Blog Archive

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,...