Benefits of an Anti-Inflammatory Diet

By | 2016-10-18T01:56:29+00:00 September 6th, 2013|Blog|

The following article by Pamina Barkow was first published in the Reflex Sympathetic Dystrophy Syndrome Association Review. *Click here to download the pdf of the Article! (PDF)* As a clinical nutritionist in a pain management clinic, I see people suffering in varying degrees of pain. Few cases have touched me on a personal level like [...]

The Many Important Roles of Dietary Fiber

By | 2016-10-20T23:33:26+00:00 June 14th, 2013|Blog, Diet|

Dietary fiber is essential to our health for many reasons. The most widely known benefit is keeping us regular and eliminating properly, but there are plenty of other reasons you need to ensure you get adequate amounts in your daily meals. Types of Dietary Fiber Dietary fiber comes from the parts of plant-based foods that [...]

An Introduction to Ayurveda

By | 2016-10-20T23:35:22+00:00 June 10th, 2013|Blog, Comprehensive Wellness|

Most people in the Western world have never heard of Ayurveda. But that is slowly changing as more and more of its practitioners spread the word about this most ancient healing and preventative health care practice. The Roots of Ayurveda Ayurveda is likely the world's oldest healing and preventative health care practice, with roots at [...]

The Power of Ashwagandha

By | 2016-10-20T23:39:22+00:00 May 29th, 2013|Blog, Comprehensive Wellness, Diet, Joint & Muscle Pain, Multivitamins|

A staple of Ayurveda, or traditional Hindu medicine, ashwagandha is a plant native to North Africa and India known for its restorative properties. Over 216 clinical studies indicate that ashwagandha is one of the best herbs for increasing overall wellness and preventing specific chronic conditions. The benefits of ashwagandha seem almost too good to be [...]

Omega-3 Fatty Acids Essential for Optimal Health

By | 2016-10-20T23:40:55+00:00 April 12th, 2013|Blog, Joint & Muscle Pain|

In the world of vital nutrients, omega-3 fatty acids are heavy hitters. Necessary for our bodies to function normally, omega-3s are monounsaturated "good fats" and come in a variety of foods. Because the human body does not produce them on its own, omega-3s must be consumed through outside sources. Omega-3 Basics Omega-3 fatty acids are [...]

Why Healthy Vitamin B12 Levels are So Vital

By | 2016-10-20T23:43:00+00:00 April 3rd, 2013|Blog|

Vitamin B12 is an essential water-soluble vitamin that keeps our body's nerve and blood cells healthy and helps produce the very building blocks of all living things (DNA). While most people get enough vitamin B12 in their diets, not everyone absorbs it as well, which requires some form of supplementation. The best way to increase [...]

Using Glucosamine for Joint Pain Relief

By | 2016-10-20T23:59:57+00:00 February 25th, 2013|Blog, Joint & Muscle Pain|

Osteoarthritis, the most common form of arthritis, occurs when cartilage on the ends of our bones wears down as we get older. When that protection starts to be compromised, we experience pain and stiffness. No joint in your body is immune to osteoarthritis, but it most often affects the neck, hands, knees, lower back and [...]

Which Supplements Should I Take Daily?

By | 2016-10-21T00:06:02+00:00 February 15th, 2013|Video|

Hi, I'm Dr. Stephen Barkow and I want to thank everybody for submitting their questions to "Ask The Doctor" for Got a good question from Jim, who asks "Which supplements or vitamins should I be taking for general daily maintenance?" I think it's advantageous for everyone to be taking a daily multivitamin and mineral [...]

Pain Relief Through Better Nutrition [Infographic]

By | 2016-10-21T00:14:36+00:00 February 4th, 2013|Diet|

When most of us think about the topic of pain management, we often associate it with age-related conditions, such as arthritis. But we know all too well that pain, both chronic and acute, does not discriminate against anyone. Whether you are in your 20s and have experienced an injury from a traumatic event or during [...]