Pain Management – Dietary treatments

Pain management and your diet. This may come as a shock to many of you. If you suffer from pain, any pain, what you eat may be making the pain worse! In my many years of practice I have seen patients with pain that was difficult to manage with conventional methods improve dramatically when we…

Omega 3 Fatty Acids and Pain Management

Omega 3 Fatty Acids – Can What You Eat Determine How Much Pain You Feel? It is well documented that what you eat can determine how healthy or unhealthy you are. However, can what you eat determine how much pain you feel when the body is injured? Certain foods will facilitate the healing process and other…

Turn Fast Food into Fast “Health” Food

Here are some ideas on Fast “Health” Food Yes, healthy fast food does exist…and not only fast food, but “traveling fare” is also at your fingertips. Let’s say you are going on a long car ride and don’t want to have to pack a huge cooler, or you are on a hike and want to stop…

Nutrition for Athletes

Nutrition for athletes and athletic performance go hand in hand, especially for the endurance athlete. What you eat, when you eat, and how much you eat can determine your level of success. Proper nutrition can help alleviate digestive issues, muscle fatigue and joint damage that many athletes face. Determining the proper foods and timing of…

Healthy Lunchbox Ideas

Here are some healthy lunchbox ideas… Replacing even a couple of items can help you maintain control over your lunches while you’re at work or play. BFL (Breakfast for Lunch): A toasted whole-grain waffle or pancake sandwich spread with almond butter. A variation: vegan cream cheese and maple sugar, stevia, raw honey or grade B maple…

Dr. Joe’s Ginger Tea

Here’s a simple formula to make Ginger Tea. Use all organic ingredients if at all possible for best results. Two Simple Ingredients: 1 large piece of ginger root (about the size of your hand). Lemon juice To prepare ginger tea: Peel the ginger root with a potato peeler and a small paring knife. Cut the…

Excitotoxins – A Word You Need To Know

What are Excitotoxins? Excitotoxins are chemicals either added to food or found in food that cause an overstimulation of the nervous system which can cause the cells to be destroyed. These chemicals are found in almost all processed foods. The most common excitotoxins are aspartame (an artificial sweetener) and monosodium glutamate (commonly known as MSG).…

Food Allergies – Part Two

Could you have food allergies and not know it? Let’s begin by defining what food allergies are. Food Allergies happens when a specific food or foods affects the immune system and triggers the production of an antibody known as IgE to fight it. When the immune system responds in this manner, symptoms can occur within…

Food Related Allergies – Part One

Food Related Allergies – Wheat Many people suffer from food related allergies. One of the most common allergies is to gluten. Gluten is found in wheat, barley, rye, and oats. Symptoms of a gluten allergy include runny nose, gas, diarrhea, and bloating. In children, it can also cause ear infections. The best way to test…