What Supplements Should I Take?
What supplements should you take to help you achieve optimal health? The only way to accurately answer this question is to first measure your body’s status of vitamins, minerals, amino acids, fatty acids and antioxidant levels. We offer nutritional profile testing that employs both a blood and a urine test to precisely identify specific areas
What should I eat? That’s easy…
What should you eat in order to achieve and maintain a healthy weight, to feel your best and to get the vitamins and minerals you need to obtain optimal health? The answer is easy…there is no one-size-fits-all diet out there, so the real answer is what you should eat depends on your genes, your lifestyle,
What is Naturopathic Medicine, Anyway…?
Naturopathic medicine is a distinct primary health care profession, emphasizing prevention, treatment, and optimal health through the use of therapeutic methods and substances that encourage individuals’ inherent self-healing process. The practice of naturopathic medicine includes modern and traditional, scientific, and empirical methods. The following principles are the foundation of naturopathic medical practice: The Healing Power of Nature (Vis
Top Five Reasons You Are Fatigued!
Fatigue can be common in people with medical conditions like low thyroid, anemia, fibromyalgia, mood disorders like depression and anxiety, and even in people who are otherwise “healthy”, as proclaimed by the medical doctors. Despite how widespread it is, medical researchers still do not completely know what happens in the body to cause fatigue with
WHO ARE “THRIVERS” and how can YOU become one?
The term “thrivers” refers to patients who are transitioning out of a conventional medical model of care, based on defining health as an absence of disease or symptoms, into a long-term mode of WELLNESS – care plans that can be challenging, yet are also life-altering. These patients are striving to enter “thriver mode” – a
The One Thing to Ensure Worsening of Depression Outcomes and Relapse Rates
Many studies show an elevated incidence of nutritional deficiency in depressed patients, often about one-third of depressed patients have nutritional deficits. In addition, therapeutic outcomes are worse and relapse rates are higher in nutritionally deficient patients. B vitamins, such as folic acid, B12, and B6 are absolutely critical for proper neuronal functioning. Depression mechanisms involving
Move over, zoloft! Make way for psychobiotics
For centuries, humans have sought to combat psychological disorders through the intervention of natural – and eventually synthetic – chemicals. Over the last 50 years, the psychiatric community was fascinated by the idea that mental health could be restored through the direct use of drugs or in combination with traditional psychotherapy. With research exploring and illuminating the
The Life Skills that can act as an Antidepressant…
Cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) is a psychotherapeutic approach that addresses dysfunctional emotions. Most therapists working with patients dealing with anxiety and depression use a blend of cognitive and behavioral therapy. CBT is “problem focused” (undertaken for specific problems) and “action oriented” (therapist tries to assist the client in selecting specific strategies to help address those
3 crucial D’s associated with Depression
Diet, digestion, and detoxification are critical players in the patient with depression. One of the most important aspects of the role of diet is food sensitivities. Delayed sensitivities to food, mediated through IgG food-immune complexes can induce activation of inflammation and subsequently activation of the stress response, thus highlighting how daily dietary exposure to foods
How to Dehumanize Depression
Given more information about the biology of a mental disorder, doctors and therapists react with less empathy for the patient, a new study finds. The study found that in hypothetical situations, conventional mental health professionals expressed less empathy for patients with conditions explained via biological mechanisms rather than psychological ones. The findings challenge the notion