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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.

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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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 […]

2017-06-21T13:38:57+00:00 May 2nd, 2017|Immune System|

5 Health Benefits of Probiotics

Each of us has a community of bacteria and other microorganisms living inside of us referred to as the microbiome. Its made up of good bacteria (probiotics), bad bacteria and yeast that live symbiotically together. The benefits of probiotics to your overall health are far reaching. They contribute to healthy digestion, a strong immune […]

2017-06-21T13:58:18+00:00 April 13th, 2017|Immune System, Nutrition|
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