This article may get a little more technical than you’d like, but it is exciting proof of the benefits of including essential fatty acids–specifically omega-3 fatty acids–in your diet. Include your cod liver oil and wild caught salmon in your diet! Read article here.
Fibromyalgia and Chronic Pain
A number of natural treatments have afforded successful results in the treatment and prevention of migraine headaches. Butterbur, Feverfew, Magnesium, and Riboflavin (Vitamin B2) have all been shown to reduce migraines. Drinking enough water and avoiding food intolerances is also important. Call today for your appointment. To read recent article, […]
This is a CNN report on the dangers of sugar and soft drinks. Please remember that artificial sweeteners are also ill-advised. Stick to water and herbal teas–as an occasional treat, enjoy a small serving of dilute fruit juice, coffee or red wine. Read more here.
While small amounts of caffeine have shown potential benefit for conditions such as Alzheimer’s,Parkinson’s, headaches, and depression, too much of a good thing can be harmful. An obvious consequence of too much caffeine is insomnia–but persistent insomnia can then cause fatigue, depression and even suicide. Another risk is caffeine intoxication […]
This is a great article which summarizes food choices which are common triggers for headaches, but also those which may reduce them. A trigger that they didn’t mention is gluten–so try elimination of gluten, too, if you struggle with headaches. Schedule an appointment if you have frequent headaches or headaches […]
There is more and more compelling evidence on the anti-inflammatory nature of cocoa. Dark chocolate and cocoa have been shown to reduce inflammation, lower blood pressure, reduce stress hormones, improve insulin sensitivity, reduce weight, reduce migraines and TMJ, among other benefits!! So, this Easter, fill your baskets with dark chocolate–to […]
OK, so I hope you all know how important eating WHOLE foods is for your health and that processed foods are NOT beneficial to anything but your taste-buds (and the seller’s income statements). That being said, there is now a list of the 10 worst processed foods. If you find […]
Great article summarizing the importance of Vitamin D in our diets. While RDA’s have been based upon bone health, we are learning that higher levels may be helpful for reducing risk of cancer, depression, fatigue, and supporting immune function. I generally recommend 1,000 – 2,000 IU of Vit. D3 daily, […]
A study conducted in the Netherlands has shown effectiveness of using a web-based treatment approach for teens who have been diagnosed with Chronic Fatigue Syndrome (CFS). Definitely worth checking into if you or a loved one is suffering from CFS. More info here.
This is a long post so I’m starting with the good news and bottom line: eat whole foods from local farmers; avoid grains; eat LOTS of veggies; include fruits and nuts. Here’s the bad news: In a new CDC report, breads have been found to be a larger source of […]