Fatigue, Body Temperature and Thyroid Disease

“I can’t believe how well I feel, and neither can my husband. Four months ago I would come home from work and collapse, exhausted. Nothing helped my energy. And now I have energy to spare! Most of the other symptoms that have plagued me for years are gone.” Jana and her husband had been trying […]

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Answering the Estrogen Question

Marta had been taking Estrace and Provera for 4 years and was pleased with the results. She felt it had helped her out of menopausal depression and made her feel and look more youthful. She had read about the benefits of estrogen for preventing osteoporosis, heart disease, and Alzheimer’s. Then, her aunt was diagnosed with […]

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Optimum Testosterone Levels Give Men the Mental Edge

Dr Noel Peterson, ND, DAAPM We know that optimal levels of the male sex hormone testosterone can play an important role in healthy sexual function in men, especially as they age. Testosterone also appears to improve the function of the brain, and may even help to protect against age-related dementia. Researchers in the Rancho Bernardo […]

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Large Scale Study Links Depression to Low Testosterone

Large Scale Study Links Depression to Low Testosterone Dr. Noel Peterson, ND, DAAPM The male hormone testosterone may keep men happy in more ways than one. Besides enhancing sex drive, we know that testosterone helps build muscle mass, preserves bone strength, lowers cholesterol, improves mental performance. Now a new study, the first of its kind […]

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Healing Shoulders with Prolotherapy and PRP

On March 19, 2001 I had a snowboarding accident at Whistler, BC, where an unfortunate encounter with a tree allowed me to experience and appreciate the high professionalism and quality of the Canadian national health care system. Skilled doctors kept me breathing, while orthopedists pieced my bones back together with plates, bolts, screws and compassion. […]

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Arthritis and Knee Pain: The Best Solution is Not Drugs or Surgery

Osteoarthritis of the knee is a worrisome problem for millions of Americans, and the pharmaceutical giants know it. While effective non-drug and non-surgical treatments for knee pain like Prolotherapy and Platelet Rich Plasma PRP get little media attention, multiple billions are spent advertising drugs on television, radio, magazine, newspapers and medical journals. They feature the […]

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Low Testosterone in Men: Andropause is More Common Than You Think

What is andropause or male menopause? Andropause occurs in men when there is a steep decline in the anabolic hormones testosterone and dehydroepiandrosterone (DHEA). This drop in hormones is common in men after age 40. How do I know if testosterone is low? Fatigue, memory loss, cognitive decline, depression. Lack of sex drive, difficulty achieving […]

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Regenerative Injection Therapy with Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP)

Since 1999, when Dr. Noel Peterson began treating patients with Prolotherapy in Portland and Lake Oswego, Oregon, he has had the opportunity to integrate the latest prolotherapy techniques and innovations into his practice. One of these innovations is the use of Platelet Rich Plasma matrix grafts, or PRP for short. What is Platelet Rich Plasma? […]

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Lead in Blood of Average Americans Causes Heart Attacks and Strokes

The average blood level of lead found among Americans is high enough to increase the likelihood of heart attack and stroke, according to a new study by researchers Andy Menke, MPH, and his team at Tulane University School of Public Health. While a ‘high’ blood level is now defined as more than 10 micrograms of […]

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Arthritis of the Neck and Spine, Prolotherapy and PRP to the Rescue

Practicing Prolotherapy and PRP in Portland Oregon and Lake Oswego for over a decade, I’ve treated more degenerative neck arthritis and spine pain than any other condition. No wonder, as nearly everyone over 40 years of age is affected to some degree. Yet in spite of its frequency, there is almost complete silence on the […]

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