Diabetes 101

November is American Diabetes Month so it seemed appropriate to do a segment on diabetes. I will be discussing common signs/symptoms, questions to ask your doctor, and some natural treatment options that are available to you. First things first, when should you seek medical attention or get further testing to determine if you have diabetes? Some common signs and symptoms that are seen early in the course of the disease include…

  • Increased urination, especially at night
  • Increased thirst
  • Increased hunger
  • Blurred vision


Warming Socks Therapy

In medical school, one of the first at home treatment options we learned about in hydrotherapy was the cold wet socks or as some like to call it, the warming socks treatment (which sounds a lot more pleasant). This is a staple treatment in my house for conditions ranging from congestion to high fevers. This therapy works by increasing the bodies circulation while you are trying to warm up your feet from the cold socks. The increased circulation can stimulate the immune system which will help fight off infection and it can help draw all of the congestion out of your head and into your feet which can make you feel significantly better by morning. (more…)