Everyone’s Meditating – Are You?

It seems like you can’t glance through a piece of media without being encouraged to join the legions of those who meditate, being promised relief from the relentless stress, chattering mind and jangled nerves that are part and parcel of our every day lives. Just today, You Tube returned over 1.4 million hits when I… Read more »

Revitalize’s No Fail New Years’ Resolutions

New Years Day is usually thought of as a day to reflect on your past year, and plan the year ahead. Many people make a habit of making resolutions. Statistics say that while 45% of people made resolutions for 2015, only 8% actually kept them. That is not a very high success rate! Often it… Read more »

Thinking Ahead: 2017 Planning Already?

Next month will be January! The New Year. And even though December can see some of the busiest calendars of the year, it’s a great time to begin considering what changes you might want to make once all the holidays and festivities have come to a close for a bit. I like to ask people… Read more »

Staying Well At the Holidays

Much of what you see about “holiday survival” talks about eating healthy food at home before party- going, how to fit a pared down workout schedule into an already crammed schedule, and making DIY gifts to give your budget a bit of a break. These are great ideas, and if they serve your particular needs… Read more »

Revitalize is Now Offering Genomic Testing and Advice!

Pharmacogenomics and epigenetics is a new emerging field. Since the completion of the Human Genome Project in 2003 we have the technology to map your DNA- the strands that contain all of your genes. This leads to more personalized medicine. Sometimes it leads to earlier diagnosis. Other times it can help you make decisions to… Read more »

Melatonin

Melatonin is a hormone produced by your pineal gland and is most commonly associated with sleep. It actually causes drowsiness and lowers your body temperature when it is time to go to bed. It gradually rises during the night with a peak at 2:00-3:00am. B vitamins are essential building blocks for melatonin. So if you… Read more »

Toxic Chemicals in my Lotion?!!!

Hormone balancing can be more difficult to achieve with some patients for a variety of reasons. Lifestyle, adrenal function and even the chemicals introduced into our body can interfere with progress. There are several chemicals that are actually toxic to our body and are known to interfere with our body’s hormone system. These chemicals could… Read more »

The Facts About Heart Health

Most people think of February and think of Valentine’s Day (except those of us in Northeast Ohio who think snow and cold!). In the medical community, we also think of the heart…but the actual organ. Cardiovascular disease is the NUMBER ONE killer of women, causing one out of three deaths each year. Statistics show that… Read more »

Probiotics

As we enter into the cold and flu season, and especially since Akron just narrowly missed an Ebola outbreak, I felt compelled to write about probiotics this month. Probiotics are known for helping gastrointestinal issues. Having the normal amount of bacteria in your intestines can not only help digestion, bowel motility and nutrient absorption, but… Read more »

Can You Blame Your Breast Cancer on Your Parents?

According to the latest statistics, one in eight women (about 12%) will develop invasive breast cancer in their lives. The diagnosis of breast cancer affects many aspects of a woman’s life (health, self-esteem, lost work, family dynamics, etc.). Because of this, most women fear it more than any other disease process. About 5 to 10%… Read more »