Getting started on a nutrition plan can be a tough place to start by yourself. There are many diets out there that claim they will be the best to help you meet your goals and fast. Well, we are offering a nutrition email series that can help guide you in the direction of a healthier lifestyle through your food choices. It's simple, and it's a way to help guide you into making consciously better choices in your diet.
For many of us, the holiday season is accompanied by food, family, and oftentimes a headache or two. Headaches are, in fact, one of the most common ailments many patients face during the festive season – albeit literally or figuratively!
When it comes to pain, though, the good news is that headaches don’t have to be a guaranteed side effect of your time off. Luckily, there are ways to relieve your headache and even prevent it happening in the first place. This post offers you some highly effective tips for overcoming your headaches and staving off any future pain. Take a look:
Inflammation is your body's way to protect itself from infection, illness or injury. As part of the inflammatory response, your body increases production of white blood cells, immune cells and substances called cytokines that help fight infection. We mainly associate the term “inflammation” with injury. This is known as acute inflammation. We also have chronic inflammation which leads to common diseases such as rheumatoid arthritis, autoimmune diseases, allergies, inflammatory bowel disease and more. When we are chronically inflamed, our system needs to be given the same care we give it when we injure ourselves. When given treatment for chronic inflammation, a proper diet is, or at least SHOULD be, one of the first recommendations made. The foods we eat can either help decrease the inflammation or promote it and as you may presume, promoting inflammation is indeed counter productive to our health.
Do you struggle with stubborn fat? Particularly in the stomach, inner thighs, neck, buttocks, hips and underarms? If so, you may benefit from receiving an MIC injection. MIC Fat Buster is a blend of powerful “lipotropic” compounds that metabolize fat deposits and speed up the removal of fat.
When administered in combination with a proper diet and regular exercise, this lipotropic formula can assist your body in eliminating fat, while simultaneously increasing your energy levels. Additionally, MIC Fat Buster can aid in detoxification, sleep, hair growth and supporting the nervous system. Let’s see how the MIC in the Olympus Fat Buster injections work!
Annemarie Alf, PT, DPT, CSCS
Doctor of Physical Therapy
Owner/ Founder Olympus Movement Performance
Why you are better off NOT using ICE post- injury….
Because it delays Recovery! (OH, and same for NSAIDS- like Ibuprofen)
Athletes, coaches, trainers, and physical therapists alike have all used my "RICE" (rest, ice, compression, elevation) guideline for decades. Now it appears that both Ice and complete Rest may delay healing, instead of helping. Who wants that?
Do you have a sleep disturbance?
Do you have a hard time falling asleep?
Do you wake often during the night?
Do you have a hard time getting out of bed in the morning due to not feeling rested?
Written By: Kimberly Marshall, FNP-C
Have you been worried about your cholesterol? Are you currently taking statins?
Do you wonder which is the best diet to reduce lipid levels and reduce the risk of cardiovascular events?
When training just isn’t enough.
Many of you train hard, you train consistently, you eat healthy, and rest well. I ask you though, are there times when you need more than just this to keep performing at an optimum level day in and day out with the same amount of intensity and drive during your workouts?
Written By: Annemarie Alf, Doctor of Physical Therapy, Owner OMP
Cupping has been a hot topic since the Rio Olympic Games in 2016.
It has been a ‘tool’ in my PT toolbox since early 2012 and I have been using it since. I worked and learned daily from Chinese Medicine specialists, as they did the same from me; while I spent a year in China between 2012 and 2013. The biggest thing we both learned from one another was that the blend of Eastern and Western Therapies worked best together. Traditional Chinese medicine techniques, such as cupping, WITH a Western style movement pattern-based exercise approach was the way our athletes got better faster! Therefore, when I returned to the US, I began integrating cupping into my practice when appropriate. It’s not for every person, athlete, or diagnosis; evaluation and movement assessment MUST be done 1st. It is one piece of the puzzle, NOT the only piece. I have made the technique my own, as most experienced practitioners do with everything; mine a more movement specific approach.
Author: Annemarie Alf
"We Specialize In Optimizing Teen And Active Adult Lives In Carlsbad/ Vista By Addressing The WHOLE Person. We offer A Holistic, Integrative Approach To Performance And Wellness That Will Assess And Address The Root Causes That Lead To Pain, Hormonal Imbalances, Fatigue, Weight Gain And/ Or Decreased Performance."