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Antibacterial Soaps – Risks Beyond Antiobiotic Resistance


For years there have been concerns over development of antibiotic resistant bacteria from the over use of antibiotic soaps.  Until recently government agencies like the FDA have not take the concerns about antibacterial soaps seriously.  Recently the FDA gave manufactures of antibacterial soaps a year to prove that there soaps are safe (FDA Report). Beyond [...]

How To Be Pain Free At Work


As we thought through topics that would be most helpful to share with our patients, one of the first that we identified was sitting at your desk/ computer without getting neck or upper back pain. Sounds simple enough, right? I’m guessing, though, that a good number of you (and your coworkers, family, and friends) experience [...]

Safe Nasal Irrigation


If you are looking to relieve sinus pressure, nasal symptoms, or allergies, irrigating your nasal passage via a neti pot might be a good option. This salt water flushing loosens and thins mucus, making it easier to expel which can reduce and eliminate the root issue of recurrent sinus issues. Antihistamines, antibiotics or even surgical [...]

Water Filters – Which is Best


The sad truth is that Indy has some of the dirtiest water in the country according to the Environmental Working Group.  We discussed this in more detail in our Dirty Water post. There isn’t a lot we can do about the water that comes into our house, but there are a number of options to [...]

A Balanced Wheel – part 3 – by Dorinda Pena


Now we've seen the importance of connecting with our friends and family, we also need to nurture our time with our closest person....our self! When we take time for to invest in our own health we can better pour ourselves out in the various roles we have in life. Yes, it can seem selfish or [...]

A Balanced Wheel – by Dorinda Pena


Every few months I like to take a personal inventory of how I am doing in varies areas of my life.  Heavy stuff,  I know.  But several years ago I was given a simple tool to make this journey easier... the wheel.  Whenever you go on a road trip of any kind, it's always best to [...]

Is Your Sunscreen Toxic?


We’re sailing right through Spring and on our way to Summer!! I’m so thankful for the shining sun, green grass, beautiful flowers, warm temperatures, and cool breezes. As we all begin spending more time outside, I wanted to share info on sunscreens. Environmental Working Group (EWG) is a company that works to protect kids from [...]

Dry Cleaning Making You Sick?


I'm not talking about how much it costs to get your clothes cleaned, but the health risks associated with the chemicals used in dry cleaning. It is estimated that 85% of cleaners in the US use a chemical called perchloroethylene (or PERC, for short) as a solvent in the dry cleaning process.  PERC has been [...]

Why Others Cell Phone Conversations Annoy Us


We've all been in a confined space with someone who is talking entirely to loud on their cell phone, and if you're anything like me you get extremely annoyed in these situations.  I like to think that I follow a live and let live philosophy, but this is one situation where I'm not the bigger [...]

How Healthy is Your Home?


Spring cleaning is upon us and it is important to make sure you house is not only clean, but also healthy.  Many of the chemicals in our homes, including cleaning supplies have been shown to cause or contribute to health related conditions. In order to make sure your houses are as healthy as possible download [...]

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