Benjamin Bartlein

Benjamin Bartlein

Benjamin Bartlein is the owner of Eastern Shore and works as a practitioner of shiatsu massage, reiki, cranial sacral and connective tissue therapies.

Dr. Vincent takes a holistic approach when assessing and treating his patients' pain and health concerns.  Combining muscle activation techniques with the gentle "tuning" of spinal nerves he uses the Network approach to chiropratic.   Vincent focuses on the primary condition, or the foundational issues, underlying a patient's symptoms.  The diligence of his advanced protocols create profound and lasting results.  He calls it NeuroStrucutural Spine and Muscle Correction and this gentle approach allows for profound results with very little if any twisting or "cracking" of the spine.

Vincent and his family have recently transplanted from Utah, to be closer to family and with particularly calling to be in a land with ample water and trees.  He spends his time in nature fishing and and hiking with his beautiful wife and two daughters.

Tips from the Well-Being Coach: Mindful Eating During the Holidays
 
The holidays can be a difficult time to maintain a healthy routine. Snacks, large holiday meals and numerous holiday parties create plenty of temptation to over-indulge, resulting in unwanted holiday weight gain.
 
Mindful eating is a helpful practice to keep you on track during the holidays. Here are a few tips:
 
1) Before eating: Pay attention to whether or not you are actually hungry. Many holiday gatherings will have food everywhere including food you might not normally eat--like appetizers and dessert. Before you pick up the next bite of chips, handful of nuts or piece of pie, check in with your body and determine if you are actually hungry. If you are not hungry, enjoy the ambience and company, rather than indulging in unnecessary food.
 
2) During eating: Check in with yourself as you are eating to determine if you are getting full. Larger than normal portions of holiday food can cause many of us to overeat. Enjoy your meal, but stop eating when you are about 80% full. This gives your body enough energy to fully digest the wonderful meal, without leading to feelings of digestive distress.
 
3) After eating: Pay attention to how you feel when you are done eating. If you find you that you have digestive discomfort, make a mental note of what you ate and consider experimenting with avoiding the problematic food during the next holiday meal. If you are experiencing feelings of shame, make a plan for what you might do differently during the next holiday gathering to avoid overeating.
 
The most important thing about mindful eating is to listen to your body. It's easy to get swept away in conversation and holiday atmosphere, but if you continue to practice awareness, your inner wisdom will guide you toward well-being and ease.
 
If you are interested in learning more about health coaching, Stephanie offers a free 15 minute wellness consultation via phone to discuss your wellness goals and to determine if health coaching would be a good fit for you.
 
Stephanie uses a variety of different methods in her health coaching practice
 
including stress-relieving techniques, time management, vision/mission,
 
visualization, mindfulness, nutrition, exercise planning, goal setting and
 
leadership development to help you flourish.
 
 
Stephanie Wagner is trained in Integrative Health and Well-Being Coaching
 
through the University of Minnesota’s Center for Spirituality and Healing.
 
Stephanie brings a unique background into her role as a health coach.
 
Personally, she has overcome health barriers, lost 70 pounds, and
 
successfully navigated a chronic health condition using food as medicine.
 
Professionally, she has background in teaching mindfulness meditation and
 
stress-relieving techniques, in addition to holding certification in training 7 Habits
 
of Highly Effective People, 7 Habits of Highly Effective Managers and 
 
Presentation Advantage.
 
 
The mission of Inner Fire is to help people struggling with busyness and a
 
sense of overwhelm to achieve a sense of peace and well-being in any
 
dimension of health including physical, spiritual, emotional, and mental. Joy,
 
well-being and ease are possible, even in the midst of a busy life.

Jasmine is passionate about her work in the healing arts.  A graduate of CenterPoint Massage & Shiatsu School in St. Louis Park, MN, Jasmine has extensively studied both eastern and western styles of bodywork.  Her integrative approach draws from her formal training and clinical experience in Shiatsu Therapy, Trigger-Point Therapy, Deep Tissue Massage and Swedish Massage.  Jasmine combines these technical skills with her intuitive sensibilities to create a unique and thorough massage with lasting effects.  Her work is guided by her belief that massage and bodywork therapies are essential in preventing many chronic, pain-related issues, as well as in healing old injuries.   Whether you are looking for simple mind-body centering or seeking deep healing, Jasmine looks forward to assisting you!

Mushrooms have been used medicinally for centuries in China and Japan. Contemporary research has confirmed the antiviral, antimicrobial, and anticancer properties of shiitake, maitake, reishi, and coriolus versicolor mushrooms. Shiitake mushrooms (Lentinula edodes, also known as Black Forest mushrooms) are the third most commonly cultivated mushrooms in the world. They stimulate the immune system, are said to be a natural source of interferon (a protein that appears to induce immune response against cancer and viral diseases), decrease fat and cholesterol in the blood, aid in lowering blood pressure, and help discharge excess residue of accumulated animal protein. In addition, shiitake contain all eight essential amino acids in better proportions than soy beans, meat, milk, or eggs, are a good source of protein, and contain a blend of vitamins, minerals, and enzymes including vitamins A, B, B12, C, D, Niacin, amylase (aids digestion), and cellulose (dissolves fiber). In dried form, they have the highest vitamin D levels of any plant food.

 To help you enjoy and benefit from the healing properties of mushrooms, we’re sharing one of our favorite recipes.

Scar tissue can cause many problems, including limited range of motion, pain, and restriction of the circulation of vital fluids and energy in the body.   Our bodies tend to form scar tissue in response to misuse, overuse, surgery and trauma.  From a physiological standpoint, scar tissue is a natural reaction of the body to damage to tissues.   It is the fibrous connective tissue which forms a scar; it can be found on any tissue on the body, including skin and internal organs, where an injury, cut, surgery or disease has taken place and the body has repaired itself.   Scar tissue is composed of the same protein (collagen) as the tissue that it replaces.  However, instead of the random basket weave formation of collagen fibers found in normal tissue, the collagen cross-links and forms a pronounced alignment in a single direction. [1] This leads to tougher tissue that lacks the typical properties such as UV absorption, circulation, and flexibility that are found in normal connective tissue.  Internal scarring often has the additional problem of adhesions, or “glued” fibers from different levels of cells.  For example, connective tissue between organs and muscles can be adhered by the scar, further compromising organ function.

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