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February 12, 2020

I often tell the story about my time as a pre-med student when I began seeing the connections between what I learned in nutrition, exercise science, biology, and chemistry classes. This led me to study and become passionate about functional medicine. Since I began my career in clinical practice and as a public speaker more […]

January 15, 2020

Pyramid of Health

There’s a reason why the Pyramid of Health is displayed so prominently at Natural Healthcare Center. I wrote the Pyramid of Health and created this model from top to bottom as an illustration of how I think in clinical practice, and how our entire team approaches healthcare. We all share the same Goal – to […]

January 1, 2020

Health factors

Why is it that our health takes a backseat to just about everything else in our lives? When you feel physically ill, you still go to work. Taking a day off due to illness is almost unheard of now that most people have the ability to work from home. And you can forget about unplugging […]

December 18, 2019

Arthritis word cloud

In a previous post, I discussed the causes of arthritis, which is not only the leading cause of disability in America, but also has a serious emotional impact on how people feel about their health. The exact cause of autoimmune arthritis, such as rheumatoid arthritis and psoriatic arthritis, is unknown, although research suggests smoking, obesity, […]

December 4, 2019

Man visiting his girlfriend in the hospital

In my previous blog post, I discussed the process of diagnosing the precise causes of the intense pain, neurological weakening, and muscle atrophy I was experiencing, and then determining that surgery was the best and only option. One of the most challenging parts of this entire experience for me was the early stage of recovery. […]

November 20, 2019

Dr. James Proodian sitting at desk

My 40s were challenging. As a father of five children under the age of 10, I was navigating the development of my practice and allowed a bit too much stress in my life. I wasn’t feeling so well in my later 40s, so I did a complete overhaul.  Since I turned 50, I’ve been aggressive […]

November 6, 2019

x-ray of spine

Arthritis is the leading cause of disability in America. More than 54 million American adults have arthritis, and the Arthritis Foundation expects this number to exceed 78 million by 2040. Although arthritis is most common in adults ages 65 and older, it isn’t just affecting the elderly. In fact, about 300,000 children and babies have […]

October 16, 2019

Tendonitis in elbow

In the previous blog post, I discussed the most common causes of tendonitis. Tendonitis is inflammation of the tendon that causes pain, tenderness, and mild swelling. Overuse and repetitive movements are often the culprit, whether those movements involve lifting objects overhead, throwing a baseball, swimming, playing golf, running, painting the ceiling, or yard work. Of […]

October 2, 2019

Man holding painful elbow Tendonitis

We sometimes use the suffix “itis” in a joking way to describe someone who has unusual tendencies, obsessions, or aversions. For example, someone who thinks computers are the answer to every problem might have computeritis. A manager who wants to have nonstop, pointless meetings could have a bad case of meetingitis. When it comes to […]

September 18, 2019

hand writing Bursitis with marker

Bursitis is a condition often associated with athletes. A tennis player with tennis elbow. A baseball player with shoulder bursitis. A soccer player or runner with hip or knee bursitis. Bursitis is definitely common in sports. However, bursitis is a condition that happens to everyday people performing everyday activities, from gardening and cleaning, to installing […]

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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