Low Dose Naltrexone

Image by Iván Tamás from Pixabay  Full dose Naltrexone (at 50 mg) was developed as an opiate antagonist: in other words, it blocks opiate receptors so that they cannot be stimulated, and is prescribed for those suffering from opiate or alcohol dependence. Since opiates also stimulate endorphin release, side effects of regular dose [...]

By |2021-01-29T06:57:35-07:00January 29th, 2021|Categories: Articles, Conditions & Treatments|0 Comments

UTIs, Interstitial Cystitis, and Bladder Health

Image by lumpi from Pixabay  Causes of UTIs Urinary tract infections (UTIs) are commonly caused by E coli, normal fecal flora, due to the proximity of the colon to the urethra. Hygiene can certainly help to prevent transference, such as wiping front to back rather than back to front, and avoiding thong underwear. [...]

By |2020-11-27T07:36:08-07:00November 27th, 2020|Categories: Articles, Conditions & Treatments, Women's Health|0 Comments

10 tips and tricks to relax for a better sleep

Guest Post by Allyn Gardner; Image by Daniela Dimitrova from Pixabay  "The best bridge between despair and hope is a good night's sleep." — E. Joseph Cossman No truer words were ever spoken, but never more so than this year. While the National Institutes of Health previously estimated about 30% of the population [...]

By |2020-11-13T11:57:57-07:00November 13th, 2020|Categories: Articles, Conditions & Treatments, Health|0 Comments

Peripheral Neuropathy

Image by Peter Pruzina from Pixabay  Peripheral nerves are those that enervate skin, muscles, and other body tissues. They include motor, sensory, and autonomic nerves. Most of the time when we talk about peripheral neuropathy, we’re referring to the second type: those nerves that transmit touch, pain, heat, and vibration. These are also [...]

By |2020-09-18T07:39:46-07:00September 18th, 2020|Categories: Articles, Conditions & Treatments|0 Comments

Melatonin for Pain

Image by Prettysleepy from Pixabay  Most of us think of melatonin as a supplement for insomnia. It’s the hormone that the pineal gland in the brain produces with onset of darkness, and it’s suppressed by the light of daytime (or also artificial lights, particularly artificial blue light—which is one good reason to turn [...]

By |2020-08-21T20:18:51-07:00August 27th, 2020|Categories: Articles, Conditions & Treatments|0 Comments

Root Cause of Acid Reflux

Guest post by Dr Laura Villa; Image by Comfreak from Pixabay  What is acid reflux? GERD, more commonly known as acid reflux, stands for gastro-esophageal reflux disease. This is very prevalent, affecting up to 27.8% of adults in the United States. It is often mild; however, it can progress and become severe and [...]

By |2020-08-21T09:10:52-07:00August 21st, 2020|Categories: Articles, Conditions & Treatments|0 Comments

Is my hair loss normal?

Guest post by Dr Laura Villa; Image by Phimchanok Srisuriyamart from Pixabay  Hair loss is something I commonly see in practice. Although it is often not caused by something life-threatening, it can be distressing for many people leading to intense emotional suffering.  What is the normal amount of hair loss? First, let’s talk [...]

By |2020-08-07T08:07:07-07:00August 7th, 2020|Categories: Articles, Beauty, Chronic Illnesses, Conditions & Treatments|0 Comments

Did a virus trigger your Hashimoto’s?

Guest post by Dr Laura Villa; Image by Anastasia Gepp from Pixabay  The link between Epstein-Barr virus (EBV) and Hashimoto’s What is Hashimoto’s thyroiditis? Hashimoto thyroiditis is a chronic, autoimmune inflammation of the thyroid. It results when the body attacks the cells of the thyroid gland — an autoimmune reaction. It often begins [...]

By |2020-07-24T08:14:10-07:00July 24th, 2020|Categories: Articles, Chronic Illnesses, Conditions & Treatments|0 Comments
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