Pain Management

Why You Should Lighten Your Purse and Lose Your Wallet

by in Back Pain, Knee Pain, Lifestyle Tips, Neck Pain, Pain Management, Reader Questions March 10, 2010

The days of big fat leather wallets loaded with long roles of plastic sheathed photos of friends, family, and girlfriends are over, thanks to modern day technology. Large wallets were so 1987! The new wallet is the “money clip” one simple tip I always give men with low back pain, neck pain, hip/hamstring/knee problems, is […]

My Basic Vitamin Program

by in American Sickcare System, Antioxidants, Anxiety, Diet Tips, Kitchen Cost Cutters, Kitchen Sink, Multivitamin, Pain Management, Preventative Medicine, Reader Questions, Smoking, Vitamins February 9, 2010

“What Vitamins Should I Take?” Is the most common question I get as a Naturopathic Physician. I typically believe the average person that doesn’t eat “perfectly” ie: Eats the “Basic American Diet” (BAD) of white refined, processed foods Doesn’t consume 5-9 servings of fruits and veggies daily Eats Fast Food several times a week

Fibromyalgia: Latest Research News

by in Fibromyalgia, Guest Posts, Kitchen Sink, Pain Management, Research May 15, 2009

By Dr. Jim Tabios, PhD Fibromyalgia is a widely misunderstood and sometimes misdiagnosed chronic condition, commonly characterized by widespread muscle pain, fatigue, concentration issues, and sleep problems. According to the National Fibromyalgia Association, it affects an estimated 10 million people, mainly women, in the United States alone. The severity of fibromyalgia symptoms can vary from […]

Disease as Our Teacher

by in Diabetes, Diarrhea, Kitchen Sink, Naturopathic Theory, Neck Pain, Pain Management, Preventative Medicine, Reader Questions May 8, 2009

By Dr. Nicole Sundene Happy Teacher Appreciation Week Everyone! Who is Your Teacher? Did you know that even adults have teachers? We may not knowingly be matriculated into the curriculum, but LIFE is teaching us so many things. In my opinion, disease is an amazing teacher. Whether chronic or acute, disease is the only way […]

Heart Healthy Herbal Cocktail

by in Anti-Aging, Anti-Inflammatory, Antioxidants, Diarrhea, Fat Burners, Heart Disease, Kitchen Sink, Pain Management, Pediatrics, Recipes, Sports Nutrition, Sugar Substitutes, Weight Loss July 2, 2008

By Dr. Nicole Sundene With the hot summer months upon us (well not so much in Seattle today), I thought I would share my favorite herbal iced tea recipe to help you “Unleash your inner fabulosity”. Mixing fat burning green tea with pomegranate juice is a most delicious delivery system for the heart healthy antioxidants, […]

Rosemary Salmon Recipe

by in Antioxidants, Diet Tips, Heart Disease, Inflammation, Memory, Menopause, Multiple Sclerosis, Omega-3 Oils, Pain Management, Recipes May 28, 2008

If I can make this recipe, then ANYONE can make this recipe. Combining the simple whole foods ingredients of salmon with rosemary is not only great for the cardiovascular system, but memory and concentration as well. The omega-3 oils combine nicely with the anti-oxidant and circulatory properties of the rosemary to give your brain a […]

McInflammation: Are You Really “Loving It”?

by in American Sickcare System, Arthritis, Attention Deficit Disorder, Autoimmune Diseases, Cancer, Chronic Fatigue Syndrome, Constipation, Depression, Diabetes, Diet Tips, Digestion, Eczema, Fast Food, Fatigue, Headaches, Inflammation, Kitchen Sink, Migraines, Multiple Sclerosis, Pain Management, PMS, Rheumatoid Arthritis, Sjogrens, Skin Rashes, Weight Loss May 6, 2008

Recently a friend reported over dinner that his inflammatory problem (and let’s just say almost all medical problems are caused by inflammation) was not much better. He said he was diligently taking everything I had recommended, and had only noted minor improvement. Although natural remedies take time, I was curious how the dietary recommendations were […]

Why Does My Eye Twitch? Why Do I Get Leg Cramps?

by in Kitchen Sink, Minerals, Pain Management, Restless Leg Syndrome April 27, 2008

Most muscles twitch due to calcium and magnesium deficiency, especially the eye. Although our eyes might twitch a bit when we are annoyed, a twitchy eye is typically the initial warning sign of calcium deficiency. Basic Human Physiology 101: Calcium helps our muscles contract and when deficient the muscles begin to spasm in “tetany”. Magnesium […]