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October 2018

October 2018

After 20 years in private practice, the most common question remains “can acupuncture treat _________?” (Your choice, fill in the blank.) In this article I will give you some insight into the answer to that question. As most everyone is aware, acupuncture involves the insertion of needles into the human…
Does this sound familiar? You are fed up with how much weight you gained this year and strongly decide to lose the painful fat. You starve yourself, go to bed hungry, hit the gym, don’t cheat or snack, and you do it! You lost 15 pounds! You’re so happy that…
During August and September, everyone in our office is busy getting certified and attending meetings to learn about the 2019 health insurance plans. At a recent meeting, the CEO of a large health insurance company talked about how health insurance will change from managing disease to managing health because it…
Throughout history people have believed in the magical mystery of the plants around them. During this traditional month of spookiness, let’s explore some of the lore behind some of our very common herbs. In times of the past before science explained all of the mystery away, people believed that tragedy,…
Often when a patient presents with a chronic disease, the patient will ask “What should I take?” The patient’s thinking was geared to adding a supplement to solve their chronic condition. First of all, that very rarely is the case where the addition of a few supplements will resolve a…
By now, most of us realize that we live in a toxic world. Much of our food carries pesticides and herbicides, the air we breathe contains high levels of pollutants, and our drinking water may be contaminated with harmful chemicals like lead, fluoride, chlorine or PCBs. As author Rachel Carson…
PEMF stands for pulse electromagnetic field. Every cell in our bodies has a magnetic field surrounding it. When an electrocardiogram (EKG) or electroencephalogram (EEG) are performed, it is measuring the electrical field. Very simply stated, the cell uses its electrical charge to perform its functions, such as pulling oxygen and…
It’s common wisdom to say that the first step is the hardest. There’s always so much going on in life that it gets harder and harder to figure out where your precious energy is best allocated. But, in honor of all you adventure seekers out there, allow me to make…
Dinner time can be stressful at times. After a long day of work or activities, you get home and everyone is hungry. You want to make your family a healthy dinner, but it can be overwhelming. Cooking healthy feels time consuming and expensive, often times leading people to give in…
There are many reasons why our feet may hurt. Often times, we are told (or we assume) we are suffering from a commonly diagnosed condition called “plantar fasciitis.” Although this may be true, there are several other possibilities that are frequently overlooked. Effective treatment with lasting relief is dependent on…
According to Dr. John Gottman’s research, couples are in serious trouble for an average of six years before they seek professional help. What would happen if we followed that six-year-wait rule in other areas of our lives? Let us ponder. Imagine this situation: “Wow! There is something dripping from the…
You have probably heard of lead poisoning. But did you know that studies have shown that all of us, to one degree or another, are intoxicated with a variety of heavy metals including lead, mercury, cadmium, arsenic, antimony, aluminum, and tin? In addition, many people have undergone joint replacements and…
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