5 Non-Spine Symptoms of Idiopathic Scoliosis

Scoliosis is NOT only a spinal curvature, but an entire cascade of hormonal, neurological, and digestive disturbances that manifest the spinal curvature we know as scoliosis. This article discusses 5 common symptoms of scoliosis that are not spine-related.   Anxiety/Panic In children with idiopathic scoliosis (IS), this is often observed but not reported until we [...]

By |2020-04-27T15:12:02-04:00April 27th, 2020|Scoliosis, Dr. Morningstar|0 Comments

3 Natural Products That Need to Be Part Of EVERY Lyme Disease Treatment

Lyme disease is growing at epidemic rates, with 30,000 new cases diagnosed each month. Lyme disease is very difficult to diagnose, since only about half of all people who contract Lyme disease ever recall getting a tick bite or bullseye rash. Unfortunately, delays in treatment, even only a few days, can result in a lifetime [...]

By |2017-09-09T21:47:16-04:00September 9th, 2017|Dr. Morningstar, Dr. Strauchman, Lyme disease|0 Comments

Vitamin D Deficiency Causes B5 Deficiency

A new study published late last year has shown that a chronic deficiency of vitamin D can limit the production of B vitamins by our beneficial gut bacteria. More specifically, the researchers found that vitamin D deficiency caused a secondary pantothenic acid deficiency, known as vitamin B5. This B vitamin is important for normal production [...]

Prolotherapy Superior to Physical Therapy for Chronic Rotator Cuff Problems

shoulder prolotherapy Prolotherapy is an injection therapy where dextrose solution is introduced into a slow or non-healing injury site. This commonly includes the knee or shoulder. It has been a popular choice among Olympic athletes for decades. They often prefer it over more conventional surgical repair, which comes with extended recovery times. Although  [...]

By |2017-03-01T13:05:01-05:00February 20th, 2017|Dr. Strauchman|0 Comments

Parkinson’s Patients May Benefit from Niacin Supplementation

Genetic Parkinson's disease may benefit from niacin A 2016 study by Lehmann et al suggests that patients with a genetic form of Parkinson's disease may significantly benefit from the supplementation of niacin. In the body, niacin is converted into a compound called nicotinamide adenine dinucleotide (NAD+), an enzyme used in the mitochondria of [...]

Prolotherapy injections for diastasis recti

Diastasis recti Prolotherapy is an injection therapy that uses specific ingredients, such as dextrose, to create a localized inflammatory response at the site of injury. This results in a healing response that often does not occur in certain musculoskeletal tissues in adulthood. In a case report published this past September in the journal [...]

By |2017-01-18T16:54:10-05:00January 18th, 2017|Dr. Strauchman|0 Comments

Don’t Say Breastfeeding is Natural…………What?!

An article written in the journal published by the American Academy of Pediatrics suggests that physicians should avoid using the term 'natural' when talking to new moms about breastfeeding. The authors of the article write, "we are concerned about breastfeeding promotion that praises breastfeeding as the 'natural' way to feed infants. This messaging plays into [...]

By |2016-07-12T14:50:00-04:00July 12th, 2016|Dr. Morningstar, Food for Thought|0 Comments

PreFrontal Cortex Decay is the Death of You!

The Prefrontal Cortex in the human brain is that portion of the brain that makes us, us. It's what separates us from other animals. It's what allows us to contemplate the meaning of life. It allows us to weigh the benefits and risks of our choices, and even consider our own mortality. Through poor diet, [...]

Nutrients Can Change Genetic Expression

The latest trend in functional medicine is to test patients' genetics to help individualize treatment. Perhaps the most recognized example of this is the MTHFR test for methylation defects. Sites like MTHFR.net have helped to educate thousands of people on this. However, recent studies are also showing that the appropriate intake of nutrients can influence [...]

Ultraviolet Blood Irradiation Helps Patients with Lyme Disease

Chronic infections like Lyme disease are becoming epidemic in the US. According to the CDC, 300,000 new cases of Lyme disease are diagnosed each year. The struggle to find new effective therapies is a real one. Antibiotics often do not adequately kill or control the infection, with a significant negative impact on the digestive tract. [...]

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