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Why Wearing Cotton Matters

Why Wearing Cotton Matters

The clothing you wear does matter.

...Most of my clothes are cotton, sure, but I cannot find everything I need in full cotton, or even mostly all cotton. I have had to adjust my standards as a result...

Female Libido

Female Libido

Sometimes our libido needs help.

We either have it, have to much, don’t have enough, or don’t remember what our libido is. And there are times when we have all of these feelings within a 30 day window. Our libido is regulated by our hormones, but it is also affected by our mental and emotional state...

Your Period, In 2 Minutes...

Your Period, In 2 Minutes...

A great video from Glamour that summarizes what it can be like to be a woman.

...This roller coaster that we are living on is controlled by our hormones so we can go from laughing to crying in 3 seconds. We can bite our partners head off one minute while wanting to make love to them the next (ok, so maybe that’s a half day later...)...

The Therapeutic Order

The Therapeutic Order

The therapeutic order is key to the Naturopathic process.

...Using the least invasive treatment first allows the body to heal rather than just suppress the condition. Using natural approaches we help to stimulate the healing power of the body, the Vis. The Vis is often in need of support...

Know Your Cholesterol Levels

Know Your Cholesterol Levels

There are several things you can do to promote good cholesterol and reduce unwanted cholesterol.

...Cholesterol is also the backbone of the sex hormones, as well as cortisol, which is why knowing my patients cholesterol is important when I am trying to balance their hormones. Too low of levels can affect how a patient is doing hormonally. There are, of course, many more functions that cholesterol plays in the system...

Gluten Free

Gluten Free

Even if you don't have Celiac disease, there are sometimes benefits to going gluten free.

The bigger question is do I feel better because the gluten is gone or because I am eating less bread and cheese (dairy is another thing I have had to pull out)?...

New Pap Smear Guidelines

New Pap Smear Guidelines

New pap smear guidelines fly in the face of common sense medicine.

...I wish these “experts” would allow us, as doctors, to evaluate our patients needs, and do what is best for them, in turn. Instead, we are asked to follow “new guidelines” that are, unfortunately, black and white...

Please Drink Water

Please Drink Water

Water blog #2.

...Throughout pregnancy and breastfeeding water is important. As the baby is developing in utero, the female’s blood volume increases, and water is needed to help make sure this happens...

Botanical (Herbal) Medicine

Botanical (Herbal) Medicine

There are many great, and varied, uses for an herbal liquid tincture. Read on for more information.

...The tincture might also have herbs for balancing blood sugar, sleep, or anything else affecting the patient. In fact, these powerful herbs have become necessary in my practice when it comes to balancing sex hormones, and especially as women are transitioning through menopause...

New Sunscreen Guide From EWG

New Sunscreen Guide From EWG

Do you know what is actually "protecting" your skin from the sun? If not, then read on...

...but the ones that I do use I should make sure they are the safest by making sure these products are not going to contribute to/cause cancer, mess with my hormones, or even cause allergic reactions...