A Diabetes Discussion

  Since November 14th is World Diabetes Day, a day dedicated “to raise awareness of diabetes, its prevention and complications, and the care that people with the condition need,” we decided to sit down with Kathryn Peeden, M.D. (Dr. Katie) to discuss the Type 2 Diabetes epidemic in the United States.   AIM: Hi Dr. … Continued

AAT: A Cure for Your Allergies?

While we are just now thawing out from winter, spring will be quickly upon us. The blossoming flowers and fresh cut grass can be miserable for those that suffer. If you have tried all the other allergy remedies or are tired of taking over-the-counter medications that only treat the symptoms, you do have another option. Advanced Allergy Therapeutics (AAT) is an innovative way to treat allergies.

Spring Clean Your Supplements

Last year at this time we discussed spring cleaning your refrigerator and pantry. This year, let’s talk about doing the same to your supplement regimen. To begin, pull out all of your supplements and begin to ask yourself some questions: Do you remember why you started taking taking those herbs? When was the last time you used that protein powder? At what dosing are you supposed to be taking that nutrient? When was the expiration date on your tincture?

Prolotherapy – One Year Reflections

It’s hard for me to believe it’s been nearly a year since I went to Honduras for training and experience using prolotherapy for patients with ligament laxity. Time sure does fly! Since returning I’ve had the privilege of treating 4-6 patients/week using this modality. They come from within our existing practice from patients who’ve not responded to other treatments such as acupuncture, FSM (frequency specific microcurrent), and chiropractic care. They find me by on-line searching for a local prolotherapist, or by referral from an outside chiropractor. Some find me after a satisfied prolotherapy patient tells them their own success story.

Omega 7’s for Heart Health

As we wind down the month of February, we have been focusing on heart health. By now it is common knowledge that taking a quality fish oil is essential to maintain a healthy cardiovascular system. Adding Omega-3 fatty acids to your diet and supplement regime supports your immune system, healthy brain function, and cardiovascular health. Adding Omega-7 to your supplement regime may help reduce the #1 cause of death in America for both men and women from recent research.

What is Integrative Health Coaching?

Does this sound familiar to you….. “I wish I felt better.” “I want to lose some weight and look better.” “I’tired and have no energy.” “I often feel overwhelmed.” Change is hard. Many of us have goals to become better people – strong and healthy, energetic and calm, more in control of our weight, a … Continued

Stop Your Next Headache

Most people are familiar with the term migraine. It refers to a throbbing headache occurring on one or both sides of the head, usually associated with nausea, light sensitivity (photophobia) and sound sensitivity (phonophobia). Another common headache is called a tension headache. This type of headache is usually associated with a tight, band-like pressure sensation around the head. These two headaches are the most common types that physicians deal with. When they persist for 3 or more months, we refer to them as chronic.

Banish Your Dry Skin With These Quick Fixes!

Itch, Itch Itch, Scratch, Scratch, Scratch…..sound familiar? If you are like me, this time of year means a significant change in your skin, hair and nails. Along with plummeting temperatures, we are turning on the furnace which creates drier air. Even with a humidifier on your furnace you can find yourself uncomfortably dry and itchy each winter. What’s a body to do?

Cold Hands? Five Tips To Keep Them Warm During Winter Cleanses

It’s that wonderful time of year again to break some old, unhealthy habits while introducing new and beneficial ones. During this period of change, many people find themselves wanting to support their body’s natural ability to detoxify itself by beginning a cleanse. Unfortunately, due to the temperature outside, one symptom sometimes experienced by people while cleansing tends to become amplified – cold hands, feet and/or body.