12 Great Last-Minute Christmas Gift Ideas For The Health-Conscious (2015 Edition)

15 Dec 2015
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Just 10 more days until Christmas, and if you’re like most, you still have some items left on your shopping list (if not the whole thing!) Here are some great health-conscious suggestions for last minute gift ideas, most under $50. Finding the right gift for that special someone can often be a challenge, but when it comes to crunch time, Christmas shopping can really get overwhelming.  To add to your worries, you haven’t been able to come up with any good gifts ideas for the health and fitness minded targets on your list. Or maybe you’re the healthy one and you’re looking for the perfect inspirational gift idea for those.

Sleep and Wellness – Why Getting a Good Night’s Rest is Vital to Your Health

10 Dec 2015
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Oh the irony! When we were kids we wanted nothing more than to stay up late and never go to bed. It felt as though going to sleep, whether at night or for naps, was more of a punishment than a necessity. Little did we know then just how much sleep we actually needed.  As we get older, and we find ourselves wanting some much needed rest, the need for more sleep becomes less important than getting quality sleep. Recent studies and science have shown that the need to meet minimum sleep requirements is, in fact, vital to our health, no matter what our age.   Why We Need Sleep.

Whiplash Causes, Symptoms and Treatment – It’s Not Just About Your Spine

05 Nov 2015
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Many people suffering from headaches, neck pain and/or back pain are often victims of whiplash, and may not be aware of it. Now, before you say “I’ve never had whiplash”, consider this: Getting rear-ended by a car moving as slow as 5 MPH can cause whiplash. If you or someone you know is suffering from these symptoms, read on; you may find the solution in this post.

Case Study: Shoulder Injury – Chronic Symptoms and Treatment

22 Oct 2015
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In an ongoing series of articles, I’ll be documenting my Neuromuscular Therapy process for treating various clients’ injuries at Sagewood Wellness Center. I’ll be breaking down the causes and symptoms of these injuries, and my subsequent treatment of them. While not all injuries and treatments will be exactly the same and results will vary, these case studies will provide examples of how I assist clients in healing and living pain free lives.   Symptoms In this case study we will be looking at a client who came to me with debilitating chronic shoulder pain, resulting in limited range of motion and weakness. This condition had been initially caused by a.

San Juan Capistrano – A Healthy Walk Through History

17 Sep 2015
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As a Neromuscular Therapist and health practitioner, I will often speak with clients about daily exercise as a way of staying fit and preventing injury. If you’ve read my Healthy Guide to Great Hiking Spots in South Orange County, you know that hiking is an activity that helps me stay fit and that I suggest to others. But for many, that kind of strenuous exercise isn’t possible due to injury or fitness level. Or maybe they just don’t have the time to spend an afternoon hiking around our local hills. Living in South Orange County, we are afforded some of the most beautiful weather anyone could ask for and we.

Five-Time Cancer Survivor: My Path To Healing

27 Aug 2015
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Many of my friends, business acquaintances and clients know I’m a five-time cancer survivor, but only my family and closest friends know the whole story. My experiences and battles with the “C word” forever changed not only who I am, but also the trajectory of my life. The reason that I am so passionate about helping others heal is because of my own healing journey, and it’s what ultimately led me to opening Sagewood Wellness Center, and founding the Cancer Support and Education Program. As a bit of insight as to where my passion for helping others (and for life in general ) comes from, I wanted to share my.

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