As naturopathic doctors, we have the privilege of supporting our patients through many milestones and stages of life, one of these being pregnancy, delivery, and postpartum. Naturopathic medicine offers a variety of tools to help support expectant mothers through the prenatal experience, to complement prenatal care they may be receiving from an obstetrician, midwife or … Continue reading Naturopathic Prenatal Support
Keep in mind, this is by no means a comprehensive list. I may decide to write a sequel to this blog post to review more additives. For now, here are a few common food and drink additives to beware of and some helpful information on each. LEGEND ♦ Why is it added to food? ♣ In … Continue reading Additives to Subtract from your Diet
It’s spring cleaning time and that includes detoxing your body (learn more here)! One of the main organs involved in the body’s natural detoxification process is the liver so it’s important to make sure it’s functioning at its best and to give it a boost, if needed. This month’s featured herb is Silybum marianum, better … Continue reading Milk Thistle – Silybum marianum
Spring is on its way (less than a month away)! With it come warmer weather, beautiful flowers and, unfortunately, seasonal allergies. Constant sneezing, itchy nose and red, watery eyes, these allergies can be a pain! So, what can you do? These days, there are countless over the counter and prescription medications available: antihistamines, decongestants, corticosteroids. … Continue reading “Spring” Past Seasonal Allergies!
What is “detox”? Detoxification is a term that can represent many processes. Generally speaking, it is the process of removing toxins that accumulate in different body tissues and organ systems. What are “toxins”? When using the term “toxins”, we are usually referring to substances that may cause damage to cells, tissues, organs or processes … Continue reading Answering Questions about “DETOX”
What conditions can be treated with naturopathic medicine? Naturopathic medicine can be used to prevent, manage or treat a variety of health conditions. Naturopathic Doctors (NDs) are particularly well versed in the management of chronic conditions such as diabetes, elevated blood pressure and cholesterol levels, arthritis, and thyroid conditions, skin conditions such as eczema, acne … Continue reading Excerpts from FAQ
Seeds, a tiny form that contains the potential for plant life. But even before sprouting or producing greens or fruits, they have so much to offer, just as they are. Most seeds are rich in fiber, good fats and protein. Furthermore, many are a good sources of various vitamins, minerals and other valuable nutrients. Here, … Continue reading Seeds, seeds, seeds!
Mushrooms, tasty and edible fungi, you either love them or hate them. If you love mushrooms, you’re in luck, as they offer a few health benefits. Keep in mind that different types of mushrooms contain varying amounts of the nutrients listed below, a little extra research may be needed. Mushrooms are naturally gluten-free, low in … Continue reading The Health Benefits of Mushrooms
Garlic, we all have it in our homes, probably consume it on a daily basis, but may not be aware of the many benefits it has on heart health as well as other aspects of health and wellness. With respect to heart health, adequate consumption of garlic (in the right forms and doses) can help … Continue reading Garlic – Allium sativa
I often hear people use this blanket statement: naturopathic medicine is safe. Relatively speaking, many naturopathic therapies pose little risk of negative side effects or interactions. If treatment is selected correctly, taking into consideration a person’s state of health, medical history, current condition and other treatments they are receiving and when the naturopathic treatment is … Continue reading Excerpt from FAQ: Is naturopathic medicine safe?