Coming down with a case of the blues? You’re not alone. It’s estimated that up to 10 percent of the population in the United States will show signs of a declining mood as the days get shorter and the temperatures drop.
A specific type of mood disorder that’s directly related to the change in seasons is commonly known as SAD, or Seasonal Affective Disorder. SAD symptoms usually occur in the autumn and winter months and include tiredness, feelings of hopelessness, overeating, and loss of motivation. These symptoms can be more prevalent in people who live farther away from the equator, and typically affect women more than men. As with many health issues, prevention is key. Read More
This season of new beginnings is the perfect time to turn deeper into yourself and rejuvenate your body.
This time of year—as the cold winter winds subside and the days become longer—the world’s vibrant colors are revealed all around us. Mother Earth transforms the frozen landscape into a lush, green environment that inspires renewal, which makes it the perfect season to cleanse, nourish, and feel radiant from the inside out.
The body does an amazing job of detoxifying itself, but the amount of toxins we’re exposed to on a daily basis has dramatically increased in our ever-more-plastic world—meaning that sometimes, your body might need a little help getting rid of all the garbage. Here are a few simple ways to support your main detoxification pathways and put the spring back into your step! Read More
When was the last time you smelled the subtle floral scents within the air or really tasted your food? Do you miss having fresh breath and clothes that don’t smell of smoke? Are you tired of getting short of breath when you do just a little bit of cardio exercise? Have you tried to quit smoking, but found yourself back at it? These natural stop-smoking aids can help. Read More
Say hello to summer this year with your best body ever! Become in-tune with your body, halt sugar cravings in their tracks, improve digestion, nourish your metabolism, lose weight, and feel vibrant just in time for the sunshine. We’ve designed a complete mind and body guide to help you look more radiant, feel more confident, and get ready for swimsuit season. Just try these powerful techniques. Read More
It's such a beautiful time of year and the air has a subtle sweet smell but with that comes pollen and allergies. Did you know that 58 million americans suffer from allergies in the U.S each year? There's a variety of symptoms that come with allergies including a runny nose, watery eyes, coughing, and sneezing.
So how do we embrace this gorgeous time of year without suffering? Read More
Physical touch and pleasure are some of the best activities to improve the overall health of your body and mind. And these natural aphrodisiacs will enhance desire, improve enjoyment, and boost sensation. Try them alone or with your partner for maximum results. Read More
Well, I guess I should start with "have you ever heard of a sitz bath?" first. This type of hydrotherapy has been used in Germany for centuries to tonify the pelvic region. It's such a simple yet powerful natural remedy for so many conditions that it's still as valid today as it was many years ago. Read More
Who hasn't battled with blemishes at some point in their lives?! Our skin gives us a much deeper picture as to what is going on within the body. There could be a lot of different variables causing acne and we are going to address the top 5 today! Read More
Do you find yourself fatigued most of the day? Sometimes the cause of fatigue can be due to mitochondrial dysfunction. So, what in the world in mitochondria? Well, in short, it's the fuel inside each cell. Damage to the mitochondria can occur from a variety of factors both environmental and inherited. Some factors include cigarette smoking (that's obvious), aging, excessive exercise, and even some medications. Read More
Bad breath can come from a lot of sources from eating stinky food (like onions or garlic), to gum disease, tooth decay, smoking, and even toxins in the gi tract. Bad breath can be embarrassing for you but even worse for others around you! Try these tips to get rid of it for good. Read More
Have you ever had a cold with miserable facial pain or a stuffy nose so bad you have to breathe out of your mouth? Well, a neti pot might be your answer to help irrigate your nasal passages. There have been many studies proving the effectiveness of this therapy for allergies and congestion. Read More
I feel like I'm blessed with a genetic lottery of neuro disorders with a strong family history of schizophrenia, anxiety, suicide, brain cancer, MS, and ALS in my genetic code. It's almost impossible for me not to be interested in finding natural treatments and preventative measures for brain health and mental disorders. I really do look at this history as a blessing in many ways... I have a huge amount of compassion for the mentally ill (one reason why I' starting a free clinic), I wouldn't have probably become a naturopathic physician if I didn't see the huge need when my father was diagnosed with brain cancer, and I'm very intrigued with new research.
I think one of the best things a person could do is to test for nutrient deficiencies before going on medications to find the root cause or start supporting the body's natural processes while taking medications through diet and nutrients. Read More
1. Do you feel tired all day even with that double tall almond milk latte?
2. Do you have trouble sleeping at night despite trying to relax and taking lavender baths?
3. Have you gained weight recently or started craving more salty and sweet foods?
4. Have you had to call in sick more often because you keep picking up colds around the office?
5. Have you recently been experiencing more stress than usual? Read More
It might seem counterintuitive to use electrical impulses to control pain but it's been used for a very long time in naturopathic medicine as a pain management technique. Read More
Is your schedule go, go, go and then hit the pillow? Are you still checking your inbox at 10pm? Obsessed with the newest Orange is the New Black episodes? Read More
Well, the first strategy is always prevention sometimes a sunburn can happen unexpectedly. I got a little carried away gardening yesterday and when I came inside the house my shoulders were completely burned! Read More
That is the question!
When is comes to douching there seems to be much confusion. Douching is not necessary in most cases because the vagina maintains a self-cleaning environment but there are some cases that it could be beneficial. The answer.... it depends! Read More
Guess what time it is?! ... It's Osteoporosis awareness month which affects ALL of us healthy fashionistas . Read More