Cocktails Anyone?

When you want to relax, loosen up, and unwind, why not mix a cocktail for Your Body? Our bodies rely on water inside and out to function properly. A dehydrated body feels tired and muscles ache. Hydrate on the outside by soaking in a warm bath or mineral pool, applying wet towel compresses, or take contrast baths.

Try this soothing technique…

Pour warm water, filling your tub…Shake 1-2 cups of Epsom salts into the water…Stir…Soak. The warm water and minerals in the Epsom salts relieves muscle tension and improves sleep.

Cheers! ~Tiffany

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Joint Replacement Resource Guide

Butternut to Bionic earned 4/4 star reviews from GoodReads. This resource guide was also nominated for both the 2018 AARP Purpose Prize and 2018 Health Literacy Award.

Amazon reviewers like Lynn L., Registered Nurse states, This book belongs in every doctor’s office. Every patient’s home.” Naturopath Physician Leslie P. commented, “Even though it is specific for those going through hip replacement, her advice is relevant for most any type of surgery.

Butternut to Bionic is author Tiffany Anderson’s personal experience of recovery from serious illness leading to dual hip replacement. Personal anecdotes, candid observations, and private details add to the unique approach of this guide. Hip and knee replacement recipients, family members, caregivers, and healthcare providers will find this book intriguing, insightful, and useful. A companion website shares FREE wellness resources and a weekly wellness blog. Get your copy of this guide here!

Live Well & Be Well!

The Anderson Therapeutics Team

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Life Changing!

Thirsty Thursday wellness tip from the physician who changed my life for the better. Improving my health and maintaining an active lifestyle is fueled by a whole food plant based oil free diet. Dr. McDougall’s free 10-day program launched my new lifestyle. Watch the video to learn more.

Be Well! ~Tiffany

Joint Replacement Recovery - Guidance, Resources, and Tips

Are you or a loved one facing joint replacement surgery? You may feel overwhelmed, unsure of what to expect, and have plenty of questions. Receiving artificial joints is a life-changing procedure. Butternut to Bionic is author Tiffany Anderson’s personal experience of recovery from serious illness leading to dual hip replacement. Drawing on her 20+ years of professional experience in the field of health, she has written this book from the patient’s perspective and shares guidance, support, and encouragement — preparing you to face the challenge of joint replacement surgery, heal, and return to an active lifestyle.

Hip and knee replacement recipients, family members, caregivers, and healthcare providers will find this book intriguing, insightful, and useful. Personal anecdotes, candid observations, and private details add to the unique approach of this guide that joint replacement recipients will find reassuring and beneficial. Each chapter offers a variety of resources, suggestions, and checklists to help patients achieve a successful outcome and return to a high quality of life. The author also provides readers with a companion website sharing FREE health and wellness resources, a weekly wellness blog, and Tiffany’s 3 Key Concepts to improved health that everyone can benefit from.

Butternut to Bionic has received 4/4 star reviews from GoodReads and was nominated for both the 2018 AARP Purpose Prize and 2018 Health Literacy Award. Amazon reviewers providing 5/5 star reviews have this to say about Butternut to Bionic

Lynn L., Registered Nurse: Belongs in Every Doctor’s Office. Every Patient’s Home. I highly recommend this book to anyone contemplating total hip replacement. And to any medical provider who has qualms about recommending this book because he or she does not feel comfortable with any or all of the non-traditional therapies Tiffany used, I say, by all means, share the same caveat Tiffany herself consistently gave throughout her book each time she wrote about using an alternative treatment or medicine that worked for her: “Ask your doctor.”

Terri B., LCSW: “The enhanced healing techniques she provides offer a plethora of options to try. As a mental health practitioner, I am always seeking resources to provide to clients. And I am grateful to have this read, not just as a medical resource, but also a very inclusive guide for pre- and post surgery.”

Leslie P., ND: “I am so grateful Tiffany wrote this book! Even though it is specific for those going through hip replacement, her advice is relevant for most any type of surgery.”

Janine G., Patient: “Sadly, I didn’t know about this book until AFTER I had already had a hip replacement. I would recommend her book to anyone facing this decision.”

Amazon Customer: “Around the same time she had her first hip replacement I had a knee replacement and so many things in her book I could relate to. I was going to have my other knee replaced this year, but as she indicates in her book that a few pounds off will do wonderful things for your joints, this past year I have taken off some weight and it is true, I know I will need a knee replacement in the future but my knee felt so much better with some weight off of it. If you have had a hip replacement or are going to have your hip replaced this book is a good resource for helping you before and after the procedure.”

Butternut to Bionic is an affordable, and easy-to-read guide that is both conversational and friendly. One reader commented that while reading she felt she was sitting down and having tea with the author. Tiffany’s website and business, Anderson Therapeutics, alongside this book exist to inspire and empower others to improve their quality of life.

Live Well & Be Well!

The Anderson Therapeutics Team

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Topical Analgesics...

When muscle aches, pain, and stiffness occur we typically reach out and rub or press on the area for relief. Instinctively we are self soothing and investigating the soreness. With touch we can note any swelling, ‘knots’, heat, bruising, and level of sensitivity. Depending on the cause or severity of an ache, use of a topical analgesic can relieve pain fairly quickly. While many of these products simply mask the pain, others contain specific ingredients that are absorbed by the skin and offer a healing tool that can speed recovery. Injuries and chronic pain require professional medical care and diagnosis, whereas everyday aches, bumps, and bruises can be managed using topical products.

Topical analgesics help me to manage arthritis pain, stiffness I experience due to artificial joints, and muscle soreness from exercise and one of my jobs as a massage therapist. I need and expect my body to perform and to nurture it I find that topical products provide great results and leave me with no ill side effects. Speak to your doctor if you have concerns or questions about using any health related product. Below are a list of topical analgesics that I recommend (Amazon links are simply offered as a reference since the best prices are often found at a local retailer):

Procure Epsom Salt Gel - this gel is surprisingly effective though I prefer soaking in a tub with Epsom salts for best results. The gel can feel a bit grainy…a little bit goes a long way. Epsom gel is great for travel, to take on hikes, or keep at your office for spot treatments.

Arnica Cream - Arnica is plant-based and a homeopathic that I have used for decades. It is useful to soothe bruising, soreness, and sprains. Both my physician and surgeon recommended that I use arnica cream and in tablet form after my hip replacement surgeries to speed healing.

CBD Massage Oil - CBD products are relatively new to me and I began using this specific product a month ago to minimize my use of ibuprofen and help me to manage joint pain. This oil also contains menthol, peppermint oil, and clove oil leaving an ‘icy hot’ type of feeling. The results have been very positive for me.

Liniment rubs - the LDN Arthritis & Sport Rub with wintergreen was a surprising find at my local Dollar Store. My landlord first recommended this to deter spiders (which did work) and I also used it topically. The analgesic results are quick though not as long lasting as the above products. Due to the rubbing alcohol base the liniment is cooling and has a drying effect. This liniment pairs well when poured into an Epsom salt bath.

Besides topical products to help manage muscle pain and soreness, remember to drink plenty of water since muscle pain is common when we are dehydrated. Stretch often, receive regular massage therapy, use ice packs on tense areas to decrease inflammation, and reduce your intake of processed foods that add excess weight and cause swelling.

Be Well! ~Tiffany

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