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By vitalhf, Aug 14 2019 02:00PM

By Jonathan M. Sasser, M.S.O.M., L.Ac.


The exorbitant health care costs of our nation is no secret. According to the Center for Disease Control, average health care expenditures per-person were $10,000 on average in 2015, amounting to $3.2 trillion or almost 18% of the United States GDP. Also according to the CDC, chronic diseases that are avoidable through preventive care account for about 75 percent of US health care expenditures. Without diagnostics like blood work or other medical testing, symptoms are the first warning signs of the deeper imbalances that lead to health problems. Unfortunately, by the time you first begin experiencing symptoms, you have likely been in a state of dysfunction for quite some time. One of the biggest challenges in health care right now is convincing individuals of the benefits of preventive care and the importance of addressing their symptoms as soon as they arise.


When we first start to experience a problem, that is our sign to get care NOW!


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By vitalhf, Aug 7 2019 01:00PM

By Holly A. Carling, O.M.D., L.Ac., Ph.D.


Keeping your blood moving is critical to good health. Do your legs or arms wake up after you do? Do your limbs get cold easily? Do you have tingling of your feet or hands? Do wounds heal slowly? Are you having blood pressure challenges? These may be signs of poor circulation. But not everyone with poor circulation has symptoms.


This is a condition that cannot be ignored. An important role of circulating blood is to bring oxygen and nutrients to your organs and tissues. Lack of circulation can have dire consequences on your health.


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By vitalhf, Jul 31 2019 01:00PM

By Jonathan M. Sasser, M.S.O.M., L.Ac.


Crohn’s disease, Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS), Ulcerative Colitis, and others, are a collection of digestive disorders that have been lumped into the bin of Inflammatory Bowel Disorders (IBD). For years they have been known as notoriously stubborn conditions for which no permanent solutions exist. Although the medical industry claims there is no cure for the collection of irritable bowel conditions, there are, in fact, many solutions that have provided long-term relief to a great many people. In treating these conditions, our primary goals are to restore the function of the digestive system, reduce inflammation and give you the resources to create lasting healing.


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By vitalhf, Jul 24 2019 01:00PM

By Holly A. Carling, O.M.D., L.Ac., Ph.D.


Getting pregnant, for millennia, was just something that happens. But today, the rate of infertility is rising, especially for the “millennials” population. No longer just taken for granted that you can get pregnant when you want to, young couples have to work harder to bring a family into existence.


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By vitalhf, Jul 17 2019 01:00PM

By Jonathan M. Sasser, M.S.O.M., L.Ac.


My goal as a health care practitioner is quite simply to help more people have more fun, by helping them feel well enough to have fun. I put a diverse background to use to make this happen. Before I decided to pursue a Masters in Oriental Medicine, I stumbled across a few monumental ideas that would be like tractor beams drawing me into practicing medicine. I started out studying Chemical and Biological Engineering, wanting to work on developing alternative energies. However, this was a time in my life where I was struggling through a profound fear of social situations. I instinctively knew that I could find many answers to my concerns in the remarkable wisdom of nature. I was able to resolve my anxiety through the power of whole food nutrition. I am still in awe at the ways we can leverage our innate physiological processes and the power of food as medicine.


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