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Herbal Treatment Equivalent to Rifaximin for SIBO

I wrote here about SIBO (Small Intestine Bacterial Overgrowth): what it is, how to diagnose and treat it. The Antibiotic Approach (Rifaximin) I’m not against antibiotics—they are wonderful when you really need them. I do I try to limit antibiotic prescriptions to cases when they are absolutely necessary, though, since most [...]

By | 2017-03-03T17:26:24+00:00 March 3rd, 2017|Categories: Articles, Chronic Illnesses, Conditions & Treatments, 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

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 | 2016-12-14T11:19:24+00:00 December 16th, 2016|Categories: Articles, Chronic Illnesses, Conditions & Treatments|0 Comments

Nutrients to Help Hair Regrow

TYPES OF HAIR LOSS There are four main types of hair loss: Alopecia areata. Considered an autoimmune disease, though researchers have yet to discover the antibodies involved. Characterized by small hair follicles and slower hair growth. Telogen Effluvium. While some 80% of hair follicles are typically in the growth phase [...]

By | 2016-12-13T13:48:52+00:00 December 9th, 2016|Categories: Articles, Beauty, Conditions & Treatments, Men's Health, Nutrition, Supplements, Women's Health|2 Comments

Depression: A Sign of Cardiovascular Disease?

There’s a big connection between your neurotransmitters and your immune system—particularly what are known as inflammatory cytokines: signaling molecules released by the immune system that trigger actions of other cells towards healing. Here’s how it works. First: What Inflammation Is Inflammation is what happens when you body gets damaged. This [...]

Wilson’s Syndrome: Treating a Slow Metabolism

Wilson’s Temperature Syndrome was first identified and defined by Dr Denis Wilson. Essentially subclinical hypothyroidism, this is defined by all the symptoms of hypothyroidism, including chronically low body temperatures (below 97.8 orally). Other symptoms include a slower metabolism, hair loss, constipation, fatigue, weight gain, and sometimes depression and heavy periods [...]

By | 2016-12-13T14:05:01+00:00 September 30th, 2016|Categories: Articles, Conditions & Treatments|Tags: , |0 Comments

Molecular Mimicry and Autoimmune Diseases

Molecular mimicry is when one molecule mimics another one in the way it behaves in the body. Specifically, it’s when the immune system mistakes one antigen (or potential pathogen) for another. But before I explain how this can lead to autoimmunity, allow me to recap how the immune system works. [...]

By | 2016-12-13T14:10:16+00:00 July 8th, 2016|Categories: Articles, Chronic Illnesses, Conditions & Treatments|Tags: |0 Comments

Homeopathy: “But isn’t there nothing in it?”

My new patient appointments generally go like this: a full intake, with lots of probing questions either sparked by stories the patient tells me or by comments on the very long new patient paperwork. We cover diet if it’s relevant; we cover lifestyle, if it’s relevant; we cover lab work if they’ve brought it [...]

By | 2016-12-13T14:11:24+00:00 May 13th, 2016|Categories: Articles, Conditions & Treatments|Tags: |2 Comments

What Makeup to Wear for Acne

Acne is really more about what’s going on internally than what’s happening on your skin. That said, what you put on your skin, for skin care and for makeup, can make a difference. First, a quick breakdown on what acne is, to better understand why this is the case. Acne [...]

By | 2016-12-13T14:15:32+00:00 February 26th, 2016|Categories: Articles, Beauty, Conditions & Treatments, Health, Nutrition, Supplements, Women's Health|Tags: , |0 Comments

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