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10 Healthy Foods for Your Skin That You Should Add to Your Diet Today

Posted by Bryan Potok, CPO on

Your residual limb bears at least 2.5 times your body weight, and an unhealthy diet can affect your metabolism which could lead to weight gain. Excessive weight gain can result to different complications and may even affect how you maintain the health of your skin, especially the area that's affected by your prosthesis. Here are 10 of the best skin foods that you can (and should!) include in your diet to help your skin stay healthy and problem-free.

10 healthy foods for your skin.

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Why It's Important to Have an Emotional Connection with Your Prosthetist

Posted by Bryan Potok, CPO on

If you’re in the market for a new Prosthetist or you’re thinking of replacing your current one, you may have considered the usual qualifications: education, skills, expertise, and for some, whether they are covered by health insurance. These are all good qualities to consider but you might start looking into another important but often neglected aspect in the patient-prosthetist dynamic that can greatly affect your well-being: an emotional connection.

Emotionally connecting with your limb maker is important.

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Chafing Cream: What Is It and How to Use It

Posted by Bryan Potok, CPO on

Chafing cream, or anti-chafing cream, is a body lubricant that helps ease dry or damaged skin caused by friction. Its main ingredient is dimethicone, a non-toxic silicone with properties that make it extremely popular in today's skin care products or regimens. This silicone-based polymer provides smooth application and creates a slick surface while creating a protective barrier, leaving skin hydrated for longer.

Blisters can be prevented with the best chafing cream.

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If you're feeling depressed, do you know what to do?

Posted by Bryan Potok, CPO on

You may be a recent amputee in the depression phase of your grieving process and on your way to acceptance, or maybe you accepted your amputation long ago and have already moved forward. Adjusting to your new ability is part of the recovery process, but your physical experience doesn't have to define who you are. 

It takes time and support to heal from depression related to amputation.

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7 Prosthetic Essentials to Pack in Your Gym Bag Today

Posted by Bryan Potok, CPO on

Prosthetic products for gym bag.

You’ve been told a hundred times that regular exercise is good for you. The benefits include more than just weight-loss and being confident. But sometimes, no matter how good the benefits sound, going to the gym can seem like an uphill battle.

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