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Lyme Literate Counseling at Blatman Health and Wellness

If you or a loved one is suffering with Lyme you know the devastation Lyme Disease leaves in its wake – emotionally, physically, spiritually, and socially. Lyme is a particularly challenging Chronic Illness in that it has a tendency to isolate patients and caregivers leaving

Foods to Avoid if You Have Fibromyalgia 

Can simply changing your diet be the key to effectively managing fibromyalgia? Researchers seem to think so. Numerous studies point to the possibility that diet could influence fibromyalgia symptoms.    Typically, one of the first things a fibromyalgia doctor will address is your current eating habits. Diets high in inflammatory omega six,

Lack of B-12 May Cause Peripheral Neuropathy 

Vitamin B-12 is considered an essential vitamin in the human diet. It’s not a difficult vitamin to get, providing that you’re eating an adequate amount of animal products like meat, dairy, eggs, or fish. Men and women over the age of 14 years old should

Chronic Fatigue Treatment: Natural Ways to Beat CFS 

Chronic fatigue syndrome (CFS) is defined as a long-term fatigue that makes it difficult to accomplish everyday tasks. The fatigue is often extremely debilitating and resistant to normal treatments. Currently, medical professionals are unsure of the specific causes of CFS but it’s possible that the condition is more

Migraine Treatment: Aspirin vs Magnesium 

Most people dealing with painful and chronic migraines choose to reach for the nearest bottle of aspirin. But what if there was a better, safer option for treating chronic migraines?  According to numerous clinical studies, magnesium appears to be extremely effective in alleviating migraine pain.

How to Reduce Your Carpal Tunnel Pain 

Carpal tunnel syndrome (CTS) is characterized by a tingling, numbing, and painful sensation in your wrist. This can be caused by compression of the median nerve that runs along your forearm and into your hand. It can also be caused by adhesions, or stickiness, between

Do Stimulants Help with Chronic Fatigue? 

If you’re suffering from chronic fatigue, you know how difficult it can be to get out of bed in the morning. In fact, it can be so difficult that some sufferers rely on the use of stimulants like caffeine or energy drinks to make it

How Blueberries Can Help Reduce Arthritic Pain 

Did you know that a handful of blueberries every day could help reduce your arthritis pain, improve joint flexibility, and lower your inflammation? That’s right – the food you consume every day can have a large impact on your arthritis and daily pain levels. Blueberries,

Food Sensitivities & Fibromyalgia: What’s the Connection?  

According to the Food Allergy Research & Education, researchers estimate that up to 15 million Americans suffer from food allergies. And that figure doesn’t even take in account the number of people affected by food sensitives. Unlike allergies, food sensitivity isn’t deadly, but it may

3 Key Nutrients in the Treatment of Male Impotence 

As we age, both men and women may experience diminished sexual ability in the bedroom. In the case of male impotence, it’s in the form of erectile dysfunction. However, age is rarely the problem alone. Multiple physiological factors and other possible underlying health conditions can

Magnesium’s Role in Frequent Headaches 

Migraines could be caused by a host of different triggers from hormone imbalances and stress to nutritional deficiencies and food allergies. Some of these causes are easily recognized, such as excessive worrying and stressors, and others, not so much. Without a clear reason for the

Improve Your Joints by Combining These 3 Supplements 

With nearly 80 million adults in America expected to be diagnosed with arthritis by 2040, joint pain is a serious concern. By taking preventative measures sooner rather than later, you may be able to reduce your risk of joint problems down the road. We’ve scoped

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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