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Swollen Ankles and Vitamin B6 (02/2024)

In the human body, ammonia is essential for making proteins and eliminating waste. However, a build up of ammonia can create water retention issues such as swollen limbs, bloating during periods, or any neurological symptoms.*

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Antibiotics (01/2024)

This winter, hospitalizations from COVID are far lower compared to January 2022, however many of us are still getting sick. In this newsletter I’ll provide tips to facilitate healing and stay healthy. 

Use Antibiotics Judiciously
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention estimates that about one-third of antibiotic use in people is either not needed or not appropriate. While indicated for certain bacterial infections, antibiotics do not work on viruses
 

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The Liver (09/2023)

Most Americans associate liver health with alcohol, but are unaware of the vital role it plays on our health. It hasn’t always been that way however, in fact throughout history, different cultures have recognized the liver’s influence on both physical and emotional well-being. In ancient Greece, the liver was considered the seat of life and human feelings. The Germanic term “lifere” was initially connected to “life,” underscoring the relation of the liver to health and existence. Even today in Italy, when people are angered, they’ll often exclaim “mi fa venire un fegato grosso così!” which loosely translates to “you are making my liver big!”

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Shoulder Pain (06/2023)

Shoulder pain occurs in most people at some point in their life. It can be short-lived, lasting a day or two, or it can persist for weeks, months, even years. 


In searching for causes, people will usually associate their pain with certain activities, like lying on one side while sleeping, or using a mouse. Or perhaps the pain began after a brusque movement, like lifting a suitcase.

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Back Adjustments for Headaches? (05/2023)

As holistic practitioners, chiropractors evaluate patients knowing that "anything can cause anything."  We recognize for example, that misaligned bones in the foot can cause neck problems, or that misaligned neck vertebrae correspond to differences in leg length

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Thyroid (03/2023)

Most thyroid problems are a result of autoimmunity. More specifically, when the body’s immune system becomes over-responsive, it begins to attack its own tissue. This condition is known as Hashimoto’s Thyroiditis. 

 

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Insomnia part 2 (02/2023)

Insomnia part 2

My previous newsletter provides practical advice on dealing with insomnia. This newsletter continues the discussion, listing some of the most common causes of insomnia. 

 

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Insomnia (01/2023)

Insomnia part 1

Do you have trouble getting restful sleep? You’re not alone. According to the American Sleep Association, 50-70 million US adults from some form of insomnia. 

Insomnia is generally defined as difficulty falling asleep or staying asleep, but it also includes waking too early in the morning and not feeling refreshed.  

For some, insomnia is sporadic. Others suffer a predictable, dreadful pattern. Whatever the case, it is imperative to get regular, restful sleep so your body can heal itself and prevent sickness.

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Gluten (12/2022)

Most of us have heard of Celiac’s Disease. This is an autoimmune condition in which antibodies attack small intestine tissue in response to ingesting gluten. While Celiac’s is relatively uncommon (less than 2% worldwide), other forms of autoimmunity are widespread. Some estimates say 7% of the U.S. population suffer from an autoimmune disease. In my own practice, the incidence appears to be higher. 

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The Importance of Fiber (05/2020)

Most doctors and patients don’t like talking about poop, but the fact is, constipation has reached epidemic proportions in Western countries, especially among the elderly. Laxatives are among the most commonly used

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