Gluten 101 ( Part 1)

A variety of foods made from wheat.

A variety of foods made from wheat. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Over 15 years ago my very wise granddad  Lorenzo Cantlo told me “you better take the gluten out of your diet sweetie, that stuff ain’t  good for you”. I knew he was right (well kinda) but I felt like those “bad things you are talking about  can’t happen to me. I am young and well your not… Guess what I am not so young anymore and yes those “bad things” are happening to me and worse yet my lovely Lauren and she clearly isn’t old. So here I am on my own Gluten Free Family Journey . Continue reading

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Are Your Adrenal Glands Functioning ?

The adrenal glands sit atop the kidneys.

The adrenal glands sit atop the kidneys. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

We all experience stress on a regular basis, because we are a society living on the edge. The result of this constant stress is Adrenal fatigue.  The tiny adrenals glands are responsible for moderating your stress response and balancing many other hormones in the body. As the great balancer of more than 50 hormones in the body, the adrenal glands have a broad impact on your health and energy.  They also synthesize hormones, including androgens and their precursors, such as testosterone and DHEA, as well as estrogens and progesterone — which is why it becomes very important to support our adrenal glands as we (women) approach menopause.

You might think that this doesn’t apply to you and you haven’t had any hormonal problems or that you are handling your stress. But there are many other symptoms associated with strained adrenals that should be considered warning signs that you need to address. Continue reading

Your Brain and You

The Amazing Brain

You are the lucky owner of a magnificent piece of biological machinery – the human brain. Your brain is always on, performs lightning-fast calculations, and is a whiz at making connections between seemingly unrelated factors and observations. The only downside is that your brain didn’t come with an owner’s manual.

Fortunately, your brain has no moving parts. All the action is on the inside – inside the black box. And, your brain is always available. It will do whatever you tell it to do. All you have to do is take care of it properly – provide it with energy, take it out for a walk, and make sure it’s connected. Continue reading

Welcome To Optimum Sports and Wellness

Our Health Is Our Greatest Asset.

Welcome to  Sport and Wellness Care  . This site it is a place for you to get to know me and my passion for sports care and wellness care.Please  feel free to click on the links provided on  this site to learn more about my practice and how I can help you reach your sports wellness and health wellness goals.    I hope to inspire you to take the next steps in helping  you discover and  learn strategies on how to enhance your sports potential through better  pre-hab ,re-hab (when necessary).  Combined with healthy  easy to understand strategies of  nutrition, natural remedies,exercise  rest these things can help you achieve the  wellness lifestyle you desire.  Whether you are 6 or 65 it is never to early nor to late to Energize, Optimize and Maximize your Health Potential.

This site is for my patients their friends and the casual visitor  alike  that want  to find some quick  and easy to understand and apply information.

Dr.Lorraine Williams

Back To School Quick Tips

This Lunch Looks Simply Inspiring

I found this great post and photo @ Living and Loving Life  “Healthy Lunch Inspiration by Lize-Mari Arthur Enjoy..

“It doesn’t matter whether it’s a plate of food, school lunch box or lunch bag for hubby,  what you put inside is what counts. Continue reading

The Gluteus Medius …The Secret Muscle That Athletes Need To Know About

Who Knew This Muscle Was So Important

Anatomy Chart courtesy of FCIT

So What is the Gluteus Medius Anyway???

Gluteus Medius syndrome is characterized by  pain in the buttocks, lateral hip,groin or the sacro iliac joint. Often times prolonged sitting can increase pain. Continue reading