Posts Tagged: anxiety

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 […]

Is Your Back Pain Wrecking Your Game?

August 30, 2019

Let’s talk about sex, baby. Let’s talk about you and your back… Being in pain can reduce your excitement, enthusiasm, and options when it comes to many areas of your life. That includes your sex life. With 90% of people experiencing low back pain at some point in their life, patients sometimes question me as […]

Is it Anxiety or Overload?

July 04, 2019

Working with many patients who present with the High Sensitivity Person Trait, I come across many individuals who think they have anxiety. So, how does someone know if anxiety is the actual problem or not? What does the High Sensitivity Trait have to do with this? First, let me describe the High Sensitivity Trait so […]

Taking Control of Social Anxiety

March 18, 2019

Social anxiety can feel like you’re permanently in your worst phase of junior high: tongue-tied, anxious, and full of dread. This seems totally counterintuitive to what social experiences are “meant” to be, namely positive, enjoyable, fun times. If the idea of a simple Starbucks date with a pal or colleague has you wanting to dive […]

The Link Between Gut Health and Anxiety

March 11, 2019

I rarely see someone in my practice with anxiety that doesn’t also have digestive issues. Whether it be bloating, heartburn, constipation, or diarrhea, there’s usually a Pepto Bismol commercial of symptoms happening. That’s because there’s a huge link between your brain and gut. Vagus Conversations You’ve probably heard of the central nervous system which is […]

Low Key Addictions

June 18, 2018

Cigarettes. Alcohol. Gambling. Heroin. When most people think of addiction, these are the things that come to mind. While you may not be enabling a pack-a-day habit, you may have addictive tendencies to something much more minor. Think about it: If I told you that your morning coffee is off-limits tomorrow, how do you react? […]

Manage Holiday Stress with 3 Acupressure Points

December 05, 2016

By Jonathan Handel, R.Ac R.TCMP The holidays are a stressful time for many, with family and work obligations coming together to make a perfect storm. At this time of year we don’t generally have the time to do our normal stress relief activities, and therefore things add up. Elevated or prolonged periods of stress will […]

Pain Management: An Integrative Medicine Approach

November 07, 2016

By Dr. Erin Wiley Doctor of Naturopathic Medicine We all know pain, but when we are dealing with pain that does not go away it can feel devastating. Our team understands that consistent pain impacts every aspect of your life and health. The stress of coping with the pain can be extremely challenging, often creating […]

Underneath Anger is Fatigue

October 31, 2016

By Erin Wiley Doctor of Naturopathic Medicine Underneath anger is fatigue. Catching yourself yelling at your loved ones? Frustrated with your coworkers? Leaning a little more on the coffee and red wine than normal? Making up arguments in your head? Escalating thoughts about how life is not going as planned and it’s impossible to get […]

Take the Plunge

August 15, 2016

By Lauren Berger, MSW, RSW You trust your doctor. You trust your accountant. You trust your drycleaner. Heck, you even trust your coffeehouse barista with your precious caffeine fix. We trust all kinds of people with the things that are important to us. So, why is it often so hard to trust ourselves? There are […]