Palmitoylethanolamide

Is PEA the new CBD?

It was my hope to find an effective alternative to Cannabidiol (CBD) that wouldn’t land me in jail when I travel; so is PEA the new CBD? PEA stands for Palmitoylethanolamide. It is a fatty acid that is found in Eggs, Cheese, Meats and Peanuts.  We also make PEA during stress, infections, inflammation, trauma, allergies, pain, […]

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Lions Mane Mushroom

Lions Mane Mushroom: Let Food Be Thy Medicine

“Let food be thy medicine, and let medicine be thy food”; a famous quote from the Classical Grecian physician Hippocrates. Lions Mane mushrooms are a perfect embodiment of this philosophy; as delicious as it is therapeutic.  Lions mane (Hericium Erinaceus) is a white clumpy mushroom with long dangling spines that tends to grow in late summer/early fall on hardwoods. I […]

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Cold and Flu prevention for kids

5 Natural Ways to Combat Cold and Flu Season for Kids

Cold and Flu season is here! Now that kids are back to school and the season is changing we should start thinking about preventing colds and flu. As a Naturopathic Doctor part of my job is counseling parents on safe and effective ways to treat and prevent colds and flu for the whole family. Here […]

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Naturopathic Treatment for Multiple Sclerosis

Bringing Focus to a Complex Condition (A Naturopathic Approach to the Treatment of Multiple Sclerosis)

Multiple Sclerosis is a complex disease; those living with it need a simple approach. A treatment approach should appreciate the physiology of the disease process without neglecting the human body as a holistic system, and the patient as a person. Naturopathy is an ideal philosophy of medicine for the treatment of M.S. as it aims […]

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Naturopathic Back to School Basics

Naturopathic Back to School Basics: Probiotics

Do you give your kids probiotics? Every year it seems like the back to school commercials start to pop up earlier and earlier in the summer months. Although these commercials are aimed at bringing parents into office supply and clothing stores in prep for their kids returning to school, as parents we can also use […]

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The Holistic Sunbather: Exposure, Vitamin D and Sun-Blocking Foods

It’s the summer of 2018 and it’s a hot one. Having fun in the sun is what we dream about all winter long and while we do benefit from some sun exposure (boosting levels of vitamin D and serotonin) we must also balance sun exposure with sun protection. In this article I will outline some […]

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Hormone Health

Naturopathic Approaches for Charcot Marie Tooth Disease

A Naturopathic Doctor can play an important role in managing CMT through dietary counseling, specialized testing and by offering relevant integrative therapies. CMT is a hereditary disorder affecting the motor and sensory nerves.  It’s characterized by progressive loss of muscle tissue and sensation in various parts of the body. Currently CMT is incurable and is […]

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Eat What You Need: Intermittent fasting made simple

Intermittent fasting is a different way of thinking about eating. I’m suggesting that the majority of people have been eating too much and too often. I’m suggesting that breakfast is not the most important meal of the day. By following a few simple guidelines my readers can  loose weight, feel great and be healthier than […]

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Spirulina, a truly super supplement!

In this months edition we shift gears slightly to focus on a “super-food” most commonly found in the form of a dietary supplement; Spirulina. Spirulina is a cyanobacteria; meaning that it’s a bacterium which derives its energy through photosynthesis. Cyanobacteria are also commonly known as blue-green algae. Spirulina is commonly made from two strains of […]

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Pu-erh tea for digestion and weight loss

Like a fine wine, Pu-erh is a variety of tea that is often better with age. Pu-erh is a post-fermentation tea, typically produced in the Yunnan province of China. The tea derives its name from Pu-er county in Yunnan, where trading of this fermented tea took place during imperial China. Pu-erh tea begins it’s life […]

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