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Sciatic Pain and Piriformis Syndrome 

What is Piriformis Syndrome and what does that have to do with sciatic pain? Piriformis syndrome is the compression of the sciatic nerve by the piriformis muscle, leading to sciatic pain. The Piriformis is located in the gluteal region, attaching from the sacrum...

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How Your Diet Effects The Environment

Your diet has a huge impact on not only your health, but also on the planet. Here is some information on the connection between diet and climate change from ewg.org. Over a year: If you eat one less burger a week, it’s like taking your car off the road for 320 miles...

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Seasonal Depression- S.A.D

What is S.A.D? Seasonal Depression, otherwise known as S.A.D- is defined as "a mood disorder subset in which people who have normal mental health throughout most of the year experience depressive symptoms at the same time each year, most commonly in the winter."...

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Mental Health – Overall Wellness

At New Leaf Wellness, we care about your over-all health. Wellness is not only effected through physical health but also through emotional and mental well being. Often, mental illness issues will manifest physically throughout the body. We believe in a holistic...

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Posture! Posture! Posture!

By now, we should all know about the ill effects of long hours sitting at a desk, or looking down at our cell phones and other tech devices. Unfortunately, many of us have been doing this since kindergarten, and the effects of poor posture only worsen overtime. Max...

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“Really?! You can massage there?”

"Really? you can massage there?!" Massage therapy isn’t limited to just your back, neck and shoulders. Areas such as hands, feet, glutes, face and even inside your mouth can all be treated.Don’t be afraid or uncomfortable to talk about any area that you are feeling...

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So what is Neurological Integration System anyways? (NIS)

I often get asked to explain NIS, and after 5 years of working as a NIS Practitioner, I have come up with this analogy.        Think of your hard drive (brain) that is connected to your computer (body) by millions of tiny circuits. Now, enter a “virus” in one or...

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Why can’t I sleep?

Why Can’t I stay asleep?   Almost 75% of the patients who walk through my door with sleep-maintenance insomnia wake up around 1-3am. The most common reason for this is hypoglycemia (low blood sugar).  Once the individual starts to eat a small protein snack before...

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Plant those feet!

     As we age, our feet and ankles lose muscle strength and proprioception (the ability to sense where we are spatially), which in turn affects our sense of balance. This loss of foot and ankle strength and proprioception begins to...

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Low back pain? Check your hip flexors!

The hip flexors are a powerful group of muscles located deep in the front of the hip. They connect the leg and pelvis and, as the name suggests, are the main muscles that flex the hip forward. Unfortunately for those of us that sit at a desk all day, the hip flexors...

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