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June 30, 2021

I’ve often had patients, friends, and business consultants ask me why we don’t put before-and-after pictures on the Natural Healthcare Center website. They ask why we don’t post videos of chiropractic adjustments on YouTube. Someone once said to me, “I watched this video of a chiropractor on YouTube and the crack during the adjustment was […]

May 18, 2021

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I was reading an article about steady-state training on T Nation, a publication about high-performance fitness and health. Steady-state training or cardio is essentially exercise that involves performing the same activity for a long period of time, like running and biking. The article correctly pointed out that steady-state training is an ineffective way to lose […]

April 19, 2021

They’re not sexy. You can’t see them on the beach. Most people don’t know their names. But when properly trained, they can dramatically reduce the risk of spinal pain and injuries. They’re your core muscles – those small muscles in your pelvis, lower back, hips, and abdomen that glue you together. Strong core muscles provide […]

March 27, 2021

I often talk about unhealthy fats, like saturated fats and trans fats, that increase the risk of cardiovascular disease. Omega-3 fatty acids are the best example of healthy fats that the body needs to function at an optimal level. The three most important types of omega-3 fatty acids are ALA (alpha-linolenic acid), DHA (docosahexaenoic acid), […]

February 16, 2021

Think about how your life has changed to reduce the risk of exposure to the coronavirus. Physical distancing. Frequent and thorough handwashing. Working from home. Virtual schooling. More online shopping. Curbside pickup of groceries. Whether you did any or all of these things for a period of time or continue doing them to this day, […]

January 22, 2021

Earlier this month, Reuters published a roundup of studies on COVID-19 that focused on risk factors, treatment options, and other issues. The top headline of the article focuses on how gut health affects COVID-19 severity and immune response. More specifically, a two-hospital study of 100 patients found that gut microbiome composition was significantly altered in […]

December 15, 2020

I’ve always believed in responding to adversity with gratitude. But I can’t remember a year in the history of Natural Healthcare Center that has brought more adversity than 2020. And I’ve experienced plenty over the years. In 2010, a blizzard dropped 36 inches of snow that left us without power for two weeks. In 2012, […]

November 17, 2020

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I seldom use the term “obesity” in conversations with patients. Although “clinical obesity,” “morbid obesity,” and “overweight” are diagnosis codes that doctors use in notes, society has become too frivolous with those terms. They can easily be misconstrued as demeaning or judgmental. I talk about body composition. Part of body composition is body fat, along […]

October 21, 2020

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Dr. Jeffrey Bland is one of my heroes. He’s the father of functional medicine, which provides the foundation and inspiration for our approach to patient care at Natural Healthcare Center. Dr. Bland recently wrote an article about the challenges of COVID-19 – not for society as a whole, but for each of us as individuals. […]

September 21, 2020

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When I mention toxification, and the need for detoxification, most people think of obesity and lack of energy. They think of bad skin and bad breath. They focus on how harmful toxins affect physical and nutritional health. The impact of toxification on the brain, however, is often overlooked, especially for children during their developmental years. […]

About Dr. Proodian

Dr. Proodian is passionate about helping people achieve better health through natural methods by combining nutrition, exercise physiology, and education with his Chiropractic care. He partners with his patients, providing a collaborative and accessible doctor-patient experience. He stands for consistency, focus, and loving his work.

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