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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.

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|

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 […]

2017-08-23T12:59:14+00:00 April 13th, 2017|Immune System, Nutrition|

4 Ways Integrative Medicine Helps Chronic Pain

Each and every one of us play an integral role in the quality of our own personal healthcare. Just listening to your doctor alone isn’t enough. It would be like going to the dentist twice a year, but never brushing your teeth. You need to be asking questions, educating yourself and making an effort to live a […]

2017-06-21T13:17:16+00:00 April 6th, 2017|Pain Management|

5 Natural Remedies for Ulcers

CAUTION: Some people with stomach ulcers are at high risk of bleeding and this can be life threatening. Always consult your health care professional to see if these natural strategies are safe for you to add to your treatment routine.

Having an ulcer is not only painful, it impairs your body’s digestive function. When you aren’t […]

2017-06-21T14:03:03+00:00 March 30th, 2017|Pain Management|
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