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Psychoneuroimmunology: The Mind-Body Connection

There are two basic schools of thought in medicine: mechanism, and vitalism. The mechanistic school of thought argues that the body can be reduced into individual systems, and each system is complete within itself. The vitalistic idea argues that each system interacts with every other. The field of psychoneuroimmunology (PNI) [...]

By | 2017-02-17T17:48:53+00:00 February 17th, 2017|Categories: Articles, Chronic Illnesses, Health|0 Comments

Weather-Related Migraines

I wrote here on the general naturopathic approach to treating migraines. As a rule, migraine predisposition tends to boil down to one of four things, or a combination of the following: food allergies, estrogen dominance, a backed-up liver, and/or cervical vertebral rotation or structural problems. But what of those migraines [...]

By | 2017-02-10T16:57:09+00:00 February 10th, 2017|Categories: Allergies, Articles, Chronic Illnesses, Conditions & Treatments, Detox, Health, Women's Health|0 Comments

Metabolic Syndrome and Vitamin D Deficiency

Chances are high that either metabolic syndrome or Vitamin D deficiency applies to you. A few quick stats: Some 75% of the people in the U.S. are vitamin D deficient. (Here’s a little more on why this might be.) About 35% of the U.S. population suffers from metabolic syndrome, defined as [...]

By | 2017-01-27T08:59:04+00:00 January 27th, 2017|Categories: Articles|2 Comments

Collagen for Sagging Skin and Cellulite

You’ve probably heard about collagen, bone broth, and/or gelatin as the latest superfood(s) if you’ve been hanging around the natural health world lately—and for good reason. Collagen is the most abundant protein in the body. There are sixteen different types, but the vast majority in our bodies are Types 1, [...]

By | 2017-02-06T19:58:15+00:00 January 20th, 2017|Categories: Articles|0 Comments

Proton Pump Inhibitors associated with Heart Attacks

One out of every 14 Americans uses a proton pump inhibitor (PPI) to treat GERD. PPIs include the over-the-counter omeprazole (aka Prilosec), pantoprazole or Protonix, lansoprazole or Prevacid, esomeprazole or Nexium, etc. Aside from the fact that these medications treat the symptom of GERD without addressing the root cause, I’ve [...]

By | 2017-01-17T13:47:27+00:00 January 13th, 2017|Categories: Articles, Chronic Illnesses|0 Comments

Lyme Disease and Mold: They Often Go Together

I tend to treat a lot of mold biotoxin illness and a good bit of Lyme disease in my practice. I’m not officially “Shoemaker certified” (Dr Ritchie Shoemaker is the pioneer of treatment of biotoxin illnesses), but I borrow many of his treatment approaches. There's a lot of overlap in [...]

By | 2017-01-06T14:46:01+00:00 January 6th, 2017|Categories: Articles|0 Comments

Holiday Survival Strategies

Christmas is nearly upon us! It’s a time of high highs and low lows—in part, the depth of the “lows” is precisely *because* of the high expectations we place upon Christmastime. It’s the “most wonderful time of the year,” right? If Christmas is stressful for you, it’s usually because of [...]

By | 2016-12-16T16:06:12+00:00 December 23rd, 2016|Categories: Articles|0 Comments

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