World Celebrates Men’s Health Month: Building Stronger Families and Saving Lives
WASHINGTON — Around the world people are celebrating June as Men’s Health Month. Monday, June 13 is also the start of Men’s Health Week, a special awareness period recognized by Congress, which ends on Father’s Day, June 19. Men’s Health Month is built on the pillars of Awareness–Prevention–Education–Family.
Men’s Health Month is credited with the increase in wellness activities for boys and men in all areas of the public and private sectors, resulting in better health outcomes and longer life expectancy. During this time, health care professionals, private corporations, faith-based organizations, government agencies, and other interested groups plan activities that focus on the health and well-being of boys, men, and their families. Read More
Having A Better Understanding of Your Rash
~By Dr. MaryK Geyer NMD~
First, let me state that I am not a dermatologist. I am a primary care doctor (PCP) with a specific interest in dermatology. Through this passion, and learning from a few wonderful dermatologists and dermatology-focused doctors, I’ve become a Naturopathic Primary Care doctor with a focus in dermatology. The reality is, in primary care, we cannot escape dermatology; 25% of our appointments involve skin concerns. The skin is our largest organ, and our internal health or disease easily manifests on this gateway between our internal and external environment.
Now, because of this, I know many pediatricians and general medicine doctors that cringe when they see “rash” on their schedule. To our defense, rashes look very similar, and require very systematic investigation if the diagnosis is not readily apparent in office. With that said, I admittedly cringe a little each time a patient shares with me in office, “I was diagnosed with a rash by my doctor”, often followed by “x cream was prescribed” and they don’t know why. Now, they wouldn’t be sitting in my office for a second opinion if x or y therapy had worked, or more specifically, they had cured the “rash”. Read More
2017 Dirty Dozen and Clean Fifteen from the Environmental Working Group
~~Knowing what you are eating is of the utmost importance these days. The use of pesticides and other chemicals on crops is very common, and in some cases, very harmful to those who ingest the chemicals. The Dirty Dozen list will help you identify the most harmful choices when selecting produce, so you know when to select only organic.
Each year the Environmental Working Group puts out a list of foods that you should choose from the organic section whenever possible, called the Dirty Dozen. The information they have provided in their article below will make you understand the importance of this and the impact on your health.
You will also learn about the Clean Fifteen, which are items you do not need to be as cautious about when selecting them at the grocery store. Read More
Long Term Shoulder Pain? It Could Be Frozen shoulder.
~~By Joshua Erickson LMT, Revolution Health Medical Center~~
Frozen shoulder (adhesive capsulitis) is stiffness, severe pain, and limited range of movement in your shoulder. It may happen after an injury, overuse or from health issues such as diabetes or a stroke. The tissues around the joint stiffen, scar tissue forms, and shoulder movements become difficult and extremely painful. The condition usually comes on slowly, and then goes away even more slowly taking a year or more for recovery.
Many people can’t get through their daily activities such as dressing, driving, typing at a computer and simple lifting due to the severe pain and restricted motion. Sleep is generally interrupted as well. However, before assuming what you have is frozen shoulder, see our doctors to rule out other conditions or injuries through physical testing and imaging.
What To Reach For When Dealing With Burns
~By Dr. MaryK Geyer NMD~
Burns can occur when the skin has been damaged as a result of heat (sun, hot liquids), electricity, corrosive chemicals, or radiation (tanning beds, radiation treatments).
The amount of damage that a burn can cause depends upon its location, depth, and the amount of body surface affected. Following is a brief introduction to the classifications of burns: Read More
Know Your Numbers: Cardiovascular Health Testing
It’s never too late or too early to take steps to protect your heart. The first step is specialized lab testing to determine your risks so your doctor can develop a customized treatment plan for you. In the past, doctors have predominantly focused on cholesterol as the primary factor in determining heart health. It is now known to be so much more than just cholesterol.
The better assessment includes testing for:
- lipid profile
- myocardial stress
- lipoprotein markers
- fatty acids
Revolution Health Medical Center utilizes the following cutting-edge testing from Vibrant America Labs to ensure you receive the best assessment of your heart health. Read More
Revolution Health Medical Center now offers INBODY body composition testing. Patients and non-patients can have testing done. Those who enroll in our RevolutionRX weight loss program receive this test as part of your program.
How Body Fat Sabotages Your Immune System
PUBLISHED ON MAY 05, 2016 BY RYAN WALTERS, INBODY USA
If there’s one thing everyone can agree on, it’s that no one likes being sick. When you’re sick, you’re not at your best, and it can feel like the time you spend being sick is time that gets taken away from you for no reason.
What if there was something you could do to be sick less often? What if it was something you had control over, something about your body that you could influence to feel better and protect against disease? Read More
February is American Heart Month 2017!
Learn about your heart health and consider participating in our Healthy Heart Program.
~By Dr. Julie Gorman NMD, LAc~
To prevent heart disease and increase awareness of its effects, Revolution Health Medical Center is proudly participating in American Heart Month. You can make healthy changes to lower your risk of developing heart disease. Controlling and preventing risk factors is also important for people who already have heart disease.
To lower your risk and improve heart health, you can start with some of the following: Read More
Why Aromatherapy? Let Us Show You How It Works.
~~By Lisa Foster, LMT, Revolution Health Medical Center~~
Patients are feeling the benefits of aromatherapy, and choosing to use more of it in their approach to integrative treatments. Aromatherapy is not just a pleasant experience. It is considered to be a potent methodology in the world of holistic wellbeing. As a result, finding ways to promote wellness through the use of aromatherapy enables massage therapists and other practitioners to aid clients in reaching their wellness goals. Read More
Deep Tissue Massage: What is it and why would you want to try it?
~~By Joshua Erickson, LMT, Revolution Health Medical Center~~
According to Consumer Reports magazine, 34,000 people ranked deep tissue massage more effective in relieving osteoarthritis pain than many well know practices such as physical therapy, exercise, prescription medications, chiropractic, glucosamine and over-the-counter drugs.
Deep tissue massage also received a top ranking for fibromyalgia pain. People often notice improved range of motion immediately after a deep tissue massage.