Easy + Natural Ways To Reduce Spider Veins

Easy + Natural Ways To Reduce Spider Veins

Reduce Spider Vein Appearance

at home & without a doctor's visit

Spider veins are typically more an aesthetic concern than a medical concern as they are painless and do not result in complications that would require medical attention. However, spider veins can impact the way you feel about your appearance, which can affect your mental health. If you have spider veins and would like to reduce their appearance, keep reading for some natural options available to you.

How Do Spider Veins Form?

reduce the likelihood of their formation

Spider veins are a network of visible, small veins that rise to the surface of the skin and appear in a network of “spider-like” groupings, thus the name. They can be red or blue in color – and can form in small groupings of one or two veins or spread out over a large area of your skin.

They are most commonly found in the legs and thighs – more or less consolidated to your lower extremities. Gravity is the reason for this. There are many factors that influence the formation of spider veins, including:

  • Family history
  • Hormonal fluctuations during pregnancy
  • Sudden weight gain or weight loss
  • Smoking
  • Too much sun exposure
  • Trauma to the surface of the skin
  • Oxidative damage to the structure of the small blood vessels

While family history is possibly the most influencing factor in the formation of spider veins, you can address the other factors by staying out of the sun, avoiding skin injury, and maintaining a stable weight. Also, by controlling the amount of chronic inflammation that attacks your mind and body you can limit the oxidative damage to the blood vessels.

Your at-home Spider Vein Treatment options

Spider vein treatments in an aesthetic clinical setting can be expensive and even painful. Techniques like vein stripping or sclerotherapy are necessary at times of course. However, if you’re looking for a way to reduce the appearance of spider veins naturally at home to save money and try a more natural option before resorting to needles, try these options instead:

Essential Oils. Essential oils are a great way to safely reduce the appearance of spider veins. Some oils known to be effective against reducing the appearance of varicose or spider veins are Grapevine oil, Yarrow oil, and Lavender oil. When trying out essential oils, be sure to test them in an inconspicuous area, and use a carrier oil to dilute it, such as jojoba oil, coconut oil, almond oil, or others.

Pair these essential oils with a short massage to further reduce spider vein appearance.

Read more: Essential Oils & How to Use Them

Apple Cider Vinegar is thought to improve your body’s blood circulation, possibly reducing the formation of new spider veins.

At this time, there is no evidence that applying apple cider vinegar topically can reduce spider vein appearance - and we would not recommend applying it topically if you have sensitive skin especially. Instead, pour a teaspoon or two into a salad dressing to boost your circulatory system.

Exercise and compression garments. Compression socks, calf and ankle sleeves and other wearables designed to compress the legs are very helpful. This is especially true for those who stand at work all day. In order to fight the load on the small blood vessels, the overall load of fluid in them must be reduced. Compression garments can do this for you.

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Exercising allows the muscles of the legs to act as natural pumps to push blood out of the tissues and back to the heart. Without regular use of your leg muscles, blood will simply pool and sit and this expands the small vessels to the point of no return; this gives spider veins. Taking a walk with compression socks on is a very useful tool to help fight this problem yourself.

CBD. Cannabidiol works with your body’s natural regulatory system, the endocannabinoid system, to assist in reducing inflammation and restoring balance. Because of its anti-inflammatory effects, it may reduce or possibly prevent the appearance of future spider veins. CBD is massively anti-oxidant too.

CBD has taken both the medical and wellness communities by storm lately, as it is a highly effective, plant-based compound that has little to no side effects. CBD has even been used effectively in the treatment of epilepsy.

You can use CBD topically or take it internally in oil or pill form. At Well Theory, we offer a variety of CBD products for you to choose from – so you can find the right formulation for you. All of our products include ingredients hand-picked by an orthopedic surgeon, our founder Dr. Meredith Warner, and are 3rd party tested for your peace of mind. 

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ABOUT THE AUTHOR

Dr. Meredith Warner is the creator of Well Theory and The Healing Sole. She is a board-certified Orthopedic Surgeon and Air Force Veteran.

She is on a mission to disrupt traditional medicine practices and promote betterment physically, spiritually and mentally to many more people. She advocates for wellness and functional health over big pharma so more people can age vibrantly with more function and less pain.

At Well Theory, Our surgeon-designed products are FDA Registered and formulated to help people:

  • Manage the symptoms of musculoskeletal pain
  • Recover vibrantly from orthopedic related surgeries
  • Fill the gaps in our daily diets
  • Manage pain associated with inflammation

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Horseshoe Crabs & COVID-19: How They’re Related

Horseshoe Crabs & COVID-19: How They're Related

Dr. Meredith Warner here –

Many do not know this, but I am a ‘Fighting Blue Hen,’ a proud graduate of the University of Delaware. Delaware is my home state, although I am an Army brat and have lived all over the place. Regardless, almost every summer of my life I have spent at least a week at the beach in Delaware. On those beaches are the renowned horseshoe crabs, or Limulus polyphemus. These prehistoric crabs have survived throughout the history of the world and are protected today. The blood of the crab is used in medical research and is currently subject to ongoing research into the vaccine for COVID by way of utilizing this creature’s serum.

The horseshoe crabs provide eggs that are used as energy for annual migrations of birds. They lay about 90,000 eggs as they spawn that are often eaten by certain birds such as red knots and ruddy turnstones. These birds need the energy to fly the 9000 miles or more they travel each year.

As I grew up around horseshoe crabs and am used to them, I do not fear them – and I know how to behave around them. We Delawareans can recognize riff raff from out of state by how they move the crabs that often wash up on the shore at high tide. Those that carefully pick the crab up by the shell and gently place it back into the water are natives. 

Those that callously and carelessly grab the crab’s tail, which kills the horseshoe crab, and then swings it into the water are from elsewhere. This living fossil has been around for 450 million years and is most at risk from ignorant humans.

Horseshoe Crabs & COVID-19

It is illegal to harvest horseshoe crabs, unless it is to collect blood for purposes of vaccine production. Even then, the crabs are not killed. They simply donate blood! The crabs are collected by boats up and down the East Coast and are moved in refrigerated vans to labs. 

In the lab, some of the crab’s blood is collected. Then the crab is released back into nature within a day and a half. This blood is used for the development and manufacturing of almost all injectable medications and vaccines in our country.

Horseshoe crab blood is very sensitive to a particular toxin produced by bacteria. Bacteria can enter the bloodstream through skin with injections. Using this crab’s blood helps to make injections safe for humans. The blood is used for making a test that reacts to the endotoxins of bacteria. This is the LAL test, or limulus amebocyte lysate.

This assay can detect the levels of bacterial toxins in any given drug. The assay reacts with bacterial endotoxin lipopolysaccharide, a component of the membrane of gram-negative bacteria. One industry executive estimates that only about a week’s worth of production from his facility would be enough to protect 5 billion doses of the upcoming COVID vaccines. Widespread inoculation is expected once these vaccines are approved, and there are 40 in various stages of research right now.

So, the ancient horseshoe crab from my Home State is vital to the production of safe vaccines for the coronavirus of 2019! It’s amazing how many naturally-occurring wellness solutions are available right at our fingertips, just like the horseshoe crab.

More Options For Natural Wellness

I want to make natural wellness easy for you which is why I formulated my daily supplements from Well Theory. I can assure you that no crabs were harmed in their development, either.

Pain, inflammation, immunity strengthening, and joint and tissue health are just a few of the problems that I see my patients struggling with on a daily basis. With just a few simple, natural tools, you can find powerful results and lasting relief.

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With my Tart Cherry Extract supplements, you can find inflammation support, pain relief, and even better rest. This extract, packed into one simple capsule is rich with antioxidants and flavonoids without the sugar content you’ll find in tart cherry juice.

My Foot Pain Relief Cream and Pain Relief Recovery Cream are formulated with PEA. Palmitoyethanlomaide, or PEA, works within the body to support healthy joints and tissue by relieving pain, regulating inflammation, and warding off the degeneration of connective tissue.

These are just two of many products I have created to help you find daily wellness. Order today live well, no crabs or chemicals needed!

ABOUT THE AUTHOR

Dr. Meredith Warner is the creator of Well Theory and The Healing Sole. She is a board-certified Orthopedic Surgeon and Air Force Veteran.

She is on a mission to disrupt traditional medicine practices and promote betterment physically, spiritually and mentally to many more people. She advocates for wellness and functional health over big pharma so more people can age vibrantly with more function and less pain.

At Well Theory, Our surgeon-designed products are FDA Registered and formulated to help people:

  • Manage the symptoms of musculoskeletal pain
  • Recover vibrantly from orthopedic related surgeries
  • Fill the gaps in our daily diets
  • Manage pain associated with inflammation

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Natural Ingredients + Cutting-Edge Medical Breakthroughs.

100% NATURAL PAIN RELIEF FOR PEOPLE WORLDWIDE

Use Minimalism To Relieve Anxiety

Use Minimalism To Relieve Anxiety

Why Less Is More:

minimalism & anxiety

Anxiety, like other mental health conditions, is often difficult to treat. Too often, medical professionals offer their patients only heavy pharmaceuticals with worrisome side effects. This often leads down a path of trying different medicines at different levels of potency, which can be both expensive and mentally draining for the patient, possibly worsening their mental health in the process.

Anxiety is very common and has an enormous impact on outcomes of treatment for other conditions. For example, the orthopedic surgery literature is full of studies that demonstrate that a patient’s anxiety levels have more impact on outcomes than the technique of surgery or how well the bone healed on radiographs.

At Well Theory, we advocate for natural, lifestyle-based changes to improve your overall well being – mentally, physically, spiritually, and otherwise. If you are feeling anxious or stressed, keep reading to learn how to make a few changes that can help you improve your outlook on life and therefore your wellness.

What Is Minimalism?

and how it helps

In recent years, the practices of minimalism and mindfulness have begun to hit the mainstream. Professional organizer and declutterer Marie Kondo’s meteoric rise to fame is evidence that there are a lot of people in our society who are seeking to live with more intention – casting off excess objects and burdens to accomplish that.

Minimalism is a mindfulness practice that focuses on reducing the number of items you own and choosing to not buy things you no longer need. This can help your mental health in a variety of ways. For one, after decluttering, you can enjoy a more open, peaceful space. You’ll no longer feel cramped in your own living space, and can have more room to spread out – maybe enough space to roll out a yoga mat and invest in a mindfulness practice.

Minimalism doesn’t end there, however - if you were a shopper by habit, you need to set new habits. Ask yourself before purchasing something nonessential if you need it right now, or if you can wait a week or two and revisit the decision. This will help you reduce impulse purchases, and will help you keep your new, clutter-free home neat and open. When you reduce unnecessary spending, you’ll also save more money - put your savings towards a spa day or a vacation you’ve wanted to go on for years.

If you continue having difficulty, think of the cost of the item in terms of how many hours you spent working for it. Is that new TV really worth two month’s worth of work? This will help you assess the things in your life that truly have value.

Start With Small Steps

and build from there

As tempting as it may be to start throwing all of your unwanted clothes and trinkets into trash bags, instead opt for more sustainable, smaller steps. Choose one room to declutter – like the bathroom. Throw away expired toiletries. Donate old nail polish you don’t use anymore. Give the room a deep clean and have a look at the empty, clutter-free vanity. Do you feel less anxious?

Move on to another room, or choose to declutter any one type of thing next – such as clothes, books you won’t read, or your DVD collection. Have too many unread emails? 

Spend an hour or two deleting and unsubscribing to mailing lists. Only keep the ones that truly add value to your life.

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At the end of the day, as you begin to apply more intention into the choices you make – from where you shop, what you buy, and how you curate your living space with only the things you need and a few sentimental objects that bring you joy – you may feel your anxiety begin to melt away. Simplicity might just bring the clarity of focus that you have needed to overcome some of your anxiety.

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get natural relief from stress + anxiety

At Well Theory, we curate resources, recipes, videos, and more to help you live better – naturally, and without medicinal haze. For an additional stress-relieving boost, try out our CBD Multivitamin, CBD Oil Tincture, new concentrated CBD Softgels, and more.

CBD has been shown in many studies to naturally balance hormones that are often responsible for stress, and can help relieve persistent pain that could be troubling you, improve your sleep quality, and more.

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“My goal is to help people age better, age fitter, and enjoy their old age. We’re all going to get old. You can’t stop that

Meredith Warner, MD

Each ingredient in our multi is beneficial and necessary on their own – but together, they make a fantastic impact on your overall health and Bones and joints as they are carefully paired for maximum, and efficient, absorption – including the appropriate dosing of each. 

Instead of going to the store and potentially spending hundreds on large quantities of different vitamins and minerals, you now have a surgeon-curated option available in a single, convenient bottle

Our formulation supports bone, ligament, tendon, and skin health along with a foundation for wound healing. 
Additionally, it has the added benefit of Full Spectrum Hemp cannabidiol to support a healthy response to inflammation via your endocannabinoid system. 

Dr. Warner wanted the perfect multivitamin that would support tissue healing, wound healing, skin, which is integral to wound healing, and then bone and muscle growth – so she could confidently recommend it to her patients and the world. 

What Is IN the multivitamin?

carefully selected ingredients made for you

Each ingredient in our multi is the blend of essential vitamins + minerals Dr. Warner handpicks for her patients – especially those who are considering surgery. 

Full Spectrum Hemp Powder

Full Spectrum Hemp Powder is hemp with beneficial terpenes and cannabinoids. It’s included for its ability to support a healthy response to inflammation and provide you with antioxidants needed to support your overall health.

Vitamin C

Vitamin C boosts the function of the immune system to protect against illness and improves the body’s ability to repair damaged tissue - vital for wound healing & mandatory for collagen formation.

Calcium Citrate

Calcium Citrate is useful in balancing blood calcium levels to promote stronger, healthier bones and prevent the development of conditions such as osteoporosis.

Vitamin D3

Vitamin D3 aids in the body’s ability to absorb calcium to promote bone health and the prevention of bone disorders. It's important to almost every human system.

Magnesium Oxide

Magnesium Oxide regulates magnesium levels to reduce muscle cramps and bone pain. It is also effective for lowering blood pressure, relieving anxiety and depression, and improving sleep quality. This is essential for nerve & muscle function.

Zinc Gluconate

Zinc Gluconate is a mineral that helps to balance zinc levels within the body as well as to promote the healthy growth and development of body tissues. It plays a large role in wound healing & connective tissue development.

Most multivitamins are filled with vitamins you don’t need, in amounts that are unnecessary, or even in ratios that cancel each other out. At Well Theory, we believe that less is more. Dr. Warner made sure to include only the essential nutrients that she recommends for her orthopedic patients, to provide targeted benefits for your musculoskeletal health.

This unique blend is ideal for surgical patients, but a great option for optimizing your overall health. Surgical candidates are often advised to make lifestyle changes so they’re at peak health before and after their procedures – and this multi is designed to do just that.

Why Choose well theory?

natural ingredients. powerful results.

At Well Theory, we are dedicated to providing you with a way to improve your overall health and reduce your pain – safely and naturally.  We believe in helping you build a better lifestyle, holistically and with the guidance of an orthopedic surgeon’s expertise.

In her years of clinical practice, Dr. Warner has often found that in many cases, natural alternatives to heavy pharmaceuticals and invasive procedures can be just as successful or more successful. 

As an orthopedic surgeon, she has to consider the context of the condition she’s treating – how it affects other parts of the musculoskeletal system, and how the treatment will change her patient’s lifestyle. This is why she prefers gentle therapies whenever they can be utilized, because while in many cases they are as effective as mainstream medicine, their impact on the body tends to be less jarring.

With this in mind, Dr. Warner founded Well Theory – and developed our revolutionary new Bone and Joint Multivitamin.

what you can expect from our multi:

one convenient multi for bone + joints

You may begin to feel the health-boosting effects immediately, but consider benefits – like increased energy and improved mood – added bonuses while you’re improving your overall health. Most people begin to feel a difference towards the end of the first month of regular dosage, but the things that are happening inside your body are what counts. 

Nutrients and vitamins that you weren’t receiving from your body are quickly absorbed due to the carefully curated combinations of ingredients. Your bones, joints, and connective tissues are supported and strengthened as well. And our hemp-sourced cannabidiol serves to help reduce overall inflammation, decreasing stress and improving your body’s function.

FIRST MONTH
Anti-inflammatory support + wound recovery support
THIRD MONTH
Joint function and muscle support, calcium assists in bone health
SIXTH MONTH
Helps your body with vibrancy in aging, overall health + wellness, vitality

Dr. Warner designed her Bone & Joint Multi to:

  • Help fill the nutritional gaps in your diet 
  • Support a healthy response to inflammation 
  • Promote post-surgical recovery 
  • Pre-surgical optimization 
  • Promote overall musculoskeletal health for bone, joints, tendons, muscles, and ligaments

Choose the multivitamin designed for surgical recovery – filled with ingredients Dr. Warner chooses for her patients every day.

Are you ready to start taking steps towards a more natural + intentional wellness regimen? Act now, curate your new healthy lifestyle, and get steady results. 

ABOUT THE AUTHOR

Dr. Meredith Warner is the creator of Well Theory and The Healing Sole. She is a board-certified Orthopedic Surgeon and Air Force Veteran.

She is on a mission to disrupt traditional medicine practices and promote betterment physically, spiritually and mentally to many more people. She advocates for wellness and functional health over big pharma so more people can age vibrantly with more function and less pain.

At Well Theory, Our surgeon-designed products are FDA Registered and formulated to help people:

  • Manage the symptoms of musculoskeletal pain
  • Recover vibrantly from orthopedic related surgeries
  • Fill the gaps in our daily diets
  • Manage pain associated with inflammation

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For Your Peace of Mind

Natural Ingredients + Cutting-Edge Medical Breakthroughs.

100% NATURAL PAIN RELIEF FOR PEOPLE WORLDWIDE

What You Need To Know About Your Thyroid

What You Need To Know About Your Thyroid

Thyroid Basics:

what you need to know

Your thyroid is a small, butterfly-shaped gland that sits in the front of the throat. While it’s a small organ, it can have a big impact on your overall health. Many people in the USA suffer from thyroid issues without realizing it. Thyroid issues are important to diagnose and treat because it impacts almost all other systems in the body. Your thyroid gland is what produces many of your body’s hormones.

Hormones are basically messenger molecules that signal certain actions. Hormones are released or held based on signals from the blood; this is the feedback loop system of the body. Hormones are vitally important and will cause DNA or RNA changes, influx or efflux of certain ions or molecules, production or not of energy and so on.

Common Thyroid Issues

and their symptoms

Hypothyroidism is when the thyroid does not make enough of the hormone. Symptoms of hypothyroid include weight gain, fatigue, depression and fertility problems.

Hyperthyroidism is when the thyroid makes too much of any one hormone. Symptoms of hyperthyroid are heart arrhythmias, tremors or fasciculations and bone loss. You can also experience some aches and pains as a result of hypothyroidism as well. The term for when your thyroid is producing just the right amount of hormones is a state called “euthyroid.”

One of the most prescribed medications used to regulate thyroid function is Synthroid, or levothyroxine. This is prescribed for hypothyroidism and usually prescribed based on the results of a blood test.

The blood test used to diagnose thyroid problems measures your TSH levels. The TSH level is the thyroid stimulating hormone level. TSH is released if the feedback loop tells the thyroid there is not enough thyroid in the system. TSH is held for the opposite reason.

Unfortunately, about 5-15% pf people do not improve with this pharmaceutical. This may be from a poor product; many of the active pharmaceutical ingredients, or APIs, are from China and not regulated as they are here. This may also be because the problem was not fully explored and properly diagnosed.

Your Other Options

for determining + improving thyroid function

Before jumping to a different medication if one finds that levothyroxine is not working, a full workup of disorders that cause similar symptoms as hyper- or hypo- thyroidism should be accomplished. 

This list of differential diagnoses includes obesity, depression, viral causes of chronic fatigue, chronic fatigue syndrome, sleep apnea, kidney failure, congestive heart failure and more. 

However, about 20 million people in the United States suffer from hypothyroidism – and some say that the actual number could be up to three times that amount. This number depends on how many people are tested and diagnosed, so it could vary.

 

How Thyroid Treatments Work

natural + pharmaceutical options

Thyroid glands produce the hormone T4 and this is converted to T3 in the system. The TSH level blood test measures the reaction of the gland to the levels of T3 and T4.

The pharmaceutical levothyroxine is a synthetic form of T4. By giving a person T4 in the synthetic form, the TSH levels will return to normal. High TSH levels is the reason to diagnose hypothyroid and to prescribe levothyroxine.

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One alternative treatment beyond the pharmaceuticals is a well-known brand called Armour Thyroid. This is a treatment that has been around for decades and consists of extracts derived from dried pig thyroid. This product will give the user both T3 and T4.

However, overdoses have been common with this particular product. It has taken much patient pushback against doctors to bring about a resurgence in Armour Thyroid and other natural products that give an individual both T3 and T4. Many of the patients pushing for this natural method of treatment found that they did not feel better after only receiving T4, and wanted to be able to use a product with both T3 and T4 as the combination made them feel better.

CBD may also be used to regulate your thyroid function. CBD works on your body’s natural regulatory system, called your endocannabinoid system. It can block stimulating hormones, called cannabinoids, or imitate them to bind to these cannabinoid receptors. This helps balance your regulatory system, which controls the creation and release of hormones – yes, even those created by the thyroid.

Read More: Beginner’s Guide To CBD

Should you wish to avoid natural products and stay solely on manufactured synthetics, there is a synthetic T3 available for prescription as well.

Some physicians are totally against any natural treatments and this is fine. However, some physicians are willing to work with patients that still do not feel right on T4 (levothyroxine) alone. It is also possible to combine synthetic T4 and T3 if you or your physician is leery of natural products such as Armour Thyroid.

During your treatment, it is most important to monitor all levels in the serum of markers and hormones associated with the thyroid gland and the clinical response. Too much of these hormones can cause as many problems as too little.

Like most of life and most of health, the proper balance is needed for optimization. To bring more balance to your life, try out our line of surgeon-formulated wellness products:

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ABOUT THE AUTHOR

Dr. Meredith Warner is the creator of Well Theory and The Healing Sole. She is a board-certified Orthopedic Surgeon and Air Force Veteran.

She is on a mission to disrupt traditional medicine practices and promote betterment physically, spiritually and mentally to many more people. She advocates for wellness and functional health over big pharma so more people can age vibrantly with more function and less pain.

At Well Theory, Our surgeon-designed products are FDA Registered and formulated to help people:

  • Manage the symptoms of musculoskeletal pain
  • Recover vibrantly from orthopedic related surgeries
  • Fill the gaps in our daily diets
  • Manage pain associated with inflammation

Surgeon Formulated
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Natural Ingredients + Cutting-Edge Medical Breakthroughs.

100% NATURAL PAIN RELIEF FOR PEOPLE WORLDWIDE

Beginner’s Guide to PRP

Beginner's Guide To PRP

Platelet-Rich Plasma Therapy

what is is + why you need it

PRP, or platelet-rich-plasma therapy is a regenerative therapy that has been used in a variety of settings – aesthetic, surgical, wound care, and more.

Dr. Meredith Warner, founder of Well Theory, has over 20 years experience with platelet-rich-plasma (PRP) and other regenerative treatments for connective tissue and collagen health. She has used PRP in countless surgeries and for many orthopedic, wound healing and connective tissue problems encountered in her practice.

Dr. Warner’s clinical experience using this regenerative therapy inspired her to continue incorporating natural and alternative types of treatments into both her personal life and clinical practice. This has led to a deep understanding of such treatments and discerning whether or not her patients can benefit from them instead of more invasive procedures. She has been able to apply the powers of PRP into not just surgical procedures but for many outpatient injuries, degenerative conditions and for issues related to skin and connective tissue health.

How It Works

and why it works

PRP Therapy uses one of the body’s most efficient healing devices to improve and speed up recovery. Basically, PRP allows for the application of concentrated amounts of your own platelets to the damaged region. Platelets are filled with granules that hold growth factors and proteins integral to healing. Platelet activation is a crucial aspect of wound and soft tissue healing. 

Platelets are tiny cell fragments that help to promote healing in injured areas of the body and relieve pain. Without platelets there would be no ability for natural healing of the body from injury, disease, degeneration and environmental toxins or chronic inflammation.

PRP therapy works by harnessing one of the most essential parts of your body’s natural healing process and applying it in a concentrated form to where you need it most. This results in a faster, more effective rate of healing without further invasive procedures. This is a proven clinical therapy with significant benefits for patients.

Studies show PRP makes chronic conditions resemble a new injury and the healing response renews. This new response combined with the growth and healing factors that PRP provides can lead to an improved chance of healing, which may mean surgery isn’t necessary in some cases. If your provider indicates a need for surgery, ask if PRP is a viable option.

The Process Of PRP Therapy

what you can expect

If you are interested in PRP, here’s a general idea of what to expect.

Your blood is extracted using a sterile method, and then separated in a centrifuge in the office. This separates your plasma from the rest of your blood cells. After this, your PRP will be drawn into a syringe and applied where it’s needed most. In an aesthetic setting, your PRP may be added into a microneedling procedure and deposited under the skin in a series of small punctures. For problems such as tendinitis or degenerative muscles or connective tissues, often an ultrasound is utilized to target the injection of PRP to structures deep to the skin.

Dr. Warner recently developed a PRP Collagen Complex cream that bypasses microneedling altogether by harnessing the power of phytochemicals. Phytochemicals are generally from plant extracts and can interact with the human body in a variety of healing ways – CBD is an example of a phytochemical; it acts on the endocannabinoid system to reduce inflammation, anxiety, restore hormonal balance, and more.

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The phytochemical and phytonutrient blend Dr. Warner uses in this Collagen Complex helps to drive PRP through the tight skin barrier to the collagen and other connective tissues underneath, negating the need for microneedling or other tissue trauma and providing a powerfully revitalizing solution for those who want to use a powerful anti-aging treatment at home.

In a surgical setting, PRP is extracted and separated while you are under anesthesia typically, then injected where needed during your procedure. There are also outpatient PRP therapies available for those who need regenerative therapy to improve joint function, heal scar tissue, and more. During such procedures, your PRP is extracted, separated, and injected into the site of treatment (which is typically numbed beforehand.)

Regenerative Therapies

the future of medicine

“My goal is to help people age better, age fitter, and enjoy their old age. We’re all going to get old. You can’t stop that

Meredith Warner, MD

At Well Theory, our goal is to help you live and age better – with better function, increased vitality, and with less pain. Our healthy living research is centered on natural options for treatment that utilize lifestyle changes, natural botanical compounds, proper nutrition, and more. Dr. Warner practices patient-led, individualized medicine in her clinic, and developed Well Theory to extend the same resources to you.

Read More: Why Dr. Warner Cares

ABOUT THE AUTHOR

Dr. Meredith Warner is the creator of Well Theory and The Healing Sole. She is a board-certified Orthopedic Surgeon and Air Force Veteran.

She is on a mission to disrupt traditional medicine practices and promote betterment physically, spiritually and mentally to many more people. She advocates for wellness and functional health over big pharma so more people can age vibrantly with more function and less pain.

At Well Theory, Our surgeon-designed products are FDA Registered and formulated to help people:

  • Manage the symptoms of musculoskeletal pain
  • Recover vibrantly from orthopedic related surgeries
  • Fill the gaps in our daily diets
  • Manage pain associated with inflammation

Surgeon Formulated
For Your Peace of Mind

Natural Ingredients + Cutting-Edge Medical Breakthroughs.

100% NATURAL PAIN RELIEF FOR PEOPLE WORLDWIDE

3 Easy Ways To Be More Sustainable

3 Easy Ways To Be More Sustainable

3 Easy Ways to be More Sustainable

through simple daily habits

When you first begin to think about how to live more sustainably, you can quickly be overwhelmed by choices. From what you eat, to how you shop, to the clothes you wear, you have many options and each choice is surrounded by just as many outside opinions.

It’s important to remember that while your choices have weight, making a choice in the first place is the important thing. You don’t have to completely revamp your life to make it more sustainable – start with just one or two things at first and build from there. If you try to change every one of your routines at once, you’ll get burnt out and lose momentum on your sustainability journey.

Start With What You Eat

the simplest way to revamp your diet and your sustainability practices

Eating just one vegetarian or vegan meal a week can greatly reduce your carbon footprint. Lentils, chickpeas, and other beans are a great substitute for meat-based protein. Try out some of our Herbal Kitchen recipes for some plant-based inspiration!

Try out: Lentil & Beetroot Salad

You don’t have to go “full vegan” to make a big impact. Eating less meat means you consume less land and water resources that are dedicated to raising livestock. Choosing ethical brands to source non-meat animal products, such as eggs and cheese, means your dollars go to support brands who keep the environment in mind.

Go Plastic Free

better for you and the environment

Plastic is everywhere in our grocery stores – and in our oceans. Lessen your impact by reducing plastic as much as possible. Start off by reducing single-use plastic. Don’t buy plastic water bottles; instead get a reusable water bottle to use every day. If it has measurements on the side, even better: you can keep track of how much water you drink each day – improving your overall health.

Try to cook at home more and eat out less. If you do eat out, choose restaurants that use local produce so that they are using less emissions from shipping and delivery.

Bring glass containers to restaurants to store your leftovers in so you don’t have to use their styrofoam containers. Try to eat at local restaurants that you could walk, ride a bike to, or take public transportation to reduce the amount of fossil fuels you use.

Maintain Your Overall Health

for a better you and a better planet

Hospital and emergency services can rack up an unexpected environmental impact – driving to and from physical therapy appointments, dialysis, etc., can burn fossil fuels and use up a lot of single-use plastic as well. To avoid this, you should do your best to maintain your overall health so you don’t have to visit the doctor as often.

“My goal is to help people age better, age fitter, and enjoy their old age. We’re all going to get old. You can’t stop that

Meredith Warner, MD

Drink mostly water throughout the day, get plenty of fruits and veggies in your diet, and make sure to reduce inflammation with the choices you make. Choose anti-inflammatory foods – avoid overeating carbs, drinking too much alcohol, and consuming too many refined sugars. At the root of many diseases is inflammation, including things such as diabetes.

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ABOUT THE AUTHOR

Dr. Meredith Warner is the creator of Well Theory and The Healing Sole. She is a board-certified Orthopedic Surgeon and Air Force Veteran.

She is on a mission to disrupt traditional medicine practices and promote betterment physically, spiritually and mentally to many more people. She advocates for wellness and functional health over big pharma so more people can age vibrantly with more function and less pain.

At Well Theory, Our surgeon-designed products are FDA Registered and formulated to help people:

  • Manage the symptoms of musculoskeletal pain
  • Recover vibrantly from orthopedic related surgeries
  • Fill the gaps in our daily diets
  • Manage pain associated with inflammation

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Hack Your Mental Health With These 5 Tips

Hack Your Mental Health With These 5 Tips

Naturally Rewire Your Brain

use these 5 tips

Like any other organ, your brain is alive and constantly changing. This is great news for anyone who struggles with anxiety, depression, or other negative neural pathways. If your brain is capable of changing and hormones or stimuli that induce symptoms of anxiety can be balanced, you can (with the guidance of your physician) holistically work your way towards mental wellness.

This is not only important because stress can negatively impact your life, but also because your brain health impacts your overall physical well-being. You can read our blog on how your mental health plays a role in immune system health here. If you stay “stuck” in certain mindsets for too long, your motivation to do healthy things like eat right, exercise, and engage in social activities will dwindle, impacting your overall health. Very few deeply negative people do well with regard to overall health. Many deeply positive people do.

Revamp Your Life

with new, small habits

Exercise. Exercise is difficult to work yourself up to if you feel at a loss for what to do. However, it is one of the best ways to heal your brain and body alike. There have been numerous studies that have suggested exercise stimulates neuron growth by boosting BDNF (brain-derived neurotrophic factor) levels. This results in new neuron and new neuron pathways, which can rewire old, harmful thought processes. You don’t have to hit the gym for 3 hours to do this – try to get 30 minutes of exercise, such as a walk outside, morning yoga, or something else small and easily achievable on a daily basis. In fact, physical activity at even low levels for just 15 minutes a day is associated with a 3-year increase in life expectancy and a 14% drop in all-cause mortality. You’ll feel better for accomplishing your exercise routine that day, and help to heal your brain over time.

Sleep. Sleep is the time of day when your body actively heals and restores muscle tissue, surface injuries, and more. Sleep helps your body perform “housekeeping” projects – healing tissues, reducing inflammation, and more. For the brain to detoxify, sleep is mandatory. To improve your chances of getting a good night’s rest, turn off all screens an hour or two before bedtime. Start a nighttime “ritual” that will tell your brain to begin winding down. A relaxing shower, reading a book, and switching from overhead lights to soft lamp light will signal to your brain that it’s time to relax. Blocking blue light also helps if screens must be used at night. 

Try taking CBD right before bed to reduce your anxiety and promote restful sleep.

Habits That Heal:

from the inside out

Meditation. Start small, with only 5 or 10 minutes a day, and slowly build up over time. Focus on your breaths or heartbeat to relax and turn your focus inward. Over time, as you learn to quiet your mind, you will reap the benefits of a mindfulness practice. A 2018 Harvard study indicated that just 15 minutes of meditation a day was linked to a meaningful decrease in blood pressure.

Achieve Dietary Balance. Make sure to eat balanced meals, or supplement where necessary. Go on walks outside to get Vitamin D. You can track your macro intake using free apps to make sure you’re getting the right amount of proteins, carbohydrates, and more. Your brain can only function properly with the right nutrition. Support your other efforts – exercise, meditation, and more – by making sure your brain has the right building blocks to reshape neural pathways.

Vitamin deficiencies have been linked to inhibiting hippocampal neurogenesis – the formation of neurons that promote memory, a balanced mood, and more. If you notice that you’re struggling to get all the right vitamins in your diet, supplement with a trusted multivitamin. It is highly unlikely that you are receiving the number of phytochemicals required on a daily basis for proper brain health; sometimes supplementation is the only way.

Give yourself grace. Fitting all these new wellness practices into your daily life can be daunting – you’ll forget to exercise one day, and not feel up to meditating the next. Don’t feed into the cycle of negativity by harboring guilt over not being perfect at establishing a wellness routine. That guilt will only make it harder for you to pick it back up again the next day. Very few of us have private chefs and time to exercise constantly; we know this. But even little changes can make a large difference for your life and for optimal aging.

Well Theory: a Better Way to Wellness

build wellness habits with Well Theory

Dr. Meredith Warner, founder of Well Theory is a board-certified orthopedic surgeon with a thriving private practice in Louisiana, USA. Her practice allows her the freedom to treat patients in the best way possible – on an individual basis. It has always been her goal to seek non-operative treatment and functional recovery over surgical or heavy pharmaceutical means of healing. 

At Well Theory, we want to help you live well. Check out our Herbal Kitchen for easy, filling, and healthy meals, our line of wellness products for supplementing your healthy lifestyle, and continue to browse our blog for healthy living tips & tricks!

ABOUT THE AUTHOR

Dr. Meredith Warner is the creator of Well Theory and The Healing Sole. She is a board-certified Orthopedic Surgeon and Air Force Veteran.

She is on a mission to disrupt traditional medicine practices and promote betterment physically, spiritually and mentally to many more people. She advocates for wellness and functional health over big pharma so more people can age vibrantly with more function and less pain.

At Well Theory, Our surgeon-designed products are FDA Registered and formulated to help people:

  • Manage the symptoms of musculoskeletal pain
  • Recover vibrantly from orthopedic related surgeries
  • Fill the gaps in our daily diets
  • Manage pain associated with inflammation

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