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Immune Support For The Holidays

Immune Support For The Holidays

Here are several things you can do to help support your immune system come this holiday season.

…Pick and choose the most important holiday events. You cannot be there for everything as you need down time so get some rest. It is also ok to just say that everything is too much and that you need to stop and relax for a bit…

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...

Trouble Sleeping?

Trouble Sleeping?

A new study from the CDC sheds some light on how little sleep adults get these days.

...Calming the body before bed will help us to sleep better by lowering the cortisol levels. High levels of cortisol at night cause us to have millions of thoughts running through our heads as well as having a wired-tired feeling. We are physically exhausted but the mind is keeping us awake...

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...

Holiday Eating And Weight Gain

Holiday Eating And Weight Gain

Start the weight loss program now, not 20 lbs from now...

...At Thanksgiving, start the day with a local turkey-trot, or at least as a family go out for a walk (before and after). Thanksgiving should not be just about the food, no, but also being thankful for our health and family...

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)?...

Supplement Use

Supplement Use

Are supplements safe? Of course they are when used properly, and with guidance from a doctor.

...Yohimbe, is a powerful herb that is an alpha two adrenergic antagonist, appetite suppressant, and an aphrodisiac to name a few of its actions. However, its side effects include: nausea, vomiting, mydriasis, weakness, anxiety, panic, insomnia, loss of coordination, diaphoresis, increased heart rate, tachypnea, tremors, respiratory paralysis, or cardiac failure...

Clutter, And Your Health.

Clutter, And Your Health.

There is no time like now to start de-cluttering your life.

...Often times our surroundings are a reflection of what is going on inside. For me, clutter on the outside means junk is going into the body in some way. Weight can be affected by clutter too...

Back To School Immune System Prep

Back To School Immune System Prep

There is more to do than just clothes and supply shopping for back to school preparation.

...But I would ask that, as a family, you also work on your back to school health preparations. It is not uncommon that kids will get sick the first few weeks of school as they are getting freshly exposed to their classmates germs again...

Food Recalls

Food Recalls

Food recalls, contamination at home, and what you can do about it.

...So it comes down to the question I posed earlier: how do we safely get food on our table? I don’t know the answer there, but there are things that we can do to help lower our risks of illness from foods...