Emotional and Mental Well-Being

Do You Have Adrenal Fatigue Related Weight-Gain?

Are Your Adrenal Glands Making You Fat? Fatigue and resistant-weight loss are two of the most common reasons people seek medical treatment from a naturopathic doctor. In fact, exhaustion, coupled with unexplained weight gain, is so common; I consider it the most common condition I treat. But is exhaustion and weight gain the same thing as adrenal fatigue? And just because you are feeling exhausted, and cannot lose weight, does that mean you have an adrenal disorder? The Causes of Exhaustion There is a multitude of reasons why people become exhausted, and a thorough intake is necessary…

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Chronic Pain, Leaky Gut and Depression: how are these conditions related?

The Relationship Between Chronic Pain, Leaky Gut Syndrome, and Depression Depression, coupled with chronic pain and leaky gut syndrome, is a common problem that I frequently see in my patients. In fact, according to the Centers for Disease Control, 1 in 10 Americans is currently taking medication to treat depression. But before rushing to find a suitable naturopathic alternative, I prefer to stand back, listen, and try to determine why my patient is suffering from depression in the first place. Sometimes the causes of depression are circumstantial—such as grief over the death of a loved one. Or, the…

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Suffering From Menopause Belly? Give Up This One Food

Are you suffering from menopause belly? Many people are. The good news is, there are a few very simple things that you can do to heal your digestive health and maintain a healthy weight. So What Exactly is Menopause Belly? They say that “death begins in the gut," and that is certainly what I see in my offices. The symptom picture I am specifically addressing here presents as, gas, bloating, upset stomach, constipation, and or diarrhea, acid reflux and resistant weight loss—especially around the waist. We may also see a tender abdomen during physical exam. The Kind…

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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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