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GAD Antibodies & Diabetes: How Are They Related?

Diabetes is a condition in which the body is unable to properly regulate blood glucose, either because of the inability to produce sufficient amounts of insulin or the inability to use insulin effectively. Diabetes is diagnosed through a series of blood tests, one of which is the glutamic acid decarboxylase (GAD) antibodies test. GAD antibodies […]

The Path to Ultimate Enlightenment Is a Journey Through Your Worst Fears
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The Path to Ultimate Enlightenment Is a Journey Through Your Worst Fears

We can argue all day over the meaning of ultimate enlightenment. We can all agree that even were we to live for a thousand years, we will never know everything. Therefore, ultimate enlightenment can’t possibly imply knowing everything. But it might just entail knowing everything necessary for a life marked by fulfillment and wellbeing. As […]

Understanding Our Prescriptions and Supplements Better
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Understanding Our Prescriptions and Supplements Better

At some point, we have all taken them. Perhaps we suffer an injury that requires specific pain medicines that are stronger than our over-the-counter options. Or we visit the doctor and learn that we are a little deficient with Vitamin C. So, we trot off to the nearest drug store and either get a prescription […]

The Benefits of Running and How to Get Started Talk in November 2014
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The Benefits of Running and How to Get Started Talk in November 2014

In November of 2014 at In Stride Physical Therapy & Rehab in Pacific Grove, CA, Blake Russell an Olympic Marathoner, Physical Therapist, mother of two and a resident of Pacific Grove discussed the benefits of running and how to get started safely. Blake Russell is a talented runner who ran the marathon in the Beijing […]

Wellness and Vitality Talk in July 2014
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Wellness and Vitality Talk in July 2014

In July of 2014 at In Stride Physical Therapy & Rehab in Pacific Grove, CA, we started  our series of monthly health talks with Heather Lauren, a student (at that time and now graduate) of Bauman College of Holistic Nutrition. Heather presented a series of 4 very informative one hour weekly talks on how to better your […]

Getting Healthy: 5 Reasons Why Healthy Lifestyles Improve Overall Health
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Getting Healthy: 5 Reasons Why Healthy Lifestyles Improve Overall Health

Your daily habits – from the food you eat, to the exercise you get, to the time you go to sleep – can have a significant effect on your health. Every choice you make has a positive or negative impact. Developing healthy behaviors can give you a better, healthier life. Cultivating a healthy lifestyle is […]

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How to Find The Right Health Insurance For You

Most insurers are happy to receive your premium payments but are slow to pay your bills when the time comes. That’s why when shopping for health insurance, looking at the insurer’s average time and responsiveness processing claims should be as imperative as how much they charge for their premiums. Several industry leaders in the health […]

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Five Health Benefits of Getting a Massage

Many people today are overwhelmed  by all of the health information that they receive. However, improving your health is actually very simple. You can improve your health by getting a massage. Below are some of the ways that your health can improve from getting a massage: Pain Relief – It is estimated that 80 percent […]

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7 Tips To Identify The Signs Of Substance Abuse

Substance abuse is a serious problem that can affect someone’s life negatively. Addicts have the potential to develop many health problems and might find it difficult to maintain relationships. Substance abusers also have legal and financial problems that are difficult to overcome. That’s why many drug addicts find it beneficial to utilize rehab treatment centers […]

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I’m On A Boat: Cruise Healthy!

Most people are shocked when I tell them I like to go on cruises. As a health advocate who prides herself on eating a healthy diet and leading an active lifestyle, people find my vacation of choice quite surprising. In most people’s minds, a cruise vacation is an opportunity to be sedentary and gorge themselves […]

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Yerba Mate: Maybe Not So Healthy

About a year ago, my husband introduced me to an interesting drink that had recently gained popularity in the United States: yerba mate. At first, I thought it was another tea made from the Camellia sinensis bush, but after tasting it, I realized that it had distinctive differences in flavor from the teas that I […]

When A Headache Is More Than Just A Headache
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When A Headache Is More Than Just A Headache

Headaches are among the most common health complaints, and they are rarely signs of serious illness. Unfortunately, headaches can also be symptoms of major medical problems, such as an aneurysm, meningitis or brain cancer. This means it’s important to know how to tell the difference between simple headaches and those caused by these other issues. […]

Holiday Table Time – Tips on Diabetes-Friendly Foods
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Holiday Table Time – Tips on Diabetes-Friendly Foods

When you’re living with diabetes, the holidays aren’t just about food and family; they’re also about healthy choices. For many individuals living with diabetes, the most challenging part of the holidays is navigating the trimmings and side dishes that line the table. Whether you’re a cook or a consumer, here are some easy tips on […]

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Five Health Conscious Gift Ideas For This Holiday Season

The holiday season is a great time to reconnect with family and friends, but the parties, get-togethers, and family dinners often create complicated situations for anyone who is concerned about their health. Give your loved ones the gift of health this holiday season with these health-conscious presents. Many of these gifts are available on Amazon […]

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The Power of a Smile

A long time ago, I decided that I was going to make a conscious effort to smile whenever I started to feel sad, frustrated or stressed. I wanted to stem the flow of negative emotions created by a poor work situation and bring out more positive, healthy feelings to replace them. The act of smiling, […]

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