Easy Ways to Ease Muscle Soreness : Dr. Kim Blog

Easy Ways to Ease Muscle Soreness

Easy Ways To Ease Muscle Soreness

Even when you feel great mentally after a strong workout, your muscles may be sore. This soreness is inflammation of the fibers. There are some easy ways to help ease the discomfort and avoid potential injury.

REST

The body is the most effective healer but to accomplish this it needs time and space to mend. Doing so will give you added strength when you pick up your exercise routine again, creating better results.  Exercise is wonderful, but don’t push yourself to the point of injury.  Listen to your body.  Continue reading “Easy Ways to Ease Muscle Soreness”

Young, Sick and Invisible – A Dangerous Trend

Young, Sick and Invisible – A Dangerous Trend

In today’s society, young women are expected to be a beacon of health, beauty, and fertility.  But statistics show that young women are disproportionately affected by certain diseases and health conditions, and they’re often not taken seriously by both their doctors and the general public – especially when they “look” healthy.  

This is why it is becoming more important than ever to advocate for yourself.  It is not normal to not feel well all the time.  Brushing off symptoms such as fatigue, headaches, bloating, aches and pains, etc simply because you’re young is not a good solution – in fact, it is dangerous. 

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3 Ways to Improve Your Gut Mircobiome

3 Ways to Improve Your Gut Mircobiome

Many chronic diseases can be related to gut microbiome – the bacteria that lives in your gut.  The bacteria can be good and bad, and is always a combination of both.  When good bacteria thrives, good things happen to your health.  Good gut bacteria can help with things such improved digestion, strengthening your immune system, decreased inflammation, and even mood.  And when bad bacteria thrives, your health will be negatively affected.  Many lifestyle choices people make today impact their body’s ability to maintain healthy gut bacteria, but the solutions may be easier than most realize.

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An In Depth Look at Functional Medicine and Cardiovascular Health : Dr Kim Blog

An In Depth Look at Functional Medicine and Cardiovascular Health

An In Depth Look at Functional Medicine and Cardiovascular Health

One in three Americans suffer from heart disease. For most, it is preventable and reversible, however majority of people are getting only a fraction of the picture when they have their annual labs run for cholesterol. You can take action to improve your heart health by focusing on in depth functional labs and four aspects of the biochemical system. At Colorado Center of Health and Nutrition we dig deeper and look at all aspects of cardiovascular health to give our patients the full picture of their cardiac risks. Continue reading “An In Depth Look at Functional Medicine and Cardiovascular Health”

An Alternative Approach to Pain Relief : Dr Kim's Blog

An Alternative Approach to Chronic Pain Relief

An Alternative Approach to Chronic Pain Relief

By definition, chronic pain is pain that consistently lasts longer than six months, and it’s a serious problem in the United States. It affects over 100 million people, diminishing productivity and quality of life.  Billions of dollars are spent each year on prescription and over the counter pain medicine.  The opioid epidemic has a frightening grasp on this nation and it’s not going away anytime soon.  However, we are fortunate to also live in a time of easy access to alternative therapies to manage – and even eliminate – pain.  Here are a few alternative approaches to pain management. Continue reading “An Alternative Approach to Chronic Pain Relief”

FDA Approved Candy Flavored ADHD Medication For Kids Hits The Market : Dr. Kim's Blog

FDA Approved Candy Flavored ADHD Medication For Kids Hits The Market

FDA Approved Candy Flavored ADHD Medication For Kids Hits The Market

Early last year, the Federal Food and Drug Administration approved a candy-flavored amphetamine-based medication that is now being marketed to kids with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD).

The drug is called Adzenys. It is a chewable, fruit-flavored drug designed with the same active ingredient as other popular ADHD medications, such as Adderall, d-amphetamine. The drug, which is essentially an extended release gummy amphetimine-based drug, was approved by the FDA for patients as young as six years old. Continue reading “FDA Approved Candy Flavored ADHD Medication For Kids Hits The Market”

Is Your Doctor Doing The Right Thyroid Tests? : Dr. Kim's Blog

Is Your Doctor Doing The Right Thyroid Tests?

Is Your Doctor Doing The Right Thyroid Tests?

Hypothyroid symptoms can be from many causes. Primary hypothyroidism is due to a decrease in the thyroid gland producing and secreting thyroid hormone. It may also be caused by issues within the thyroid gland, pituitary gland or hypothalamus gland or the regulation systems of each. There are many causes of hypo-thyroid and testing to determine if the problem is with the thyroid gland, peripheral conversion of thyroid hormone, the hypothalamus gland or pituitary gland is vital when looking to treat a thyroid condition. Continue reading “Is Your Doctor Doing The Right Thyroid Tests?”

Is Nutritional Testing Right for You? : Dr. Kim's Blog

Is Nutritional Testing Right for You?

Is Nutritional Testing Right for You?

Vitamin, mineral and antioxidant deficiencies have been shown to suppress the functions of the immune system leaving us more susceptible to chronic diseases like arthritis, autoimmune conditions, cancer, diabetes and cardiovascular disease.

But I hear from patients all the time “I eat a balanced diet, exercise and take a multivitamin, how can I be missing nutrients?” Did you know that 50% of people taking multivitamins are still nutritionally deficient?  Many people lead healthy lifestyles, yet some individuals still have deficiencies. Why? Continue reading “Is Nutritional Testing Right for You?”

Soluble vs Insoluble Fiber - What's the Difference? : Dr. Kim's Blog

Soluble vs Insoluble Fiber – What’s the Difference?

Soluble vs Insoluble Fiber – What’s the Difference?

For years we’ve been told by doctors to “increase our fiber intake” for various reasons. Unfortunately we’re not give a whole lot of direction.  There are two types of fiber – soluble and insoluble – and they function very differently.  If you’re new to fiber research, you may even think you need to decide which one is best.  Truth is, they’re both the best and you’ll want to make sure you’re consuming an adequate amount of both.

Insoluble fiber and soluble fiber have different benefits and they come from different sources.  How much you consume of each is largely dependent on the reason you’re seeking to add fiber to your diet, as well as your gender and age.  Both insoluble and soluble fiber are undigested, making it a very intelligent calorie source, but they do function differently while in your body.  Insoluble fiber passes largely intact, while soluble fiber will form a gel of sorts while being passed.  This makes their benefits quite different. Continue reading “Soluble vs Insoluble Fiber – What’s the Difference?”

Alternatives to Stress Eating : Dr. Kim's Blog

Alternatives to Stress Eating

Alternatives to Stress Eating

There are two kinds of people out there—those that eat less when they are stressed, and those that eat more. If you are the latter, eating for comfort every now and then is okay, but when it becomes a regular thing with chronic stress, maintaining a healthy weight and a healthy relationship with food may become challenging.

The truth is, eating may appear to alleviate the stress for the moment, but as soon as the food is gone, the stress and emotions could still be there. This may leave you reaching for more…and more…and more, and, eventually, feelings of guilt and shame. Try these strategies as alternatives to stress eating. Continue reading “Alternatives to Stress Eating”