Understanding Cellular Senescence and its Role in Wellness

The latest research in anti-aging and regenerative medicine has been focused on senescent cells and the role they play in the aging process, the body’s ability to heal, and chronic inflammatory disease. A senescent cell is one that undergoes changes in gene expression resulting in a loss of the ability to replicate, apoptosis or programmed […]

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The Brain-Vagus-Gut Connection

The connection between our guts and our brains cannot be denied. While the relationship between the gut and the brain has been known since the 19th century in terms of control of peristalsis, or motility, we have developed a greater understanding of just how important the crosstalk is between the two organs. The burgeoning field […]

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Stimulate Autophagy

TEN Ways To Stimulate Autophagy What is autophagy and why do we need it? Autophagy is the cellular process by which the cells are cleaned out. The organelles, proteins, and debris, that are no longer efficient nor effective, are packaged and sent on their way either by degradation or release. Autophagy can dictate not only […]

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Oxygen Therapies

The Importance of Oxygen in Healing and Pain Oxygen is the most essential molecule needed for life. We can live for weeks without food, days without water, but only moments without oxygen. Our body’s tissues need a constant supply of oxygen to function and the best way to optimize health is to adequately oxygenate the […]

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Detox Your Brain

Detoxification seems to be a buzz word these days. It is certainly a key phrase that gets people’s attention. But what is detoxification? What does it mean to detoxify? And how is our brain involved? Physiologically, detoxification is an essential cellular function that without the means to do so would be incompatible with life, at […]

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Keeping Your Joints Happy and Healthy for a Lifetime of Movement

We at CHN believe movement and exercise are a critical element of long term health. But if you are in pain, that can be a challenge. Joints, cartilage, ligaments, tendons and synovial fluid (for joint lubrication) undergo a continuous but slow turnover and remodeling process. This is affected by many physiological factors such as diet, […]

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How Leaky Gut Connects to Leaky Brain

Written by Carley Squires, ND, LAc There is a two-way communication between the brain and the gastrointestinal tract often referred to as the “brain–gut axis,” so it makes sense that increased inflammation in one would result in inflammation of the other. But, how do we get inflammation in the gut or brain? And, how exactly […]

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BEATING BRAIN FOG

“Brain fog” is a phrase commonly used by patients when they are trying to describe a lack of mental clarity, a mild confusion, a loss of focus and attention, poor concentration, or even just a generalized sense of not feeling well. As a neurologist, it is of course my obligation to ensure nothing serious is […]

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