Should I Avoid Eating Nightshades? What is Solanine Toxicity?

Should I Avoid Eating Nightshades? What is Solanine Toxicity?  What Are Solanines (aka Nightshades)? Members of the family Solanaceae, which include some of the most popular foods consumed today, such as tomatoes, potatoes (white), all types of peppers, and eggplant. Although not truly nightshades, blueberries, huckleberries, goji berries and ashwaganda all share the same inflammation-inducing alkaloids. […]

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Best Supplements for Hashimoto’s

First off, let’s be clear. Diet and lifestyle choices are far and away more important than any supplements, and there are many factors that are important in helping folks that have Hashimoto’s. As a rule, anyone with Hashimoto’s needs to avoid foods that they are sensitive to (discovered via Cyrex testing or other forms of […]

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Reasons Why Hashimoto’s Patients Don’t Get Better

Reasons Why Hashimoto’s Patients Don’t Get Better As many patients soon discover, getting a correct diagnosis, let alone getting help and relief from thyroid problems and/or Hashimoto’s, is difficult and there is quite a bit of misinformation out there. The traditional medical model offers little besides thyroid medication, and often fails to do enough homework […]

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About Cyrex Lab Tests

About Cyrex Lab Tests Dr. Scoppa will occasionally suggest tests from Cyrex Labs, in addition to the traditional blood work. These tests provide useful information that can help pinpoint a problem area, and ultimately lead to a faster and more prolonged result. In an effort to keep costs down we don’t charge anything extra for […]

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About General Blood Work and Labs

About General Blood Work and Labs We do our best to create a very low price point for labs, and in most cases it’s cheaper to go through our labs and pay out of pocket rather than using your insurance! It doesn’t really matter where you get the labs, as long as you can get […]

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SOT Chiropractor Bellevue

SOT Chiropractor Bellevue Dr. Scoppa is the only chiropractor in the state of Washington that is certified in SOT (Sacro Occipital Technique). This is an advanced form of chiropractic and osteopathy that goes well beyond the traditional chiropractic practice of five minute visits, cookie cutter appointments, and cracking joints at random. SOT chiropractors utilize an […]

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The crux of what we do.

  The crux of what we do. Because Dr. Scoppa performs techniques that are not commonly found, and because people aren’t familiar with many of the techniques he utilizes, we often get asked the question, “what does Dr. Scoppa do/treat”? Because Dr. Scoppa has blended quite a few different techniques and skills together and has […]

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Meditation and the Brain

Meditation and the Brain Study after study keeps reiterating what many of you already know, meditation is fantastic for brain health! The best part is that the benefits of meditation can be gleaned for short periods of meditation, done regularly. Just five minutes of meditation a day can be extremely beneficial. What constitutes mediation? There […]

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Causes of TMJ Pain and Dysfunction

Causes of TMJ Pain and Dysfunction The TMJ (temporomandibular joint) is a joint that connects the jaw bone (mandible) to the skull (specifically, the temporal bone). A series of small muscles are responsible for most of the opening and closing functions of the TMJ, and a small disc allows for smooth movement when you decide […]

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The forgotten electrolyte- Magnesium

. Magnesium After accounting for and dealing with dysbiosis, most vitamin and mineral deficiencies are resolved and the patient no longer needs to take multivitamins, minerals, or other products. However, we do find that Magnesium is typically an exception. Even after treating the dysbiosis, metal toxicity, food sensitivities, etc. we often find that after testing, […]

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