Probiotics for Heart Health

A recent double blind placebo controlled study is pointing out new reasons to take probiotics. Besides supporting the health of your gut, immune system and skin, probiotics are now being implicated in the health of the cardiovascular system based on a study published in the Journal of Dairy Science. Thirty two men and women with…

Read & Learn

Depression-A National Epidemic?

Depression is a national epidemic. Millions of people suffer from this condition and we have been convinced it is like any other medical problem that can easily be addressed by going to your doctor and getting a prescription. A person’s mental emotional state is determined by a vast range of experiences, interactions and physiologic variables. …

Read & Learn

Will Power-Understanding WHY We Crave

We have been told over and over again that the key to making positive changes in our diet is primarily related to making good choices and avoiding “bad foods”.  But the “bad foods” taste so good, and in fact, food companies spend billions of dollars exploiting the physiology of our body so those junk foods…

Read & Learn

A New Paradigm-Preventing Alzheimer’s Disease

Many people feel powerless against the impending chances of developing this devastating disease of the brain.  Watching a loved one or friend experience this terrible disease is terrifying and there has been little shared from the medical community regarding how to reduce your chances of ending up with severe cognitive declines as we age. There…

Read & Learn

Farm Raised Salmon: A Serious Health Hazard

For years salmon has been touted as a great health food and as a result its consumption in the United States has surged.  52 million Americans consume salmon once per month and 23 million Americans eat salmon once weekly.  As of 2003 salmon had surpassed fish sticks as the third most commonly consumed fish product…

Read & Learn

A Dangerous Pill to Swallow Part II

As discussed in part I of this article, physicians in 2013 are highly trained to address groups of disease with a prescription, rather than address the underlying causes of diseases through alternative, and, generally more affordable methods of healthcare. Focusing on the prevalence of acid reflux disease, and the effects of those medications used to…

Read & Learn

A Dangerous Pill to Swallow Part I

Many physicians hand out medication like candy to any patient reporting a particular set of symptoms. This is often done withlittle regard for the practice of good medicine, and physicians will habitually prescribe medications without considering the long-term ramifications. I believe there are several factors to blame for this, one of which is the pressure…

Read & Learn
disease prone

Disease Prone Men v Women

It’s a war of the sexes…to the death. Literally. This infographic covers which sex is more prone for certain types of disease. It starts off by telling us that a man’s average life expectancy is 75 years old, while a woman’s is 80 years old. So, it looks like the women are winning so far….…

Read & Learn
What is Naturopathic Medicine?

What is Naturopathic Medicine?

Naturopathic medicine tries to find answers to the underlying causes of disease, not just focus on the symptoms. Yes, symptoms are important to address, but more important is asking why that symptom is there in the first place. Let’s look at an example. Say for instance, Mr. X goes to a doctor because he suffers…

Read & Learn