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Tuesday September 1, 2020

NLPT Newsletter (Sept/Oct 2020)


Inside This Issue
  • ENTER TO WIN: Enter online at Newlifept.com under our Blog page or Call (608) 742-9356 for your chance to win an Amazon Gift Card!
  • 4 Factors that Influence Inflammation
  • Safely Moving You Forward – COVID Updates
  • Clinic Happenings
  • Success Helping People Reclaim Their Active Life!
  • Foods that Affect inflammation
  • Make Your Own Fajita Chicken Bowl

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Friday August 28, 2020

4 Factors that Influence Inflammation


Inflammation is defined as “a localized protective response elicited by injury or destruction of tissues which serves to destroy, dilute or wall off the injurious agent and the injured tissues. The inflammatory response can be provoked by physical, chemical and biological agents including mechanical trauma as well as psychological trauma.”

All types of physical pain have an inflammatory component because inflammation is the first phase of the healing process….But it only happens when the body gets damaged and needs to repair.

  1. Physical Stress is the first and most common cause of inflammation.
    Physical stress occurs where friction and excessive motion is creating damage to the tissues (whether it is bones, muscles, ligaments or tendons).

    1. Inflammation is ultimately then creating fluid pressure around nerves and creating pain signals to the brain, which causes pain.
  2. The second cause of inflammation is emotional stress.
    1. A hormonal response to psychological stress. That hormonal response releases a chemical called cortisol, which is a stress hormone. Cortisol ultimately increases the inflammation throughout the body.
    2. With emotional stress comes increased sensitivity to damage. The body becomes inflamed more aggressively as a result of emotional stress.
  3. The third cause of inflammation is lack of sleep.
    1. Sleep has a large impact on cortisol levels. Sleep patterns affect how the body responds to damage and ultimately how much inflammation there can be.
  4. The fourth cause of inflammation is poor nutrition.
    1. Foods consumed can either decrease or increase the inflammation in the body.
    2. Foods that increase the inflammation are flours and sugars.
    3. Avoid any foods of which you may have sensitivity or allergy.
    4. Eating a very colorful diet – reds, oranges, purples, dark greens – are rich in antioxidants which dampen the inflammatory effect.
    5. Lean protein is very effective in reducing inflammation. Red meat with lots of fat promotes inflammation.
    6. Olive oil is a great source of oleic acid making it a powerful anti-inflammatory.
    7. Pasture-fed livestock, flax, chia and hemp seeds, wild salmon (not farmed) or smaller cold water fish such as herring, sardines and mackerels. Lean protein is very effective in reducing inflammation.

Regardless of the type of pain, it is important to understand that inflammation is the source of what you are feeling.

It is important to identify that the normal treatments out there right now are basically altering the inflammatory response (by things such as cortisone injections, oral steroids, anti-inflammatory medications such as ibuprofen or any NSAIDs). These are things that alter the body’s inflammation response, but ultimately do not get to the root of the problem.

Don’t just alter the problem. Find a permanent solution. Fix the problem by addressing the four main factors that cause inflammation in the body (physical stress, emotional stress, lack of sleep and poor nutrition)

Tuesday June 30, 2020

NLPT Newsletter (Jul/Aug 2020)


Inside This Issue

  • ENTER TO WIN: Enter online at Newlifept.com under our Blog page or Call (608) 742-9356 for your chance to win a Menards Gift Card!
  • Community News
  • Success Helping People Reclaim Their Active Life!
  • Look For Upcoming Online Workshops!
  • Visit Your Local Farmer’s Market

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Friday May 1, 2020

NLPT Newsletter (May/June 2020)


Inside This Issue

  • I Am A Back Pain Expert And Suddenly I Can’t Stand Up Straight.
  • ENTER TO WIN: Enter online at Newlifept.com under our Blog page or Call (608) 742-9356 for your chance to win a FREE Gift Card to Edgewater Greenhouse! Details Inside.

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Thursday April 30, 2020

I Am A Back Pain Expert And Suddenly I Can’t Stand Up Straight.

By: Mary Rose Strickland PT, DPT, OCS


For over 10 years, I have been specializing in seeing individuals with all orthopedic conditions, the most common of which is low back pain.  I have attended top low back pain courses and conferences in the world learning how to evaluate and treat low back pain.  For years, patients have called me directly, before their primary care doctor or other provider; for advice, peace of mind, guidance in how to handle especially those first few days.  And for years, I have guided numerous patients through full plan of cares successfully improving or resolving their symptoms.  But I personally had never experienced acute low back pain…until now.

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