Entries by Traci Vincent

Time to Get Fed Up

Growing up in the 60’s, I was very familiar with the movie “Mary Poppins” and the memorable song, “A Spoonful of Sugar”. The lyrics chimed that adding a spoonful of sugar would make medicine go down in the most delightful way. Ironically, a movie that I recently saw, “Fed Up,” takes a serious look at […]

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Diet Soda Deathtrap

Today, I just happened to read an article by Dr. Mark Stengler, entitled “Diet Soda’s Death Risk” that sites new research confirming just how deadly diet drinks truly are and how damaging they are to the heart.  Women who drink two diet sodas per day are 30% more likely to suffer a heart attack or […]

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Protect Your Joints

For over 26 years I’ve been working with clients who suffer with joint pain often times due to the loss of cartilage that lines their joints. Cartilage is the flexible connective tissue found in many parts of the body, including the joints between bones, the rib cage, the ear, the nose, the bronchial tubes and […]

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Acid and Alkaline

In 1863, Ludwig Feuerbach wrote, “Man is what he eats.” In my work in healthcare and wellness, I frequently find many people have some misunderstanding when it comes to acidic foods and alkaline foods and effects these have on overall health. Thinking back to your high school science class, you may have tested various substances […]

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What Pain Are You Shouldering?

I often work with clients who report repeated episodes of neck and shoulder pain. Sometimes these symptoms are also accompanied by frequent headaches and TMJ pain. It is not uncommon for these clients to enlist a series of pain medications, anti-inflammatories or muscle relaxers to manage their pain. Perhaps the symptoms may be temporarily minimized, […]

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Pain Free While Working at Your Laptop

With today’s technology, it seems like more and more of us find ourselves working on a laptop or tablet while seated at a desk for long hours, or for you trendy-types, perhaps at your local coffee place or even from your sofa. As your work stations become less predictable or adaptable to your specific body, […]

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Kicking That Knee Pain

Sometimes knee pain can happen as a result of impact trauma, but often it seems to occur simply after routine activities and workouts for no significantt reason. You might even notice swelling, tenderness, pain and difficulty with balancing or stabilizing on that leg.  Many people begin to focus on the thought that something is wrong […]

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Yoga Wellness

In most cities, yoga classes and yoga studios are something you see almost daily. Forty years ago, people who practiced yoga were typically outside the mainstream. Today, things have certainly changed and yoga is no longer in the fringes, but rather a valuable tool in the pursuit of wellness. What is it about yoga that […]

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3 Basics for Core Stabilization

Core stabilization is an important concept to understand when thinking about your health and fitness routine. Quite frequently, people assume that “working the core” means doing more sit-ups for abdominal strengthening. This is actually not the case at all. By only emphasizing the rectus abdominus and hip flexors, you are actually causing a destabilization or […]

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