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Fitness Instructor Spotlight: Sara Cain-da Costa

Sara, originally from New Hampshire teaches  Yoga, Meditation, and specialty workshops at Thrive and we're excited to have her. Learn more about Sara, her style and book a class below! What's your name? Sara Cain-da Costa What is your superpower at Thrive? Yoga, Meditation, & Health Coaching What's so special about Thrive? The amazing health care and fitness/yoga professionals and staff. There's nothing like it in Charlotte. Where did you grow up? Hooksett, New Hampshire Any Activities/Hobbies outside of Thrive? Hiking, biking, cooking, traveling, enjoying time with family, friends, and my 3 rescue dogs. What is your definition of Functional Medicine? Functional Medicine is getting to the root cause of issues, not just placing a "band-aid" on a concern. Going deep to heal. What's on your Netflix Que? Well, it's December so I'm deep into Christmas classic movies, Red...

Exercise and Brain Health

[caption id="attachment_4816" align="alignleft" width="300"] Dr. Amy Fletcher[/caption] As we age maintaining a sharp mind gains increasing priority. We devote a lot of time focusing on optimal nutrition, gut health, immune support, and chronic disease prevention. Over the past several decades, our understanding of the brain and neurocognitive health has dramatically expanded. We are becoming more aware of the key factors that help determine the health of the brain. One of the most important factors for optimal brain health is a compound known as BDNF. Brain-derived neurotrophic factor, or BDNF, is a primary brain protein or neurotrophin that directly influences brain function as well as peripheral nerve function and mental health. One way to think about BDNF is as a “brain fertilizer”. It helps to optimize how your brain works...

Simple Springtime Qi Gong

This Springtime Qi Gong method aids in clearing the liver and gall bladder meridian/channel. [embed]https://vimeo.com/544028628[/embed] This is a great and fast way you can help clear any stagnation stuck in the liver. Take a few minutes each day if you can and add this to your daily routine and receive the benefits that can help some of the issues of an unhealthy liver. Remember, the best health care is self-care. Some symptoms of unhealthy functioning of Liver Qi include: muscle tension and cramps; headaches and migraine; eye problems (dry, gritty eyes/blurred vision); mood swings; irregular menstruation; waking up in the middle of the night and not being able to get back to sleep; anger and frustration; aches and pains in the sides of the body. Starting in June, Dr. Greenapple...