Digital Devices & the Health of Your Eyes

We're in a new age of convenience and connectivity, and with it comes new health concerns. More than ever, our eyes are in front of screens - from smart devices and computer monitors to televisions and movie screens. And, more than ever, people of all ages are complaining of eye fatigue, headaches, blurry vision, dry [...]

By |2019-05-07T11:55:46-07:00May 7th, 2019|Articles|Comments Off on Digital Devices & the Health of Your Eyes

Digestive Distress: Holistic Approaches to Irritable Bowel Syndrome

When the smooth rhythm of the muscles of the digestive tract is disrupted, either moving too quickly or too slowly, we experience digestive distress. For some of us, this distress can be frequent and painful, creating a major disruption in our life and in our lifestyle. Several health conditions are marked by severe digestive distress [...]

By |2019-04-11T11:59:11-07:00April 11th, 2019|Articles|Comments Off on Digestive Distress: Holistic Approaches to Irritable Bowel Syndrome

A Holistic Approach to Multiple Sclerosis

One day you wake up with a tremor in your thigh. Then, it's an annoying twitch in your eye. You notice it's harder to pick up grocery bags. You begin to feel weak, even clumsy. Your doctor passes it off as stress or fatigue due to your challenging work schedule. You're not convinced and you [...]

By |2019-03-22T15:31:37-07:00March 22nd, 2019|Articles|Comments Off on A Holistic Approach to Multiple Sclerosis

Naturopathic Approaches to Fever

Fever phobia is fairly common among parents of young children, and even some adults when they become sick. We worry that something serious is going on. Most often, that's not the case. Fever occurs when our body's internal thermostat (an organ in the brain called the hypothalamus) shifts our body's normal set-point upward, indicating that [...]

By |2019-02-15T11:12:04-07:00February 13th, 2019|Articles|Comments Off on Naturopathic Approaches to Fever

Make a Change for Better Health in the New Year

Have you set an intention to make better choices around diet and exercise in the New Year? Kudos for recognizing a change needs to be made and committing to it! As you begin to adopt new, healthier behavior, remember that change is a process. Be kind and patient with yourself. It takes about six weeks [...]

By |2019-01-14T13:27:56-07:00January 14th, 2019|Articles|Comments Off on Make a Change for Better Health in the New Year

Mindful Gift Giving: Tips for the Holiday Season

For many of us, gift giving is the biggest stress of the holiday season - from finding time to shop, to selecting the right gift, to getting the best price. We struggle emotionally knowing gifts often hold symbolic meaning for the recipient; yet, not having other ideas, we go to our default mode of shopping [...]

By |2018-12-04T12:17:07-07:00December 4th, 2018|Articles|Comments Off on Mindful Gift Giving: Tips for the Holiday Season

Take A Holistic Approach to Antibiotic Resistance

When it comes to our health, there are two schools of thought: the Germ Theory and the Terrain Theory. Understanding the differences is critical, particularly because it involves the use of antibiotics, which should be used sparingly and for the right reasons. So let's examine this often confusing topic. The Germ Theory asserts that, regardless [...]

By |2018-11-12T09:46:16-07:00November 12th, 2018|Articles|Comments Off on Take A Holistic Approach to Antibiotic Resistance

Supplemental Knowledge: Should You Take Nutritional Supplements?

Of all the holistic health products available, nutritional supplements are the most widely used, consumed by people of every age and every lifestyle. While supplements should not be used as a replacement for healthy lifestyle choices, (whether prescribed by a physician or self-administered), even those of us who eat well and maintain active, healthy lives, [...]

By |2018-10-09T12:39:26-07:00October 4th, 2018|Articles|Comments Off on Supplemental Knowledge: Should You Take Nutritional Supplements?

Tips for Going Vegetarian

There's Vegetarian, and there's Vegan. Related, yet different. Both diets eliminate meat, fish, and poultry. Vegans don't eat any dairy, eggs, or other products derived from animals. Sub-types of vegetarianism, however, make exceptions for certain animal products: Lacto-ovo-vegetarians eat both dairy products and eggs. Lacto-vegetarians eat dairy products but avoid eggs. Ovo-vegetarians eat eggs but [...]

By |2018-09-17T08:57:12-07:00September 11th, 2018|Articles|Comments Off on Tips for Going Vegetarian

When the Skin Erupts: Healing Eczema and Psoriasis

When those painful, itchy patches of eczema and psoriasis erupt, doctors of natural medicine ask, 'what is causing this condition to present at this time?' The Greek translation of eczema means "to boil out," so the question makes sense: holistic physicians look for the underlying root causes that bring about these skin eruptions. Although they [...]

By |2018-08-21T15:42:33-07:00August 21st, 2018|Articles|Comments Off on When the Skin Erupts: Healing Eczema and Psoriasis