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Candida Yeast Overgrowth Treatment

candida-bloatingCandida is a form of yeast that may overpopulate a person's mucous membranes - the mouth, sinuses, bowels, and genito-urinary tracts.   Two factors make this an often overlooked problem. First, the symptoms of candida overgrowth may not be limited to the mouth (thrush) and genitals (vaginal yeast infections). Some patients report fatigue, bloating, brain fog, joint pain, or other vague symptoms. Second, laboratory testing for this organism can be very tricky.  If you are using culture (petri dish) testing for yeast in the stool, then it is very unlikely that you'll get accurate results.  

The important thing for you to understand is that this yeast is opportunistic, so it will grow excessively when you lack the necessary defense mechanisms in your gut to keep it under control.

The most common reasons for Candida are - dysbiosis, recent antibiotic use, recent infection, a compromised immune system, or a diet too rich in carbs, sugar (including fruit), and alcohol. Each of these factors can contribute to an overgrowth of yeast.

How can you tell if you might have a Candida problem? The symptoms vary, but you will typically notice a decrease in energy levels and cognitive function (brain fog). Your allergies may seem worse, and you may have gastrointestinal symptoms.  We've also noticed a correlation with women who have hormonal imbalances.  In addition, many people experience reactions to sugar, yeast, alcohol, and strong smells like perfumes, gas, and smoke.  probiotics-flora

While some mild cases of Candida respond well to an anti-Candida diet, many require further treatment in the form of supplements or prescription medications.  You must restore the balance of good bacteria in the gut, and keep the yeast under complete control.   Some species may be quite resistant to treatment, so tough cases may require a longer treatment time.  

If you think you might be at risk for Candida overgrowth, please give Dr. Noah a call today, so we can get you on the path to recovery.

Weight Loss

Diets
Weight loss is one of the most popular health topics in the media today. America continues to be extremely overweight, despite the volumes of material written on the subject. You have likely heard many opinions on how to lose weight.

Here are just a few of the fads:

  • a NO Carb diet to lose weight
  • a fat-free diet
  • a high protein diet
  • exercise is the only solution
  • exercise doesn't help at all
  • eat right for your metabolic type
  • glycemic index eating
  • calorie counting

... and the list goes on.

You will quickly notice that diets tend to be extreme, and are therefore hard to follow. Also, by being extreme, they exclude all other approaches. I am here to tell you that there is an element of truth in most popular diets, but the key is taking the best information from each one and making it work for you. If you start an extreme diet tomorrow, studies have shown that you are not likely to be on the same diet several months down the road. The reason is that you must approach your diet as a lifestyle, rather than a quick fix to your weight problem.

The only way you will keep those pounds off is if you adopt new lifestyle habits that will become part of your normal life. This is the only long-term solution, and it requires careful planning to help you find modifications that work for you.

Let me also clarify some major points about diet and weight loss.

Exercise does help! Whenever you exercise, you are going to burn calories. Your actual weight might not change drastically, but you should really be monitoring your body composition. Please remember that unless you have your blood sugar regulation under control, losing weight through exercise will be much slower.

Let me then discuss this issue of blood sugar regulation, since it is likely the most important aspect of any weight management program. When you eat a high glycemic meal (a load of carbs and sugars), your body reacts by releasing a ton of insulin. This insulin tells your body to store the massive amounts of sugar that is now in your bloodstream.

If you are not exercising, then the storage places in your liver and muscles are probably already full. So, where do you think the sugar will be stored? That's right, it is going to be bundled up into little fat cells. Now contrast that with eating a meal with the proper balance of carbohydrates, protein, and unsaturated fats. This balanced meal will result in much less insulin release and at a slower pace, allowing your body time to use the glucose.

As you can see from this short explanation, a balanced diet that optimizes ratios and includes exercise is your best approach to long-term weight loss. I hope you will also notice how this incorporates several aspects of the major diet trends in the media.

Losing weight will effectively decrease your chances of developing many chronic and degenerative diseases.

If you would like advice on controlling your weight, please don't hesitate to contact our Boise office at (208) 629-5374.

Fibromyalgia Syndrome

Even 10 years ago, you never heard the term fibromyalgia, but now everybody knows at least one person who has been diagnosed with this condition. Is it because we weren't looking before, or that our population is getting sicker?

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Sciatica

Safe and Effective Chiropractic Treatment and Relief in Boise, Idaho

sciatica-back-pain
Let me first warn you that many of the people that claim they have sciatica, actually do not. True sciatica means that the sciatic nerve is being irritated somewhere along its path.

You will hear many people with low back pain saying that they have sciatica, when really they could have a number of other things going on without any real irritation to the sciatic nerve. Please realize that the term "sciatica" is used to describe the symptoms one experiences when the sciatic nerve is irritated.

The symptoms include - sharp electrical pain down the back of the leg (often clear into the foot), numbness, weakness, tingling, or lack of motor control in your leg. Because you have a sciatic nerve on each side of your body, you are likely to only experience these symptoms on one side. If you are having symptoms on both sides, a more thorough examination for central canal stenosis, or other serious conditions, should be performed.

Since we know sciatica describes your symptoms, the next logical question becomes - "what is causing this irritation to the sciatic nerve?" There are many sources for this insult to the nerve and its roots. Here are a few of the possibilities - disc bulge, disc herniation, lateral canal stenosis, degenerative disc disease, chemical inflammation from the surrounding joints and muscles, myofascial entrapment, or a hypertonic muscle that is compressing the nerve.

It is this last issue of hypertonic musculature that I would like to expand upon. Between 10 to 15% of the population have an anomaly of the sciatic nerve where it courses through or splits over the piriformis muscle in your gluteal region. Trigger points, hypertonicity, or inflammation of the piriformis muscle in these individuals can lead to symptoms of sciatica.

The bottom line for you as a patient is that the only way for you to get relief from your sciatica is to have a thorough examination that determines the cause of this irritation. Chiropractic, combined with physical rehab, have been shown to benefit patients with sciatica. Many of our patients benefit from muscle work, nerve flossing, physiotherapy, and chiropractic adjustments.

If you live in the treasure Valley and are suffering from symptoms of sciatica, please call Dr. Noah today! (208) 629-5374

Food Allergies - testing and treatment

Food allargiesFood allergies are an increasingly hot topic among patients. Many people wonder why there is such an increase in food allergies lately. I believe there are several reasons why we are seeing such an influx of food allergy complaints.

  1. We now have better diagnostic testing to detect food sensitivities properly.
  2. Many of our foods are now genetically modified, so that our body has a tougher time digesting them.
  3. Many foods that aren't certified organic have chemicals and pesticides added to help cut the losses by farmers. Our bodies can react to these chemicals.
  4. Our heightened awareness of this problem focuses more attention to the detection of food sensitivities.
  5. The Standard American Diet (SAD) has deteriorated to the point that we see many problems with our digestive system. Since most of your immune system is located in your gut, and this is where the food absorption takes place, we are seeing an increasing amount of reactions to food. Leaky gut syndrome (gut permeability) allows the larger proteins from foods to be absorbed by our bodies, which then treat these large molecules as a foreign entity and attack it (which can lead to an autoimmune disease where your body attacks itself as in MS, Hashimotos, Grave's, Addison's, Celiac, Type I Diabetes, Lupus, Sjogren's, etc...).

Allow me to warn you about some of the confusing terminology surrounding food allergies. Many people, including healthcare practitioners, use all of the following terms loosely to describe a similar problem - food allergies, food sensitivities, food intolerances, and food toxicity.

You should understand that the body has many ways of dealing with an allergen. The three major pathways are through one of the following immunoglobulin responses (which can be classified into two categories):

1. Immediate Allergic Response:

IgE - this is the traditional "food allergy" where a person may have an anaphylactic reaction requiring immediate attention. An example of this might be a peanut allergy. The response by your immune system is typically immediate and severe.

2. Delayed Immune Response:

IgG - this is the delayed response by your body's immune system in response to particles of food that your body sees as an allergen. Because of the delay, you probably aren't even aware of this reaction.

IgA - this is another delayed immune response. The difference between this response and that of IgG is that this is mediated by the areas of your body with mucous membranes - lungs, mouth, gastrointestinal and urinary tracts, and breast milk.

To be more technically correct, I would classify an IgE mediated response as an "allergy" and the IgG/IgA responses as a food sensitivity or intolerance. However, both of these are a stress on your body and an insult to the immune system.

Because of the immediate response to an IgE reaction, most people are aware of their allergy. The IgG and IgA responses on the other hand, often go undiagnosed and can lead to many chronic symptoms. It is for this reason that I highly recommend a quality IgG and IgA food allergy profile for my patients suffering from related symptoms.

In addition, many people have had allergy testing for environmental sources, but not food sources. The problem with this is that you can't control what's in the environment here in Boise, but you can control what you take into your body. Doesn't it make sense to know what foods your body is reacting to, so you can avoid them or at least eat them in moderation?

Another type of testing exists that measures the quantitative reaction of your white blood cells (immune cells) to the foods that it is exposed to. This is my preferred method, as it casts the net wider than just the antibodies mentioned above to anything that leads to an immune response.

When these white blood cells react to a food, they release chemicals that signal the body something is wrong. By measuring these, we can get a really good idea of what your body is reacting to. If you have any questions about this process, please call me at 208-629-5374.

What symptoms might indicate an underlying chronic food sensitivity?

Here is a short list - autoimmune conditions, constipation, nausea, diarrhea, bloating, gas, irritable bowel syndrome (IBS), inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) asthma, itchy eyes, chronic ear infections, chronic sinus infections, cough, skin rashes, urticaria (hives), eczema, headaches, sinusitis, bedwetting, ADD, ADHD, anxiety, depression, joint pain, nasal polyps, psoriasis, migraines, pharyngeal irritations, post nasal drip, and more...

The next question becomes - what are the common culprits for food sensitivities?

There are many foods, chemicals, additives, and microbes contaminating food that can all lead to a food sensitivity. The list is enormous, but let me try to list the big players here - dairy (casein, lactose), gluten (wheat, barley, rye, oats, spelt, kamut, triticale...), corn, soy, chocolate, tree nuts, citrus fruits, vegetables from nightshade family, monosodium glutamate (MSG), food additives, preservatives, colorings, flavorings, plasticizers, sulfites, dyes, prescription medications, etc...

To recap, if you have some of the symptoms mentioned on this page, you should seriously consider having a food allergy laboratory test performed. Since you are in control of what you take into your body, this is a wonderful form of preventative medicine to safeguard yourself against the possibility of further health complications.

Many patients see a serious improvement in health just by avoiding their most severe allergens.

If you suspect food allergies in your self or someone you love, please call Dr. Noah today to 208-629-5374 to schedule a free consultation.

Plantar Fasciitis

Natural Plantar Fasciitis Treatment in Boise, ID

Plantar fasciitis is a common condition affecting the sole of your foot. The pain is typically located on the bottom of your heel bone, towards your arch. This is the site of attachment for the plantar fascia, which is a long band of fibrous tissue along the bottom of your foot. Both chronic irritation and acute trauma can lead to inflammation of this fascia (i.e. plantar fasciitis).

Those who have recently had a major change in activity, a change in footwear, or injury to the foot are susceptible to plantar fasciitis. The pain may start as just a mild discomfort in the foot and slowly progress to something more severe.

plantar-fasciitis-treatmentThe pain associated with plantar fasciitis can be severe, and it is usually worse first thing in the morning. When you go to take that first step out of bed and noticed a sharp pain on the bottom of your foot, you should suspect plantar fasciitis. The earlier you can catch this condition, the better the outcomes of our treatment will be. Our goal is to decrease the inflammation, and to break up any fibrous adhesions that have accumulated from chronic stress to that area.

We use many therapies to help plantar fasciitis in our Boise chiropractic clinic - ultrasound, Graston technique (instrument assisted soft tissue mobilization), stretching, chiropractic extremity adjustments, cold laser, and more. We may also recommend some activity modifications and home stretches and exercises. In some cases, we may even recommend taping or bracing the area.

If you suffer from the symptoms of plantar fasciitis, and live in the Treasure Valley (Boise, Meridian, Nampa, Caldwell, Eagle, Kuna), please feel free to call Boise Integrated Chiropractic at 208-(208) 629-5374 to see if we can help you.

Plantar fasciitis is a common condition affecting the sole of your foot.  The pain is typically located on the bottom of your heel bone, towards your arch.  This is the site of attachment for the plantar fascia, which is a long band of fibrous tissue along the bottom of your foot.  Both chronic irritation and acute trauma can lead to inflammation of this fascia (i.e. plantar fasciitis).

Those who have recently had a major change in activity, a change in footwear, or injury to the foot are susceptible to plantar fasciitis.  The pain may start as just a mild discomfort in the foot and slowly progress to something more severe.

The pain associated with plantar fasciitis can be severe, and it is usually worse first thing in the morning.  When you go to take that first step out of bed and noticed a sharp pain on the bottom of your foot, you should suspect plantar fasciitis.  The earlier you can catch this condition, the better the outcomes of our treatment will be.  Our goal is to decrease the inflammation, and to break up any fibrous adhesions that have accumulated from chronic stress to that area.

We use many therapies to help plantar fasciitis in our Boise chiropractic clinic - ultrasound, Graston technique (instrument assisted soft tissue mobilization), stretching, chiropractic extremity adjustments, cold laser, and more.  We may also recommend some activity modifications and home stretches and exercises.  In some cases, we may even recommend taping or bracing the area.

If you suffer from the symptoms of plantar fasciitis, and live in the Treasure Valley (Boise, Meridian, Nampa, Caldwell, Eagle, Kuna), please feel free to call Boise Integrated Chiropractic at (208) 629-5374 to see if we can help you.

Heartburn - Reflux - GERD

Alternative GERD Reflux treatment in Boise, ID

GERD-reflux-boise
Gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD) can present as a sensation of heartburn, irritation in the throat, gas, belching, or bad breath. This is a very important subject for a couple of reasons.

First of all, reflux prescriptions are the only class of drugs that had two labels in the top 10 most profitable prescriptions in the United States in 2007 (Nexium and Prevacid). This not only tells us there is a huge financial incentive to keep you on these, but it also helps us see the prevalence of this condition.

Unfortunately, these prescription treatments can be detrimental to your digestive system and can make recovery very difficult. You should first understand what is happening when you take these kinds of drugs. When you go to your doctor and complain about having symptoms of heartburn, they give you an acid blocker to keep any stomach acid from coming back up and irritating your esophagus (throat).

The problem with this is that many people are already low in stomach acid in the first place. If you don't have enough stomach acid, your food will not be digested properly. As a result, the food can stay in your stomach longer and putrefy - which is also irritating to your gastrointestinal tract. By blocking acid, you are going to cause the food to sit undigested even longer.

To make matters worse, the next organs in line (the pancreas and small intestine) will not be triggered to release their necessary digestive enzymes. The end result is putrefied food that you are getting little nutritional value from and that is not being broken down. These larger food particles can then trigger food allergies and another list of symptoms.

Instead of masking another symptom by shutting down the natural processes in your body, I recommend supporting the functions of your gastrointestinal system. If you can increase the acid and digestive enzymes, your food will pass through your system faster, and you will absorb more of the nutrients.

You may notice that you don't feel as full after a meal, and you certainly won't be waking up in the middle of the night with heartburn from the undigested food that is still sitting in your stomach and can now reach your throat because you are lying down.

I would also recommend a couple of lifestyle changes. Try to eat smaller meals, and try to stay upright after eating. You may also want to decrease the amount of liquid you consume with your meals - especially if you are drinking ice cold beverages, as these can slow down the digestive process.

If you have been dealing with heartburn or reflux, I strongly urge you to set up a consultation with me. I will be happy to discuss your options and help you rule out other possibilities like gut infections, hernias, or Barrett's esophagus that may be lending to your symptoms. Call Dr. Noah of Boise Integrated Chiropractic today at (208) 629-5374.

Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS)

Natural Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS) treatment in Boise, Idaho

IBS
Irritable bowel syndrome is just that - a "syndrome". The only thing this diagnosis really tells you is that something in your gastrointestinal tract is not functioning properly. Our goal is to find out what aspect is not functioning as it is supposed to.

Irritable bowel syndrome is often defined as varying bouts of diarrhea and constipation that seem to be made worse with stress or anxiety. Some patients get other symptoms as well - bloating, gas, heartburn, and other signs of gastrointestinal distress.

Please be aware that the symptoms associated with IBS are trying to tell your body something is wrong. If you continue to let it go, you will likely experience further degenerative and chronic diseases in the future. The majority of your immune system is in your gut, so if it is constantly under attack, your entire immune system will be compromised.

With the Standard American Diet (SAD) and all of our genetically modified food, it is no wonder that we have so many gut issues in our nation. In your initial consultation with us, we will discuss your diet and how it might impact your digestion.

We will also consider any possible infections that might be chronically affecting your gut. Those with a long history of gastrointestinal complaints may require a stool analysis. This lab test will tell us which good and bad bacteria live in your gut, and what treatments the bad guys are sensitive to. It can also tell us if you have signs of leaky gut syndrome (intestinal permeability).

For many patients, we prescribe the 4R program for digestive health.

  1. Remove - we start by removing the bad guys. If this step is skipped, then the microbes in your gut will continue to cause problems down the road. If you don't get rid of the cause, you can't expect optimal results.
  2. Replace - if the insult to your gut has been present for a decent amount of time, we will need to replace some of the helpful digestive cofactors. This includes enzymes, bile salts, and acids.
  3. Reinoculate - in this step we will attempt to restore the amount of healthy flora (bacteria) in your gut. These guys help with proper digestion and keep the harmful microbes in check. A quality probiotic that is targeted to your condition usually works great for this step.
  4. Repair - if you have had a chronic gut infection or food sensitivity, it is likely that you have developed some intestinal permeability (leaky gut syndrome). In order to repair the lining of your gut, we need to provide it with the necessary precursors and cofactors for cellular growth.

Irritable bowel syndrome can be a tricky beast, but we have had wonderful success in treating it. If you live in the Boise area, and are interested in improving the health of your gut and eliminating symptoms of IBS, please call Dr. Noah today (208) 629-5374.

Irritable bowel syndrome is just that - a "syndrome". The only thing this diagnosis really tells you is that something in your gastrointestinal tract is not functioning properly. Our goal is to find out what aspect is not functioning as it is supposed to.

Irritable bowel syndrome is often defined as varying bouts of diarrhea and constipation that seem to be made worse with stress or anxiety. Some patients get other symptoms as well - bloating, gas, heartburn, and other signs of gastrointestinal distress. Please be aware that the symptoms associated with IBS are trying to tell your body something is wrong. If you continue to let it go, you will likely experience further degenerative and chronic diseases in the future. The majority of your immune system is in your gut, so if it is constantly under attack, your entire immune system will be compromised.

With the Standard American Diet (SAD) and all of our genetically modified food, it is no wonder that we have so many gut issues in our nation. In your initial consultation with us, we will discuss your diet and how it might impact your digestion. We will also consider any possible infections that might be chronically affecting your gut. Those with a long history of gastrointestinal complaints may require a stool analysis. This lab test will tell us which good and bad bacteria live in your gut, and what treatments the bad guys are sensitive to. It can also tell us if you have signs of leaky gut syndrome (intestinal permeability).

For many patients, we prescribe the 4R program for digestive health.

1) Remove - we start by removing the bad guys. If this step is skipped, then the microbes in your gut will continue to cause problems down the road. If you don't get rid of the cause, you can't expect optimal results.

2) Replace - if the insult to your gut has been present for a decent amount of time, we will need to replace some of the helpful digestive cofactors. This includes enzymes, bile salts, and acids.

3) Reinoculate - in this step we will attempt to restore the amount of healthy flora (bacteria) in your gut. These guys help with proper digestion and keep the harmful microbes in check. A quality probiotic that is targeted to your condition usually works great for this step.

4) Repair - if you have had a chronic gut infection or food sensitivity, it is likely that you have developed some intestinal permeability (leaky gut syndrome). In order to repair the lining of your gut, we need to provide it with the necessary precursors and cofactors for cellular growth.

Irritable bowel syndrome can be a tricky beast, but we have had wonderful success in treating it. If you live in the Boise area, and are interested in improving the health of your gut and eliminating symptoms of IBS, please call Dr. Noah today (208) 629-5374.

Carpal Tunnel Syndrome

Carpal Tunnel SyndromeCarpal tunnel syndrome is one of the most common complaints of the wristt today.

It also accounts for much lost time at work, workers compensation costs, and inability to perform certain tasks. Carpal tunnel surgery may be necessary for the rare individual, but most respond well to conservative treatments. The key is to catch it early, before too much inflammation has occurred.

True carpal tunnel syndrome means that the origin of the pain is coming from lack of space or inflammation within the carpal tunnel itself. However, most patients have other areas of nerve entrapment involved. A thorough examination by your Boise chiropractor can help you determine where those sites on entrapment are. We often find that hypertonic muscles in the forearm or neck can account for numbness or tingling in the hands. The reason for this is that the median nerve, which causes the pain often associated with carpal tunnel syndrome, comes from your neck and continues down your arm and into your hand.

While many people think that any kind of pain, numbness, or tingling in the hand is carpal tunnel, this is simply not accurate.  True carpal tunnel syndrome will spare the pinkie and the back of the hand.  

We have been quite successful in helping many patients decrease their symptoms of carpal tunnel syndrome. If our treatments are not successful after a few weeks, we are glad to refer you out to someone else who might be able to help.

Digestive Issues

It is my opinion that digestion is one of the most important aspects of your health. That is why what you take into your body really affects how you feel, act, and look. This organ system is ironically one of the most neglected in our everyday talk about health. We run to the doctor when we have a sniffly nose, but we think nothing of a chronic case of constipation. In fact, some doctors will tell you that it's okay if you only have a bowel movement every four or five days.

Stomach PainsIt might help to understand some of the functions of your gut. Your digestive tract is said to have more nerve endings than your brain! It is also where the majority of your immune system is located.

To top it off, it is the place where we absorb nutrients and vitamins that are vital to our health. Without a properly functioning digestive tract, you will not be able to achieve optimal health.

Your symptoms will manifest any many forms - food sensitivities, bloating, gas, constipation, diarrhea, reflux, heartburn, fatigue, brain fog, weight gain, and even atherosclerosis in your arteries.

Conventional western medicine has very little to offer people with digestion problems. Most drugs actually make digestion worse by decreasing cell function, turning off receptor sites, or hampering your acid-alkaline balance. This interferes with the biochemistry of your gut and the enzymes necessary for digestion. Does this approach make sense to you?

The only way to improve digestion is to first understand what's causing your symptoms. We can then eliminate that and focus on restoring the function of your digestive cells and supporting the affected organs by following a 4-step Gut Health Plan - Remove, Replace, Reinoculate (Restore), Repair. This must be done in a stepwise manner, and should be guided by a properly trained physician.

If you suffer from constipation, diarrhea, bloating, gas, belching, foul breath, irritable bowel syndrome (IBS), gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD), heartburn, or any other digestive issue, please call for a consultation with Dr. Noah today. 208-629-5374

It is my opinion that digestion is one of the most important aspects of your health. That is why what you take into your body really affects how you feel, act, and look. This organ system is ironically one of the most neglected in our everyday talk about health. We run to the doctor when we have a sniffly nose, but we think nothing of a chronic case of constipation. In fact, some doctors will tell you that it's okay if you only have a bowel movement every four or five days.

It might help to understand some of the functions of your gut. Your digestive tract is said to have more nerve endings than your brain! It is also where the majority of your immune system is located. To top it off, it is the place where we absorb nutrients and vitamins that are vital to our health. Without a properly functioning digestive tract, you will not be able to achieve optimal health. Your symptoms will manifest any many forms - food sensitivities, bloating, gas, constipation, diarrhea, reflux, heartburn, fatigue, brain fog, weight gain, and even atherosclerosis in your arteries.

Conventional western medicine has very little to offer people with digestion problems. Most drugs actually make digestion worse by decreasing cell function, turning off receptor sites, or hampering your acid-alkaline balance. This interferes with the biochemistry of your gut and the enzymes necessary for digestion. Does this approach make sense to you?

The only way to improve digestion is to first understand what's causing your symptoms. We can then eliminate that and focus on restoring the function of your digestive cells and supporting the affected organs by following a 4-step Gut Health Plan - Remove, Replace, Reinoculate (Restore), Repair. This must be done in a stepwise manner, and should be guided by a properly trained physician.

If you suffer from constipation, diarrhea, bloating, gas, belching, foul breath, irritable bowel syndrome (IBS), gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD), heartburn, or any other digestive issue, please call for a consultation with Dr. Noah today. 208-629-5374

Headaches

Headaches can ruin anyone's day. I am blown away by the number of people I talk to that deal with headaches on a regular basis. If you are having headaches more than a couple of times each month, something is wrong.

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Migraines

I am sorry if you've had to live with these. They can be horrible events. The key to managing migraine headaches is to identify the trigger causing the events. Food, sounds, stress, bright blinking lights, and sleep deprivation are some common triggers.

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