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When I first saw that TV commercial I thought…

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by Michael D. Allen, DC, NMD Functional Neurologist There is a television commercial that stops me in my tracks every time I see it. It’s the one about an ingredient originally discovered in jellyfish. The narrator declares that your brain is an amazing thing, but aging causes the loss of certain brain proteins that leads […]

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You and Your Brain Age Because…

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by Michael D. Allen, DC, NMD Functional Neurologist Why does this seem to happen in your 30’s? Why do so many people fatigue more easily, lose muscle mass and have more immune issues after they turn 30? Is it from inactivity? Could it be from lifestyle changes? Research indicates that aging affects even those who […]

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Healthy Heart Care for Women

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by Michael D. Allen, DC, NMD Functional Neurologist A new approach to heart health shows promise. While it is true that aerobic exercise is wonderful for brain function, more may not be better. Aerobic exercise helps use oxygen, and the exercise movements generate signals to the brain that normally keep the heart from beating too […]

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Healthy Heart Care for Men

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by Michael D. Allen, DC, NMD Functional Neurologist Preventing Heart Attacks: Is Exercise Important? A New Approach Shows Promise While aerobic exercise is appropriate for your heart and circulatory system it can easily be overdone, and you may be setting yourself up for heart troubles. By definition, aerobic exercise requires oxygen, and exercise movements generate […]

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Is All Exercise Healthy? A new approach shows promise

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by Michael D. Allen, DC, NMD Functional Neurologist Is this you? Do you feel good after your cardiovascular exercise? Upon exertion, does your heart rate jump to your target rate quickly? Do you sometimes go beyond your target rate just to work a bit harder? Does your heart rate get up to 150-160 beats per […]

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Nothing is Good About Bad Posture

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by Michael D. Allen, DC, NMD Functional Neurologist Virtually every musculoskeletal complaint can be linked to bad posture, and good posture is more than standing up straight. A healthy posture has to do with muscles and how they work together to keep you upright and move against gravity. Standing and moving about on two feet […]

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What Makes a Heart Healthy?

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by Michael D. Allen, DC, NMD Functional Neurologist The Cardiac Copycat I just treated a retired sheriff. She had a history of heart valve problems and tachycardia (fast heartbeat) so her MD told her to have an ablation (where the doctor burns out part of her heart’s electrical system). As an alternative she was given […]

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Why Synchronize Brain Function?

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by Michael D. Allen, DC, NMD Functional Neurologist Psychologists have observed that people with learning disabilities process input from their environment differently than those with more “neuro-typical” brains. Many people with learning difficulties just think differently. Giving a person with learning difficulties complicated directions often dooms them to failure. More words require a longer attention […]

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What is Brain-Based Healthcare?

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by Michael D. Allen, DC, NMD Functional Neurologist Memory and attention span are dependent upon how quickly your brain can update the information it receives, and manual muscle testing is a wonderful way to measure it. …FACT: The average person loses 7-10 milliseconds (2-3%) of brain speed every decade starting at the fifth decade (at […]

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Can “Monovision” Trigger Heart Disease?

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by Michael D. Allen, DC, NMD Functional Neurologist Does Your Optometrist Have Monovision? Your eye doctor may study the eye and know how it works, but if he or she recommends that you have a surgery that gives you monovision, then ask them if they have it. If they don’t have it ask them why […]

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