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What Kind of 2021 Reset Do You Need?

Most of us were more than ready to show 2020 the door and cross our fingers that 2021 will be better. It’s time to reset, but where do you start? For most of my patients, family and friends, the most useful resets need to happen in three areas. These areas are diet, stress and exercise. […]

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Building Resilience: Five Simple Steps to Thrive

My friends, winter is coming. Between flu season and being in the midst of a global pandemic, it’s really easy to get sucked into the fear narrative, get angry at the behaviors of others, and feel powerless to do anything. Realistically, none of us can control other people’s behavior. We can’t stop people from having […]

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Hydrotherapy: Using Water as a Medical Treatment

Hydrotherapy is defined as the clinical application of water to treat or prevent ailments.  Yes, this literally describes how water can be used as a medical treatment. One could say that simply drinking water will prevent dehydration or that using sterile water to dilute certain IV medications (such as vitamin C) can be used in […]

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Experiencing Back Pain from COVID-19?

COVID-related back pain…is it a thing? I’m going with a big YES. Time hunched over a computer almost always equals more back (and neck) pain. Today, I want to focus on low back pain. The low back and pelvis (also known as the lumbopelvic region) is a really fun area to study and treat. It […]

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Seeking Anxiety Relief in Trying Times

For many of us, these past few months have brought unprecedented challenges. Our lives have been radically rearranged in ways that we couldn’t have predicted or prepared well for, even if we had seen it coming. Losses of jobs, routine, income, stability and, most tragically, losses of life have made this time painful and anxiety […]

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Gaining Perspective on Cancer Care

“You have cancer.” Not only is this news difficult to receive, but it’s difficult to deliver. There they are: two people in an office, one with news to give and one with news to receive, two people occupying the same space and time, within the same moment, both under duress (it is stressful to deliver […]

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Can Sugar Water Ease Your Pain?

I know, I know. It sounds very odd to think that sugar water can help with pain and strength, right? The sugar water I’m talking about is dextrose and it can help with musculoskeletal pain as well as nerve pain. With more and more people seeking non-opioid options for pain relief, it’s worth exploring the […]

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Understanding the Role of Vitamin D3 for Winter Wellness

Vitamin D3 is crucial to immune function, healthy mood and a host of other critical aspects of health; yet, its deficiency is ubiquitous worldwide. Particularly at this time of year when outdoor activity and sun exposure are limited, supplementation with Vitamin D3 can be foundational to our well-being. For decades, Vitamin D was only thought […]

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Discussing Naturopathic Oncology and Menopausal Symptoms for Women Cancer Survivors

As we move from 2019 to 2020, we see that more women are surviving cancer. With this great news also comes an increased incidence of menopausal symptoms in survivors, whether from normal, age-related causes or those exacerbated by the cancer treatments themselves, or a combination of both. Although menopausal symptoms are often treated with exogenous […]

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Understanding When and How to Treat Inflammation

It’s drilled into our heads over and over. Inflammation is bad! Take this anti-inflammatory medicine! Inflammation is the enemy! Stop it in its tracks! But, is inflammation always the enemy? Let’s start by talking about the difference between acute and chronic inflammation. Acute inflammation generally happens after an injury and has the symptoms of redness, […]

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