How to Treat a Moldy House? Living in the Pacific North West
As previously mentioned in my Candida & Fungal blog, a fungal infection can cause a myriad of health issues. Patients come to me every day with a fungal or mold issue. In some it causes weight gain, others respiratory issues, others bloating and gastrointestinal (GI) issues, or in others virtually every other chronic illness out there. One common question is do I have mold in my house? And this then leads to How to Treat a Moldy House?
How to Treat Low Thyroid Hormone Naturally and Effectively
Over 70 million prescriptions are written for thyroid medications in the USA alone every year. Low thyroid hormone symptoms most often include fatigue, cold sensitivity, constipation, dry skin, and unexplained weight gain. It can also include depression, memory issues, infertility, hair loss, high cholesterol, and other conditions.
Many of us have had one or more of those conditions at one time or other, but that doesn’t necessarily mean you have low thyroid hormone levels, but it is always good to investigate and treat if necessary. Here we are going to talk about the true causes of an under-active thyroid and you can help in a natural and effective manor. Continue reading →
There is nothing worse than wanting to be active and having pain prevent you from doing the things you love. While the terms “tennis elbow” (lateral epicondylitis) and “golfers elbow” (medial epicondylitis) are quite common, they can affect anyone, not just people who play either sport. Some estimates say only 5% of people suffering with “tennis elbow” even play tennis. Here we will explain why you get Tennis Elbow and Golfers Elbow, and how to fix them.
According to Cyriax most cases of will spontaneously heal within one year. Great, just take one year off from doing any sports, lifting, or other activities that involve your elbow and it will heal! But wait, what I told you that getting back in the “game” could often happen in a matter of days? That’s what we’re going to talk about here.
Lyme Disease has been receiving much publicity in the news lately with such celebrities as Avril Lavigne & Yolanda Foster currently suffering from it, and others such as Ben Stiller & George W. Bush having had previous episodes. The Centers for Disease Control & Prevention (CDC) estimates 300,000 new cases of Lyme disease every year. While many cases may be minor ones, Lyme disease can be a major debilitating injury causing havoc in ones normal way of life. Continue reading →
Most people have often heard of a yeast or candida overgrowth, which are both types of fungal overgrowths. Most people know of the common types of fungal infections including Jock Itch, Athlete’s Foot, Ringworm, Thrush, or Yeast Infections. These are all fairly easy to detect because of their outward symptoms. But what about systemic fungal overgrowths that don’t necessarily cause an outward mark, but wreak havoc in your body?
People who have ever lived in a moist environment, been in a building which has had water damage, taken an antibiotic, or been in a sexual relationship with anyone that has, there is a good chance you have a fungal overgrowth. Continue reading →
Food Allergy vs Food Sensitivity vs Food Intolerance
Food Allergy vs Food Sensitivity
I’ve had many patients and friends ask me the simple question, “What’s the difference between a food allergy and a food sensitivity”? With a short glance many just assume they are the same thing. But there is actually a difference, a big one.
When the term food allergy is said the images of a person’s throat closing after eating a peanut, or a rash some children get after eating strawberries come to mind. A food allergy can be caused by even the smallest amount of eating, or exposure to a food. Sensitivities often have less noticeable symptoms, but are just as destructive.
Back Pain Causes and Treatment: getting to the root of the problem
Back Pain Causes and Treatment
Back Pain. It can be anything from a minor pain/nuisance in your day to a major debilitating injury. Back pain is one of the most common reasons a person will go see their doctor and one of the most common reasons people miss work. It affects not only the activities that we participate in, but can eliminate the pleasure we used to experience in our favorite past times.
Do you often have abdominal pain or discomfort, diarrhea or constipation, an urgency to go, and similar symptoms in your digestive tract? If so there’s a good chance you may have Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS). Doing a self-diagnosis on WebMD or seeing a doctor who tells you that you have IBS doesn’t really help though, since there are no traditional ways to treat IBS. What if I told you that IBS can be easily fixed? You’d be thrilled, right? I have to warn you though, IBS treatment may involve dietary and lifestyle changes. But, if you can accomplish this, you make IBS a thing of the past!
We’ll be talking about some of the major causes of IBS and how you can naturally treat IBS. Continue reading →
Approximately 1 in 10 people suffer some form of depression. While many of these are “minor cases” 1 in 20 people are classified as suffering from major depression. Depending on your age, where you live, if you’re male vs. female, etc these numbers go up or down.
All of those who have experienced depression, or have a loved one who has, knows it is no joking matter. These are not people who are lazy, or boring, or over-emotional. These are people suffering from a health issue, just as one who is bed-ridden with the flu, or experiencing excruciating migraines. There are many causes of depression and not all cases can be treated in the same manor.
Headaches, nearly half of the adult population has them. Some are a very minor disruption in your day. Some majorly disrupt work or school. Some make you go to bed early. Some put you in bed for days in pain. There are ways to classify a headache: tension, cluster, migraine, cervicogenic, hormonal/cyclic etc. etc. But if you are the one with a headache do you really care what it’s named? Or would you rather find the cause and how to fix it?