category: Naturopathic Medicine

The Best Tests for Stress

October 01, 2019

Fatigue, anxiety, insomnia, overwhelm, irritability, brain fog.  The symptoms of stress are a laundry list of misery, and most of us are intimately familiar with them.  While most people can tell me they are experiencing stress, many of us don’t realize the impact that stress is having on our bodies.  Because stress isn’t just in […]

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Libido: It’s not about the drive, it’s about the brakes

August 30, 2019

Most people who ask me about libido assume it is a hormonal issue.  Men want to know if they have low testosterone, women want to know if they maybe have too much.  But the honest answer is that while hormones can be a contributing factor in libido, our sex drive is much more complicated than […]

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Condoms and Lubes – The Slippery Truth

August 30, 2019

While there is a lot of discussion happening around what we put on our skin with regards to lotions, creams and cosmetics, the conversation doesn’t often go as far as to discuss what is in our condoms and lubricants. Mucous membranes, which are found in the mouth, eyes, vagina, rectum and penis tip are especially vulnerable to […]

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5 Reasons I Don’t Recommend Antibiotics for the Treatment of Acne

August 01, 2019

1. Bacterial Resistance & MRSA The over-prescription of antibiotics has led to antibiotic resistance and the development of superbugs like MRSA that cannot be treated with the currently available medications. If you haven’t heard of the superbug MRSA, you need to know that this is a very dangerous type of staph infection. One main reason […]

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Guide to Intermittent Fasting

July 05, 2019

Have you ever felt that no matter how hard you exercise or how diligent you are with your nutrition, the weight just keeps slowly creeping up? The weight increases and slows you down, causing fatigue, pain and inflammation. You are not alone in the fight against weight gain, and there is a smarter path to […]

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Is it PMS or PMDD?

May 13, 2019

Premenstrual syndrome (PMS) is a many-headed beast – with over 150 different symptoms attributed to PMS, many women find the days, or week, before their period to be a challenging time. But what about those women who are completely destroyed by their PMS? Who suffer with severe mood changes, insomnia and fatigue? Those women may in fact […]

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Ten Nutrition Hacks for Beginner Runners

May 06, 2019

When I started running, I had no idea what to eat. So, I just ate it all. With these 10 tips, you can begin to shift your metabolic state and your training results. 1. Start your Nutritional Training now. Just like you are training your muscles, you are training your brain and body to eat […]

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Hormones and Hair Loss

March 01, 2019

In my practice I focus on women’s health and hormone balance. So you would imagine that I spend most of my day talking about the lady garden.  But women’s health is so much more complicated than that. Our hormones influence everything that happens in our bodies. From how much energy we make, to our moods, […]

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Six Nutrients Runners Need to be Aware of

February 19, 2019

Running. Is. Awesome. It releases endorphins. It takes us to our happy place. It gives you a sense of purpose and accomplishment. But when we are tired and stressed, getting to this place of freedom can seem like a constant uphill run.  It’s not you. You may be suffering from Nutrient Deficiencies that can leave you feeling like […]

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Survive the Holidays with Chaga Hot Chocolate and Cordycep Tea

December 21, 2018

This Hot Chocolate can help you Survive the Holidays…and possibly improve your performance. Doesn’t it seem like the holiday season begins earlier and earlier each year? As stores fill their shelves with festive gear months in advance, I find my stress levels rise. In October, yes – October, I start asking myself questions like – […]

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