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Podcast: Can a Change in Diet Really Heal My Gut?

SCD: Is a change in diet that can help heal your gut. Thousands of people are plagued with Inflammatory Bowel Disease and many are helped by the Specific Carbohydrate Diet, a way of eating close to the Paleo style, but with specifics on healing IBD. Today, Ellen speaks with Julia Tinkham Ray OTR/L of her…


Podcast: What’s Stress Got To Do With It?

Stress and your health: an interview with Dr. Gary Weiner 43% of all adults suffer adverse effects on their health from prolonged stress. Stress can play a big part in health conditions such as headaches, high blood pressure, heart problems, digestive problems, depression and anxiety. Stress is so much part of modern life that it…

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PREVENTING AND TREATING THE FLU OF 2013 By all reports, the flu of 2013 has come earlier than expected. This season’s flu is the worst we’ve had in 10 years with 29 states reporting severe epidemic. Last week, 7.3% of all deaths in the U.S. were due to the new flu. The Center For Disease…

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Can Acupuncture help my aching back and other pain?

Can Acupuncture help my aching back and other pain? A national survey found that one in four Americans suffer some sort of pain almost daily. Pain medications have increased to a record 131 million prescriptions in 2012 according to a national survey done by the consulting firm IMS Health, 90% of the people who come…

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Are You Sick of Being Tired?

There can be many causes of fatigue, but one thing is fairly consistent:  it strongly impacts all of your activities, and the very quality of your life. Fatigue is the absence of energy, vigor, and the drive that was once your’s.  Whatever your definition, it is intolerable, and conventional diagnostic and treatment methods do not…

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More Evidence that Acupuncture Can Ease Chronic Pain

Acupuncture can ease chronic pain People walk through my door for acpuncture treatment everyday searching for a solution to the pain they have. Some people want to avoid surgery, medication, reduce their medication or, try a more natural approach. Some pain is chronic and has plagued a person for years. Some pain occurs due to…