“I’m not crying, it’s just allergies!”

Herbal Allergy Treatment, by Dr. Rhea Abbott If you suffer from seasonal allergies, you probably have a love/hate relationship with plants (or maybe just a hate/hate?). Grasses, trees, weeds…they’re the cause of our most miserable symptoms, from watery itchy eyes to that constantly dripping nose.  But before you write off all pollen-bearing lifeforms as your enemy, … Continued

Sleep and the Energy of Crystals

by  Dr. Bridgett B. Simon   Sleep is the time of the yin, the calming, cooling and gentle time to restore our energy and our blood. If the heart is unhappy, Chinese medicine teaches us that it will be hard to sleep comfortably. The heart can mean the physical heart in this case and also … Continued

Bedroom Rules for Better Sleep

As a sleep specialist, I’ve noticed we often turn to pills (whether natural or pharmaceutical) as solutions to our sleep troubles, while totally overlooking the basics – your bedroom! Our sleep environment is full of subliminal cues and you can make a big impact on your sleep just by the way you interact with your bedroom or conduct your nighttime routine. Read on for in-depth discussion of how each of these Bedroom Rules plays a role in the restfulness of your nights!

GI Case Studies–What can we Learn?

  by Dr. Mohammad Shegeft Generally, it can be useful to take vitamins and minerals orally, and we recommend that when appropriate.  However, if vitamins and minerals are not adequately absorbed into the body, they are useless.  Frequently, due to certain disease states that create intestinal imbalance and malabsorption, patients do not adequately absorb vitamins … Continued

The Down-Low on SIBO

by Dr. Rhea “Doc Rabbit” Abbott Let’s talk a minute about everyone’s favorite topic: bowel dysfunction. There are hundreds of things that can cause constipation or diarrhea, but if all the usual suspects (giardia, food poisoning, celiac, hypothyroidism, etc) have been ruled out, some docs are stumped and just call it IBS (irritable bowel syndrome). … Continued

Holiday Musings from Dr. Brooke!

It’s hard to believe, but the holidays are upon us and that means the end of the year is close.  That also means the start of a new calendar year for many people’s insurance is about to begin.  Here at AIM, we always try and be conscious of our patient’s wallets.  That is why I … Continued

UPPING YOUR GAME BY GETTING YOUR ZZZZ’s

By Dr. Rhea Abbott, ND           Imagine your doctor hands you a prescription for something that will enhance both your mental and physical performance. Did you picture a supplement that will give you more energy? Faster reflexes? Something to improve concentration? Bet you didn’t imagine the script said “get more sleep!” … Continued

IV for the Athlete Inside You

By Dr. Mohammad Shegeft Competitive athletes push their bodies to the limit and getting that edge could be the difference between winning and, well, not winning.  Competitive greatness means finding those edges you’re your opponents don’t have. Enhancing your performance is not only for the “competitive” athlete, however.  Remember your immune system is also competing … Continued

Flu Shot Alternative

We are not vaccine-haters or vaccine deniers here at AIM.  However, we also recognize that the flu is much more complicated than your local super-wal-store would have you believe, as they attempt to sell another “vaccine”.  Here’s the thing about flu vaccines: they are based on an educated guess.  Researchers take their best guess at … Continued