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Vitamin K2 Sources for Your Bone Health

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Front, side, and back views of the human skeleton.

K2 is an important vitamin not typically found in the standard American diet and is specifically beneficial to activating vitamin D and calcium in the production of bone tissue.

No More Shingles

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Shingles have come up a couple times this past week so this article is dedicated to that. Until the chicken pox vaccine came out, most of us would get the virus as a kid, itch for awhile, and then be done with it. Once you had chicken pox you generally

Thyroid and Pain

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Thyroid and Pain

I had a lesson this week in why a holistic approach to healthcare is so important. Pain management, which is my focus, is not just the simple treatment of sore muscles or tingling nerves; no, if I want to actually make a difference and help my clients I need to go deeper than this. Why are the muscles and nerves hurting in the first place?


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What is it?: Hypothyroidism is a condition where the thyroid gland does not secrete enough of the thyroid hormone thyroxine (T4).  The release of T4 is regulated by the hypothalamus which releases the Thyroid Stimulating Hormone (TSH) to release T4.  T4 is then converted by the liver into triiodothyronine (T3)

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