June 2016

Patient Appreciation Party!

Please join us 
Thursday, June 23rd from 4pm-6pm
for a Patient Appreciation Party! 
This is a private event. Please RSVP!

We will be serving appetizers and drinks 
in the courtyard outside of our Basalt office. 

There will be raffle prizes including:
2- free 1 hour massages with David Nickamin
2- free 1 hour rolfing sessions with Adam Nickamin
1 free HOCATT sauna treatment with Dr. Hughes

Stress and Heart Attacks

We're all familiar with the movie scene in which the overly aggressive executive is just about to close a deal only to be stopped by a heart attack. Stress is a killer. But until recently, when it came to cardiovascular disease, scientists weren't quite sure how the link between stress and cardiovascular disease actually worked. Now a new study is shedding some light on the issue.
It seems that there may be a direct link between biochemical activity in the brain and arterial inflammation. Arterial inflammation, as I'm sure you know, is a great predictor of whether a heart attack or stroke is imminent. 
Not only was the brain activity increasing arterial inflammation, it was stimulating bone marrow to release immune cells as well. These immune cells, called monocytes, also can trigger inflammation. Combined, this can be a recipe for a heart attack. In fact, the researchers concluded that stress can increase your risk of cardiovascular disease just as much as smoking, high blood pressure, high cholesterol, and diabetes can. However, when it comes to reducing risk, reducing stress is often treated as a nice suggestion, but one that may not need to be taken seriously.
~ Dr. Frank Shallenberger, MD

Anti-Aging Foods

As we age and begin to feel our own mortality, many of us secretly fantasize about a "fountain of youth" that we can drink from, and which will turn back the clock on Father Time. But so far, no such fountain has been found, at least, not that anyone is talking about. 
  • Berries are loaded with antioxidants that help your skin battle against the free radicals that make it age, as well as other molecules that can damage skin cells.
  • Broccoli acts as an anti-inflammatory, so it can help prevent your skin from looking dull, tired and prematurely wrinkled.
  • Spinach contains a rich supply of vitamins A and C, and it keeps your skin healthy by repairing damaged skin cells, among other things.
  • Almond butter will help repair damaged cells, and contains healthy fats and protein, to bring out a natural glow.
  • Mushrooms help protect against harsh UV radiation, and they contain selenium, which is believed to help prevent skin cancer. 
  • Fish helps to improve your skin's elasticity and helps battle wrinkles, while adding a natural glow to your face.

Father's Day Special

For the month of June, Fathers will receive a 20% discount on 90 minute body work sessions by David and Adam Nickamin when mentioning this ad!

Not to be used on punch passes

Aspen Integrative Medicine | 970-927-0308 | 227 Midland Ave, Suite 18B | Basalt | CO | 81621