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How to Support Your Kid’s Gut Health from Birth On Apr 8th, 2024

During pregnancy, a developing fetus gets all its nutrition from the placenta, so they ingest what Mom ingests. Once that baby is born, however, their first nutrition outside the womb is either breast milk or formula, and solid foods are introduced gradually, starting at about six months.  Over the last...

Natural Ways to Balance Your Hormones Mar 1st, 2024

Imagine a highly sophisticated message delivery system, similar to texting and emailing, but in your body. This describes your amazing endocrine system, the network of glands that produces and distributes the many hormones your body’s organs need to function. Your hormones control so many systems in your body, from your...

Surprising Ways You’re Destroying Your Gut Microbiome Feb 9th, 2024

We are finding out more and more about a fascinating system within our own bodies — the microbiome — which contains trillions of microorganisms. It’s a supremely complex and sensitive universe that we’re finding out doesn’t just greatly affect our digestive health, but our overall health as well. Many people...

5 Reasons to Go Drug-Free This Year Jan 18th, 2024

Substance use in the United States is common and included in many individuals’ routines. Unfortunately, both illicit drugs like opioids and cocaine, and recreational drugs like marijuana and alcohol (yes, this “happy hour” staple is also a drug) negatively affect both your physical and mental health.  The 2022 National Survey...

Why Does My Back Hurt After Sitting for a While? Dec 6th, 2023

Scores of people work at a desk for most of their workday, whether in an office or at home. Unfortunately, one of the byproducts of this is back pain, which can really cramp your style — and limit your movement. The good news is that you can do things to...

5 Ways to Manage Holiday-Related Stress Nov 5th, 2023

Classic movies, holiday songs, and beloved stories all tell us how joyful our holidays should be — filled with baking, decorating, and caroling — but many of us feel more stressed than ever at this time of year.  In fact, 62% respondents who participated in a 2015 study on holiday...

How to Eat Your Way to a Healthier Gut Oct 1st, 2023

The complexity and sophistication of our bodies’ systems should never fail to astound us. For example, your body alone contains over 40 trillion bacteria, the majority of which live in your gut, proving that it’s an amazing ecosystem in and of itself. As with most aspects of our health, what we...

How Does Perimenopause Affect Your Sleep? Sep 1st, 2023

Menopause has become a hot topic lately, and that’s a good thing, because for too long, the “change of life” was shrouded in mystery for many women.  But what we need to catch up about is the period that precedes menopause — which can last from months to years — perimenopause. Some distracting...

5 Major Components Addressed During a Functional Medicine Evaluation Aug 1st, 2023

Any health condition or set of symptoms that you experience never happen in a vacuum. Your body’s interconnectedness means that getting meaningful treatment and living a healthy life is an effort that requires a deep dive — into what you eat, how often you move, how you manage stress, and...

How Do Trigger Point Injections Work? Jun 30th, 2023

Did you know that a painful, sometimes debilitating “knot” in your muscle is not an exaggerated or overly vivid description? Musculoskeletal pain of this sort can be life-altering, but a treatment known as trigger point injections gives patients hope and relief. Gain Wellness Center offers trigger point injections and has...

How Stress Management Can Treat Digestive Issues Jun 1st, 2023

Have you noticed that you experience digestive distress — whether that’s cramping, bloating, constipation, diarrhea, or something else — when you have a big work or school deadline coming up, if you’ve had an argument with your partner, or you’re facing financial problems? The link of mind-body connection is real,...

5 Benefits of IV Nutrient Therapy May 1st, 2023

If there’s one thing that sets us apart as a practice, it’s our customized approach to treating patients. At Gain Wellness Center, you’re never a number, and you’re always an individual. Dr. Mandeep Walia-Bhatia offers a wide range of services to restore your wellbeing and support your health, from helping you manage stress effectively so it...

Learn How to Adapt to Stress With These Tips Apr 1st, 2023

We now know that not all stress is bad, like when you play a game or go on a first date with someone. Even intense “fight or flight” stress can help you escape danger. However, chronic negative stress, like seemingly unending work stress, a serious conflict with a friend or...

What’s the Root Cause of My Chronic Constipation? Mar 1st, 2023

It’s absolutely normal to experience constipation once in a while, but if the bloating and other discomforts that accompany the problem become chronic, your quality of life is noticeably worse. The Gain Wellness Center team treats patients who encounter a range of digestive issues and pursue finding the root cause of the problem...

Do You Have These 5 Symptoms of Hormone Imbalance? Feb 1st, 2023

Your endocrine system produces a host of hormones that regulate so much in your body and mind, influencing everything from weight and growth to libido levels, mood, and how well you sleep. Since your hormones impact so much, when things go awry and they become dysregulated, your well-being is greatly...

Start the Year With More Energy and Vitality Jan 15th, 2023

As the holidays wound down, and we bid farewell to 2022, you may have considered what you want the next year to be like. Many people simply want to feel more vital and alive. High stress, impossibly busy schedules, a diet that’s less than stellar, and a sedentary lifestyle all...

Why Is Stress So Dangerous to Your Health? Dec 1st, 2022

You’re trying to get out of the grocery store with food for the week, but your toddler isn’t having it and is melting down. You and your spouse are disagreeing about a financial matter. You subsisted on junk food and stayed up all night preparing a work presentation.  Each of...

The Consequences of Long-Term Insulin Resistance Nov 1st, 2022

Do you really know what insulin is and how it works?  Insulin is the hormone that regulates how much glucose is in your blood, and iInsulin resistance is, in essence, a development in your body in which imperceptible changes occur that lead to prediabetes and type 2 diabetes. Because of...

5 Telltale Signs of Leaky Gut Syndrome Oct 2nd, 2022

Digestive issues like constipation, bloating, and cramping can slow you down like nothing else. Often, you feel as if you don’t want to get too far away from a bathroom, should you end up needing one suddenly. That’s no way to live. Dr. Mandeep Walia-Bhatia, Dr. Jeremy La Motte, and the...

When Are Trigger Point Injections the Best Solution? Sep 1st, 2022

Skin is the ultimate wash-and-wear outfit. But if all you’re doing is washing, you could be leaving your skin vulnerable to premature aging, skin cancer, and other problems. Fortunately, good skin care doesn’t have to be complicated.  At Metroderm DC: Medical, Laser, and Aesthetic Dermatology Center, our board-certified dermatologists, Todd E. Perkins,...

Is Your Diet Customized for Your Unique Nutritional Needs? Aug 8th, 2022

Think about it. You may have been designed to shun eating animal products, while your best friend can’t function without animal protein. Or perhaps you’re gluten-intolerant and have learned that you pay in discomfort, for even the slightest slip up.  Each of us has different nutritional needs, which is why...

The Dangers of Sleep Apnea Jul 1st, 2022

One of the pillars of good health is rest, but our sleep quality often goes up and down, depending on our age, hormone levels, stressful events, and more.  A health condition that severely affects your quality of rest is obstructive sleep apnea. This is when the upper muscles of your...

How Long Does Perimenopause Last? Jun 1st, 2022

Girls’ and women’s menstrual cycles present a rhythm that is constant in their lives, once an adolescent first gets her period. Even though the experience is universal, every woman experiences her period uniquely.  Some women have cycles that are like clockwork in their regularity, while others have more of an...

The Health Consequences of Insulin Resistance May 1st, 2022

Your endocrine system performs an amazing job: Glands like your pituitary, pancreas, and thyroid are part of a highly sophisticated messaging system that delivers a wide range of hormones your body needs to function. Hormones regulate everything from your sleep and appetite to your fertility and mood. Insulin is the...

Stomach Problems? It Could Be Stress Apr 1st, 2022

There isn’t a person on earth who doesn’t deal with stress every day. The sources of it can change — from looming work deadlines and personal relationship dynamics to difficult life transitions like divorce or the loss of a loved one — and there’s no question it impacts our physical...

Mental Health Impact of Low Energy Mar 1st, 2022

If you feel sluggish and fatigued, do you ever wonder if this physical state could have a bearing on your mental health? The answer is yes! Because we believe in the functional medicine model, we dig to find the deeper causes behind our patients’ complaints and discomfort. Many of us...

Common Stress Triggers Feb 1st, 2022

Dr. Mandeep Walia-Bhatia, and the entire Gain Wellness Center team have based their practice around this fact: They provide care and services that require taking a deep dive into what’s going on in your life and its relation to symptoms you may be suffering.  Their compassionate care takes into account your...

Are Your Digestive Problems Irritable Bowel Syndrome? Jan 1st, 2022

Digestive distress isn’t just a distraction, it can cause embarrassment and downright panic. If you experience the sudden onset of diarrhea, chronic constipation, or other uncomfortable symptoms, they may point to a condition called irritable bowel syndrome, or IBS. Fortunately, Dr. Mandeep Walia-Bhatia, and the Gain Wellness Center team are...

Understanding the Link Between Stress and Hypertension Dec 1st, 2021

We throw around the term stress quite a bit, but what does it really mean? Stress is a complex set of emotional and physical reactions to demands or threats that are placed on you. Millions of years ago, your stressor might have been a giant lizard that chased you in...

What Are Hormones and How Do They Affect Your Health? Nov 1st, 2021

The endocrine system may just be one of your body’s most amazing messaging platforms. It includes organs like your thyroid, pituitary gland, and the hypothalamus, a part of your brain. They all monitor your body’s need for hormones, or the chemical messages they send to many places in your body...

Ways Stress Impacts Your Health Oct 1st, 2021

Many of us tend to think of stress as a given, considering we all have jobs, families, and all kinds of duties pulling us in different directions. If you don’t learn to manage it effectively, however, stress can wreak havoc on your physical and mental health.  The causes of stress...

Can You Benefit from Trigger Point Injections? Sep 1st, 2021

Though pain slows anyone down, you probably feel confident that it will go away at some point. Those with chronic pain disorders have stopped thinking like that, sadly. This type of persistent pain not only attacks your body, but your emotional wellbeing as well. Many chronic pain sufferers report feeling...

Diabetes and Hormone Imbalance: Are They Linked? Aug 2nd, 2021

Your hormones are critical in enabling the proper functioning of your body’s systems. The endocrine system is a sophisticated messaging system directed by your glands, which produce and send many different hormones to your cells and organs. Hormones control everything from how you sleep and whether you gain or lose...

3 Types of Regenerative Medicine Jul 15th, 2021

As the term implies, regenerative medicine is a modality centered around your body’s natural healing abilities and resilience. You witness this regeneration when you cut your finger and it heals, and with proper care, you heal from that leg you broke while skiing.  Dr. Mandeep Walia-Bhatia, Dr. Jeremy La Motte,...

Common Causes of Knee Pain Jun 7th, 2021

Nothing puts you out of commission faster than a case of knee pain. The instance of knee arthritis doubled in Americans since 1940, and knee injuries from sports and accidents are major culprits, but not the only ones.  Dr. Mandeep Walia-Bhatia, Dr. Jeremy La Motte, and the entire Gain Wellness...

5 Signs of Leaky Gut Syndrome May 23rd, 2021

Digestive issues can really put your life on hold. They’re uncomfortable, potentially embarrassing, and can limit your activities.  Leaky gut syndrome (LGS) is a condition that causes distressing symptoms linked to excessive intestinal permeability. To be treated successfully for LGS, you must be working with a physician who recognizes the...

Understanding the 5 Components of Functional Medicine Apr 15th, 2021

There are countless benefits and advances for which we have traditional, evidence-based medicine to thank, from vaccines to chemotherapy. However, many times it’s better to look more deeply into an individual’s health condition in addition to treating a set of symptoms.  This is where functional medicine comes in. This approach...

10 Ways Stress Can Affect Your Health Mar 15th, 2021

It isn’t just viruses, infections, and injury that cause health problems. We’ve learned that many more things impact health, from how easy it is to travel to see your doctor to how close stores with healthy food are to you.  Lifestyle is also a key to maintaining your health —...

Most Common Causes of Poor Digestive Health Feb 16th, 2021

Few things can undermine the flow and joy of your life more than digestive problems. The interesting thing is, these issues may not always stem from the sources you think they do. Since the Gain Wellness Center team strives not only to treat your symptoms, but to find their root...

8 Signs of Hormone Imbalance in Women Jan 21st, 2021

Our endocrine systems — which manufacture our hormones — regulate a multitude of processes throughout our bodies, from our sleep patterns and moods to growth and metabolism performance.  Certain glands produce an array of hormones, and these include your pancreas, which produces insulin, your sex-hormone-producing ovaries, and your pituitary gland,...

How Regenerative Medicine Can Help Treat My Chronic Joint Pain Dec 10th, 2020

Chronic joint pain, often linked to arthritis, affects a startling number of people – about 15 million, according to the Centers for Disease Control (CDC). Traditional treatments for chronic joint pain include pain medications, application of heat and cold on painful spots, physical therapy, and invasive surgery. However, there’s an...

The Science Behind Trigger Point Injections Nov 13th, 2020

A type of musculoskeletal pain that doesn’t get a lot of press, but impacts your life significantly nonetheless is that which originates from your trigger points — deep discomfort resulting from a knotted muscle that simply will not relax, no matter what you try.  Something that makes it challenging for...

Do I Need a Chiropractic Evaluation? Oct 15th, 2020

Chiropractic care is key to addressing many types of pain, from disc or back-related pain and sciatica discomfort to neck pain and headaches. Your chiropractor can expand your mobility and improve your overall health, in addition to eliminating pain.  Because our philosophy at Gain Wellness Center is based on partnership...

Can PRP Help My Arthritic Joints? Sep 1st, 2020

About 15 million Americans suffer from arthritic joint pain every year, averaging one out of four people. Not only can arthritis be painful, but it can interfere with the movement of your joints. If you’re looking for a non-invasive, natural approach to healing your body, you should consider platelet-rich plasma...

Dr. Walia’s Featured On – CBS Good Day Sacramento May 17th, 2019

CBS Good Day Sacramento- Dr. Mandy Walia teaches how to Lose Stubborn Belly Fat!