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Hunger Hormone Leptin Linked to Fibromyalgia Pain

Leptin, a hormone that regulates hunger and numerous other body functions, is under scrutiny for its possible role in Fibromyalgia. Recent research performed by Jarred Younger at the University of Alabama at Birmingham has shown that leptin levels fluctuate along with pain. Higher levels of

Improve Your Spinal Health with Yoga 

Yoga, an ancient practice originating in India, can be an effective treatment for back pain. One woman, Rachel Brathen, was even able to avoid back surgery by adding yoga to her daily routine. Studies have shown that yoga can help reduce back pain and may

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How to Moisturize Your Face Naturally 

There’s no doubt about it – facial moisturizer is a billion-dollar industry. But does loading up your face with all those unnatural chemicals really help? The truth is, some chemicals can be absorbed topically and may pose a threat to your health if used daily.

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Managing Erectile Dysfunction with Natural Medicine

If you’re one of the over 30 million men in America suffering from erectile dysfunction, you know how hard it can be on your relationship and personal life. When it comes to erectile dysfunction, we tend to think it only affects older men. However, erectile

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Does Caffeine Help Chronic Fatigue? 

Caffeine seems to be hit or miss when it comes to sufferers of chronic fatigue. With some patients, caffeine works very well as a natural chronic fatigue treatment. On the other hand, caffeine does have the potential to worsen your fatigue. Caffeine directly impacts the

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The Potential Dangers of a Back Fusion 

If your doctor has recommended that you undergo a spinal fusion surgery, it’s important that you understand what’s involved in the procedure before you decide to proceed. While most doctors do mean well, following their recommendation may not be the best option in your situation.

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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 Dosage for Your Medicinal Marijuana

Medical marijuana (MMJ) is effective in treating symptoms associated with various conditions, such as Crohn’s disease, glaucoma, acquired immune deficiency syndrome (AIDS), and multiple sclerosis (MS). Since Ohio’s adoption of legal MMJ on September 8th, 2017, many patients in the state have researched how much

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Turmeric: A Household Remedy for Natural Pain Relief

Do you love Indian food? Is turmeric an essential ingredient in your kitchen’s spice rack? If so, you have access to an effective natural remedy for pain. Turmeric contains numerous beneficial compounds with potent biological effects on the human body. Learn about the healing properties

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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

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The Truth About Flaxseeds & Hormone Management

Flaxseeds are a popular type of seed that is nutrient-dense and fiber-rich. Nutrition aside, flaxseeds contain lignans, a plant-based antioxidant known as a phytoestrogen or plant estrogen. If you’ve researched treating menopausal symptoms or other female hormone problems, you’ve probably encountered numerous articles touting the

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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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Who’s Eligible for Medical Marijuana in Ohio?

On September 8, 2017, medical marijuana (MMJ) became legal in Ohio. Under the law, Ohio residents can pay $50 per year for an Ohio MMJ card or $25 if they’re caregivers. Before patients can qualify, they must receive a diagnosis and recommendation from a licensed

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Prolotherapy Can Improve Knee Osteoarthritis Symptoms

Knee osteoarthritis, also known as degenerative joint disease, is a condition that causes the breakdown of cartilage in the knee joint.  People with knee osteoarthritis typically experience pain, stiffness, compromised range of motion, swelling, and joint instability. You may not have to resort to prescription


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

Discussions of pain medications can stir up some strong emotions and opinions, especially with the proliferation of the current opioid epidemic. Nevertheless, it seems like the easiest solution to even the slightest hint of a headache is popping a dose of an over-the-counter (OTC) painkiller.

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