Pain and Surviving Opioid Dependence

Pain.  The very word conjures up deep, emotional feelings.  Pain comes in many forms and at varying levels of intensity.  Have you ever felt any of these? Aching Cramping Fearful Gnawing Heavy Hot or burning Sharp Shooting Sickening Splitting Stabbing Punishing or...

Nrf2 and Veteran Exposed to Agent Orange

I’ve often heard that aging is not for the timid.       What if you are sick?  That can’t make the journey any better. And, how about if your illness is related to your work?  Or, in the case of a veteran, to your service?  It is almost common place to...

Lyme Disease: A Case Study PART 3

If you’ve ever dealt with a medical condition that would be considered chronic, you understand the hopelessness one might feel.  In fact, in reading this, you may be feeling those very uncomfortable feelings.  Doesn’t feel very good … does it?...

Lyme Disease: A Case Study PART 2

Having Lyme Disease may require a relentless posture and attitude. Most importantly, you need your own intellectual curiosity. Imagine having to assume that attitude when everything, and everyone, is against you. Everyone doubts you and no one is in your corner. You...

Lyme Disease: A Case Study PART 1

When we are young we oftentimes take our health for granted. In fact, we may think we are bullet proof. We live our lives making plans for our future, going to school, and making new friends. It is the rare instance that we would even consider our own mortality, not...