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Stinky People, Odor Sensitivities & Ammonia Toxicity

Do You Stink! Do you have Odor Sensitivities? It may be the Ammonia. Are you tired of putting on deodorant and antiperspirant to cover up your smell? Do you always keep a little cologne or perfume with you?  Ever wondered why some people smell more than others?  Do you have any neurological symptoms that are random or you can’t seem to figure out? Two of the major reasons why you or someone you know might smell like a used sock in a high school football [...]

30 Day Barefoot Challenge – Learn to Walk Naturally

30 Day Barefoot Challenge – Learn to Walk Naturally The month of November I invite you to join me in a 30 day barefoot challenge. A challenge to regain your health, specifically your foot health. THE CHALLENGE Step 1.  Find 20 feet of gravel or rocks.  (If you have super sensitive feet, try starting with sand, dirt, asphalt or sidewalks) Step 2.  Walk 20 feet in rocks for 30 days straight.  That’s it!  If you have only 10 feet of gravel, then walk it twice. [...]

Is Peanut Butter Healthy? – Nutrition Bites

Is peanut butter healthy? Once you start diving into the details of peanut butter, the question arises, Is peanut butter health? Have you ever had apples with peanut butter, celery with peanut butter or bacon with peanut butter? Peanut butter can be a delicious treat, but is it healthy? The answer is…it depends on the person and on the peanut. The Person We have all heard of the health benefits of fish oil.  Why are they beneficial?  Mostly it is because of fatty acids called [...]

Facet Syndrome – Should you get a Medial Branch Block?

Pain management centers are popping up left and right and one of the most common treatments for neck and low back pain is a treatment called radio-frequency ablation therapy.  Before ablation therapy is performed, usually the doctors perform a procedure known as a medial branch block.  The question is, is this treatment right for you? The medial branch nerves are the nerves that supply your facet joints in the spine. (see image)  The facet joints are the primary joints that restrict you if you try [...]

Full Fat, 2% or Skim? – Nutrition Bites

RAW AND LOW TEMP PASTEURIZED MILK VS HIGH TEMP AND ULTRA PASTEURIZED MILK Should you drink whole fat, 2% milk or skim milk? The question has popped into all of our minds at some time while shopping.  So what should you be drinking? HIGH TEMPERATURE PASTEURIZATION – In high temperature pasteurization the milk is heated to 161 degrees for 30 seconds.  The problem is that anything above 150 degrees in temperature denatures proteins, kills enzymes and kills most beneficial probiotics.  Denatured protein can cause irritable [...]

Hidden Sources of Jaw Pain – Effective TMJ Treatments

TMJ & TMD Temporomandibular joint syndrome (often called TMD, temporomandibular joint dysfunction) can be a tricky condition to treat.  You or someone you know, may have suffered for years or even decades with minimal answers.  Just like any other condition, I believe a holistic full body treatment plan that considers multiple potential root causes provides the best short and long term solution to jaw pain. Given how complex the TMJ is, finding the right doctor or group of doctors to help you may be the [...]

Got Low Testosterone?

Got Low Testosterone?   Testosterone injections and anything that increases testosterone is the craze right now.  This, along with other things like allergies, infertility and autism are definitely on the rise.  But why?  We all know that as we age, there will be a slight decrease in male hormones specifically testosterone and everything else associated with male hormones like libido and muscle strength, but in healthy individuals these changes should not normally occur until age 40 or 50. Unfortunately, it is becoming more and more [...]

NNA 006 – Autoimmune Disease with Dr. David Brady

Autoimmune Disease w/ Dr. David Brady   David M. Brady, ND, DC, CCN, DACBN Dr. David M. Brady has over 22-years of experience and was originally trained as a chiropractic physician. He went on to study naturopathic medicine and is a licensed naturopathic medical physician in both Connecticut and Vermont.  He is also board certified clinical nutritionist. He currently serves as the Vice Provost for the Division of Health Sciences, Interim Dean of the College of Naturopathic Medicine, and Director of the Human Nutrition Institute at [...]

Solanine Toxicity – The Dark Side of Nightshades

Nightshades Contain Solanine While the word “nightshade” has become more common in the Paleo and Autoimmune communities, there is still a large group of my patients that are surprised to hear that they may have a sensitivity to nightshades and/or solanines.  In fact, you may have never even heard of a solanine.  This isn’t their/your fault, most of these foods are considered healthy and can have many beneficial uses if you don’t have a sensitivity to solanines. What is a Solanine? The main chemical component [...]

NNA 005 – Female Hormones, PMS & Carbohydrate Threshold

Female Hormones, PMS & Carbohydrate Threshold In this episode we cover: Female Hormone Cycles PMS Symptoms Cortisol and Stress Infertility The most common female hormone pattern Show Notes https://drhoustonanderson.com/nna005 Guest interview with Functional Medicine Physician, Dr. Justin Marchegiani.   Resources mentioned by Dr. Justin Marchegiani http://www.justinhealth.com http://www.fixyourthyroid.com Podcast - Beyond Wellness Radio The Disappearing Male (http://topdocumentaryfilms.com/the-disappearing-male/) If you have any additional questions regarding female hormones, please contact Dr. Anderson and schedule a free consult online.  He will be able to review any lab work you [...]

Histamine Intolerance Symptoms and Natural Treatment

Histamine Intolerance Natural Treatments Anti-histamines like Zyrtec, Allegra and Benadryl have almost become staples in every American's medicine cabinet.  (Even though they cause liver damage.) Whether its seasonal allergies or food allergies most people are familiar with the relief one gets from taking an antihistamine. In the case of histamine intolerance, medications often seem to do little about the symptoms associated with it. This is especially true when someone is dealing with food intolerances related to histamine intolerance. What most people don’t know is that [...]

NNA 004 – Plantar Fasciitis and Pain Killers

The Natural. Not Alternative Podcast - Episode #4 Plantar Fasciitis and Pain Killers   Plantar Fasciitis is becoming more and more common in my office, in this episode we cover: Why masking symptoms often fails How and why NSAIDs can slow recovery Why stress may be the #1 reason you have foot pain Press and hold link to visit the page Show Notes Page -https://www.drhoustonanderson.com/nna004 Plantar Fasciitis - Article #1 https://drhoustonanderson.com/why-plantar-fasciitis-treatments-fail-part-1/ Plantar Fasciitis - Article #2 https://drhoustonanderson.com/why-plantar-fasciitis-treatments-fail-part-2/ Questions? Contact [email protected] Product Links:   The only 3 stress [...]

3 Common Micronutrient Deficiencies & Should You Take A Multi-Vitamin?

Are Multi-Vitamins a Waste of Money? So let’s get this out of the way...Unlike most natural practitioners (and against my financial advisors recommendation :-) ), I usually don’t recommend/sell a multi-vitamin for most of my patients. Why is that?  Well it’s because most people that eat a paleo-type, whole foods and nutrient rich diet, don’t actually need them.  I have tested thousands of nutrients on patients and less than half of 1% need the same nutrient for over a few weeks to a month and [...]

4 Common Causes of IT Band Syndrome

ITBS (iliotibial band syndrome) is a top 10 running injury that is often chalked up to overuse and tightness of the IT band, but if you are someone that has suffered from ITBS, you know that stretching the tissue and decreasing use very rarely seems to help. Now, you may feel better after rolling your IT Band, but if you have to roll your IT Band every day or stretch every day prior to running, you really aren’t fixing anything, you are simply putting the [...]

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