Magnesium as a Supplement

Proper levels of magnesium are necessary for your body to remain healthy. Magnesium is critical to your body’s nerve function, blood sugar and blood pressure levels, and even in the production of protein and bone. Magnesium is a very important  player in helping your body to absorb other essential nutrients such as calcium and potassium.

Because of it’s many functions, magnesium supplements can be effective in treating many health problems including muscle cramps, high blood pressure, diabetes, osteoporosis, migraine headaches, and cardiovascular disease.

It is important to maintain a healthy level of magnesium for your body to function properly, and for you to remain healthy. Nuts, vegetables, and whole grains are a natural way to intake magnesium, with almonds topping the list. If you are interested in a magnesium supplement, our office carries a powdered supplement that when added to water makes a delicious, nutritious drink that all ages will enjoy.

To learn more about magnesium, and it’s benefits; along with a more detailed list of nutrition sources visit this Source, or better yet, stop by the office and meet our doctors!

Need Thyroid Answers?

Symptom List

  • Anxiety
  • Stress
  • Depression
  • Nervousness
  • Chronic Fatigue
  • Insomnia
  • Weight Gain
  • Cold Extremities
  • Hair Loss
  • Dry Skin
  • Heart Palpations
  • Constipation
  • Diarrhea

Thyroid Disorders & Unbalanced Hormones

Do you suffer from the symptoms listed here? Perhaps you have even been told that your thyroid tests are within the "normal" range. You may want to know that testing does not always reveal the extent of the problem. Often individuals fall into a category that is considered "normal" but is still creating symptoms and health issues in their life. We provide treatment for this "subclinical" condition!

The symptoms listed here are symptoms of a malfunctioning thyroid or hormone imbalance. If you are experiencing any of these symptoms, reserve your seat at our FREE Wellness Workshop, and learn more about the effects of hormone imbalance on your body, and what can be done about it.

By attending the FREE Workshop, you will be eligible to receive a FREE One on One Evaluation with one of our experienced and qualified physicians.

If you are someone who wants to do more research on your own, and want to find out why your tests may be coming back "normal" while you suffer from remaining symptoms; Visit This Website.

If you are tired of the symptoms of hormone imbalance, or tired of being told that you are at a "normal" level, RESERVE YOUR SEAT at our next WORKSHOP by calling 253.594.1144 TODAY!

Work Injury Claims Woman holding shoulder man injured at work

INJURIES: On the Road or On the Job

Car Accidents and Worker’s Injuries

We all know that unexpected accidents can bring our lives to a grinding stop in a matter of seconds. Whether it is a distracted driver, or simply a miss step at work, accidents happen quickly and unexpectedly.

And then there is the paperwork.

Injury reports, accident reports, police reports, insurance reports must be completed. Phone calls must be made to re-arrange schedules. Arrangements must be made for time spent off work, transportation, and sadly often last, medical care.

Unless they have been severely injured and require immediate hospital care, it is typical for individuals to "forget" about their own body's needs.

For a few days.

Sometimes it takes several days for you to feel the effects of a spinal injury such as whiplash. But the earlier you schedule and receive treatment, the better.

And we will help.

Let us help you with the paperwork for your car accident or work injury. We have years of experience, and will be able to walk you through the process of opening your claim. We know how insurance companies work, and what information they will be expecting from you. If you have any questions for us, please fill out the form on this page, and we will get back to you as soon as possible.

Legs and Foot Pain: 3 Kinds of Neuropathy

What is Neuropathy? Pain, Burning, Numbness, Tingling

There are at least 3 kinds of neuropathic pain especially of those diagnosed with diabetes. There is peripheral neuropathy, proximal neuropathy and autonomic neuropathy. Although they have different names, they all affect the lower extremities. It is very important to know what kind of neuropathy a person has in order to arrive at the best treatment.

If are you feeling any shooting pain from your back to your feet, weakness in your legs muscles and tingling sensation in your soles, then you should come see us and have your nerves checked for neuropathy. Neuropathy that affects legs and feet may not be as serious as many think but just to be sure, you have to know what kind of neuropathy you have so you will know how to treat it.

Peripheral Neuropathy

Peripheral neuropathy is a kind of nerve damage affecting the long nerves going to the feet. If you experience a shooting pain from the lower back to the feet, you may be affected with this kind of neuropathy. The nerves going to the feet are damaged, and a lot of complications may happen on the feet of the patient. You may have infections of the feet and ulcers that can lead to amputations.

Autonomic Neuropathy

Autonomic neuropathy also affects legs and feet of the patient. The nerves of the autonomic nervous system become damaged which gives problems to different organs that are involved in autonomic processes such as digestion, pumping of the heart and breathing. It can also cause pain on the legs and feet.

Proximal Neuropathy

Proximal Neuropathy: People who feel that the muscles in their legs are becoming weak making it hard for them to walk and move their legs suffer from what is called proximal neuropathy or diabetic amyothophy. The muscles that are affected are those muscles in the upper part of legs, hips and buttocks.

Schedule Your FREE Visit!

Call our office and schedule your first FREE visit today! We offer an introductory FREE visit to verify whether or not you are a candidate for our treatments, and if your body responds to therapy.

Could Your Testosterone Levels Kill You?

The health effects of lower than normal Testosterone

A recent study in an endocrinology medical journal found that 80% of the 7,000 men tested had less than optimum testosterone levels. This leads to:

– Mild to moderate fatigue

– Lethargy and poor memory

– Tiredness, low stamina

– Low modivation, less competitive

– Abdominal weight gain

– Depression and moodiness

– Sagging physical abilities

Low testosterone can also kill you with an increased risk for premature death from cardiovascular disease, stroke and heart attacks. A Swedish study showed an inverse relationship in that low testosterone had higher mortality rates. Moderate low testosterone was noted to be less than 550ng/dl and low was 340ng/dl or less.

Stress causes increased cortisol which inhibits or switches off testosterone levels. Enough stress over a long enough time can actually kill the leydig cells that make testosterone.

Testing for low Testosterone

Blood tests are usually the first step to evaluate testosterone levels. The blood ranges for normal are very broad and do not account for low normal testosterone even when the numbers are in the normal range.

Saliva testing is better because it looks at the cortisol levels as well as other hormones.


Just prescribing testosterone in a low normal testosterone patient is typically not as effect as it should be. If diet, nutrition, exercises, metabolism, and stress factors are not addressed than there is a strong possibility that the testosterone prescribed will aromatise in the abdominal fat cells and actually be converted to an estrogen which will make matters even worse. Blood tests are terrible in identifying aromatization which is why most doctors fail to help their patients with just a simple testosterone prescription.

The naturopathic approach of added testosterone, controlling aromatization (estrafication), diet and lifestyle changes is the best way to make a new man out of a fat, tired hound dog.

Tired of Counting Sheep?

Well the research is in on insomnia and poor sleep; and it isn’t good. The American Journal of Epidemiology found that poor sleep and a poor circadian rhythm was very unhealthy and eventually could kill you.

This article showed that poor sleep lead to a 74% increase in bladder cancer, 76% increase in lung cancer, 103% increase in colon cancer, 109% increase in rectal cancer, 127% increase in pancreatic cancer and 177% increase in prostate cancer.

In addition to cancer we also know that poor sleep contributes to hormone imbalances and weight gain as well as depression and a large number of other diseases. In fact, there is not one single condition that is helped or benefited by poor sleep and insomnia. The causes and treatment for insomnia is not as simple as take a pill and we will knock you out. It is a multifaceted approach of correcting hormones, re-balancing diet and stress as well as using several nutritional remedies.

Chiropractic for Wellness!

Chiropractic For Wellness!

Chiropractic is more than back pain relief, it’s the natural approach to whole body wellness.

Medical studies show that chiropractic is effective for headache, migraine, dizziness, and neck pain. Patients
with auto injuries, tinnitus, jaw disorders, fibromyalgia, and shoulder pain have also found relief with

It can also be beneficial for conditions associated with aging like scoliosis, spinal degeneration, and
osteoarthritis in the knee, hip, and hands. By easing pressure on irritated nerves, chiropractic adjustments
can alleviate nerve impingement, radicular pain, carpal tunnel syndrome, and sciatica. Chiropractic care can
also help with pregnancy-related pain and discomfort in addition to correcting dysfunctions in the sacroiliac
joint and pelvis.

And while chiropractic can relieve a number of pain conditions, it can also improve your overall health.
Research shows that spinal adjustments can reduce blood pressure, sooth stress hormones, and boost

Valentine’s Day Gift Idea!

Massage Gift Card FrontGive the Gift of Relaxation!

Guys – Valentine’s Day is not far away! While you are planning an incredible experience for your special someone, don’t forget us! We offer hour long relaxation massages, performed by skilled and experienced therapists.

Give the gift of relaxation. Let this massage melt away stress, worry, and tension. You can be sure that this is one gift that will be appreciated. And it makes a great make-up gift, too; if you need it…

Don’t stress out about what to get that special someone this Valentine’s Day. Plan ahead this year and get a thoughtful, meaningful gift: A one hour relaxation massage. If you have already been stressing out about it, get one for yourself while you are at it!

Our beautiful gift cards are made to fit inside a 4×6 greeting card, so that you can give the gift in style (along with a bouquet of her favorite flowers).

Perfect Posture

Neck Strain ComputerIn the age of technology, the way you carry yourself may be more important than ever. Many of us now hold jobs which require hours of sitting in front of a computer screen and/or repetitive motions such as typing or using a mouse pointer. If this is you, make sure you are aware of your posture, and how it affects your health. Many aches and pains in your neck, shoulders, and back can be avoided by making a point to maintain proper, healthy posture. To learn more, READ THIS.



Car Accidents

Dr. Young and the staff at Lakewood Family Medicine want you to have a positive experience towards recovering your health and healing your injuries after a car accident. Your treatments will be relaxing and effective as the best of physical medicine is combined with chiropractic and medical massage therapy in a coordinated, seamless treatment plan.

Work Injuries

Dr. Young and all of the medical, physical therapy, massage therapy and chiropractic members of Lakewood Family Medicine are registered as providers with Washington Labor and Industries. No more traveling to different offices for medical exams, chiropractic treatment, or physical therapy. It is all here, under one roof and in one treatment plan.


Dr. Young practices a very modern and diverse type of chiropractic care. From manual manipulation to painless stress free techniques, Dr. Young can work with you to select the best technique that will work the quickest and most effective way to heal and strengthen your body.

General Medicine

Diagnosing the cause of your medical problem or pain is our first concern. A thorough history and examination may include x-rays, muscle and organ function studies, orthopedic, neurological and chiropractic evaluations and blood work as well as other laboratory studies needed to make the correct diagnosis and determine the proper treatment recommendations.

Nutritional Pharmacy

Nutritional products are essential; not only for daily recovery, but also to help you live a healthy, disease resistant and pain free life. Check out our large selection of nutritional supplements for purchase at our clinic pharmacy.