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Medicare Coverage For Travel Outside the United States

Did you know that traveling outside of the United States will cause for limited Medicare Coverage?

Click here to see a helpful fact sheet from Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services that breaks down the intricacies of Medicare’s limitations overseas!

Don’t hesitate to reach out to me if you have questions, you can email me by clicking here!

Single Payor System vs. Private Market Health Care System: VIDEO

Don’t miss this!  If you were on the fence about a single payor system versus a private market health care system, you need to watch this!

Found on NAHU.org: “Truth or Consequences—the Beth Ashmore Chronicle” demonstrates through the personal experiences of Beth Ashmore and her mother why the purported advantages of a single-payer health care system are really myths. The video offers real world evidence of the inadequacies of the single payer concept versus the quality and expediency of our current private market health care system.

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Functional Medicine and Integrative Medicine

Integrative medicine is healing-oriented medicine that takes account of the whole person (body, mind, and spirit), including all aspects of lifestyle. It emphasizes the therapeutic relationship and makes use of all appropriate therapies, both conventional and alternative.

If you’re already studying and practicing integrative medicine, then you know something about whole-person modalities. Functional Medicine provides an architecture that will help you organize and apply all that knowledge in a systematic way, digging deeper into the origins of disease and the determinants of health.

Read more about Functional Medicine and Integrative Medicine in the original article by CLICKING HERE

Non-Surgical Procedure for Back Pain

Are you experiencing back pain? The latest cutting-edge technology is now available to combat this is non-surgical treatment of both chronic lower back and neck pain including:

  • Herniated/Bulging Spinal Discs
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Sciatic Leg Pain | Arm and Neck Pain
  • Posterior Facet Syndrome
  • Foraminal Stenosis
  • Post Back Surgery Pain

If you are considering back surgery, why not get a second opinion for a non-invasive procedure utilizing a medical break through technology referred to as non-surgical spinal decompression.

What Is Nonsurgical Spinal Decompression?
Nonsurgical spinal decompression is a type of motorized traction that may help relieve back pain. Spinal decompression works by gently stretching the spine. This change takes pressure off the spinal disks, which are gel-like cushions between the bones in your spine, by creating negative pressure in the disc. As a result, bulging or herniated disks may retract, taking pressure off nerves and other structures in your spine. This in turn, helps promote movement of water, oxygen, and nutrient-rich fluids into the disks so they can heal. Doctors have used nonsurgical spinal decompression to treat:

  • Back or neck pain or sciatica, which is pain, weakness, or tingling that extends down the leg
  • Bulging or herniated disks or degenerative disk disease
  • Worn spinal joints (called posterior facet syndrome)
  • Injured or diseased spinal nerve roots

To see if you are a candidate for a non-surgical, non-invasive procedure, go to this website for additional information: SyracuseDiscCenter com, or contact David Cifra at:
Dr. David Cifra, DC
315-454-0656
E: info@SyracuseDiscCenter com

Benefits of Green Tea

By: Rena Sandberg as seen on Cookinglight.com

Green tea has an impressive number of health benefits. It has been used by the Chinese for medicinal purposes since ancient times, using it to treat ailments such as headaches and even depression. Today, many scientific research studies have shown that green tea, as well as a healthy lifestyle, can help promote weight loss, prevent tooth decay and even ward off cancer.

Green tea contains potent antioxidants

The antioxidants in green tea, called catechins, hunt the free radicals in the body that contribute to cancer, blood clots and atherosclerosis.

Green tea helps promote weight loss

Some studies have shown that green tea helps fight obesity. A potent ployphenol (an antioxidant) found in green tea called Epigallocatechin gallate fires up the metabolism, therefore aiding in weight loss.

Green tea vs. cancer

Research studies have concluded that green tea can inhibit the growth of cancer cells. The compounds in this tea counteract carcinogenesis and can even block the formation of certain tumors.

Green tea helps prevent tooth decay

The catechins in green tea inhibit bacterial colonies from forming on the surfaces of teeth, therefore preventing tooth decay. In addition, green tea is also said to help fight gum disease.

Green tea wards off viruses

Certain bacterias, including staph, can be killed by green tea. The catechins in this tea also kill just about every kind of bacteria that causes food poisoning.

Cholesterol can be lowered by drinking green tea

The antioxidants in green tea inhibit the oxidation of LDL (bad) cholesterol in the arteries.

Ward off heart attacks and strokes with green tea

Green tea inhibits abnormal blood clot formation which, in turn, helps prevent heart attack and stroke.   

This all sounds magnificent but you might wonder, why does green tea have more powerful properties than other teas? Although green tea – like oolong and black tea – comes from the leaves of the Camellia Sinensis plant, it is set apart by the way it is processed. In order to prevent the EGCG (a very potent catechin) compound from being oxidized, green tea leaves are steamed. Black and oolong tea leaves are made from fermented leaves. The outcome is that the EGCG is converted into other compounds which are not as effective in fighting many diseases.

Scallops with Green Tea Cream

This delicious dinner entrée is loaded with health benefits and fantastic flavor.

Ingredients

  • 1/3 cup crème fraîche
  • 1 1/4 teaspoons matcha (Japanese green tea powder), divided
  • 1/2 teaspoon fresh lemon juice
  • 1/8 teaspoon fine sea salt
  • 1/8 teaspoon Hungarian hot paprika
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground ginger
  • 18 large sea scallops (about 1 3/4 pounds)
  • 1 tablespoon extra-virgin olive oil, divided
  • 1/4 teaspoon fleur de sel or other sea salt
  • 2 tablespoons fresh chervil (optional)

Note: If you cannot find the Japanese green tea powder in an Asian grocery store or market, pulverize regular green tea in a spice grinder.

Preparation

1. Place crème fraîche in a medium bowl; beat with a mixer at high speed until stiff peaks form. Add 1/2 teaspoon matcha, lemon juice, 1/8 teaspoon salt, and paprika, stirring with a whisk.

  • 2. Combine remaining 3/4 teaspoon matcha and ground ginger in a fine mesh sieve over a bowl; press ginger mixture through sieve. Sprinkle the ginger mixture evenly over scallops.
  • 3. Heat a large heavy skillet over high heat. Add 1 1/2 teaspoons oil to pan; swirl to coat. Arrange half of scallops in a single layer in pan; cook 2 minutes on each side or until browned and desired degree of doneness. Remove scallops from pan. Repeat procedure with remaining 1 1/2 teaspoons oil and scallops. Arrange 3 scallops and about 1 tablespoon crème fraîche mixture on each of 6 plates. Sprinkle evenly with fleur de sel and chervil, if desired.

Nutritional Information:

Calories: 155

Total Fat: 7.6 g