Symptoms

How to get past sleep frustrations: N=1 experiment

Trouble with sleeping? No problem, all you have to do is just simply…… ….. are you waiting with baited breath for THE answer? ……. ….. still waiting? ……. Ahhh, I don’t want to disappoint you, but I don’t have the one and only perfect answer. There are lots of people and companies on the internet…

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Are you falling for these 3 IBS myths?

Every month I like to post my favorite book on the current topic. But here’s the thing. I don’t have THE one and only best book for you for IBS. There are so many to choose from, it’s overwhelming. Instead, I would like to give you some myths to think about based on what I…

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Do you know why I’m thankful for IBS?

Let me set the scene: it was my early twenties – maybe 22 or 23. I was living in Chicago, working at my first full-time professional job. The job seemed wonderful – program coordinator for cross-cultural training programs. Ah yes, this was the type of job that made up for all of the “stay-in-school” jobs…

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Nose giving you trouble? 5 tips to clear your sinuses.

  Ahhhhh spring!  Warmer weather (except when we get snow or icy windy rain in Illinois), getting outdoors breathing in all that fresh air (or rather, pollen), smelling the pretty flowers (a.k.a. sneeze-bushes as my husband calls them).   Are you walking around giving the evil eye to your friends and family who are symptom-free…

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Do you knead your knees when they need it?

Do you need your knees? You betcha. How about… do you knead your knees? I bet some of you need to knead your knees, but don’t. Or maybe… is it a knee slapper when you try to knead your knees when you know you need to because your knees need kneading? Oh boy, how many…

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5 things I love about this cold & flu book

Colds and flus are not just a winter thing – in fact there’s really no such thing as a cold & flu season. Then why does it seem like there is? We are actually surrounded by germs all the time, but it’s when our immune system is run down that the viruses are allowed to…

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Did you know I treat people who are sick?

I remember the first time I had this conversation not long after I opened my clinic. A patient called in – I’d been treating her for knee pain and she wanted to cancel her appointment that day because she was sick with a head cold. I told her, “You know I treat sick people, right?”…

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