Fibromyalgia and Chronic Pain

Fibromyalgia and Chronic Pain

Chronic Fatigue and Low Thyroid

Research is bearing out my clinical observations of an association between Chronic Fatigue Syndrome (also known as Myalgic Encephalomyelitis) and lower thyroid hormone levels. Most allopathic physicians (MD’s, DO’s, etc.) tend to monitor thyroid function with only a TSH (Thyroid Stimulating Hormone) which is a pituitary hormone, NOT a thyroid […]

Fibromyalgia and Chronic Pain

Opioids Are Not Better Than Safer Options for Pain Relief

Research results are finding that OTC medications such as ibuprofen and acetaminophen can be just as effective for chronic pain without the risk of addiction associated with opioids. There are side effects and risks taking any medication, including ibuprofen and acetaminophen. Consider botanical options such as turmeric and bromelain. Homeopathic […]

Children's Health, Diabetes, Fibromyalgia and Chronic Pain, General Health, Heart Health, Nutrition and Diet, Weight Loss

How The Impact of Sugar Has Been Down-Played

Sugar is associated with cancer, diabetes, heart disease, inflammation, and more. One of my favorite recollections was in medical school when I was scanning the nutrition shelves. I flipped open an OLD┬ánutrition book (from late 1800’s)–the author was emphatically warning of the health consequences of “artificial sweeteners”. I rechecked the […]

Allergies, Fibromyalgia and Chronic Pain, General Health

Allergies–More than just the sniffles

The is a great article summarizing the ┬áimpact of “hidden” allergies on our overall health. The reactions may be seemingly unrelated, but exposure to allergens and intolerances can cause many adverse reactions–from chronic fatigue to joint pain. Schedule an appointment for testing–even “healthy” foods can be the culprits.

ADD/ADHD, Brain and Nervous System Health, Children's Health, Fibromyalgia and Chronic Pain, General Health

Benefits of Fish Oil

Some of the benefits of supplementing fish oil are included in this article–realize their are many more including supporting skin health, immune function, memory, etc. Be ensure you are getting a quality fish oil–no discount brands or your may find yourself doing harm instead of supporting health (heavy metal contaminants […]

Fibromyalgia and Chronic Pain, General Health, Immune Health

Immune Stress

Stress occurs in the form of physical, mental, emotional and spiritual arenas. Consuming inflammatory foods, getting insufficient sleep, lack of exercise, over-exercising, nutrient deficiencies, and more cause stress. Stress can adversely effect our immune function leaving us at increased risk of illness. Symptoms can include fatigue, frequent or recurrent illnesses, […]