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Peripheral Neuropathy

Image by Peter Pruzina from Pixabay  Peripheral nerves are those that enervate skin, muscles, and other body tissues. They include motor, sensory, and autonomic nerves. Most of the time when we talk about peripheral neuropathy, we’re referring to the second type: those nerves that transmit touch, pain, heat, and vibration. These are also [...]

By |2020-09-18T07:39:46-07:00September 18th, 2020|Categories: Articles, Conditions & Treatments|0 Comments

Melatonin for Pain

Image by Prettysleepy from Pixabay  Most of us think of melatonin as a supplement for insomnia. It’s the hormone that the pineal gland in the brain produces with onset of darkness, and it’s suppressed by the light of daytime (or also artificial lights, particularly artificial blue light—which is one good reason to turn [...]

By |2020-08-21T20:18:51-07:00August 27th, 2020|Categories: Articles, Conditions & Treatments|0 Comments

Root Cause of Acid Reflux

Guest post by Dr Laura Villa; Image by Comfreak from Pixabay  What is acid reflux? GERD, more commonly known as acid reflux, stands for gastro-esophageal reflux disease. This is very prevalent, affecting up to 27.8% of adults in the United States. It is often mild; however, it can progress and become severe and [...]

By |2020-08-21T09:10:52-07:00August 21st, 2020|Categories: Articles, Conditions & Treatments|0 Comments

Is my hair loss normal?

Guest post by Dr Laura Villa; Image by Phimchanok Srisuriyamart from Pixabay  Hair loss is something I commonly see in practice. Although it is often not caused by something life-threatening, it can be distressing for many people leading to intense emotional suffering.  What is the normal amount of hair loss? First, let’s talk [...]

By |2020-08-07T08:07:07-07:00August 7th, 2020|Categories: Articles, Beauty, Chronic Illnesses, Conditions & Treatments|0 Comments

Did a virus trigger your Hashimoto’s?

Guest post by Dr Laura Villa; Image by Anastasia Gepp from Pixabay  The link between Epstein-Barr virus (EBV) and Hashimoto’s What is Hashimoto’s thyroiditis? Hashimoto thyroiditis is a chronic, autoimmune inflammation of the thyroid. It results when the body attacks the cells of the thyroid gland — an autoimmune reaction. It often begins [...]

By |2020-07-24T08:14:10-07:00July 24th, 2020|Categories: Articles, Chronic Illnesses, Conditions & Treatments|0 Comments

EMF and Mitochondrial Toxicity

Image by Paul Brennan from Pixabay  I wrote here on electromagnetic fields (EMF) generally, and an overview of mitochondrial dysfunction here. Mitochondria are the powerhouse of the cells, producing the vast majority of ATP, the body’s energy currency. Since every cell in the body has mitochondria (except red blood cells), dysfunctional mitochondria can [...]

By |2020-06-19T16:55:31-07:00June 19th, 2020|Categories: Articles, Conditions & Treatments|0 Comments

Hydrogen Sulfide SIBO

SIBO, Small Intestine Bacterial Overgrowth, is an overgrowth of bacteria in the small intestine that typically produces an excess of either hydrogen or methane gas, or both. These are the types of gases that are measured on a breath test. Symptoms usually include bloating primarily, sometimes belching and reflux, and [...]

By |2020-04-24T08:25:44-07:00April 24th, 2020|Categories: Articles, Conditions & Treatments, Detox|0 Comments

COVID-19 Naturopathic Strategies

Image by Tumisu from Pixabay  I wrote here on COVID-19 a few weeks ago, comparing it to SARS and MERS, and discussing immune support protection in general. Since then, obviously, things have changed a lot. I’ll spare you yet another reference to the euphemism “these uncertain times” (you’re sure to hear it seventeen [...]

By |2020-03-27T16:07:23-07:00March 27th, 2020|Categories: Articles, Conditions & Treatments|0 Comments

The Best 2019-nCoV Coronavirus Defense

Image by _freakwave_ from Pixabay Everybody is talking about the novel coronavirus outbreak, feared to be the next world pandemic. Symptoms range from a mild upper respiratory infection to death (though fatality is fortunately uncommon), and testing is cumbersome: while local hospitals are now developing their own tests, samples could previously only be [...]

By |2020-03-05T11:45:46-07:00March 5th, 2020|Categories: Articles, Conditions & Treatments|0 Comments

Blueberry Extract for Cholesterol

Statins hold two positions in the top 10 most commonly prescribed drugs in America (and one of them is #2). Nevertheless, evidence shows that statins do little to decrease all-cause mortality, and carry significant risks. That said, there certainly is a correlation with cardiovascular events and 1) LDL over 190, 2) [...]

By |2020-02-28T10:48:41-07:00February 28th, 2020|Categories: Articles, Conditions & Treatments|0 Comments