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May 13th, 2017

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Naturopathic Physicians–FAQ’s

May 13th, 2017

If you have never been to a naturopathic physician, or even if you have, this link offers great information regarding FAQ’s. It explains education, differences between ND’s and MD’s and DO’s, and more. Check it out 🙂

AANP INM FAQs

2017 May Be a Bad Year for Lyme

May 6th, 2017

I am increasingly seeing patients who have developed a chronic Lyme condition. There are predictions that new cases may be worse this year. Dr. Hortorf has written a succinct article which I’ve attached. Pay attention to the correct way to remove a tick should you get bitten–and SAVE it for testing.

Alzheimer’s Responds Best to Lifestyle Changes

May 6th, 2017

No “magic pill”, but Alzheimer’s seems to respond best to diet, exercise and stress reduction. So, eat your whole food diet rich in vegetables and fruits. Avoid sugar. Exercise daily–go do something you LOVE (this helps stress reduction, too). Pray and meditate. Read more here. To your health!!

Sleep–There’s No Substitute!

May 6th, 2017

This gym has started offering, you guessed it, SLEEP. There are some stretches but then a 45-minute nap! Brilliant!! Sign me up 🙂

Help for Pharmaceutical Costs

May 5th, 2017

While treatments focus on helping individuals achieve their health goals without the need for pharmaceutical medications, sometimes pharmaceuticals are indicated and needed. Washington State offers a prescription assistance program which can help, especially if you have no insurance or high deductables. If you take a pharmaceutical medication, check and see if they can help you lower your out-of-pocket cost: www.washingtondrugcard.com

Sugar Also Reduces Absorption of Nutrients

April 10th, 2017

Please read the attached article regarding sugar and how it reduces our ability to absorb certain nutrients. This is just another reason of many to avoid sugar consumption–like we need more reasons! I will never forget skimming some eclectic nutrition books when I was in medical school–I ran across a book from the late 1800’s in which the author was railing that “artificial sweetener” was going to be the bane of human health. I scratched my head wondering what “artificial sweetener” he could be referring to at the turn of the century–you guessed it, SUGAR. For more current information, please also watch “Fed Up” which is currently available on Netflix. Stick to fruits to satisfy your sweet tooth! And maintain a vegetable-based diet with healthy protein and fat sources. To your health!!

Eat More Vegetables–Yes, Research is Supporting This!!

March 21st, 2017

Not that we need more research to know that we need to eat our vegetables, but just in case you want some encouragement, please read the attached article! 🙂

Lyme Disease On the Rise

March 21st, 2017

Increasingly, we are hearing more about Lyme disease–in particular, the chronic effects of Lyme infection. Here is a recent article about the increase in Michigan as well as a link to reducing your risk of a tick bite. Unfortunately, we often are never even aware of getting a tick bite and many never experience the classic “bull’s eye” rash, either. In addition, there are many other tick-borne infections that are typically not even tested. If you have concerns, please schedule an appointment for evaluation and to discuss assessment and treatment options that might be appropriate for you.

LDL–Not the Demon It is Made Out to Be

March 9th, 2017

While excessive levels of LDL (particularly certain fractions thereof) are associated with plaque formation, LDL is also necessary for transport of chemicals throughout the body, including your BRAIN! There are advanced labs that can be run to further assess lipids and their potential risks. And there is simple imaging to screen for plaque formation. The testing allows us to consider the best treatment approach, if any, per individual needs. Please read the attached article and schedule an appointment for testing. To your health!!

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