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Six Practical Strategies for Boosting Allergy Resistance and Immunity During Winter

Written by Frances Smith, patient access specialist As winter settles in, the chilly air brings not just holiday cheer but also seasonal allergies and weakened immunity. The cold weather, coupled with indoor confinement, tends to exacerbate allergies and increase susceptibility to illnesses. However, there are numerous ways to fortify your defenses against allergies and boost your […]


Practical Strategies to Combat Rheumatology Pain and Inflammation (Part Two)

Written by Frances Smith, patient access specialist In part one of our blog series, we discussed rheumatoid pain, its common causes, and the importance of early intervention. Now, in part two, we will explore four practical strategies that can help you combat rheumatology pain and inflammation effectively. Make Lifestyle Changes Making life style changes can be […]

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Understanding Rheumatology Pain and Inflammation

Written by Frances Smith, patient access specialist Living with rheumatology pain and inflammation can be challenging, but there are effective ways to combat these symptoms and improve your quality of life. In this two-part blog series, we will discuss various strategies to manage rheumatology pain and inflammation. In this part, we’ll dive into what rheumatology pain […]

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Nourishing Your Gut: Dietary Support for Digestive Conditions

Written by Frances Smith, patient access specialist The gut plays a crucial role in our overall health and well-being. Yet, various digestive conditions can cause discomfort and disrupt our daily lives. Whether you’re dealing with irritable bowel syndrome (IBS), acid reflux, inflammatory bowel disease (IBD), or other digestive issues, adopting a supportive diet can significantly improve […]

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5 Practical Ways to Increase Spiritual Wellness

Written by Frances Smith, patient access specialist Spiritual wellness is one of the eight dimensions of wellness, and it involves having a sense of purpose and meaning in life. Many people conflate the concept of religion and spirituality. While they can be the same for some, they do not have to be. In reality, spiritual health […]


3 Tips to Improve Brain Health

Written by Frances Smith, patient access specialist Your brain is the powerhouse of your body that controls every aspect of your life. It’s easy to forget just how much we depend on the brain to be healthy and functional until it’s not operating at its best. In honor of Brain Awareness Month, I want to emphasize […]

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Breathwork for Improving Wellness

Written by Frances Smith, patient access specialist Summary Potential benefits of breathwork include: Breathwork supports growth in all 8 dimensions of wellness at once. Breathwork has been shown to activate the parasympathetic nervous system, which helps reduce stress and anxiety by promoting feelings of calm and relaxation. Certain types of breathwork, such as the Wim Hof […]

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The 8 Dimensions of Wellness

Written by Frances Smith, patient access specialist The adjustments that many Americans made during the COVID-19 pandemic brought to light that our collective work-life habits were unbalanced. Before 2020, we normalized the work grind as a vehicle to productivity, even at the expense of our well-being—an often-problematic mindset as it encourages us to neglect ourselves for […]

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The Best Diet for Lupus: What to Eat & Foods to Avoid

Lupus is a chronic autoimmune disease that causes pain and inflammation to occur throughout the body, most commonly affecting the skin, joints, and internal organs. Like other autoimmune diseases, lupus develops when the immune system misfires. Instead of fighting against disease and infection as it ought, it attacks healthy tissue. While treatment options can help relieve many of […]