Detox Group November 2013

Congratulations for stepping up and making a commitment to eat healthy for the next three weeks!  Motivation for doing the group for the first, second, third, even forth time for some, is to keep learning and being empowered to be …

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Diet Products

Do you drink diet soda or use diet products? Aspartame is the technical name for the brand names NutraSweet, Equal, Spoonful, and Equal-Measure. Aspartame accounts for over 75 percent of the adverse reactions to food additives reported to the FDA. …

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Healthy Digestion

Healthy Digestion To a Naturopath, healthy digestion is the cornerstone to health. “You are what you eat” and “You are what you don’t eliminate.” Digestion, absorption, and elimination are what makes up our body, what fuels our metabolism, metabolic processes, …

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Vitamin D

Vitamin D There is much information out recently regarding need for more vitamin D. The importance of vitamin D has been recognized by naturopathic doctors for some time. It is an important vitamin that works like a hormone in the …

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Osteoporosis and Bone Health

Osteoporosis and Bone Health Osteoporosis means that there is loss of bone mass and that bones are thinner. It does not necessarily mean that they are more prone to breakage. At the same time, good bone mass does not guarantee …

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Natural Medicine

Natural Medicine Naturopathic treatments generally vary from allopathic medicine in that we use lesser force to stimulate the body’s ability to overcome disease and pathology. Treatments are directed toward the underlying cause of a condition instead of just trying to …

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Detoxification and Purification

Detoxification and Purification Our topic this month is detoxification and purification. I have recommended detox for many patients. This is an excellent opportunity to learn why the body needs purification, how weight accumulates even when calories are not in excess, …

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Paradigm Shift, Energy Medicine, Quantum Science, Consciousness

This month, I would like to share with you a summary I wrote after attending a conference on energy medicine a couple years ago. This topic may be a little esoteric for some but it was exciting to see science …

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Finding Meaning

Finding Meaning A professional peer gave me an assessment to complete that asked me to quantify from 1-10 where I scored in relation to my diet, sleep, digestive health, stress, water intake, life purpose, weight, and physical health. With the …

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Flower Remedies

Flower Remedies Flower essences are the blossoms of plants prepared from a sun infusion in a bowl of water, further diluted, then preserved with brandy. These preparations embody the distinct imprint, or energetic pattern, of each flower species. Each flower …

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Depression and Naturopathic Treatment

  Depression and Naturopathic Treatment I am currently reading a great book called The Mood Cure by Julia Ross. It describes the biochemistry disruption of various moods and their link to nutritional deficiencies. As Summer approaches and we are getting …

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The Nature of Suffering

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The Nature of Suffering Michael Jackson’s surprising death reminded me, as death does, that life is short so we need to make the most of it. He certainly did! Wasn’t it amazing to see all those clips of his life …

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Cold and Flu Natural Approach

Colds and Flu Natural Approach Many of my patients are asking my opinion on flu vaccination and prevention. I would like to present a little more information to balance the media’s hype that tends to provoke fear and anxiety. In …

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Estrogen Dominance

Estrogen Dominance This topic comes up with nearly every woman I see. The very common symptoms for women that we attribute to hormones are most often a result of imbalance between estrogen and progesterone. Estrogen promotes growth of tissue (i.e. …

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Spirituality and Medicine

Spirituality and Medicine The belief and trust in the healing power of nature implies a belief in some higher power or force we are a part of, working through us in our lives. This power is found in religion for …

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Healthy Digestion

Healthy Digestion To a Naturopath, healthy digestion is the cornerstone to health. “You are what you eat” and “You are what you don’t eliminate.” Digestion, absorption, and elimination are what makes up our body, what fuels our metabolism, metabolic processes, …

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Hay Fever Natural Remedies

Hay Fever Natural Remedies Hay fever, also known as allergic rhinitis, means that your immune system overreacts to normally harmless substances in the air, resulting in symptoms such as runny nose, sneezing, headache, watery eyes, sore throat, and an itchy …

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