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Demystifying Medicine Through Communication and Education

Dr. Hal Blatman and Dr. David Ellison discuss how important it is for doctors to educate their patients in order to help demystify medicine. One way to do that is to better communicate all options available, including risks and benefits, so that patients can make

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

How Counselors Can Help Patients Manage Chronic Pain

I am a Licensed Professional Counselor at Blatman Health and Wellness. I have been fortunate to walk alongside many individuals over the last 13 years who have suffered with Chronic Pain. My individual and professional experience has taught me that chronic pain is a multi-faceted

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,

Thermal Breast Imaging Discount For Breast Cancer Awareness Month

October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month! Getting a mammogram rings in the minds of most American women. Mammograms are uncomfortable and use ionizing and cancer causing radiation. Fortunately, there are options. Women can also include a screening test using infrared imaging or thermography in their

Wellness Words: Spirituality and Healthy Lifestyle Changes

In Episode 9 of Wellness Words, Dr. Blatman and Erin Fritts of Simplify and Balance discuss how for many people, connection to religion and spirituality can support them through their healthy lifestyle changes. How can you integrate your  own spirituality within your own lifestyle and

Wellness Words: High Quality Food Choices

Check out Episode #8 of Wellness Words, where Dr. Blatman and Erin Fritts of Simplify and Balance discuss choosing high quality foods. “Move away from fake food, and move to real food.” Starting with small changes still counts!

Wellness Words: Exercise and No Rules

In Episode 7 of Wellness Words, Dr. Blatman and Erin Fritts of Simplify and Balance discuss that because exercise is so important to living a healthy lifestyle, it’s important to find what works best for you. If you like the gym, great! If you aren’t

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

Wellness Words: Expressing Creativity

In Episode #6 of the Wellness Words vlog, Dr. Hal Blatman and Erin Fritts of Simplify and Balance discuss embracing creativity and how certain changes in lifestyle (perhaps cutting out certain foods) can be a great time to start a creative hobby!

Wellness Words: Making Change Manageable

Check out Episode #5 of the Wellness Words vlog, where Dr. Hal Blatman and Erin Fritts of Simplify and Balance discuss dealing with the changes people make to better their health, and how those changes can affect the people around them.

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.

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