Naturopathic Medicine

How Much Protein Do I Need?

If I had to pick one piece of nutritional advice to give it would be to make sure you’re getting enough protein. And although that amount varies from person to person, my experience is that most people do better with more protein, fewer carbs, and lots of high quality fat (avoiding trans-fats, and too much saturated fat or palm oil.) So, let’s talk protein! The CDC recommends…

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Is it True That Non-Celiac Gluten Sensitivity Doesn’t Exist?

A few weeks ago a spate of posts hit social media in response to a study result that “proved” that non-celiac gluten sensitivity doesn’t exist. My first response was to roll my eyes and ignore it as I do with most viral sensationalist headlines. But then I started getting emails, and tweets, and even a few phone calls. So I spent some time reading the…

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It’s Time to Feel Well!

A few weeks ago I was chatting with a friend at a conference and another friend wandered by and mentioned that she woke up that morning very early full of energy because she was excited for the day. It struck me how very rare that is for people. Day in and day out in my practice I hear my patients tell me they just don’t…

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Your Healthy Immune System- the Last Throes of Winter

By Karen Carleton (Our fabulous new ND!!) As we head into the last part of winter we are reminded of the possibility of coughs, runny noses and influenza. For many of us the question is not if we will get sick, but when, how often and how severe it will be. This brings up an important point about health. Getting sick is not necessarily a…

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Does Homemade Deodorant Work?

I’ll admit to using an actual antiperspirant, rather than just a deodorant (which takes care of odor but doesn’t stop you from sweating) when I’m wearing a fancy dress or giving a talk to a large group. But truthfully I’d really rather not. Although we don’t have any decent long term studies that show that using antiperspirant is harmful, it just makes sense that it’s…

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Movement Helps You Learn

Just the other day, I remembered a “technique” I had in my first year of medical school. In order to memorize long lists of information, I would make myself flash cards and test myself on long walks. (Yup, I was the strange girl walking down the street with flashcards…) I don’t know when I first had this idea, but I’m guessing that I was just…

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Back to School- Keeping the Kids Healthy

It’s the fall and the school buses are sighted in your morning commute. Parents everywhere are busy with carpool schedules, lunch packing, school visits, teacher meetings, homework help, and early bed routines. It is a well known fact that the incidence of communicable diseases increase when kids are back in school.  Is getting sick bad?  No, getting sick is not “bad” dependent on the circumstances…

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Blood Pressure Basics

By Dr. Beverly Butler When was the last time you went to the doctor? Blood pressure checks are a regular exam done when you go to the doctor. Basically the top number (systolic) is the max pressure your heart produces with contraction (at rest). The bottom number (diastolic) represents the heart relaxing to fill chambers. High Blood pressure has been dubbed as the “silent killer”…

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How Do You Trust Your Supplement Brand? Here is what to ask them…

Every time a new patient comes into the clinic I have ‘the supplement talk.’ Here’s the thing; no one is regulating the supplement industry. And it is indeed an industry, a big one at that. Does that mean that you can’t trust anything out there? No. It means that you need to be very careful about which supplements you buy. Just because something is expensive,…

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