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The Importance of Skin Health to Prevent Allergies

The skin is the main immune barrier and protects the body from chemicals and compounds that might wreak havoc should they enter the bloodstream. There are some common reasons our skin protection can fail, as I’ll discuss here. The importance of skin health is at the core of preventing unwanted chemicals from setting off our […]

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Reversible Causes of AFib – Atrial Fibrillation

A great book by Drs. Day and Bunch, titled The AFib Cure, is a recommended read for our patients who are at risk of AFib or who have the diagnosis. In this article, I’d like to review a few of the common causes and explain how to reverse AFib or prevent the recurrence of it. […]

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Predicting Dementia Risk

We have good tools these days to predict dementia risk in a person using risk calculators that collect lifestyle and medical history data. Blood tests and imaging studies can also be used, but they often only add more color to the substance. For those who are quite healthy, their biggest health risk may be aging […]

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What Causes Back Pain in an Older Person?

You are 60 years old, active, and healthy, and besides the mattress looking a bit too yellow, there is no reason for you to have this back pain. So, what could cause this back pain? In this article, we’ll break it down from most likely to least likely, and I’ll offer some pointers to improve […]

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Safely Putting on Muscle Mass

Resistance training is one of the best tools to improve overall health. It enhances joint function, metabolic health, and increases bone density. And though resistance training doesn’t necessarily always add lean muscle mass to your body, when done strategically, it can be used for safely putting on muscle mass. The video’s cover image might not […]

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Preventing Colon Cancer Through Lifestyle Choices

Preventing colon cancer is a better use of your time and energy than screening for it or treating it. That should intuitively make sense, but of course, it isn’t always easy to do. Before we dive into this topic, it’s important to understand the process of scientific research; there can be an odd article here […]

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Developing Self-Care Habits

Here at Digital Nomad Health, we encourage developing self-care habits that are sustainable and don’t create a lot of internal resistance in our patients. For some, self-care is accepting their current conditions; for others who have progressed past that point, it’s about developing self-care habits that don’t create extra stress. Instead, they help you feel […]

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How to Prevent Muscle Loss With Age

We lose muscle mass with age because of hormone changes and because muscle cells lose their ability to repair themselves. Many lose muscle mass also because they move around less and do less resistance training. The main problem with losing muscle mass is that muscle cells are critical for maintaining blood sugar and even lipid […]

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7 Ways To Change a Habit

Changing a habit is a wonderful skill to develop, which improves health more than any medications or treatment we’ve developed in Western Medicine. We’ve addressed habit change in the past because it has the power to transform the health of our patients. In fact, it’s a skill like any other skill that anyone can develop […]

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Strength, Flexibility, Stability

Our patients here at Digital Nomad Health are interested in living a better quality of life with less disease and less medical intervention. One way to achieve this is developing the perfect harmony of strength, flexibility, and stability – we refer to this as Strength-Flow. 1. Strength Lifting weights or any resistance training isn’t just […]