Foods to Slow the Effects of Aging

Everyone is trying to reverse the effects of aging on their skin to look and feel younger. Until someone has figured out time travel, there’s no escaping the reality that we will continue to age. However, there are many ways to slow the effects of aging on our skin, including some very cost-effective methods with food you can enjoy from your own home!

 

  1. Grapefruit: As a good source of Vitamin C, it acts as an antioxidant that promotes collagen production, keeping your skin supple. Other sources of Vitamin C include oranges and other fruits.
  2. Green Tea: Inflammation can pose a serious problem to your skin. However, recent research has found that one of the ingredients, polyphenols, help to reduce the signs of aging as well as boosting the immune system. Other sources of this incredible antioxidant include red wine and dark chocolate.
  3. Walnuts: As a source of omega-3 fatty acids, it helps reduce inflammation and the damage to your skin caused by oxidation, which occurs naturally. It’s a healthy fat that also helps to reduce the risk of heart disease and reduce joint pain. Other sources of omega-3 include salmon and chia seeds.

 

It’s not just eating the right food that can help slow down the effects of aging on your body. Staying hydrated, doing exercise regularly, and cutting the bad foods such as those high in sugar is important in preventing skin problems such as fine lines, wrinkles, and even adult acne.

At the Solstice Health, we know that skincare can be enhanced with supplements and lifestyle changes in addition to skin treatment. We offer non-surgical and natural options and treatment programs to help you look your best. Contact us today at 262-239-7353 book a consultation to learn more.

Anti-Ageing Nutrition Tips

It’s never too late to try and slow down or even reverse the effects of ageing on your body, both aesthetically and internally. One of the best ways is by watching what you eat. Here are some nutrition tips to keep your body young!

  1. Eat antioxidants: A diet rich in meats, fruits, and vegetables packed with antioxidants help by protecting your cells against free radicals. Antioxidants such as Vitamin E, B, and beta-carotene help by preventing cell damage. Food such as fish, poultry, almonds, and carrots are just some of the many choices out there that can help.
  2. Probiotics: Sauerkraut, kimchi, kombucha, and yogurt have anti-inflammatory properties as well as antioxidants. Probiotics help improve digestion, boost the immune system, and maintain a healthy weight.
  3. Protein: Maintaining muscle mass is important as it starts to decline as you age. Protein is the best way to do that. You can find protein in meat, dairy, fish, and soybeans. In addition to helping to build and maintain muscles, its importance in tissue cell creation means it’s also important to enjoy healthy-looking hair well into old age.
  4. Healthy fat: Yes, there is such a thing as good fat! Omega-3 fatty acids, such as EPA, DHA, and ALA can be found in fish, nuts, and seeds. They help reduce joint pain and stiffness, and studies have found that they may be able to help boost the effectiveness of anti-inflammatory drugs for arthritis. If you’re not keen on eating too much seafood, consider taking Omega-3 supplements after talking about it with your doctor.
  5. Water: If you feel thirsty, then you’re already in the earliest stages of dehydration. Stay hydrated all the time to help your cells replenish their nutrients such as oxygen. As you age, the importance of hydration is ever more paramount, especially in hotter climates.

At Solstice Health, we provide direct primary healthcare to ensure your wellness no matter the stage in your life. We want you to be as healthy as possible in order to enjoy life. Contact us today to learn more about how our direct primary health services can help.

How Stem Cell Therapy Can Help You Manage Pain

When you’re suffering from pain or injury, there are many ways to begin your relief and recovery process. The most common procedures are often surgery, pain medication, or even a combination of both. While pain medication and surgery have their uses, there is often another pain relief method that many have not considered: regenerative medicine.  

One of the biggest reasons for stem cell therapy over other pain relief methods is its non-invasive nature. There’s no anaesthesia, no operating room, and no extended downtime after the procedure. With stem cell therapy, you are able to have your procedure handled in an outpatient setting and you are free to simply walk out of the clinic immediately afterwards. Regenerative medicine such as stem cells and Platelet Rich Plasma has the ability to work with ligament injuries, back pain, joint paint, and even weakness in the muscles and joints. This is only scratching the surface of what stem cells can offer, and the potential is limitless. 

Stem cell therapy can also help you manage pain by getting rid of the pain altogether. Patients suffering from pain can be at risk of depending too heavily on regular medication to relieve the pain. However, this only works with the pain sensations and does not do anything to tackle the causes of the pain. This is what separates it from regenerative medicine, which will use stem cells to regenerate into the damaged tissue or other cells in order to help heal the affected area of the body.  

To learn more about how stem cell therapy may be the ideal pain management solution for your discomfort, contact us at Solstice Health to book a consultation today! 

 

 

Solstice Health Named Finalist in Wisconsin Innovation Awards – Vote for Us Today!

As a testament to our continual success and contribution to the community, we are proud to have been named a finalist in the 2018 Wisconsin Innovation Awards in recognition of our achievement. If you have benefited from our clinic, we encourage you let your voice be heard by casting your vote online here for the People’s Choice Awards category!

The award winners will be announced on the 3rd of October in Madison at an awards ceremony. We’re excited and honored to be named as one of many innovative businesses in the state!

From the team at Solstice Health, we are truly honored and promise to continue to provide the best service and quality in medical health that you come to expect.

Is Direct Primary Care Right for You?

Many Americans are tired of their rising healthcare costs, which come from their insurer as well as many medical costs alongside their insurance premiums. This has the effect of potentially forcing patients to avoid seeing their doctor or seeking medical treatment until it’s too late at the emergency room, which can both put a strain on medical services and lead to worse outcomes. It’s well-known that regular visits to the doctor can help prevent conditions from forming or getting worse, and medical costs can make that harder to do.

Introducing Direct Primary Care

There’s a new way forward for medical care, that we here at Solstice are proud to be a part of. It cuts the insurance company out of the equation, keeping primary care costs down while providing quality personal care for all. For a monthly fee starting at just $39, patients can receive unlimited access to a doctor without any per-visit fees, next-day or even same-day appointments, and unlimited lab and imaging tests, because we know that care doesn’t just stop at the office. By providing primary physician care without hidden fees, patients are confident, knowing that they can see their doctor whenever they need to, getting the care that they need early on, while avoiding dealing with an insurance company in the process.

At Solstice Health, we’re excited to provide affordable and quality healthcare to patients. Contact us to learn more about our direct primary care service and plans to learn if this exciting care approach is right for you.

The Connection Between Weight Loss and Diabetes

The link between diabetes and weight loss are well-known, and that being overweight or obese significantly increases your chances of getting diabetes. What is not fully understood is the reason why this link exists.

Studies have suggested that fat cells around the abdominal area may cause your body to release chemicals that make it less responsive to the insulin released. Insulin is responsible for helping your body convert glucose into fat or energy. If your body is unable to use the insulin produced, your glucose will instead build up in your blood, leading to high blood sugar levels. This results in type 2 diabetes. Obesity also is linked to high levels of cholesterol and poor heart health, so watching and managing your weight will not only help you prevent or manage your diabetes, but also improve your circulatory system.

There is also one other connection between weight loss and diabetes. Sometimes, weight loss is a sign of diabetes. How can this be? As mentioned above, insulin is required to help your body convert glucose into energy or fat. If your body does not produce any insulin, your body will begin burning fat and muscle to generate energy, which leads to weight loss. If your lifestyle has not changed but your weight has, this may be a sign of type 1 or type 2 diabetes. Type 1 diabetes is when your body is unable to produce any insulin as a result of an autoimmune condition that destroys the insulin-producing cells in your pancreas.

We can help you lose weight in a controlled and safe condition, helping you manage or prevent diabetes no matter your stage in life. To learn more about how your glucose levels can be managed as part of a diet, contact us at Solstice Health to learn more about our diabetic weight loss program that provides an all-natural, GMO-free, and medically-licensed weight loss protocol.

How Soluble Fiber Helps Manage Glucose

It’s often drilled into us by doctors and dieticians that we have to eat more fiber, and that it’s good for us. But what we don’t always remember is why. This week we’ll explain it in a little more detail for you, helping you to choose healthier foods and enjoy an improved lifestyle.

Fiber is not digested or but passed through your body. So why eat it at all? Because not being digested doesn’t mean it doesn’t provide any benefits to your health. A diet rich in soluble fibre can:

  • Maintain bowel health
  • Improve your bowel movements
  • Lower cholesterol levels
  • Keep your blood sugar levels in check

So how is this done? Soluble fiber means that it dissolves in water. This helps slow down the absorption of sugar in your diet, which keeps your blood glucose levels down for longer. This means a reduction in the risk of developing type 2 diabetes, or helping you manage your symptoms better if you already have it.

Foods rich in soluble fiber include fruits such as cherries, peaches, apples, and nectarines, as well as vegetables including soybeans, beans, and green peas. Of course, grain products are well known for being rich in fiber. Choose oats and whole wheat products for food that is rich in soluble fiber as well as being low on the glycemic index, helping to maintain or improve your heart health as well as keeping your glucose levels down.

To learn more about how your glucose levels can be managed as part of a diet, contact us at Solstice Health to learn more about our diabetic weight loss program that provides an all-natural, GMO-free, and medically-licensed weight loss protocol.

Foods with a Low Glycemic Index

A high blood sugar level can pose serious problems for everyone. If you have diabetes, it can exacerbate your symptoms, and if you don’t, a consistently high blood sugar level can cause diabetes in the future if you leave it unchecked. Foods with a low glycemic index are those with carbs that raise your blood gluclose level less than foods with a higher GI level. Foods with a GI level less than 55 are considered low.

Here are some foods to combine in your diet this summer to keep your blood glucose levels in check!

  1. Fruits: Some of the tastiest fruits in season have a low glycemic index, such as cherries, peaches, nectarines, and strawberries. They make for a refreshing snack while also helping to keep your blood sugar levels down!
  2. Pasta: If your pasta is made with white durum wheat, it has a GI level of just 44, meaning it’s perfect for anyone looking for a delicious meal while also watching their blood sugar levels. Just make sure it’s part of a balanced diet, as a low GI level isn’t the same as the total amount of carbohydrates you consume in your meal. Cook your pasta with meat or seafood to keep your glycemic load down, as they have no carbs.
  3. Oatmeal: Rolled or steel-cut oat bran or muesli are rich in all the good things for your body. They can help lower cholesterol and rich in fiber in addition to being on the low end of the glycemic index. This good for your health as well as keeping your blood sugar levels down. Combine it with blueberries, blackberries and raspberries, which also have low glycemic loads for a nutritious and delicious breakfast or snack!
  4. If you’re trying to cut down on meat, you’ll want a healthy protein-rich alternative. Baked beans, chickpeas, kidney beans, lentils, peas, and soybeans are all packed with protein and will keep your blood glucose levels down, thanks to their low numbers on the glycemic index.

To learn more about how your diabetes can be managed as part of a diet, contact us at Solstice Health to learn more about our diabetic weight loss program that provides an all-natural, GMO-free, and medically-licensed weight loss protocol.

Solstice Health Selected as Finalist at 2018 Wisconsin Innovation Awards

At Solstice Health, we are extremely proud and honored to be named as a finalist at the 2018 Wisconsin Innovation Awards for our contribution to innovation in the state. There will be an awards ceremony this October in Madison announcing the winners. Please read on for the full press release by the Wisconsin Innovation Awards.

Finalists Announced for 2018 Wisconsin Innovation Awards

Winners to be announced at public awards ceremony on October 3 in Madison

Madison— July 12, 2018 — Thirty-four companies and nonprofit organizations have been selected as finalists for the 2018 Wisconsin Innovation Awards. In total, 357 businesses, products and services from around the state were nominated. The finalists were determined by a panel of 21 statewide industry experts, with winners to be announced on October 3, 2018 at an awards ceremony at the Wisconsin Union Theater in Madison. Nominations spanned all parts of Wisconsin, represented large, medium and small companies, startups, established businesses, and nearly all industries.

The Wisconsin Innovation Awards Ceremony is open to the public, with ticket bundles currently available for sale. The event begins at 5:30 pm with a reception, and continues with the awards program at 6:30 pm. Ticket information and details are available at www.wisconsininnovationawards.com.

The Wisconsin Innovation Awards Ceremony is presented by Alliant Energy, American Family Insurance, Exact Sciences, First Business Bank, Green Clock Films, JP Cullen, Neider & Boucher, Props Unlimited, Wipfli, and the Wisconsin Economic Development Corporation, with support from Envision IT, HealthX Ventures, Ho-Chunk Gaming Madison, Madison Gas & Electric, WARF, and Workloud.

2018 Wisconsin Innovation Awards Finalists:

 

Company City
Acme Nerd Games http://acmenerdgames.com  

Barneveld

AquaMetals, LLC http://aquametalsensors.com  

Wauwatosa

Carex Consulting Group http://carexconsultinggroup.com  

Madison

Clean Beam, LLC http://www.clean-beam.com  

Necedah

ConsortiEX, Inc. http://www.consortiex.com  

Milwaukee

CORNCOB, Inc.

http://www.corncobinc.com

 

Waukesha

 

dodles http://dodl.es Combined Locks
Doyenne Group, Inc. http://www.doyennegroup.org  

Madison

EnsoData, Inc. http://www.ensodata.com  

Madison

Feeding America Eastern Wisconsin http://www.feedingamericawi.org  

Appleton

Forte https://forteresearch.com/  

Madison

Goods Unite Us, Inc. https://goodsuniteus.com  

Madison

Kohler Company WasteLAB

https://kohler-wastelab.squarespace.com/

 

Kohler

LAUNCH- School District of Elmbrook http://launch.yourcapsnetwork.org  

Brookfield

MatchBack Systems Inc http://matchbacksystems.com  

Green Bay

Melius Outcomes http://www.meliusoutcomes.com  

Whitefish Bay

Nano Red Biotechnology, LLC http://www.nanoredbiotech.com  

Milwaukee

Nanolytix Inc http://www.nanolytix.ca  

Milwaukee

Oncata http://oncata.com  

Milwaukee

P4 Infrastructure, Inc. http://www.p4infrastructure.com  

Milwaukee

Photonic Cleaning Technologies,LLC http://www.photoniccleaning.com  

Platteville

Propeller Health https://www.propellerhealth.com/  

Madison

Rebalanced-Life Wellness Association http://www.rebalanced-life.org/  

Brooklyn

SmartUQ LLC http://smartuq.com/  

Madison

Solstice Health https://solsticewi.com  

Oconomowoc

Stimmi LLC http://stimmi.org  

Madison

 

TailoredCare http://tailoredcare.com  

Madison

The Crafter Space, Brewery Incubator http://www.barleytobarrel.com  

Milwaukee

The Mill Events http://www.themillevents.com  

Chetek

Torq Labs http://www.torqlabs.com  

Madison

Trinity Gunshot Alarm System, LLC https://www.trinitygunshotalarm.com/  

Baraboo

VisuaLeverage http://www.visualeverage.com  

Madison

Wolf Flow http://www.wolfflow.io  

Madison

WWBIC

http://wwbic.com

 

Milwaukee

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About the Wisconsin Innovation Awards

The Wisconsin Innovation Awards (WIA) connects and showcases innovators throughout the state of Wisconsin, across industries and organizations of all shapes and sizes.

By producing and providing educational media content, organizing a statewide network of experts willing to mentor and support each other, and hosting events that highlight groundbreaking work, WIA is building a lasting legacy of instruction inspired by Wisconsin’s thinkers, makers, creators, and designers. WIA fosters innovation in this state and helps shine a light on companies throughout the state that have transformational ideas.

 

Pain Medication vs Other Options

If you’re in pain, one of your immediate reactions may be to visit a doctor to get a prescription for painkillers, or perhaps even to self-medicate with over-the-counter pain medication. These drugs may be effective in dulling or relieving the pain, but it can potentially come with side effects, many of which have been well documented by scientists, doctors, and the media.

If you decide to take over-the-counter medication, one of the most common types is known as NSAIDs, or nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs. They are available without a prescription in many places, reduce pain, inflammation, and relieve headaches. However, this comes at a cost: regular and constant use is known to increase the risk of stroke and heart disease up to tenfold. It can also cause stomach ulcers and bleeding in the stomach lining with regular use.

Prescription painkillers also have their problems. We have all heard about the risk of addiction to prescription pain medications, especially with those that fall under a category known as opioids. Opioids are highly effective in relieving pain of all types of severity, but it comes at the cost of a high risk of addiction. You may have heard of drugs such as fentanyl, oxycodone, or hydrocodone, which are all opioids that are prescribed by doctors to relieve extreme pain but have also been known to cause deaths in the case of misuse. It goes without saying that abuse can be very likely, and its use must never be taken lightly.

While pain medication has its place in medicine and it has helped many people in relieving their pain, it’s always a good idea to try less risky solutions with far fewer side effects first. At Solstice Health, we try to relieve pain of all types with non-surgical methods such as regenerative medicine, which harnesses your own body’s healing powers to repair the root cause of your pain. We believe in finding non-invasive solutions to treat upper and lower back pain, neck pain, knee pain, herniated discs, shoulder pain, and much more besides.

Come see us at Solstice Health to see what pain relief method works best for you.