Prolotherapy FAQ

What is prolotherapy? Prolotherapy is a regenerative injection therapy that stimulates the body to repair inflamed and painful areas.  More specifically it involves the injection of dextrose, a sugar solution into painful areas to stimulate the body’s own repair mechanisms to strengthen and heal injured soft tissues.  In short, prolotherapy is used to strengthen ligaments and tendons. Ligament injury…

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Sleep and Menopause

Sleep difficulties and insomnia are a common problem among women during menopause due to hormonal fluctuations, hot flashes and night sweats which commonly interfere with a restful night’s sleep. According to a recent study, disturbed sleep is present in 40-70% of women in the menopausal transition.  Results of the study concluded that women with insomnia, compared…

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Endometriosis

What is Endometriosis?

Endometriosis is an inflammatory condition that is caused by endometrial tissue (the tissue that normally lines the uterus) that is displaced outside of the uterus and is reactive to hormones such as estrogen. The most common places to find endometrial deposits is in the abdominal cavity where it can grow on the inner layer of the abdominal wall, bladder, colon, the ovaries, and/or the fallopian tubes.

Because this tissue is still responsive to hormonal changes in the body each month the tissue will shed, or bleed when the body naturally would at the end of the cycle. When this shedding occurs, blood, which is trapped in the abdomen, causes inflammation and this causes much of the pain associated with endometriosis.

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Healthy Hearts

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  • Did you know 50% of people, who have had a heart attack, have normal LDL cholesterol. 1
  • Cardiovascular disease currently affects 1 in 3 adult Americans. 2
  • Clinical trials have shown that lowering LDL cholesterol reduces the risk of a cardiovascular event by only 25% on average, meaning that standard drug therapy fails to address 75% of a patient’s remaining or residual risk for cardiovascular events.3

Standard screening for cardiovascular disease is not good enough.

Dr. Schulz offers comprehensive testing to determine overall cardiovascular health and risk assessment.  Even if you exercise, eat well, and abstain from the known risk factors, it is still important to know your cholesterol and inflammatory profiles. Lifestyle certainly plays a key role in keeping you free from cardiovascular disease, but other players that you may not have direct control over such as hormones, genetics, and past environmental exposures can also contribute to increased risk.

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Fertility and Toxicity: The Powerful Effects of Endocrine Disruptors

Infertility, defined as the inability to conceive after 1 year of unprotected intercourse, is increasing. Fertility rates in the United States have been declining since 1980, reaching the lowest rate in 2009, at 64.1 per 1000 women aged 15 to 44, according to the National Vital Statistic Report published in 2010.  Genetic changes cannot explain this…

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Slow to Go?

Not your typical constipation

For roughly 15 years, Mary took laxatives or would drink senna tea to treat her chronic constipation. Even with the use of medications and supplements she only managed to have a bowel movement (with great difficulty) on some days.

Mary was only 42 years old and sought help from various practitioners for her problem, but was always offered laxatives and told to eat more fiber or drink more fluids, which often left her feeling bloated and uncomfortable.  Even light meals would often cause problems.

Most everyone has suffered from constipation at some point in life. Constipation is so common that after some time people come to accept it as a part of their lives and stop seeking a solution.

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Acid Reflux

acid reflux fixMost of us have seen the commercials for antacids; you know the one which portraits a large man is sitting on a stool in café holding his chest in pain after eating his lunch consisting mostly of fried foods? Then someone comes to the rescue and hands him some antacid and he is instantly better and able to continue on to dessert. No questions about it, antacids almost always offer some temporary relief, but why not avoid the situation all together?

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Top 6 Processed Foods to Avoid

Top 6 Processed Foods to Avoid

In a time when convenience foods rule, and there are a variety of fad diets to choose from (or be confused by) it is nice to have a basic understanding of what truly is healthy and what absolutely should be avoided.  Have you ever heard the expression, “Shop the perimeter of the grocery store for the healthiest options”? While it is true that this is where the freshest foods reside, even those healthy otherwise healthy foods can be tainted with chemicals and/or heavy metals or simply have additives that don’t belong in your body.  Below is a short list of foods to avoid.  I make a point to keep these out of my family’s diet.

1. Diet sodas

The problem: Artificial sweeteners such as sucralose, saccharin, aspartame, neotame, and acesulfame K, are not food. The safety data on these sweeteners is shrouded in controversy. Independent research strongly suggests that when these are metabolized in the body, they can cause some severe health issues and problems related to metabolism and weight gain. Aspartame has been linked to neurological diseases as it breaks down into phenylalanine, which affects neurotransmitters and can lead to seizures, migraine headaches, vision changes, depression, and even brain cancer. Others have been linked to bladder cancer, bowel diseases, and other digestive complaints. Also, these sweeteners alter gut bacteria leading to glucose intolerance and weight gainprocessed foods to avoid

The Solution: If you’re craving a soda but want to avoid artificial sweeteners and preservatives found in most popular brands, try the alternative sodas such as Zevia, or try the fermented tea Kombucha.   You may also find that if it’s the fizz your missing sparkling water with a splash of juice or lemon will also do the trick.

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Top 10 Ways to Balance Blood Sugar Naturally & Lose Weight

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Balancing your blood sugar is important, not just for preventing insulin resistance, but also for losing and maintaining weight. Lowering insulin also has been shown to affect mood, sleep, appetite control, and prevention of chronic disease including cardiovascular disease and cancer.

Try introducing these 10 guidelines into your life and notice how much better you feel in just a couple days!

10 Ways to Balance your Blood Sugar

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