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On Stretching

As a dancer, I can feel my body getting stiffer and less flexible within days of going without stretching. For most individuals it isn’t necessary to be able to touch your nose to your knees with your legs stretched out, so why is stretching so important?

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The Complex Concept of Body Image

As a clinical psychologist, with expertise in health and illness, I am frequently asked to shed light on the concept of body image.  I often begin by pointing out that body image is a multidimensional concept that consists of self-perceptions, cognitions, emotions, and behaviors related to one’s physical characteristics. By and large, the research contains […]

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What does your Naturopathic Doctor actually do?

For some, a Naturopathic Doctor is exactly what they have been looking for but, maybe didn’t know it. 

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How Chinese Medicine Treats Amenorrhea

If a woman misses three periods she’s considered to have amenorrhea. It’s a condition we commonly see at YinOva where women often come to our center so seek help in reestablishing their menstrual cycle. Often these patients have not been too concerned about missing their period until they decide to try to conceive. However, amenorrhea […]

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What Does Your Acupuncturist Eat? A Look Inside Kymberly’s Refrigerator

Kymberly Kelly opens up her refrigerator doors and chats about being a former “junk-food junkie” gone clean-eating enthusiast.

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What is CranioSacral Therapy?

CranioSacral Therapy is another tool to encourage physical, emotional and spiritual health through alignment the cranium and the sacrum. The brain is connected to the sacrum by the spinal cord, which creates the central nervous system. Cerebral spinal fluid is produced within the CranioSacral system and maintains the physiological environment in which your brain and […]

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Ready to Meet your Baby? These Yoga Poses will Help You Prepare

Whether you’ve had a difficult pregnancy or glided through the last nine months, when the due date comes…you’re ready to see baby.

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10 Reasons why Sleeping well is Important to Lose Weight and Stay Fit

Are you doing all the right things and yet you’re still not losing weight? Evidence shows that sleeping well is as important as exercising or a balanced diet.

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Get pumped about pumpkin

Pumpkin spice lattes, pumpkin flavored donuts, pumpkin spiked beer, pumpkin scented candles. Basically it’s pumpkin this and pumpkin that. How else are we supposed to know that it’s fall? Honestly, thank you Starbucks, for it is your autumnal drinks that help to keep us on track with what season it is (or soon will be).

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Caring for summer’s minor mishaps: food poisoning (Part III)

For lots of my patients (and me!), summertime is about having fun with food. Whether we are traveling abroad or tailgating at the stadium, coming together around meals is a big part of what we do when the weather gets warm.

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An interview with Kristin McGee

In this series, Michele interviews YinOva friends and wellness advocates. Kristin McGee is a certified yoga and Pilates instructor as well as an ACE certified personal trainer. As a fitness expert, Kristin has appeared on CNN, FOX , CBS Morning Show, ABC’s Good Morning America and more. She has contributed to many magazines like Shape, Fitness, Self, […]

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Planning ahead: Post-marathon recovery

With the NYC Marathon coming up many of you are getting ready to take on one of the biggest challenges of your lives. For months some of you have committed time and energy to this race, which – let’s face it has – fairly dubious origins. Here at the YinOva Center many of our friends and […]

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