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20 Sunderland Lane
Katonah
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At Integrated Nutrition of Mount Kisco, PLLC and Blood Logic, Inc. we work in close partnership with you towards developing your natural healing plan. What you do not need is a generalized “one size fits all approach.”  Our approach for clarifying your health issues, finding hidden causes of your health problem(s) and developing natural solutions has been woven into our carefully designed longevity approach that we call The Blood Detective’s Longevity Plan. We believe that developing a Metabolic Map of your entire body by performing specialized health tests (e.g., biomarkers) is a truly holistic way of viewing, appreciating and managing your health concerns. As a concierge practice, we make ourselves truly available to you.  As a paperless office we are concerned about the world environment as it affects our “internal environment”…namely, your health.

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Weight loss, poor memory, intestinal issues, hormone problems, pain, fatigue, muscle aches and pains…whatever your health concerns(s), Dr. Michael Wald, The BloodDDetective has the answers…naturally. The Blooddetective blog is filled with dozens of radio shows on just about every health topic that you can think of. “Ask The Blooddetective is Dr. Wald’s weekly radio show covering nutrition and naturopatic, dietary and exercise, disease and health topics.

Eating and Swimming - A Potentially Deadly Combination

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By Dr. Michael Wald - submitted for publication Swimming is an entirely parasympathetic nervous system effort; meaning, that this part of the autonomic nervous system causes dilation of arterioles to the digestive track in response to foods (eating).  The dilation of blood vessels allows large amounts of blood go to the organs of digestion.  When the parasympathetic nervous system is handling digestive processes, it is not optimizing blood flow to muscles and several other organs that are not "working" at the time.  Exercises like swimming, require the sympathetic portion of the autonomic nervous system to kick in increasing muscle power, reflexes and muscle stamina.  If both parts of the autonomic nervous system are activated at the same time neither portion works optimally.  Simply put, if blood is flowing to the guts for digestion there will be less circulation to the muscles involved in any other non-digestive activity such as swimming. The increased demand of blood flow to the muscles during swimming may not be met in certain people, and depending upon the size and/or type and timing of the meal, resulting in painful cramping of muscles.