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The causes of Headaches vary greatly and in most instances can be eliminated by a properly functioning Autonomic System achieved by a healthy diet.

Intense Stress Can Damage the Heart

There is growing scientific evidence that a stressful emotional or physical event can damage how the heart functions and can lead to a variety of different heart problems including having a heart attack, developing an abnormal heart rhythm pattern, or developing congestive heart failure.  Any of these problems can result

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Nighttime Potty

Many patients I see have difficulty sleeping because they have to go to the bathroom multiple times during the night. Men are often told it has to do with their prostate being enlarged while women are often told they have a distended or prolapsed bladder. While these problems may cause

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Coat Hanger Neck Pain

Many individuals with chronic or intermittent neck tightness and pain are misdiagnosed.   They are told their vertebrae are out of alignment, have muscular injury from an accident, have a pinched nerve, “carry their stress there”, or have arthritic changes noted on an x-ray. While certainly some individuals may have

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Inflamm-Aging

Aging is associated with low-grade chronic inflammatory state referred to “inflamm-ageing” or inflammaging.   Inflammaging is abnormal and unhealthy. It is associated with a chronically increased level of inflammatory chemicals within the blood stream called cytokines, and looks as if there is a chronic infection within the body but none

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Stop P.O.T.S. (Postural Orthostatic Tachycardia Syndrome)

Postural Orthostatic Tachycardia Syndrome, called “POTS”, is a relatively new and growing diagnostic label.   Individuals with POTS experience a very rapid increase in their heart rate when they stand up which is often accompanied by orthostatic symptoms of heart palpitations, altered balance, lightheadedness or dizziness, and syncope (passing out).

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Understanding Headaches

Headaches come in many forms It is important to find out where are someone’s headaches located, and what time of the day do they start? Some headaches affect the front or the back of the skull, some start with tight neck muscles and pain that travels, others start when someone

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Brain Fog

Do you occasionally have “brain fog”?  There are ways to reverse it without medication. Brain fog is a term used to describe times when someone’s brain does not function correctly.  Like a fog rolling in from the sea, something changes the way their brain functions. They notice an inability to

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Foot Tappers

Some people do not hold still, they are foot tappers.  Do you know what causes this?  Surprisingly, foot tapping may be a sign of an injured nervous system and it can be significant to overall health. You will notice foot tappers at times when they should be still.  This may

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Varicose Veins and Erectile Dysfunction

As different as they sound, the development of varicose veins (men and women) and erectile dysfunction (“E.D.” in men) are often of the same origin. Having one or both of those issues may signal underlying nervous system damage that was not repaired due to metabolic inflammation. And there are nonsurgical,

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Your Brain’s Favorite Food

Did you know that omega-3 DHA is your brain’s favorite food? Studies of primitive man show their brain growth depended on the amount of omega 3-DHA fatty acids in their food. The evolutionary record demonstrates that the ancestors of modern humans that migrated from Africa, between 40,000 to 100,000 years

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Dizzy

 Many people have felt an uneasy sensation in their head and they describe it as feeling dizzy. But dizziness is a term that means different things to different people.   Zeroing in on the true mechanism of your dizziness determines if you are being properly treated for your underlying problem.

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High Omega-3, Low Omega-6 Diets Help Brains Recover

A growing body of scientific studies are suggesting that omega-3 fatty acids found in nuts, flax, wild fish, and grass fed beef can lead to the reduction of abnormal inflammation and restore a wide variety of cellular functioning within the body. A recent study has shown that long term omega-3

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Menopause is Permanent PMS

Some women suffer for decades after menopause. But what if we approach it like a traumatic brain injury or a concussion? What if relief lies in repairing the brains and nervous systems of these women just like repairing the brains and nervous systems of male pro-athletes? There are new treatments

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Suffer from Intestinal or Digestive Distress ?

  Do you have intestinal distress (constipation, diarrhea, frequent urination), excessive bloating or cramping after meals, food intolerance, anxiety, skin disruptions (eczema, rosacea), chronic pain, or recurrent UTI/bladder/strep infections? Or do you have a sour stomach if you miss meals, wake up feeling nauseated, get heartburn after certain foods, or

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Always Look For The Cause Beyond the Label

I was given important advice during my residency by my mentor Hans Einstein, the nephew of famed physicist Albert Einstein. He taught me to ignore the labels attached to patients. Labels like Irritable Bowel, Anxiety, Stroke, Alzheimer’s, Cerebral Palsy, Attention Deficit Disorder (ADD), Fibromyalgia or Autism were originally intended to

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Broken Mommies

The Autonomic Nervous System of many women breaks during pregnancy and if left untreated the damage may linger for a lifetime; I call them “Broken Mommies”. Autonomic injury is why Broken Mommies are unable to regain their pre-pregnancy health and suffer from foggy brains and poor memory, ADD, dizziness, chronic

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Summer Heat, Headaches and Dizziness

Do you get headaches during the summer? Your summer headaches and dizziness might not be dehydration problems; they might be (reversible) mechanical blood flow problems.  You need to understand core blood flow issues in order to stay healthy and safe during brutal summers in the desert. From June through September

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Concussions and Kids

Did you know that heartburn, anxiousness, irritability, depression and weight gain can be long-term problems set in motion by a simple childhood concussion?   Whether it happened to your child a year ago, or the injury happened to you 20 + years ago, there are some things you should know about

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Fish Oil and Flax Improves Your Metabolism

The cells of your body are extremely complex and are composed of a variety of fatty acids that help the cells preform various functions.  Fatty acids are classified into 4 groups, saturated fatty acids (SFA), monosaturated fatty acids (MUFA) and polyunsaturated fatty acids (PUFA). Your body produces many fatty acids

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Headaches? Maybe you need more Oxygen!

 Do You Have Chronic Headaches? Recurring headaches may hit us at certain times of the day (mid-morning or afternoon), when you sit still, after a meal, or for women at certain times of the month (PMS). We now know that many headaches are caused by low blood pressure and oxygen

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Thin But Constantly Hungry

We often think being thin is the same thing as being “healthy”, but this is not true anymore. Recent studies are showing that skinny people who eat everything in sight yet never gain a pound are at an increased risk of developing cancer, diabetes, fatty liver disease, and heart disease.

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My health was never the same after …

Can you say this about your health: “I was never the same after my __________” (fill in the blank with an event). Your event might have been physical like a car wreck or childbirth. Your event might have been emotional like the death of a loved one or being really

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