The causes of fibromyalgia are complex, involving chronic inflammation and thyroid, HPTA-axis, and mitochondrial dysfunction. Treating fibromyalgia often requires comprehensive lifestyle and supplement support.
Adrian den Boer, ND, DC, IFMCP | December 6, 2023
Learn about fibromyalgia and how to treat it, including key nutraceuticals and the importance of a multidisciplinary team, in this patient case study.
Adrian den Boer, ND, DC, IFMCP | November 8, 2023
Let's broaden our focus on musculoskeletal pain and function to include how immune health and inflammation are influenced by the musculoskeletal system.
Adrian den Boer, ND, DC, IFMCP | October 11, 2023
Learn about drug-induced nutrient depletion associated with diabetes and blood pressure drugs that worsen neuropathy—plus nerve health support protocols.
Jeff Robins, RPh, FAARFM, ABAAHP | August 9, 2023
Studies show the bioactives in the natural turmeric matrix provide diverse benefits for osteoarthritis and joint health beyond those offered by traditional therapies, like intraarticular injections or oral medications.
Adrian den Boer, ND, DC, IFMCP | July 26, 2023
Supplemental collagen is for more than just healthy hair, skin and nails. Learn about the science behind collagen's multifaceted functions for musculoskeletal, gastrointestinal, immune, cardiovascular, EENT and oral health.
Claire Kacena, DC | May 10, 2023
Providing patient education is imperative. For patients experiencing pain, this must be carefully and intentionally delivered and timed to accommodate that individual's capacity, depending on where they are in their journey.
Adrian den Boer, ND, DC, IFMCP | October 12, 2022
In this article, we cover three broad recommendations for acute pain and inflammation as well as those for tissue and collagen repair.
Adrian den Boer, ND, DC, IFMCP | June 6, 2022
It was a typical Monday morning. I walked into one of our treatment rooms and encountered a fit, 53-year-old female patient in severe pain. She had severe right cervical pain that radiated into her right arm and hand. Her debilitating pain drastically...
Adrian den Boer, ND, DC, IFMCP | February 14, 2022
There's no doubt that your patients have either asked you about collagen or have started taking it on their own. As their health expert, it can be challenging to keep up with the latest trends and separate marketing hype from the actual efficacy of a product. Many clinicians want to know if there is science that supports collagen for skin health. In this post, we'll start with the basics of collagen and then get below the surface of research to give you the most up-to-date information on this popular supplement.
Frank Bodnar, DC, MS | October 16, 2021
Strontium (Sr) is an alkali earth metal, with characteristics very similar to that of calcium; though having an atomic weight nearly double that of calcium. First discovered in the 18th century, this trace element is found in ground water, ocean water and in various foods such as leafy green vegetables and some seafood. The ability for Sr to naturally accumulate in the bones of animals after being fed small doses was first published in 1870. However, it wasn't until the 1950s that human studies were first published.
Thomas G. Guilliams, PhD | January 16, 2021
Many people have heard of hyaluronic acid in beauty products, but few are familiar with this ingredient as a dietary supplement. We'll explore a few evidence-based benefits of hyaluronic acid (HA) as a supplement with some of the best uses based on the latest science.
Frank Bodnar, DC, MS | August 16, 2019
Chronic pain is a widespread, incapacitating and expensive condition. In the United States alone, an estimated 126 million adults reported some type of pain in the previous three months, with 25.3 million adults (11.2%) reporting daily (chronic) pain and 23.4 million (10.3%) describing intense pain.1 Chronic pain costs the United States an estimated $560 to $635 billion annually.1
Adrian den Boer, ND, DC, IFMCP | October 16, 2015
Your day begins as soon as you set foot in your office. Ten patient messages await your attention; an insurance denial on a patient's MRI beckons from your desk; one of your staff, who manages patient services and scheduling...
Adrian den Boer, ND, DC, IFMCP | February 16, 2015
From the pages of medical journals to the worried minds of family members watching loved ones suffer, the opioid crisis continues to permeate our society. Whether in chiropractic, allopathic or physical therapy offices, clinicians must focus on bringing awareness and solutions to patients concerned about physical pain and the very-real risk of addiction.
Adrian den Boer, ND, DC, IFMCP | August 16, 2014
According the CDC, NIH, and Institute of Medicine, more than 30% of Americans are living with some form of chronic or severe pain. To put this in perspective, 116 million Americans live in pain, compared to the 30.3 million who suffer from diabetes, 25.4 million who suffer from cancer...
Adrian den Boer, ND, DC, IFMCP | July 16, 2013