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  • Is Inflammation Good or Bad for the Body?


    2017-07-17 11:23:00 IMLW of Fort Myers

    In recent years, you’ve probably heard a lot about anti-inflammatory diets and medications, but do you know what inflammation is? Do you know what inflammation does for the body (good or bad)? Inflammation is the body’s response to injury and infection. For example: if you cut yourself, the area will become inflamed and be painful; […]

  • How to Keep Your Gut Happy


    2017-07-06 16:46:00 IMLW of Fort Myers

    Keeping your gut happy is important. Many studies have shown that gut health has an impact on many other areas of your body. There are current articles trying to explain how gut health can impact your body’s inflammation, weight, skin health, brain and mental health, hormones, and more.  This is a large topic, but I […]

  • The Pros of Using a Fitbit


    2017-06-28 08:00:00 IMLW of Fort Myers

    By now, you’ve probably heard a lot about the Fitbit. In fact, you probably know someone who uses one. Simply, it is a fitness tracker, but depending on the model you purchase your Fitbit can provide you with different information. Basic Fitbit models just track steps and tell you the time, but the more complex […]

  • What Are Heat Exhaustion and Heatstroke?


    2017-06-21 08:00:00 IMLW of Fort Myers

    Summer is here, which means it’s extremely hot and humid in Florida. In this state, the average temperature is around 82 degrees Fahrenheit during the summer. Last year, the National Weather Service issues its first heat advisory for south Florida in seven years. Many Florida cities even see several 90+ days throughout the summer and […]

  • What is Aortic Valve Disease?


    2017-06-14 08:00:00 IMLW of Fort Myers

    Heart disease isn’t just one thing. There are many different cardiovascular conditions that are categorized as heart disease. For this article, I wanted to focus on one type of heart disease: aortic valve disease. Aortic valve disease is when the aortic valve is malfunctioning in some way.  The aortic valve is located between the left […]

  • What is A Morton’s Neuroma?


    2017-06-07 09:53:00 IMLW of Fort Myers

    If you’ve ever had a neuroma, you know how excruciating painful they can feel. A neuroma is a benign growth of nerve tissue, or the thickening of the tissue around a nerve that leads to the toes. It is usually found between the third and fourth toes. When a neuroma develops, a person will feel […]