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Yes – Naturopathic Doctors Are REAL Doctors_medic-361-794-896

Yes – Naturopathic Doctors Are REAL Doctors

As a naturopathic doctor, I’m very proud of the work my colleagues and I do on behalf of our patients. I believe the path we have chosen for practicing medicine is in the best interests of all those we help given that we strive to... [read more]

Researchers Trying to Find Zika Answers_vector-mosquito_fkKbB9Id_L (1)

Researchers Trying to Find Zika Answers

There is a lot we know about Zika. For example, the most common form of transmission is through mosquito bites. We also know it can also be transmitted sexually. What we don’t know is how the virus itself manages to harm babies in the womb.... [read more]

Hormone Therapy Still Raises Concerns about the Heart_sh8-7046-449

Hormone Therapy Still Raises Concerns about the Heart

You’re getting older. As you age, your body is letting you know you are not as young as you were 20 years ago. You do not have that same kind of youthful energy; you find yourself tiring more easily and more often; you don’t seem... [read more]

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]

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]

Value-Based Medicine May Help the Naturopathy Cause_web-search-for-medicine_GyiZcLDu

Value-Based Medicine May Help the Naturopathy Cause

Few of us involved in the healthcare industry would argue the fact that the adoption of the Affordable Care Act (ACA) as law has already had a profound impact on the way healthcare services are delivered in the United States. One of the core components... [read more]

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