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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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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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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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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What Is Minimalism In Medicine?
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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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Brain Fog in Menopause: The Causes And The Treatment

Brain Fog is a Common Symptom of Menopause Brain fog is a common problem in menopause, that affects virtually millions of women over the age of 40. People suffering from brain fog, often complain that they feel disoriented, or have trouble putting their thoughts together. If you are suffering from brain fog, then you may be experiencing a host of symptoms that include, mental confusion, trouble remembering names or events, or just a general feeling of being "spaced out."  Or, you may simply feel disoriented, along with a slow reaction time. There are a number of reasons…

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