July 23, 2020

Covid and Vitamin D3

Articles by Dr. Erdman are for informational purposes, and are not to be taken as specific medical advice.


I have written so many articles on Vitamin D optimization I don’t think I can count them.  And, yet, again, this simple, easy to do solution is an important step in minimizing your risk of Covid 19 and other infections.

July 09, 2020

Masks or not?

Articles by Dr. Erdman are for informational purposes, and are not to be taken as specific medical advice.


This corona virus situation seems to have more sides and opinions than hairs on our head.  You can debate where it came from, how it started and why it progressed as it did.  We can posit why so many died in nursing homes in New York and PA but not in many other places.  But the thing we seem to fight over the most is mask or no mask!

Besides the obvious lack of authority by the government to mandate mask wearing and mandate businesses be the gate keeper of this mandate, is there evidence that makes mask wearing a good idea? Maybe, maybe not is the answer. It depends on the stated objective of mask wearing.

June 18, 2020

Laser Therapy Uses

Articles by Dr. Erdman are for informational purposes, and are not to be taken as specific medical advice.


In my practice, I utilize many types of treatments to achieve the best possible outcome for any particular condition. Obviously adjusting the spine and many other affected joints is our primary treatment. Exercises, stretches and use of rehabilitation protocols are also an integral part of getting sick people well.

Today, I want to introduce you to my favorite modality in the quest for healing at the cellular level, Laser Therapy. LASER stands for Light Amplification by Stimulated Emission of Radiation. It is simply another form of energy that can be used to create physiologic changes to tissue. Albert Einstein provided the basic science and theory for laser.

May 14, 2020

Suns Benefits

Articles by Dr. Erdman are for informational purposes, and are not to be taken as specific medical advice.


Every time you read about summer fun and outdoor activities, the professional criers warn you about the disastrous effects of sun exposure. Most people, when asked, will say the sun is bad for you, it causes skin cancer, sunburns and gives you leather looking skin. Should you avoid the sun? Does it really cause cancer? What are the risks and benefits of sun exposure?

April 30, 2020

Wuhan Virus?

Articles by Dr. Erdman are for informational purposes, and are not to be taken as specific medical advice.


Most of us are probably pretty tired of hearing about this Wuhan virus by now.  The scare tactics and misinformation is so bad, many people are scared out of their minds! Don’t let that be you – learn some facts we now know that weren’t available initially.

When this virus first came out of China, the predictions called for 2.2 million deaths in the USA alone. The latest models now say 30-60,000 deaths in the USA.

April 16, 2020

Virus Self Care Info

Articles by Dr. Erdman are for informational purposes, and are not to be taken as specific medical advice.


I stole this from a post by a respiratory therapist. I would agree with this advice for just about any respiratory condition. These are simply guidelines for you to determine if your own situation can be contained by homecare, or necessitate further treatment by professionals.  Do these things first, when appropriate, and if they fail to help, see the doctor.

"I'm going share some common sense wisdom with those that have the virus and are trying to stay out of the hospital. If this advice is followed as given you will improve your chances of not ending up in the hospital on a ventilator. This applies to the otherwise generally healthy population, so use discretion.

February 06, 2020

Normal Body Temp Is?

Articles by Dr. Erdman are for informational purposes, and are not to be taken as specific medical advice.


Some ideas we are taught as facts may have been true at some point in time, yet may not currently be accurate. Take global cooling in the 1970’s. It was true then, yet in the 1990’s we’ve had global warming, and now we have globally static temperatures for about a decade or so. These are facts whether you acknowledge them or not.