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Archive: April 2017

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Traditional Bone Broth May Hold the Key to Joint Problems

Bone broth has a rich history, dating back to over 2,000 years ago. Back then, civilizations made use of the entire animal, frequently boiling leftover bones and consuming the broth. Research has shown that bone broth contains numerous beneficial compounds that serve as the building

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Finding the Right Medical Dosage for Your Medicinal Marijuana

With Ohio adopting a legal medical marijuana program by September 8th, 2017, many patients are beginning to research how much cannabis they need to consume to experience relief of their symptoms. (Note: an Ohio MMJ card is not yet available). Unfortunately, this is not an

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Turmeric: An Ancient Remedy for Natural Pain Relief

Turmeric, a popular spice commonly used in Indian cuisines, offers patients a way to treat pain naturally. Turmeric contains numerous beneficial compounds with strong biological effects on the human body, but one of the most notable chemicals is known as Curcumin. Curcumin is a potent

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An Integrative Approach to Pain – Dr. Blatman Speaking Event May 4

On May 4th, Dr. Blatman will be speaking along with other health and wellness professionals for the: “WHOLE LIFE”… A Health & Wellness Symposium Empower yourself to live healthy, prevent disease and feel great for a lifetime. Presented by Women’s Health Initiatives Foundation. Proceeds benefit BeatCancer.org

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The Truth About Flaxseeds & Hormone Management

Flaxseeds are a popular type of seed that is both nutrient dense and rich in fiber. Nutrition aside, flaxseeds contain a class of chemicals known as lignans. Lignans are a type of antioxidant found in plants that may also be known as a phytoestrogen or

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Fibromyalgia 2017 “DO NOT EAT” List

Blatman Health and Wellness has compiled a detailed list of foods to avoid and reasons to avoid them. Many people with Fibromyalgia are visiting our website based on some talks that Dr. Blatman has given recently. While the Do Not Eat list corresponds to Fibromyalgia,

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An Overview of Who’s Eligible for Medical Marijuana in Ohio

In June of 2016, Governor John Kasich signed a bill that officially legalized medical marijuana in Ohio. Under the law, residents of Ohio can pay $50 per year for an Ohio MMJ card. However, before patients can qualify, they must receive a diagnosis and recommendation

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Prolotherapy Shown to Improve Knee Osteoarthritis Symptoms

A recent study has shown that prolotherapy treatment successfully improved symptoms of knee osteoarthritis and provided patients a better quality of life. This is another successful study added onto the growing body of research that shows prolotherapy is a useful treatment for sufferers of arthritis

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The Troublesome Side-Effects of Long-Term Pain Pill Use

The use of pain pills has become almost a knee-jerk reaction in our society. Even the slightest hint of a headache or a minor pain has most Americans reaching into their pill cabinets for a quick dose of Tylenol. And with the “more is better”

Managing Pain: Inflammatory Foods That Worsen Pain

When you’re in pain, it’s easy to look for an answer everywhere except your diet. However, when it comes to fibromyalgia or any type of phantom pain, your dietary choices must be placed under a microscope. We’d all like a miracle pill that can fix

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Possible Signs That Your Hormones Need Balancing

A hormone imbalance is something that commonly affects both men and women of all ages – but it’s particularly prevalent in those over 40 years old. The symptoms of hormone problems can also overlap with other disorders, resulting in many patients going undiagnosed for long

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The Potential Causes of Why You Feel Tired All the Time

Feeling a bit too sleepy? You’re not alone. An estimated 20% of Americans experience fatigue that is severe enough to cause disruption in their everyday lives. And medical professionals don’t always offer sound advice when it comes to fatigue. Patients are often told to sleep

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Chronic Fatigue: Understanding Why You’re So Tired

Chronic fatigue is characterized by extreme tiredness, often with no clear cause. Further compounding the problem, there is no single test that can be used to diagnose the disorder. Unfortunately, many patients are turned away by their doctors due to the complexity in treating fatigue

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Yoga: An Alternative to Spinal Fusion?

Wondering how is scoliosis treated? It depends on a few different factors. Most cases of scoliosis are mild and may not require treatment. Back braces are a popular option that may help prevent spinal curvature from progressing. However, there are some downsides to bracing:  

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