Entries by The StoneTree Team

World Hypertension Day

The international society of hypertension initiated World Hypertension Day in 2005 and has promoted it yearly ever since. Why? Hypertension–you might know it better as high blood pressure–is called the silent killer because people who have it often don’t know it. And it’s a big deal, because the risk of stroke is four times greater in […]

Food Matters (And It Only Took 2000 Years!)

Nearly 2500 years ago, a Greek physician named Hippocrates was busy reinventing medicine. Hippocrates wrote some of the oldest known medical books, and thousands of new physicians are still sworn in each year based on variations of the oath that bears his name. He was the first to describe a number of diseases and conditions and was […]

Exercise Lowers Blood Sugar

Yet another study to show the value of exercise. Researchers discovered that patients who increased their daily step count by 2,000 steps saw decreases in both their blood sugar and insulin resistance levels. The decreases aren’t huge–only 0.4 points for blood sugar and 1 point for insulin resistance–but neither was the increase in steps. If you work it […]

Free Meditation Night at StoneTree

The team at StoneTree is excited to welcome Lanee Brown for an evening of mindfulness and meditation. Mindfulness has left the fringes, and gained incredible traction in recent years. Research has shown that meditation can:  Improve mental focus and increase short-term memory  Reduce the risk of heart disease and lower blood pressure  Improve sleep and […]

Dealing With Spring Allergies

The first week of April is World Allergy Week. And what better time–you know that with April showers and May flowers on the horizon, annoying allergy symptoms can’t be far off! For sufferers, it can be an awful time of year. The sun is shining, you want to get out in your garden, but all you […]

Thyroid Tests Your Doctor Never Told You About

We’ve written about thyroid testing in the past–it’s one of the most common concerns we hear from patients coming into the clinic. If you take a peek at the symptoms of low thyroid, you can see why: Exhaustion, weakness, and fatigue Sensitivity to cold and reduced sweating Shortness of breath when exercising Slight to moderate weight […]

2 Health Issues for International Women’s Day

March 8th is International Women’s Day. The intention of this day is both to celebrate the economic, political and social achievements of women, and to be call to action for increasing gender equality. On this wonderful day of “girl power”, the StoneTree team wanted to empower our patients around two important health care issues that affect women. […]

Women: Why & How to Test Your Hormones

Hormones are chemical messengers in your body. They’re secreted by various glands into your blood, and are then carried off to locations in your body where they tell your organs and tissues what to do. There are all kinds of hormones–you’ve probably heard of many, with names like cortisol, testosterone, estrogen, melatonin, growth hormone–even insulin […]