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The Organ Systems & Season Changes

The Organ Systems & Season Changes

Around here at Hope Clinic we talk a lot about organ systems, and their different seasons. Since these references aren't exactly coming up at a typical medical doctor appointment—or around the water cooler—let's take a few moments to explain things a bit.

Odd Symptoms in the Summer

Odd Symptoms in the Summer

Summer! With a good balance in the body this can be a time of balance for the heart and mind. Joy, calm, connection, and space. This can also be a time of odd symptoms that can wear on us both physically and mentally.

Who’s the Insomniac In Your Home?

Who’s the Insomniac In Your Home?

Whether you or someone you love struggles to fall asleep, stay asleep, or wake up feeling rested—this article is for you. 

Hope For Mom and Kids

Hope For Mom and Kids

Meet Melissa

Hear first-hand how mom felt better after just one week one supplements from Dr. Brad. And even better, hear how she didn't need to fill those prescriptions for the kids.

What IS Homeopathy?

What IS Homeopathy?

Homeopathy works to remind the body how to heal itself. It does this through something we call, a remedy. Since it won’t interfere with medications, homeopathy can be useful to support healing for just about any health condition.

Natural Ways To Keep Your Kids Healthy This School Year

Natural Ways To Keep Your Kids Healthy This School Year

School time is here again. For kids this means new sleep schedules, new teachers, new friends, new foods, and new chemicals they aren’t exposes to at home. This combination is stressful! Our bodies can only hold out so long before it starts to break down. But you, the parent, can help.

5 Ways To Prepare Your Body For A Minnesota Winter

5 Ways To Prepare Your Body For A Minnesota Winter

For those of us who call Minnesota home, we are professionals at surviving the winter. But most people here in Minnesota don’t realize that the time to start preparing your body for winter is as soon as fall begins.

Bed Wetting For Kids or Adults and Why It Happens

Bed Wetting For Kids or Adults and Why It Happens

Whether we’re talking about adult or child bed wetting, the number one cause is a kidney deficiency. You read that right. Bed wetting is most commonly a result of a weak kidney system.

Unfortunately, your kidneys can often be the very last thing a western doctor will think of.

Keep Your Family Healthy This Winter

Keep Your Family Healthy This Winter

Don't let the winter bug get you down this winter. Watch this short video to learn more about how to keep your family healthy this winter.

How To Help Your Child's Frequent Ear Infections

How To Help Your Child's Frequent Ear Infections

Statistics show that most ear “infections” aren’t “infections” at all. Instead most are simply ear inflammations. Antibiotics will only clear the inflammation, but antibiotics won’t solve the core problem behind the ear infection.

Hope For Constant Fatigue

Hope For Constant Fatigue

Meet Mike

Mike was going through life constantly fatigued. Even after a good night of sleep, he'd wake up tired. He didn't want to live his life that way.

Dr. Brad's 3 Secrets To Staying Young

Dr. Brad's 3 Secrets To Staying Young

If you’ve been around Hope Clinic, then you know drinking lots and lots of every water is essential for your body’s health. You probably also know about these essential remedies for winter colds. But have you ever heard Dr. Brad share his best advice for how to stay young? Listen up! 

Sleep Apnea and Stress Case Study

Sleep Apnea and Stress Case Study

Relief for a hardworking father 

A middle-aged man came into the clinic complaining of shoulder pain, overwhelming stress, allergies, sinus drainage, snoring, waking up numerous times through the night, and constant fatigue.

On his first visit, Dr. Brad found that he had a restricted airway most likely causing sleep apnea and decreased melatonin production. The patient also had slight hypothyroidism, an enlarged prostate, and spinal misalignments contributing to his shoulder pain.

The results of the treatment have been positive. It worked.
— a hardworking father

The solution was chiropractic adjustments for his lower neck and mid-back in order to increase nerve flow to his throat, thyroid, and shoulder. Specific nutritional supplementation was used to increase prostate, thyroid, and pineal gland production. Specific nutritional supplementation was also used to balance his brain chemistry and help him deal with stress. Specific acupuncture and Chinese herbs were used to decrease inflammation in his throat and open up his sinuses.

After two months of care, this patient has “no bothersome allergic reactions” and is now able to sleep through the night without a CPAP machine. He now has energy to exercise and feels that he can deal with the stressors in his life.

7 Foods Your Body Craves During Springtime

7 Foods Your Body Craves During Springtime

All winter long you've sipped warm mugs of hot tea, roasted vegetables, and spooned up savory soups and stews, but we're here to tell you—spring is finally here! It's time for greens and other bright colors to be brought back onto our plates. Thank goodness, right?

Helping Your Body Overcome Depression or Anxiety

Helping Your Body Overcome Depression or Anxiety

There is hope for depression and anxiety

If you find depression or anxiety to be a part of your everyday life, we want you to know there is so much hope for you and your body. To help your body through anxiety or depression we need to address all aspects of your body: the physical, the mental, and the emotional. All three parts of you play an important role in your body’s overall wellbeing and health.

At Hope Clinic, we will work together to find what aspect of your body needs extra support.

Identifying the support your body needs most

First we’ll want to see what is hindering the physical aspects of your body. What areas of your body might be experiencing inflammation? What are your body’s energy levels like?

If we can get a person’s physical energy up, sometimes this person’s emotional energy will simultaneously get the support it needs, too. But if this doesn’t happen, then we can turn to homeopathy or psychotherapy techniques to help the emotional energy get back in balance.

When a person is struggling with depression or anxiety, most of the time there are life-environment factors negatively affecting the person’s emotional energy. Depending on the needs of your specific body, EMDR, NLP, DBT and other techniques can be extremely helpful psychotherapy options. Sometimes Dr. Brad will refer patients out to exercise classes offering specific techniques to help support your emotional energy. If depression or anxiety have been clinging to your life for awhile, many patients find that homeopathy helps them emerge from longterm depression or anxiety.

Another vital aspect to every human’s emotional health is a good, supportive network. Even if you have a supportive family and a great group of friends, sometimes you may still need support from someone outside your immediate network. Attending a support group or spending one-on-one time with a therapist can be extremely helpful resources for getting a bit of extra support and perspective in your life.

Hope Clinic can help you find the support you need

Regardless of how long you’ve been dealing with anxiety or depression, there is hope. Whether it’s physical, mental, or emotional support, we will work with you to identify the kind of support you need most.

If you don’t know where to start, we invite you to come to our free, monthly Hope Class. Or you are always welcome to call the clinic and schedule an appointment to see Dr. Brad.

Can Hope Clinic Heal My Disease or Condition?

Can Hope Clinic Heal My Disease or Condition?

Can Hope Clinic heal my disease or condition?

With new patients coming through our clinic doors all the time, this is a question we are often asked. From your very first appointment, we want our patients to know that at Hope Clinic we don't cure diseases, instead our goal is to improve how your genetics are expressed. This is called epigenetics.

You see, your body was meant to heal itself. The only reason you are alive right now is because your body is constantly healing and repairing itself. At Hope Clinic we depend entirely on epigenetics to allow the healing process. Almost all of our genetic expression is from a pool of genes—not just from one gene that’s unchangeable.

After millions of dollars of research invested into mapping the human genome that’s why we’re no closer to solving most diseases. The truth is most of those diseases have already been solved. Your body already has a way to heal and repair most conditions.

So how do you stimulate this healing and repair?

That’s a great question. The good news is there are many ways to help stimulate your body to heal and repair itself. Your body is an organism made up of many wonderful and complex facets—you are so much more than just a grouping of several parts.

To help stimulate your body’s healing and repairing, we see if we can find what’s inhibiting your natural healing process and then take away that inhibition. If we can do that then the possibilities for healing and repairing are almost endless.

One thing we do know is your body needs certain things to repair itself. One of those things is appropriate movement like exercise. Another thing your body needs is appropriate building blocks like nutrients. In order to carry out digestion and energy production, you must have the appropriate solvent in the form of water.

Another thing we know about your body is how you think about yourself, the people around you, and your environment all play a role in how your body repairs itself. Believe it or not, the amount of rejection, support, stress, warm fuzzies, laughter, and fear you experience in your daily life also play an important role in your body’s ability to repair.

Your body’s healing process is unique

At Hope Clinic we’ve found that sometimes all it takes is changing one area that’s imbalanced. Other times we’ve had to change multiple areas or support multiple aspects of healing in order for your body to repair itself. You are a unique individual and have become dependent on unique processes in order to heal yourself. We are here to try to help you find what will work for you.

If we can elicit better genetic expression, these positive epigenetics can allow amazing healing to happen.

Unpacking Your Complex Kidney System

Unpacking Your Complex Kidney System

In western medicine we tend to think of the kidney system as pretty straight forward and simple: the kidneys are what control and maintain our mineral status and blood pressure. But in Chinese medicine, the kidney system is understood to be much more complex.