Tag: Naturopathic medicine

12 Tips to Improve Your Sleep and Prevent Adrenal Fatigue

12 Tips to Improve Your Sleep and Prevent Adrenal Fatigue

12 Tips to Improve Your Sleep and Prevent Adrenal Fatigue Sleep is definitely an integral component of maintaining a good health. Research recommends adults get between six to eight hours of sleep per night. Sleep deprivation negatively impacts your immune system, mental acuity, and physical health. There are things that can be done to improve the […]

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5 Natural Solutions for Poison Ivy

5 Natural Solutions for Poison Ivy

Contact with poison ivy leads to itchy, fluid filled pimples on the skin.  This blistering red rash is very unpleasant for kids.  One of the key things to teach your children is how to identify what poison ivy looks like and to obey signs that warn of poison ivy  in order to minimize their risk […]

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The ABC’s of Skin Cancer Prevention

The ABC’s of Skin Cancer Prevention

As a naturopathic doctor, I always advocate for prevention of disease.  Therefore, teaching you the warning signs that a mole needs to be looked at by a dermatologist will help prevent skin cancer from developing in yourself and your children. Prevention of melanoma and other skin cancers can be done by checking your skin for […]

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Still Fighting Spring Allergies? Try Quercetin!

Still Fighting Spring Allergies? Try Quercetin!

Are you still fighting spring allergies and looking to try something new?  Why not try some quercetin! Quercetin is a plant chemical found in black tea, apples, grapefruit and onions.  It has anti-oxidant properties and reduces inflammation. Your body contains mast cells which hold histamine.  The mast cells break down and release histamine in response to […]

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A Naturopathic Approach to Fertility and Pregnancy

A Naturopathic Approach to Fertility and Pregnancy

A Naturopathic Approach to Fertility and Pregnancy One day while discussing the topic of pregnancy a patient of mine said, “The ripeness of the fruit depends on the richness of the soil”. When I asked her what she meant she explained that in her culture pregnancy is described in terms of planting a seed in […]

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Healing Herbs: Spice up your Meals to Give your Immune System a Boost

Healing Herbs: Spice up your Meals to Give your Immune System a Boost

Cold and flu season is approaching and a question I’m often asked is, ‘How can I support my child’s immune system and prevent them from getting sick?” There are many lifestyle factors that influence immune system function such as sleep patterns, exercise, stress levels and nutrition.  Let’s focus on one simple way is to boost […]

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Mommy my ear hurts! A simple home remedy for ear infections

Mommy my ear hurts! A simple home remedy for ear infections

Ear infections are common during childhood because in children the Eustachian tube that connects the ear to the throat is in a horizontal position, decreasing drainage of fluid and creating an environment for bacteria to grow leading to infection.  Children often grow out of ear infections when they get older because the Eustachian tube takes […]

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