4. Blood pressure. Elevations of blood pressure often require reliance on prescription medications to achieve optimal control. Sometimes the side effects can be rather substantial, and frequently the side effect profile can be sufficiently challenging. At a previous ICIM conference, Dr. Terry Chappell had mentioned a particular product, called, “BP Nat Relief”, from Natural Relief […]
The Relaxation Mineral
Magnesium has been referred to as the relaxation mineral because of its ability to calm the user down. Magnesium is required for over 360 biochemical reactions in your body. If there is low magnesium intake then the body can not complete energy pathways required to feel your best. NIH states that greater than 65% of […]
Nutritional “No-Brainers”(“A Few of My Favorite Things”). Part 1.
I was having a conversation the other day with a colleague who works in the Naturopathic field. We had discussed simple treatments that have been predictably very effective, but often not well known. I shared that I had had the blessing of learning over the years from several colleagues who have been gracious enough to […]
Hydrocodone or Frankincense?
One of the top selling drugs in the U.S. is the narcotic pain medication, hydrocodone. Hydrocodone has created a silent epidemic of problems in our country that is recently being addressed by the F.D.A. This addictive pain medication is linked with numerous side effects including sedation, major gastrointestinal problems and death. Hydrocodone prescription diversion has […]
Would you like a Tart Cherry on Top?
As it turns out, cherries are not only delicious with milkshakes but they are also great for pain, inflammation and sleep issues. Tart cherries possess strong anti-inflammatory and anti-oxidant properties. Two key items that help alleviate joint pain and neutralize joint damage. It is estimated that 20 tart cherries are equivalent to 2 ibuprofens. Tart […]
PROBIOTICS, Not Just for Yogurt Anymore
Probiotics are coming to the forefront in their contribution to overall health. This has been an intriguing and interesting evolution, from my perspective, as an integrative healthcare provider. Friendly bacteria are essential to the function of the human digestive tract and many other aspects of optimal biology. While clinicians have, for years, seen consistent benefits, […]
Sun Burn? Poison Ivy? Toe nail fungus? Common warts? Do you have any of these problems? Sometimes over-the-counter (OTC) medication isn’t always strong enough to take care of the problem. Customized medication or compounded medication can be made more powerful than conventional drugs. Sometimes a stronger dose or multiple ingredients are needed to treat warts […]
Reflections on Lycopene and Grandma’s Tomatoes
As a youth I remember spending a considerable amount of time helping my grandmother in her garden. Everything was organically grown. Such progressive thinking was hardly in vogue at the time, but that has changed. Even the ‘corporate’ grocery stores now have many organic food options. During that time frame I remember collecting straw and […]
PROtein on the Go
Finding a good quality source of protein can be difficult at times. With so many varieties available, it is hard to know which one is best. SynerG PRO is a hypoallergenic protein mixed with healthy fats and fiber. Our protein is derived from pea, brown rice, and potato. It is easily digestible and perfect for […]
Allergies and an Active Summer Lifestyle
Frequently, many individuals associate the symptoms of chronic allergies with typical findings, such as runny nose, watery eyes, scratchy throat, and sinus congestion. However, for many, these occasionally chronic symptoms can be more vague and seem unrelated. Symptoms of gastrointestinal distress, irritable bowel, bloating, fatigue, brain fog, migratory skin rashes, slower metabolic rate, and even […]