The Relationship of Nightshades and Chronic Pain

The term nightshades is usually met with confused looks from our clients when we ask them to avoid them. So what are they and why are they such a problem? And what is the link between them and chronic pain? Nightshades belong to a plant family of over 2000 species, the Solanaceae family.  Most of […]

Simple Steps to Optimal Health and Lifestyle

Our patients often ask us what they need to do to change. Often what we ask of them is difficult and overwhelming. Some are disheartened, and we never what that to be the case. We are here to help. I decided to write this as a simple guide to changing your lifestyle. It doesn’t have […]

Online Supplement Dispensary

For years I have seen lives change and improve through the use of supplements. I have tried many different companies and found those that I trust to be clean, pure, and effective. We have carried such brands as Pure Encapsulations, Thorne, Garden of Life, Nordic Naturals and many others for many years. These companies are […]

A Natural Approach to Heartburn

Heartburn: a painful burning feeling in your heart and chest. If you ever have had heartburn, then you know how unpleasant a feeling it is. I’ve even had clients come in thinking they may be experiencing a heart attack and it is simply heartburn. Often it is felt after eating, but for others it is […]

Natural Approach to Anxiety and Dopamine Dificiency

I am going to tackle anxiety from a dopamine side with this article. In some ways it is easier when we look at it from a neurotransmitter’s perspective. There are known symptoms related to a deficiency in a neurotransmitter. Like I said in the previous article, I was told I had a serotonin deficiency not […]

But Why Does It Have to Hurt?

Ok — today’s article isn’t the follow-up post about anxiety that I promised in my last entry. It is coming though, I promise! It occurred to me today that I should write up a simple explanation of why what we do hurts. No matter how you slice it, many treatments we perform in our holistic healing center hurt. In our […]

Anxiously Engaged: My Struggle with Anxiety

Anxiety is a crippling disorder, and many Americans suffer quietly without knowing that natural treatments are available. In today’s entry, Gabriel Ariciu, DC, shares a story about his personal battle with anxiety. If you are suffering from anxiety, then schedule an appointment with Ozark Holistic Center in Fayetteville. Our holistic health center offers chiropractic treatment, nutritional counseling, and other services that […]

Exercise and Recovery: Constrained Theory of Energy Expenditure

I came across this theory awhile back and I put off investigating it. Well it came around again and this time I spent the time to investigate. There is a growing database of research around this theory. For the longest time we assumed calories in, calories out. If you eat 2500 calories per day, you […]

Insulin Resistance, Life, The Brain, and Everything

Sorry, but the answer is not 42. My last article was on Alzheimer’s and Lyme disease. I wanted this one to focus on Alzheimer’s and insulin resistance, but I felt compelled to broaden it’s scope. I’ll start by breaking down insulin resistance and then venture into the destruction it leaves in its wake. I will […]

The Words of a Lyme Disease Patient

I’ve been struggling to write about my experience with Lyme disease. I’ve started a few different variations and none of them seem to fully encompass the pain (physically and emotionally), the wide-scale symptoms, and struggle that had taken over my life. There have been so many breakthroughs in the past few years that have shed […]