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Articles for an active life

We have categorized our lifestyle recommendations into five different categories: 

What you eat; what you think; what you do; what you see/hear; and what you say/speak. Plus prolotherapy tips and inspiration.

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Being the Best Version of YOU!

The things you do shape you into becoming the person you are today. This begs the question, “Are your habits ...

Health Benefits of Tea Drinking

Tea has long been associated with good health. In Eastern cultures, tea held the key to good health, Current research ...

Is green tea helpful for joint pain?

Marion Hauser, MS, RD In 2005, researchers in Japan published what is considered a hallmark study on the health benefits ...

Is Your MRI Sending You for a Surgery You Do Not Need?

Spinal surgeries are typically recommended after an MRI reading shows some type of degenerative disc disease. Some people have successful ...

Have You Lost Your Curve?

Some of us have lost our girlish figures, but that is not what we are talking about here! We have ...

Health Benefits of Fresh Herbs

We love our herb garden that maintains healthy growth even through the hottest summer months in SW Florida. Adding fresh ...

The Silent Tragedy Unfolding in Our Homes Today

We recently read an article published by Dr. Ovid, a pediatric neurologist, who warned of a “silent tragedy that is ...

“Healthy Foods” that Aren’t Healthy

Granola bars Many of these products are glorified candy bars, loaded with sugar, chemicals, and fat. Some claim to be ...

Health Benefits of Owning a Pet

We were recently walk/running (I’m working my way back!) on the Sanibel path early one morning when we started chatting ...

Kindness: More Than Just the Golden Rule

Proverbs 11:17 “A man who is kind benefits himself, but a cruel man hurts himself.” As I continue to pray about ...

Scoliosis

Of all the varied forms of back afflictions, one we are probably all familiar with is scoliosis. This condition, which ...

A Valentine for Your Heart

Heart: The central or innermost part of something. In the human body, it pumps blood through the circulatory system.  The ...

Selah

Matthew 11:28-30  “Come to me, all you who are weary and burdened, and I will give you rest. Take my yoke ...

The Optimistic Life

Is your glass half-empty or half-full? The way you answer this question can play a role in your mental health ...

Do You Spiralize?

Spiralization is the art of turning veggies into “noodles” using a spiralizer. Many are turning to spiralizing to find healthier ...

Importance of Cultivating Strong Positive Relationships

Family and relationships are a huge part of our everyday lives. We are thankful for wonderful childhood memories that we ...

How to Get Rid of Shin Splints

Are you a runner, athlete, pickleball, or tennis player who requires stamina and the ability to run up and down ...

Building a strong immune systems

As in sports the best offense is a good defense. Those with strong immune systems are better able to ward ...

Love Your Neighbor

Most likely many of us grew up hearing these words, “Love your neighbor as yourself” or “Do unto others as ...

One Day at A Time

How are you doing out there? We know that these have been very trying times for everyone. As we think ...

Cultivating

Isaiah 58:11 “And the Lord will continually guide you, And satisfy your desire in scorched places, And give strength to ...

Moms

Mom. Madre. Mother. Mama. Mommy. No matter how you say it, she is our mother and she = LOVE The ...

Positive Intelligence

Positive Intelligence. Have you heard this term? We are reading a book with this same name by NY Times best-selling ...

Are you disturbed or peaceful?

As we move into the new year, as we were putting away our Christmas decorations, I thought, “Wow, Jesus disturbed ...

Find Your Tribe!

Happy June! Is this year speeding by or what? As we approach summer, we encourage you to do something new ...

It’s the little things that count

Have you ever heard someone say, “It’s the little things that count?” We certainly know that this is true in ...

Tips for maintaining a healthy back

You may or may not realize that back injuries affect nearly 2 million people annually in the United States, with ...

Make Your Own Smoothie Bowls

Acai bowls are very popular and quite delicious. But be careful with the ones you order – they are typically ...

What to Do with all that Peanut Butter Your Stocked Up On!

Peanut butter flew off the shelves over the last few weeks of pandemic mania! Now what are you going to ...

Treat the Underlying Cause: Ask, Why?

Sometimes when speaking with patients, family, friends, or even strangers, when asked what treatment was recommended and then following up ...

Care of the Patient Begins with Caring

We hope that you are enjoying your summer and getting ready for the fall’s cooler temperatures (hopefully), kids going back ...

National Fresh Fruit and Vegetable Month

June is right around the corner and we're excited because it's National Fresh Fruit and Vegetable Month! It makes sense ...

Eggplant: The underappreciated purple vegetable

We all know we should eat more vegetables and fruits. Eggplant is technically considered a fruit, yet eggplant is called ...

Good Food = Good Mood

The truth is, we have all experienced days where we have felt down in the dumps and unfortunately, a way ...

To Crack or Not to Crack?

Are you someone who “cracks” or “pops” your back, neck, knuckles, or other body parts, otherwise known as a “self-manipulator.” ...

Skip the RICE and go for MEAT

Did you know Dr. Hauser coined this acronym MEAT? Yes, your doctor coined this phrase. He is the first one ...

Forgiveness: Do it for Yourself!

"Not forgiving someone is like drinking poison and expecting the other person to die” ~ Nelson Mandela. The truth about ...

The Importance of Rest

When I think about rest, a couple of things come to mind. The first is this – Rest is important ...

Life Interruptions

We certainly have experienced many interruptions this week! As we were in the middle of hurricane Ian, the water was ...

Missing Jesus!

As I was sorting through the rubble we are trying to salvage from Hurricane Ian, (our home was in the ...

How is Your Curve?

Dr. Hauser is always talking to patients about the importance of a normal neck curve (lordotic curve). He always tells ...

How to Improve your Vagal Tone

If you are a patient here at Caring Medical, especially if you are a neck patient, Dr. Hauser or PA ...

I Have No Idea What To Make For Dinner!

Do you find yourself saying this!? Probably we all say it from time to time. Face it, life is busy! ...

Stop Comparing…

2 Corinthians 10:12-13 We do not dare to classify or compare ourselves with some who commend themselves. When they measure themselves by ...

Are you Humble?

Colossians 3: 12-14 “Therefore, as God’s chosen people, holy and dearly loved, clothe yourselves with compassion, kindness, humility, gentleness, and patience. Bear with ...

Do you take time for rest? Or are you always busy?

The story of Martha and Mary from Luke 10 is a common Bible story. Often you will hear people say ...

Do You Hate Exercising?

Do we like to exercise? Usually, if we're honest,  we don’t. Do we like having the option to play golf, ...

Meditate for Your Mind, Mood, and Overall Health

The benefits of meditation are widespread and produce many positive effects on one’s health including stress reduction, improvement in pain ...

What is the Skinny on Fat?

Eating too much of the wrong kind of fat can be detrimental to your health. Remember, not all fats are ...

Chickpeas: A Tiny Pea That Packs a Health Punch!

Chickpeas, also known as Garbanzo beans, are native to India, the Middle East and Areas of Africa. Like other beans, ...

Relieving Pinched and Compressed Nerves

Joint instability and ligament injury are almost always the missing diagnoses in chronically painful musculoskeletal conditions, even with nerve pain. ...

Pinched Nerves are Painful!

If you have ever experienced a pinched nerve, you know the pain is excruciating. The burning pain zooms down your ...

The Way of Love is Always the Answer!

The Way of Love is Always the Answer! Love, a universal language that transcends boundaries and connects hearts, has been ...

The Green Outdoors and ADHD

Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) is becoming more common among children, and is actually the most common childhood neurobehavioral disorder. ...

Be Still

Have you been in a situation where you want to fight with everything within you? Maybe you are fighting an ...

Maintaining a Youthful Brain

Aging; the process of growing old. Sadly, you don’t get to skip this part of life; sure, you can buy ...

Fermented Foods and Your Gut

There is a reason people say, “Follow your gut.” Our gut needs nutrients to work properly and when that doesn’t ...

Artificial Sweeteners

Artificial sweeteners, also known as sugar substitutes, have really made a name for themselves over the last few decades. They ...

Easily Entangled

Hebrews 12: 1-2 “Therefore, since we are surrounded by such a great cloud of witnesses, let us throw off everything ...

Coffee

Coffee is a must for many people who cannot start the day without a morning brew! Coffee has been a ...

Cold and Flu Season!

Since cold and flu season is already roaring, let’s talk immune system. Whether you choose to get the flu shot ...

What are you thinking?

So, how are you doing? What have you been thinking about? Dr. Hauser likes to ask this question to our ...

Strength Training Can Lower Your Risk of Premature Death

Most of us know that exercise is good for our health and wellness. Yet, physical inactivity or sedentary lifestyles are ...

Sweet cravings

During the holiday season, the availability and temptation to eat sweets is higher than ever. Sugar stimulates the brain’s dopamine ...

Hiking in Nature

Do you feel more calm the instant you step into nature? We certainly do! We love how the beautiful Florida ...

Can a change in diet help with depression?

We write often about the benefits of a healthy diet, and discourage the consumption of processed and sugary foods due ...

Improving Life Expectancy with Lifestyle Changes

Did you know the life expectancy in America is shorter than almost every other high-income country? It stands to reason ...

Positive People Live Longer!

Did you know that people who feel happy or have a positive outlook on life live longer? The Greek philosopher ...

Hope is the Foundation for Change

Hope is the Foundation for Change Have you heard that… “hope is the foundational principle for all change. People change ...

Change: Love it or Hate it?

As most readers know, 2020 was a year of change for Caring Medical. We closed our Illinois office, moved equipment ...

National Day of Prayer

Many of us/you have been through some tough times – especially those of you who are undergoing treatment at Caring ...

Keeping people active for life

We trust everyone has had a wonderful week thus far. It is hard to believe that the summer is behind ...

February: It’s All About Love!

February is the month of love, a time for remembering Valentine’s Day and remembering love. We think of Valentine’s Day ...

Ways to Get In Exercise

The weather is warming up! We love to take long bike rides and hikes with our friends, and participate in ...

Correct Your Posture

May is Correct Your Posture Month and there are so many reasons that we should consciously think about our posture, ...

Growth in Gardening

One of the reasons that we love living in Florida (besides the sunshine) is all the greenery and there’s actually ...

Pelvic Tilt: What is it and what can you do about it?

Pelvic tilt is a common condition that can lead to issues with stability, posture, and movement. If your pelvis is ...

Alternative Approach to Treating Pelvic or Groin Pain

Pelvic and groin pain can be devastating, preventing mothers from caring for their babies, athletes from advancing in sports, and ...

Does Your Brain Drain Well?

Everyone knows the frustration of a clogged toilet!. What if your brain could not drain properly? What if the waste ...

Stress Eating

Stress eating is a vicious cycle. People get upset or depressed, and then overeat. But afterwards, they can feel upset ...

Is Your Life Stressing You Out?

The brain constantly processes information sending signals to the body to stimulate or relax functions. We handle stress all day ...

Simple Tips on Managing Stress

Stress is the body’s natural defense against change or circumstances that might cause physical, emotional, or psychological strain on your ...

Digestion, the Vagus Nerve, and the Neck

Could your digestive issues be related to your neck? Many of our Caring Medical patients come to us feeling like ...

Artificially Sweetened Drinks, Strokes and Alzheimer’s Disease

In an effort to lose weight, many folks turn to diet soda in a seemingly health-conscious choice to save all ...

Holiday Season Weight Gain

With all the wonderful holiday party dishes, Christmas cookies, treats people bring into work, and the plentiful in-store samples that ...

Eating on the Run

We all see them – people wolfing down a donut or a bagel with a cup of coffee as they ...

Mouth vs Nose Breathing: Does it Make a Difference?

Have you ever thought about the way you breathe? Do you breathe through your mouth or your nose? Interestingly enough, ...

Eating for Life Requires Preparation!

Eating healthy and living a long life takes effort. It’s not a diet. It takes preparation. If you find yourself ...

I Want to Arm Wrestle But My Shoulder is Killing Me!

The other day, one of our friends (a guy) wanted to arm wrestle with Marion. Hum, she works out – ...

National Exercise Day

Hello Caring Medical friends, Did you know that today is National Exercise Day? Yep, we know, there is a day ...

Hormones & Weight Loss

Are My Hormones Making Me Fat? Before we explain the hormone phenomenon, you must first realize that this is NOT ...

How We Can See Inside Your Head and What It Tells Us at Caring Medical!

Patients with neck-related, seemingly “weird” symptoms often contact us in a hopeless state because of previous healthcare experiences that left ...

Oh, My Aching Knees! How to Get Rid of Knee Pain for Good!

Knee pain is a common condition that can be caused by many different factors, such as injuries, overuse, arthritis, ligament ...

The Good And The Bad About Nuts

DO YOU GO NUTS OVER NUTS? When I put out a bowl of nuts for a family gathering or a ...

What You Eat Matters!

Hello, friends of Caring Medical! We recently returned from a wonderful bucket list trip to the Grand Tetons and Yellowstone ...

The “C” Diagnosis Changes Everything!

We have worked in the field of alternative medicine for nearly 30 years. We are strong proponents of putting things ...

Chance to Change

Hello Caring Medical friends, Do you wince at the word change OR does it make you excited? Whether we are ...

The Skinny on Fat

Ever since the “low fat” craze, people have gotten fatter! Why? Many people did not realize the food industry substituted ...

The 80 Percent Practice

Many Americans regularly attempt to drop excess weight and often become frustrating trying to count calories. Halfway around the world, ...

Why are Americans in so much pain?

Having recently sustained a bike accident resulting in some pretty serious injuries, I (Marion) can appreciate our Caring Medical patients ...

The MIND Diet

Eating a healthy diet is good for the body. Certain diets, such as the MIND diet (Mediterranean-DASH Intervention for Neurodegenerative ...

Green space is good for us

Think about how much time we spend indoors. Many people spend each day working in front of a computer screen ...

Family Health and Fitness Day

The last Saturday of September is Family Health and Fitness Day USA, a day that promotes physical activity and health ...

Keep on Keeping On…

Keep on Keeping On… The other day, we were discussing how you feel like you make progress with your physical ...

Heart Palpitations: They May Not Be What You Think

Heart palpitations are a sense of pounding, fluttering, or rapidly beating heart. Most traditional medicine providers explain the cause as ...

Why do I have heart issues and I am at normal body weight?

For this article, we wanted tell you about common scenarios that happen every day at Caring Medical. Patients will come ...

Small Habits: Better Than No Habits at All

Setting goals for our physical health and strength can be challenging when faced with various injuries and/or painful conditions. We ...

National PA Week

As you know, we are working out of 9734 Commerce Center Court – The Hauser Neck Center – as our ...

Feeling Too Tired?

There are many possible causes of tiredness and fatigue, including environmental, dietary and medical factors. Not getting enough sleep is ...

Young Athletes, Nutrition and Obesity

Have you ever been to a kids sporting event and noticed the athletic field and concession stand loaded with cupcakes, ...

Six Habits that Reduce Obesity: A Lesson from Japan

The Japanese are among the healthiest people in the world with one of the lowest rates of obesity and longest ...

Don’t Cover Up Pain

If your house was on fire and the smoke detectors were sounding, would it be in your best interest to ...

Shoulder Pain and What to Do About it

Each year millions of people visit the doctor for rotator cuff injuries and even more for other shoulder injuries. Shoulder ...

Caring Medical Research: Spreading the Word About The Healing Powers of Prolotherapy Around the World

Our team at Caring Medical has contributed some of the most significant patient results and research in the field of ...

Non-Surgical Options for Pain

We have been treating patients with painful conditions for over 31 years. Unfortunately, some traditional practitioners use treatments that may ...

Joint Instability and Chronic Pain

Every day people come into our office wracked with chronic joint pain that did not respond to traditional treatments like ...

The Problem with Cortisone

A cortisone injection is a conventional treatment for joint pain. But did you know that receiving a cortisone shot is ...

Prolotherapy for Chronic Pain

Anyone who lives with chronic pain knows what it’s like to wish they could get back to a happy and ...

What to Take for Pain after Prolotherapy

Why do we tell Prolotherapy patients to avoid taking anti-inflammatory medications? Do you realize that the body heals by the ...

Resuming Activity After Prolotherapy: The Importance of Listening to Your Body

Many of our Caring Medical patients are athletes or highly active people who are eager to return to their sports ...

How Long Does It Take to Heal After Prolotherapy?

Prolotherapy is different for everyone, both the treatment and healing process. On average, patients will need about 4-6 treatments every ...

Getting the Most from Your Prolotherapy Treatments

We trust everyone is enjoying their summer and the start of the second half of the year 2023! Boy, does ...

Are you getting restorative sleep?

The CDC as far back as 2014 reported that sleep deprivation has become a “public health epidemic.” The CDC reports ...

Whiplash

Whiplash is commonly associated with rear-end automobile accidents, but it can also result from sports or other trauma. The sudden, ...

Tinnitus and Cervical Spine Instability Connection

We can’t tell you how often we have random conversations with someone and the topic of tinnitus (or ringing in ...

Laughing is Good for Your Health!

We see patients with all sorts of painful conditions, some of them life-threatening, as well as significantly life-altering. Thus, you ...

Reducing Bone Loss with the Mediterranean Diet

Bone loss becomes an increasing concern as we age but a healthy diet can provide a simple way to deter ...

Improve Your Brain Power

Let’s be honest, we are not getting any younger! One of the things that scares us about aging is the ...

Keeping Your Brain Sharp

The saying, “Use it or lose it!” actually holds true for the brain. To keep it sharp, the brain needs ...

Creativity Stimulates the Brain and Is Good for Your Health!

Well, it’s been one weird year, that is for darn sure! We don’t know about you, but it has actually ...

Brain Fog and What to Do About It

Brain fog is one of the most common complaints heard from patients coming to our Fort Myers, FL Caring Medical ...

Refresh Your Brain!

We attended a leadership meeting where one of the speakers discussed the importance of work-life balance in order to optimize ...

Brain Drain

Bad habits take a toll on our brain. Are you getting enough sleep, for example? Lack of sleep increases the ...

Brain Blood Flow

Brain fog is the inability to have a sharp memory or focus. Many of our patients report an inability to ...

Is Your Brain Clogged?

In this article, we will use the analogy of a clogged toilet to describe the problems of a brain, maybe ...

Managing Inflammation, Obesity, and Osteoarthritis

Researchers have found links between eating a pro-inflammatory (bad inflammation) diet and increased fractures in women, as well as an ...

Herbs: A Fresh & Healthy Way to Spice Up Your Food

Have you ever tried adding fresh herbs to your food? Are you afraid of them? Do you purchase herbs and ...

Lemon Lovers

Since moving to Sanibel, we have become lemon lovers. Not only do we like eating all things lemon, but we ...

Slow-cooker Meals

Did you know that the Crockpot, the original slow cooker, originated over 40 years ago as a simple bean cooker? ...

Soup Is On!

Fall is approaching. You would never know it from the warm weather! We don’t know about you, but we are ...

Dynamic Structural Medicine: Viewing Your Body with Motion

To best accommodate the needs of our more complex upper cervical instability cases, we have established the Hauser Neck Center ...

Best of the best: Danielle Steilen-Matias, MMS, PA-C

Did you know this week is National Physician Assistant Week? Well, it is! We at Caring Medical Florida are blessed ...

Are Your Sore Knees Keeping You From Being Active?

Knee pain is a common issue for many people, especially as we age. The great news is that most pain ...

Do Your Knees Hurt When Running?

Most runners get used to nagging injuries and manage to work through them. As avid runners, we have certainly done ...

Injection Types for Bone-on-Bone Knees

Many patients we see at Caring Medical Florida have been told that they have bone-on-bone knees. Typically, one of three ...

Vitamin D and Osteoarthritis

Vitamin D is an important vitamin for our health and low levels have been associated with various disease states, including ...

Shoulder Pain Options

When someone comes into Caring Medical with a diagnosis of “swimmer’s shoulder” or supraspinatus tendinopathy, or rotator cuff tendinopathy, they ...

Is Surgery Always Necessary?

We have met many people who are quick to get surgery, as if it is simple to undergo. A common ...

Bulging and Herniated Discs

Did you know you are 1% shorter in the evening than in the morning? It’s a normal state of the ...

Controversial and sometimes contradictory research in regard to stain use in patients with knee osteoarthritis

Marion Hauser, MS, RD In this article we will discuss the controversial and sometimes contradictory research in regard to stain ...

Knee Osteoarthritis and Depression

Knee osteoarthritis (OA) is a common condition facing the aging population. The condition affects more than just the body. It ...

Hormones, Healing, and Pain

Let’s talk about hormones. As we age, hormone levels typically decline. Imbalances in hormone levels can cause a myriad of ...

Give Thanks with a Grateful Heart!

A thankful heart is a healthy heart! Once per year, we celebrate the Thanksgiving holiday which started because a group ...

Progress Happens at Home

How are you doing? We wanted to check in with you on how you are feeling. Many of you are ...

A Lack of Nutrients can Cause You to have Dark Circles Around your Eyes

Eyes can tell us a lot about a person, whether they are sad, happy, in pain, joyful, or tired. They ...

Nutrition & Libido

With the rising popularity of prescription drugs that increase sex drive (despite the great increase of deaths and illnesses caused ...

How is Your Spiritual Health: How’s Your Heart?

Dr. Hauser and Marion have known Marylou Cash for over 25 years. She applied to our Caring Medical Illinois office ...

5 Tips for Beating the Heat During Endurance Training

As warmer weather approaches, many athletes may or may not be adjusting their dietary intakes to account for the heat ...

Natural Ways to Thin the Blood

There are numerous conditions that are associated with “thick blood”, or hypercoagulability. Autoimmune disease, infectious diseases like Lyme's, toxic states ...

Can You Squat?

And we are NOT talking about in the bathroom! Squatting is a powerfully healthy simple exercise to do at home. ...

Shoulder Subluxation

The shoulder has a unique design allowing for tremendous mobility. Most of us can scratch our head, scratch an itch ...

It’s a Wonderful Life!

Do you remember the Jimmy Stewart movie? This is our favorite Christmas movie! There are so many good lessons to ...

Avoiding Knee Surgery

In our clinic, Caring Medical, we see many patients who seek our help for chronic pain after knee surgery. When ...

Are We An Exhausted Nation?!

We see it in our patients, our friends, our team, our family…people are tired. A recent study we read revealed ...

Rotator Cuff Injury

The shoulder is an incredible joint that allows movement in many different ways. Because of the shoulder, we can scratch ...

Do you take the purple pill?

Recently a commonly used over-the-counter antacid Ranitidine (Zantac) was pulled due to a probable increased risk of cancer from low ...

How to Help Your Brain Live Longer

Many people look forward to retirement. They cannot wait to have “all the free time in the world.” But…did you ...

Sit on the Floor: Now Get Yourself Up!

If you sat on the floor to cuddle your pet or to hang out with your kids or to work ...

Limit the Toxic Load!

Time constraints and convenience have made their way more and more into our lives.  It seems it is getting harder ...

Take Control!

We want to encourage you to consider the fact that 80% of improving longevity has to do with lifestyle choices ...

Pickleball Injuries Costing $400M nationally! What?

Pickleball is one of the nation’s fastest growing sports – especially here in SW Florida where the weather is conducive ...

Healing Takes Time

Danielle Steilen-Matias, MMS, PA-C We are each on our own individual healing journeys. Past experiences, hurts, injuries – all come ...

Are you Growing?

We love following and reading/listening to various inspirational leaders’ podcasts, e-newsletters, and books. One of our favorite leaders is John ...

Habits Help Us Heal

We want to encourage you on your own personal health journey. We know it takes effort and intention to make ...

NSAIDs and Joint Injuries

Are NSAIDs (nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs) helpful for joint injuries? Anything that decreases inflammation is detrimental to the healing process with ...

Indigestion & Antacids

You would be surprised at how many people carry around a bottle of pink stuff in their purses and purple ...

What Do You Think?

“Do your own thinking about what you are thinking about.” Joyce Meyer The mind is a powerful thing. It can ...

Read

As you know, we encourage our patients, friends, and family to disconnect, put down the phone, and keep looking up. ...

Find Your Tribe!

A couple of weekends ago, some dear friends invited us to their place in Summerland Key, FL for the weekend. ...

A Smile Can Change the World!

Did you know that smiling helps you AND others feel better, but it also is good for your health? Who ...

Do We Have an Anger Problem Here?

Do you find that people seem angrier than they were in years past? Do you find YOURSELF getting angry at ...

What Does YOUR Office Look Like?

Creating a healthy work environment for your body is crucial for maintaining overall wellness, structural health, and optimizing productivity. Let’s ...

What Are Your Grateful For?

Wow! This has been quite a year for our whole team at Caring Medical, especially having gone through a Category ...

Should I Eat Dried Fruit?

Dried fruits such as apricots, apples, bananas, prunes, and raisins tend to be popular snack items. Whether eating alone or ...

A Life That Matters

As we stand on the threshold of another year, we feel an undeniable sense of renewal and possibility in the ...

Do You Get Dry Skin?

Do you ever feel like you have to put lotion on all of the time in order to get rid ...

Is Prolotherapy the same as Cortisone?

Caring Medical Florida is known for a unique method of Prolotherapy, termed H3 Prolotherapy. It is named after doctors who ...

Fall Back

Daylight Saving Time Ends November 5 where we will set our clocks back an hour and we will gain an ...

The Anti-Inflammatory Diet

Q: Your newsletter recommends an "anti-inflammatory diet", while stating that it is inflammation that heals the body. Your newsletter also ...

Nerve Release Injection Therapy (NRIT)

It is often not understood that ALL pain has a nerve component. Patients seek various forms of therapies for relief ...

The Benefits of B Vitamins

The B vitamins are water-soluble vitamins. This means that whatever the body can not use at the time these vitamins ...

The Power of Inspiration

We wanted to take a moment to say thank you. You inspire us. When we hear your stories, often ones ...

Let Anger Go: Be A Candle

Have you ever said, “She makes me so mad!” The truth is nobody can make you mad without your permission. ...

Breaking the Sedentary Spell: A Call to Action!

You've heard it before, and it's worth repeating - sitting is the new smoking, and it's becoming a national crisis. ...

You Buy Great Healthy Foods, but Are You Eating Them?

Does this sound like you? You go to the grocery store; you buy fresh broccoli, tomatoes, asparagus, strawberries, and apples. ...

What’s for Dinner?

Improving your health can be as simple as having more meals at home, where you have better control over your ...

Your Health is in Your Hands

We hope that you are enjoying the start of 2024! We know that the New Year begins with ideas for ...

Thanksgiving: A Great Day to Celebrate Friendsgiving!

Thanksgiving for us as always involved inviting various friends – we just love it. What a great way to spend ...

What’s In Your Chicken

All chicken is not created equal! In fact, most commercially available chicken is not fit for human consumption! I know ...

The Nutritional Value Of Yogurt

Yogurt seems to be a popular snack among patients we see. However, is it really the “health food” that it ...

Treatment for Back Pain

Almost everyone has dealt with back pain at some point in their life. Back pain is often due to injury, ...

Commit to a Healthy Body and A Joyful Heart this Season!

As December rolls in (hard to believe!), it's easy to get caught up in the whirlwind of holiday treats and ...

Navigating the Holiday Hustle: Staying Healthy During The Holiday Season

Most of us love the winter holidays – Christmas, Hanukkah, and New Years with great fun, family, festivities, and, of ...

Spirit of Hope and Healing at Christmas

As we celebrate the magic of Christmas, we reflect on the incredible journeys we have been blessed to share with ...

Hauser’s Law

As you know, we look at things a bit differently here at Caring Medical Florida. We want to get to ...

You are Loved!

Amid all of life’s challenges and triumphs, let’s take a moment to remember the simple fact that God loves you. ...

Anxiety May be Coming from Your Neck!

Anxiety can be a natural protective mechanism that alarms the body and produces increased heart rate, sweating, and increased sensitivity ...

Back Pain from Spinal Instability

Back pain is a leading cause of disability, with spinal instability often at the root of the problem. There are ...

Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome

May is National Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome Awareness Month. This syndrome is considered a rare disorder, but over the past couple of decades, we ...

5 Natural Ways to Boost Your Mood

Working to stay positive amidst difficult times can be challenging. Heck, it can be challenging even during the best of ...

Weak Ankles due to a Ligament Problem

Most chronic musculoskeletal pain is due to weakness, specifically weakness in the ligaments and tendons. Weak ankles are due to ...

Low Back and Sciatica-Type Pain

Some people jump into surgery for low back pain and sciatica too quickly as a result of something that was ...

Let’s Talk About Protein!

Proteins are essential to all living beings and play a role in many chemical processes that are essential for life. ...

Are NSAIDs and Cortisone Shots the Only Options for Your Joint Pain?

Chronic pain causes a tremendous burden and cost to the health care system as well as having potentially devastating effects ...

Homemade Healthy Pizza

Most people love pizza. It is by far one of the most popular dishes around the world, wouldn’t you agree? ...

Staying Out of the Nursing Home: Do Your Homework NOW!

Don’t we all want to “age gracefully?” “Live long and prosper?” “Keep moving pain-free?” “Maintain independent living?” Of course, we ...

Adding More Plant-Based Meals? Try Chickpea Burgers

As you know, we love our veggies! Adding some plant-based meals into your daily eating plans helps improve your health ...

Are Avocados Healthy?

I was recently talking to a family member who couldn’t believe that I eat avocadoes. “Aren’t those just loaded with ...

Ginger can relieve pain and inflammation in older arthritis patients

Marion Hauser, MS, RD The medicinal value of ginger has been known for thousands of years. In this article we ...

Foods that are rich in Resveratrol may have a role in osteoarthritis relief

Marion Hauser, MS, RD University researchers in China publishing in the November 2017 issue of Molecular medicine reports had a ...

How neck instability affects the nerves of the face and mouth

Many people with face and/or mouth pain have been chasing the cause of their symptoms for years. They begin to ...

Non-Steroidal Anti-inflammatory Medications, Exercise, and Healing

One fact of medicine that most people may not realize is that the body heals by the process of inflammation. ...

3 Treatments that Ultimately Worsen Pain

Diet and food choices are not enough to help the patient in chronic pain. Sometimes the patient will be given ...

Reduce Your Risk of Hip Fracture

It has been estimated that 1 in 3 women and 1 in 12 men will sustain a hip fracture in ...

Exercise and Knee Pain

One of the best things you can do for your knees is to keep moving. The way to nourish any ...

Referred Pain

Referred pain elicits dull, aching pain that’s often challenging to localize. Many people can tell where the pain is going ...

Hip Bursitis, Sciatica and Ligament Laxity

Hip joint pain can manifest in several different ways including pain in the groin area, down the leg, and directly ...

Back Pain During and After Pregnancy and How to Treat It

Women commonly suffer from back or pelvic pain during and after pregnancy. An article in the European Spine Journal reports that ...

Are You Suffering from Locomotive Syndrome?

Do you suffer with moderate to severe knee and/or back pain and are losing your mobility and ability to work ...

Need A Healthy Dip? Try Hummus!

In between meals it’s nice to have something to munch on. Whether it’s while you’re cooking dinner and your tummy ...

Health Benefits of Tahini – AKA Sesame Seed Butter

Many alternative nut butters have emerged as people strive to get healthier. One that has been around for a long ...

Are Frozen “Health Meals” Really Healthy?

We have mentioned before the importance of eating fresh, organic food. The nutrients found in fresh food are what are ...

Diet Soda & Artificial Sweetener Controversy

The main focus of living a healthy lifestyle is eating natural foods and products. This means staying away from food ...

Types of Oils And Fats

Remember that all oils are fats, but not all fats are oils. They are very similar to each other in ...

Gluten Intolerance

An amazingly large number of patients come to Caring Medical with symptoms of GI disturbances such as gas, bloating, indigestion, ...

Strengthen Your Immune Function with Food

The stronger one’s immune system, the less likely they are to get sick or catch the latest flu or cold ...

Stocking Up Wisely to Make Homemade Meals

As you know from reading our column, we encourage everyone to embrace cooking your own food from scratch to ensure ...

Eat to Strengthen Your Brain

We encourage people to consume a “plant-slant” diet that includes many fresh vegetables, whole grains, and fruits, in combination with ...

Fabulous Fall Foods!

When we lived in the Midwest, we welcomed fall, cooler weather, crunchy colorful leaves, and, of course, the beautiful fall ...

Physical Symptoms of Stress & What You Can Do About It

Is there any more stressful time of the year than now? Family obligations, year-end obligations, and a heightened worry about ...

Tips for A Strong Immune System

Why do we get sick in the winter? Even in SW FL?  When winter rolls around so do additional activities ...

Simple Way to Reduce Your Healthcare Costs: Get Moving!

In a study by Diarmuid Coughlan, PhD, Newcastle University, being physically active throughout life reduces healthcare costs throughout adulthood. Those ...

80% of Living Longer is in Your Control

As you know, we are fans of the BlueZones project. Dan Buettner, Found of BlueZones “…traveled the world for National ...

Salmon Health Benefits and Recipes

Salmon is a great source of lean protein, vitamins, minerals, and omega-3 fatty acids, DHA and EPA, which help control ...

Keep on Keeping on

Last weekend we, along with one of our long-time teammates, Mandi (Operations Manager), ran a grueling 8 miles starting in ...

Live with Purpose

We don’t know about you, but we are continual learners. We are always looking to grow. We like to read ...

Life is a journey, enjoy the ride

Last weekend we traveled to Venice, FL (not Italy unfortunately) to visit longtime friends. In fact, these two friends were ...

Look Up!

Cell phone addiction and excessive hours of computer use has created an epidemic of problems in the neck that lead ...

Your symptoms aren’t in your head, they’re in your neck!

As you know, about one month ago, Southwest FL was hit with one of the largest hurricanes in history. A ...

What doesn’t kill you makes you stronger!

Some days are better than others, right? Last week we were experiencing waves of sadness, uncertainty, frustration, impatience, and loss ...

How Giving Improves Your Health!

We recently read an interesting article that showed that spending money on other people versus yourself can provide a number ...

Challenge Yourself and Don’t Give Up

Last Saturday was a memorable day for many reasons! First, our fellow Caring Medical team member and C.O.O. Mandi Jones ...

Beautiful Beneficial Brussels Sprouts

Brussels sprouts have gotten a bad rap for many years, most likely because the only way that they were served ...

Choose Joy

Don’t we all want to experience a stress-free, healthy, happy holiday season? Unfortunately, most people put far too much pressure ...

Dump the Junk: Get Real

Let’s talk about food. The dietitian loves food. She lives to eat. She lives to create new healthy recipes. She ...

Completing Your Course of Treatment

The end goal of receiving Prolotherapy treatments is to enable you to return to full activity, symptom-free. With our unique ...

Commit to Self-Wellness

Many of us find ourselves helping others but struggling to find the time to take care of ourselves. We all ...

Healthy Habits

Many times, people want to “start fresh” or “set New Year’s Resolutions” as they approach the start of a new ...

I Have a Dream and So Should You!

We follow several leaders’ podcasts, e-newsletters, and books. Recently we came across the title, “I have a dream and so ...

Look for the Little Signs

Our wonderful team member Rachell who many of you see when you check in at the Hauser Neck Center often ...

Garlic: Wards off more than vampires!

Garlic is a super food! Why do we say that? Medical literature reports its high antioxidant levels support effectiveness against ...

How do we measure success?

Marion loves strength training at Back in Motion Physical Therapy and Sports Performance with her friend Mandi. They have both ...

The No Snooze Habit

We listened to a recent leadership podcast from Craig Groeschel and found this topic interesting: How you wake up in ...

Do You Believe the Best or the Worst in Others?

We all want to feel valued and loved. Ask yourself, “Do I believe the best about a person when I ...

The Power of The Compliment

Have you ever thought about how you felt after receiving a compliment? Compliments make us feel good! It makes you ...

Eat Real Food: Change Your Habits!

We hope that you are all doing well as we are now in the middle of March 2023 already! Sheesh! ...

Blessings in Disguise

What if Blessings Come Through Raindrops? What if Your healing comes through tears? This song by Laura Story meant a ...

National Doctor’s Day!

Did you know that today is National Doctor’s Day! The first Doctor’s Day was observed on March 30, 1933, in ...

Happy Easter and Passover

We wish those who celebrate the Judeo-Christian holidays a very happy Passover and Easter this weekend. Passover and Easter share ...

Easter and Passover Recipe Ideas

Most of us who celebrate these holidays typically make the same foods year after year. We want to encourage you ...

Baby Steps

Spring is in the air and with that comes new beginnings. What are YOU thinking about? Starting a new workout ...

How To Start Eating Cleaner!

Are you someone who says, “I really do want to change my eating habits and eat cleaner!” But then life ...

Muscle Mass: The Key to Longevity

Most of us want to live long, healthy lives – independently, correct? What we all want to avoid is this ...

Are You Breathing?

We do it many times a day, every day – we breathe. It is automatic. We typically do not even ...

Just 1%!

James Clear, author of the book Atomic Habits, discusses the concept of getting 1% better every day. He discusses how ...

Celebrate Independence Day: Nurturing Health and Freedom

As we gather with friends and family this Independence Day let’s take a moment to reflect on our freedom as ...

How Treating Back Pain Can Improve Your Golf Score

For those who love to play golf, such as Dr. Hauser, and many of our friends and colleagues, few things ...

What about Arthritis?

Osteoarthritis remains the most common joint disease in the world. It is characterized by chronic pain, joint stiffness, structural damage ...

How Do You Look At Life?

We all know that life is full of ups and downs. Life is not always “a bowl of cherries” with ...

Stand Up and Sit Up Straight!

Did your mom ever say, “Stop slouching and sit up straight?” Yes, she did! And, it turns out, she was ...

Look-Up Glasses To Save Your Neck

As you know, we encourage our patients to change from “face down” to “look up” lifestyles! Our providers at Caring ...

Healing Qualities of Inflammation

Many people hear the word “inflammation” and wrongfully assume it is a bad thing. The body depends on the inflammatory ...

Stroke, Dementia and Diet Drinks

Diets high in sugar intake have long been associated with diabetes and cerebrovascular disease, both of which increase the risk ...

Are You an Effective Listener? Why Does it Matter?

We love reading inspirational newsletters, blogs, and books. As you can imagine, our favorite book is the Bible, but another ...

Blue Blocker Glasses, Eyes, and Sleep

With people on their devices more and more, diseases and conditions of all kinds have developed – one of them ...

Is Your Nervous System Shot?

The nervous system is defined as “the system of nerves in your body that sends messages for controlling movement and ...

Health Benefits of Music

The doctor and the dietitian are opposites in many things, including their musical tastes. Marion always loved classical, jazz, and ...

Choline: The Essential Nutrient You’re Probably Lacking

We recently read an article claiming that vegans were becoming brain damaged due to lack of choline in their diets. ...

The Squat Challenge!

Have you ever heard that squats are the “perfect exercise?” Our team was recently encouraged by our nurse Brad to ...

Vitamin D and Your Health

More and more research has been accumulating on the importance having healthy levels of Vitamin D in the blood. Back ...

Is Lack of Sleep the New Smoking?

Do you find yourself ploughing through the day with a cup of coffee in one hand, cell phone in the ...

Fall Foods for Fighting!

We are not talking about getting into an actual fight - we are talking today about fall foods that help ...

8 Things 100-year-old Recommends for Longevity

If you have not read the book The Blue Zones, we recommend you do! Author Dan Buettner researched and wrote ...

Get Your ZZZ’s!

We recently heard a survey on the radio driving to work the other day asking what the most important aspect ...

Preventing Dementia and Enjoying Life!

We recently read an article by famed Neurosurgeon Sanjay Gupta, commentator and author. Dr. Gupta says, “There are things we ...

Torn Meniscus: Non-Surgical Options for Repair

Many patients with meniscus injuries wonder if non-surgical options exist, desperately hoping to avoid surgery with hospitalization, sedation, and lengthy ...

Swallowing or speaking difficulties with no apparent “injury?”

Some of the “strange sensations” we see at Caring Medical are swallowing and speaking difficulties, which most people associate with ...

Isolation, Loneliness and Depression

We read a recent article from Dr. Joseph Mercola’s website www.mercola.com on the rising incidence of loneliness all over the ...

Acorn Squash – Delicious and Healthy!

Fall is in the air and the temperatures and humidity is declining! With that comes fall food, including the ever-colorful, ...

Are You Tired?

Fatigue is one of the most common complaints patients at Caring Medical report to us. Did you know the NIH ...

Find Peace and Positivity in Difficult Seasons

These have been trying times for everyone, right? We have been experiencing situations beyond our wildest imaginations, making it difficult ...

Why Eat Fish?

We live in fresh fish country! Let’s make sure we eat it! Fish provides an important source of omega-3 fatty ...

Schedule a Day of Rest in Your Week

Back in the day, many held to the practice of honoring the Sabbath. From the Judeo-Christian faith, this meant typically ...

Love Your Neighbor

Stressful times in our country continue. With this comes heightened levels of anxiety, depression, anger, and feelings of being out ...

What to do with all of those canned beans you purchased!

We do not know about you, but when we went to the grocery store during “early quarantine days” the shelves ...

How Is Your Core?

We all desire to have abs of steel, right? Is it possible as we age to improve our abdominal strength ...

Gardening Improves Your Health and Happiness

A recent article from BlueZones.com (lifestyles of those who live to be 100), discussed the many health benefits to gardening. ...

Natural Ways to Reduce High Blood Pressure

We recently spoke to a friend who recently discovered his blood pressure was starting to climb. He said, “I’m not ...

Common Artificial Sweetener May Be Making You Fatter and Sicker

If you are sensitive to chemicals and need to avoid them in food, it is shocking to see how often ...

Deep Breath, Listen to Classical Music, and Improve Your Longevity!

A low heart rate variability (HRV) is a strong, independent predictor of future health problems and mortality. Scary, but true. ...

Health Benefits of Mango!

It is mango season in SW Florida! We are blessed with a mango-producing tree in our yard!  Yes, we have ...

Does Cooking Make You Anxious?

Do you try new recipes or are you afraid to try new things? Some people love to cook, and others ...

How Does Food Taste to You?

Healthy people can taste the 5 taste sensations on their tongues: sweet, salt, sour, bitter, and umami, (glutamate or savory). ...

Don’t become a Pill Popper!

We recently read an article, “Big Pharma and Organized Crime: They are More Similar Than You May Think.” The point ...

Are you healed?

People commonly ask, “Are you completely healed” from the bike crash sustained in February 2019 where my foot did not ...

Read a Book!

Many people’s daily reading focuses on Facebook, tweets, or Instagram’s rapidly changing photos. Not only does this overstimulate our brains, ...

MSG Migraines

I got my first migraine in graduate school. After the structural cause of the migraines was addressed with Prolotherapy, I ...

Are your Holidays Peace and Joy or Inflammation and Weight Gain?

Do you find it a struggle to stay healthy during the winter holidays? A New England Journal of Medicine article ...

Do You Wake Up Happy?

It is not normal to wake up tired and exhausted. Imagine all that we can accomplish when we wake up ...

How to Stop Eating Junk Food!

Why is junk food so addictive? Studies show that manufacturers aim for the point where consumers experience ultimate pleasure combining ...

Avocado: Not Just For Guacamole!

Avocado is a fruit that we can grow here in SW Florida! Avocado has increased in popularity among those seeking ...

Discipline and Intentionality

A friend recently asked me, “How do you have time to do all that you have to do?” My answer ...

Eat Your Vegetables!

Mom was right! Eat your veggies! According to the Center for Disease Control, most Americans do not eat enough vegetables. ...

Essential Oils

Essential oils are, well, essential!  We use them at home and in the office via diffuser (aromas in the air), ...

Fresh Herb and Garlic Infused Oil

I have been trying my hand at Southwest Florida gardening and it is NOT easy, let me tell you! The ...

Power of the Pool

As you may know, I (Marion) suffered a pretty severe bike crash along San-Cap Rd. back in February. The injuries ...

Vinegar and Diabetes

High levels of blood sugar (hyperglycemia) play a substantial role in the development of metabolic disorders and, over time, this ...

Get Connected: Loneliness Can Harm Your Health

Meaningful social connections are really good for our health. Those who have them are generally happier and healthier. Connections with ...

Let’s talk about Yogurt

Over 300 yogurt options exist in a typical American supermarket according to the Wall Street Journal. Regular yogurt sales have ...

Cinnamon

Cinnamon is a versatile and well-known spice used in a variety of foods from sweet desserts, cinnamon rolls, and fruit ...

A Smart Gut

Did you know your brain is directly connected to your gut? Your mouth waters when you think about food, right? ...

What Makes a Person Happy

What exactly is it that makes us happy? Money? Social status? Larger homes or material possessions? Even though we might ...

Un-Retirement

Retirement is an enviable prospect to many people, and a day most of us look forward to. Many stressed out ...

Have You Been Wronged?

Have lies have been told about you? Do you feel you were unfairly fired from your job? Were promises broken? ...

Is it Normal to Wake Up Stiff and Achy?

We recently read a paper that stated, “Scientists have discovered that we wake up stiff because our body’s natural ibuprofen ...

Do Talk to Strangers!

The world sometimes feels like it is spiralizing out of control! People are stressed. The pace of life is phrenetic. ...

Cell Phones, Headaches and Neck Pain

Having more headaches and neck pain lately? It could be from how you use your phone! The aching and squeezing ...

Belly Fat

Everyone has some belly fat. But one type of fat, called visceral fat, can build up deep inside, and accumulate ...

Staying Active Year-Round on Sanibel

One of the mottos of our Caring Medical clinic is “Keeping People Active for Life!” Living year-round on Sanibel through ...

Banned Flavor Additives

We always encourage our patients and our readers to eat real food, rather than processed foods. And now there is ...

Nordic Diet

Have you heard of the Nordic diet? It’s taken from traditional Nordic meals ofDenmark, Finland, Norway, Iceland, Sweden, and Greenlandand ...

Laughter Is Good Medicine

Laughter can’t cure all ailments, but it can be good medicine! When you laugh, your intake of oxygen increases, and ...

Staying Active in Retirement

In retirement, it is important to remain active. Yes, you can finally sleep in later since you don’t have to ...

Vision and Your Diet

Can what you eat affect the health of your eyes? Definitely! There is a strong connection between the foods you ...

Prolonged Sitting

Sitting is a difficult position to avoid! We sit while driving, in front of our desk at work, while traveling ...

Fruit Thoughts

Unprocessed, whole fruit is a healthy choice for most people, especially over processed fruit products or juice. Some people say ...

Strengthen Your Glutes

Did you know your gluteus- minimus, medius and maximus- are the largest and strongest muscles in your body? They are ...

Successful Aging

With advances in medicine and lifestyle, the majority of elderly adults are remaining active longer. Biologically, some things naturally decline, ...

Mood Boosters

Life can be stressful, and sometimes it is downright difficult. But there are many ways to stimulate your senses that ...

Tips to Decrease Sugar Intake

Decreasing sugar consumption is a large part of healthy eating. Diets high in processed sugar stimulate the brain’s dopamine pathway, ...

Roasting Summer Vegetables

Summer is a great time to fill your plate with as many fresh vegetables as possible. Floridians have the wonderful ...

Infection Fighting Foods

Food affects every process and function of the human body. It is literally the body’s fuel.  Providing our body with ...

Healthy Food Swaps

Everyone loves their comfort foods and snacks. The problem is, these foods often play havoc on our waistline and health. ...

Memory Lapses

When we are in our 60's, our body is not like it was in our 20's. We're not as flexible, ...

Reduce Breast Cancer Risk

Did you know one of the risk factors for breast cancer is being a woman over age 50? Two out ...

Beneficial Foods to Decrease Inflammation

Our daily food choices fall into either “pro-inflammatory” or “anti-inflammatory” categories. Interestingly, researchers have found links between eating a pro-inflammatory ...

Maintaining Social Connectedness

Healthy eating and living a daily movement are essential for a robust life, but another important aspect of healthy living ...

Surgery and the Elderly

Surgery comes with risks for everyone, but it can pose serious risks for older people, who tend to tolerate anesthesia ...

Healthy Lifestyle and Alzheimer’s Disease

The rate of Alzheimer’s disease is increasing in the United States, with experts expecting a tripling of the numbers by ...

Exercise and Brain Function

We already know that exercise is great for our body, but scientific evidence continues to confirm that exercise also strengthens ...

Air Fresheners and Fragrances

We are exposed to many fragrances throughout the day. Some of the most common are air fresheners in our home, ...

Plastic Bottles and Food Storage Containers

Plastic bottles and containers are a big part of everyday life. We drink from plastic at home, work, and while ...

Pain from Smartphone Use

Many of us are familiar with the association of computer use with neck and shoulder pain, but did you know ...

Replace Some Sedentary Time with Bicycling

The average person spends over half of their waking day sitting or reclining. Too much sedentary time is a health ...

Cutting Boards

Eating raw or undercooked foods has led many folks to fall ill from food-related illnesses. Microorganisms can be introduced to ...

Inflammation

The body depends on inflammation to heal itself. Inflammatory cells arrive via blood after sustaining an injury to repair the ...

MEAT vs RICE

All around the world, the typical advice for a simple ankle sprain is basically wrong! After an joint injury, the ...

The Ketogenic Diet

The ketogenic diet is one most of us have heard thrown around lately. It’s not actually a new diet, but ...

Happiness

It may not be possible to be happy all of the time, but being happy more frequently is a great ...

What is Ligament Creep?

Did you know that ligament creep is the cause of much neck pain in our modern society? Creep signifies the ...

Broccoli and osteoarthritis

Marion Hauser, MS, RD In the June 2017 edition of Nature's Scientific reports, researchers in the United Kingdom reported on their ...

Olive Oil

We often hear that olive oil is good for us, but in what ways? Olives and olive oil contain components ...

Olives as an anti-inflammatory

In this article we will examine the research surrounding the ability of olives and their components in alleviating and possibly ...

Migraines

Experiencing a migraine headache, or watching a loved one suffer from a migraine attack, can be excruciating and leave you ...

Nuts: A Powerhouse Food

The snacking industry accounts for a large part of the fat, sugar and sodium intake in the American diet, as ...

Muscle Mass and Aging

None of us like the thought of the loss of muscle strength that may come with aging. Is there something ...

Boba Tea

Have you tried Boba tea? It is actually quite an interesting experience! It is a heavily sweetened beverage with marble-sized ...

Sucralose

Sucralose, also known as Splenda, is found in so many of the foods and beverages we consume, but its role ...

Pregnancy Related Back and Pelvic Pain

Women commonly suffer from back or pelvic pain during and after pregnancy. An article in the European Spine Journal reports ...

The Health Benefits of Owning a Dog

Having a pet provides wonderful health benefits! They lift our mood, provide companionship, and improve socialization. Dogs in particular, have ...

Poor Sleep and Weight Gain

When your sleep is disrupted and you sleep poorly, you can be predisposed to weight gain and changes in appetite. ...

Fruit and Diabetes

Fruit is almost always encouraged as part of a healthy diet, and most dietary guidelines recommend the consumption of fresh ...

Ligament Injuries

When joints are injured, the tissue that is commonly damaged is what we call, “white” tissue. White tissue has a ...

Sports Injuries and Osteoarthritis

Over 90% of athletic injuries involve stretched, torn or weakened soft tissue. Sports injuries, whether an ankle sprain, meniscal tear ...

What are the Best Foods for Fitness?

A recent health article encouraged consuming carbohydrates, such as cereal, granola bars and fruit, at least an hour before workouts ...

Have New Year Resolutions Sparked New Joint Pain?

Overzealous exercising, stemming from New Year’s resolutions can result in injury during this early part of the year. Exercising is ...

Is Aspirin Really Good for You?

Aspirin is well-known for interrupting the process that makes your blood clot. One a day helps keep your blood thin, ...

Sugar Cravings & Hyperactive Eating

When we talk to our patients about this they often wonder if simply changing the composition of their meals can ...

What Is Your Favorite Herb? How About Basil!

One of mine is fresh basil, also called "sweet basil" and is native to India but is used in the ...

Understanding Food: Back to the Basics

Do you ever feel confused about what food products to purchase? Are you in the grocery aisles trying to read ...

5 Great Ways to Prepare Vegetables

1. Roasted Chop your favorite veggies and place in a bowl. Drizzle with extra virgin olive oil and a little ...

Plant-Based Diets

Is eating a plant-based diet best for everyone? There are many advocates of some plant-based diets, but just avoiding meat ...

Dietary Iron

Do you have difficulty getting enough iron in your diets? Women of child-bearing age, vegetarians and those who eat less ...

Diet, Lifestyle, and Healthy Brain Aging

Research over the years has shown that people who follow the Mediterranean diet principles experience better cognitive function. A recent ...

Diet and Exercise for Type II Diabetes

The rate of diabetes is rising rapidly in the United States, and so is the rate of obesity. The heavier ...

Power of the Pool – especially Saltwater!

We absolutely love our saltwater pool. It is one of those things that you are unaware of until you experience ...

Chia Seeds NOT Chia Pets!

We recently received a baby Yoda Chia Pet as a Christmas gift from our nephews – wow, who knew those ...

Benefits of Motion X-Ray!

Think about how most radiologic studies are taken – while you are lying down, right? When does most pain occur? ...

Are you Heart Smart?

With Valentine's Day just around the corner, let’s talk a little about the heart. The heart is the large muscle ...

Low Carbohydrate Lifestyle

We are proponents of consuming a “real food diet” versus a diet of processed, chemicalized, so-called food. We believe that ...

Health Benefits of Yellow

As most of our readers, friends, co-workers, and family know, Dr. Hauser LOVES YELLOW. You may wonder how he came ...

Healthy Meal Prep Ideas for the New Year

As you know, we try to eat healthy, home-cooked meals every night for dinner. Eating together is not only healthier, ...

Are you magnesium deficient?

Magnesium is a mineral found throughout nature and is an important electrolyte for our bodies. Ninety-nine percent of our bodies’ ...

Have a Healthy Holiday

Many of us experienced a wonderful Thanksgiving weekend filled with family, friends, and yes, FOOD! The extra piece of pumpkin ...

Are You an Egg Carrier or An Egg Dropper?

Last Sunday we heard a very inspirational sermon at church discussing the power of our words. We can literally affect ...

Top Risks for Developing Cardiovascular Disease

Top Risks for Developing Cardiovascular Disease According to the American Heart Association (AHA) nearly half of the population of American ...

Look Up Child

We were recently listening to favorite artist Lauren Daigle’s “Look Up Child” – and we thought to ourselves, this should ...

Happiness Hints

First, choose to be grateful. Even during tough times, we should remember to be thankful. We have all experienced tough ...

Beating the Heat

Here we are. Summer in SW Florida! It is HOT! We try to exercise early in the morning before the ...

Creating a Healthier Workstation

Let us be real, Americans have posture problems. Just look around you! Whether sitting at your desk all day, slouching ...

Healing and HRV

We wanted to ask you, “What have you been thinking about lately?” You may wonder why we ask. Well, with ...

Quick Way to Get Dinner on the Table: Sheet Pan Meals

Many people feel that life is so busy that it seems like making dinner is the most challenging task in ...

National Oyster Day and Ways to Make Oysters

Who knew? August 5 each year honors oysters for National Oyster Day! Some view oysters as slimy bottom-dwelling-scum suckers while ...

Establishing Health Habits

It’s back to school for many of you and your families! Congratulations on making it through the summer! Just kidding! ...

Kindness matters

At our church, First Assembly in Fort Myers, our pastor has been speaking on the fruits of the Spirit which ...

Love is Always the Answer

Wow! What a difference a week can make, right? It just goes to show you that we all need to ...

September is Whole Grains Month

Whole grains sometimes get a bad rap. When you say whole grains, people often think of Metamucil and wheat bran ...