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Medical Research Studies Say Essential Vitamin D May Reduce Your Risk of COVID-19

Medical Research Studies Say Essential Vitamin D May Reduce Your Risk of COVID-19
Most people don't think about sunshine or gut health when they are considering how to stay safe from contracting viruses.  As the health of the world continues to change, it is time to adapt our ways of thinking about how to optimize our immune resilience. The human body is perfectly designed.  Our body internally manufactures one of the main nutrients to bolster our immune system -- Vitamin D. With a new wave of Coronavirus cases and increased concerns for safety as winter approaches, new research is indicating that supplementing with vitamin D may be a key factor in keeping us resilient...
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Thermography for Early Breast Cancer Detection

Thermography for Early Breast Cancer Detection
Naturopathic Medicine Blog Carly Sage 422 Views What is Thermography?  Thermography, also known as Digital Infrared Thermal Imaging (DITI), is a physiological test that records the patterns of infrared heat from your body. It is a painless, non-invasive, and non-contact medical imaging process using an infrared scanning camera. There is no radiation, contact, compression, or substances used for imaging. Thermography to Detect Breast Cancer  Breast thermography is a way of monitoring breast health over time. Each person has a unique thermal pattern, like a fingerprint that should remain stable throughout life. The patterns are monitored over time for changes or activities...
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Effective Ways to Support Health and Optimize Immune Your System in Colder Weather

Effective Ways to Support Health and Optimize Immune Your System in Colder Weather
Naturopathic Medicine Blog Carly Sage 189 Views Heading into a change in season means implementing ways to support immune function in an effort to prevent viral threats from compromising our well-being. Now is the time to focus even more on the essentials -- good sleep, proper nutrition, supplementing with immune-boosting nutrients, managing stress, and extra self-care measures including integrative therapies (like the ones we offer at TAO). Tao offers a variety of cutting-edge therapies such as HBOT(Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy), Infrared Sauna, HRV assessment and BrainTap Technology, Acupuncture, and Massage Therapy. These integrative healing modalities target sources of inflammation and mental, emotional, and physiological stress that collectively contribute to...
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Not Just Lyme Disease: What You Should Know About New Tick Species and the Diseases They Carry

Not Just Lyme Disease: What You Should Know About New Tick Species and the Diseases They Carry
Viruses, bacteria, bugs, oh my…. pathogens that wreak havoc on our lives seem to be the topic on everyone’s mind these days. While we’re so busy dealing with COVID, it’s easy to forget about a major silent pandemic – tick-borne illnesses – that are having an increasing impact on our health. Lyme disease, the most recognized and common tick-related infection, is acknowledged as a pervasive threat. With nearly 30,000 reported cases per year, it has a higher incidence than breast cancer. Unfortunately, new findings indicated that not only do we have to worry about Lyme, but we also have to consider...
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NOT JUST LYME DISEASE: WHAT YOU SHOULD KNOW ABOUT NEW TICK SPECIES AND THE DISEASES THEY CARRY

NOT JUST LYME DISEASE: WHAT YOU SHOULD KNOW ABOUT NEW TICK SPECIES AND THE DISEASES THEY CARRY
Lyme Disease Blog Carly Sage 951 Views Viruses, bacteria, bugs, oh my…. pathogens that wreak havoc on our lives seems to be the topic on everyone’s mind these days. While we’re so busy dealing with COVID, it’s easy to forget about a major silent pandemic – tick-borne illnesses – that are having an increasing impact on our health. Lyme disease, the most recognized and common tick-related infection caused by the Borrelia burgdorferi bacteria, is acknowledged in the mainstream health conversation as a pervasive threat with nearly 30,000 reported cases annually and an incidence higher than breast cancer (5). Unfortunately, new findings...
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GET A GRIP! HOW STRESS HURTS THE BODY AND WHAT YOU CAN DO ABOUT IT

GET A GRIP! HOW STRESS HURTS THE BODY AND WHAT YOU CAN DO ABOUT IT
  Stress is simply part of being human. We all know what stress feels like -- but do we really understand what it does doing to our body? Or what to do about it? Chances are, most of us are in denial, internalizing the cultural mantra to “just deal with it” or “push through”. While this does a lot to help our to-do list, it also does a lot to hurt our health. Statistics show that up to 90% of all doctor visits and 50% of all illnesses are stress-related. In regard to health concerns amidst a pandemic, reducing stress and...
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3 NATURAL DIETARY ADJUSTMENTS TO MANAGE BACK TO SCHOOL STRESS & IMPROVE LEARNING

3 NATURAL DIETARY ADJUSTMENTS TO MANAGE BACK TO SCHOOL STRESS & IMPROVE LEARNING
    Parents are used to juggling it all -- personal commitments, work schedules, their kid’s school,  social schedules, helping with homework and preparing meals that hopefully support their children’s learning. Although it’s a different world now with hybrid learning and limited social engagements to manage, parents are feeling a different kind of stress by having to navigate safety precautions and manage their child’s education in a new way (especially if they have to go back to work this fall).   Even more, safety concerns are prevalent for many parents who worry about their child being exposed to viral threats or...
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“HOW NATUROPATHIC MEDICINE OFFERS REAL SOLUTIONS TO IMPROVE AND OPTIMIZE YOUR HEALTH”

“HOW NATUROPATHIC MEDICINE OFFERS REAL SOLUTIONS TO IMPROVE AND OPTIMIZE YOUR HEALTH”
We all envision living a long and healthy life, symptom and disease-free. Yet the reality is that most of us suffer from pervasive health issues or chronic illnesses. There is a solution, however. If you are like many people who are not seeing results using conventional medicine alone, consider naturopathic medicine. How Are Naturopathic Doctors Different From Traditional Doctors? Naturopaths are trained in all of the same medical sciences that standard medical doctors are trained in. However, naturopathic physicians artfully blend modern, cutting-edge diagnostic, and therapeutic procedures with ancient methods.  They design individualized treatment plans integrating both traditional health care wisdom...
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NOT GETTING ANSWERS TO YOUR HEALTH CONCERNS? WHY NATUROPATHIC MEDICINE COULD BE THE SOLUTION YOU HAVE BEEN SEARCHING FOR

NOT GETTING ANSWERS TO YOUR HEALTH CONCERNS? WHY NATUROPATHIC MEDICINE COULD BE THE SOLUTION YOU HAVE BEEN SEARCHING FOR
  It’s an all-too-common scenario. You’ve been suffering from a cocktail of vague and seemingly unrelated symptoms for months, even years now…fatigue, brain fog, aches and pains, memory loss, poor sleep, low libido, weight gain, food cravings, mood issues like anxiety or depression, skin rashes, hormone imbalances, headaches, or digestive problems. You finally make an appointment with your doctor to get some answers (that Dr. Google can’t provide), only to be given a mere 15 minutes to rattle off your laundry list of complaints, desperate for some validation. You’re given a prescription or two and sent home with the discomforting assessment...
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Two New 2020 Tick Types Found In Connecticut: Together They Spark Concern Over Lyme and Tick-borne Disease for This Season

Two New 2020 Tick Types Found In Connecticut: Together They Spark Concern Over Lyme and Tick-borne Disease for This Season
Tao Vitality Lyme Disease Blog 424 Views Dr. Keith Yimoyines, ND Spring is upon us, which in Connecticut means sunshine, warmer, longer days, and unfortunately, ticks. Data from the Connecticut Agricultural Experiment Station (CAES), released in a recent report, with funding from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), indicates that 2019 was a particularly bad year for ticks across the state. Alarming Data Suggest 2020 Could Be A Bad Tick Season Over 2,500 ticks, including 2068 deer ticks (Ixodes Scapularis) and 467 American dog ticks (Dermacentor Variabilis) were collected, and all-female deer tick samples were tested for several pathogens...
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Lyme Disease Prevention Part 2: What To Do If You Get Bit

Preventing Lyme Disease and Other Tick-Born Illnesses As we transition into the summer months and increase our outdoor activities, it is easy to forget about the need to protect ourselves and our families from a common but serious health threat: Lyme disease and other tick-borne illnesses. Thankfully, as discussed in the previous article “Lyme Disease Prevention Part 1: How to Avoid Getting Bit” (as outlined by Dr. Myriah Hinchey, Lyme Literate Naturopathic Doctor, Founder/Medical Director of Tao Vitality LLC, and co-founder of LymeCore Botanicals) there are practical and simple ways to reduce the chances of getting bit and subsequently contracting Lyme disease...
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Lyme Disease Prevention Part 2: What To Do If You Get Bit

Lyme Disease Prevention Part 2: What To Do If You Get Bit
As we transition into the summer months and increase our outdoor activities, it is easy to forget about the need to protect ourselves and our families from a common but serious health threat: Lyme disease and other tick-borne illnesses. Thankfully, as discussed in the previous article “Lyme Disease Prevention Part 1: How to Avoid Getting Bit” (as outlined by Dr. Myriah Hinchey, Lyme Literate Naturopathic Doctor, Founder/Medical Director of Tao Vitality LLC, and co-founder of LymeCore Botanicals) there are practical and simple ways to reduce the chances of getting bit and subsequently contracting Lyme disease and other co-infections that can have damaging...
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A Naturopathic Approach to Lyme Disease: Interview with Dr. Christie Morelli

A Naturopathic Approach to Lyme Disease: Interview with Dr. Christie Morelli
Tao Vitality Lyme Disease Blog 218 Views Dr. Christie Morelli, Board Certified Naturopathic Physician at TAO Vitality in Hebron CT, discusses Tao’s naturopathic treatment options for Lyme Disease and co-infections, and how they are different from the conventional medical approach. Dr. Morelli shares how she became passionate about Lyme Disease, some of the challenges and stigmas attached to treating tick-borne illness, and what to do if you suspect you may have Lyme disease or are suffering from ongoing symptoms.  Original link
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Lyme Disease Prevention Part 1: How to Avoid Getting Bit

Lyme Disease Prevention Part 1: How to Avoid Getting Bit
  In Connecticut, we have all heard of Lyme Disease, most of us have a fear of getting it, and many of us have experienced it firsthand. Lyme Disease has been called a silent epidemic, with CDC statistics citing that its prevalence is greater than breast cancer. However, if you think Lyme Disease is limited to our native New England area, think again. Lyme is being reported as a fast-spreading national, even global infection that is not only contracted by the classic deer tick, but by other species of ticks, insects, rodents, and even from human-to-human contact. As we remain socially...
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Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy and Its Many Uses: How Can You Benefit?

Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy and Its Many Uses: How Can You Benefit?
  Hyper What? If you haven't yet heard of Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy, or HBOT, don't worry, you're not alone. This cutting-edge technology isn't widely understood or made accessible in our conventional health care system, so most people aren't aware of its profound applications and endless benefits. Not just yet, that is. Imagine being able to address numerous health conditions related to aging, inflammation, healing, infection, cellular, tissue, and organ metabolism, brain, muscle, skeletal, and immune system repair, and overall health optimization – at the root cause level – all in the same treatment.No, it's not futuristic, experimental sci-fi technology based on...
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Art Therapy and Accelerated Resolution Therapy (ART) Therapy: The Art and Science of Integrative Mental Health Modalities

Art Therapy and Accelerated Resolution Therapy (ART) Therapy: The Art and Science of Integrative Mental Health Modalities
  All human beings seek relief from suffering caused by past wounds, whether they be physical, mental, or emotional in nature. From a mind-body perspective and an integrative health approach, all types of trauma equally impact wellbeing, longevity, and quality of life. Integrative mental health services are becoming more widely practiced for deeper levels of healing as part of a comprehensive health and wellness program. Art Therapy and Accelerated Resolution Therapy (ART) are two powerful integrative mental health modalities that rely on the art and science of healing. The effectiveness of both have been supported by research and clinically proven with...
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Will Elderberry Induce a Cytokine Storm?

Will Elderberry Induce a Cytokine Storm?
  By Dr. Jaclyn Chasse, ND, Medical Director, Emerson Ecologics "Elderberry is one of the most used, and most trusted immune support botanicals in the integrative medicine repertoire. But there has been a lot of discussion within online clinician forums on whether elderberry could or would induce a cytokine storm if used during an infection where that is the risk. I'd like to share my perspective based on the research I can pull. " Dr. Jaclyn Chasse, ND,Medical Director, Emerson Ecologics Cytokine Release Syndrome (CRS) Cytokine Release Syndrome (CRS) and it's extreme form, cytokine storm, can occur in advanced infection states...
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A Message From Dr. Myriah Hinchey, Founder and Medical Director of Tao

A Message From Dr. Myriah Hinchey, Founder and Medical Director of Tao
  We're Here For You As the owner and Medical Director of TAO, I just wanted to reassure you that we are here for you in whatever capacity you need us. From keeping up to date with the latest information regarding COVID-19 to providing you with simple at-home techniques to optimize your health.  Dr. Myriah HincheyTAO, Hebron CT The ideas and recommendations in this article are for informational purposes only. The contents are not intended to replace the advice of the reader’s own healthcare professional or physician. The treatments described in this article may have known and unknown side effects and...
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COVID-19 Assay Test

COVID-19 Assay Test
Tao Vitality Naturopathic Medicine Blog 246 Views *Please note: at this time, a blood draw must be scheduled with the phlebotomist at TAO and this test is for patients of TAO only. If you would like to become a patient of TAO, please call 860.228.1287 or learn more online. What is the COVID-19 Assay? It is a test that detects antibody production to COVID-19 (SARS2 Coronavirus). It includes both IgM (acute/early stage/active) and IgG (later stage/past) antibodies. Why Test Antibodies? Antibodies have been found to be highly sensitive biomarkers in infectious disease diagnosis, previous studies on SARS, MERS, and more recently...
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Lyme Disease Interview with Dr. Keith Yimoyines

Lyme Disease Interview with Dr. Keith Yimoyines
Dr. Keith Yimoyines, a naturopathic physician at TAO Vitality in Hebron CT, sits with TAO's Functional Nutritionist Carly Sage to discuss the unique approach he and other doctors at TAO rely on for treating Lyme Disease and co-infections that are common in Connecticut. However, this topic is not just of interest for us New Englanders. In fact, Lyme Disease is the fastest-growing epidemic in the US, more prevalent than breast cancer according to the CDC. According to Dr. Yimoyines, Lyme patients are accustomed to being ignored in conventional medicine and often come to see him and other natural medicine practitioners as...
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