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Salt – Tasty, Deadly

Sodium – how much is too much? By Lindsay Venn, PA-C RD. In the 20 years of dietary counseling I have done, sodium remains the one dietary alteration that patients struggle the most with. This is unfortunate because this change can have the most drastic effects on the body if a person can limit their sodium intake successfully. The most …

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Our Aim at The Healing Sanctuary

Our Aim at The Healing Sanctuary (THS). By Dr. Jeff Baker, MD. Our aim at THS may be unlike any you have encountered regarding a health care provider. Our goal is to help you reach optimal health. We strive to address the concerns and areas you want examined and investigated, but we also strive to discover those areas that may …

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Pets and Depression

Pets and Depression. By Kazmin Nye, Lab Tech. The call was a complete surprise. The day after Christmas, my Grandmother died of a heart attack. Soft crying ensued and quickly turned into racking sobs. Just five minutes into my emotional frenzy, my dog Indiana appeared at my side. He preceded to jump up beside me on the chair and began …

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Summer, Sun, and … Sunscreen!

Summer, Sun, and … Sunscreen! By Tyrie McWilliams, RN. Wahooo!!!! It’s that time of year again! The highly anticipated, never underestimated, dog days of summer are here! If you’re anything like me, you have been counting down the days until you can bust out the flip flops, dust off your favorite bikini or board shorts, pull out the old pool …

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Detoxing Gingerly

Detoxing Gingerly! By Kim Look, IV Coordinator. There is no way to avoid chemicals and toxins completely. It’s just a part of living in this world. They are in our food, the air we breathe, the water we drink, our cleaning products, our beauty products, building supplies, mattresses, medications we take, and the list could go on and on. Often …

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A Glimpse of the Work of the Sonographer

A Glimpse into the Sometimes Difficult, Heartbreaking, and yet Rewarding Work of Our Sonographer. By Gwyn Grabner, RDMS. The title above may be a little bit dissuading, so let me start by emphasizing that I do, in fact, absolutely, love my job! I am extremely passionate and proud of my profession as an ultrasonographer and I take great pride in …

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It’s All About the Little Things!

It’s All About the Little Things. By Tammi Enkey. Recently I returned home for a week to North Carolina to attend my grandfather’s funeral. During that week I had multiple opportunities to return down memory lane fondly remembering my many memories that I have with my grandparents in North Carolina. I thought about the many lessons that I have learned …

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The Fish Oil Conundrum

The Fish Oil Conundrum. By Lindsay Venn, PA-C. As most people are well aware, fish oil is something that many health providers are recommending to their patients to help with a multitude of problems. People are recommended to take fish oil to help reduce cholesterol, lower triglycerides, lower inflammation and pain, reduce risk of cancer, the list goes on and …

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Meditating for a Healthier, Happier You!

Meditating for a Healthier, Happier You. By Justin Baker, Ph.D. I didn’t grow up with today’s functional and integrative medicine Dr. Baker — my dad. Nope. Being the eldest of his children, I grew up with the completely conventional, hardly-at-home, medical student, sleep-deprived medical resident, and early-career-physician Dr. Baker. In fact, I remember in high school hearing one of my …

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Building Update – Masonry, Ramp and Finish Carpentry

Masonry, Ramp and Finish Carpentry It’s been a little bit since we shared progress on our building renovations. Here is a quick photo update. Many different things are all happening at once, keeping us on our toes. First, we have the masonry restoration well underway. Looking closely at the courtyard photo, the new pilaster crowns are in place on the …