Be Prepared: Cold v Flu

by Dr. Joy Chou, ND Fall is that quintessential time of year when kiddos faithfully head back to the classroom and become exposed to a plethora of germs and viruses. Those pesky pathogens inevitably invade the household, often resulting in torturous hours of fever, cough, body aches and utter physical defeat. Of the potential culprits … Continued

Manipulate your Allergies

By Dr. Mohammad Shegeft We know that chiropractic adjustments and natural manipulations can help with muscle and joint pains.  But did you know that they can help your immune system and help alleviate symptoms of seasonal allergies as well? Seasonal or not, all allergies are the result of an exaggerated response by the immune system … Continued

Allergy Easy; Sublingual Drops; Allergy Testing at AIM

by Dr. Brooke Azie-Rentz Spring is here, and along with it comes some very familiar sounds….birds chirping, bees buzzing, frogs croaking… and people sneezing!  Pollen, the lifeblood of nature that brings renewal every year but plays havoc on the immune system in 10-30% of the worldwide population, is back!  And this year it’s looking like … Continued

“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

From the Vault: Season of Dryness! Some helpful tips…

by AIM Staff Fall is all about gathering resources and preparing for a cold and fruitless winter – a process that takes place all around us. Animals gather food and prepare cozy shelters and plants drop off leaves and seeds as resources are concentrated into the roots. As the seasons change, this process also starts … Continued

From the Vault: Healing with Honey!

By Dr. Brooke Azie-Rentz Recently I attended a conference on pain and wound healing at which one of the lectures was on bee products.  We talked about bee sting therapy, propolis, royal jelly, and all kinds of honey, with a focus on Manuka honey.  Seeing that this month’s newsletter was about the skin, I thought … Continued

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