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About Heather Tick

For over 20 years Dr. Tick has dedicated herself to researching evidence-based holistic treatments for pain and inflammation. A multiple-book author, including the highly acclaimed Holistic Pain Relief - An In-Depth Guide to Managing Chronic Pain, Dr. Tick empowers her patients to live free of pain and full of life. She is the first holder of the prestigious Gunn-Loke Endowed Professorship of Integrative Pain Medicine at the University of Washington and a Clinical Associate Professor at the University of Washington in the departments of Family Medicine and Anesthesiology & Pain Medicine.

11 Healthy Pumpkin Recipes (Gluten Free & Vegetarian)

Pumpkin pie, pumpkin spiced lattes and pumpkin loaf. At this time of year, pumpkin recipes get a lot of attention – most of which comes with refined sugars and sometimes even artificial flavors. There is good news though. Pumpkin is really good for you! Particularly for the health of your heart and the respiratory system. […]

2017-11-02T14:36:14+00:00 November 2nd, 2017|Recipes|

5 Ingredient Vegan Date Balls Recipe (Sugar Free)

Dates are one of my go-to foods for indulging without the added sugar. They’re naturally sweet and loaded with fiber to help slow digestion and prevent a major spike in blood sugar. With just five ingredients these vegan date balls are simple to make and perfect for your sweet tooth.

Aside from the occasional treat, I do […]

2017-08-23T13:05:06+00:00 September 12th, 2017|Recipes|

3 Natural Sweeteners to Use Instead of Sugar

Let’s talk about sugar for a moment. Most of us know it contributes to obesity, weakens immunity and creates poor dental health. Yet, the average American adult eats 22 teaspoons of sugar daily. That’s much more than double the recommended daily allowance according to the American Heart Association.

So what can you […]

2017-08-23T13:18:25+00:00 September 5th, 2017|Nutrition|

5 Supplements for Natural Pain Relief

When we talk about pain from an integrative medicine approach, there are many factors to consider. Nutrition is among one of the most important. Eating healthy whole foods can decrease inflammation to provide natural pain relief. Whereas, the wrong foods, can promote inflammation and increase pain.

But it’s not quite as simple as changing up the […]

2017-08-23T13:39:42+00:00 August 29th, 2017|Pain Management|

Migraine-Friendly Roasted Veggie Quinoa Casserole Recipe

This Roasted Veggie Quinoa Casserole comes from Stephanie Weaver’s newest book The Migraine Relief Plan: An 8-Week Transition to Better Eating, Fewer Headaches, and Optimal Health

The plan provides a gradual and customizable approach to reducing inflammation and relieving migraine pain. It includes over 75 delicious recipes that suit a number of dietary needs […]

2017-09-01T16:53:26+00:00 August 24th, 2017|Recipes|

3 DIY Natural Cleaning Recipes for Your Healthy Home

Chemical cleaning products can be harsh on your skin, disruptive to your gut microbiome and unhealthy for your lungs. Fortunately, the ingredients you have in your kitchen cupboards and medicine cabinet can go a long way in helping you naturally clean your home without any negative side effects of toxic ingredients.

Vinegar, […]

2017-08-17T12:37:17+00:00 August 17th, 2017|Immune System|

4 Ways to Reduce the Toxic Load in Your Home Environment

We’re exposed to toxic chemicals in our home environment every single day. Think about it. The ingredients you use in your personal hygiene routine, the products you clean with, pesticides on your food and chlorine in your drinking water; all of these exposures can disrupt the diversity and balance of the bacteria living your […]

2017-08-04T13:43:07+00:00 August 4th, 2017|Immune System|

Relieving Chronic Pain with Behavioral Strategies

As an integrative medicine practitioner, I spend a lot of time discussing the importance of diet and lifestyle with those suffering from chronic pain. Because while prescription pharmaceuticals like opioids, or even just over-the-counter analgesics are a great solution for acute pain, they can end up doing more harm than good with longterm use for […]

2017-07-31T14:55:06+00:00 July 31st, 2017|Pain Management|

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Hello and welcome!

Health is a lifestyle. Here’s our goal: to educate people on how nutrition, exercise, supplementation and stress reduction can eliminate pain and disease. Healthcare isn’t just about curing diseases. It’s about prevention in the first place. We’re changing how America views healthcare.

Be a contributor. If you love to educate, share your […]

2017-06-21T19:39:12+00:00 June 16th, 2017|Announcements|

17 Signs Your Gut Microbiome is Unhealthy

The gut microbiome refers to the community of bacteria living in your gastrointestinal system. Within it, you’ll find good bacteria (probiotics), bad bacteria, yeast (like candida albicans) and other microorganisms. When your gut microbiome is balanced, the ratio of good bacteria to bad will be higher keeping everything in check.

It’s important because your gut microbiome is linked […]

2017-09-28T13:02:50+00:00 May 2nd, 2017|Immune System|
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