Blog Archive

Spinal Decompression May Hold the Key to Your Lower Back Pain Nov 8th, 2022

If you’re struggling with lower back pain, you’re not alone — 80% of people in the United States experience the problem at some point in their lives, and 25% of the population reports back within the past three months. Like millions of others, you’re not keen on the idea of back surgery...

Tips for Managing Your Chronic Fatigue Syndrome Oct 11th, 2022

For the up to 2.5 million people in the United States who are estimated to have chronic fatigue syndrome (CFS), life can change dramatically, and not for the better. CFS can hijack almost every aspect of your life as you struggle with the constant fatigue, the aches and pains, the...

Move More Freely With Prolotherapy Sep 7th, 2022

The numbers surrounding joint health in the United States is nothing short of eye-opening. The Arthritis Foundation estimates that more than 92 million people have doctor-diagnosed arthritis or arthritis symptoms. At HealthFirst, Dr. Jonathan Singer understands that this surprisingly large number is only going to grow as the population ages. To fight back against...

Warning Signs of a Nutrient Deficiency (And How We Can Help) Aug 7th, 2022

While we’re at a time in history when there’s more food than ever before, the quality of this food isn’t the best, leaving many people at risk for vitamin deficiencies. In fact, according to data from the National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey, nearly one-third of the population in the United States...

What Are Hormones and Why Are They So Important? Jul 3rd, 2022

Your body produces at least 50 different types of hormones that control everything from your appetite and sleep to your growth and energy production. It would be hard to overstate the importance of hormones for your overall health and wellness, as you simply can’t live without them. At HealthFirst, Dr. Jonathan Singer believes that...

How Chronic Fatigue Can Affect Your Sleep Jun 8th, 2022

It’s estimated that chronic fatigue syndrome (CFS) affects between 836,000 and 2.5 million people in the United States. There’s the wide range in numbers because this condition is widely misunderstood and difficult to diagnose. In fact, the CDC estimates that 90% of sufferers have not been properly diagnosed with CFS. At HealthFirst, Dr. Jonathan Singer specializes...

How Suboxone® Treats Your Opioid Addiction May 5th, 2022

The opioid problem in the United States was already labeled a crisis, but the number of deaths due to overdose topped 100,000 in the year ending in April 2021, up from around 78,000 during the same period the year before. These numbers are alarming, and we want to do all...

The Many Benefits of Bioidentical Hormone Therapy Apr 5th, 2022

You may not give much thought to the tiny chemical messengers in your body called hormones, but when their levels are imbalanced, you’re sure to feel the effects. From fatigue and excessive sweating to declining sexual health and bone loss, hormone imbalances can leave their marks. Thanks to modern science,...

How to Avoid Heavy Metal Poisoning Mar 9th, 2022

Heavy metal poisoning isn’t all that common, but it’s definitely one condition you’d do well to avoid, which can be tricky since these materials exist most everywhere in our environment. That said, there are steps you can take to avoid toxic buildup of heavy metals in your body. At HealthFirst,...

How Nonsurgical Spinal Decompression Can Treat Your Sciatica Feb 10th, 2022

Dealing with sciatica can be painful, and the last thing you want to do is to add to the discomfort through interventional solutions, such as surgery. Luckily, there are nonsurgical options, including an innovative technique in which we relieve the pressure on your sciatic nerve. Using spinal decompression therapy, Dr....

Four Reasons Suboxone® Treatment Might Be Right for You Jan 18th, 2022

We’re going to begin this discussion with an incredibly sobering statistic from the CDC — overdose deaths due to opioids in the United States rose exponentially during the 12-month period ending April 2021 compared to the same period a year prior, with nearly 76,000 deaths compared to a little more...

Do My Headaches and Dizzy Spells Mean I Have Chronic Fatigue Syndrome? Dec 9th, 2021

You get up and feel lightheaded, almost to the point of fainting. At the same time, you’re experiencing frequent headaches. While there are many drivers behind these two symptoms, if they occur together along with other symptoms, they could signal chronic fatigue syndrome. To help you get to the bottom...

I Think I Have Irritable Bowel Syndrome: Can You Help? Nov 9th, 2021

When you have problems with your gastrointestinal (GI) tract, your quality of life can suffer quite considerably. Frequent trips to the bathroom, pain, discomfort, embarrassment — these are just a few of the side effects of GI problems, such as irritable bowel syndrome (IBS). At HealthFirst, Dr. Jonathan Singer and...

What to Do When You Have Type 1 Diabetes Oct 10th, 2021

Type 1 diabetes is a chronic autoimmune illness that can hijack your life in many ways as you struggle to keep your (or your child’s) blood sugar levels well-regulated. While insulin shots or an insulin pump can provide this crucial hormone, there are other steps you can take to manage...

Reasons to Consider Alternative Cancer Treatment Sep 6th, 2021

A cancer diagnosis is often a double-edged sword — the treatments for this disease are often as destructive as the cancer itself. Through alternative cancer therapies, such as the ones we offer here at HealthFirst, our goal is to help your body better defend itself against the assault. Our own...

A Closer Look at Crohn's Disease Aug 11th, 2021

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention released a report in 2015 that found that 3 million people in the United States had an inflammatory bowel disease — either Crohn’s disease or ulcerative colitis — which is up by a million people since 1999. Of this number, about a half...

How Chronic Fatigue Impacts Your Everyday Life Jul 7th, 2021

You lie in bed and reminisce about the days when you’d jump up and seize the day with excitement and energy. Now, it’s all you can do to get the bathroom. This type of chronic fatigue can have a devastating impact on your quality of life, and we want to...

Heavy Metal Poisoning: What You Need to Know Jun 23rd, 2021

You’re not feeling like yourself, and you’re experiencing a variety of seemingly unrelated symptoms that range from low-grade nausea to fatigue. You’ve sought medical help, but answers are in short supply. In the meantime, your symptoms continue to drag you down.  If this sounds familiar, it would be a very...

What Causes Drug and Alcohol Addiction? May 7th, 2021

The function of the human brain is complex, to say the least, and there’s still much we don’t understand. That said, great inroads have been made in the field of substance use disorders and addiction and we now better understand the effects that drugs and alcohol can have on your...

5 Signs of Sjögren’s Syndrome Apr 5th, 2021

By their very definition, autoimmune illnesses are complex and difficult to understand. After all, these are conditions in which your primary defender — your immune system — mistakenly turns on your own body, often causing great discomfort and harm.  There are more than 100 different autoimmune disorders, including Sjögren’s syndrome....

Are There Natural Treatments for Cancer? Mar 7th, 2021

Last year, more than 1.8 million new cases of cancer were diagnosed in the United States, and this number is expected to rise along with life expectancy.  While a cancer diagnosis is frightening enough, this disease is one in which the cure can often be as arduous and aggressive as...

How to Manage Fibromyalgia with Ozone Therapy Feb 8th, 2021

For the 4 million adults in the United States affected by fibromyalgia, the quest for answers can be frustrating. As you struggle to regain your quality of life, we want to assure you that while there’s still much to learn about this chronic condition, there is hope in the form...

5 Reasons to Consider Bioidentical Hormone Therapy Jan 24th, 2021

There’s little in your body that isn’t somehow affected by your hormones, which are tiny chemical messengers that control everything from your appetite to your moods.  When certain hormones become imbalanced, the effects can cast a wide net. This is where bioidentical hormone replacement therapy can help. At HealthFirst, Dr....

Am I Just Tired or Is It Chronic Fatigue? Dec 1st, 2020

Many of us lead fast-paced lives that leave us exhausted and depleted of energy, which is perfectly normal. Less common are the exhaustion and lack of energy that come with chronic fatigue syndrome. Distinguishing the difference between the fatigue that comes with everyday life and that which stems from a...

Prolotherapy for Tendonitis: What to Expect Nov 5th, 2020

Tendonitis typically develops over time due to overuse and stress, which means it can also take ample time to remedy. To speed up your recovery from tendonitis, we often turn to a minimally invasive and highly effective technique called prolotherapy. At HealthFirst, Dr. Jonathan Singer and our team aim to...

Boost Your Immune System With IV Nutrient Infusions Oct 6th, 2020

For the past six months, our nation has been held in the grips of a viral infection that underscores one very important point — the strength of your immune system matters.  At Health First, Dr. Jonathan Singer and our team believe that optimal health and wellness is best achieved by...

Chronic Fatigue Syndrome: It's Far More Than Just Feeling Tired Sep 8th, 2020

Chronic fatigue syndrome is an extraordinarily difficult and frustrating condition to cope with, largely because there’s a fair amount of misinformation surrounding it. In fact, the CDC estimates that anywhere between 836,000 to 2.5 million Americans are affected by chronic fatigue syndrome, yet up to 90% aren’t properly diagnosed. At...

How Prolotherapy Promotes Healing From Within Aug 18th, 2020

Any time your body incurs damage — whether through an accident or a disease like arthritis — it jumps into action to heal itself, regenerating and repairing tissues on a cellular level.  While effective, your body works at its own pace and allocates resources judiciously, which means you may not...

The Effects of Toxic Levels of Metals in the Human Body Jul 22nd, 2020

Humans are nothing if not creative, as witnessed by the evolution of our world from one where stone chisels were an advanced technology to today, where we have massive machinery that produces everything from ice cream to cars.  All of this was fueled by heavy metals found in the natural...

Natural Treatments for Joint Pain Jun 10th, 2020

If moving and going about your regular day causes your joints to ache, there are natural treatments you can try to make the pain go away. At HealthFirst, Dr. Jonathan Singer takes a holistic approach to medicine and focuses on using natural treatments to improve your health.  You don’t have...

The Many Benefits of Ozone Therapy May 13th, 2020

You may know ozone as the gas that surrounds the Earth’s stratosphere to protect us from the sun’s ultraviolet light. Ozone has also been used as a form of alternative medicine for decades to treat a variety of conditions. The list of uses for ozone therapy continues to grow as...

Sjögren’s Syndrome: Can Diet Help? Apr 1st, 2020

Chances are you’ve never heard of Sjögren’s syndrome before. Sjögren’s syndrome is an autoimmune disorder that typically causes dry eyes and dry mouth. While the disorder itself is manageable without treatment, it can lead to a number of inconvenient and even dangerous side effects.  HealthFirst is a leader in functional...

How Spinal Decompression Can Alleviate Chronic Back and Neck Pain Mar 13th, 2020

Chronic back and neck pain can interrupt your sleep and daily activities, and affect the quality of your life. For too many people, the answer to chronic musculoskeletal pain is medication, but that can lead to addictions and additional health problems. Spinal decompression is a natural way to alleviate chronic...

Why Opioid Addiction Recovery Programs That Use Suboxone® are More Successful Feb 6th, 2020

Having an opioid addiction means that changes in your brain make breaking the addiction an insurmountable task — unless you have proper medical intervention. Suboxone® is a prescription medication that makes it possible to break an addiction to opioids while making the effects of withdrawal tolerable.  As part of a...

5 Reasons Bioidentical Hormone Therapy May be Right for You Jan 9th, 2020

Oh, hormones. They plague us in our teen years. And just when we think we can put hormonal problems behind us, they rear their ugly heads again. As we age, our body produces less of specific hormones. These changes can sap your energy and libido, cause you to lose muscle...

Fortify Your Immune System This Cold and Flu Season with Intravenous Nutrient Infusions Dec 10th, 2019

Cold weather might bring ice skating, snowball fights, and hot chocolate, but it also brings cold and flu season. Several factors combine to make these common illnesses thrive in winter, and it might seem like getting sick is inevitable when everyone around you has the sniffles.  With intravenous nutrient infusions,...

What Is Chelation Therapy? Nov 21st, 2019

Heavy metals may come from deep within the earth’s crust, but thanks to their many industrial, technological, agricultural, and medical applications, most people come in contact with them on a regular basis.  While limited exposure to trace amounts of heavy metals probably won’t affect your health in a perceptible way,...