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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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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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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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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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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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Natural Remedies for Fast Back Pain Relief

Back pain is a common complaint around the world. In America, 80 percent of adults will experience pain in the back at some point during their lives. Most people manage the pain with pills and in severe cases, risky surgeries. Fortunately, there are safe alternatives

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Turmeric: A Healing Spice Found to Relieve Neuropathic Pain

Neuropathic pain really does hurt. In fact, it hurts a lot and it’s a frustrating disorder to have.  An estimated 20 million Americans suffer from neuropathy, a condition characterized by chronic pain caused by defective or damaged nerves. Because of the complexity of the nervous

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Stress Management Strategies for Better Health

In today’s world, we live in incredibly stressful times. Long hours at a difficult job, relationship problems, worrying about money – sometimes it may feel like you never get a break. Stress, when experienced in small moderations, is actually healthy. Your body will produce beneficial

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Nutritional Deficiencies: An Epidemic in America

Vitamins and minerals serve important biological functions in the human body. For example, vitamin A is important for eye health and vitamin C is needed for growth. Yet despite how crucial these nutrients are, 90% of the population is deficient. How can this be? Because

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Leaky Gut and Athletes

Here is an interesting article, by By Michael Jurgelewicz, DC, DACBN, DCBCN, about how heavy exercise can lead to leaky gut issues, and more. “Leaky gut is a particular problem for those engaging in heavy exercise or who are active in hot conditions. It can lead to

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Treat Myofascial Pain with Injections

Trigger points are a central area of tightness found in your connective tissue that can occur after trauma or injury. These painful areas are often described as a “ball of pain” or a muscle spasm. Trigger point injection treatment involves inserting a small needle directly

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