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Integrated PracticesHyperlipidemia: Some Questions to Ask Your Doctor

Statins are the most widely prescribed class of drugs in the United States, with over 255 million prescriptions per year. Lipitor (atorvasatin) is the best-selling drug in the category, with sales of $7.2 billion annually. Crestor (rosuvastatin) has $3.8 billion in annual sales and is the 8th best-selling drug in Read more…

Integrated PracticesAlternative Options for High Cholesterol

Approximately 1 in 6 adult Americans has high cholesterol–a major risk factor for heart disease. High cholesterol levels can result from poor diet choices, limited exercise, high stress, or genetic predisposition. Heart disease, including heart attacks and clogged arteries, also results from inflammation in the cardiovascular system stemming from the Read more…

Integrated PracticesFibromyalgia: A Medical Perspective

Fibromyalgia is a chronic pain disorder that is difficult to treat by traditional methods. There is no test that confirms this diagnosis, which is based upon the following clinical criteria:1 widespread musculoskeletal pain for at least 3 months and2 excess tenderness in at least 11 of 18 predefined anatomic sites, Read more…

Integrated PracticesFibromyalgia: Alternative Treatment Options

Fibromylagia is a condition characterized by fatigue, body pain, sleep difficulties, and depression. To date, there are limited, successful treatment options to fully relieve the symptoms. The lack of successful treatment options is thoroughly frustrating to individuals with fibromyalgia. From a naturopathic perspective, the first part of a successful treatment Read more…

Integrated PracticesHyperbaric Oxygen Therapy: An Emerging Medical Modality

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The use of Hyperbaric Oxygen Chambers in medicine is noted as far back as the 1800’s. But for many of us, the words only conjure up the memory of a ‘weird’ Michael Jackson sleeping in one. The most noted beginning of Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy (HBOT) is from use by divers Read more…

Integrated PracticesNutritional Deficiencies Caused by Pharmaceutical Medications

Treatment for long-term conditions such as high blood pressure, high cholesterol, chronic pain and acid reflux, often includes pharmaceuticals taken over long periods of time, and potentially for a lifetime. While pharmaceuticals may be medically necessary, they often have unknown, adverse, or poorly understood health effects. Though it has been Read more…

Integrated PracticesComplementary Medicine & Cancer Care

A large percentage of people with cancer use some form of “complementary medicine,” which I define as a treatment, practice, or product that is used in conjunction with conventional cancer treatment. Most patients who use Complementary Medicine find that it appeals to their values and beliefs about health and life. Read more…