What’s worse than tennis elbow? Golf balls! Sheesh, sorry… these are the jokes. After a sedentary work week, scaling a mountain on Saturday and 36-holes on Sunday can take their toll by way of common sports injuries. The 7 most … Continue reading Sports injuries! (Ahem… weekend warriors)
Paul is a kickboxing coach who tells us his story about how he had an injury to his big toe after a wrestling accident. He wasn’t recovering well on his own so he received PRP treatments from Dr O’Connell and … Continue reading PRP Success Story: Paul’s Big Toe
Everyone has been asking me for this recipe and I totally understand why! These cookies are so tasty and soft. They can be enjoyed by a few special populations (grain-free, vegan, dairy-free, lower-carb), but even people without any dietary restrictions … Continue reading Grain-Free Chocolate Chip Cookies [with keto/vegan variation]
Allulose is used in this keto caramel cheesecake with a rich cocoa crust. Your normie friends will ask for seconds! Continue reading Keto Caramel Swirl Cheesecake
What is “leaky gut?” Imagine a wall made with bricks and mortar. Your gut walls are similar with junctions between cells that are supposed to be tightly stuck together. This gut wall is a barrier to keep the outside world … Continue reading Gut health & depression
Watch Dr. O’Connell talk with NourishDoc.com about regenerative medicine for musculoskeletal pain! Continue reading Interview with Dr. O’Connell: Regenerative Medicine
What continues to do its job after it’s fired? A neuron… 🙃 Here are some natural ways to improve brain health and longevity: 🐝Make strong social connections: join a club or take a class at a community center because social … Continue reading Naturopathic and Functional Neurology
😩 “Doctor… I’m having such a tough time lately. I’m a teepee.” 👩🏽⚕️ “Mmmhmm…” 😩 “I— actually… I’m a pup tent.” 👩🏽⚕️ “I see…” 😩 “NO! I’m a teepee! …wait… I’m also a pup tent.” 👩🏽⚕️ “I know what’s wrong … Continue reading Men’s Health
“In the depth of winter, I finally learned that within me there lay an invincible summer.” ― Albert Camus When in the depth of mental, emotional, and physical winter, what can help us to dig deep and find that hope; … Continue reading Mental Health Info
How can you tell if your fridge is going through menopause? It’s all hot and out of eggs! For real though, hormones can be frustrating when they’re out of balance. Now, where’s that pesky moon calendar…… Everyone is unique and … Continue reading Hormones!
A man walks into a doctor’s office. He has a cucumber up his nose, a carrot in his left ear, and a banana in his right ear. “What’s the matter with me?” he asks the doctor. The doctor replies, “You’re … Continue reading Family Medicine
Where did Axl Rose get arthritis? … in his sha-na-na-na-na-na-na-na-knees knees! Sorry– had to *crack* a little arthritis joke. 🥴 Anyway… When someone is suffering from arthritis, cartilage-destroying chemicals affect their joints. Catabolic proteases (chemicals that cause cartilage to break … Continue reading Alpha 2 Macroglobulin Treatment
Neck. Pain. Ugh. What can we do? Most people over 20 years old have, or have had, neck pain. That sucks. And it can affect us, not just physically, but also with social and psychological aspects of our beings. It … Continue reading A little help for neck pain
What are trigger points? Do I have them? In another post, we talked about knee pain sometimes being caused by trigger points in the thigh. But that’s not the only place they can be! Trigger points are defined as areas … Continue reading What’s a trigger point?
Is my knee pain coming from my quads? In a recent study on young athletes, it was found that there may be a link between anterior knee pain (pain in the front of the knee) and trigger points in the … Continue reading When knee pain isn’t from the knee
Inflammation and body composition are INTERTWINED, y’all! If we know anything about overall, body-wide inflammation, we know it SUCKS. But beyond it making people feel like utter garbage, it makes people have an increased risk of dying from illnesses, allergic … Continue reading Normal BMI Improves Immune System Function
A little weight loss goes a long way! For obese persons (BMI >40) losing 5-10% of weight can drastically improve blood pressure and cholesterol. Depression, quality of life, mobility, sexual dysfunction, and urinary stress incontinence are significantly improved as well. … Continue reading Fat Loss = Health Gain
Knees hurt? WALK IT OUT! Knee pain and dysfunction from osteoarthritis affects nearly half of all people, with obese persons being most at risk. Exercise is obviously important for everyone, but when done poorly or unsafely, it can make joint … Continue reading Knees hurt? Walk.
Lose weight with walking! Last time, we talked about how to get out of the sedentary lifestyle that many of us can fall into so easily. Now, let’s talk about walking for weight control. Adding a brisk 30 minute walk … Continue reading Lose Weight With Walking
Indoorsy? Couch surfer? Just chillin? Who’s sore and tired from recent lack of activity? I’ve been there… recently even. But what can we do to escape the sedentary life? Here are some practical tips! Note that if you’re sedentary from … Continue reading How to move more when you don’t wanna.
A2M for treatment of OA: When someone is suffering from arthritis, cartilage-destroying chemicals affect their joints. Catabolic proteases (chemicals that cause cartilage to break down) result in pain and inflammation. The disease will eventually cause the cartilage to degrade completely, … Continue reading A2M to treat OA
Don’t worry, this is short: I grew up eating a ton of California-regional, Mexican-American style food because I lived most of my life in SoCal and my mom and I loved cooking together when I lived with her. Naturally, comfort … Continue reading Low-Carb Enchiladas with California-Style Guacamole [Recipe]