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Oriental Medicine, Healthy Tips

Weight Loss Tips from a Traditional Chinese Medicine Expert

The start of the New Year is the most common time when people try to lose weight. Whether you want to shed extra pounds gained over the holidays or your weight loss plan is part of a long-term New Year’s resolution, traditional Chinese medicine (TCM) can increase your chances of success.

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Wednesday, January 9, 2019
Chiropractic Medicine, Naturopathic Medicine, Dual Degree Program

Why I Decided to Switch my Career Path to Natural Medicine

Before starting the naturopathic and chiropractic medicine programs at NUHS, I was initially a pre-med major preparing to become a traditional medical doctor. At the time, I wasn't sure I wanted to work in a hospital setting or if I liked the largely drug-based practice style that a lot of doctors had.

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Wednesday, December 19, 2018
Naturopathic Medicine, Healthy Tips

5 Health Issues You Didn’t Know Could be Caused by Poor Gut Health

Our bodies are home to tens of trillions of microbial cells. The entire collection of microorganisms which inhabit our body, both inside us and on our skin is known as the microbiome.

In recent years, an increasing amount of research has emerged demonstrating the effects of the organisms that live with us, especially the bacteria living in our gut microbiome.

The gut microbiome can be influenced by antibiotics, the type of food we eat and possibly other factors like stress. When the balance of microbes is out of whack it can cause many more problems than just digestion issues or an upset stomach. Here are five ailments that may also be caused by an imbalance of bacteria in your gut.

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Wednesday, December 5, 2018
Healthy Tips

5 Things You Didn’t Know About Men’s Health Issues

During November, also known as Movember, men grow mustaches to raise awareness about men’s health. These awareness efforts have become more important in recent decades as the mortality gap between men and women has remained significant.

According to the Centers of Disease Control and Prevention in 2016, men lived to an average age of 76.1 compared to an average age of 81.1 for women.

With this mortality age gap even widening slightly compared to 2015, it’s important to discuss health issues specific to men. Raising awareness, particularly about being proactive is key in helping many men reduce their risk of common health issues.

Here are five things you might not have known about men’s health issues.

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Wednesday, November 21, 2018
Healthy Tips

4 Mental Benefits of Massage Therapy

Did you know that aside from physical benefits, massage therapy also provides numerous mental and emotional benefits?

Massage therapy, broadly defined, is the manual manipulation of muscles and certain other soft tissues in the body, including connective tissue, ligaments, and tendons, with the purpose of improving a person’s health and well-being. Licensed massage therapists are highly-trained and well-versed in anatomy and physiology, and they use their expertise to improve wellness in a variety of ways.

Let’s take a look at some of the practical mental benefits that come from participating in massage therapy.

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Wednesday, November 7, 2018
Healthy Tips

6 Easy Exercises You Can Perform on a Daily Basis to Improve Your Overall Health

Movement and exercise have a great number of health benefits. A new study this month suggests that forgoing exercise may even be worse for you than smoking and diabetes. 

Not only can exercise improve your health and prevent a wide range of health concerns, it is also recommended to treat certain health ailments like depression, diabetes, and heart disease. In 2017, The American College of Physicians also recommended exercise to help treat low back pain as the first line of treatment before resorting to pain medication.

Exercises don’t need to be time consuming in order to make a difference. Here are some quick and easy exercises that you can perform on a daily basis to improve your overall health.

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Wednesday, October 31, 2018
Biomedical Science

4 Benefits of Earning a Biomedical Science Degree from National University

Considering a career in health care?

Thinking about a specialized degree like biomedical science?

Wait—What is biomedical science, anyway?

Biomedical science includes any course of scientific study related to biology as it affects health care. It includes classes such as physiology, anatomy, epidemiology, biochemistry, nutrition, and kinesiology. Biomedical sciences are the foundation of knowledge for all health care professionals. This field can also prepare you for a wide range of careers in science and research.

Read on to learn why our Bachelor of Biomedical Science (BS) degree is so unique and how it will prepare you for a career in medicine.

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Wednesday, October 17, 2018
Summer Soak Up, Visit NUHS

What You Can Learn From Visiting NUHS

One of the most important steps to take when evaluating graduate programs is the campus visit. Touring the campus is the best way to determine whether the school is a good fit for you personally and academically.

If you are considering one of the complementary and alternative medicine programs at National University of Health Sciences, there are many great reasons to visit including evaluating our classrooms and teaching methods first-hand, exploring our resources and facilities, and getting a better feel for the campus. 

Whether you schedule an individual visit or choose to participate in a visit event like Campus Visit Day or Student for a Day, each visit to NUHS is a unique, hands-on experience with many interactive opportunities. But you don’t have to take our word for it.

Get a first-hand account of the NUHS experience from two students who recently attended a Student for a Day event:

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Tuesday, October 16, 2018
Healthy Tips

National University of Health Sciences Healthy Kids Open House

 If you’re looking for natural ways to keep your children in optimal health, come visit us! National University of Health Sciences is hosting the Second Annual Healthy Kids Open House on October 20, 2018 from 12 p.m to 4 p.m. at our Illinois campus located at 200 E. Roosevelt Road in Lombard.

At this fit, fun and free event, our clinicians and interns will be on hand to host activities, talks and demonstrations for both children and adults to enjoy. This year’s event will feature new lecture topics along with last year’s popular activities.

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Wednesday, October 10, 2018
Naturopathic Medicine, hydrotherapy

The Long Term Health Benefits of Using Hydrotherapy

Since the NUHS Whole Health Center opened a new hydrotherapy suite in 2017, interns and clinicians have been utilizing the therapeutic benefits of water to treat several types of ailments and boost various body systems and functions.

In this blog post originally published as a feature article for the Association of Accredited Naturopathic Medical Colleges in February, Fraser Smith, ND, NUHS assistant dean of naturopathic medicine, discusses how hydrotherapy can keep you in good health for the long term.

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Wednesday, October 3, 2018