August 12, 2016
No Safe Non-prescription Pain Killers

No Safe Non-prescription Pain Killers

No Safe Non-prescription Pain Killers If you know anyone taking pain killers, please tell them we have alternatives;  because there are no safe pain killers. Most people realize that taking too much acetaminophen or Tylenol may cause liver damage. Now researchers have found this drug  can also affect the nervous system and I have seen depression, sleep problems, brain fog and mental […]
August 12, 2016
Warnings for Metformin Containing Drugs

Warnings for Metformin Containing Drugs

Warnings for Metformin Containing Drugs Metformin is a drug used to lower blood sugar levels.  It has many benefits, provided proper testing is done to prevent side effects. Metformin helps the liver to lower blood sugar levels but may damage the liver, which is best detected with routine blood tests. Most people do not know it can also damage the […]
August 12, 2016
Managing Chronic Pain

Managing Chronic Pain

Managing Chronic Pain Managing chronic pain takes time and more than just prescribing pain meds, especially since the rates of accidental overdoses leading to ER visits, hospitalizations and death have skyrocketed. Did you know that more Americans have died from opiate overdoses in the last 15 years than all the soldiers killed in World War II, the Korean and Vietnam […]
August 12, 2016
Magnesium Sulfate Injections

Magnesium Sulfate Injections

Magnesium Sulfate Injections Magnesium depletion or insufficiency is fairly common in America and magnesium supplements or injections have many uses. Magnesium comes from the foods we consume, mainly from vegetables and many people do not consume the recommended 5 one half cup servings per day. Taking calcium supplements without co-factor nutrients also depletes magnesium and often leads to kidney stones, […]
August 12, 2016
Did You Know: symptoms could be due to thyroid problems (or maybe something else)

Did You Know: symptoms could be due to thyroid problems (or maybe something else)

Did You Know: symptoms could be due to thyroid problems (or maybe something else) The thyroid gland is located in the front of the neck and secretes hormones that help regulate the brain, heart, muscles and other organs. However, the heart also regulates circulation to the brain, muscles and other organs and supplies oxygen and nutrients to every organ. The […]
August 12, 2016
Can’t Get to Sleep? You Might Have Orexin Arousal Syndrome

Can’t Get to Sleep? You Might Have Orexin Arousal Syndrome

Orexin Arousal Syndrome: Part 1 Insomnia means difficulty falling asleep or difficulty staying asleep or early morning awakening and not being able to get back to sleep. Insomnia can be due to problems with orexin, a newly discovered neurotransmitter (brain chemical). We used to think sleep problems were due to serotonin, dopamine or adrenaline (norepinephrine) chemical imbalances but discovery of […]
May 20, 2016

Hypertension, High Cholesterol, Pre diabetes & Diabetes

Hypertension, High Cholesterol, Pre diabetes & Diabetes   What do all these issues have in common? Weight problems and most doctors do not address this. Imagine if you could lose weight, control blood sugars and lower blood pressure and cholesterol. Many of my patients are reversing pre diabetes or reducing the need for drugs. Many of my patients avoid insulin shots. […]
February 27, 2015

Heart Attack or Stroke – How to Prevent

Heart disease is the #1 killer in America and stroke is #3. Figuring out if you are at risk and should take preventative actions is easier than people think. Simple blood tests can help, especially the PLAC and GFR tests. These tests are particularly important in women because heart disease kills more women than all cancers combined. Women think about […]
May 2, 2014

ADHD and Autism

Natural Medicines & Family Practice 1315 Ruddell Rd SE Lacey, WA 98503 Phone: 360-357-8054 Email: [email protected] Website: www.natmeds.net ADHD & Autism – Are Infections Involved? Can infections be a cause of behavioral problems in children? Is it possible viral and other infections can cause ADD, autism-like or Asperger’s-like behaviors? Let’s start with the basics: • All good medical texts list […]
April 28, 2014

Herpes 6 (HHV6)

Natural Medicines & Family Practice David Overton, PA-C 1315 Ruddell Rd SE Lacey, WA 98503 360-357-8054 website: natmeds.net Herpes Type 6 Herpes type 6 (HHV 6) infections are very common, with almost 100% of people infected, although some people are carriers and do not have problems. There are two types of HHV 6 (A & B) that may have significant […]