The 3 Worst Digestive Symptoms of Menopause

Digestive Problems are Common As We Age As a naturopathic doctor working in Los Angeles, I have noticed many of my patients suffer from stomach pain during menopause. The truth is, as we age, our digestion may become challenged. Typical digestive problems patients complain about are, gas, bloating, acid reflux, constipation and or diarrhea. While many of these symptoms are common in women over 40, they are just as likely to occur in men. This is because as we age, our digestive system is also aging. I have covered the issue of healthy digestion in multiple YouTube…

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The Health Benefits of Soybeans

There A Lot of Myths About Soybeans War has been waged against the innocent soybean.  And I feel obliged to finally stand up and say something to defend this much maligned and harmless legume.  Among the many accusations that have been wielded against the harmless bean include: accusations of allergies, estrogen like effects and adverse effects on thyroid function.  The truth is, soy is a wonderful and diverse food and there has been quite a bit of research shown that; those cultures that ingest soy are at less risk of cancer and degenerative diseases (like obesity diabetes…

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A Weekend Review Of Bio-Identical Hormone Restoration

The Bio Identical Hormone Restoration Therapy Conference Getting away from Los Angeles, and my busy schedule as a naturopathic doctor, can sometimes be a challenge.  And last weekend, April 25-26, was no exception. Still, it was an amazing two days that I spent in Las Vegas, Nevada at the SLS Las Vegas Hotel and Casino, learning amazing medicine and spending time with great friends and colleagues. This is the second time I have attended the Medisca Network Conference on Bio-Identical Hormone Restoration and Balancing, and I am very glad I did. In the past I have treated…

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Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS): A Natural Approach

IBS is a Common Health Challenge As a naturopathic doctor, one of the main complaints people speak to me about is IBS or Irritable Bowel Syndrome. In fact, stomach pain and poor digestion seem to be something of an epidemic in the United States. New research conducted on sufferers of IBS, reported on by the BBC, found a dramatic improvement in symptoms of pain, gas, and bloating with the simple addition of water-soluble fiber, such as the psyllium seed. Eliminate Foods Associated With Food Sensitivities Many foods have been associated with digestive upset.  I usually encourage my…

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