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What’s All The Hubbub With Led Devices

You have probably seen the recent upswing of LED devices for either your face (hello robot looking masks) and even full body panels, but LED therapy devices have been making waves since the 60’s. They were originally utilized in clinical care with benefits ranging...

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Is Your Brain Firing On All Cylinders??

Did you know that brain injuries occur in about 500 out of 100,000 people annually in the United States? Symptoms of a head injury, which is broadly called traumatic brain injury (TBI), can stick around for weeks to months to even years but the "traumatic" part leads...

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Top 3 Reasons Not to Skip Your Kid’s Annual School Physical

I never thought I would reach the age when the adage “time flies” would come out of my mouth. Age is one of those things that we put a lot of stock into: “I’m too old for that” or “Maybe when you’re older”. In medicine, it is no different: certain exams, therapies and...

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Every BODY Deserves a Massage

Think of a massage. You are probably imagining soft music, a beautiful setting, and tranquility. It’s seen as a spa luxury, similar to some beauty treatments. While this can be an enjoyable part of it, massage is much more than a pampering experience. There are many...

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Not Your Ordinary Skin Protection Article

As summer approaches, many of us start thinking about how to protect our skin from the harmful rays of the sun. Skin cancer is a serious concern, this year alone I have sent 3 clients to the dermatologist only to have them need facial surgery to remove skin cancer....

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Cold Plunge: Long-Term Benefit or Short-Term Fad?

Polar plunges have been going on for centuries. Join the Cold Water Therapy movement! Is cold plunge just another fad?  Do we only see positive responses in athletes or is it for the average person as well? Is there a specific temperature threshold we are trying...

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Why You Need a Health & Wellness Coach

What is a Health & Wellness Coach Let’s start with what a Health & Wellness Coach is, what they do, and who benefits most from having a health coach. A Health & Wellness Coach (or Integrative Wellness Coach, as we call it here at Gateway), is a combination...

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The Dad Bod, Explained

There is a hormonal synchrony that men experience with their pregnant partners.If you are planning to start a family or are in the process, start evaluating your current health status now.

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Vagus Nerve

The vagus nerve is one of our most important cranial nerves. It runs from the brain all the way down to the abdomen. It has the important job of connecting the brain to several organs throughout the body. It also controls things like taste, hearing, touch, and a...

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Dry Brushing 101

Dry brushing: maybe you’ve heard about it in the latest health blog or seen a post about it on social media. It’s the new favorite treatment that celebrities are talking about and videoing all over the place.  We brush our hair, we brush our teeth…should we be...

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Biopuncture: Acupuncture + Therapeutic Injections

Using high quality homeopathics ensures quick and effective treatment directly at the area of concern. What is Biopuncture? We love that our patients at Gateway Natural Medicine are naturally curious and always ask about ways to enhance or "level up" their treatments....

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Vitamin D: The Full Story

Safe sun exposure, vitamin D-rich foods, and appropriate supplementation can keep your vitamin D levels optimal for bone health, mental wellness, and a strong immune system.

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My Personal Experience with Skin Cancer

I grew up in Jersey: the originator of GTL (gym, tan, laundry). Being tan was honestly a lifestyle. Scary, right? I am also of Polish and Irish descent, some of the palest nationalities that you can be! But let me tell you, I gave it the old “college try.” I remember...

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Post Infectious (Disease) Syndrome; Part I: The Basics

You’ve experienced it before: It’s that blah feeling you have the days following that nasty cold or GI bug. You haven’t regained all your energy and you’re a bit more irritable. Staying in bed and sleeping seems like the perfect Saturday night. You feel like you are...

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Vitamin A Burst Therapy

Dr. Brett Wisniewski It is a beautiful day in the world of Natural Medicine because we are finally seeing mass acceptance from the general public, mostly under the guise of Functional Medicine.  Unfortunately, with this “new-found” medicine, everyone is in a mad dash...

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Adrenal Fatigue Is Not Real: Part I

Drs. Takacs and Wisniewski The Origins The term “adrenal fatigue” started sometime in the 1970s. It served as an explanation for patients who suffered from fatigue that could not be explained by other causes. This was never an appropriate term for what is happening,...

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Is Keto the Answer? Plus 5 common Keto-mistakes

By Shaun Adams DC, DABCI The Ketogenic diet remains one of the most popular weight loss diets for people to attempt right now. While we recognize there are some great benefits to the diet, especially for certain groups of people, it is not for everyone. However, if...

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Fish Consumption and Mercury Exposure

In a study recently published in the journal Society of Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry researchers questioned college students about their tuna consumption and their knowledge of possible mercury toxicity from eating too much of the tuna. Hair samples...

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Heat Related Illness. What You Need to Know.

It is that time of year again—the kids are out of school; summer plans are in effect and the temperature is rising.  This combo normally makes for an enjoyable summer, but some are caught off guard.  It doesn’t take much, just a few minutes in some cases, and when the...

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7 Testosterone Boosting foods

by Shaun Adams, DC, DABCI Low testosterone is becoming more and more common and we are seeing it at alarming rates in younger males.  Once a condition seen in the aging population, for the first time, many males are being diagnosed in their 20-30s!  There are many...

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How Mold and Gut Health Can Affect Your Weight

By Shaun Adams, DC, DABCI When you think of mold, rarely does weight gain pop into your mind.  Normally we think allergies or lung infections but fat deposition is not one of them.  Don’t be upset, your doctor probably hasn’t connected the dots either.  That is...

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Ouch! Why Does Sex Hurt? + Natural Therapies for Relief

This is a topic many women feel uncomfortable discussing with me, but believe me- I talk sex with everyone. I may ask you, ‘Is pain vaginal or pelvic?’, ‘How long has your libido been low for?’, ‘How long have you had vaginal dryness?’ There are also women who think...

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How Does the Female Menstrual Cycle Work?

One of the most common things I hear in practice from women after describing the menstrual cycle to them is “I had no idea that’s how that worked.” So today I want to share that same information with you all! We’ll start from the beginning. A woman’s menstrual cycle...

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Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome (PCOS) Causes + Diagnosis

Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome (PCOS) affects 1 in 10 women of childbearing age (1). It is estimated that up to 70% of women with PCOS have not been diagnosed (2). PCOS is a disorder of the endocrine system affecting sex hormones, hypothalamus-pituitary communication,...

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10 Tips for Eating During Thanksgiving

Happy Monday! Today marks the Monday leading to Thanksgiving, you’re likely doing some last minute cleaning, prepping for all of the cooking (or drinking), and some of you may be braving the crowds for the crazy black Friday sales. I will be crossing my fingers and...

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Benefits of Drinking Kombucha & How to Make It

Dr. Katie Takacs B.S., D.C.     It is very common now to see glass bottles front and center in the grocery store, filled with carbonated, ginger flavored kombucha. What the heck is kombucha? Why are so many people consuming it? What is Kombucha? Kombucha is...

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Is Marijuana Safe to Use During Pregnancy?

Marijuana use during pregnancy Marijuana is the most commonly used illicit drug during pregnancy. From 2002 to 2014 the prevalence of self-reported, past month marijuana use among US adult pregnant women increased from 2.4% to 3.9% (1). Currently, about 1 in 20 women...

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Listening to Science: Debunking a Serious Medical Myth

Dr. Brett Wisniewski, MS, DC, DABCI, DACBN and Dr. Katie Takacs, DC Medicine and science. Science and medicine. They go so well together it almost seems synonymous these days. We have made drastic leaps in medical technologies, which have allowed us to understand...

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Custom orthotics can help more than you think

Your body is an interconnected system of specialized parts, and the support structure which holds everything together is made up of bones, muscles, tendons, and ligaments. Even if your feet don’t hurt, they may be contributing to your overall postural balance. If...

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Antibiotic Resistance: A Present Day Epidemic

A survey conducted by the World Health Organization (WHO), of nearly 10,000 adults concluded the following about antibiotics: – Three quarters of respondents think antibiotic resistance happens when the body (not bacteria) becomes resistant to antibiotics.  – Nearly...

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