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 a Naturopathic Doctor (ND)?
You’re a what?!… Gosh, if I had a nickel every time I got that reaction…. A naturopathic doctor (ND) practices a form of medicine that blends centuries-old, natural, non-toxic therapies with current advances in the study of health and human systems. Naturopathic medicine covers all aspects of family health from prenatal to geriatric care, with
“Do you have HEALTH insurance or DISEASE insurance?”
The #1 question I am asked is whether or not we take insurance and, if not, “Why not?” I explain that YOUR insurance carrier decides who is covered and what is reimbursable, not me. I also give them the bad news that if they lived in a civilized society or a state such as Oregon or
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
Antidepressants: Sometimes it’s like having a hammer and no nails
The dominance of pharmaceutical approaches to depression treatment continues virtually unchecked, although a recent reduction in the use of antidepressants among children and teens has followed black box label warnings. Antidepressants are now the 3rd most widely prescribed drug class in the U.S. Etiologic and therapeutic debates NOW focus on issues such as improving response
If you suffer from depression, you’re not alone.
Research indicates more than 16% of Americans will suffer with major depression at some point in their lives. That’s 34 million Americans. While identification and management of mood disorders has advanced considerably in the past 50 years with the development and approval of various assessment tools, medications, and other therapies, the need for improved assessment