Menopause Belly: How To Heal Your Digestion And Conquer Resistant Weight-Loss

Menopause Belly Is A Common Complaint Digestive upset and resistant weight-loss are common complaints I see in my office.  In fact, they are the most common complaints my patients make about their health challenges. The symptom picture I often see in women over forty includes, an increase in belly fat (that does not change even with a rigerous exercise and dieting program), coupled with gas, bloating, acid reflux, and upset stomach. Chronic digestive complaints in menopause are partly due to changes in hormones, but may also be caused by declining pancreatic function. The pancreas is an organ…

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17 Simple Tips For A Healthier Heart With Natural Medicine
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17 Simple Tips For A Healthier Heart With Natural Medicine

Healing The Heart Takes Time and Patience We all want to be healthy and happy.  And while it would be wonderful to believe that taking a pill will cure all of our health challenges, that is simply not the case.  Real health takes time, and it takes a commitment.  To be healthy also takes a bit of discipline. Tip #1 Consume A Diet With Minimal Saturated Fats One of the leading causes of death in the United States, is due to heart disease related illness. And many of those illnesses can easily be prevented simply by making…

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A Power Breakfast To Keep You Younger!

Simple Solutions To Healthy Aging And Younger Healthier Cell Health Lately, I have been on a search to create the most nutrient dense breakfast imaginable.  A simple morning ritual that can help support healthy nutrition, and keep our cells healthy and younger well into our senior years. I think I may have succeeded. Like most people, I am not perfect when it comes to my diet, and I do like to cheat from time to time with an occasional naughty snack or treat. On those days when my diet is less than stellar, I am comforted by…

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The Best Thing You Can Do For Your Health: Reduce Stress

The Leading Health Challenge That You Face I am often asked what the secret is to good health?  And while there are certainly many things that we can do to be healthier, one thing stands out above the rest. And that one thing is...stress reduction. I can say with complete confidence as a healthcare provider that stress is not only deleterious to our health; it is a major contributing factor in the disease process. I have been called “The Medical Minimalist.” A title that I am quite proud of. And while it is true that I try…

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How To Treat Candida Infection With Naturopathic Medicine

How To Treat Candida Infection With Naturopathic Medicine Chronic infection with Candida albicans, is a common health challenge effecting millions of Americans. The people most likely to be at risk include, people with poor pancreatic function, hypochlorhydria (low stomach acid), previous use of antibiotics, a weakened immune system— common in people with a past history of mononucleosis—or a more serious infection like HIV. Past history of taking birth control pills may also be a risk factor. What Is Candida Albicans? Candida albicans is a type of yeast that is found incidentally in a healthy digestive tract, on…

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Stress, Exhaustion, and Adrenal Fatigue: How Evolution Impacts Our Health

Fatigue Is A Common Condition Fatigue and exhaustion are two of the main reasons people come to seek medical treatment from naturopathic doctors. In fact, exhaustion is so common in my patients; I consider it the most common condition I treat. But is exhaustion the same thing as adrenal fatigue? And just because you are feeling exhausted, does that mean you have it? There are a multitude of reasons that a person may be feeling exhausted, and a thorough intake is necessary to determine the cause. Poor sleep quality, anemia, chronic infections, hypothyroidism, autoimmune conditions, and a…

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