 400;"&gt;"I tell them they already talked to me once before. 'You want to hear about this conversation. You need to hear about this.' And I'm always persistent. As long as I have a cell phone, I text them and text them until they finally say, 'Okay, you're not going away. What do you have to show me," he explained.&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/p&gt; &lt;p&gt;&amp;nbsp;&lt;/p&gt; &lt;h3&gt;&lt;b&gt;Doctors See the Light&lt;/b&gt;&lt;/h3&gt; &lt;p&gt;&lt;span style="font-weight: 400;"&gt;Luckey observes that once doctors respond, they are grateful for his persistence.&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/p&gt; &lt;p&gt;&lt;span style="font-weight: 400;"&gt;"Everyone who replies and listens so far says they're glad they finally responded. They wonder why they have never heard of this before. They like everything they hear. Once they have their one-on-one with Chris, we usually hear one of three things from them, or sometimes all three," he shared:&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/p&gt; &lt;ul&gt; &lt;li style="font-weight: 400;" aria-level="1"&gt;&lt;i&gt;&lt;span style="font-weight: 400;"&gt;This is the greatest tax strategy I have ever heard of!&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/i&gt;&lt;/li&gt; &lt;li style="font-weight: 400;" aria-level="1"&gt;&lt;i&gt;&lt;span style="font-weight: 400;"&gt;Where were you ten years ago?&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/i&gt;&lt;/li&gt; &lt;li style="font-weight: 400;" aria-level="1"&gt;&lt;i&gt;&lt;span style="font-weight: 400;"&gt;What do we need to do to get started?&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/i&gt;&lt;/li&gt; &lt;/ul&gt; &lt;p&gt;&lt;span style="font-weight: 400;"&gt;"Now, with a few doctors, every time I call them, they pick up the phone because I've already helped them," Luckey said. "Instead of trying to sell them something, we're saving them money. Some doctors save $70,000 yearly in taxes that they would've paid the IRS. Once you can help a doctor with that, you've earned their respect and ear."&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/p&gt; &lt;p&gt;&lt;span style="font-weight: 400;"&gt;He can start discussing other products and services with them, such as the DX Machine and UltraMist, or help them improve their celebrity status by assisting them in getting into TopDoctor Magazine. "It's all about helping them get better patient outcomes, earn more money, build a legacy and protect their assets. That's what motivates me," he added. Luckey is confident that offering these innovative products will grow TopDoctor.&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/p&gt; &lt;p&gt;&lt;span style="font-weight: 400;"&gt;"It all comes back to the doctor. The first way to help a doctor is to earn their trust," he concluded. &lt;/span&gt;&lt;/p&gt; &lt;p&gt;&lt;span style="font-weight: 400;"&gt;Jeffrey Luckey knows that saving them a significant amount of money is an ideal way to get doctors' attention. He can then introduce other products and services that will significantly benefit their practices and patients.&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/p&gt;&lt;/div&gt; &lt;/div&gt; &lt;/div&gt; &lt;/div&gt; &lt;/div&gt;</description> <images>https://topdoctormagazine.com/wp-content/uploads/2023/09/jeffluckeycover1.png</images> <url>https://topdoctormagazine.com/research/news/products-services-and-legacies-an-interview-with-jeffrey-luckey/</url> </article> <article> <ID>28706</ID> <title>Mastering Your Diet: The Key to Health and Performance</title> <publishDate>2023-09-18 08:49:46</publishDate> <description>&lt;div class="et_pb_section et_pb_section_63 et_section_regular" &gt; &lt;div class="et_pb_row et_pb_row_63"&gt; &lt;div class="et_pb_column et_pb_column_4_4 et_pb_column_63 et_pb_css_mix_blend_mode_passthrough et-last-child"&gt; &lt;ul class="et_pb_module et_pb_social_media_follow et_pb_social_media_follow_4 clearfix et_pb_text_align_center et_pb_bg_layout_light"&gt; &lt;li class='et_pb_social_media_follow_network_12 et_pb_social_icon et_pb_social_network_link et-social-facebook'&gt;&lt;a href='https://www.facebook.com/topdoctormagazine/' class='icon et_pb_with_border' title='Follow on Facebook' target="_blank"&gt;&lt;span class='et_pb_social_media_follow_network_name' aria-hidden='true' &gt;Follow&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/a&gt;&lt;/li&gt;&lt;li class='et_pb_social_media_follow_network_13 et_pb_social_icon et_pb_social_network_link et-social-youtube'&gt;&lt;a href='https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCtgxWTuq7ki1y7bw22kYlwg' class='icon et_pb_with_border' title='Follow on Youtube' target="_blank"&gt;&lt;span class='et_pb_social_media_follow_network_name' aria-hidden='true' &gt;Follow&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/a&gt;&lt;/li&gt;&lt;li class='et_pb_social_media_follow_network_14 et_pb_social_icon et_pb_social_network_link et-social-instagram'&gt;&lt;a href='https://www.instagram.com/topdoctormag/' class='icon et_pb_with_border' title='Follow on Instagram' target="_blank"&gt;&lt;span class='et_pb_social_media_follow_network_name' aria-hidden='true' &gt;Follow&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/a&gt;&lt;/li&gt; &lt;/ul&gt;&lt;div class="et_pb_module et_pb_text et_pb_text_65 et_pb_text_align_left et_pb_bg_layout_light"&gt; &lt;div class="et_pb_text_inner"&gt;&lt;p&gt;&lt;span style="font-weight: 400;"&gt;The diet you are following will either make or break you!   &lt;/span&gt;&lt;/p&gt; &lt;p&gt;&lt;span style="font-weight: 400;"&gt;A balanced diet will help you maintain a healthy body and reflect positively on your daily performance.  &lt;/span&gt;&lt;/p&gt; &lt;p&gt;&lt;span style="font-weight: 400;"&gt;Good nutrition is an important aspect of leading a healthy lifestyle. Your diet, combined with physical activity, can help you reach and maintain a healthy weight, reduce your risk of chronic diseases and promote your overall health.&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/p&gt; &lt;p&gt;&lt;span style="font-weight: 400;"&gt;Whether you are an athlete, a regular gym goer, or a person who just likes to maintain a healthy body, having a well-rounded diet that fits your needs is a major player towards your goal.  &lt;/span&gt;&lt;/p&gt; &lt;p&gt;&lt;img class="wp-image-28930 size-large aligncenter" src="https://topdoctormagazine.com/wp-content/uploads/2023/09/mastering-your-diet-1024x536.png" alt="" width="1024" height="536" /&gt;&lt;/p&gt; &lt;p&gt;&lt;span style="font-weight: 400;"&gt;Many people find it hard to eat healthy and try to maintain a balance in their lives, especially with the fast-paced life we live. The best advice I can give you is to start with small steps. Small changes lead to bigger ones that will have a positive impact on your diet and your own life.  &lt;/span&gt;&lt;/p&gt; &lt;p&gt;&lt;span style="font-weight: 400;"&gt;Start by writing down everything you eat and drink on a daily basis. Such a step is very important. Why? &lt;/span&gt;&lt;/p&gt; &lt;p&gt;&lt;span style="font-weight: 400;"&gt;After the day ends, you will take 5 minutes to sit and scan your food journal. Look at what you ate today and hold yourself accountable if you ate some high-calorie or fried fast food. You will highlight it in your journal and remember it to avoid making such a mistake again, as your goal is to get healthier.&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/p&gt; &lt;p&gt;&lt;span style="font-weight: 400;"&gt;Another essential step that many must remember is reading food labels well. What do I mean by that? Do not only read the kcal and skip the rest of the label. Make sure you check the ingredients well. Oftentimes, there are many preservatives you do not want to put in your body. Check the amount of sugar, sodium content and types of fat in the product. Pick the healthier food for you and your goal.  &lt;/span&gt;&lt;/p&gt; &lt;p&gt;&lt;span style="font-weight: 400;"&gt;Think of your goals before you eat. Will that food help me get closer to my goal? Is that food needed in my diet? &lt;/span&gt;&lt;/p&gt; &lt;p&gt;&lt;span style="font-weight: 400;"&gt;Do not find an excuse or look for justification for a cheat meal. Stick to your diet plan and stay in your lane. Often, people ask their nutritionist or dietitian for a cheat meal before they get close to their goal. That is the wrong way of thinking, and if you see a diet that involves deprivation, then know that any person won't be able to stay on such a diet long-term, and such a diet is not a healthy choice. &lt;/span&gt;&lt;/p&gt; &lt;p&gt;&lt;span style="font-weight: 400;"&gt;I am not a fan of the term `cheat meal` because a balanced diet will always provide you with what your body needs, and you won't crave unneeded types of food that can negatively affect your body and delay you from reaching your goal or even performing well at your training.  &lt;/span&gt;&lt;/p&gt; &lt;p&gt;&lt;img class="wp-image-28926 aligncenter" src="https://topdoctormagazine.com/wp-content/uploads/2023/09/alexjamal2-683x1024.jpeg" alt="" width="732" height="1097" /&gt;&lt;/p&gt; &lt;p&gt;&lt;span style="font-weight: 400;"&gt;Fix the bad habits and replace them with good ones. Human beings live by habits. Look at your lifestyle and what led you to where you are. Try to identify unhealthy habits, like sleeping late or eating processed food, and change those habits to good ones that will get you to live a healthy lifestyle.  &lt;/span&gt;&lt;/p&gt; &lt;p&gt;&lt;span style="font-weight: 400;"&gt;Always aim for high protein. You may be able to live without carbohydrates, but you can't live without protein. &lt;/span&gt;&lt;/p&gt; &lt;p&gt;&lt;span style="font-weight: 400;"&gt;A common piece of misinformation is that people think protein is only for muscles and that a lot of protein can negatively affect your health. That is not correct at all. In fact, any person who is highly active on a daily basis will need more protein and amino acids to help his body recover and perform well.  &lt;/span&gt;&lt;/p&gt; &lt;p&gt;&lt;span style="font-weight: 400;"&gt;Right now, the recommended dietary allowance for protein is low and does not help a normal person stay healthy and strong. Not eating adequate amounts of protein on a daily basis often results in eating other macronutrients, thus affecting our body composition. &lt;/span&gt;&lt;/p&gt; &lt;p&gt;&lt;span style="font-weight: 400;"&gt;As for athletes, you will definitely need to be on higher protein than the average person. The diet that you are following has a huge impact on your performance. Let us take an example of a boxer and a long-distance runner. Those two athletes are high-performers on a daily basis until the contest day comes. Most of the time, the boxer needs to make weight on the scale, so his nutritionist or registered dietician puts him on low carbs a few days before and keeps the protein moderate. The long-distance runner will be loading carbohydrates for a few days before. It's very important for all types of athletes to eat according to a plan and take any necessary supplements, go to sleep early to get good rest and stay hydrated all the time. &lt;/span&gt;&lt;/p&gt; &lt;p&gt;&lt;span style="font-weight: 400;"&gt;Now that you know how important it is to follow a healthy diet, start today and do not wait for a signal to save your health and save yourself from paying high medical bills from an unhealthy lifestyle.  &lt;/span&gt;&lt;/p&gt; &lt;p&gt;&lt;span style="font-weight: 400;"&gt;Eating clean and healthy today is less expensive than paying for medicine and hospital bills in the near future.  &lt;/span&gt;&lt;/p&gt; &lt;p&gt;&lt;span style="font-weight: 400;"&gt;You can find more from Alex at:&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/p&gt; &lt;p&gt;&lt;span style="font-weight: 400;"&gt;&lt;a href="http://www.Fitnessresultscoach.com"&gt;www.Fitnessresultscoach.com &lt;/a&gt; &lt;/span&gt;&lt;/p&gt; &lt;p&gt;&lt;span style="font-weight: 400;"&gt;IG: &lt;a href="https://www.instagram.com/thetraineralex/"&gt;thetraineralex&lt;/a&gt;&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/p&gt;&lt;/div&gt; &lt;/div&gt; &lt;/div&gt; &lt;/div&gt; &lt;/div&gt;</description> <images>https://topdoctormagazine.com/wp-content/uploads/2023/09/178-Website.png</images> <url>https://topdoctormagazine.com/wellness/health-nutrition/mastering-your-diet-the-key-to-health-and-performance/</url> </article> <article> <ID>28697</ID> <title>Harvest Chicken and Autumn Vegetable Sheet Pan Dinner</title> <publishDate>2023-09-15 08:33:55</publishDate> <description>&lt;div class="et_pb_section et_pb_section_64 et_section_regular" &gt; &lt;div class="et_pb_row et_pb_row_64"&gt; &lt;div class="et_pb_column et_pb_column_4_4 et_pb_column_64 et_pb_css_mix_blend_mode_passthrough et-last-child"&gt; &lt;ul class="et_pb_module et_pb_social_media_follow et_pb_social_media_follow_5 clearfix et_pb_text_align_center et_pb_bg_layout_light"&gt; &lt;li class='et_pb_social_media_follow_network_15 et_pb_social_icon et_pb_social_network_link et-social-facebook'&gt;&lt;a href='https://www.facebook.com/topdoctormagazine/' class='icon et_pb_with_border' title='Follow on Facebook' target="_blank"&gt;&lt;span class='et_pb_social_media_follow_network_name' aria-hidden='true' &gt;Follow&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/a&gt;&lt;/li&gt;&lt;li class='et_pb_social_media_follow_network_16 et_pb_social_icon et_pb_social_network_link et-social-youtube'&gt;&lt;a href='https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCtgxWTuq7ki1y7bw22kYlwg' class='icon et_pb_with_border' title='Follow on Youtube' target="_blank"&gt;&lt;span class='et_pb_social_media_follow_network_name' aria-hidden='true' &gt;Follow&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/a&gt;&lt;/li&gt;&lt;li class='et_pb_social_media_follow_network_17 et_pb_social_icon et_pb_social_network_link et-social-instagram'&gt;&lt;a href='https://www.instagram.com/topdoctormag/' class='icon et_pb_with_border' title='Follow on Instagram' target="_blank"&gt;&lt;span class='et_pb_social_media_follow_network_name' aria-hidden='true' &gt;Follow&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/a&gt;&lt;/li&gt; &lt;/ul&gt;&lt;div class="et_pb_module et_pb_text et_pb_text_66 et_pb_text_align_left et_pb_bg_layout_light"&gt; &lt;div class="et_pb_text_inner"&gt;&lt;p&gt;&lt;span style="font-weight: 400;"&gt;As the crisp air of autumn sets in, there's no better way to celebrate the season's bounty than with a comforting and flavorful meal straight from the farm. Our Balsamic Glazed Autumn Chicken with Roasted Vegetables recipe embraces the essence of fall, combining tender chicken breasts marinated in a rich balsamic infusion with a medley of vibrant autumn vegetables. This dish warms the heart and tantalizes the taste buds with its harmonious blend of sweet, savory, and earthy flavors. So head to your local farmers market, pick up the freshest seasonal ingredients, and get the whole family involved in preparing this delicious recipe. Whether you're looking to bring the family together or create a memorable dinner for friends, this farm-to-table delight promises to be a feast for both the eyes and the palate, embodying the very essence of fall's rich and colorful tapestry.&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/p&gt; &lt;p&gt;&lt;img class="wp-image-28945 size-large aligncenter" src="https://topdoctormagazine.com/wp-content/uploads/2023/09/autumn1-819x1024.png" alt="" width="819" height="1024" /&gt;&lt;/p&gt; &lt;p&gt;&lt;strong&gt;Servings: 4&lt;/strong&gt;&lt;/p&gt; &lt;p&gt;&lt;strong&gt;Ingredients:&lt;/strong&gt;&lt;/p&gt; &lt;p&gt;&lt;strong&gt;For the Chicken and Marinade:&lt;/strong&gt;&lt;/p&gt; &lt;p&gt;&lt;span style="font-weight: 400;"&gt;- 4 boneless, skinless chicken breasts&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/p&gt; &lt;p&gt;&lt;span style="font-weight: 400;"&gt;- 2 tablespoons olive oil&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/p&gt; &lt;p&gt;&lt;span style="font-weight: 400;"&gt;- 2 tablespoons balsamic vinegar&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/p&gt; &lt;p&gt;&lt;span style="font-weight: 400;"&gt;- 2 cloves garlic, minced&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/p&gt; &lt;p&gt;&lt;span style="font-weight: 400;"&gt;- 1 teaspoon dried thyme&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/p&gt; &lt;p&gt;&lt;span style="font-weight: 400;"&gt;- Salt and pepper to taste&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/p&gt; &lt;p&gt;&amp;nbsp;&lt;/p&gt; &lt;p&gt;&lt;strong&gt;For the Autumn Vegetable Medley:&lt;/strong&gt;&lt;/p&gt; &lt;p&gt;&lt;span style="font-weight: 400;"&gt;- 2 cups butternut squash, peeled and cubed&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/p&gt; &lt;p&gt;&lt;span style="font-weight: 400;"&gt;- 2 cups Brussels sprouts, trimmed and halved&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/p&gt; &lt;p&gt;&lt;span style="font-weight: 400;"&gt;- 2 cups sweet potatoes, peeled and cubed&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/p&gt; &lt;p&gt;&lt;span style="font-weight: 400;"&gt;- 1 red onion, cut into wedges&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/p&gt; &lt;p&gt;&lt;span style="font-weight: 400;"&gt;- 2 tablespoons olive oil&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/p&gt; &lt;p&gt;&lt;span style="font-weight: 400;"&gt;- 1 teaspoon dried rosemary&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/p&gt; &lt;p&gt;&lt;span style="font-weight: 400;"&gt;- 1 teaspoon dried sage&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/p&gt; &lt;p&gt;&lt;span style="font-weight: 400;"&gt;- Salt and pepper to taste&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/p&gt; &lt;p&gt;&amp;nbsp;&lt;/p&gt; &lt;p&gt;&lt;strong&gt;Instructions:&lt;/strong&gt;&lt;/p&gt; &lt;ol&gt; &lt;li&gt;&lt;span style="font-weight: 400;"&gt; Preheat the Oven: Preheat your oven to 400°F (200°C).&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/li&gt; &lt;/ol&gt; &lt;p&gt;&amp;nbsp;&lt;/p&gt; &lt;ol start="2"&gt; &lt;li&gt;&lt;span style="font-weight: 400;"&gt; Marinate the Chicken: In a bowl, whisk together the olive oil, balsamic vinegar, minced garlic, dried thyme, salt, and pepper. Place the chicken breasts in a resealable plastic bag and pour in the marinade. Seal the bag and massage the marinade into the chicken. Let it marinate for at least 15 minutes or up to 1 hour in the refrigerator.&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/li&gt; &lt;/ol&gt; &lt;p&gt;&amp;nbsp;&lt;/p&gt; &lt;ol start="3"&gt; &lt;li&gt;&lt;span style="font-weight: 400;"&gt; Prepare the Vegetables: In a separate large mixing bowl, combine the butternut squash, Brussels sprouts, sweet potatoes, and red onion. Drizzle with olive oil and toss to coat. Sprinkle dried rosemary, dried sage, salt, and pepper over the vegetables, and toss again to evenly distribute the seasonings.&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/li&gt; &lt;/ol&gt; &lt;p&gt;&amp;nbsp;&lt;/p&gt; &lt;ol start="4"&gt; &lt;li&gt;&lt;span style="font-weight: 400;"&gt; Assemble the Sheet Pan Dinner: Line a large baking sheet with parchment paper or lightly grease it. Arrange the marinated chicken breasts on one side of the baking sheet. Place the seasoned vegetables on the other side, ensuring they are spread out in a single layer.&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/li&gt; &lt;/ol&gt; &lt;p&gt;&amp;nbsp;&lt;/p&gt; &lt;ol start="5"&gt; &lt;li&gt;&lt;span style="font-weight: 400;"&gt; Roasting: Transfer the baking sheet to the preheated oven and roast for about 25-30 minutes, or until the chicken is cooked through (reaching an internal temperature of 165°F or 74°C) and the vegetables are tender and slightly caramelized. Halfway through the cooking time, flip the chicken and toss the vegetables for even cooking.&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/li&gt; &lt;/ol&gt; &lt;p&gt;&amp;nbsp;&lt;/p&gt; &lt;ol start="6"&gt; &lt;li&gt;&lt;span style="font-weight: 400;"&gt; Serve: Once the chicken is cooked and the vegetables are roasted to perfection, transfer them to serving plates. The combination of fall flavors and roasted chicken creates a hearty and satisfying meal.&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/li&gt; &lt;/ol&gt; &lt;p&gt;&amp;nbsp;&lt;/p&gt; &lt;p&gt;&lt;img class="aligncenter" src="https://media.giphy.com/media/hHZfOv3tpyItG/giphy.gif" alt="" width="716" height="534" /&gt;&lt;/p&gt; &lt;p&gt;&amp;nbsp;&lt;/p&gt; &lt;ol start="7"&gt; &lt;li&gt;&lt;span style="font-weight: 400;"&gt; Garnish: For a finishing touch, you can garnish the dish with fresh chopped parsley or a sprinkle of toasted pumpkin seeds.&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/li&gt; &lt;/ol&gt; &lt;p&gt;&amp;nbsp;&lt;/p&gt; &lt;ol start="8"&gt; &lt;li&gt;&lt;span style="font-weight: 400;"&gt; Enjoy: Delight in the warm and comforting flavors of fall with this farm-fresh sheet pan dinner. The balsamic-marinated chicken complements the caramelized sweetness of the autumn vegetables, making it a perfect dish for cozy evenings.&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/li&gt; &lt;/ol&gt;&lt;/div&gt; &lt;/div&gt; &lt;/div&gt; &lt;/div&gt; &lt;/div&gt;</description> <images>https://topdoctormagazine.com/wp-content/uploads/2023/09/farmfresh-recipe.png</images> <url>https://topdoctormagazine.com/issues/harvest-chicken-and-autumn-vegetable-sheet-pan-dinner/</url> </article> <article> <ID>28691</ID> <title>OneSkin: The Most Innovative Way to Treat Your Skin</title> <publishDate>2023-09-13 08:26:14</publishDate> <description>&lt;div class="et_pb_section et_pb_section_65 et_section_regular" &gt; &lt;div class="et_pb_row et_pb_row_65"&gt; &lt;div class="et_pb_column et_pb_column_4_4 et_pb_column_65 et_pb_css_mix_blend_mode_passthrough et-last-child"&gt; &lt;ul class="et_pb_module et_pb_social_media_follow et_pb_social_media_follow_6 clearfix et_pb_text_align_center et_pb_bg_layout_light"&gt; &lt;li class='et_pb_social_media_follow_network_18 et_pb_social_icon et_pb_social_network_link et-social-facebook'&gt;&lt;a href='https://www.facebook.com/topdoctormagazine/' class='icon et_pb_with_border' title='Follow on Facebook' target="_blank"&gt;&lt;span class='et_pb_social_media_follow_network_name' aria-hidden='true' &gt;Follow&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/a&gt;&lt;/li&gt;&lt;li class='et_pb_social_media_follow_network_19 et_pb_social_icon et_pb_social_network_link et-social-youtube'&gt;&lt;a href='https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCtgxWTuq7ki1y7bw22kYlwg' class='icon et_pb_with_border' title='Follow on Youtube' target="_blank"&gt;&lt;span class='et_pb_social_media_follow_network_name' aria-hidden='true' &gt;Follow&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/a&gt;&lt;/li&gt;&lt;li class='et_pb_social_media_follow_network_20 et_pb_social_icon et_pb_social_network_link et-social-instagram'&gt;&lt;a href='https://www.instagram.com/topdoctormag/' class='icon et_pb_with_border' title='Follow on Instagram' target="_blank"&gt;&lt;span class='et_pb_social_media_follow_network_name' aria-hidden='true' &gt;Follow&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/a&gt;&lt;/li&gt; &lt;/ul&gt;&lt;div class="et_pb_module et_pb_text et_pb_text_67 et_pb_text_align_left et_pb_bg_layout_light"&gt; &lt;div class="et_pb_text_inner"&gt;&lt;h2&gt;&lt;b&gt;Pioneering the Future of Health: Carolina Oliveira's Journey in Stem Cell Biology and Anti-Aging&lt;/b&gt;&lt;/h2&gt; &lt;p&gt;&amp;nbsp;&lt;/p&gt; &lt;p&gt;&lt;span style="font-weight: 400;"&gt;"&lt;/span&gt;&lt;i&gt;&lt;span style="font-weight: 400;"&gt;There are so many potential applications in using stem cell biology science to help people and avoid diseases that affect the health and quality of life for individuals&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/i&gt;&lt;span style="font-weight: 400;"&gt;," Carolina Oliveira, co-founder and CEO of OneSkin, said. &lt;/span&gt;&lt;/p&gt; &lt;p&gt;&lt;span style="font-weight: 400;"&gt;Oliveira has held a passion for human health and an interest in the sciences since the young age of 15. After obtaining her degree in biochemistry, she went on to get her Ph.D. in stem cell biology and tissue engineering, where she became even more passionate about using her knowledge to help others live a better life and aid in the pursuit of healthy aging. &lt;/span&gt;&lt;/p&gt; &lt;p&gt;&amp;nbsp;&lt;/p&gt; &lt;p&gt;&lt;img class="wp-image-28890 aligncenter" src="https://topdoctormagazine.com/wp-content/uploads/2023/09/Portrait_Carolina-0854_final-683x1024.jpeg" alt="" width="727" height="1089" /&gt;&lt;/p&gt; &lt;p&gt;&amp;nbsp;&lt;/p&gt; &lt;p&gt;&lt;span style="font-weight: 400;"&gt;"&lt;/span&gt;&lt;i&gt;&lt;span style="font-weight: 400;"&gt;As a scientist, you always dream of finding a cure for a specific disease. Eventually, I learned that what underlies most of the diseases we research is aging or the accumulation of damage in our cells and tissues over time. So, if we can actually treat aging in the first place, we can help humans in a different way. By slowing down or reversing aging, we help them to live healthier for longer and avoid developing those diseases we are trying to cure&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/i&gt;&lt;span style="font-weight: 400;"&gt;," Oliveira said. &lt;/span&gt;&lt;/p&gt; &lt;p&gt;&amp;nbsp;&lt;/p&gt; &lt;h2&gt;&lt;b&gt;OneSkin's Holistic Approach to Longevity&lt;/b&gt;&lt;/h2&gt; &lt;p&gt;&lt;span style="font-weight: 400;"&gt;It’s common to notice the physical signs of skin aging at some point in life, but with such a societal focus on skin aesthetics, most people fail to dig deeper into what skin aging means for their overall health. OneSkin created a new approach to address the aging of the skin - the body’s largest organ - first, with the goal of expanding to other tissues later down the line. OneSkin started with skin because skin is an often overlooked but very vital organ with huge impacts on health and the development of age-related diseases. While maintaining skin health with age will likely have a larger impact than we may think on the way we age, OneSkin doesn’t plan to limit its product development to a topical treatment. OneSkin's ultimate goal is to go beyond the skin and treat the whole body to help humans live healthier, better lives and avoid age-related diseases altogether. &lt;/span&gt;&lt;/p&gt; &lt;p&gt;&lt;span style="font-weight: 400;"&gt;"Instead of treating diseases, we should treat what's actually causing all of those diseases, and it's aging. The science of the biology of aging and longevity has evolved so much, and scientists have started to find out what drives aging at the cellular level and how this is associated with many diseases," she said. &lt;/span&gt;&lt;/p&gt; &lt;p&gt;&amp;nbsp;&lt;/p&gt; &lt;h2&gt;&lt;b&gt;Revolutionizing “Anti-Aging Skincare” from the Cellular Level&lt;/b&gt;&lt;/h2&gt; &lt;p&gt;&lt;span style="font-weight: 400;"&gt;OneSkin wasn’t founded with the goal of launching a product. Rather, the team of longevity scientists started OneSkin as a research platform to test the efficacy of anti-aging products on the market by growing human skin in the lab to replicate the skin tissues and the aging process. Their research platform uncovered the fact that most products don’t treat aging itself but just the symptoms of aging. They were primarily surface-level treatments, and no brands were trying to find and treat the root cause of aging. This is where the team realized that by developing products based on research instead of marketing goals, there was a better way to develop anti-aging products that could target aging at a cellular level. &lt;/span&gt;&lt;/p&gt; &lt;p&gt;&lt;span style="font-weight: 400;"&gt;"What we realized that happens with the aging process is the accumulation of damaged cells, also called the senescent cells. These cells start to build up in our tissues as we age, and they basically function like a bad apple in a basket. They start secreting inflammatory signals that spoil the healthy cells around to age faster. And that leads to inflammation, collagen breakdown, and the signs of aging such as sagging, wrinkles, fine lines and so on," Oliveira said. &lt;/span&gt;&lt;/p&gt; &lt;p&gt;&lt;span style="font-weight: 400;"&gt;OneSkin hypothesized that by reducing the amount of senescent cells in the skin, healthy cells could proliferate and function more optimally, producing more collagen, improving barrier function, and improving cellular repair mechanisms. So, they set out to find a molecule capable of reducing senescent cells in the skin. After years of research screening over 900 peptides and then optimizing the most promising ones, they developed the OS-01 peptide.&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/p&gt; &lt;p&gt;&lt;span style="font-weight: 400;"&gt;"We go to the root cause; we go to the deeper levels of the skin to treat what's causing aging in the first place instead of only treating the surface of the skin," Oliveira said. &lt;/span&gt;&lt;/p&gt; &lt;p&gt;&amp;nbsp;&lt;/p&gt; &lt;p&gt;&lt;img class="wp-image-28891 size-large aligncenter" src="https://topdoctormagazine.com/wp-content/uploads/2023/09/SHOT_1_GROUP_PDP_0969-FINAL_1-1024x683.jpeg" alt="" width="1024" height="683" /&gt;&lt;/p&gt; &lt;h2&gt; &lt;/h2&gt; &lt;h2&gt;&lt;b&gt;Beyond Just a Business&lt;/b&gt;&lt;/h2&gt; &lt;p&gt;&lt;span style="font-weight: 400;"&gt;OneSkin focuses on more than just selling its products, though. They currently support two institutions via continuous donations. One is the Shepherd's Centers of America, a nonprofit that helps older adults continue enjoying their life as they grow older. If older individuals need support with technology, exercising, health or mental health, the Shepherd’s Centers of America aids them. OneSkin seeks to support others with a similar mission, empowering people to enjoy their lives as they age. &lt;/span&gt;&lt;/p&gt; &lt;p&gt;&lt;span style="font-weight: 400;"&gt;Lifespan.io is another nonprofit that OneSkin supports. It is a nonprofit that supports research in the field of aging and longevity with an initiative to gather scientists to share their research. As they are currently supporting a project on Alzheimer's, they bring community to those with related diseases and benefit from the new developing technologies in the field of science. Lifespan.io focuses on education and promoting science-backed information so people make better choices today and age better tomorrow. &lt;/span&gt;&lt;/p&gt; &lt;p&gt;&lt;span style="font-weight: 400;"&gt;"More and more consumers are demanding science-backed products. For a while, a lot of companies got away with great marketing, but now consumers are looking for real benefits and long-lasting effects," Carolina Oliveira said. &lt;/span&gt;&lt;/p&gt; &lt;p&gt;&lt;span style="font-weight: 400;"&gt;OneSkin believes in developing products through the rigor of the scientific process to deliver products that provide lasting benefits to health. They are proud pioneers in an emerging revolution in the anti-aging industry that will allow more consumers to gain access to technologies and products to live better lives. &lt;/span&gt;&lt;/p&gt; &lt;p&gt;&lt;a href="https://topdocclinics.com" target="_blank" rel="noopener"&gt;&lt;span style="font-weight: 400;"&gt;TopDoc Clinics&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/a&gt;&lt;span style="font-weight: 400;"&gt; offers some of the most innovative health care and regenerative medicine in the U.S. Aesthetics and skin health is a passion that TopDoc Clinics and OneSkin have in common. Be on the lookout for OneSkin products at TopDoc Clinics. &lt;/span&gt;&lt;/p&gt; &lt;p&gt;&amp;nbsp;&lt;/p&gt; &lt;p&gt;&lt;img class="wp-image-28892 size-large aligncenter" src="https://topdoctormagazine.com/wp-content/uploads/2023/09/SHOT_3_SCIENCE_1278-FINAL-1024x683.jpeg" alt="" width="1024" height="683" /&gt;&lt;/p&gt; &lt;p&gt;&amp;nbsp;&lt;/p&gt; &lt;h2&gt;&lt;b&gt;What Sets OneSkin Apart&lt;/b&gt;&lt;b&gt; &lt;/b&gt;&lt;/h2&gt; &lt;p&gt;&lt;span style="font-weight: 400;"&gt;Not only is OneSkin backed by extensive research and years of product development, but they’re also the first company to use longevity science to do it. OneSkin is the first to develop a novel ingredient targeting cellular senescence, a primary driver of skin aging. Prior to OneSkin's findings, there was no other company using this approach to promote skin age reversal. &lt;/span&gt;&lt;/p&gt; &lt;p&gt;&lt;span style="font-weight: 400;"&gt;"Most dermatologists and skincare companies are using common ingredients that have been in the market for over 50 years, such as retinoids or other acids, and while these can promote better-looking skin, they may also cause inflammation and irritation and were not developed specifically to target aging itself," she said. &lt;/span&gt;&lt;/p&gt; &lt;p&gt;&lt;span style="font-weight: 400;"&gt;OneSkin has a new approach to target what drives aging at the cellular level and validate the age reversal effects in the lab. This is vital in the approach to treating aging at its root cause and sets them apart from other companies advertising age reversal for your skin. &lt;/span&gt;&lt;/p&gt; &lt;p&gt;&lt;span style="font-weight: 400;"&gt;For more information on OneSkin and their products, visit their &lt;/span&gt;&lt;a href="https://www.oneskin.co" target="_blank" rel="noopener"&gt;&lt;b&gt;website&lt;/b&gt;&lt;/a&gt;&lt;span style="font-weight: 400;"&gt; or their social media on &lt;/span&gt;&lt;a href="https://www.instagram.com/oneskin.co/?hl=en" target="_blank" rel="noopener"&gt;&lt;span style="font-weight: 400;"&gt;Instagram&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/a&gt;&lt;span style="font-weight: 400;"&gt;, &lt;/span&gt;&lt;a href="https://www.facebook.com/OneSkinTech/" target="_blank" rel="noopener"&gt;&lt;span style="font-weight: 400;"&gt;Facebook&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/a&gt;&lt;span style="font-weight: 400;"&gt; or YouTube, and be sure to check out the testimonials.&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/p&gt;&lt;/div&gt; &lt;/div&gt; &lt;/div&gt; &lt;/div&gt; &lt;/div&gt;</description> <images>https://topdoctormagazine.com/wp-content/uploads/2023/09/oneskin1.png</images> <url>https://topdoctormagazine.com/issues/oneskin-the-most-innovative-way-to-treat-your-skin/</url> </article> <article> <ID>28684</ID> <title>From Private Chef to Health Crusader: Chef Tzarina's Journey of Transformation Through Food</title> <publishDate>2023-09-11 19:32:40</publishDate> <description>&lt;div class="et_pb_section et_pb_section_66 et_section_regular" &gt; &lt;div class="et_pb_row et_pb_row_66"&gt; &lt;div class="et_pb_column et_pb_column_4_4 et_pb_column_66 et_pb_css_mix_blend_mode_passthrough et-last-child"&gt; &lt;ul class="et_pb_module et_pb_social_media_follow et_pb_social_media_follow_7 clearfix et_pb_text_align_center et_pb_bg_layout_light"&gt; &lt;li class='et_pb_social_media_follow_network_21 et_pb_social_icon et_pb_social_network_link et-social-facebook'&gt;&lt;a href='https://www.facebook.com/topdoctormagazine/' class='icon et_pb_with_border' title='Follow on Facebook' target="_blank"&gt;&lt;span class='et_pb_social_media_follow_network_name' aria-hidden='true' &gt;Follow&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/a&gt;&lt;/li&gt;&lt;li class='et_pb_social_media_follow_network_22 et_pb_social_icon et_pb_social_network_link et-social-youtube'&gt;&lt;a href='https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCtgxWTuq7ki1y7bw22kYlwg' class='icon et_pb_with_border' title='Follow on Youtube' target="_blank"&gt;&lt;span class='et_pb_social_media_follow_network_name' aria-hidden='true' &gt;Follow&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/a&gt;&lt;/li&gt;&lt;li class='et_pb_social_media_follow_network_23 et_pb_social_icon et_pb_social_network_link et-social-instagram'&gt;&lt;a href='https://www.instagram.com/topdoctormag/' class='icon et_pb_with_border' title='Follow on Instagram' target="_blank"&gt;&lt;span class='et_pb_social_media_follow_network_name' aria-hidden='true' &gt;Follow&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/a&gt;&lt;/li&gt; &lt;/ul&gt;&lt;div class="et_pb_module et_pb_text et_pb_text_68 et_pb_text_align_left et_pb_bg_layout_light"&gt; &lt;div class="et_pb_text_inner"&gt;&lt;p&gt;&lt;span style="font-weight: 400;"&gt;In the world of haute cuisine and culinary artistry, there are chefs who not only tantalize our taste buds but also transform lives through the power of food. Chef Tzarina, the culinary virtuoso gracing the cover of TopDoctor Magazine, is one such remarkable figure. Beyond her culinary prowess, she has ventured into the realm of health and wellness, using her own personal journey as a guiding light to help others navigate the path to a healthier, happier life.&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/p&gt; &lt;p&gt;&amp;nbsp;&lt;/p&gt; &lt;h2&gt;&lt;b&gt;A Culinary Odyssey&lt;/b&gt;&lt;/h2&gt; &lt;p&gt;&lt;span style="font-weight: 400;"&gt;Tzarina's food journey began at the early age of 16 when she enrolled in culinary school, where she knew her love for food and people would be combined into a beautiful career and life. As she worked her way through restaurants all over England, she finessed her skills as a chef, delighting the palates of many. Her culinary creations eventually graced the tables of the uber-wealthy, worldly diplomats and those who cherished the exquisite art of gastronomy. However, Tzarina's story isn't just about preparing sumptuous meals; it's about how food became a catalyst for change.&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/p&gt; &lt;p&gt;&amp;nbsp;&lt;/p&gt; &lt;h2&gt;&lt;b&gt;A Personal Health Journey&lt;/b&gt;&lt;/h2&gt; &lt;p&gt;&lt;span style="font-weight: 400;"&gt;Life took an unexpected turn when Tzarina found herself battling a relentless foe—endometriosis, diagnosed at the age of 14. Over time, this insidious condition led to the formation of massive tumors and cysts within her body, threatening her health and well-being. Faced with a pivotal choice, she embarked on a difficult global quest for healing and acceptance.&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/p&gt; &lt;p&gt;&lt;span style="font-weight: 400;"&gt;Tzarina's journey wasn't just about medical interventions; it was a holistic transformation encompassing diet, lifestyle, exercise, and mental health. She was determined to regain control of her life and health. Her resilience and commitment to her own well-being ultimately led her to discover the transformative power of food.&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/p&gt; &lt;p&gt;&lt;img class="aligncenter wp-image-28833 size-large" src="https://topdoctormagazine.com/wp-content/uploads/2023/09/cheftzarina1-822x1024.png" alt="" width="822" height="1024" /&gt;&lt;/p&gt; &lt;h2&gt;&lt;b&gt;Food as Medicine&lt;/b&gt;&lt;/h2&gt; &lt;p&gt;&lt;span style="font-weight: 400;"&gt;Food, often underestimated, became Tzarina's primary prescription on her path to recovery. She realized that the choices we make in our diet can profoundly impact our health. Through meticulous research and personal experience, she curated a diet that not only nourished her body but also aided in her healing process. At the time, this was also the only thing that was financially available to her as she was saving for many years for what would become her life-saving surgery.&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/p&gt; &lt;p&gt;&lt;span style="font-weight: 400;"&gt;While working alongside many wealthy clients who noticed her skillset and attention to nutrition, many successful individuals contracted her to help them make lifestyle changes, change their diet, detox and even support their journeys to sobriety. When given the opportunity to work with clients' medical teams, evaluate their bloodwork and adjust their diets accordingly, she became a sponge to not only apply these combined practices to her own life but also to those around her.&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/p&gt; &lt;p&gt;&lt;span style="font-weight: 400;"&gt;Tzarina's story is a testament to the idea that food can be the first prescription written when someone faces a pivotal moment in their life. Whether by necessity or desire, a shift in dietary habits can lead to profound transformations. Her journey is an inspiration for those who seek a healthier, happier life through food.&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/p&gt; &lt;p&gt;&lt;span style="font-weight: 400;"&gt;Her greatest accomplishment to date was serving a client at their private estate with a team of 25 medical professionals to assist with detox and rehabilitation, serving as the culinary leader to a team of 4 cooks to ensure at all hours of the day, they were able to deliver nutritious, delicious and most importantly, effective meals.&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/p&gt; &lt;p&gt;&lt;span style="font-weight: 400;"&gt; &lt;/span&gt;&lt;/p&gt; &lt;h2&gt;&lt;b&gt;Empowering Others&lt;/b&gt;&lt;/h2&gt; &lt;p&gt;&lt;span style="font-weight: 400;"&gt;Having triumphed over 15+ years of health challenges, Tzarina is now on a mission—a mission to empower others to take control of their well-being through food. She understands that her experiences, while deeply personal, can resonate with countless individuals facing health-related crossroads. Tzarina's message is clear: you have the power to change your life through the choices you make in your kitchen.&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/p&gt; &lt;p&gt;&lt;img class="wp-image-28834 size-large aligncenter" src="https://topdoctormagazine.com/wp-content/uploads/2023/09/cheftzarina2-822x1024.png" alt="" width="822" height="1024" /&gt;&lt;/p&gt; &lt;h2&gt;&lt;b&gt;Extending the Impact&lt;/b&gt;&lt;/h2&gt; &lt;p&gt;&lt;span style="font-weight: 400;"&gt;While Tzarina once worked in the most exclusive, private settings, she has now extended her impact to a wider audience. She collaborates with TopDoctor Magazine and teams at TopDoc Clinics around the world to share her knowledge and expertise with readers and clients. Her aim is to provide subscribers with the knowledge and practices employed by the top 1% of the world's population. Through these meaningful collaborations, she aims to motivate TopDoctor Magazine's readers to prioritize their well-being by focusing on nutrition, curated supplement regimens, and wellness plans.&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/p&gt; &lt;p&gt;&lt;span style="font-weight: 400;"&gt;The journey to reclaim oneself includes many aspects that TopDoc Clinics help patients with every day. "When you feel like you're on the other side, you get to enjoy the ride and reclaim and embrace how powerful you are. With the right team and people around you, you get to feel amazing, sexy, and vibrant while dealing with challenges that seemingly took away days you can't get back. It's about embracing the present and the future to educate and advocate for a brighter, healthier future."&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/p&gt; &lt;p&gt;&amp;nbsp;&lt;/p&gt; &lt;h2&gt;&lt;b&gt;The Prescription for Transformation&lt;/b&gt;&lt;/h2&gt; &lt;p&gt;&lt;span style="font-weight: 400;"&gt;The first prescription to write is a grocery list and meal plan with your wellness team that money-hungry marketing doesn't influence but is curated specifically to YOUR body and wellness goals. Chef Tzarina's message is not just about gourmet dining; it's about the art of living well, and her life's work exemplifies this philosophy.&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/p&gt; &lt;p&gt;&amp;nbsp;&lt;/p&gt; &lt;h2&gt;&lt;b&gt;The Next Chapter&lt;/b&gt;&lt;/h2&gt; &lt;p&gt;&lt;span style="font-weight: 400;"&gt;After spending most of her career behind the veils of NDA after NDA, Tzarina took a leap of faith to film with a reality television show that has just aired in the United States with viewership that broke records for the series, excited a large fan base and dealt with some of the toughest issues seen on modern day reality tv. Follow along on her journey as she brings her years of knowledge and expertise to the public, and she herself continues to seek out new information for health, wellness, and anti-aging via her Instagram @cheftzarina and website www.cheftzarina.com.&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/p&gt;&lt;/div&gt; &lt;/div&gt; &lt;/div&gt; &lt;/div&gt; &lt;/div&gt;</description> <images>https://topdoctormagazine.com/wp-content/uploads/2023/10/171-Website.jpg</images> <url>https://topdoctormagazine.com/wellness/health-nutrition/from-private-chef-to-health-crusader-chef-tzarinas-journey-of-transformation-through-food/</url> </article> <article> <ID>28657</ID> <title>The Secret to Women’s Health: Cycle-Syncing</title> <publishDate>2023-09-06 18:53:52</publishDate> <description>&lt;div class="et_pb_section et_pb_section_67 et_section_regular" &gt; &lt;div class="et_pb_row et_pb_row_67"&gt; &lt;div class="et_pb_column et_pb_column_4_4 et_pb_column_67 et_pb_css_mix_blend_mode_passthrough et-last-child"&gt; &lt;ul class="et_pb_module et_pb_social_media_follow et_pb_social_media_follow_8 clearfix et_pb_text_align_center et_pb_bg_layout_light"&gt; &lt;li class='et_pb_social_media_follow_network_24 et_pb_social_icon et_pb_social_network_link et-social-facebook'&gt;&lt;a href='https://www.facebook.com/topdoctormagazine/' class='icon et_pb_with_border' title='Follow on Facebook' target="_blank"&gt;&lt;span class='et_pb_social_media_follow_network_name' aria-hidden='true' &gt;Follow&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/a&gt;&lt;/li&gt;&lt;li class='et_pb_social_media_follow_network_25 et_pb_social_icon et_pb_social_network_link et-social-youtube'&gt;&lt;a href='https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCtgxWTuq7ki1y7bw22kYlwg' class='icon et_pb_with_border' title='Follow on Youtube' target="_blank"&gt;&lt;span class='et_pb_social_media_follow_network_name' aria-hidden='true' &gt;Follow&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/a&gt;&lt;/li&gt;&lt;li class='et_pb_social_media_follow_network_26 et_pb_social_icon et_pb_social_network_link et-social-instagram'&gt;&lt;a href='https://www.instagram.com/topdoctormag/' class='icon et_pb_with_border' title='Follow on Instagram' target="_blank"&gt;&lt;span class='et_pb_social_media_follow_network_name' aria-hidden='true' &gt;Follow&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/a&gt;&lt;/li&gt; &lt;/ul&gt;&lt;div class="et_pb_module et_pb_text et_pb_text_69 et_pb_text_align_left et_pb_bg_layout_light"&gt; &lt;div class="et_pb_text_inner"&gt;&lt;p&gt;&lt;span style="font-weight: 400;"&gt;There’s a new wellness trend taking the internet by storm, and it’s not just a fad. It’s called cycle-syncing, and it’s the key to unlocking the healthiest version of yourself.&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/p&gt; &lt;p&gt;&amp;nbsp;&lt;/p&gt; &lt;h3&gt;&lt;strong&gt;What Does it Mean to “Cycle-Sync?”&lt;/strong&gt;&lt;/h3&gt; &lt;p&gt;&lt;a href="https://www.wholisticallyhannah.com/all/how-to-cycle-sync" target="_blank" rel="noopener"&gt;&lt;span style="font-weight: 400;"&gt;Cycle-syncing&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/a&gt;&lt;span style="font-weight: 400;"&gt; refers to catering your lifestyle to your menstrual cycle. That doesn’t just mean eating extra chocolate during your period (which is actually recommended!). The fact is your body has four phases that it goes through cyclically. Your energy levels and hormones drastically shift through the cycle, so your body needs certain nutrients and exercise to thrive through each phase. So, based on what you eat and the exercises you do during each phase, you can optimize your energy and mood.&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/p&gt; &lt;p&gt;&amp;nbsp;&lt;/p&gt; &lt;p&gt;&lt;img class="wp-image-28792 aligncenter" src="https://topdoctormagazine.com/wp-content/uploads/2023/09/cyclesyncingmoon-240x300.png" alt="" width="729" height="912" /&gt;&lt;/p&gt; &lt;h3&gt; &lt;/h3&gt; &lt;h3&gt;&lt;strong&gt;The Four Phases of Your Cycle Explained&lt;/strong&gt;&lt;/h3&gt; &lt;p&gt;&lt;span style="font-weight: 400;"&gt;Let’s start with the fun phase: ovulation. As you know, &lt;/span&gt;&lt;a href="https://www.eviemagazine.com/post/everything-you-need-to-know-about-the-ovulatory-phase" target="_blank" rel="noopener"&gt;&lt;span style="font-weight: 400;"&gt;this is your fertile window&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/a&gt;&lt;span style="font-weight: 400;"&gt;. The main function of this part of the cycle is to prepare your body for a potential baby. That said, whether or not you’re trying to get pregnant, this is when your body’s at its peak. Everything’s on high: your energy, confidence, and charisma. Think of this as your “summer” phase, where you could take on the world. In this phase, you’ll want challenging workouts and load up on &lt;/span&gt;&lt;a href="https://www.eviemagazine.com/post/10-best-foods-for-ovulation" target="_blank" rel="noopener"&gt;&lt;span style="font-weight: 400;"&gt;good carbs and vitamin B&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/a&gt;&lt;span style="font-weight: 400;"&gt;. Soak this part in because it’s one of the shortest phases of your cycle.&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/p&gt; &lt;p&gt;&lt;span style="font-weight: 400;"&gt;Next up is the &lt;/span&gt;&lt;a href="https://www.eviemagazine.com/post/everything-you-need-to-know-about-the-luteal-phase" target="_blank" rel="noopener"&gt;&lt;span style="font-weight: 400;"&gt;luteal phase&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/a&gt;&lt;span style="font-weight: 400;"&gt;. This one can feel like an emotional rollercoaster. Starting into this phase, you still feel pretty good since you’ve just come off ovulation. You may not notice you’re going downhill yet because you’re fresh off the peak. But then comes the drop, when your body realizes you’re not pregnant. Your hormones and energy levels are in a freefall, so expect to feel sad or grumpy for no reason. You should start slowing down your workouts and stock up on healthy fats and naturally sweeter foods to help with cravings. This is your “fall” phase as your body gears up for winter—known as your period. &lt;/span&gt;&lt;/p&gt; &lt;p&gt;&amp;nbsp;&lt;/p&gt; &lt;p&gt;&lt;img class="wp-image-28793 aligncenter" src="https://topdoctormagazine.com/wp-content/uploads/2023/09/cyclesyncingchocolate-300x157.png" alt="" width="738" height="386" /&gt;&lt;/p&gt; &lt;p&gt;&amp;nbsp;&lt;/p&gt; &lt;p&gt;&lt;span style="font-weight: 400;"&gt;Then your period arrives. While it’s easy to meet this phase with frustration, it’s a natural part of the body. Your energy levels are at their lowest, so take this time to rest and catch up on sleep. It’s your “winter” phase, so don’t feel guilty about hibernating and &lt;/span&gt;&lt;a href="https://www.eviemagazine.com/post/5-ways-to-actually-look-forward-to-your-period-instead-of-dreading-it" target="_blank" rel="noopener"&gt;&lt;span style="font-weight: 400;"&gt;focusing on taking care of yourself&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/a&gt;&lt;span style="font-weight: 400;"&gt;. Believe it or not, heavy cramping is not normal, so it matters what you do. Rest up and indulge in warm meals, like a heating pad inside your body. Some other things to eat: broccoli to help with cramps, lentils to satisfy cravings, and spinach and dark chocolate to replenish iron and provide magnesium.&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/p&gt; &lt;p&gt;&lt;span style="font-weight: 400;"&gt;Following winter is your “spring” time, when your body starts to wake up in your &lt;/span&gt;&lt;a href="https://www.eviemagazine.com/post/everything-you-need-to-know-about-the-follicular-phase"&gt;&lt;span style="font-weight: 400;"&gt;follicular phase&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/a&gt;&lt;span style="font-weight: 400;"&gt;. Your energy and hormone levels are rising, so you feel like a butterfly coming out of your cocoon. You’re feeling great again as your body prepares for ovulation. This is a great time for fresh fruits and veggies, and you’ll start feeling energized for more intense workouts.&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/p&gt; &lt;p&gt;&amp;nbsp;&lt;/p&gt; &lt;h3&gt;&lt;strong&gt;Why It Matters&lt;/strong&gt;&lt;/h3&gt; &lt;p&gt;&lt;span style="font-weight: 400;"&gt;Simply put, &lt;/span&gt;&lt;a href="https://nourishwithbella.com/blog/2021/3/8/cycle-syncing-how-to-optimize-your-life-with-your-cycle" target="_blank" rel="noopener"&gt;&lt;span style="font-weight: 400;"&gt;it’s your health&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/a&gt;&lt;span style="font-weight: 400;"&gt;! Getting in touch with your cycle will help you with your fertility. It’ll also allow you to feel your best, achieve the body of your dreams, and enjoy what every phase has to offer. &lt;/span&gt;&lt;/p&gt; &lt;p&gt;&lt;span style="font-weight: 400;"&gt;Women’s health is linked to cycle-syncing because it’s simply how a woman’s body works. This is especially important even if you don’t have a normal cycle. In fact, getting into a monthly cycle can help bring back your period (which is a good thing!). Many women struggle with irregular periods, and that likely has to do with most women being unaware of cycle-syncing. Exercising too much, not getting enough sleep, or being constantly stressed can throw off our cycle, which is detrimental to our health.&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/p&gt; &lt;p&gt;&lt;span style="font-weight: 400;"&gt;Especially as more women are sounding the alarm on birth control pills, it’s crucial that we are in touch with our cycle.&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/p&gt; &lt;p&gt;&amp;nbsp;&lt;/p&gt; &lt;p&gt;&lt;img class=" alignnone" src="https://media.giphy.com/media/10jniOyQtffjbO/giphy.gif" alt="" width="720" height="435" /&gt;&lt;/p&gt; &lt;h3&gt; &lt;/h3&gt; &lt;h3&gt;&lt;strong&gt;How to Get Started&lt;/strong&gt;&lt;/h3&gt; &lt;p&gt;&lt;span style="font-weight: 400;"&gt;Here’s how the cycle is roughly broken down: A woman’s cycle is typically 28 days. Your cycle begins when your period starts. The first half of your cycle, days 1-14, are your menstrual and follicular phases. Menstruation is about five days, the rest are your follicular phase. The second half, days 15-28, are your ovulation and luteal phases. Ovulation can be about three to five days, and the rest is your luteal phase.&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/p&gt; &lt;p&gt;&lt;span style="font-weight: 400;"&gt;There’s good news if you don’t know how to keep up with that, or if you don’t have a regular cycle. First of all, there are a number of cycle-syncing apps that track it for you. My favorite is &lt;/span&gt;&lt;a href="https://28.co" target="_blank" rel="noopener"&gt;&lt;span style="font-weight: 400;"&gt;28 by Evie&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/a&gt;&lt;span style="font-weight: 400;"&gt;! This app’s especially great since it provides recommended foods and workouts to help you feel your best. Secondly, if you don’t have a regular cycle, it’s recommended that you still stick to a monthly cycle. Your body will benefit from the routine, which will help regulate you over time. If you don’t know where to start, your first day can be on the next new moon. And thankfully, the app tracks that too! &lt;/span&gt;&lt;/p&gt; &lt;p&gt;&amp;nbsp;&lt;/p&gt; &lt;h3&gt;&lt;strong&gt;Conclusion&lt;/strong&gt;&lt;/h3&gt; &lt;p&gt;&lt;span style="font-weight: 400;"&gt;Women’s bodies are so unique that almost every day of the cycle, our energy levels shift. That’s why we deserve to give our body what it needs so we can enjoy every phase. So, what are you waiting for? I encourage you to try cycle-syncing to unleash your ultimate femininity.&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/p&gt;&lt;/div&gt; &lt;/div&gt; &lt;/div&gt; &lt;/div&gt; &lt;/div&gt;</description> <images>https://topdoctormagazine.com/wp-content/uploads/2023/09/TDM_WebImgs_Facebook-LinkedIn-Website-32-1.png</images> <url>https://topdoctormagazine.com/issues/the-secret-to-womens-health-cycle-syncing/</url> </article> <article> <ID>28674</ID> <title>Balancing Hormones Naturally: Tips for Women</title> <publishDate>2023-09-04 19:12:20</publishDate> <description>&lt;div class="et_pb_section et_pb_section_68 et_section_regular" &gt; &lt;div class="et_pb_row et_pb_row_68"&gt; &lt;div class="et_pb_column et_pb_column_4_4 et_pb_column_68 et_pb_css_mix_blend_mode_passthrough et-last-child"&gt; &lt;ul class="et_pb_module et_pb_social_media_follow et_pb_social_media_follow_9 clearfix et_pb_text_align_center et_pb_bg_layout_light"&gt; &lt;li class='et_pb_social_media_follow_network_27 et_pb_social_icon et_pb_social_network_link et-social-facebook'&gt;&lt;a href='https://www.facebook.com/topdoctormagazine/' class='icon et_pb_with_border' title='Follow on Facebook' target="_blank"&gt;&lt;span class='et_pb_social_media_follow_network_name' aria-hidden='true' &gt;Follow&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/a&gt;&lt;/li&gt;&lt;li class='et_pb_social_media_follow_network_28 et_pb_social_icon et_pb_social_network_link et-social-youtube'&gt;&lt;a href='https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCtgxWTuq7ki1y7bw22kYlwg' class='icon et_pb_with_border' title='Follow on Youtube' target="_blank"&gt;&lt;span class='et_pb_social_media_follow_network_name' aria-hidden='true' &gt;Follow&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/a&gt;&lt;/li&gt;&lt;li class='et_pb_social_media_follow_network_29 et_pb_social_icon et_pb_social_network_link et-social-instagram'&gt;&lt;a href='https://www.instagram.com/topdoctormag/' class='icon et_pb_with_border' title='Follow on Instagram' target="_blank"&gt;&lt;span class='et_pb_social_media_follow_network_name' aria-hidden='true' &gt;Follow&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/a&gt;&lt;/li&gt; &lt;/ul&gt;&lt;div class="et_pb_module et_pb_text et_pb_text_70 et_pb_text_align_left et_pb_bg_layout_light"&gt; &lt;div class="et_pb_text_inner"&gt;&lt;h2&gt;&lt;strong&gt;Introduction &lt;/strong&gt;&lt;/h2&gt; &lt;p&gt;&lt;span style="font-weight: 400;"&gt;Hormonal imbalances can affect women of all ages, causing a range of physical and emotional symptoms. While medical intervention may be necessary in some cases, there are also natural ways to help balance hormones. This article will explore some fun and educational tips for women to balance their hormones naturally. By incorporating these practices into your daily routine, you can promote hormonal harmony and overall well-being.&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/p&gt; &lt;p&gt;&amp;nbsp;&lt;/p&gt; &lt;h3&gt;&lt;strong&gt;1. Prioritize a Healthy Diet &lt;/strong&gt;&lt;/h3&gt; &lt;p&gt;&lt;span style="font-weight: 400;"&gt;A balanced and nutritious diet plays a crucial role in maintaining hormonal balance. Include a variety of fresh fruits, vegetables, whole grains, and lean proteins in your meals. In addition, certain foods, such as flaxseeds, fatty fish, and cruciferous vegetables like broccoli and kale, can specifically support hormone health.&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/p&gt; &lt;p&gt;&amp;nbsp;&lt;/p&gt; &lt;h3&gt;&lt;strong&gt;2. Regular Exercise &lt;/strong&gt;&lt;/h3&gt; &lt;p&gt;&lt;span style="font-weight: 400;"&gt;Engaging in regular physical activity not only improves overall health but also helps regulate hormones. Exercise stimulates the release of endorphins, which can enhance mood and reduce stress levels. Most days of the week, aim for at least 30 minutes of moderate-intensity exercise, such as brisk walking, cycling, or dancing.&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/p&gt; &lt;p&gt;&amp;nbsp;&lt;/p&gt; &lt;p&gt;&lt;img class="wp-image-28942 size-large aligncenter" src="https://topdoctormagazine.com/wp-content/uploads/2023/09/balancinghormones2-819x1024.png" alt="" width="819" height="1024" /&gt;&lt;/p&gt; &lt;h3&gt;&lt;strong&gt;3. Stress Management &lt;/strong&gt;&lt;/h3&gt; &lt;p&gt;&lt;span style="font-weight: 400;"&gt;Chronic stress can disrupt hormone balance. Incorporate stress management techniques into your routine, such as deep breathing exercises, meditation, yoga, or spending time in nature. Find activities that help you relax and unwind, and prioritize them.&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/p&gt; &lt;p&gt;&amp;nbsp;&lt;/p&gt; &lt;h3&gt;&lt;strong&gt;4. Adequate Sleep &lt;/strong&gt;&lt;/h3&gt; &lt;p&gt;&lt;span style="font-weight: 400;"&gt;Sleep is essential for hormone regulation and overall well-being. Aim for 7-9 hours of quality sleep each night. Establish a consistent sleep routine, creating a calm, dark environment to optimize sleep quality.&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/p&gt; &lt;p&gt;&amp;nbsp;&lt;/p&gt; &lt;p&gt;&lt;img class="aligncenter" src="https://media.giphy.com/media/NDUOZHddH9HMI/giphy.gif" alt="" width="730" height="542" /&gt;&lt;/p&gt; &lt;p&gt;&amp;nbsp;&lt;/p&gt; &lt;h3&gt;&lt;strong&gt;5. Avoid Toxins &lt;/strong&gt;&lt;/h3&gt; &lt;p&gt;&lt;span style="font-weight: 400;"&gt;Toxins found in household cleaning products, personal care items, and pesticides can disrupt hormone balance. Opt for natural and organic alternatives whenever possible. Choose products free of parabens, phthalates, and synthetic fragrances. Additionally, consider using glass or stainless-steel containers for food and beverages instead of plastic.&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/p&gt; &lt;p&gt;&amp;nbsp;&lt;/p&gt; &lt;h3&gt;&lt;strong&gt;6. Herbal Supplements &lt;/strong&gt;&lt;/h3&gt; &lt;p&gt;&lt;span style="font-weight: 400;"&gt;Certain herbal supplements can support hormone balance. Herbs such as maca, chasteberry, and evening primrose oil have been traditionally used to promote hormonal harmony. However, it is essential to consult with a healthcare professional before incorporating any new supplements into your routine.&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/p&gt; &lt;p&gt;&amp;nbsp;&lt;/p&gt; &lt;h3&gt;&lt;strong&gt;7. Maintain a Healthy Weight &lt;/strong&gt;&lt;/h3&gt; &lt;p&gt;&lt;span style="font-weight: 400;"&gt;Maintaining a healthy weight is vital for hormone balance. Excess body fat can lead to hormonal imbalances, particularly in estrogen levels. Aim for a balanced diet and regular exercise to help achieve and maintain a healthy weight.&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/p&gt; &lt;p&gt;&amp;nbsp;&lt;/p&gt; &lt;h3&gt;&lt;strong&gt;8. Stay Hydrated &lt;/strong&gt;&lt;/h3&gt; &lt;p&gt;&lt;span style="font-weight: 400;"&gt;Proper hydration is essential for optimal hormone function. Drink plenty of water throughout the day to help support the body's natural detoxification processes. In addition, reduce your sugary drinks and caffeine intake, as they can disrupt hormone levels.&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/p&gt; &lt;p&gt;&amp;nbsp;&lt;/p&gt; &lt;h2&gt;&lt;strong&gt;Conclusion &lt;/strong&gt;&lt;/h2&gt; &lt;p&gt;&lt;span style="font-weight: 400;"&gt;Balancing hormones naturally is a holistic approach that encompasses various lifestyle factors. Women can promote hormonal harmony by prioritizing a healthy diet, regular exercise, stress management, adequate sleep, toxin avoidance, and herbal supplements. Maintaining a healthy weight and staying hydrated is essential in supporting hormone balance. Remember, it is always recommended to consult with a healthcare professional before making any significant changes to your diet or lifestyle. However, by taking small steps towards balancing your hormones naturally, you can experience improved well-being and vitality in your daily life.&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/p&gt;&lt;/div&gt; &lt;/div&gt; &lt;/div&gt; &lt;/div&gt; &lt;/div&gt;</description> <images>https://topdoctormagazine.com/wp-content/uploads/2023/09/Balancing-Hormones-Naturally.png</images> <url>https://topdoctormagazine.com/issues/balancing-hormones-naturally-tips-for-women/</url> </article> <article> <ID>28648</ID> <title>The Gut-Skin Connection: How a Healthy Gut Leads to Radiant Skin</title> <publishDate>2023-09-04 18:39:40</publishDate> <description>&lt;div class="et_pb_section et_pb_section_69 et_section_regular" &gt; &lt;div class="et_pb_row et_pb_row_69"&gt; &lt;div class="et_pb_column et_pb_column_4_4 et_pb_column_69 et_pb_css_mix_blend_mode_passthrough et-last-child"&gt; &lt;ul class="et_pb_module et_pb_social_media_follow et_pb_social_media_follow_10 clearfix et_pb_text_align_center et_pb_bg_layout_light"&gt; &lt;li class='et_pb_social_media_follow_network_30 et_pb_social_icon et_pb_social_network_link et-social-facebook'&gt;&lt;a href='https://www.facebook.com/topdoctormagazine/' class='icon et_pb_with_border' title='Follow on Facebook' target="_blank"&gt;&lt;span class='et_pb_social_media_follow_network_name' aria-hidden='true' &gt;Follow&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/a&gt;&lt;/li&gt;&lt;li class='et_pb_social_media_follow_network_31 et_pb_social_icon et_pb_social_network_link et-social-youtube'&gt;&lt;a href='https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCtgxWTuq7ki1y7bw22kYlwg' class='icon et_pb_with_border' title='Follow on Youtube' target="_blank"&gt;&lt;span class='et_pb_social_media_follow_network_name' aria-hidden='true' &gt;Follow&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/a&gt;&lt;/li&gt;&lt;li class='et_pb_social_media_follow_network_32 et_pb_social_icon et_pb_social_network_link et-social-instagram'&gt;&lt;a href='https://www.instagram.com/topdoctormag/' class='icon et_pb_with_border' title='Follow on Instagram' target="_blank"&gt;&lt;span class='et_pb_social_media_follow_network_name' aria-hidden='true' &gt;Follow&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/a&gt;&lt;/li&gt; &lt;/ul&gt;&lt;div class="et_pb_module et_pb_text et_pb_text_71 et_pb_text_align_left et_pb_bg_layout_light"&gt; &lt;div class="et_pb_text_inner"&gt;&lt;h2&gt;&lt;strong&gt;Introduction&lt;/strong&gt;&lt;/h2&gt; &lt;p&gt;&lt;span style="font-weight: 400;"&gt;The quest for radiant and healthy skin has been a timeless pursuit. We invest in skincare products, follow rigorous beauty routines and seek the advice of dermatologists. However, what if I told you that the secret to achieving glowing skin may lie not just in what you put on your skin but in what you put in your body? The emerging field of gut-skin health has shed light on the profound connections between a healthy gut and healthy skin. In this article, we will delve into the fascinating relationship between the two and explore how nurturing your gut can lead to a radiant complexion.&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/p&gt; &lt;p&gt;&amp;nbsp;&lt;/p&gt; &lt;h2&gt;&lt;strong&gt;Understanding the Gut Microbiome&lt;/strong&gt;&lt;/h2&gt; &lt;p&gt;&lt;span style="font-weight: 400;"&gt;The gut microbiome is a bustling ecosystem of trillions of microorganisms residing in your gastrointestinal tract, including bacteria, viruses, fungi and other microbes. This complex community plays a crucial role in maintaining overall health. One of its many functions is aiding digestion and absorption of nutrients from the food we consume. However, its influence extends beyond the gut.&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/p&gt; &lt;p&gt;&lt;img class="wp-image-28900 size-large aligncenter" src="https://topdoctormagazine.com/wp-content/uploads/2023/09/171-Website-1024x536.png" alt="" width="1024" height="536" /&gt;&lt;/p&gt; &lt;p&gt;&lt;strong style="color: #333333; font-size: 22px;"&gt;1. Inflammation and Skin Health&lt;/strong&gt;&lt;/p&gt; &lt;p&gt;&lt;span style="font-weight: 400;"&gt;Chronic inflammation is a common underlying factor in many skin conditions, such as acne, eczema and psoriasis. Interestingly, the gut is a significant player in regulating inflammation throughout the body. Disrupting the balance of gut bacteria can lead to a condition known as "leaky gut syndrome." In this state, the intestinal barrier becomes more permeable, allowing harmful substances, such as bacteria and toxins, to escape into the bloodstream.&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/p&gt; &lt;p&gt;&lt;span style="font-weight: 400;"&gt;These foreign invaders trigger an immune response, leading to systemic inflammation. This inflammation can manifest in the skin, exacerbating skin conditions or even contributing to the development of new ones. Therefore, maintaining a balanced gut microbiome is crucial in preventing and managing skin inflammation.&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/p&gt; &lt;p&gt;&amp;nbsp;&lt;/p&gt; &lt;p&gt;&lt;strong style="color: #333333; font-size: 22px;"&gt;2. Nutrient Absorption and Skin Health&lt;/strong&gt;&lt;/p&gt; &lt;p&gt;&lt;span style="font-weight: 400;"&gt;Your gut is responsible for breaking down food and absorbing essential nutrients, including vitamins and minerals crucial for skin health. For example, vitamin A is essential for skin cell production and repair, while vitamin E is a potent antioxidant that helps protect the skin from oxidative stress. When your gut is not functioning optimally, it can hinder the absorption of these vital nutrients, potentially leading to dull, dry or unhealthy-looking skin.&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/p&gt; &lt;p&gt;&amp;nbsp;&lt;/p&gt; &lt;p&gt;&lt;strong style="color: #333333; font-size: 22px;"&gt;3. Gut-Brain-Skin Axis&lt;/strong&gt;&lt;/p&gt; &lt;p&gt;&lt;span style="font-weight: 400;"&gt;The gut-brain axis intricately links the gut to the brain, and recent research has revealed that this connection also extends to the skin. Stress and other emotional factors can trigger skin conditions or exacerbate existing ones. These emotional triggers are closely related to the gut-brain-skin axis.&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/p&gt; &lt;p&gt;&lt;span style="font-weight: 400;"&gt;When you're stressed or anxious, your gut can react by disrupting the balance of its microbial inhabitants, leading to inflammation and skin issues. Conversely, imbalances in the gut can send signals to the brain that contribute to stress and anxiety, creating a vicious cycle that negatively impacts both gut and skin health. 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&lt;p&gt;&lt;span style="font-weight: 400;"&gt;Now that we understand the connection between the gut and skin, let's explore how to promote a healthy gut microbiome and, in turn, improve skin health. Probiotics and prebiotics are two essential components in this quest.&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/p&gt; &lt;p&gt;&amp;nbsp;&lt;/p&gt; &lt;p&gt;&lt;strong style="color: #333333; font-size: 22px;"&gt;1. Probiotics: The Gut's Superheroes&lt;/strong&gt;&lt;/p&gt; &lt;p&gt;&lt;span style="font-weight: 400;"&gt;Probiotics are live microorganisms that offer various health benefits when consumed in adequate amounts. They are often referred to as "good" or "friendly" bacteria because they help maintain a balanced gut microbiome. Fermented foods like yogurt, kefir, kimchi, sauerkraut, and some supplements contain probiotics.&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/p&gt; &lt;p&gt;&lt;span style="font-weight: 400;"&gt;When you consume probiotics, they populate your gut, crowding out harmful bacteria and helping to restore balance. This can aid in reducing inflammation, improving nutrient absorption, and supporting overall gut health, all of which contribute to healthier skin.&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/p&gt; &lt;p&gt;&amp;nbsp;&lt;/p&gt; &lt;h3&gt;&lt;strong&gt;2. Prebiotics: Food for Your Gut Microbes&lt;/strong&gt;&lt;/h3&gt; &lt;p&gt;&lt;span style="font-weight: 400;"&gt;Prebiotics are non-digestible fibers found in certain foods that nourish the beneficial bacteria in your gut. They serve as food for probiotics and help them thrive. Prebiotics-rich foods include garlic, onions, leeks, asparagus and bananas.&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/p&gt; &lt;p&gt;&lt;span style="font-weight: 400;"&gt;Incorporating prebiotic-rich foods into your diet can create a favorable environment for probiotics to flourish. This synergy between prebiotics and probiotics promotes a harmonious gut microbiome, positively impacting your skin's appearance and health.&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/p&gt; &lt;p&gt;&amp;nbsp;&lt;/p&gt; &lt;p&gt;&lt;img class="wp-image-28899 size-large aligncenter" src="https://topdoctormagazine.com/wp-content/uploads/2023/09/Issue-171-Insta-1-819x1024.png" alt="" width="819" height="1024" /&gt;&lt;/p&gt; &lt;p&gt;&amp;nbsp;&lt;/p&gt; &lt;h2&gt;&lt;strong&gt;Diet and Lifestyle for a Radiant Complexion&lt;/strong&gt;&lt;/h2&gt; &lt;p&gt;&lt;span style="font-weight: 400;"&gt;In addition to probiotics and prebiotics, your overall diet and lifestyle play a pivotal role in nurturing both your gut and skin health. Here are some tips to achieve a radiant complexion:&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/p&gt; &lt;ol&gt; &lt;li&gt;&lt;span style="font-weight: 400;"&gt; Eat a Balanced Diet: Consume a variety of whole foods, including fruits, vegetables, lean proteins and whole grains. This provides essential nutrients for your skin and supports a diverse gut microbiome.&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/li&gt; &lt;li&gt;&lt;span style="font-weight: 400;"&gt; Stay Hydrated: Proper hydration is essential for maintaining skin moisture and elasticity. Aim to drink enough water throughout the day.&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/li&gt; &lt;li&gt;&lt;span style="font-weight: 400;"&gt; Reduce Sugar and Processed Foods: High sugar intake and processed foods can disrupt the gut microbiome and promote inflammation. Limit these in your diet.&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/li&gt; &lt;li&gt;&lt;span style="font-weight: 400;"&gt; Manage Stress: Practice stress-reduction techniques such as meditation, deep breathing, yoga or mindfulness to keep the gut-brain-skin axis in balance.&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/li&gt; &lt;li&gt;&lt;span style="font-weight: 400;"&gt;Get Adequate Sleep: Quality sleep is essential for skin regeneration and overall health. Aim for 7-9 hours of sleep per night.&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/li&gt; &lt;li&gt;&lt;span style="font-weight: 400;"&gt; Limit Alcohol and Caffeine: Excessive alcohol and caffeine intake can dehydrate the skin and disrupt sleep patterns. Use them in moderation.&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/li&gt; &lt;/ol&gt; &lt;p&gt;&amp;nbsp;&lt;/p&gt; &lt;h2&gt;&lt;img class="aligncenter" src="https://media.giphy.com/media/7PK51oAq6EcUnrQYmW/giphy-downsized-large.gif" alt="" width="737" height="737" /&gt;&lt;/h2&gt; &lt;h2&gt; &lt;/h2&gt; &lt;h2&gt;&lt;strong&gt;Conclusion&lt;/strong&gt;&lt;/h2&gt; &lt;p&gt;&lt;span style="font-weight: 400;"&gt;The connection between a healthy gut and healthy skin is undeniable. Your gut microbiome influences inflammation, nutrient absorption and the gut-brain-skin axis, all of which are crucial for skin health. By incorporating probiotics and prebiotics and adopting a balanced diet and lifestyle, you can nurture your gut and achieve a radiant complexion from within. So, the next time you invest in skincare products, remember to invest in your gut's well-being for truly glowing and healthy skin.&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/p&gt;&lt;/div&gt; &lt;/div&gt; &lt;/div&gt; &lt;/div&gt; &lt;/div&gt;</description> <images>https://topdoctormagazine.com/wp-content/uploads/2023/09/171-Website-1024x536.png</images> <url>https://topdoctormagazine.com/issues/the-gut-skin-connection-how-a-healthy-gut-leads-to-radiant-skin/</url> </article> <article> <ID>28528</ID> <title>Nobel-Prize Inspired Innovation: Centropix Pioneers A New Era In Wellness Technology</title> <publishDate>2023-08-24 20:32:53</publishDate> <description>&lt;div class="et_pb_section et_pb_section_70 et_section_regula