Acupuncture and Naturopathic Medicine treat many of the same ailments that conventional medicine can but without the synthetic medications or invasive procedures often prescribed. Dr. Lisanti approaches each patient as a whole by using acupuncture, botanical medicine, nutraceutical supplementation, clinical nutrition and more. From challenges such as weight reduction, back pain, allergies and infertility to depression, irritable bowel syndrome (IBS), smoking cessation and heart disease, treatment will target the root of the problem to prevent its return. Check the list below for the condition you may be confronted with and set up an appointment with Dr. Lisanti to review your options. If you do not see your particular ailment, give Dr. Lisanti a call just the same as there is a high probability that he can create a specific program just for you.

MUSCULOSKELETAL

  • Sports Injury Rehabilitation
    Overuse and/or poor form can often end in a painful sports injury. Whether it is runner’s knee, tennis elbow or swimmer’s shoulder, certain aspects of the body’s energy channels need to be re-adjusted…Learn More
  • Arthritis
    Arthritis is the breakdown of cartilage which would otherwise support a joint where two bones meet. Eventually bone on bone friction can result with little or no fluid protection as well as limited soft tissue. Minor or extreme pain, along with limited mobility arises creating great discomfort…Learn More
  • Back Pain
    Back pain is the result of structural trauma, muscular dehydration, disease and more. Sports injuries, repetitive use syndrome, age degeneration, kidney stones and bone loss can all contribute to back pain. However, most pain is due to mechanical or non-organic causes such as ligament pulls, strained muscles, irritated joints and ruptured disks…Learn More
  • Neck Pain
    Neck pain is the result of slight discomfort to stabbing, radiating pain in one or more structures including muscle, nerves or vertebrae. The intricate cushioning between the vertebrae can also affect the health of the neck as they may slip, bulge, impinge or degenerate. Other causes of neck pain may come from the head, jaw, shoulders or upper arms…Learn More
  • Carpal Tunnel
    Carpal tunnel syndrome (CTS) is described as pressure on the median nerve which runs through the carpal tunnel supplying feeling to the hand and fingers. Pain resonates from the wrist, to the elbow, hand and into the fingers. It can present in the form of numbness, tingling, stabbing, weakness or extreme all around pain throughout the hand, wrist and elbow…Learn More
  • Tendonitis
    Tendons are fibrous structures that connect muscle to bone. They sustain high amounts of activity and pressure which can often result in pulls and tears. Tendonitis is the swelling, inflammation and irritation of the tendon due to overuse, trauma, age and sometimes systemic disease such as rheumatoid arthritis…Learn More
  • Hip and Knee Pain
    Hip and knee pain is often caused by wear and tear of the surrounding cartilage and tendons due to age, trauma, sports injury or disease. This degeneration can eventually result in the bones rubbing against one another creating inflammation and pain. Also, because of the intricate movement associated with the ball and socket hip and the hinge-like knee, when one is weakened the other can soon follow…Learn More
  • Shoulder and Wrist Pain
    Similar to the hip and knee, shoulder and wrist pain can occur when one joint is challenged by sports injury, age, trauma or disease and the other joint weakens as a result. It can be cartilage breakdown, a ligament tear, tendon pull, painful bursar sac formation or bone on bone friction which all cause inflammation and pain…Learn More
  • Athletic Performance Enhancement
    Athletic performance enhancement is the use of an outside source to improve an athlete’s on field capability exponentially. It can include rapid muscle mass growth, mind training, lung expansion and advanced circulatory expansion. Because of these results an athlete can surpass competitors and quickly proceed to a higher level of athletic execution…Learn More
  • Sciatica
    The sciatic nerve starts in the lower spine running through the pubic region and down the bi-lateral posterior legs. It is responsible for controlling the muscles of the back of the knee and lower leg providing sensation to back of the thigh, the lower leg, back and parts of the foot. Sciatica results from the impingement to this nerve either by a structural injury such as a slipped disk, sports injury and fatigue, piriformis syndrome, pelvic injury or disease such as tumors…Learn More
  • Disk Herniation
    When the disk cushioning that sits between the spinal vertebrae is moved beyond its normal position it can become herniated. This often results in mild to extreme leg and back pain as well as weakness of the musculature of the lower extremities. Pain from a herniated disk radiates from the nerves alongside each disk due to impingement. Causes can come from sports injury, a fall, traumatic event or any number of degenerative diseases such as osteoporosis…Learn More
  • Muscle Atrophy
    Is the wasting or loss of muscle tissue which can be caused by lack of use, injury or disease. Lack of use can come from a sedentary job, no exercise, a sport or accidental injury or a medical condition that limits movement. Symptoms usually present as stooped posture, back pain, poor balance, Achilles tendon contracture, rigid spine, considerable weakness as well as a visual comparison showing reduced musculature…Learn More
  • Spasms and Twitches
    Spasms and twitches are odd to experience with their unpredictable location and duration. These involuntary contractions are muscular irregularities called fasciculations. They often occur in single nerve fiber muscle groups which usually affect a small, localized area. Muscle cramps are different inasmuch that they target a larger muscle group and denser area. Usually not serious, spasms and twitches can sometimes be attributed to dehydration, a nutritional deficiency, sports injury, trauma, nerve disorder or a side effect of a particular drug…Learn More

NEUROLOGICAL

  • Headaches / Migraines
    A headache comes in all varieties and sizes but it is mainly defined as pain in the region of the head or neck. A migraine is a more serious headache that not only possesses a deep, pulsing discomfort but may also affect the vision, smell, hearing and induce nausea. Some other headaches can be described as sinus, cluster, tension and orbital (in an around the eyes)…Learn More
  • Stroke / Paralysis
    A stroke is when the blood supply to the brain is impeded or there is a blood vessel that bursts in the brain flooding the spaces between the brain cells. When blood flow is interrupted the brain cells die, when a vessel bursts brain cells inadvertently become damaged and also die. Symptoms of a stroke can begin slowly and then, eventually wreak havoc. These would include numbness weakness and paralysis often on one side of the body; confusion; trouble speaking and blurred vision…Learn More
  • Post-operative Pain
    Post-operative pain has a wide variety of symptoms including inflammation, bleeding, nausea, scar tissue and immobility. In addition, strong medications are often prescribed to dull such pain as well as relax muscles and reduce inflammation. Post-operative pain can start as early as anesthetic withdrawal in the recovery room or present symptoms a day after surgery. Either way it can be a challenging path…Learn More
  • Bladder Dysfunction
    Bladder dysfunction which is also known as voiding dysfunction is characterized as an abnormality of the filling and emptying of the bladder. This can be caused by muscle weakness in the bladder wall, pelvic floor or sphincter muscles which control the starting and stopping of urine flow. Neurological impairment, prostate abnormality and medication side effects can also contribute to this condition. Symptoms include: strong urination urges, repeated urination, weak stream, incomplete emptying and frequent UTI’s…Learn More
  • Multiple Sclerosis
    Multiple sclerosis is a debilitating autoimmune disease that affects the brain and spinal cord. Although it can present at any age and to any gender, most affected are women between twenty and forty years old. The disease attacks and destroys the myelin sheath covering nerve cells thus disrupting or stopping nerve impulses. Many parts of the body become afflicted creating symptoms that cause extreme muscle weakness, loss of balance, vision failure and more…Learn More

GYNECOLOGICAL

  • Menopausal Symptoms
    When a woman’s ovulation cycle no longer functions and estrogen levels decrease she has entered menopause. Menopausal symptoms include night sweats, mood swings, vaginal dryness, joint pain, weight gain and hot flashes. These can be mild to severe and last two or three months or several years…Learn More
  • Infertility
    Infertility is the inability to conceive; the inability to become pregnant. This can be the result from a woman’s eggs unable to become fertilized or the  man not having enough fertile and healthy sperm. It can also result from a medical condition, tobacco/drug/alcohol abuse, age, environmental influence, stress or an accident. Infertility comes in two categories: primary and secondary…Learn More
  • PMS
    Pre-menstrual syndrome is a woman’s physical and mental reaction to the process of their menstrual cycle. When a woman’s egg is not fertilized approximately once a month it and the uterus lining are shed or menstruated in the form of blood. During this phase, particularly the luteal phase (high progesterone), a woman can experience mild to radical bodily and psychological symptoms. These include breast tenderness, bloating, dizziness, irritability, depression and fatigue…Learn More
  • PCOS
    PCOS is polycystic ovary syndrome, a condition of an imbalance of the female sex hormones. It can cause: changes in the skin (acne), irregular menstrual cycle, ovarian cysts, result in difficulty getting pregnant, insulin resistance, excessive androgenic (masculizing) hormones, obesity and more. PCOS can affect women in their reproductive age from 12-45 and is considered one of the major causes of female sub-fertility…Learn More
  • Fibroids
    Uterine fibroids are benign (non-cancerous) tumors that develop in a female’s uterus (womb). It is estimated that 1 in 5 women will develop uterine fibroids anytime within their childbearing years with half of women having fibroids by age 50. They are more common in African American than Caucasian women and symptoms include bleeding between menstrual cycles, excessive urination and pain during intercourse…Learn More
  • Ovarian Cysts
    Ovarian cysts are fluid filled sacs that develop on one or both ovaries. Many women develop them throughout their lifetime with little or no symptoms and they usually disappear on their own. However, in some cases they can present complications, especially if they grow and rupture. If the follicle, where the egg sits, fails to remove the egg during menstruation the fluid can remain and form a cyst…Learn More
  • Menstrual Cycle Disorders
    Menstrual cycle disorders can present in a variety of ways which may include bloating, fluid retention, excessive heavy bleeding, skipped cycles, bi or unilateral ovary pain, breast tenderness and more. Some common disorders are known as amenorrhea, dysmenorrhea, menorrhagia, metrorrhagia and pms (pre-menstrual syndromes.)…Learn More
  • Endometriosis
    Endometriosis is the chronic disease of the growth of tissue called endometrium outside of its usual location along the uterine walls. It is commonly found throughout the abdominal viscera but rare instances of it appearing on the bladder, bowel, lungs and even the arm or thigh have been reported. Endometriosis can cause a variety of symptoms including pain during intercourse, the menstrual cycle and voiding of the bowels, fatigue, infertility and other gastrointestinal discomfort…Learn More

RESPIRATORY

  • Bronchitis
    Bronchitis is an acute or chronic condition that causes the lining of the bronchial tube to become inflamed and irritated. The bronchial tube, which carries air to and from the lungs, generally develops acute bronchitis when challenged by a virus, however a secondary infection can develop from bacteria. It is one of the most prominent health conditions, often caused by respiratory illness or smoking…Learn More
  • Sinusitis
    Sinusitis is the inflammatory result of a viral, fungal, allergen, medical anomaly such as a deviated septum, environmental, parasitical (dust mites) or bacterial infection within the sinus cavity. In the catacomb-like bony structure of the interior sinus (cheeks, eyes, behind the forehead nasal cavity), there are many air-filled spaces lined with healthy mucous to keep the area stable, so it is can properly drain and allow air to circulate. When these become inflamed symptoms can range from headache, congestion and mucous discharge to a sore throat, post-nasal drip, bad breath and fatigue…Learn More
  • Asthma
    There are several types of clinically diagnosed asthma along with various symptoms. The main form of asthma is bronchial however other forms include exercise, work and pediatric related conditions. Asthma causes the airway passages as well as the actually air sacs of the lungs to swell and narrow resulting in challenged breathing. Symptoms include wheezing, coughing, reduced stamina, fatigue and more…Learn More
  • Allergies
    Allergies are adverse immune reactions albeit through the sinuses, skin, upper respiratory region, gastrointestinal tract and more to an environmental factor, food, animal, etc. Allergies affect each individual differently but symptoms can include hives, rashes, inflammation, breathing difficulty, runny nose, scratchy throat, diarrhea, headache, burning itching eyes and stomach cramps. Allergies are usually an annoying, harmless reaction however in severe cases such as peanut allergies they can be life threatening…Learn More
  • Common Cold
    There are many different varieties of the common cold which are more often than not due to a viral infection. This means that they must run their course and that only symptoms can be addressed. Symptoms include: runny nose, cough, nasal congestion, headache, sore throat, body aches and sneezing to name a few. If left untreated the common cold can usually burn itself out however more serious conditions can sometimes occur…Learn More
  • Flu
    Influenza is described as a viral infection that can take over the respiratory system (nose, throat, sinuses, lungs, etc.) Symptoms are vast ranging from chills, fever and muscle aches to nasal congestion, sore throat and fatigue. The flu is contracted by breathing in air droplets left by a sneeze or cough as well as touching an infected surface and then touching your eyes, nose or mouth…Learn More

EMOTIONAL

  • Depression
    Depression can range from a mild struggle with sadness that dissipates over time to a lifelong challenge of daily feelings of debilitation. It is a condition that possesses the power to interfere with everyday activities resulting in a myriad of emotional trials including fatigue, lethargy, anger, loss, self-hate, hopelessness, insomnia, appetite swings and in some cases feelings of suicide…Learn More
  • Anxiety
    There are many forms of anxiety that can suddenly appear in your life. They can affect the mind, body and your outside world including your family, job and overall happiness. It can be small repetitive challenges such as being nervous about various factors that will eventually change in the short term enabling your anxiety to dissipate. However, more serious conditions can manifest such as panic, obsessive-compulsive, post-traumatic stress, social anxiety, phobias and general anxiety disorders…Learn More
  • Stress / Irritability
    Stress and irritability go hand-in-hand inasmuch that the way the body and mind react to stress makes up a long list of irritable and sometimes medically serious conditions. When stress presents itself some people’s brains can experience a kind of emotional storm sending out emergency signals for the body to respond in a variety of ways. These include involuntary muscle contractions (especially around the face, neck, upper and lower back), digestive challenges, insomnia, hypertension, a compromised immune system, and adrenal burnout…Learn More
  • Insomnia
    Insomnia is a disorder of the sleep cycle described as difficulty sleeping and/or remaining asleep. It comes in two forms, acute (sudden, with a short duration) or chronic (constant and ongoing). Symptoms as a result of not sleeping or intermittent sleep include a lack of refreshed, refueled energy, fatigue, irritability, lack of concentration, memory challenge, compromised immune system and sometimes even a potential for accidents especially when operating machinery…Learn More
  • Postpartum Depression
    Postpartum Depression is the onset of mild to severe depression within three months or even up to one year after a woman gives birth. Not every woman experiences this reaction but those who do face a challenging struggle that is often hormone related. Non-hormone related postpartum depression can be the cause of so many factors after giving birth such as residual weight gain, pain from birth or cesarean, lack of sleep and loss of identity to name a few…Learn More

DIGESTIVE

  • Abdominal Pain
    Because your gastrointestinal tract is associated with so many aspects of your health, it is no wonder that at one time or another you or someone you know may have experienced abdominal pain.  A vast majority of this type of pain is often not serious and can easily be diagnosed and treated. However, there are some conditions that include abdominal pain as a warning sign…Learn More
  • General Digestive Concerns
    General digestive concerns are associated with anything having to do with gastrointestinal disorders that may be challenging your everyday well-being. From difficulty breaking down certain foods, unexplained pain, excessive gas and more, these challenges can be difficult, debilitating and even sometimes embarrassing. Causes of general digestive concerns are diet, pharmaceutical medicines, stress, anatomical anomalies or disease…Learn More
  • Constipation
    Constipation is the struggle associated with completing a healthy bowel movement. Experiencing difficulty emptying the large colon or not being able to complete a healthy movement for three days or more is constipation. It is a condition that many people have experienced at one time or another with women and the elderly particularly susceptible…Learn More
  • Diarrhea
    Bowel movements should be solid and easy to produce. When stool is loose and watery you are suffering with diarrhea. This reaction is often due to diet or medicine that may impede a normal digestive process but can also manifest as a result of emotional stress. Most people experience diarrhea a few times per year and it only lasts a day or two without any serious concern. However, if diarrhea is more prevalent it could be an indication of something that may need more attention…Learn More
  • Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS)
    Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS) is a condition that is a chronic but functional gastrointestinal disorder. It is accompanied by cramping, abdominal pain, constipation and/or diarrhea as well as excessive bloating. It is such a common diagnoses that it is estimated it afflicts twenty-percent or one in five Americans with women under the age of thirty-five most affected…Learn More
  • Inflammatory Bowel Disease (IBD)
    Inflammatory Bowel Disease (IBD) is often referred to as colitis, enteritis or portcullis and is a chronic disorder that results in the inflammation and ulceration of the large and/or small intestines. It is believed to be an autoimmune disorder but currently there is no hard evidence suggesting a specific cause or conventional medical cure. Symptoms include frequent abdominal pain, diarrhea, constipation, weight loss, rectal bleeding, joint pain, fever, loss of appetite and skin problems…Learn More
  • Indigestion / Hyperacidity
    Indigestion/Hyperacidity, which is also known as acid dyspepsia, describes the uncomfortable, feeling you get in your gut after a meal or from certain medications. Symptoms include belching, feeling bloated, burning, abdominal pain, acidic taste, nausea and sometimes vomiting. The term acid reflux has overtaken the term indigestion and has even morphed into its own medical disease described as the acronym GERD which stands for gastro esophageal (acid) reflux…Learn More

OTHER CONDITIONS

  • Addictions
    Addiction is the continued, often uncontrollable feeling of the use of mood altering substances and/or continued behavioral patterns ignoring any negative results, physical, interpersonal, financial or otherwise that may ensue. This differs from a habit inasmuch that a habit can be managed and controlled. Addiction can manifest in the often expected arena of drugs (street or legal) or alcohol but can also be driven by such things as gambling, exercise, tobacco, religion, food or sex. Symptoms of addiction include a wide range of responses however they all have one common goal, short-term reward…Learn More
  • Drug, Alcohol, Smoking
    Whether it is a habit, addiction or reliance, being challenged by drug, alcohol, smoking related vices can eventually take its toll on your system as well as significantly affect your quality of life. Fortunately, barring a serious addiction that often requires intense intervention and commitment, a habit or reliance on these three choices has the highest success rate of reparation due to the fact that the individual has the most control over quitting…Learn More
  • ADHD
    Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) is a combined challenge regarding struggles with focus, physical and/or mental over-activity and impulse issues. An ADHD clinical diagnosis is determined when one or all of these symptoms present as out-of-control. Although this condition can afflict adults it is often associated with approximately 3-5% school age children and targets more boys than girls according to The U.S. National Library of Medicine…Learn More
  • Anti-aging
    Anti-Aging consists of a variety of remedies, devices or diets that attempt to retard our aging process. Aging manifests as facial wrinkles, memory loss, dental challenges, age spots, weak vision, joint pain and more. Some people concede to these challenges as simply part of growing old while others do anything they can to keep it at bay…Learn More
  • Autoimmune Diseases
    There are more than 80 different autoimmune diseases. These are defined as the immune system mistakenly striking and overcoming healthy body tissue. In a healthy person, harmful substances called antigens, which can be bacteria, toxins, viruses and/or cancer cells, are managed by white blood cells. In a person with an autoimmune disorder, the body does not recognize these antigens from healthy tissue and therefore allows them to take over…Learn More
  • Cancer Support
    Cancer support is essential when challenged by any form of this disease. Not only is cancer a difficult physical path but it can affect everything from your daily mental health to all other aspects around you including your occupation, your friends and your family. Many organizations offer support in different capacities to help you cope. There is psychological support as well as conventional medicine which may use varied drugs to assist with pain and side effects. Cancer support can also be found through alternative means in the form of acupuncture and naturopathic medicine…Learn More
  • Candida
    Candida is a species of yeast-fungi that can affect various parts of the body including the mouth, skin and genitalia however it can also present as yeast overgrowth within the digestive system. Some believe that this overgrowth can breach the intestinal wall causing the immune system to react resulting in symptoms such as mood swings, fogginess, compromised concentration, headaches, a craving for sweets, memory challenge and possibly a link to fibromyalgia…Learn More
  • Chemical Sensitivities
    Chemical sensitivities can be caused by a wide variety of outside synthetic and sometimes even naturally occurring substances you may come in contact with. These are commonly referred to as xenobiotics or toxins. In some cases, you may not even know you are being affected by toxins and spend unnecessary time and money trying to quell physical or mental symptoms that could otherwise be healed by simply looking at your environment rather than your health. Symptoms of a chemical sensitivity can include: skin irritation, digestive difficulties, join and muscle pain, insomnia, fogginess, and headaches…Learn More
  • Chemo and Radiation Side Effects
    Chemotherapy and radiation side effects can be minor to severe. Some symptoms include mouth sores, digestive difficulty, anemia, fatigue, nausea, hair loss, skin disorders and infections. Although these may be painful, most side effects are short term. Each individual confronts and deals with these side effects situationally. Most of the time it depends on the type of cancer, length of treatment, dosage protocol and individual health history to determine how these side effects will manifest as well as be treated…Learn More
  • Chronic Illness and Pain
    Chronic illness and pain are applied to a variety of ailments that can directly affect your quality of life. It is often described as a condition or disease that is constant and long-term in indication and outcome. Symptoms such as continuous fatigue, nerve pain (neuropathy), headaches/migraines, digestive difficulty, joint pain and respiratory weakness are a generalization of how chronic illness may present…Learn More
  • Detoxification
    Ridding the body of unwanted, embedded toxins is the prime goal of detoxification. By natural or medicinal means, detoxification of the system can be attained through such things as conventional drugs, laxatives, fasting, dry brushing, sweating, juicing, colonics, homeopathy and more. It can help many chronic illnesses including allergies, obesity, asthma, headaches, digestive disorders, anxiety and depression as well as residue from environmental factors that could attribute to cancer from heavy metal build up and continued low amounts of radiation exposure…Learn More
  • Diabetes
    Diabetes is a chronic disorder of the endocrine system which results in the body being unable to regulate blood sugar levels. This happens when the system is incapable of producing enough insulin or the cells are unable to respond to the insulin that is produced. Symptoms of high blood sugar include recurrent urination (polyuria), fatigue, excessive hunger (polyphagia), weight loss, vision weakness and continued thirst (polydipsia). According to Williams’ Textbook of Endocrinology (12th edition), in 2010 it was estimated that globally, 285 million people suffered from type 2 diabetes (which makes up about 90% of all cases)…Learn More
  • Endocrine Disorders
    The endocrine system is one of the most important components of life. It regulates everything from how calories are burned, bone and tissue growth and reproduction to keeping the heart beating correctly. This is all done by the unique and detailed release of hormones through glands such as the pituitary, adrenals, pineal, testes, ovaries, thymus and thyroid. Disorders associated with endocrine malfunction include diabetes, sexual dysfunction, hyper/hypo thyroid, growth disorders and more…Learn More
  • Fatigue
    Fatigue is a symptom, not a disease. It can be described as a feeling of being overly tired or exhausted wanting only to be able to lie down and sleep. Fatigue should not be confused with weakness which is not having enough physical power without feeling continually tired. Causes of fatigue vary greatly as they can be attributed to anything from stress to a lack of oxygenated hemoglobin red blood cells…Learn More
  • Food Allergies and Sensitivities
    When the immune system adversely reacts to an ingested food it is considered a food allergy or sensitivity. It is a reaction other than one would normally expect which correlates with the word allergy, derived from the Greek word ‘alos’ meaning ‘other’ and ‘argon’ meaning ‘action’. Histamines are produced when a food is considered harmful and the antibody, immunoglobulin (IgE) is released. Thereafter, anytime that food is eaten again histamines are automatically let loose into the system creating various symptoms or allergic reactions…Learn More
  • Health Optimization
    Health optimization is the ability to maintain a physical, mental, emotional, and spiritual equilibrium that allows you to enjoy a rich, full quality of life. Practicing mindful eating, exercise and life style maintenance as well as strong interpersonal relationships can surround you with positive energy. This positive energy can flow throughout your body and your surrounding world pushing away much of the negativity and resulting stress that seems to be the norm in so many societies. This can also help prevent many acute and many of the chronic diseases that are so prevalent in the western world today…Learn More
  • Heart Disease
    Heart disease, also known as coronary heart disease (CHD), is when the vessels transporting blood and oxygen to the heart become narrow or blocked. It is the number one cause of death amongst men and women in the United States and is caused by excessive plaque buildup also known as hardening of the arteries…Learn More
  • High Blood Pressure
    High blood pressure (HBP), sometimes referred to as hypertension, is the excessive force put on the walls of the arteries as the heart pumps blood through. When this force stays at a high rate, most often due to inflammation and blocked arteries a/k/a arteriosclerosis, decreased oxygen, and vital nutrients are unable to be transferred resulting in many ailments…Learn More
  • High Cholesterol
    Lipids a/k/a cholesterol becomes the waxy substance found in the blood derived from fat. When lipids build up in the system they are considered high cholesterol or hyperlipidemia and can stick to blood vessel walls impeding proper flow. This blockage limits oxygen rich blood to be able to properly move through the system and can become extremely dangerous, potentially creating heart disease, strokes and other vascular related diseases…Learn More
  • Hypoglycemia
    Hypoglycemia is the potentially harmful drop in blood sugar level below 70mg/dl. This condition can occur as a result of three different scenarios. 1. An excess of insulin is discharged into the bloodstream in a short period of time. 2. System glucose is used up too quickly. 3. The release of glucose into the system is too slow. If any of these three situations occurs, the brain will not receive enough fuel and a myriad of physical and mental difficulties could transpire…Learn More
  • Immune Support/Dysfunction
    Immune support/dysfunction are two distinct considerations in maintaining and/or obtaining optimal health. When our bodies struggle with various diseases and conditions it is the immune system that is the first responder. Therefore, keeping it running smoothly or helping it back to homeostasis will create a more fine tuned system that can handle almost any adverse challenge…Learn More
  • Infant Rashes and Colic
    Infant rashes and colic are two popular concerns for parents of newborns. There are many causes for infant rashes including soaps, detergents, skin irritation, hives, eczema, scalp disorder, fungus, allergies, yeast and more. They may present as red, scaly, bumpy, flat, lighter or darker than skin color or actually normal skin colored which makes them harder to detect. Colic is described as an otherwise healthy, well fed, well maintained baby crying over three hours per day, beyond three days per week for more than three weeks. There are many theories but no known causes for colic and it can last for several months…Learn More
  • Lyme Symptoms
    Lyme disease is a bacterial infection that is caused by the blacklegged tick. If left untreated it can spread to the joints, brain and heart. Symptoms include fever, headaches, stiff neck, chills, bodywide itching, heart palpitations, bull’s-eye rash, muscle and joint pain. Diagnosis is mostly determined by antibodies found in the blood and treatment varies according to the duration of the disease. Sometimes, because symptoms can be vague, a diagnosis may not be found until well after a systemic takeover…Learn More
  • Metal Toxicity
    There are thirty-five metals which we may be exposed to at any given time in such areas as our residential and/or employment settings. Interestingly, our bodies actually need metals for good health obtained through our environment as well as our diet. However, twenty-three of these thirty-five are considered ‘heavy metals’ and, if overexposed, can cause such symptoms as: fatigue, organ damage and central nervous system impairment…Learn More
  • Parasites
    Parasites are living organisms that use other organisms, primarily animals and humans, to sustain a friendly living environment to thrive and reproduce in. They range from microscopic single cell protozoa to worms which can be visible to the naked eye. Many parasites pose no danger to humans and can actually enhance immune system strength. However, other parasites can become potentially dangerous causing internal damage and disease…Learn More
  • Perinatal Nutrition
    Perinatal nutrition is the crucial period of nourishment three to five months before and approximately one month after childbirth. It is considered to have lasting effects on specific critical times of development of the fetus as well as the newborn especially concerning metabolic imprinting, brain growth and immune system progression…Learn More
  • Prostate Conditions
    There are three prostate conditions that affect men (women do not have a prostate):
    1. Prostatitis – An infection of the prostate usually caused by bacteria
    2. Benign (non cancerous) Prostatic Hyperplasia (BPH) – An enlarged prostate that can cause testicular pain and urination disorders such as dribbling or constant urges
    3. Prostate Cancer – Often a silent killer, prostate cancer has had great success in being treated and stopped when detected early…Learn More
  • Seasonal Affective Disorders (SAD)
    Seasonal Affective Disorders (SAD) is some people’s reaction to the drastic change of seasonal light and other energy changes that can throw their entire system off balance. Many do not even know that it is a reputable, diagnosed condition that was first discovered as far back as the 19th Century and finally accepted by the conventional medical/psychiatric community in 1984. It afflicts approximately 20% of American men, women and even some children carrying with it a variety of symptoms…Learn More
  • Sexual Dysfunction
    Sexual dysfunction can manifest for either gender in a variety of ways. When desire, arousal, orgasm and resolution are stunted or unresponsive it can be diagnosed as sexual dysfunction. Some afflictions commonly associated with this condition are erectile dysfunction (ED), dyspareunia (painful intercourse in females), impotence, vaginismus (involuntary vaginal spasms), premature ejaculation and vaginal dryness…Learn More
  • Skin Conditions
    Skin conditions can manifest in many different ways from many different sources. Because your skin is so vast, it is more susceptible to potential infection. Dermatitis, hives, shingles, acne and other annoying to painful reactions show up as a result of everything from environmental influence to internal disorders. Sometimes, skin conditions are often a clue to other factors that may be involved. These factors may not be able to be as conspicuous therefore the skin’s reaction is used to signal a possible problem…Learn More
  • Thyroid Conditions
    Located inside the front portion of the neck, just below the Adam’s apple, sits the thyroid gland. This gland produces hormones essential in regulating metabolism, growth and maturation of body tissues, proper use of other hormones as well as vitamins and body energy. Diseases and/or conditions can develop as a result of hyperthyroidism (overactive) or hypothyroidism (underactive). Women seem to be the most effected by thyroid conditions but men as well as children can struggle with thyroid related challenges as well…Learn More
  • Weight Reduction/Gain
    Managing your weight can be a daunting task. Most are trying to reduce a few pounds while some need to gain. There can also be physical factors such as autoimmune diseases, thyroid disorders or medications that contribute to weight reduction/gain. Diet and exercise are often the remedy for weight control, however those looking for any quick fix to skip this step contribute to a billion dollar industry that is mostly cyclical rather than curative…Learn More