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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 | 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 | February 10th, 2017|Categories: Allergies, Articles, Chronic Illnesses, Conditions & Treatments, Detox, Health, Women's Health|0 Comments

Possible Cause of Crohn’s Disease Found

Crohn’s Disease is one of the diseases collectively called Irritable Bowel Disease (as opposed to Irritable Bowel Syndrome, which is primarily a collection of symptoms.) Both Crohn’s and Ulcerative Colitis, the other Irritable Bowel Disease, are characterized by ulcerations in the GI tract leading to blood and/or mucus in the [...]

By | October 21st, 2016|Categories: Articles, Chronic Illnesses, 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 [...]

Is Bread Different in Europe?

Anecdotally, many people who are sensitive to gluten in the United States are able to eat it overseas without a problem. Why is this? As far as I can tell, there are a few key reasons why this *might* be the case. DIFFERENT KINDS OF WHEAT According to the USDA, [...]

By | September 23rd, 2016|Categories: Articles, Health|0 Comments

Mineral Makeup: Safe or Toxic?

The word “mineral” implies “natural”, so many of us assume that mineral makeups are a much safer alternative to the commercial makeup lines out there. This is often true—mineral makeups typically contain fewer chemicals than, say, a cream foundation might. But that doesn’t mean they’re automatically safe, nor that they [...]

By | July 22nd, 2016|Categories: Beauty, Health, Women's Health|Tags: |0 Comments

Weight Loss and Your Microbiome

YOUR MICROBIOME Your microbiome is the collective term for all the bacteria that populate your gut—all 100 trillion of them. Even though your microbiome is not technically “you,” it’s so important to your body’s function that it’s been characterized as another organ. Among other things, your microbiome helps you [...]

By | July 1st, 2016|Categories: Articles, Fitness & Weight Loss, Health, Supplements|Tags: , |2 Comments

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