Back Pain

Back Pain

Seven steps for back pain relief–

by Dr. Julie Gorman — 

Pain is your body’s alarm system telling you something is wrong. While medications often can provide temporary relief, they do not address the underlying causes of the pain. In addition, they often have unwanted side effects, such as liver damage and stomach ulcers. Dealing with pain can be difficult, but with a comprehensive pain management plan that combines modern science, ancient healing techniques and a healthy lifestyle, you can find lasting relief.

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Asthma

Asthma

Asthma — Breathe easier with natural medicine

–Revolution Health Medical Center

–If you have ever tried breathing through a straw, you know what asthma feels like. You probably know someone with asthma, maybe your child or spouse — perhaps even yourself. Asthma, a chronic inflammation of the lungs, is one of the most common childhood diseases and is responsible for more school absences and hospitalizations than any other chronic childhood illness.

While most asthma treatments, whether natural or conventional, focus on reducing inflammation, your naturopathic doctor will usually start with your diet, because the “Standard American Diet” (SAD), which is high in processed foods, sugar and fat, promotes this inflammation. Also, many asthmatics often have food allergies that can exacerbate asthma symptoms.

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Refer A Friend

Refer A Friend

 

We want to thank our current patients for referring new patients! Refer a friend,colleague or family member and receive a $20 gift card redeemable at Revolution Health Medical Center. Make sure THEY tell us you sent them so we can say thank you with a gift card!

Your referrals, as well as your reviews and check-ins on social media are all appreciated!  We know you have a choice when you make your healthcare provider selections.  Revolution Health Medical Center thanks you for selecting us.

 

Dirty Dozen

The Dirty Dozen

These days it seems everyone wants to do the healthy thing and eat organic.  However, it can be not only cost prohibitive but also not necessary.  Each year there is a list put out by the Environmental Working Group (EWG) called “the dirty dozen” that helps us to know what items we should all be focusing on for our organic eating.  These are the foods that are most likely to be unhealthy for us due to the pesticides and other unnatural and unhealthy things that are added and absorbed.  Likewise there are items that do not necessarily need to be organic in order to be “clean” or otherwise healthy.

Here is a list that might be useful as you decide what section of the grocery store to buy your produce:

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Top Docs

Our Top Docs!

Congratulations to Dr. Julie Gorman NMD and Dr. Tracy Magerus NMD of Revolution Health Medical Center on their selection as Top Docs by Phoenix Magazine for 2015.  This is the second time each of them has been recognized with this honor, with the first time for both being in 2013.

Current and new patients can schedule appointments by calling 602.265.1774.

Julie GormanTracy Magerus

Neti

To Neti or Not?

With allergy season in high gear in AZ, and getting ready to start in many other parts of the country, neti pots are reappearing in many households.  Here at Revolution Health Medical Center we are seeing many patients for allergy testing in general, and encourage the use of neti pots on a regular basis for those experiencing congestion.

Is it ok to use a neti pot every day?  In a recent TODAY Health article many of the common questions surrounding this were addressed.  The overwhelming response to the questions surrounding the use of the neti pot daily is yes.  As with anything, as you see from reading the article and discussion with our doctors, is cleanliness and caution.

  • Do not share the neti pot with anyone else
  • Use a reliable water source, preferably distilled or boiled water (then cooled)
  • Keep the neti pot clean after each use
  • Do not reuse the saline and water mixture after each use

Our Doctors are available to discuss and demonstrate the use of the neti pot to you during your appointment if appropriate for the treatment of your nasal congestion.

The information provided on this site is not intended to be a substitute for individual medical advice in diagnosing or treating a health problem. Please schedule a private consult about your health concerns.

Heart Health

American Heart Month!

February is American Heart Month 2016!

Heart disease is the leading cause of death for both men and women. To prevent heart disease and increase awareness of its effects, Revolution Health Medical Center is proudly participating in American Heart Month. You can make healthy changes to lower your risk of developing heart disease. Controlling and preventing risk factors is also important for people who already have heart disease.

To lower your risk:

  •  Watch your weight.
  • Quit smoking and stay away from secondhand smoke.
  • Control your cholesterol and blood pressure.
  • If you drink alcohol, drink only in moderation.
  • Get active and eat healthy.
  • Check our class schedule to see if there are any you are interested.  Most are free and open to the public.

Our Healthy Heart program is clinically proven to lower your risk factors, reverse heart disease and improve your vitality. Our program will help you to improve cholesterol levels, lower blood pressure, reduce inflammation and lose weight.

Contact us to set up an appointment with one of our doctors to work with our team to get on your way to a healthy heart.

Simple Changes.  Powerful Results.

Chia Seed Pudding

Vanilla Chia Seed Pudding

This simple, delicious and filling Chia Seed Pudding makes a great breakfast or dessert that is rich in anti-inflammatory omega-3s, fiber, protein, calcium and magnesium.  See the pumpkin pie chia pudding variation below the vanilla recipe if you are looking for a flavor change or holiday treat! Or try the banana almond version also shown here.  

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Milk

Milk Does Not “Do a Body Good”

Got Milk? If you’re drinking it to prevent osteoporosis, bone fractures, or to improve your overall health, it may be time to choose something else. Read More