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Are Steroid injections bad and what are the Alternatives?

By Dr Leah Collier

Regenerative injection therapies are often used in the same situations as steroid injections. In this post we’re going to talk about the differences and when steroid injections may be beneficial. When talking about steroid injections, we are not talking about anabolic steroids like the ones professional athletes are accused of using. We are talking about…

Alternative treatments for knee Injuries in Arizona

By Dr Leah Collier

Let’s be completely honest about knees. They really don’t seem to be designed to last as long as we are these days. We find so many people that are experiencing knee pain and degeneration in their knees well before they see a decline in other aspects of their health. The truth is the knees take…

TOP 5 SUPPLEMENTS FOR HEART HEALTH

By Dr Leah Collier

by Dr. Katy Firisin, NMD Chinese Medicine texts dating back hundreds of years B.C. define the heart as the “ruler of the human body, the seat of consciousness and intelligence”. The heart contains the “shen” or spirit operating beyond the physical form. Today, this connection between the heart and the spirit is pervasive in cultures…

Shoulder Pain and Injury Treatment

By Dr Leah Collier

  Shoulder injuries are one of the most commonly treated conditions in our office. The instability in the shoulder joint is what lends it to be easily injured. When looking at the mechanics of the shoulder, it is a long limb that allows for significant leverage on a joint who’s only solid connection is the…

Arthritis in the Aging Population

By Dr Leah Collier

It’s common to count calories but when was the last time you counted how much calcium and vitamin D you’re getting? Most of us hardly think about it until it’s too late and osteoarthritis, the most common form of arthritis in the aging population, has set in. Approximately 27 million Americans over the age of…

Stress and Autoimmune Disease

By Dr Leah Collier

Are you stressed? Most of us are and it’s making us sick. This is especially true if we have stress and autoimmune disease. Up until the 19th century, it was widely believed that stress and physical health were linked. The advancement of modern medicine quieted this belief but we’re seeing more studies indicating there is…

What is IV Nutrient Therapy (and why you need it )?

By Dr Leah Collier

Whether you’re a movie star embracing a trend or a patient at Aurora Natural Medicine, there’s a good chance you’d benefit from IV nutrient therapy. This saline drip infused with vitamins and minerals like B12, B6, Vitamin C, and Magnesium will rehydrate you and give you the boost you need to counter the effects of…

Why Homeopathy Works and Makes Sense

By Dr Leah Collier

At Aurora Natural Medicine, our team of naturopathic doctors uses homeopathy to treat chronic and acute illnesses. Rather than masking symptoms like many traditional and over the counter medications, homeopathic remedies are prescribed after a medical exam that includes asking a series of questions to identify the root cause of symptoms. Why homeopathy works and…

Food Sensitivities, Food Allergies and Autoimmune Disease

By Dr Leah Collier

The food we’re eating is killing us. If it’s not killing us, it’s at least contributing to chronic conditions including eczema, joint pain, intestinal distress, and anxiety and depression. The fact is the food we eat today is less nutrient dense than a generation or two ago and the pesticides used are more dangerous than…

Concussion Treatment in Student Athletes

By Dr Leah Collier

We’re hearing more and more about the effect of concussions on professional athletes but the fact is concussions are more traumatic when they happen to children. While we can’t repair brain damage caused by concussion, we can provide alternative therapies for concussion treatment in student athletes that support a healthy brain and get your athlete…