Does Chronic Pain Control With Opioids Do More Harm Than Good?

Bottle of Opioid Prescription

For thousands of years, the range of drugs known as opioids has been used for the control of pain in countless cultures all over the world. In the modern world, opioids are one of the most effective methods of treating severe pain. Over the past several decades, they’ve been one of the most commonly prescribed […]

Minimizing Flu Symptoms With Natural Remedies

With the colder weather that arrives with the holiday season, there’s a corresponding spike in cases of the flu. While using traditional medicine to treat the flu can be effective when necessary, natural remedies can help prevent you from contracting it in the first place. If you do happen to catch the flu, they can […]

Improving the Gut Microbiome with Diet

Within our bodies can be found an expansive ecology of bacteria that play important roles in the health and maintenance of our bodies and immune system. These bacteria, known as microflora, make up a system known as the microbiome. They can be found in every part of our body, from our skin to our inner […]

How Yoga Reduces Chronic Pain

Woman doing Yoga

While it’s not at all uncommon for the average American adult to have one or more missing teeth, there’s a broad misunderstanding about the importance of replacing them. When asked why patients think that a tooth should be replaced, they most often bring up topics of aesthetic appearance and eating ability. These are both benefits […]

The Facts About Intermittent Fasting

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Intermittent fasting isn’t a diet; it is an eating pattern that focuses on eating meals rather than what you eat. This trend has not only been making its way throughout social media but has made its way into studies from organizations such as Harvard Health. The research behind intermittent fasting presents promising results for losing […]

The Benefits of Hydrotherapy

Woman enjoying Hydrotherapy

The use of temperature-controlled water as a form of physical therapy has been a part of traditional medicine practices for hundreds of years and has helped to relieve pain and improve overall wellbeing. Hydrotherapy uses water to relieve discomfort and pain throughout the body by using duration, temperature, pressure, and areas to alleviate a disease’s […]

Pain and CBD: Do Patches Help?

CBD has been growing in popularity as marijuana becomes legal in more locations throughout the United States. CBD has been legal in the majority of states for quite some time, but the rise of its source plant’s legality has made it more popular and more well-known than ever. If you’ve ever considered trying CBD to […]

How Stress Affects the Body

How stress affects the body

Sitting in traffic. Trying to round up the kids to be somewhere on time. Working towards a quickly approaching deadline. We’ve all experienced stress. Chances are, most of us experience some form of stress on a daily basis. While experiencing stress is a normal part of life, chronic or long term stress can actually cause […]

September 13th is National Celiac Awareness Day

celiac disease awareness day

Did you know that there are certain food sensitivities that can affect your entire body and well-being? Celiac disease is one of these sensitivities and September 13th is Celiac Awareness Day. Although Celiac Awareness Month is in May, Celiac Awareness Day falls on September 13th to celebrate the birthday of the first researcher to link […]

Sprain, Strain, or Fracture: Which is It?

Sprain or Strain

Every year the U.S Department of Health and Human Services estimates that around 8.6 million sports injuries occur with 42% affecting the lower extremities and 30% affecting the upper extremeties. In most cases, these injuries are internal and affect the bones, muscles, ligaments, and/or tendons. These injuries are known as sprains, strains, or fractures, depending […]