Stanford reports that a new test may provide an effective way to diagnose Chronic Fatigue Syndrome (CFS). They also claim that it may help guide effective medication therapies. I am hopeful, but I also hope that it doesn’t put CFS into a specific diagnostic “box” since I suspect multiple factors […]
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 […]
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 […]
Pain Reduction by Holding Hands with Your Loved Ones
How I love this research result: they have found that holding hands with your loved one can actually reduce their pain. The act of appropriate touch is so beneficial to connected-ness with one another. It even changes our brain waves–check out this article!
Leaky Gut Testing
If you suspect you may have “leaky gut”, these testing options may help guide treatment. Often, however, clinical treatment (without testing) is very effective and saves the cost of the testing. Please schedule an appointment to determine best treatment approach for you.
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 nutrition book (from late 1800’s)–the author was emphatically warning of the health consequences of “artificial sweeteners”. I rechecked the […]
Here is some bad news, and some good news, about Lyme disease. In addition, those on the West coast are at greater risk for Relapsing Fever as well. Please check out this article and get tested if you are suspicious (even if you do not recall having a tick bite!). […]
Allergies–More than just the sniffles
The is a great article summarizing the impact 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.
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 […]
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, […]