Body Logic had the pleasure of adding two Massage Therapists in May. We are happy to welcome Maggie and are pleased to welcome back Monica!  Here is a little more about our new massage therapists:

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Maggie is a graduate of the Advanced Fuller School of Massage and has been practicing Bodywork and Energywork for over 6 years. Although clinical in her approach, her application provides a very holistic healing result by combining various aspects of her background. She holds certifications in Deep Tissue, Reiki, and Ayurveda and continues her education in Ayurvedic Medicine and Bodywork. In addition to her work with us, she also works on professional and amateur athletes both locally and on the road. In her spare time, Maggie spends her time teaching massage, essential oil, and business courses, writing a blog on holistic health, and her weekends on the beach with her young son.

Monica is returning to us after the birth of her little girl Cameron and we couldn’t be more pleased! Monica is a graduate of Centura College with a love for athletics. As a physique competitor, she understands the importance of incorporating therapuetic massage into our daily lives. Monica wants to help you improve your performance, increase range of motion, and relieve and reduce muscle tension.

Welcome Monica and Maggie!

Body Logic had the pleasure of adding two Massage Therapists in May. We are happy to welcome Maggie and are pleased to welcome back Monica!  Here is a little more about our new massage therapists:

Maggie is a graduate of … Read More

As we focus on men’s health we must address the liver and its relationship with cholesterol. The most recent cholesterol standards have resulted in a rapid increase in statin drug prescriptions. The rise in statin prescriptions with their multiple associated side effects is also leading people to seek out more natural options to avoid the medication. One of the best approaches is to act proactively and begin addressing your liver’s health early.  Monitoring your lipid levels is great way to be aware of your body’s ability to breakdown fats or “lipids.” The liver is the organ that makes lipid breakdown possible. Standard Process has a nutritional supplement, AF Betafood, that supports the liver and aids in fat digestion. This supplement is often recommended for people that no longer have a gall bladder, people suffering digestive irregularities, and people trying to achieve improved lipid levels. Below is more information on how AF Betafood can help you.  If you are interested in discussing your nutritional status and want to find out how you can fuel your body to function at its best, ask about scheduling an appointment with Dr. Amanda today!

A-F Betafood uses an array of ingredients, including beet juice, which is a natural source of betaine, to support healthy fat digestion.
  • Supports normal processing of dietary fats, for cholesterol-metabolism support
  • Supports healthy bowel functioning
  • Supports bile production in the liver and healthy bile flow in the gallbladder
  • Helps maintain healthy levels of fat in the liver
  • High in antioxidant vitamin C

A-F Betafood Supports the Liver

As we focus on men’s health we must address the liver and its relationship with cholesterol. The most recent cholesterol standards have resulted in a rapid increase in statin drug prescriptions. The rise in statin prescriptions with their multiple associated … Read More

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Fruit Pizza Ingredients

For the crust:

-One Box Back to Nature Honey Graham Sticks (or one box square graham crackers)
-One Medium Banana
-One Tbsp Honey

For the filling:
-Six Ounces Vanilla Greek Yogurt
-Two Cups TruWhip (or any light whip topping)
-Two Tbsp Unsweetened Shredded Coconut
-Diced fresh fruit of your choosing (i.e. strawberries, blueberries, bananas, kiwi, grapes, raspberries,peaches, pineapple etc)

To make the crust:

-Preheat the oven to 350 degrees. Place grahams in a large bowl. Crush the grahams with a cup. You could use a blender or food processor, but don’t crush into a dirt consistency. You want the grahams to have a couple crunchy pieces left.

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 Add the banana to the crushed graham crackers and combine with either an electric mixer or your hands. Place ball of dough onto a greased cookie sheet and roll out until crust is flattened. Fold the outer edges in and pinch the sides to form a crust. Drizzle the honey over the crust and spread with a spoon.

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Place crust in the oven and bake for approximately 20 minutes ( keep an eye on it so the edges don’t burn). When finished, let crust cool completely on the cookie sheet before moving (if moved too soon it will break in half!). Crust will harden as it cools.

To make the filling:

-While crust is baking, combine TruWhip and Greek Yogurt in a bowl and place in the fridge to thicken ( about 20 minutes).

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-Once the crust has cooled, add the whipped topping to the center of the crust and spread evenly. Decorate the pizza however you’d like

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-For storing, place the fruit pizza in the refrigerator. The whipped topping with thicken up even more!

Serves: 12

 

 

Healthy and Light Fruit Pizza

Fruit Pizza Ingredients

For the crust:

-One Box Back to Nature Honey Graham Sticks (or one box square graham crackers) -One Medium Banana -One Tbsp Honey

For the filling: -Six Ounces Vanilla Greek Yogurt -Two Cups TruWhip (or any light … Read More

June is Men’s Health Month! The purpose of Men’s Health Month is to heighten the awareness of preventable health problems and encourage early detection and treatment of disease among men and boys

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  • More than half (55%) of all men surveyed have not seen their primary care physician for a physical exam within the past year, but many of the top 10 causes of death and disability can be prevented or delayed with early diagnosis and treatment.
  • Four in 10 (42%) men have been diagnosed with at least one of the following chronic conditions: high blood pressure (28%), heart disease (8%), arthritis (13%), cancer (8%) or diabetes (10%).
  • Almost one in five men (18%) 55 years and older have never received the recommended screening for colon cancer.
  • More than one out of four men (29%) say they wait “as long as possible” before seeking help when they feel sick or are in pain or are concerned about their health.
  • Despite this, almost 8 in 10 (79%) men describe themselves as in “Excellent,” “Very Good,” or “Good” health.

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  • However, men might no be as healthy as they claim. The survey showed men spend an average of 19 hours a week watching television, and more than four hours a week watching sports, but just slightly more than one-third (38%) of men exercise on a regular basis. And, the CDC estimates, almost three out of four (71%) men are overweight.

 

To help ensure good health, John’s Hopkins Hospital recommends the following guidelines:

Each day: 

  • Exercise 30 minutes (at least 5 days each week).
  • Protect yourself from the sun — use sunscreen and dress appropriately.

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  • Watch your fat intake — no more than 30% of your caloric intake.
  • Eat 2 to 3 servings of protein (meat, poultry, fish, beans, eggs, nuts) and dairy products.

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  • Eat 6 to 11 servings of grains; 3 to 5 servings of vegetables; and 2 to 4 servings of fruits.
  • Be aware of your alcohol intake. Limit yourself to no more than 2 drinks per day.

Each Month

  • Examine your gums, teeth, lips, tongue.
  • Do a full-body self-exam for unusual moles or other skin conditions.
  • Know your blood pressure level.

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  • Watch your weight — check your BMI (body mass index).

Each Year

  • Have a dental checkup once or twice a year.
  • After age 50:have a physical exam by your doctor
  • Get a flu shot

 

 

 

 

 

Fun Facts about Men’s Health

June is Men’s Health Month! The purpose of Men’s Health Month is to heighten the awareness of preventable health problems and encourage early detection and treatment of disease among men and boys

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By: Dr. Scott Kuper

Last May, Dr. Amanda and I were blessed with the birth of our baby girl Abigail.  With the addition of this new life, I started to take an inventory of my own life.  It had been several years since I had a routine physical, and even longer since I had seen any type of specialist.  I had no symptoms of any kind and felt healthy as could be, but I figured it couldn’t hurt to just make sure.   I made a few “check-up” appointments, including one with a dermatologist.

The dermatologist did a thorough, painless exam looking over the surface of my skin.  She found one spot that looked a little suspicious, so she took a small biopsy to be safe.  A few days later I get a phone call that the pathology report came back positive for malignant melanoma.  According to the Skin Cancer Foundation (insert link: http://www.skincancer.org/skin-cancer-information/melanoma), although malignant melanoma is not the most common form of skin cancer, it is the most dangerous form causing the most deaths annually.

Thankfully the dermatologist was able to remove the entire tumor before it became more invasive.  I’ve been continuing to see her regularly for follow up screenings, and am approaching one year since the tumor was found with no other evidence of cancer except the small scar on my chest.

According to a study performed by the American Association of Family Physicians (insert link: http://www.aafp.org/media-center/releases-statements/all/kits/20070619.html ), 55% of men have not seen their primary care physician in over a year.  This means that most men have not seen their doctor for any illness or injury, let alone any routine health screenings.   I don’t think this comes as too much of a surprise to anyone, and our spouses would likely agree- men tend to be stubborn, and try to “tough it out.”  In fact, in the same study, 29% of men admit to waiting “as long as possible” before seeking help when they are concerned about their health.

There are many reasons behind why men may delay or go without seeing their doctor.  I’ve probably used most of them already myself!  But had I not scheduled that routine check-up, I would never have known that I had cancer, and I might be writing a completely different story right now.  So please, if you haven’t had a routine physical in a while, or skipped a test because you felt fine, make the time to follow up.  Having a check-up won’t hurt.  But NOT having that check-up just might.

If you have any questions or health concerns of any kind that you would like to discuss with me or with Dr. Amanda, please schedule an appointment.  Although we specialize in musculoskeletal conditions, our education at a minimum can help guide you to the proper specialist if necessary.

How a Check-Up Saved My Life

By: Dr. Scott Kuper

Last May, Dr. Amanda and I were blessed with the birth of our baby girl Abigail.  With the addition of this new life, I started to take an inventory of my own life.  It had been … Read More