Spring Into A Refreshing, Renewing, And Rejuvenating Approach To Your Health Care

A photograph of someone walking down a dirty road on a sunny morning.

“Hope springs eternal.” This quote feels most true at this time of year, as we see all the leaves popping out in different shades of green, all the flowers blossoming, the birds excited as they busily build their nests and anticipate the arrival of babies. We humans are often overcome with exhilaration, hope, and new vigor during the spring season. Even those who suffer with chronic conditions can’t help noticing, however briefly, a tinge of renewed hope in the face of Spring’s glory.

In the spirit of springtime, I would like to offer a greater sense of hope if you are suffering with conditions that all the specialists you’ve been to still can’t rectify. What so many people don’t realize, especially those dealing with blood pressure, blood sugar, congestive heart failure, and even dietary issues, is that there are key factors very likely making their condition worse. But, most mainstream doctors simply don’t know what steps their suffering patients could take to make a difference.

The point is that the kind of health “care” that makes you truly better requires special expertise in the science of metabolism and nutrition. While that sounds so simple you may wonder why have doctors missed it? Those who don’t have a strong basic science background and special training in dealing with metabolic processes simply don’t know how to help you.

Mainstream medical doctors are trained to write prescriptions to ease the distress or even pain of symptoms. They are not trained to get to the root of what is causing the symptoms. And, of course, specialists are only trained in their specialty which excludes all other parts of the human body.

When you see how we approach defining and treating your problems, you’ll understand why I studied to receive a Diplomate in Preventive Medicine for master’s-level graduate studies in nutrition in 1985. And you’ll understand why I have written award-winning bestselling books and produced over 5 dozen CDs and DVDs to explain for you the essential principles of regaining and maintaining better health. No “doc in a box” mentality – remember, “one size fits none.” You are special, you deserve the best scientific results we can offer.

I would like to suggest you give yourself a renewed approach to your health care. Discover how refreshing and rejuvenating it can be when you discover treatment that can help reduce your need for drugs and make you feel better than you’ve felt in ages. It really can be simpler than you think!

Seriously … is your future worth the investment of time, energy, and expense for you to live your days joyfully, sharing enthusiasm with your family and friends? Give my office a call and let’s get you feeling refreshed, renewed, and rejuvenated for all the other seasons of the year and your life.

The Heart is A Very Resilient Muscle

One of the most interesting things about the human heart is that it beats as much as three or more times longer than the heart of any other mammals. Over a 75-year lifespan, the heart beats an extra 2076 million times more and pumps more than 38,304,947.5919 extra gallons of blood. With this in mind, it’s fairly easy to understand why diseases of the heart are common even if you do treat your heart with TLC. And, if you don’t, you can pretty much expect heart disease to be rampant and responsible for many deaths. Even so, the quote from Woody Allen certainly applies: “The heart is a very, very resilient little muscle.”

Taking care of the human heart is really not all that difficult. Yet so many people simply do not want to be bothered with making the lifestyle changes required to have a healthy heart. Basically, it’s about what you put in your mouth and how much you move your body that determines your heart health. Controlling weight through healthy eating and exercise is number one on the list. Learning how to control stress is also important. Sadly, most Americans have no idea how many exciting and effective treatments have been developed and made readily available over the past few dozen years…outside the usual care approaches.

Americans are notorious for wanting a pill to fix whatever ails befall them. There are pills for blood pressure, pills for cholesterol, even more. If a pill doesn’t fix it, then they think surgery will. About 500,000 open-heart surgeries are performed in the U.S. each year. Nonetheless, the following statistics are a fact:

In the next 30 minutes or so:

35 Americans will die from heart disease – whether they know they have heart disease or not.

42 people will suffer a heart attack.2

31 of those will be experiencing a first heart attack.2

12 will be experiencing their feared second or later heart attack.2

21 people will die from their heart attacks.

Remember and share this critical observation: “You can’t drug yourself out of a disease you ate yourself into.”

Far too many people suffer pain and ill health without knowing exactly the true source and underlying cause of their pain. For those with diagnosed heart disease who take pills yet still feel bad, you may not know that there are many more – and very powerful – things you can do under the guidance of a doctor who practices integrative medicine that does not depend on prescription drugs and surgeries, which very often interfere with the body’s own attempts to heal and repair naturally. The heart is a resilient muscle and when treated “right” could go on beating for you beyond what you thought possible. Give our office a call today if you suspect you could have heart disease or if you have diagnosed with heart disease and are not quite on board with the prescribed method of dealing with it. Here’s an encouraging hint: we have perfected many powerful strategies to reduce your risks of developing earlier heart and circulation problems. We will get to the root of the issue.

Suicides And Drug Overdoses Are Not Really The Only Deaths Of Despair

Let me make one thing perfectly clear: we are all going to die someday. But, until that day comes, everyone wants to feel good, feel as vibrantly healthy as possible and enjoy all the goodness that life has to offer.

If you have been running from one doctor to another, one specialist to another for years and still feel terrible, tired and disgusted, you are not alone. There are millions of people who die every year after spending a lifetime trying to feel better and improve their health by staying in the mainstream medical system, only to be told time and time again that nothing can be done to make them feel better.

As I see it, this kind of life often ends in a “death of despair.” Even though according to the National Center for Health Statistics, the only deaths they consider “deaths of despair” are suicides and drug overdose, I simply don’t see it that way. I see despair in patients who come to me after spending years and sometimes tens of thousands of dollars trying to feel better. Yet, I acknowledge that those who make it to my door do tend to have just the tiniest bit of hope left. Otherwise, they wouldn’t make their way to me. Soon their hope is restored as is their vitality and love for life.


Life Expectancy Numbers Go Down

According to the National Center for Health Statistics, in 2019, the life expectancy for American men “dropped for a third consecutive year.” They cited the “deaths of despair” as the reason for that increase. https://www.cbsnews.com/news/life-expectancy-for-american-men-drops-for-a-third-year/  However, when you consider the number of deaths that occur every year from heart disease, cancer, kidney disease, COPD and obesity, it’s pretty easy to lose hope.

The following is just one example I recently came across as I trolled the Internet and is pretty typical of people who are hooked on the mainstream medical system. While this is not one of my patients, the story is also one I’ve heard time and time again.

“I spent the majority of the summer of 2017 in bed. I had debilitating chronic inflammation, joint pain, and heartburn. I’d been diagnosed with atrial fibrillation two years prior, and my episodes were getting worse. My digestive system constantly felt off; I was either nauseated or had a burning sensation in my stomach.”

“My primary doctor said it was probably just acid reflux and kept giving me different prescriptions and telling me to stay away from acidic foods. Nothing worked. I saw an allergist and a cardiologist, who ran numerous tests. No one could tell me why I felt so terrible. I was scared. I felt as though I was dying.”

Fortunately, the person who had this experience found an alternative to mainstream medical doctors and found improved health and vitality.


Death By Disease Figures Keep Climbing

Let me start by telling you that officially no one in the U.S. dies of “old age.” That’s according to the NCHS, which is the government agency responsible for collecting statistical information on how we die. In the NCHS’s instructions for filling out death certificates, “old age” is discouraged for use as a cause of death: “Terms such as senescence , infirmity, old age, and advanced age have little value for public health or medical research.” Instead, physicians are told to list the immediate cause of death and any conditions that led up to it (for example, acute kidney failure as a consequence of diabetes).




Cardiovascular Disease

Approximately 1.5 million heart attacks and strokes occur every year in the United States. More than 800,000 people in the United States die from cardiovascular disease each year—that’s 1 in every 3 deaths, and about 160,000 of them occur in people under age 65.


My comprehensive approach to care can help many find relief from suffering, more vibrant health, even many more years of life



In 2020, an estimated 1,806,590 new cases of cancer will be diagnosed in the United States and 606,520 people will die from the disease. . My comprehensive approach to care can help many find relief from suffering, more vibrant health, even many more years of life.


My comprehensive approach to care can help many find relief from suffering, more vibrant health, even many more years of life


Kidney Disease

In 2010, an estimated 2.3–7.1 million people with end-stage kidney disease died without access to chronic dialysis. Additionally, each year, around 1.7 million people are thought to die from acute kidney injury. Overall, therefore, an estimated 5–10 million people die annually from kidney disease. https://www.who.int/bulletin/volumes/96/6/17-206441/en/

My comprehensive approach to care can help many find relief from suffering, more vibrant health, even many more years of life


But wait, there’s more to this story. 20 years later, as of July 17, 2019, according to the latest data from the Centers For Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), he number of American adults who have chronic kidney disease (CKD) is now estimated to be 37 million – that’s one out of every seven or 15 percent of the adult population.




COPD refers to a group of diseases that cause airflow blockage and breathing-related problems. COPD affects more than 15 million Americans. More than 140,000 Americans die of COPD each year – that is 1 death every 4 minutes! https://www.cdc.gov/dotw/copd/index.html

My comprehensive approach to care can help many find relief from suffering, more vibrant health, even many more years of life



According to the National Institutes of Health, obesity and overweight together are the second leading cause of preventable death in the United States, close behind tobacco use (3). An estimated 300,000 deaths per year are due to the obesity epidemic (57).


My comprehensive approach to care can help many find relief from suffering, more vibrant health, even many more years of life


Let Me Help Restore Your Hope

In every area mentioned above, my comprehensive approach to care can help many find relief from suffering, more vibrant health, even many more years of life. I’m waiting for you to finally give up on what you’ve been doing without getting the results you’re looking for. I’m waiting for you to finally decide that there has to be a better way. I’m waiting for your phone call, the one that will fill you with real hope once more. The one that if you step through my door and let me start to unravel the mysteries of your health will lead you to out of the depths of despair and away from a death of despair. I will have you feeling better than you have in years. I’m here for you. Whenever you’re ready.

Missing Information That May Play A Role In Treating And Preventing COVID-19

Everyone is pretty terrified of the prospect of getting COVID-19. Yet, there are so many opportunities to strengthen the immune system that the mainstream medical industry simply ignores. Maybe, as you decide to step out of the mainstream you’ll discover a few things and a depth and breadth of information that just might help you prevent and/or treat this virus that has the whole world in a tizzy.

My clinical experience suggests that anti-fungal and anti-parasite medications have an important role to play in treating (even preventing?) COVID-19 infections. More provocative is the prospect that dental infections might predispose for more serious viral episodes – perhaps even with common influenza that kills 20- to 60,000+ Americans each “flu season.” Gingivitis is quite common, periodontal disease has been implicated in deeper tissue infections.  This could be an important reason why children have far fewer complications with COVID-19 – because their gums and teeth are in better condition. It is my opinion that Integrative practitioners and biological dentists must assume a directing role in helping patients to restore and maintain more robust immune system function, critical for surviving any infection.

And another area where medical mainstream fails patients is nutrition. While many conventional physicians and pharmacists dismiss the critical role of nutrition in creating and preserving better health, COVID-19 presents us with a life-saving teaching moment. Essential minerals are lacking in “fast foods” and “ultra-processed foods.” One such essential micronutrient is zinc. Zinc deficiency is prominent in diseases of aging and in illnesses associated with immune compromise. Of course, all nutrients are critical, but everyone needs to compare the striking similarity of zinc deficiency symptoms to those of COVID-19 (https://tinyurl.com/ud33ulq). And not surprising, zinc is significant for oral health.

If you are ready to discover more efficient ways of helping the body avoid getting COVID-19, give my office a call. You may discover an exciting and healthy new journey that can add years of better health to your life.


A World Of Smaller Penises, Two-headed And Lazy Sperm

I am not describing a scene in a science fiction porno movie. I’m talking about what is happening right here on planet earth. I’m talking about some of the effects of babies being born amid endocrine disruptors that are absolutely everywhere. They are in plastics, shampoos, cosmetics, cushions, pesticides, canned foods, and register receipts. They often aren’t on labels and can be difficult to avoid. These disruptors are not just affecting males. They are affecting everyone.


Real-Life Horror

The issue is not just that there is a decline in sperm, there is also continually growing evidence of defective sperm, such as the aforementioned two-headed sperm and lazy sperm that loll aimlessly in circles rather than swimming furiously in pursuit of an egg. The reproductive issues coming to the foreground as a result of endocrine disruptors are but a small part of the problem. Chemical exposures during development can alter disease susceptibility and can produce reproductive, neurological, cardiovascular, metabolic, and immune effects in humans.

According to a recent New York Times opinion piece, there is a huge decline in sperm count. The author writes, “In some ways, the sperm-count decline is akin to where global warming was 40 years ago.” The article goes on to say, “Chemical companies are as reckless as tobacco companies were a generation ago, or as opioid manufacturers were a decade ago. They lobby against even safety testing of endocrine disruptors so that we have little idea if products we use each day are damaging our bodies or our children.” https://www.nytimes.com/2021/02/20/opinion/sunday/endocrine-disruptors-sperm.html?campaign_id=39&emc=edit_ty_20210222&instance_id=27359&nl=opinion-today&regi_id=74586418&segment_id=52100&te=1&user_id=3e21bfc7edc421f4499d99f53134721a


Clear Out The Disruptors And Clean Up Your Health

I have been helping patients detoxify from the effects of endocrine disruptors for the past 40 years. I also teach my patients to steer clear of endocrine disruptors. I wrote an entire book devoted to one of the effects of endocrine disruptors called The Yeast Syndrome, which has plagued the health of millions of good people for decades. Most people living on a modern, refined diet suffer from candida overgrowth. Ingesting pesticides, GMOs, antibiotics, alcohol, and other toxic foods kill our natural, beneficial gut microbiome. Refined sugars and flours feed the microbes that survive our toxic lifestyles. These microbes thrive in our toxic bodies because they feed off of simple sugars and weak cells. They also flourish because of the biological effects from plastics, heavy metals, and all kinds of toxins.


The Standard American Diet = S.A.D.

Diet is one of the most important aspects of clearing out the toxic endocrine disruptors and other toxins in the body. Unfortunately, the standard American diet with its excess of sugar, refined carbohydrates, saturated fat and trans fats, is the primary cause of obesity and diabetes. And that truly is SAD.

I recommend a diet of whole foods, not processed foods. Fresh, wholesome food is the first step toward feeling better and making sure your home is free and clear of the products that are producers of endocrine disruptors. Plastic containers, shampoos, detergents, toothpaste. The list is endless. I provide patients with a list of products that are free of these destructive disruptors.


Chelation Therapy

Chelation therapy is a non-surgical procedure I use in my medical practice that gets to the root of the cause and literally takes whatever it is—heavy metals, blood clots, etc.—out of the body.  In chelation therapy, a safe chemical substance is introduced into the body through an intravenous (IV) drip. Once it enters the bloodstream, this FDA-approved “medicine”  binds to certain atoms (such as toxic heavy metals or minerals) and then removes them from the body.


Take Action Against The Horrors Of Endocrine Disruptors 

We may not be able to fight the chemical companies, but we can make changes that will eliminate the endocrine disruptors from our lives and the lives of our children. Many chronic illnesses are associated with these endocrine disruptors. If you are ready to do something about a chronic health condition which your doctor doesn’t seem able to identify and diagnose, give my office a call. We’ve been disrupting the mainstream medical industry by helping our patients get to the root of their health issues without surgeries and pharmaceuticals. Let’s put an end to the nightmarish reproductive scene that has been unfolding.


The Self-Healing Human Body Only Needs A Mechanic When Something Is Broken

Doctors, particularly surgeons, can truly be seen as mechanics when someone has been in an accident of some kind and bones are broken or organs are bleeding, or when someone is having a heart attack. This is also the case when someone is born with a defect and requires plastic surgery to repair a cleft palate or other abnormality.  Other than that, the body is a self-contained, self-healing instrument. Even after surgery, the body heals itself. However, most people regularly turn their bodies over to doctors at the slightest hint of pain, the same way we turn our cars over to a mechanic.

The unfortunate truth is that despite a schedule of regular doctor visits, most people do not heal. In fact, they are scheduled for more visits, given more prescriptions and encouraged to undergo surgeries. And all of these rituals serve to create stress. And, as it turns out, chronic stress is the one condition that the self-healing body will eventually succumb to and seem to lose its healing abilities.


Turn Off The Stress Response Turn On The Relaxation Response

Disease, or better yet, dis-ease is not necessarily an indication that something is broken. It is more likely an indication that something is missing such as a nutrient, or there is too much continued stress on the system, such as the body is being overburdened by incorrect dietary habits, not enough restful sleep, unknown and unsuspected toxic exposures (chemicals and metals in our environment), worry about finances, work or family matters, ad infinitum. If not identified correctly and adjustments made, the dis-ease becomes worse, which can then lead to more severe pain and even greater stress due to fear.


Weak Not Broken

It is a fact that if a doctor treats the symptom without identifying and treating the underlying cause of the disease, the symptom will keep coming back. It might diminish for a little while, but it will return.

Stress can deplete the adrenal glands. It can cause dizziness, heart palpitations, digestive problems, high blood pressure, and chest pains – in fact, almost any symptom or discomfort can be created or worsened by stress. Go to a regular doctor for any of these symptoms and you are more likely to be stepping onto the medical merry-go-round from which there seems to be no escape.


Integrative Physicians Help Patients Get Off The Medical Merry-Go-Round

Go to an Integrative Physician and you are likely to be questioned about every aspect of your diet and lifestyle habits more intensely than you’ve ever been questioned before. You’re likely to spend a great deal of time with the doctor than you are accustomed to spending with your regular doctor or specialist. You are likely to be told that your problem can be solved without going to the pharmacy to fill a prescription or without signing up for a surgical procedure. The truth is, most people are not broken, but merely weakened from the everyday stresses of life.

An Integrative Physician is most interested in helping his or her patients turn off the stress response in the body and turn on the relaxation response. An Integrative Physician is interested in making you feel confident in your own body’s innate and powerful healing abilities. An Integrative Physician will help you get off the medical merry-go-round, which, let me remind you is not very merry at all.

Critics might say that, “Dr. Trowbridge is just another doctor, he doesn’t really know what he’s talking about.”  Well, one of my lab directors when I was doing immunology research as a pre-med student at Stanford wrote the very first paper on “psycho-neuro-immunobiology” which started fantastic research into the importance of “mind-body medicine” (a much easier phrase to remember!) In 1984, I wrote an article for the Rotarian magazine, The Best-Stressed Executive, so popular that it was reprinted in 19 languages for members of Rotary International around the world.  Remember: when I say something, it’s real, it’s true, it’s right. Unlike some others featured in the media today, I’ve never retracted one word of what I have written over a 50-year career.


The Sickening History Of The Medical Industry

I’ve expressed my views and opinions about the mainstream medical industry since my early days of being a doctor. I have consciously and deliberately stepped away from practicing according to the way the “powers that be” in the industry would have me and every other doctor practice. I have what is considered an alternative medical practice. However, the word “alternative” is really more aptly applied to the mainstream medical-industrial complex because treating the body in ways the work with its natural healing capacity used to be the norm until someone decided to put an end to that.

I came across a well-written article that provides a solid overview of how conscious manipulation has demonized and destroyed actual healing modalities in favor of science fiction pills and procedures that are designed to keep patients coming back for more. If you’ve been on the medical merry-go-round of doctor’s visits and you still aren’t feeling well or anywhere near what could be described as vibrantly healthy, you may want to check out the article. I’ve included the link below. Once you’ve read it, you’ll have a clearer picture of why you’re not likely to really get better if you stick with the mainstream. It’s really not a system designed to make you healthy, despite the nomenclature of “health system.” It is a system you would almost bet is designed to keep you sick and in pain and addicted to doctor’s appointments, treatments, and operations for the rest of your life. In my book, that’s downright sickening.

For an overview of the way ‘healthcare’ has been manipulated over the ages, click here: https://www.paintreatmentdirectory.com/posts/suppression-of-alternative-medicine-is-killing-us

The Vow Of Do No Harm vs. The Pride Of Make No Mistake

Most people are unaware that medical errors kill anywhere from 44,000 to 98,000 Americans each year. With a statement like that from an expert panel formed by the Institute of Medicine, part of the National Academy of Sciences, the truth could very well be that your doctor, instead of healing you, is possibly harming you. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC1117251/

With that score and a global pandemic, you may wonder how good your chances of survival really are! The medical mistakes are far more insidious than the COVID-19 virus.


Unacceptable Yet All-Pervasive

According to the chairman of the 19-member panel that concluded the aforementioned effects of medical errors, William C Robinson, president of the W K Kellogg Foundation in Battle Creek, Michigan at the time, “These stunningly high rates of medical errors—resulting in deaths, permanent disability, and unnecessary suffering—are simply unacceptable in a medical system that promises first to ‘do no harm.’”

In large part, the errors are a result of what physicians are taught. This was addressed in a New York Times article back in 1999, entitled “Do No Harm – Breaking Down Medicine’s Culture of Silence.” The article states that, “Physicians are taught that it’s your job not to make a mistake. It’s like a sin. The whole concept of error as sin, as a moral failing, is deeply ingrained in medicine, and it is very destructive. It means people cannot talk about it, because it is too painful.” I acknowledge this to be true. And this is in large part why I parted ways with the mainstream medical community very early on in my career.


Blame vs. Responsibility

If a physician is taught to do no harm and not to make mistakes, that is a terrible bind. It seems the fear of making mistakes has won out in our society. Combine that with a culture that is more impressed with high-tech surgeries and pills that promise instant relief instead of actually discovering what is at the root of a patient’s actual suffering/pain/malady, and you have got yourself one heck of a mess.

Responsibility for one’s well-being is not a one-way street. Patients are taught to believe that doctors are like gods. Far too many people take no responsibility for their health and place 100% of the responsibility on their physicians. Yes, doctors are educated about the human body, however, we are intuitive beings, and we know that our miraculous bodies are self-healing if we would only tune into the true source of “dis-ease.” And, if only doctors were trained to tune into the true source of their patient’s “dis-ease.”

Way back in 1999 when the expert panel did the research that revealed the number of people dying annually from medical errors, the same study stated, “Besides the glaring errors, like when Willie King had the wrong leg amputated at University Community Hospital in Tampa, Florida, in 1995—the panel found that more than 7000 Americans died each year as a result of “medication errors,” which included the prescribing or dispensing of the wrong drugs. For example, the panel said, pharmacists often had difficulty deciphering the illegible handwriting of doctors who prescribe drugs.” https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC1117251/

Today we know that the number of deaths due to the dispensing of drugs has increased significantly due to the opioid epidemic.

Health is our greatest wealth, and we are individually responsible for the maintenance of our human bodies. Yes, we do need guidance by someone educated about the inner workings of these amazing creations called bodies. However, we can’t just turn ourselves over and expect doctors to make miracles happen if we constantly abuse our health by eating unhealthy foods, smoking, drinking, not exercising and engaging in dangerous behaviors.

No matter how good a mechanic is, you don’t expect miracles if you keep driving your car into a brick wall. Likewise, you can’t blame doctors if you don’t take responsibility for your health. That doesn’t make doctors less responsible when they make mistakes. They must own up to their mistakes too.


Work With Doctors Who Work With The Self-Healing Wonders Of The Human Body

There are extraordinary physicians who do not practice according to the mainstream medical guidelines. I know because I am one of them. Integrative healthcare practitioners (also known as “Complementary” or even “Alternative” physicians) are topics you can look under to find a physician who will work with your body’s natural healing system to restore your health and well-being. If you are really ready to take responsibility for your health, don’t keep doing what you’ve been doing. Clearly, it isn’t working, and the majority of doctors are not going to suddenly be open about making mistakes. So, give me a call and let’s get you on the road to feeling better than you’ve felt in years.


Heed These Take-Home Lessons:

First – Healing means regaining and maintaining more robust vitality, not just reducing pains or disabilities to some tolerable levels… Second – Amateurs practice until they get it right; professionals practice until they can’t get it wrong. Third – As famed oil field firefighter Red Adair cautioned, “If you think it’s expensive to hire a professional to do the job, wait until you hire an amateur.”

Most People Prefer Synthetic Hormones Over The Body’s Own Healing Mechanism

 We Americans have become so accustomed to turning our health care over to doctors that the majority of people forget their bodies are miraculously designed to be self-healing. I include the doctors in “most people.” Too many people run to their doctors at the slightest sniffle or discomfort. The doctors have become so numb to being given this overwhelming responsibility that they simply want to give their patients the “solution” that will relieve pain as quickly as possible. This has resulted in a medical system that continuously masks pain and causes more painful conditions because no one gets to the root cause of the condition. Doctors prescribe pills and surgeries because that’s what patients also seem to prefer. It appears to be the easiest route to ending their pain. Those procedures may alleviate pain for a short period of time but neither pills nor surgery will allow for good health in the long run.


Let’s Look At A Simple Example

Let’s take something as simple as bursitis. Bursitis causes a great deal of pain when it erupts.  Some people go to the doctor complaining of a joint pain when the pain is actually only bursitis. Instead of discovering the real source of the pain, your doctor will likely recommend a cortisone shot. However, one shot is rarely enough as the pain is likely to return in weeks.

What you must understand is that bursitis is just a little sac or bubble under your skin, over points or angles in a bone, designed to slip-n-slide just a little so that you can’t puncture a hole in your skin if you’re putting pressure on the area (sleeping, working, whatever). “Bursitis” is the medical word for inflammation in the sac. As I mentioned, the first thing many doctors recommend is cortisone shots. Cortisone reduces the painful inflammation, however the inflammation is the chemical signal your body is creating to insist on having healing cells arrive to the area of injury that you likely don’t remember or never knew you had. There are other treatments besides cortisone shots and surgery that might be better for you.

Very often people with simple bursitis who think they have joint pain end up with regular cortisone injections and in some cases operations without the proper diagnosis. Is there anything better, you wonder? Indeed there is.



I have used Prolotherapy (Reconstructive Therapy) on bursitis for 30 years. This is a process that uses a tiny needle to inject a natural irritant into the area in order to “push” the body’s natural healing in order to repair the bursitis. In addition to Prolotherapy, I also use another form of prolotherapy called Prolozone which is a virtually painless injection of ozone which has been in use in Europe for dozens of years. I also employ neural therapy and stem cell therapy. All of the treatments I use for bursitis are tried and true and work with the body’s natural healing processes.


Side Effects Of Cortisone

It’s important to consider that the potential side effects of cortisone shots increase with larger doses and repeated use. Side effects can include:

Cartilage damage

Death of nearby bone

Joint infection

Nerve damage

Temporary facial flushing

Temporary flare of pain and inflammation in the joint

Temporary increase in blood sugar

Tendon weakening or rupture

Thinning of nearby bone (osteoporosis)

Thinning of skin and soft tissue around the injection site

Whitening or lightening of the skin around the injection site


Heal The Body Instead Of Temporarily Masking The Pain

You might have been able to avoid years of chronic debilitating pain if you realized how powerful the human body is. Unfortunately we humans forget that we didn’t create life or the body. But we certainly mistakenly think we are capable of overriding the brilliant healing capacity we’ve been endowed with. Unfortunately, the medical industry simply masks the pain and distress, ultimately causing more pain, more distress and more confusion.

When you are ready to heal, give me a call. I believe no matter how long you’ve been misdiagnosed, the body’s natural healing potential can be awakened and your health can be renewed.

You Only Get One Space Suit When You Arrive On Planet Earth

That’s right. If you think of your body as your space suit and consider that it has to last possibly as long as 10 decades, you want to feel good in it until you no longer need it. That means you have to take good care of it. However, millions upon millions of the inhabitants on this planet are walking around and barely functioning due to “degenerative diseases” caused by a variety of factors including poor eating habits, accidents and medications that actually interfere with natural healing.

The gift of life includes bodies that are miraculously self-healing and self-repairing. Doctors can help reposition broken bones, but they do not “heal the body.” The body heals itself. Unfortunately modern times have skewed our thinking and has caused a majority of earthly inhabitants to place greater faith in human doctors who call themselves “specialists” instead of on the rejuvenating capacity of the amazing human body.  People are all too ready to pop dozens of pills on a daily basis or undergo the latest surgery in hopes of magically and immediately feeling whole and healthy.

Decades of abuse are not going to disappear overnight. However, given the care of a doctor who works with the body and not “against” it, you can uncover the things that are culprits in keeping you feeling bad and recover a state of health in which you can once again feel happy to be alive.

As we come to the end of what can only be described as a challenging year in which the entire world has been stressed beyond belief as we earthlings try to dodge the COVID-19 virus, this is a perfect time to take your health into your hands and find a doctor who can help you return to feeling comfortable in your one and only “space suit.” If you’re ready to accept that mission, give us a call. We are ever at the ready to help our fellow travelers on this planet feel better than they have in years.