Dr D's Blog

Arnica Montana: Harnessing the power of a flower

Over the past decade, I’ve been doing extensive research and trying to find the most effective combination of natural ingredients to help with pain relief and healing. At the same time, I noticed most of my patients were wanting to avoid popping pills and move toward topical, natural pain relievers. So, I developed a topical treatment, Dr. D’s Super 7. In this seven-part series, I will breakdown each of the seven natural ingredients in the ointment and why they’re effective in treating pain and helping with recovery. Arnica Montana is said to be the most commonly used homeopathic medicine in...

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Top 3 things to know about oil of wintergreen

Over the past decade, I’ve been doing extensive research and trying to find the most effective combination of natural ingredients to help with pain relief and healing. At the same time, I noticed most of my patients were wanting to avoid popping pills and move toward topical, natural pain relievers. So, I developed a topical treatment, Dr. D’s Super 7. In this seven-part series, I will breakdown each of the seven natural ingredients in the ointment and why they’re effective in treating pain and helping with recovery. Oil of wintergreen is commonly used worldwide, especially in Europe, because of its...

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Three ways to avoid injuries in the winter

During this time of year, I see an influx of patients coming into my clinic because of seasonal activities. Here are some tips to avoid common injuries during this time of year. 1. Pick the right shovel and practice shoveling the “right” way Even before heading out to clear the snow off the driveway, make sure you have an ergonomic shovel. How do you know if you have an ergonomic shovel? First off, it need to be the right height. If you’re standing a shovel beside you, it should reach just below your chest. If your shovel just as tall...

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Why my clinic is always busy on cold days

My clinic is rammed when there’s a drop in temperature. It’s a fact: temperature change does affect your body. Especially when you have a preexisting condition like arthritis.Specifically, cold weather takes a toll on people because when there’s decreased barometric pressure, there’s an increased amount of pressure in your body. This can cause irritation to joints, muscles and nerves. Of all my patients that come in because of cold weather pain, about 80 per cent of them feel it in their low back. Another common place to feel the pain is in the knees. This is because these are weight...

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