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 […]

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 […]

A Natural Approach to Low Back Pain

I took a bit of a hiatus from writing. My break was partially due to the last article I wrote, as it was a bit long and arduous. I am going to try to refrain from writing tl;dr articles from now on. Most of our articles and posts have to do with chronic disease, but […]

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 […]

Elbow Pain: Is it Tennis or Golfer’s Elbow or Does it Even Matter?

Elbow pain. Many of us have had it. Whether you play tennis and golf a lot or not, they are not the only cause to elbow pain. Elbow pain or more specifically lateral and medial epicondylitis are associated with tennis and golf, respectively. Due to the repetitive motions it can put strain on the tissues […]

Avoiding Sports Injuries: Part Two

In part one of our blog series, we looked at a handful of things you can do this summer to help avoid sports injuries. Wrapping things up in part two, are a few more helpful tips of things that you can do to avoid injuring yourself this summer while playing your favorite sport. Ozark Holistic […]

Avoiding Sports Injuries: Part One

With summer upon us, many people will find themselves anxious to hit the field and partake in some of their favorite summer sports. While being active is key to having a healthy lifestyle, sports injuries are incredibly common and can turn a summer of fun into a summer of sitting on the bench. With this […]

Tire Flipping Phenomena

At the heart of our practice is individuals with pains: sometimes its back pain or neck pain, sometimes they woke up with it, sometimes they have had it for years, and sometimes it is due to a specific injury. Through the process of identifying and correcting the cause we find factors that must be addressed: […]

What is Fascia and Why is it So Important?

Up until recently not much has been thought about in regards to fascia. You are probably wondering what it is and why I am even writing about it, but it is so important! Simply put fascia is thought to be just a “band or sheet of connective tissue, primarily collagen, beneath the skin that attaches, […]

Migraines: The Bane of My Existence

I started developing migraines when I was in high school in the early 2000s. I got them periodically back then. Often on the weekend, I would feel it coming and then the excruciating pain would set in and waves of nausea. I often found myself throwing up which would bring some relief. I don’t remember […]