Dr. Lauren

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About Dr. Lauren

Dr. Lauren Deville is board-certified to practice medicine in the State of Arizona. She received her NMD from Southwest College of Naturopathic Medicine in Tempe, AZ, and she holds a BS in Biochemistry and Molecular Biophysics from the University of Arizona, with minors in Spanish and Creative Writing. She also writes fiction under a pen name in her spare time. Visit her author website at www.authorcagray.com.

Berberine: Treating Metabolic Syndrome Naturally

The power of naturopathic medicine is in the philosophy: remove obstacles to cure and give the body the building blocks it needs to heal itself, and within reason, healing will follow. I prefer not to give supplements to treat symptoms, because that approach doesn’t get to the root cause… but [...]

By | 2018-02-09T09:16:16+00:00 February 9th, 2018|Categories: Articles, Conditions & Treatments, Fitness & Weight Loss, Supplements|0 Comments

Your Vagus Nerve: The Key to “Rest and Digest”

The autonomic nervous system has two primary components: sympathetic (“fight or flight”) and parasympathetic (“rest and digest”). Each of these states can profoundly affect nearly every organ in the body. There is one nerve more associated with the parasympathetic state than any other: the vagus nerve, or cranial nerve X. [...]

By | 2018-02-02T17:09:59+00:00 February 2nd, 2018|Categories: Articles|Tags: , , |0 Comments

Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy

Oxygen is probably the most fundamental building block necessary for health, and it’s certainly the one without which we’d die quickest. Individual tissues will become infected and die for lack of oxygen, too—which can occur with poor blood flow. With just suboptimal oxygen levels, you'll feel fatigued, lethargic, and short of [...]

By | 2018-01-19T16:26:17+00:00 January 19th, 2018|Categories: Articles, Conditions & Treatments|Tags: , , , , |0 Comments

What Our Food Cravings Say About Us

Food cravings are quite common—according to this study of a thousand college students, 97% of women and 68% of men experience them, on average two to four times per week. (Chocolate was the most commonly craved food, if you were wondering—especially among the women. Shocking, I know.) But why do [...]

By | 2018-01-12T14:26:40+00:00 January 12th, 2018|Categories: Articles, Conditions & Treatments|Tags: , |0 Comments

Iodine, Selenium, and Hashimoto’s

There are two main antibodies involved in Hashimoto’s: anti-thyroid peroxidase (TPO) and anti-thyroglobulin. The elevation of these antibodies mean that the immune system is attacking and destroying two of the necessary components of thyroid hormone. Thyroglobulin is a precursor for thyroxine (T4), the primary hormone produced in the thyroid gland. [...]

By | 2017-12-28T12:02:14+00:00 December 29th, 2017|Categories: Articles, Conditions & Treatments, Supplements|0 Comments

Spotlight on: L-Theanine

There are a number of reasons why tea is good for you: the antioxidant content is incredible, for instance, and it decreases risk of stroke, diabetes, cholesterol, obesity, hypertension, and even depression. But it also contains an excellent nootropic (substance that enhances cognition): L-Theanine. L-Theanine’s Biochemical Cousins Protein (one of the [...]

Vitamin B6 and Your Cycle

If you’re a woman with any menstrual irregularities, there are a number of reasons why you might want to consider adding Vitamin B6 to your regimen, over and above what you might be getting in a multivitamin. Vitamin B6 and Estrogen Metabolism The liver breaks down estrogen into one of [...]

By | 2017-12-15T16:41:22+00:00 December 15th, 2017|Categories: Articles, Supplements, Women's Health|0 Comments

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