Elite athletes are utilizing complementary and alternative health care providers more than ever. They understand the key to career longevity is receiving preventative treatments before injuries and sickness occur. Practitioners of complementary and alternative, or ‘conservative’ health care pride themselves on treating the root cause of injury and illness, rather than just treating symptoms. Conservative health care providers aim to use surgery and drugs as a last resort, and only when the athlete has failed to respond to all conservative care treatments.

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Do you feel like you are constantly stretching and foam rolling yet are not improving flexibility? Patients regularly ask me how to become more flexible and mobile. They stretch their hips, hamstrings, and lower backs constantly, yet see little improvement in function, range of motion, or pain. For many patients, the issue is not the extensibility of their tissues, it is poor or inadequate stabilization patterns.  

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1. Use Magnesium, Not Melatonin      For a supplement option, utilize magnesium to promote healthier sleep.  Magnesium can act as an inducer of GABA, the major inhibitory neurotransmitter of the body.  GABA helps the body slow down internal processes, especially in the nervous system. By decreasing facilitation of nerves, we help the nerves and the

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  Image Credit: http://paleomg.com This is a recipe I love to eat for any meal of the day.  It takes very little prep time and makes several servings. Enjoy! Ingredients 1 medium spaghetti squash (about 21⁄2 pounds) 4 tablespoons butter, ghee, or coconut oil, divided 3 cloves garlic, minced 3 medium carrot, diced 2 stalks

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  Photo credit: ourpaleolife Makes 16 Packed with nuts, dates and cinnamon, these Paleo Nut Energy Bars are perfect for pre or post crossfit sessions, ski/snowboard day, cycling a century ride or a coffee shop commute. 10 min Prep Time 17 min Cook Time 27 min Total Time

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4 things you can do at home to keep your shoulders healthy and pain free   Much emphasis gets put on the rotator cuff and it’s importance to shoulder health. Yes the rotator cuff is very important, but the rotator cuff consists of only 4 very small muscles, whose primary function is stabilization and keeping the

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