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The True Cost of Wellness

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Are you able to afford everything you need to stay healthy? Rising healthcare costs are a concern for many. With rising insurance premiums, shrinking coverage, and higher deductibles, I understand the fear that surrounds healthcare. One of my goals in starting Heart to Heart Medical Center was to eliminate the worry and mystery surrounding wellness. I focus on each patient as an individual, in order to take the guesswork and anxiety out of healthcare. The best, most affordable way to ensure your health in the future is to take better care of yourself today. While everyone is different, here are…

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What Are Your Headaches Telling You?

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When I first learned about acupuncture, I fell in love with the concept of it. I had never experienced it but knew I wanted to study it. While working in the Intensive Care Unit in my residency, I met a staff member who had just started his own acupuncture clinic. I decided to go have a session with him and learn more. On the day of my first visit with him, I had a horrible migraine! Imagine the opportunity to see how well acupuncture worked. My usual headaches would last three days, no matter what I did, so this was a…

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Natural Remedies to End Seasonal Allergies

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Spring is a time of rebirth. We experience it all around us as plants, trees, and flowers bloom into new life. It’s also the season of allergies, as these new blooms include pollens and other common allergens. Fortunately, you can enjoy the beauty of the season without suffering through itchy, watery eyes, runny nose, and sneezing. These natural remedies support your body throughout this season of discomfort so that you can truly come alive with everything else. Inside the Allergic Reaction The sneezing, itching, watery eyes, and runny nose often associated with allergies are the results of histamines, the body’s…

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Refresh Your Life With a Spring Cleanse

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Spring is finally here! This is the season of new beginnings, of cleaning out the old and birthing the new. While many of us are familiar with spring cleaning, we often overlook cleaning out the toxins in our bodies. In Chinese Medicine, spring is the season of the liver and the gallbladder, which work hard to filter out toxins from our bodies. Now is the perfect time to honor our bodies with a detoxifying cleanse. Cleansing has many benefits, including weight loss and a boosted immune system. I have simplified this process with my own: Dr. Shiroko’s 14-Day Seasonal Reboot,…

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Heartburn: End Addiction to Medication

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Each day, we’re bombarded with messages about heartburn. Commercials depicting happy men, women, and children enjoying huge meals and then suffering acid reflux are resolved with a simple chewable tablet or a preventative pill. These are followed by advertisements for the latest, largest fast-food offerings. It can be confusing when our bodies are reacting negatively to this protocol that seems so “normal”. It’s understandable that many of us suffer from ailments related to diet, including an addiction to these “safe” medications. In my last article, I explored the secret causes of heartburn and how to heal. Below, I share why…

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Quieting Anxiety to Create a Peaceful Space Within

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Is anxiety a part of your daily life? While this emotional response is expected after significant life changes or trauma, many of us struggle with it regularly. Our modern lives tend to create anxiety as feelings of stress, panic, and fear cumulate throughout the day. This can cause inadequate sleep at night, high blood pressure, inflammation, and a host of other problems. Fortunately, there is a way to quiet the mind and release the grip of anxiety on our lives. Signs of An Anxious Life The following symptoms are all part of the anxious response: Increased heart rate Sweating Shaking…

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The Healing Power of Love

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When you’re struggling with a health issue it can seem insurmountable. You may have tried one thing after another and become discouraged, even while you hope that something will come along to save you. You may not know this but you are equipped with the most powerful tool to overcome even the lowest lows: LOVE. Love not only makes our relationships thrive, but it transforms challenges into triumphs. Love is the root of all relationships. Cultivating a life of love comes with many benefits, including a more positive outlook, better health, and stronger relationships with ourselves and others. The Heart…

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Love is Our Healing Super Power!

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Valentine’s day used to be one of my least favorite holidays, I felt like it was only for those who had romantic love in their lives and I was missing out. That is until I learned that love is the most incredible healing force in the universe. Love is our super power, and we can have it and use it for healing ourselves and our lives. Imagine having a  superpower of love. Rather than feeling lonely and lost, suddenly you feel empowered because you have love inside yourself! A few weeks ago, I met with Stacy, a successful businesswoman who spent her…

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Hashimoto’s Thyroiditis: A Blended Medicine Approach

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I’ve spent quite a few weeks discussing the thyroid, from symptoms of an imbalance, to what to do when your tests tell you everything is normal but you’re still not feeling like yourself. One in three adults is living with thyroid disease, and many of us may not realize it until the effects on our bodies are catastrophic. In my practice of Blended Medicine -I use both Chinese and Functional medicine to heal your problems.  We work with you to ensure that the root cause is both discovered and resolved. For patients with autoimmune conditions like Hashimoto’s thyroiditis, this can be an…

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Learn to “Heal Your Pain Now” with Dr. Joe Tatta

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If you’ve eagerly read my blog posts about pain, I’m excited to introduce a valuable resource to you. Dr. Joe Tatta’s new release “Heal Your Pain Now: The Revolutionary Program to Reset Your Brain and Body for a Pain-Free Life” is soon to be available in both e-book and print format. It is complete with dietary and lifestyle recommendations, self-assessments and quizzes, and both meal plans and recipes. It is a program proven to make your pain a thing of the past. Meet Dr. Joe Tatta Dr. Joe Tatta is a doctor of physical therapy, board certified nutrition specialist and…

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