June 21, 2018

Dangers of Vaping

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


We’ve all been exposed to the e-cigarette wave sweeping the country over the last half decade. E-cigs now have a larger population using them than smokeless tobacco as of 2015.

Smokeless tobacco has been around for hundreds of years, yet only about 3.5% of Americans use it. 

E-cigs have been around about 10+ years and already about 10% of US adults and 13% of high school students use it. A National Institute of Drug Abuse survey found that 9% of 8th graders, 16% of 10th graders and 17% of seniors had used e-cigs in the last month.

May 10, 2018

Salt and High Blood Pressure, part 2

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


Following up on the last article on blood pressure and a low sodium diet, we will look at what types of salt you should be eating, how much you can take in and other ways of reducing blood pressure.

There are several types of salt we could use, but only a few should be consumed. Always avoid processed white salt, it is the worst one to eat because it has no balance of other necessary minerals such a magnesium, calcium, potassium, and iodine.

April 26, 2018

Salt and High Blood Pressure, part 1

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


Is salt really bad for your blood pressure? There is a new book by Dr. James DiNicolantonio called, “The Salt Fix: Why the Experts got it All Wrong – And How Eating More Might Save Your Life.”

He found that patients who were on a low salt diet were having many new symptoms like muscle fatigue, cramps, spasms and heart palpitations. They were ordered not to add salt to food because they have high blood pressure, yet were having all these new symptoms…those of salt deficiency.

Historically, salt has been widely used the world over. It was the primary way to preserve food prior to refrigeration. The rampant increase in high blood pressure didn’t start until the early 1900’s. The rise in hypertension, obesity and diabetes parallels a reduction in salt intake. Salt intake has significantly decreased since the 1930’s, yet all these chronic diseases have gone up.

April 12, 2018

Why Choose Maintenance Chiropractic Care?

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


When I sit down with a new patient for the first time, one of the questions I ask is if they have ever been to a chiropractor before. I’d guess about half of them have not. My next question is usually, “Why not?” The most common answer is, “I’ve never needed one before.” For me, that translates into, “The pain I’ve been having off and on for years won’t go away this time!”

Needing a chiropractor should be on 100% of everyone’s list of necessary doctors. Not just for getting rid of pains but for maintenance of joint function to prevent future problems. Do you not change the oil in your car? Rotate the tires? Wash it once in a while? Why do you do this? It’s called preventive maintenance, right? Spend a little bit of time and money now to protect your huge investment for years to come. Isn’t your health worthy of investment? How can you eat right, exercise, avoid bad health habits, yet not consider maintaining the vital function of the spine and nervous system?

March 29, 2018

Vitamin K2: Essential Nutrient for Health

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


Over the last few years I’ve written many articles on the importance of vitamin D. It is absolutely essential to have optimum vitamin D levels.

But, lately I have been reading about another vitamin that seems to be on par with vitamin D in necessity for preventing disease. Traditional medicine seems completely uninterested in actually preventing disease from occurring. They are solely focused on testing, procedures and prescribing drugs for existing disease. They want a diagnosis instead of taking care of people who may not have a disease, yet are not healthy and well.

This week we will focus on vitamin K2 and its two main functions of cardiovascular health and bone restoration. Many times when vitamin K is mentioned it is part of a conversation about blood thinning medication. There are two types of vitamin K, they are K1 and K2.

March 15, 2018

Chiropractic and Foot Wellness

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


When people think of chiropractic care, they would say we work with the spine, understandably. Chiropractors have an extraordinary amount of research proving our conservative approach to spinal problems are effective, safe, and cost a lot less than medical treatment.

Most people can tell you the major conditions we are known to treat: headaches, neck pain, and low back pain. Treatments for herniated discs, arm pain, sciatic pain, and rib/thoracic pain are just a few of the less well known conditions we treat effectively every day. We have very effective treatment for the symptoms of headache, neck pain, and dizziness associated with post-concussion neck and head trauma.

But, have you ever heard that chiropractors can treat almost any joint in the body? Shoulders, elbows, wrists, hips, knees, ankles, and toes can all become malpositioned and need adjusted. I’m going to focus on the foot and ankle in this article.

March 01, 2018

Flupocalypse Part 2

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

Following up on the last article about the flu vaccine, we are going to analyze a brand new study which concludes that those who get a flu shot are actually the people spreading the flu the most.

This bombshell article was published in the Proceeding of the National Academy of Sciences (PNAS). The study is titled “Infectious virus in exhaled breath of symptomatic seasonal influenza cases from a college community.” It was peer reviewed and approved for publication on December 15, 2017.