Integrative Health Blog

Unresolved Chronic Pain or Health Issues: What Are You Missing?

Posted by on Wed, Jan 25, 2017

Every one of us is probably experiencing some type of pain or medical condition in our lives, and some are more difficult to treat than others.  Some resolve quickly, like a cold or sore muscles after a good work out at the gym. Other issues may continue to fester for years, or even decades, with no resolution in sight.

In the search for answers to unresolved pain or health issues, we may go from doctor to doctor searching for a solution, or we may decide it is something we can handle on our own.  Some of us never start the search for a solution because we make excuses (age, work, time, stress, money) and don’t make the time to take care of ourselves. At any rate, we will never get resolution to pain or health issues by looking for just one answer, unless we happen to be very lucky.  With over 17 years of practicing chiropractic care, I have observed that three main factors influence unresolved pain and chronic health issues. Each area needs to be explored so that the root cause(s) can be addressed and you can begin to heal.

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Tags: chronic pain, chiropractic

An Integrative Concept and Approach to Cancer

Posted by on Mon, Jan 09, 2017

Here at National integrated Health Associates (NIHA) we have a dynamic team of doctors and health practitioners involved in our Integrative Cancer Program. We integrate modern medical science with living wisdom from generations around the world to provide specialized care from cancer prevention to all stages of cancer treatment.

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Tags: cancer, integrative cancer treatment

Top Integrative Health Blogs of 2016

Posted by on Wed, Jan 04, 2017

An important part of our mission at National Integrated Health Associates (NIHA) is to educate the public about an integrative approach to medicine and dentistry. Integrative health focuses on the whole person, using therapeutic approaches and therapies to achieve optimal health and healing.

NIHA'S Integrative Health blog delivers quality health advice and content on interesting and timely medical issues, dental issues that may affect the whole body, nutrition, detoxification, and the underlying causes of imbalance in the body. Oh, and we have wonderful, healthy recipes too.

Here are the top articles from NIHA'S Integrative Health Blog:

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Tags: integrative health

Sugar: Hidden Ingredient and Healthy Alternatives

Posted by on Wed, Dec 28, 2016

Most of us know that eating too much sugar is bad for us. Sugar promotes acidity in the body which provides a breeding ground for illness and disease. Rising rates of sugar consumption over decades has contributed to increasing rates of candida, obesity, insulin resistance and diabetes, adrenal fatigue, metabolic imbalances, liver toxicity, cancer, vitamin and mineral deficiencies and a range of health conditions.

When your body craves sugar, it usually signals a high level of candida, which provides an internal acidic, environment in which bacteria and fungus, and ultimately disease, grows. Unfortunately, most people don’t know how to combat sugar cravings and don’t realize that many of the processed foods they consume every day disguise sugar on labels with names such as high fructose corn syrup, sucrose, maltose and dextrose. When you constantly feed your body sugar, which is acid-forming, your taste buds can become addicted to the taste and crave more sugar! On the other hand, as you feed your body alkaline-forming foods and beverages, your taste buds will crave less sugar and you will feel better.

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Tags: insulin resistance, diabetes, sugar

The Power of Story: What Story Are You Telling?

Posted by on Tue, Dec 20, 2016

In this season of celebration in religious traditions, we hear ancient and sacred stories, each of which shares powerful lessons.  As we hear these powerful stories, I invite us to reflect on the messages we are weaving through the stories of our lives. 

Diwali, the Festival of Lights, along with Hanukkah, and Christmas, all celebrate stories in which light overcame darkness in some way.   These ancient celebrations lift us up through the power of sacred story.  I invite you to see your life as telling a story, which can also lift people up through the power of the sacred and archetypal patterns of your life.

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Tags: emotional wellbeing

What Supplements Should I Take While Traveling?

Posted by on Mon, Dec 19, 2016

That is a great question!

In my experience, the last thing people want to do is lug a big bag of supplements on holiday or vacation. (See my previous post, Am I Taking Too Many Supplements?) And there is some evidence that we respond better to supplements if we pulse them, in other words, take supplements, then stop for a while, then resume taking them. If this is true then why not take a personal holiday combined with a supplement holiday?

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Tags: digestive health, supplements, wellness coach

What to Look For in a Wellness Coach

Posted by on Tue, Dec 13, 2016

If we search the internet and look for a wellness coach, there are a plethora of advertisements for wellness coaches, life coaches and health coaches. To some extent the terms are used interchangeably- but there are indeed differences.

Health coaches work with what the name implies: health and fitness.

Life coaches work mainly with career, finances and relationships, but in some instances are wellness coaches that have “rebranded” themselves.

Wellness coaches  are trained to work with clients on any aspect of their lives that they want to address. While life coaches and health coaches will generally tell you what to do, wellness coaches try to help you find what is inside you to help you reach your goals.

So it sounds a bit confusing, and indeed it is. The truth is that there is very little regulation in the field of coaching, and anyone can call himself a coach. So, where to begin?

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Tags: wellness coach

Ceramic Dental Implants to Replace Missing Teeth are Critical for Aesthetics and Health

Posted by on Mon, Dec 05, 2016

Dental Implants:  An Important Development

Teeth are critical for overall health, not just for aesthetics.   Teeth structure and alignment affect the nervous system, digestive system, immune system, structural alignment and so much more.

Teeth can be lost due to infection, decay, accident, orthodontics, a disrupted bite or even for aesthetic reasons.

Missing teeth that are not replaced can  negatively affect the overall bite, which in turn can affect structural alignment of the jaw and even our sleep.  Without replacing the missing tooth the neighboring teeth will move into that space, altering the way your teeth come together. That altered bite can change jaw alignment, blood flow to the brain as well as alter the nervous system function of the head and neck. Most of these missing teeth should be replaced to restore the bite for long term health and body  alignment.

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Tags: ceramic dental implant, holistic dentistry, biological dentist

Gift Certificates for the Gift of Health

Posted by on Sat, Dec 03, 2016

Give a gift that shows you care!

National Integrated Health Associates is offering gift certificates for the holiday season.

This is a great opportunity to introduce a friend or loved one to an  integrative medical approach to health issues or disease management, or get a comprehensive holistic dental examination. Or maybe it is time for you to focus on your own health and work with a wellness coach, try the infrared sauna, or schedule an acupuncture or chiropractic appointment.

And, the more you spend, the more you save toward your visit.  Read More

Presence and The Art of Making Contact with Others

Posted by on Tue, Nov 29, 2016

How to Make Friends and Keep Them

Safe interpersonal connection and social interaction is the essence of any therapeutic and medical communication. More importantly, it is also the essence of all human interaction! Your business deals, your marriage, your social life, the connection with your kids, even your ability to play sports are based on a very complex set of brain-body interactions. They are hardwired into us and – from the background - govern every aspect of our social behavior.

This month my class will focus our conversation on social engagement and “how to make friends and keep them”. You will learn why having great interpersonal rapport is good for you and your overall health.

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Tags: emotional wellbeing