posted on February 5, 2014 by Olivier
Just in time for Valentine day…
We have always known that sugar is probably not good for us. Dr. Robert Lustig of UCSF started probably the most recent crusade against it with several high profile interviews and presentations. The words addiction and poison have been bandied around. Sugar has been accused to be the source of many of the modern ailments, from cancer to obesity. And one thing is certain, we consume too much of it. The fight against fat lead to adding sugar to pretty much anything, making processed food a little more attractive and palatable.
The latest large scale study from the CDC is showing that sugar also increase the risk of heart disease.
I do strongly believe that food is as much about pleasure and cultural meaning as it is fuel. As such, I don’t think sugar will ever be relegated to the rank of tobacco. But I do believe that we need to be more mindful about our sugar consumption. Eat sugar mindfully, knowing when we do it and why we do it. So, have that piece of chocolate for Valentine Day but maybe stop drinking sugary drinks on a daily basis. Or better, yet, schedule a massage.
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Meet your therapist:
My passion for the human body and the relation to its environment has led me to study the history of many healing traditions around the globe. Throughout this ongoing journey, I have noticed that one of the most widely used tools for diagnosis and treatment is touch, or what I like to refer to as ‘hands on medicine’.
A graduate of the Brenneke School of Massage I have been a massage practitioner since 2003. I have focused my early training on the art of traditional European massages and the science of myofascial, craniosacral, visceral and neuromuscular therapies. I have since specialized my work using Structural Integration and Orthopedic Massage techniques. With this deep understanding of human anatomy, physiology and kinesiology, I integrate different massage modalities to craft a session optimized to meet your specific goals.
I specialize on treating people of all ages with chronic pain as well as every day or competing athletes with fresh or recurring injuries.
I also specialize in working with special needs population.
I am a massage therapist on staff for Seattle Children’s Hospital Family Resource Center providing massage for in-patients families. (more…)