Most women have experienced how the menstrual cycle affects day-to-day functioning, from emotional and energy fluctuations to pesky PMS symptoms like cramps and cravings. While PMS is certainly a time where you may experience the most symptoms, it’s not the only point in your cycle where your body is experiencing changes. Your hormones fluctuate throughout your entire cycle in phases and influence how you feel from week to week as the month goes by.
What’s the secret to a happy, healthy pregnancy? Dr. Emily Guilfoy, chiropractor and acupuncturist at PALM Health, gives her top 10 tips to keep your body and baby in great shape throughout your pregnancy.
There are hundreds of vitamins and dietary supplements out there, and it can be overwhelming to navigate which ones are best for you, which ones you need a doctor’s recommendation for, and which ones are the best quality. That’s why our doctors and supplement experts at PALM have put together a guide with 7 staple supplements that everyone should consider taking to support everyday health.
You’ve probably heard of acupuncture before, or even have some experience with it. You may have wondered, why are needles used? What do they do? Does it hurt? It may seem like an intimidating treatment at first glance, but the benefits of acupuncture and acupressure extend far beyond what you might think — and so does the science behind it.
“Longevity” has become something of a buzzword in the health and wellness space. So what is it? Longevity is, by definition, a long life or existence. When we talk about longevity as it relates to health and wellness, specifically, we are referring to the length of your years when your body and mind are as healthy, fit, and high-functioning as possible.
Have you ever met someone who looks and moves like they are in their 30s, then been surprised to learn they are actually in their 50s? We all know people who seem much younger than they really are, but why is that? Everyone has a chronological age (how old you are). But, you also have a biological age, which is a representation of how quickly your body’s cellular and molecular functions are deteriorating.
There’s been a lot of information buzzing around about medication for weight loss recently — and if you’re interested in trying weight loss medication, it’s important to understand how it works, figure out whether or not it’s right for you, and make sure you’re adequately supported.
Did you know that the food you eat affects your cognitive health? Your gut and your brain are connected through your vagus nerve, one of your main parasympathetic nerves. We call this the “gut-brain axis.” Through the gut-brain axis, your gut and your brain are in constant communication with each other and influence one another.
Imagine you’re sitting in a meeting for work. Your boss is talking about planning for the next quarter. You have a notebook out and you’re scribbling notes. Then, you hear a ding from your phone, which is lying face-down on the table next to you. You start to wonder who it’s from, what it’s about, and if you need to check it. You quickly glance at it to make sure it’s not something pressing. In the time since you first heard the ding, you’ve completely switched gears in your brain and missed several minutes of discussion on the next quarter’s goals.
You’ve probably heard of the medications that have quickly become all the rage for weight loss — medications like Ozempic, Mounjaro, and others. While they can be an effective tool to get to your goal weight, medications can be tricky. It’s important to understand how they work and their implications on your health and well-being. So, what is the deal with Ozempic and other weight loss drugs?