Healing Our Brain’s By Increasing Oxygen

Oxygen Is Vital For Brain Health Did you know that something as simple as deep breathing could improve the health of your brain? This is because getting adequate amounts of oxygen to your brain is necessary for your brain to function optimally. When we are not getting adequate oxygen; one of the first signs and symptoms is poor brain function. Signs and symptoms of low oxygen to the brain may include, difficulty concentrating, poor memory, frequent brain fog, depression and mood changes, fatigue, and poor concentration. What Can Impair Oxygen Flow To The Brain? There are a…

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Improving Mood and Depression with Mineral Supplementation

Depression And Mineral Loss Many of the people who come to see me in my offices in Los Angeles, suffer from depression. Depression can be a painful and crippling condition; that can affect every aspect of a person’s life. Depression can affect those around us, and even our capacity to do our jobs effectively. Consequently, one of the main challenges I face, as a naturopathic doctor, is to find the root causes of the condition, and treat the challenges as simply and effectively as possibly. One of the most effective ways to treat depression, I have found,…

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Menopause Blues: Are Changing Hormones Causing Your Depression?

The Menopause Blues Growing older is never an easy process.  And while research shows that older women tend to be happier than younger ones, the changes that happen with age are not without pitfalls.  This is especially true in women that are undergoing severe health challenges during menopause—due to fluctuations in hormones. Before pulling the emergency switch, it might be advisable to first see your doctor, or a well-trained naturopathic doctor, to have your hormone levels tested. I personally do a 24 hours cortisol and hormone panel on patients before prescribing hormone therapy, and prefer saliva hormone…

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Treating Depression and Anxiety With Natural Medicine

How to Treat Depression And Anxiety With Natural Medicine I am often asked if I treat anxiety and depression using natural medicine, and the good news is, that there are a number of ways that depression can be treated naturally that are quite effective. Determining the right course of treatment is vital to helping people experience improved mood. This is one of the reasons that I do a thorough intake during a patients initial visit, and will often order a number of labs. Some common physiological causes of depression, that can overlooked by many clinicians, include thyroid…

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What Is Minimalism In Medicine?
Healing with natural medicine

What Is Minimalism In Medicine?

What Is Minimalism In Medicine? As a naturopathic doctor, I have always preferred a minimalist approach to treating disease.  Minimalism in medicine, can best be described by a guiding principle of naturopathic medicine which states—removing the obstacles to cure is the first step in the recovery process. Minimalism has become a central theme in my medical practice, and it is one of the guiding principles of naturopathic medicine that I learned as a medical student at NUNM. In fact, before a naturopathic doctor begins to prescribe any supplement or herb—they must first begin removing or eliminating any factors…

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Hot Flashes: What To Eat, And How To Supplement

Healing Hot Flashes With Diet People often ask me if there is a special diet for healing hot flashes.  And I assure them that there is.  To begin with the basics, I encourage people to eat a diet that is rich in plant foods— with only about 20% or less of one's daily caloric intake coming from animal products. I do have some patients that do very well on a diet that is 100% plant-based.  To find out more about my general guidelines for optimal health and weight-loss, you can check out that article here.  But whether…

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