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What Is Chronic Fatigue Syndrome, and How Can Stem Cell Therapy Help? Jul 23rd, 2021

Myalgic encephalomyelitis, also referred to as chronic fatigue syndrome, is a complicated illness that often has no apparent cause, making it difficult to diagnose and treat. Regardless of the underlying cause, it can be a debilitating disease that makes it difficult to live your life normally. Advances in modern medicine...

Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation (TMS): Separating Fact From Fiction Apr 5th, 2021

Originally approved in 2008 by the FDA for treating major depression, transcranial magnetic stimulation (TMS) has since attracted the attention of leading researchers worldwide. Since 2008, numerous clinical studies have found that TMS is also effective for reducing symptoms of psychiatric and neurological disorders, such as PTSD, OCD, and chronic pain syndrome. Although...

Allergies: The Great Shape-Shifters Jul 15th, 2020

Spring and fall are usually very hard times of the year for anyone with allergies. An allergic reaction can cause the body to release more histamine, which in turn can cause more inflammation in your body. Inflammation is known to be associated with brain fog and depression. If someone is...

What is Functional Medicine? Jul 15th, 2020

Functional medicine’s goal is identify the root cause of a person’s disease or ailment. Each symptom or other diagnosis one has received could be a part of a larger issue, and the root causes haven’t been identified yet. Thus, the person is only receiving treatment for the symptoms of their...

5 Reasons Why Valerian Root Solves Insomnia, Anxiety and High Blood Pressure Jul 15th, 2020

Do you experience the bad effects of a sleeping disorder or would you say you are simply weary of not getting a good evening’s rest? Did you realize that there’s a herb that has been utilized to ease a sleeping disorder, tension and anxious fretfulness since the second century A.D.?...

6 Powerful Foods You Might be Overlooking Jul 15th, 2020

1.Beans Beans, an often an overlooked food, are very healthy as they contain high amounts of fiber and protein, but are low in carbohydrates which make them a great choice when you’re trying to lose weight. They also are a great source of antioxidants to reduce inflammation which helps slow...

Signs of Hormonal Imbalance Jul 15th, 2020

Hormone is a word that is typically associated with women, but hormonal changes have real effects on everyone throughout their entire lives. Women see the biggest changes when they reach their 40s and 50s, but in some women changes can come as early as their mid-30s. Hormonal changes are being...

New Study: Eat Less Salt for a Healthier Body! Jul 15th, 2020

Lay off the salt! If you don’t want high blood pressure, decrease your salt intake. A new 25-year study found salt to increase the risk of premature death. The study discovered that having a half teaspoon more than the recommended 1.5 teaspoons of salt daily may increase your odds of...

CDC: Chickenpox Down 85% Jul 14th, 2020

Good news! Chickenpox, caused by the varicella-zoster virus, has declined in the United States since 2006, according to U.S. health officials. After doctors recommended a second dose of chickenpox vaccine, the states reporting vaccination data noted an 85% drop in the contagious disease between 2005-2006 and 2013-2014, according to a...

Parents Play a Major Role in Coping With College Stress Jul 14th, 2020

According to a doctor, there are ways to cope with new college students experiencing stress and anxiety. Dr. Jeffrey Borenstein, president and CEO of the Brain & Behavior Research Foundation, said, “For incoming college freshmen, going away to school means leaving family and a familiar environment for a place with...

Does Fasting Fight Cancer? Jul 14th, 2020

Who knew fasting was healthy? There are a good number of useful ancient health practices. Researchers discovered the first evidence of fasting as a natural intervention, leading to stem cell-based regeneration in the body. Scientists from the University of Southern California showed cycles of prolonged fasting protecting the human body...

Over 65? Exercise to Reduce the Risk of Heart Disease! Jul 14th, 2020

New studies show moderate exercise can reduce the risk of death from heart disease in people aged 65 or older. According to lead author and professor of geriatrics at the University of Oulu in Finland, Riitta Antikainen, “[Exercise promotes] good prevention for many diseases, and the effect is dose-dependent —...

Quinoa, Belly Fat and Magnesium Jul 14th, 2020

Why is quinoa going strong as a health food trend? Compared to oats, this ancient food has twice the amount of protein, with more fiber and iron. Your body needs protein to repair cells and create new ones. It’s essential for growth and development during childhood, adolescence, and pregnancy. Quinoa...

New Stem Cell Findings May Reverse Stroke Damage Jul 14th, 2020

A new study shows the possibility to reverse brain damage after a stroke! The senior study author and the director of the Zilkha Neurogenetic Institute at the University of Southern Carolina, Berislav Zlokovic, said, “No one in the stroke field has ever shown this, so I believe this is going...

Coffee vs. Colorectal Cancer Jul 14th, 2020

If you’re a coffee lover, here’s great news for you! Here’s a better reason to have a fresh cup of coffee! The medical journal, Cancer Epidemiology, Biomarkers & Prevention, released new research explaining a significantly reduced risk of colorectal cancer due to your favorite cup of coffee. The study showed...

Here’s Why Sweating Isn’t as Gross as You Think Jul 14th, 2020

You may not realize sweating is good for you. Your body is an amazing creation with plenty of functions. Your body knows what it’s doing more than you can comprehend. It sweats for many practical reasons, but western culture has convinced most people that it’s disgusting. There are a lot...

Lowering Alcohol Intake May Improve Your Health Jul 14th, 2020

Are you drinking too much? According to research, lowering your alcohol intake may help reduce its harmful effects. Alcohol leads to disability and death worldwide. According to the World Health Organization, a quarter of deaths among people between the ages of 20 and 39 are alcohol-related. Jurgen Rehm, director of...

Does Obesity Affect Your Brain? Jul 14th, 2020

You have to watch the way you eat, move, and live on a daily basis because of the rapidly increasing obesity rate. Science continuously shows the importance of maintaining a healthy weight. A team of researchers reviewed the white matter of the brains of 527 individuals between the ages of...

Fruit and Vegetables for a Healthy Kidney! Jul 14th, 2020

According to new research, fruits and vegetables may be the perfect medication to lower blood pressure for kidney patients. The study followed a tracking system of a group of patients with different medical treatments. The researchers aimed to discover which type of medication works better. As expected, healthy food tops...

How To Deal With Anxiety Jul 14th, 2020

Anxiety is one of the most prominent mental disorders in the modern world. Everyone deals with some level of anxiety in their life, but others develop anxiety disorders ranging in severity. Anxiety disorders are characterized by symptoms such as feeling of panic and fear, problems sleeping, shortness of breath, sweaty...

The Importance of Magnesium Jul 14th, 2020

Magnesium plays many critical roles in your body. Magnesium is a part of more than 300 biochemical functions within the body, including the regulation of the heartbeat and helping out with neurotransmitter functions. Unfortunately, magnesium deficiency is one of the most prominent deficiencies found in adults. Magnesium deficiency can be...

Lactose Intolerance Jul 14th, 2020

Lactose intolerance relates to a condition where the body has troubles with lactose, a type of sugar found in milk and dairy products. If people who are lactose intolerant consume milk or milk products, they can get diarrhea, stomach pains, and bloating. Some people are born with lactose intolerance, while...

Five Important Health Benefits of Eating Kale Jul 14th, 2020

Kale is one of the kings of the superfoods. It stands as one of the healthiest plant foods out there, and is packed with many different health benefits that you should be taking advantage of. Kale is a vegetable that is definitely worth eating, but what makes it so great?...

Here’s a Great Reason to be Friendly at Work Jul 14th, 2020

Your co-workers may be the secret to good health. According to new research, your workmates may increase your resistance against sickness. Their lead researcher, Niklas Steffens from the University of Queensland, said, “We are less burnt out and have greater well-being when our team and our organization provide us with...

If You’re a Drinker, This Drug is for You Jul 14th, 2020

If you love drinking and smoking, this experimental drug might be for you, according to a new study. This drug, called ABT-436, targets a chemical in your brain which is responsible for the circuits involved in your emotions. The study included 144 adults with alcohol use disorder in a 12-week...

How Do You Overcome Chronic Stress? Jul 14th, 2020

Many of us do our best to find a work-life balance in the multiple things we juggle on a day-to-day basis. You may do your best to improve your health and happiness through reducing stress. However, specific events may bring trauma or heightened stress for extended periods of time. A...

Is Manuka Honey Better Than Antibiotics? Jul 14th, 2020

Honey is an extremely powerful antibacterial agent with many medicinal properties. It has a high viscosity which serves as a protective barrier against infections. In 2009, researchers found honey to work better than available antibiotics. The study, published in the European Journal of Clinical Microbiology, focused on manuka honey created...

Mouse Study: Could This Drug Stop the Progression of Multiple Sclerosis? Jul 14th, 2020

An experimental drug, laquinimod, appears to prevent or slow the progression of multiple sclerosis (MS) in mice, according to a new study. The study author, Dr. Scott Zamvil of the University of California, said, “This study has given us more insight into how laquinimod works, but because this was an...

Smoking may Decrease Lifespan of ALS Patients Jul 14th, 2020

According to new research, smoking could speed up the progression of ALS and shorten the lives of those with the disease. Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS) damages nerve cells in your brain and spinal cord, causing you to lose the functions of vital muscles including swallowing, speaking and breathing. Although there’s...

Is Acupuncture the Solution to Severe Constipation? Jul 14th, 2020

New research suggests people may get relief from a modern type of acupuncture. Electroacupuncture involves electrical stimulation and gives people significant symptom improvements and enhanced quality of life after eight weeks of treatment, according to the study. This type of acupuncture uses thin needles attached to a device and sends...

New Study Finds Heart Failure Caused by Smoking Jul 14th, 2020

According to a new study, smoking leads to heart failure by causing the heart walls to thicken and reduce the heart’s ability to pump. The longer you smoke over a lifetime is associated with greater heart damage. Scientists studied the hearts of 4,580 U.S. adults using echocardiography which is a...

Unhealthy Signs You Shouldn’t Ignore Jul 13th, 2020

You may be taking your health for granted. Life can be busy, thanks to the large number of errands and responsibilities we all have. As a result, you might neglect your health until you come down with with a serious illness. You shouldn’t let it reach that point. You should...

Beat Cancer with Exercise Jul 13th, 2020

Cancer can be a common conversation subject. We’re all affected by it somehow, as many of us have family or friends with health problems. Hearing about cancer brings sadness and awe to our hearts, especially when we’re talking to patients and survivors. Fortunately, scientists continue to research prevention methods as...

How to Prevent Cancer by Avoiding Acid Reflux Jul 13th, 2020

One of the most common digestive disorders is gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD). If you have GERD, you experience heartburn and the regurgitation of stomach contents into the back of your throat. Do not make the mistake of thinking it’s only a burning pain or a sour taste in your mouth....

Here’s Why You Should Start Work at 10 am Jul 13th, 2020

Don’t you just hate getting up before 10 am? You may feel frustrated after waking up to an annoying alarm clock just to make it to work on time. Some people need several alarms to wake them up while others only need one. Some people need coffee, and others don’t....

How does Hugging Improve Your Health? Jul 13th, 2020

Are you a hugger or a non-hugger? Huggers come with a warm embrace even if they’ve just met you. Non-huggers go for handshakes and high-fives before you get too close to them. It doesn’t matter whether or not you’re a hugger because it’s completely up to you, but this isn’t...

7 Tips to Rise Up from Overeating Jul 13th, 2020

Everybody overeats every once in a while. Maybe others do it more than the rest, but people don’t usually plan overeating. Sometimes you may feel some guilt and regret after stuffing all the food down your mouth, but you shouldn’t act this way after binge eating. You must realize your...

Tips for Clean Air in Your Home Jul 13th, 2020

The air you breathe at home is important not just for you but for the people who live with you. The air you breathe every day is essential to your health, more than you could ever know. You may have allergies or colds constantly without knowing the cause. Your sickness...

Is Timing When You Eat Important? Jul 13th, 2020

New studies recommend timing meals mindfully to stay healthier. Research suggests we take time to have a closer look at when we are eating our biggest meals. Chrononutrition is a field of science which studies how calorie timing affects our health. We can use the findings from this field of...

Foods to Avoid When You’re Pregnant Jul 13th, 2020

Pregnancy is a delicate time for women, so you need a higher level of care. Whatever you do as a mother is important, not just for you, but for the baby in your womb. Most women are careful to avoid second-hand smoke, alcohol, and other vices, but many people neglect...

Completely Detox from Sugar in 10 Days Jul 13th, 2020

Sugar can be as addictive as heroin when it comes to the human brain. High levels of blood sugar cause diabetes. When you look at diabetes and obesity rates, it shows how quickly the sugar problem goes out of control. Fortunately, people are becoming more aware of the health benefits...

How to Avoid Coffee Crash with Supercharged Coffee Jul 13th, 2020

Since the 15th century, drinking coffee has been a way of life for people all across the globe. Coffee has many benefits including weight loss, making you smarter, providing you with healthy antioxidants and making you happier. So, why do you still crash after drinking it? Even though you get...

10 Minutes of Sun Exposure for Better Health Jul 13th, 2020

There is an ongoing debate on whether or not sun exposure is good for your skin. Due to this discussion, people are unsure of the sun’s benefits due to skin cancer and premature aging. Don’t completely shun the sun because it has numerous health benefits going beyond vitamin D. The...

A Quick Tip to Boost Self-confidence Jul 13th, 2020

A mirror is one typical piece of furniture found in every bedroom, bathroom and living room. It is so readily available that our conscious minds ignore this standard item. Unfortunately, the behaviours that we ignore may become compulsive habits. These actions stem from the unconscious and could lead us to...

Lose Weight with 5 Meals a Day Jul 13th, 2020

Surprisingly, there are so many ways to be healthier. Sleep, for example, is very good for you because it reduces your craving for junk food, restricts inflammation, and extends your lifespan. Exercise and its many forms improve your lifestyle and give you a healthier body. Unfortunately, dieting does not. Dieting...

Never Do These Things Before Sleeping! Jul 13th, 2020

If you haven’t heard it before, I’ll say it again. Sleep is one of the most important things you can do for your health. Your body energises and rejuvenates itself when you sleep. Your digestive system gets a break, your cells are repaired, your heart rate and blood pressure drops,...

New Study Links the Risk of Seizures and Childhood Vaccinations Jul 13th, 2020

A new study published in the journal Pediatrics estimates that certain vaccines can be the cause of fever-related seizures in young children, but the risk is so low that doctors might only encounter one case every five to ten years. Past studies have shown the link between seizures and childhood vaccinations. However,...

How Cutting Down On Sugar Can Affect Your Body Jul 13th, 2020

Mounting studies continue to show just how much sugar negatively affects our health. One recent study showed the intake of food with high levels of sugar could lead to serious ailments such as obesity, type 2 diabetes and heart disease. We consume plenty sugar when we eat processed foods which...

A New Study Shows How Sugar Can Affect Your Brain Jul 13th, 2020

A recent study shows that ingesting food with high levels of fructose harms 940 of your brain genes. The recent study by Elsevier Inc. demonstrated how elevated levels of fructose could damage your brain genes. This study illustrates how food can affect how our bodies operate and provides a better understanding of our...

Why does sex change after 50 years old? Why does it cause pain? Jul 13th, 2020

Menopause is the permanent cessation of menses caused by the loss of ovarian steroids. The median age of women when this occurs is 50 to 51 years. One of the endocrine changes that takes place involves thinning and degeneration of the vaginal tissues. This may lead to vaginal dryness, burning...

The Best Teams have People who Complement Each Other Jul 13th, 2020

At Dr. Aimee and Associates, Family Physician Eliza Bernas, M.D. and AADP-Certified Holistic Health Coach Donna Schoen each have important roles, but they have an even more profound effect when they work together. Nutrition services are vital in the prevention and management of many conditions seen by a family physician;...

Welcome, Dr. Eliza Bernas, M.D.! Jul 13th, 2020

Dr. Aimee & Associates is proud to welcome Dr. Eliza Bernas to our practice. Eliza Bernas, M.D. is a family practitioner, who graduated from the University of Santo Tomas in 1985. She completed two different internships at Our Lady of Lourdes Hospital and at the University of Illinois at Rockford....

Are you ready to Break Bad Habits with Hypnotherapy? Jul 13th, 2020

With the start of 2014 comes a new set of goals and resolutions. Do you need help shedding those extra pounds, quitting smoking or reducing stress? Dr. Aimee Harris-Newon is a certified clinical hypnotherapist who can assist you in ridding the habits listed above. She also uses hypnosis for a...

Our Mission Jul 13th, 2020

EMPOWERING PEOPLE, CHANGING LIVES. We are a practice dedicated to honouring and serving our clients, community and humanity in a way that empowers all of us to live healthy, full and satisfying lives. We believe that we can achieve this through respect, education and training, focusing on strengths- based approach...

Success Story ~RLL Jul 13th, 2020

I started to see Dr. Aimee for some family issues I couldn’t seem to figure out how to handle. I was going through a very difficult time with my family and having to learn boundaries. During this time Dr. Aimee really helped me become much stronger and taught me how...

Welcome to Dr. Aimee & Associates Blog! Jul 13th, 2020

The Time, Personal Attention & Comfortable Care You Need. We are a privately owned, state-of-the-art practice offering comprehensive counseling and coaching services with a very personal touch. We offer up-to-date medical and psychological care as well as a wide range of professional life coaching services – services that emphasize education,...

WIND AM 560 Radio 3 Jan 3rd, 2013

Thursday, January 3, 2013 As heard on WIND AM 560 “Hi, I’m Dr. Aimee Harris-Newon of Dr. Aimee & Associates. We take a team approach to your care. As an integrative and holistic healthcare practice we look at the whole person: body, mind and spirit. We’ve got a wonderfully talented...