The Connection Between Inflammation and Cardiovascular Disease

By |August 21st, 2014|

When we think about our cardiovascular health, often times we think about cholesterol levels and blood pressure, but what about inflammation? Inflammation in the body is another important risk factor for cardiovascular disease – a fact that was been recognized by the mainstream medical community more than 10 years ago. However, […]

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The Neti-Pot: An ancient tool to relieve the common cold

By |August 21st, 2014|

A very effective and ancient tool to help you get through this winter’s cold season a little easier is the neti pot. The neti pot is a small, genie-lamp shaped object that you fill with salt-water and use to rinse out your nasal passages. Rinsing the nasal passages is a technique that […]

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Leaky Gut and the Immune System

By |August 21st, 2014|

What is Leaky Gut Syndrome?
Leaky gut syndrome, otherwise known as increased intestinal permeability, is a condition characterized by inflammation in the lining of the gastrointestinal tract. When the GI tract is inflamed, the cells lining this tract lose the tight junctions they once had between each other. As a result, the highly regulated, tight […]

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Spring Cleansing

By |August 21st, 2014|

Doing a spring cleanse is a great way to wipe the slate clean in order to build a strong foundation for health. Some of the many benefits of cleansing include weight loss, better hormone balance, improved digestion, reduction in allergy symptoms, and (my favorite) improved energy. While there are many ways to […]

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Another Way to Look at ADHD

By |August 21st, 2014|

A few days ago, the New York Times published an article about the rising rates of ADHD in US children. Specifically, the article reported that there has been a 16% increase in the number of kids diagnosed with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder since 2007. Currently, 1 in 5 US boys are diagnosed with ADHD, […]

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Cervical Cancer, HPV, and Pap Smears

By |August 21st, 2014|

Cervical cancer risk and prevention is a confusing topic that many of even my most proactive female patients have misconceptions about. This article is meant to clear up some of these misconceptions, dispel myths, as well as discuss cervical cancer prevention from a new perspective – a naturopathic perspective.

The basics:
Cervical cancer is diagnosed […]

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Kale: A True Superfood!

By |August 21st, 2014|

Many of us want to eat healthy, but we just don’t know what it is we should eat. Although I sincerely believe that a diet with lots of variety and color is the way to go for healthy eating, I do believe that kale, a beautiful dark leafy green vegetable, is truly a super-food. […]

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Fever Management For Your Little One

By |October 1st, 2013|

A fever in your child is never easy to deal with: fevers are associated with discomfort, sleeplessness, and low appetite. It is no wonder that most parents’ initial reaction to a fever is to figure out how to quickly reduce the fever in order to help their child feel more comfortable. But […]

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Anxiety in School Age Children: When to worry, and what to do about it

By |August 28th, 2013|

Anxiety about starting school after a summer outdoors with siblings, neighbors, and parents is not unusual among children, and usually subsides after a few days of settling into their new routines. However, if you are noticing changes in your child that last more than a few weeks after starting school, it is possible […]

To Eat Soy or Not to Eat Soy?

By |July 31st, 2013|

That is a question I get almost weekly in my practice. The confusion is understandable, partly because the media keeps feeding us mixed messages, and because soy has a very interesting effect on the body that takes a little bit of time to understand.

Several years ago foods containing soy were all the […]

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