Often in medicine, a significant amount of focus is placed on physical symptoms that can be proven by test results. However, I have frequently seen emotional factors like stress and trauma exacerbate illness in my patients. It is a powerful component that could prevent patients from healing if left unaddressed.
Our experience with these cases has helped us find alternative therapies for patients that directly support trauma patterns and help work toward release.
On September 20th at 9:30am PST | 12:30 EST Dr. Nafysa Parpia will be speaking LIVE on the Healing Trauma and PTSD Super Summit with hosts Carolina Freitas & Fernanda Paiva.
A question that is often asked when patients are considering working with us is, “How does diet factor into the treatment plans?”
There are many reasons that dietary adjustments may need to be implemented as part of your treatment plan. However, this decision is very personal for each patient’s combination of symptoms or root cause illnesses.
For a broader look at how food can impact our health, we find that a significant benefit can be found in eating with the seasons, and knowing how different foods impact specific organs or body systems.
On Friday, September 29th at 1pm PT | 4 pm ET, Dr. Jamie Kunkle will be presenting a webinar on the benefits of eating local seasonal foods.
Insulin resistance, or Type 2 Diabetes, is not just about being overweight.
20% of thin people can have insulin resistance and not know it. (possible citation links at the bottom if needed) It’s a metabolic illness that starts with chronic inflammation in the liver, then continues into the fat cells. In the end, as fat cells accumulate and drive further insulin resistance, it spreads to the muscle. Insulin resistance in the muscle is what eventually becomes the elevated blood sugar that we measure.
I’ll go into detail on this and more during my talk with Beverly Yates, ND, the host of the Reversing Type 2 Diabetes Summit from October 3-9.
Almost all of my patients who have Chronic Lyme Disease also suffer from MCAS; in fact Lyme disease can actually trigger MCAS.
Lyme disease and MCAS cause similar symptomatology. Not only this, but the bacteria that causes Lyme also triggers mast cell degranulation (where the mast cells release their bioactive chemical mediators.) When mast cells become inappropriately triggered, which Chronic Lyme can do – almost anything can behave like an allergen.
During the upcoming Mastering Mast Cell Activation event from October 16-22, I’ll be speaking in depth about the many connections between Chronic Lyme and MCAS, and how I approach the very personal process of healing with my patients.
Fascia is a dynamic web of multidimensional connective tissue that surrounds and holds every organ, blood vessel, bone, nerve fiber and muscle in place.
As inflammation accumulates in the system, our tendons and ligaments can begin to stretch and even can begin to lose some integrity.
Structural integrity is something that often is overlooked in chronic illness.
However, when you have an understanding of the fascial system and the ways it could be causing your pain, you can start to alleviate years of tension, regain flexibility, prevent injury and optimize your health.
Learn all about how your fascia affects your health at the complimentary Fascia and Chronic Pain Rescue Summit from October 23-29.