#52 Orthotics: When it’s Not Always a Walk in the Park

#52 Orthotics: When it’s Not Always a Walk in the Park

For many people experiencing neuropathy,  foot drop or drop foot may be a developing symptom that is uncomfortable and frustrating. The National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke (NINDS) characterizes drop foot as the struggle or inability to lift the toes…

#49 Herbal Healing: Careful With Comfrey

Comfrey isn’t just a pretty plant. Growing approximately three feet tall and producing stalks covered with pointed leaves and white, pink, or purple flowers, herbal medicine traditions have used applications of this plant for centuries. From poultices or mashed topical…

#46 Infrared Light Therapy: Many Conclusions More Questions

#46 Infrared Light Therapy: Many Conclusions More Questions

Phototherapy, also known as light therapy, is a form of medical treatment which applies specific wavelengths and intensities of light to a patient (10). If you Google ‘phototherapy for neuropathy’ the page floods with recommendations specifically for  infrared focused light…

#45 Relaxation: Beyond a Good Night’s Sleep

When was the last time you relaxed? I’m not talking about the minutes watching television over dinner. Honestly, that is what came to my mind first, for who doesn’t enjoy a cozy movie night or Netflix binge? Upon further reflection,…

#44 Rethinking Self-Talk: Mindfulness

#44 Rethinking Self-Talk: Mindfulness

Positive Self-Talk Just think happy thoughts The glass is half full, not half empty Change your attitude, change your life When was the first time you heard these mantras? How often do others say derivatives of the following to you?…

#43 Herbal Healing: Butcher’s Broom for Poor Circulation

#43 Herbal Healing: Butcher’s Broom for Poor Circulation

Neuropathy in Autonomic Nerves Neuropathy comes in many forms, with peripheral neuropathy being the most noticeable, due to detectable experiences like pain and numbness. Meanwhile, autonomic neuropathy and its symptoms are less easily recognized. Since autonomic neuropathy affects the autonomic…

Micronutrients with Dr. Bonnie Kaplan-Part 3

Micronutrients with Dr. Bonnie Kaplan-Part 3

Dr. Bonnie Kaplan spoke at the CNA January 2018 meeting. Dr. Kaplan is a retired researcher from the University of Calgary who spreads the word about nutrition and mental health. She works to educate people about the important role of nutrition…

Micronutrients with Dr. Bonnie Kaplan-Part 2

Micronutrients with Dr. Bonnie Kaplan-Part 2

Dr. Bonnie Kaplan spoke at the CNA January 2018 meeting. Dr. Kaplan is a retired researcher from the University of Calgary who spreads the word about nutrition and mental health. She works to educate people about the important role of nutrition…

Pain Management with Donna Piercy – Part 3

Pain Management with Donna Piercy – Part 3

Donna Piercy spoke at the CNA September 2017 meeting., “I’d rather have a vet for a doctor, they know more about chronic pain!” Watch the lecture below. For more of our videos, click here. Please subscribe to our YouTube channel.…

#34 Manage Food Sensitivities – Help Neuropathy

#34 Manage Food Sensitivities – Help Neuropathy

Is Neuropathy Exacerbated by Certain Foods?   Research has shown that there are food ingredients that affect symptoms in those who suffer from neuropathy.  Common culprits are: gluten, MSG, trans fat, added sugars and artificial sweeteners and alcohol.  Let’s take…