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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 | 2017-05-30T07:32:24+00:00 February 10th, 2017|Categories: Allergies, Articles, Chronic Illnesses, Conditions & Treatments, Detox, Health, Women's Health|Comments Off on Weather-Related Migraines

Common Supplement Additives to Avoid

Many of my patients come in with a shopping bag full of supplements at the first visit. “Why are you on this?” I ask about each one in turn. “Oh, I read it was good for my heart I think,” they tell me, or, “Doesn’t that help my thyroid?” or, [...]

By | 2017-05-30T07:32:24+00:00 February 3rd, 2017|Categories: Articles, Supplements|Comments Off on Common Supplement Additives to Avoid

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 | 2017-05-30T07:32:24+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 | 2017-05-30T07:32:24+00:00 January 20th, 2017|Categories: Articles|Comments Off on Collagen for Sagging Skin and Cellulite

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 | 2017-05-30T07:33:10+00:00 January 13th, 2017|Categories: Articles, Chronic Illnesses|Comments Off on Proton Pump Inhibitors associated with Heart Attacks

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 | 2017-05-30T07:33:10+00:00 January 6th, 2017|Categories: Articles|Comments Off on Lyme Disease and Mold: They Often Go Together

The Key to Weight Loss (Hint: It’s Not Working Out Harder!)

The most common New Year’s resolutions center around weight loss, exercise, and eating healthy.  As we all know, most people grow discouraged, lose their drive, and ultimately give up, only to repeat the cycle the following year.  I'll let you in on a secret: it's not because you are lazy. [...]

By | 2017-05-30T07:33:10+00:00 December 30th, 2016|Categories: Articles, Fitness & Weight Loss|Comments Off on The Key to Weight Loss (Hint: It’s Not Working Out Harder!)

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 | 2017-05-30T07:33:11+00:00 December 23rd, 2016|Categories: Articles|Comments Off on Holiday Survival Strategies

Blueberry Pancakes (Gluten Free, Egg Free, Dairy Free )

Prep Time: 15 min | Total Time: 25 min | Servings: 4 pancakes per cup of pancake mix This makes a great Christmas morning breakfast, even if you're trying to avoid allergens! They still taste fantastic. Not quite candida-friendly, but... can't have everything. INGREDIENTS 1/4 cup brown rice flour 1 /4cup oat bran 1/8 [...]

By | 2017-05-30T07:33:11+00:00 December 17th, 2016|Categories: Articles, Recipes|Comments Off on Blueberry Pancakes (Gluten Free, Egg Free, Dairy Free )

The Diabetes and Anemia Connection

Anemia is defined as a low red blood cell count or low hemoglobin concentration, though other indications in a CBC (Complete Blood Count) can also suggest this, including the MCV (mean corpuscular volume) and MCH (mean corpuscular hemoglobin) levels. If the MCV and/or MCH are high, it indicates macrocytic anemia, [...]

By | 2017-05-30T07:33:11+00:00 December 16th, 2016|Categories: Articles, Chronic Illnesses, Conditions & Treatments|Comments Off on The Diabetes and Anemia Connection

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