Smoothie Basics

Smoothie Construction For Beginners

–By Staff, Revolution Health Medical Center–

Making a smoothie is an easy way to get plenty of fresh produce into your daily diet.  An approximate ratio of about 2 cups produce to 1 cup liquid will give you a good base.  The recipes provided are just suggestions to get you started; feel free to add what you like to build your own flavors!   
Adding a scoop or two of your favorite protein powder will also give a satisfying boost.  Our doctors and nutrition team can answer any questions you may have as you try out the recipes below.

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Nut Butter Fudge Protein Bars

Nut Butter Fudge Protein Bars

These Nut Butter Fudge Protein Bars are tasty, filling treats that will satisfy your craving for sweets and are rich in omega-3 fats.

Our no-bake nut butter bars are high in protein and fiber to give you lasting energy.  Be creative with nuts and coatings you use for the plans you are  Read More

menopause

Menopause

Menopause making you miserable?

 

–Revolution Health Medical Center

–Menopause is a normal part of healthy aging, but some of the associated symptoms can be very troubling. For example, are hot flashes and night sweats interfering with your ability to get a good night’s sleep? Is the sleep deprivation causing anxiety or irritability or making you lose focus?

Are all of these symptoms leading to a decrease in both libido and general enjoyment of life? If you answered, “yes” to any of these questions, you are not alone.

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Mindful Eating

Pre-diabetes

Pre-diabetes — are you at risk?–

–by Dr. Julie Gorman–

More than 41 million Americans fall into the category of having pre-diabetes. With pre-diabetes, one’s fasting blood sugar is above normal (100 mg/dL), but not yet high enough to be classified as diabetes. People with pre-diabetes do not usually have symptoms, so most are not even aware they have it. Doctors often just categorize these people into “watchful waiting,” which means they do not start treatment until the blood sugars are high enough to be classified as diabetes (a fasting blood sugar of 126 mg/dL or greater).

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Back Pain

Back Pain

Seven steps for back pain relief–

by Dr. Julie Gorman — 

Pain is your body’s alarm system telling you something is wrong. While medications often can provide temporary relief, they do not address the underlying causes of the pain. In addition, they often have unwanted side effects, such as liver damage and stomach ulcers. Dealing with pain can be difficult, but with a comprehensive pain management plan that combines modern science, ancient healing techniques and a healthy lifestyle, you can find lasting relief.

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Asthma

Asthma

Asthma — Breathe easier with natural medicine

–Revolution Health Medical Center

–If you have ever tried breathing through a straw, you know what asthma feels like. You probably know someone with asthma, maybe your child or spouse — perhaps even yourself. Asthma, a chronic inflammation of the lungs, is one of the most common childhood diseases and is responsible for more school absences and hospitalizations than any other chronic childhood illness.

While most asthma treatments, whether natural or conventional, focus on reducing inflammation, your naturopathic doctor will usually start with your diet, because the “Standard American Diet” (SAD), which is high in processed foods, sugar and fat, promotes this inflammation. Also, many asthmatics often have food allergies that can exacerbate asthma symptoms.

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Refer A Friend

Refer A Friend

 

We want to thank our current patients for referring new patients! Refer a friend,colleague or family member and receive a $20 gift card redeemable at Revolution Health Medical Center. Make sure THEY tell us you sent them so we can say thank you with a gift card!

Your referrals, as well as your reviews and check-ins on social media are all appreciated!  We know you have a choice when you make your healthcare provider selections.  Revolution Health Medical Center thanks you for selecting us.

 

Dirty Dozen

The Dirty Dozen

These days it seems everyone wants to do the healthy thing and eat organic.  However, it can be not only cost prohibitive but also not necessary.  Each year there is a list put out by the Environmental Working Group (EWG) called “the dirty dozen” that helps us to know what items we should all be focusing on for our organic eating.  These are the foods that are most likely to be unhealthy for us due to the pesticides and other unnatural and unhealthy things that are added and absorbed.  Likewise there are items that do not necessarily need to be organic in order to be “clean” or otherwise healthy.

Here is a list that might be useful as you decide what section of the grocery store to buy your produce:

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Top Docs

Our Top Docs!

Congratulations to Dr. Julie Gorman NMD and Dr. Tracy Magerus NMD of Revolution Health Medical Center on their selection as Top Docs by Phoenix Magazine for 2015.  This is the second time each of them has been recognized with this honor, with the first time for both being in 2013.

Current and new patients can schedule appointments by calling 602.265.1774.

Julie GormanTracy Magerus

Neti

To Neti or Not?

With allergy season in high gear in AZ, and getting ready to start in many other parts of the country, neti pots are reappearing in many households.  Here at Revolution Health Medical Center we are seeing many patients for allergy testing in general, and encourage the use of neti pots on a regular basis for those experiencing congestion.

Is it ok to use a neti pot every day?  In a recent TODAY Health article many of the common questions surrounding this were addressed.  The overwhelming response to the questions surrounding the use of the neti pot daily is yes.  As with anything, as you see from reading the article and discussion with our doctors, is cleanliness and caution.

  • Do not share the neti pot with anyone else
  • Use a reliable water source, preferably distilled or boiled water (then cooled)
  • Keep the neti pot clean after each use
  • Do not reuse the saline and water mixture after each use

Our Doctors are available to discuss and demonstrate the use of the neti pot to you during your appointment if appropriate for the treatment of your nasal congestion.

The information provided on this site is not intended to be a substitute for individual medical advice in diagnosing or treating a health problem. Please schedule a private consult about your health concerns.