So, you may or may not have heard the buzz about TMAO (trimethylamine N-oxide). It is formed in by the gut flora from TMA (trimethylamine) and has been associated with increased risk of cardiovascular disease and stroke. The resulting response was to recommend diets void of meats, eggs, and dairy […]
So the good news about exercise continues–including this article that is showing a reversal of muscle loss as well as increased mental acuity and mood! There is no substitute for exercise–find some activity within your body’s ability and try and grow from there. A good trainer can be very helpful, […]
Intermittent fasting has become a popular way to try and lose weight. Certainly, reducing caloric content and avoiding between meal snacking can support weight loss. However, interestingly, newer research is showing our metabolic rate is supported by having breakfast be the largest meal, then lunch, with only a light dinner. […]
If you live in the Portland/Vancouver area, you are likely aware of the current outbreak of measles. So far, most of the cases are in unvaccinated individuals. While most children will recover fully, there can be significant complications for others. Click here for more information on measles. I am not […]
We were just notified TODAY that effective December 1, 2018, Boston Heart Labs will no longer be offering its “Know It Now” pricing. If Dr. Brown has ordered Boston Heart testing for you, PLEASE complete your blood draw BEFORE December 1st. Alternatively, Dr. Brown can order through a different laboratory–just […]
This morning a particularly dense fog rolled in. I was perplexed by the number of cars on the road without their headlights or daytime running lights on. The cars without lights were invisible, even when they were quite close. PLEASE turn on your headlights in the fog–for your safety and […]
I can’t say this enough: avoid artificial sweeteners! Dried stevia is OK but avoid formulas with alcohol sugars (they end with an “ol” on the end of their name). Check out this information.
We all know that there are a lot of toxic cleaning agents out there. EWG has reviewed many and has updated their recommended list. I would also add that you can keep things even simpler: baking soda for scrubbing, vinegar for cleaning, and simply water to clean windows and mirrors […]
This is a basic premise in medical care–check out how naturopathic medicine approaches can help achieve this during your health care process. And keep in mind, medications and surgery may also be “First Do No Harm” treatments.
Glyphosates (a main ingredient in Round-Up) has been identified as carcinogenic in California and are present in cereals and grains. I was going to try and summarize EWG’s article, but they have done such a great job I’m just attaching the link–please check it out. The good news is that […]