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The Best Immune Support Treatments

It’s been a rough cold and flu season! We seem to be through the worst of it, but what can you do to protect yourself and your family? Of all the myriad of products proclaiming immune support benefits, how do you know which one to choose? It’s first of all [...]

When Iron Deficiency is Really Copper Deficiency

There are multiple levels of iron deficiency: low ferritin is the first, as ferritin is a storage form of iron. This can progress to low iron saturation in the bloodstream. Finally, it can become iron deficiency (or microcytic) anemia. The first two levels of iron deficiency can be caused by [...]

By | 2018-03-23T09:21:53+00:00 March 23rd, 2018|Categories: Articles, Nutrition|Tags: , , , , , |0 Comments

Postpartum Depression and Homocysteine

About 50% of women experience “baby blues,” or a brief period of mild depression for a few days to a few weeks after giving birth. But 10-20% will suffer more severe postpartum depression. Every pregnant woman has very high levels of hormones (estrogen, progesterone, prolactin, and oxytocin) when pregnant, and [...]

Non-Hormonal Treatments for Hot Flashes

Women in early menopause or perimenopause are most familiar with hot flashes: they’re generally understood to occur with declining estrogen levels. Occasionally I’ll see a still-menstruating woman who experiences hot flashes in the week or two before her period (when estrogen levels are declining), too—though this is much less common. [...]

Inflammatory Markers: CRP, hsCRP, and ESR

I wrote here on the basic theory of what inflammation is. Briefly: in initial stages, inflammation is part of non-specific immunity. It just means something hurts and your immune system calls all hands on deck to deal with it. In later stages, inflammation becomes specific: this means your immune system is [...]

By | 2018-03-02T16:51:02+00:00 March 2nd, 2018|Categories: Articles, Chronic Illnesses, Conditions & Treatments|Tags: , , , , |0 Comments

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

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