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Day of Light

In Blog by Maryellen

May 16, 2018 is the first International Day of Light, a day dedicated to appreciating the role of light in all facets of living. Light plays an integral role in all aspects of culture, art, education,, science, and especially human health. In modern times, we know that light affects many components of health, from circadian rhythms to photosynthesis to the aging of our cells. In ancient times, societies created significant cultural events around light. Many …

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Kylee Slack

In Local Athlete by Maryellen

Meet Kylee Slack Hi!  I’m Kylee Slack.  I’m a 14 yr old active softball player. I learned the hard way you’ve GOT to listen to your body & take pain seriously. I’ve been in love with softball since as long as I can remember.  I started playing when I was about 6, joined a travel ball team when I was 8 or 9 & have been with travel ball since.  I just started playing for …

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Lyme disease – I almost died learning these lessons.

In Blog by Maryellen

This is a hard one for me to write. It was a very long, very difficult path to wellness that I would honestly like to put behind me. I consider myself recovered and I no longer call myself a lyme patient. That said, I am so honored to be able to give back to the community in this way (bringing these supportive therapies in for the local community), so I revisit this for you. For …

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Heart Rate Variability (HRV)

In Blog by Maryellen

Elite and college athletes have been using heart rate variability (HRV) as a way to measure their true recovery status for many years. When their HRV measurement is low on a given training day, that is indicative of the need for a light training day. Sometimes, college coaches would use it to determine if their athletes were out “playing” a little too hard the night before. What is HRV? HRV sensors measure the intervals of …

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How to Adapt to Stress

In Blog by Maryellen

“You have to lower your stress”, my doctor of 12 years told me. This was after over a decade of extreme, persistent chronic lyme disease symptoms and a myriad of treatments, both traditional and alternative. Over a 15 year period of time, I traveled all over the country and spent over $300,000 trying to get well. I was a functioning, bedridden person, working every day with flu-like symptoms to afford my therapies and my supplements, …

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Chronic Fatigue and Fibromyalgia, the default diagnoses

In Blog by Maryellen

No matter how much research you might have done on chronic fatigue syndrome (CFS) or Fibromyalgia, you likely turned up a lot of conflicting opinions. At one time, they were thought to be birthed from “the yuppie flu” epidemic in the 80’s, or the presence of Epstein Barr in your blood, or due to autoimmune disease, or even from system-wide trauma, like a car accident. There are no medical tests that prove you have these …

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Are your kids at risk for sports injuries?

In Blog by Maryellen

It’s common to watch a professional sports game and see unfortunate injuries take place.  They practice hard and they play hard – it’s almost expected as part of the risk professional athletes take on. But what about our kids? Are they playing just one sport, year round, on different teams? In their sport, do they use a part of their body repetitively, like a pitching arm? Do they skip ‘rest and recovery’ days because of …

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Jamie Hartigan

In Local Athlete by Maryellen

Meet Jamie Hartigan Ever since I was little, I have been enamored with cheerleading. There was just something about how they could throw people up in the air and catch them perfectly. When I was 12 years old, I decided I was going to try it. As soon as I stepped onto the spring board floor, the spark inside me lit up. Cheer became my life. After two years, I excelled immensely. By the age …