The Best Supplements For Concussion Recovery

The Best Supplements For Concussion Recovery Contrary to popular belief, there is a lot more that can be done to help quicken concussion recovery than simply waiting and watching the grass grow. Aside from cranial work and physical medicine techniques, temporary life style changes and the avoidance of left brain activity, nutrition plays a big […]

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What Supplements Should Children Take?

What Supplements Should Children Take? Since a sizable percentage of our patient base are babies, toddlers and young children we frequently get asked about supplements. Specifically, parents want to know what supplements their children should take (if any), or does my child need vitamins or other supplements. Although there are some unique circumstances and special […]

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How we manage non-pain complaints

In an effort to make our process clear to present and future patients, we are laying down the basic steps in our decision making process for all non-pain complaints. Non-pain complaints can include things such as fatigue, weight issues, thyroid problems, autoimmune conditions, digestive complaints, and more. Analyze the intake forms, especially the metabolic assessment form […]

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Best type of exercise for brain health

Best type of exercise for brain health There have been numerous studies done on the effectiveness of exercise to increase the health of one’s brain, this is nothing new and it fairly well established in the literature. However, up until now the only way they could measure this was on animals (usually mice) in a […]

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Benefits of Lu Rong

The “herb of the month” is a monthly-ish blog post in which we cover one of the many herbs we utilize in our office. This month we’re talking about Lu Rong. Though not an actual herb per se, Lu Rong is comprised of elk and deer antlers. We use a supplier that is extremely strict […]

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Herbal Remedies for Candida Infection

Herbal Remedies for Candida Infection In our last blog we discussed some common ways in which one might get a candida infection, as well as potential symptoms and forms of diagnosis. In this blog we’re going to discuss treatment options. Traditionally candida infections have been very difficult to treat and relapses are common. We’ve worked […]

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Symptoms of Candida Infection (Yeast, Candida, and Fungal Infections)

Symptoms of Candida Infection (Yeast, Candida, and Fungal Infections) How Does One Get Candida/Fungal Infections? Living in the pacific northwest, I often see patients suffering from symptoms related to fungal and yeast infections. We know that yeast overgrowth can be triggered by a number of things, including a high-sugar & low-fiber diet, impaired immunity, use […]

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What Causes Fatigue?

What Causes Fatigue? Fatigue can have many causes, and some are more worrisome than others. It’s a common complaint among patients in a primary care setting and many cases of fatigue are a result of living in a fast paced world, and taking on too much. In general the causes of fatigue can be boiled […]

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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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