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About one hundred years ago humans doubled their life expectancy. This was a monumental feat, given that the number of years the average person was expected to live was a relatively constant number throughout most of human history. Nutrition, modern medicine and technology were mostly responsible for this dramatic change. In 2007, average life expectancy was 80.4 years for women, and 75.3 years for men.1 This…
For years, researchers have published papers that associate chronic stress with chromosomal damage. Now researchers at DukeUniversityMedicalCenter have discovered a mechanism that helps to explain the stress response in terms of DNA damage. "We believe this paper is the first to propose a specific mechanism through which a hallmark of chronic stress, elevated adrenaline, could eventually cause DNA damage that is detectable," said senior author…
Imagine entering a private sanctuary just for you. Greeted by a potpourri of natural aromas, you breathe deeply to smell a hint of sage, rosemary and lavender. The energy is sublime and you immediately feel welcomed. Safe and secure, you sink into the facial chair and feel like you are floating on a cloud. The lighting is soft but not dark. You hear a hint…
When contracting the muscles on their faces after a cosmetic procedure around their eyes, the majority of patients and doctors commented that Dysport (abobotulinumtoxinA) fared better than Botox (onabotulinumtoxinA). However, while facial muscles were at rest there appeared to be no significant difference between the two, scientists from the University of California, San Francisco wrote in Archives of Facial Plastic Surgery. Even though older Botox…
Before back-to-school slumps your child back into the "backpack hunch", build their posture awareness and benchmark their growing body with a posture picture.  Annual posture pictures are a great idea to systematically keep an ongoing record of how kids look and stand.  While kids ignore a parent's nagging to "straighten up", when they see an image of their own body hunched over...it makes an impression.

October 2022

Wellness Blogs

Brands of the Month

  • Repechage
  • DMK Skin Revision Center
  • Celluma by Biophotas, Inc