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You Can Be Busy and Still Eat Right

You Can Be Busy and Still Eat Right

You have probably figured out by now that I’m very passionate about eating right. I need to be. I am a naturopath whose medical practice is founded on the premise that the body is able to restore its own good health if it has the... [read more]

Understanding the Restrictive Clause of Health Insurance

Understanding the Restrictive Clause of Health Insurance

New patients frequently ask me about whether health insurance plans cover naturopathic care or not. The general rule is that they do not. Most health insurance companies around the country view naturopathy as an alternative form of medicine that has not proven effective enough to... [read more]

The Relationship Between Sugar, Calories, and Health

The Relationship Between Sugar, Calories, and Health

Most of my discussions relating to nutrition and good health center around the kinds of foods people should eat. I talk an awful lot about fruits and vegetables as a result. But there is another side to the coin. There are other kinds of foods... [read more]

The Link Between Cancer and Lifestyle Choices

The Link Between Cancer and Lifestyle Choices

We have long known that lifestyle choices do affect one’s risk of developing some forms of cancer. For example, the chances of developing lung cancer rise astronomically for the smoker. A person who has worked with asbestos has a much greater risk of developing mesothelioma... [read more]

Naturopathy - Why Fight It if It Works for Some

Naturopathy: Why Fight It if It Works for Some?

Not long ago, I published a blog post entitled ‘No Need for War between Naturopathic and Allopathic Medicine’. In that post, I addressed the ongoing contention between naturopathic and allopathic medicine; contention that is not only unhealthy for patients but also completely unnecessary. I want... [read more]

Intake and Outflow - How They Affect Hormone Balance

Intake and Outflow: How They Affect Hormone Balance

In previous blog posts, I have addressed numerous issues relating to hormone balance and how hormones affect various body functions. I talk a lot about hormones because they are so important to human health. Furthermore, I see a lot of doctors and patients who do... [read more]

Could Migraines in Children Be a Vitamin Problem

Could Migraines in Children Be a Vitamin Problem?

As a naturopath, it is my tendency to look at external influences that might explain a particular illness or malady rather than approaching patients with a ‘treat the symptoms only’ mindset. So imagine my interest in a study presented at the American Headache Society in... [read more]

Connecticut Poised to Expand Scope of Practice for Naturopathy

Connecticut Poised to Expand Scope of Practice for Naturopathy

One of the things I strive to do with my blog is to look for ways naturopathic treatments are gaining traction in mainstream healthcare. Sometimes my research takes me down an unexpected avenue, which is the case for this blog post. I ran across a... [read more]

Canned Fruits and Vegetables Can Be a Good Source of Nutrients

Canned Fruits and Vegetables Can Be a Good Source of Nutrients

As a naturopath and a believer of eating fresh whenever possible, it may sound almost sacrilegious to say what I am about to say. But here goes: canned fruits and vegetables can be a good source of nutrients. Despite our cultural insistence that canned products... [read more]

Are Smartphones Harming Our Emotional and Mental Health

Are Smartphones Harming Our Emotional and Mental Health?

Few things are as socially awkward and unpleasant as gathering with a group of family members or friends only to realize everyone is staring down at their smartphones rather than interacting with one another. After all, what is the point in getting together if we... [read more]

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