Whether it’s a New Year’s resolution, Lenten promise, or just an idea in your head that you’re finally taking action on forming a new habit, it can be a very challenging task. Human beings just naturally seem to opt for the path of least resistance- and creating a new habit is most certainly not thatContinue Reading »
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Let’s start by addressing what exactly inflammation is. Inflammation is a natural defense mechanism our bodies use to fight off illness and is even a necessary component of the healing process. Inflammation can be present in both acute instances like a sprained ankle or sinus infection, as well as instances of chronic conditions like asthmaContinue Reading »
When I taught Pathophysiology to nursing students in 2012, the immune system is something I spent a lot of time on. I explained that your immune system has a few different lines of defense, similar to a combat field. Our first line of defense is the skin and mucous membranes lining the respiratory, gastrointestinal andContinue Reading »
What if I told you there is a completely natural way to manage chronic pain, inflammation, stresses and anxiety? Unanimously, the answer would be a resounding “SIGN ME UP!”. Cannabidiol, better known as CBD, is a well-established, highly researched, holistic remedy for many common chronic ailments. Turns out, the recent ‘CBD Craze’ is not soContinue Reading »
Use of diagnostic imaging – X-ray, MRI, CT Scan, etc. – are vital tools in the diagnosis of medical conditions, but are they being overused? With the prevalence of low back pain continuing to rise many patients refer to their MRI report as a means to define their pain – it almost becomes their identity.Continue Reading »