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Dr. James Proodian
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 4, 2019

Bullying Isn’t Just a Psychological Thing. It’s a Health Thing.

Every time I read a story about bullying, I think of my five children. I think of my own experiences as a kid. And I think of the serious impact bullying can have on a child’s health. More than the absence of disease, health is the complete state of physical, mental, emotional, social, and spiritual […]

August 21, 2019

Shoulder Pain

Like the hip, the shoulder is a ball-and-socket joint. Although the shoulder doesn’t support nearly as much weight or force as the hip, it’s still a complex structure of bone, muscle, and other soft tissue, all of which can contribute to shoulder pain, stiffness and weakness. The collarbone (clavicle) and shoulder blade (scapula) form the […]

July 17, 2019

Blood test nutrigenomics

Although nutrigenomic is a relatively new area of scientific study, we’ve already seen tremendous results at Natural Healthcare Center. In the simplest of terms, nutrigenomics tells us how food affects your metabolism and your genes, and how certain nutrients affect gene expression. This allows us to make truly personalized nutritional recommendations based on your genetic […]

July 3, 2019

Man deciding between medication and food

If you sprained your ankle, would you jump off a table 15 times in a row? Then why in the name of all that is reasonable would someone with inflammation continue to fill their body with inflammatory foods? I get that the pain you would feel by repeatedly jumping on a sprained ankle would be […]

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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