Is Social Pollution and Workplace Stress Harming You?

Thanks to science and public awareness, we know environmental pollution from industry harms our health. Same goes with tobacco. But did you know “social pollution” is just as harmful? Social pollution refers to the long hours, lack of economic security, high cost of health care, exhaustion, surviving in a gig economy, lack of parental support, […]

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Does Leaky Gut Cause Inflammation?

A question our patients frequently ask is, “Does leaky gut cause inflammation?” This is an important question, because a healthy gut is the foundation of a healthy body. Understanding the causes and consequences of leaky gut is the first step to restoring your gut health. With Dr. Minni Malhotra, MD, FAARM, ABAARM and Anchor Wellness […]

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NSAIDs — The Dangers and the Alternatives for Pain

According to the National Institutes of Health, nearly 50 million American adults have chronic pain or severe pain. The conventional medical model teaches us to reach first for medication to relieve pain, with ibuprofen and other NSAIDs (nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs) at the top of the list. However, with research mounting to show NSAIDs have a […]

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Cholesterol, Good fats, Bad Fats, and Heart Health

Conventional medicine is slowly admitting that instead of fat, sugar and refined carbohydrates are the biggest sources of high cholesterol. Excess sugars and carbs drive good cholesterol down and triglycerides up, leading to the small, dangerous particles that encourage plaque buildup in the arteries. This contributes to heart disease and insulin resistance, or pre-diabetes. High […]

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What Chronic Pain Does to Your Brain Over Time

Chronic pain can affect every aspect of a person’s life, including their activity levels, ability to work, emotional state, and personal relationships. While these negative effects can be fairly obvious, what can go unseen is what chronic pain does to your brain. Mounting evidence suggests that chronic pain leads to alterations in brain structure and […]

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How to Restore Healthy Gut Flora

If you find yourself constantly suffering from digestive issues, your gut’s natural microbiome is likely out of balance. There are 500 species and 3 pounds of good, necessary bacteria in your gut. Without this good bacteria, your body would be unable to break down and extract nutrients from food. However, various lifestyle and environmental factors […]

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How to Recover from Chemical Sensitivity – Anchor Wellness Center

When a body is continuously exposed to chemicals, it can develop acute chemical sensitivity, also known as Multiple Chemical Sensitivity (MCS). With MCS, chemicals that are relatively harmless to the bulk of the population create chronic medical conditions or illnesses in the sufferer because his or her body is no longer able to process or […]

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