Good Fat v. Bad Fat: not all fats created equal

by Dr. Liat Engel   Too Fat, or not Too Fat? That is the question.  Well, not really.  The question is more likely: “what is the nature of your fats?”  In this article we will be reviewing both the bad fats, including what risks they pose, and how to avoid them, right alongside the good … Continued

From the Vault: Going Beyond Estrogen in Hormone Therapy

By Dr. Brooke Azie-Rentz If you have been to AIM and are a woman, chances are you have discussed hormones with one of our docs.  This is because hormones are a huge force in our bodies, driving everything from appetite, to metabolism, to sex drive, to mood… the list is long!  Here at AIM we … Continued

What’s stress got to do, got to do with it?!

by Dr. Brooke Azie-Rentz, ND Stress-noun- a state of mental or emotional strain or tension resulting from adverse or very demanding circumstances.   As I sit here writing this article that is 2 weeks late, dealing with new hires, family in town, ailing family out of town, young children and where to send them to … Continued

Chinese Medicine’s Take on Stress, specifically Cortisol and Vitamin B6

by Debbie Yu, LAc Acupuncture and Chinese medicine constitutes a whole medicine, but can often be difficult to understand due to language (qi, blood, yin, yang, zang-fu, meridians, etc). There are more similarities between Eastern and Western medicine than you may think. Continue reading for a correlation between cortisol and “Liver qi stagnation” and the … Continued

Go Hard Or Go To Sleep?

by Dr. Brooke Azie-Rentz When it comes to sleep and fitness, intense exercise may not always be the answer. In a rested body (one that has slept at least 7 hours per night on a regular basis) high intensity exercise promotes fat loss, muscle gain, insulin receptor sensitivity, positive emotions and restful sleep. In a … Continued

Treating Frozen Shoulder–Physiotherapy and Trigger Point Injections

Though exercise and stretching continues to be the primary rehab treatment employed for adhesive capsulitis, or commonly known as the “frozen shoulder”, best results are only achieved if the involved muscles have been checked and treated for trigger points.  Muscles that have trigger points are not able to relax properly and as a result will … Continued

Hormone Replacement is about more than just Estrogen

By Dr. Brooke Azie-Rentz If you have been to AIM and are a woman, chances are you have discussed hormones with one of our docs.  This is because hormones are a huge force in our bodies, driving everything from appetite, to metabolism, to sex drive, to mood… the list is long!  Here at AIM we … Continued

February, Love, and Maca Root in our latest newsletter

Hello Health Enthusiasts! The new year is off to a great start, and we hope to build on that with a wonderful February.  Click on the link below to access the PDF of our February Newsletter, which is about feeling younger and increasing vitality through hormone replacement and other natural methods, like Maca Root.  We … Continued