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Your Complete Guide to Building the Right Pain Management Team

If you’re like most people, the doctor you see most often is your primary care provider, likely a family physician or internist. And that’s certainly the place to start when you’re dealing with pain. Estimates are that primary care physicians treat about half of all people living with chronic pain. However, if your pain remains […]

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The Science Behind Why it is More Painful to be a Women

If you have chronic pain, you’re not alone. An estimated 25.3 million adults in the US report severe, daily pain, significantly more women than men, while 55% of US adults report at least some pain in the past 3 months. Chronic pain is one of the most frequent reasons for physician visits and among the […]

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A Look Into My Wife’s Response to Cancer

My wife, Susan, has experienced five types of cancer in her life—breast, melanoma, basal cell, and squamous cell and we have always been very different in our responses to it. I, like most physicians, am a do-er—always looking for something to add or manipulate in a person with the idea it will cure them. Susan […]

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The Natural Path to Healing Psoriasis

According to the Mayo Clinic, psoriasis is a common skin condition that speeds up the life cycle of skin cells. It causes cells to build up rapidly on the surface of the skin. The extra skin cells form scales and red patches that are itchy and sometimes painful. There are a number of natural remedies […]

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How to Stimulate Healing With Fasting And Whole Systems Science

While periodic starvation may sound harsh and not healing, studies show the exact opposite—when carefully done. Extensive research on large populations, as well as in controlled studies with animals and humans, shows that periodic low-calorie intake, whether through eating foods with lower caloric density (vegetables and fruits), fasting, or simply removing protein from the diet […]

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How to Take an Integrative Approach to Chronic Pelvic Floor Dysfunction

Chronic pelvic floor dysfunction is a condition whose origins are often unknown; however traumatic injuries to the pelvic area, including accidents and vaginal childbirth complications, can contribute to this condition. Because the muscles in the pelvic floor need to relax and contract to have bowel and bladder movements, having this condition can make it difficult […]

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The Placebo Response: How Cultural Context Influences Healing

It’s been revealed that the healing effect from fake treatments could vary from 0% to 100%—even for the same disease and same treatment—depending on the context and cultural meaning in which they were delivered. In other words, the cultural context influenced the meaning, which in turn influenced the biology, the pathology, and the outcome. The […]

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Ease Your Labor And Delivery With An Integrative Health Approach

Epidurals, spinal anesthesia, and analgesics work well against labor pains. However, they do have some side effects including nausea and vomiting as well as increasing the chance that some assisted birth is needed. There are some natural ways to help with labor pains and most of them orient around relaxation. In this episode of #AskDrJonas, I discuss how […]

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How Our Government Can Improve Our Healthcare System

It’s clear that the US healthcare system needs changing. The costs are too high and the results too poor. The system also needs changing because our patients have changed. What we get mostly from healthcare was built on an acute care model to treat illness – usually applied at late stages. That approach no longer […]

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Understanding the Value of the Placebo Effect

The placebo effect is more than just a sugar pill. Outcomes are affected by factors including the label or name of the treatment, the cost of the treatment, the location and route of delivery, authority of the deliverer, and the message given along with the delivery. Even the belief of the patient, the belief of […]

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