Sweat out the diabetes? Sauna therapy

Studies show that people with diabetes benefit from sauna. Sauna has also been shown to be correlated with less dementia, improved quality of life, lower weight, reduced pain and inflammation, and better blood pressure. It also improves heart function in those with heart failure. All you have to do is sign into your Netflix account on the screen within the sauna and relax!


If you don’t have a continuous glucose monitor, you need one.

Next, why not use technology to your advantage? A continuous glucose monitor is helpful to teach you how the foods you are eating affect your blood sugar. Are you eating oatmeal because it’s heart-healthy? It is, but after seeing your blood sugar spike you’ll want to pick something else. Our healthcare providers will work with you to teach you the foods that work for your body.

Diabetes and Hypoglycemia

Diabetes and pre-diabetes are huge and growing issues in our country. Many times people get their blood sugar checked and it’s in the pre-diabetic range, and nothing is done!

Have you ever wanted just a little bite of chocolate or another sweet after a meal? Do you have a harder time controlling your appetite in the evening? If you answered yes to either of these questions, or if your belly hits the wall before the rest of you does, chances are you have something called insulin resistance. This means that your body doesn’t process sugar well, and it just gets stored as fat. The problem is that unless you’re diagnosed with diabetes, there’s not a drug that you’ll get prescribed. Fortunately, there are many non-prescription options. Did you know that nutrients called vanadium and chromium actually work like insulin to help your sugar get processed? Also, fiber also helps stabilize blood sugar. At our office we have a special type of fiber that has been shown to help really stabilize even the most variable blood sugar, lower cholesterol, and assist with weight loss.

Skin and vitamin D absorption

Help your skin heal!
Other factors for healing include making sure that you are giving your skin foods that your body tolerates and that aren’t causing inflammation in your skin or elsewhere in your body. You also want to make sure that your vitamin D level is adequate. Vitamin D lowers inflammation and actually prevents sunburn. Did you know that vitamin D is washed off with soap, because it takes time for your skin to make vitamin D when exposed to sun?

Need help boosting your vitamin D levels? I have 3 great all natural vitamin D supplements available for you to try.

Show your skin! Dermapen is here.

Our clinic’s medical provider has the newest device for skin health, called the Dermapen. This device helps stimulate collagen growth in your skin, which important for reversing wrinkles and giving your skin firmness. It can also be used to help scars, whether they are from surgery, burns, acne, or other trauma. If you have a scar from a Cesarian section, Dermapen can help! Our medical provider will meet with you and see what type of procedure is best. Dermapen is a natural tool that can be used with different skin products, to help them penetrate the skin much better than when just used topically. Dermapen can also be used with PRP, or platelet-rich-plasma, which is all the rage in the cosmetic industry! PRP contains natural anti-inflammatory, growth, and healing factors to stimulate your own skin. The before and after photos are amazing. Learn more here:

Meet Alan Taylor, Physician Associate