Dr. Lauren

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About Dr. Lauren

Dr. Lauren Deville is board-certified to practice medicine in the State of Arizona. She received her NMD from Southwest College of Naturopathic Medicine in Tempe, AZ, and she holds a BS in Biochemistry and Molecular Biophysics from the University of Arizona, with minors in Spanish and Creative Writing. She also writes fiction under a pen name in her spare time. Visit her author website at www.authorcagray.com.

Glycemic Index vs Glycemic Load

From Dr. Lauren Deville - Naturopathic Doctor

We all know that sugar is bad for us, right? (If you don’t, check out this article.) Suffice it to say for now that if I could change just one thing about the way people eat in America, it would be to dramatically reduce or eliminate processed sugar consumption.) But what counts as “sugar”? It’s not [...]

Glycemic Index vs Glycemic Load

By |2018-02-16T07:58:08+00:00February 16th, 2018|Categories: Articles, glycemic index, glycemic load, Health, Nutrition|Comments Off on Glycemic Index vs Glycemic Load

Berberine: Treating Metabolic Syndrome Naturally

From Dr. Lauren Deville - Naturopathic Doctor

The power of naturopathic medicine is in the philosophy: remove obstacles to cure and give the body the building blocks it needs to heal itself, and within reason, healing will follow. I prefer not to give supplements to treat symptoms, because that approach doesn’t get to the root cause… but in the short term, sometimes [...]

Berberine: Treating Metabolic Syndrome Naturally

By |2018-02-09T09:16:16+00:00February 9th, 2018|Categories: Articles, Conditions & Treatments, Fitness & Weight Loss, Supplements|Comments Off on Berberine: Treating Metabolic Syndrome Naturally

Your Vagus Nerve: The Key to “Rest and Digest”

From Dr. Lauren Deville - Naturopathic Doctor

The autonomic nervous system has two primary components: sympathetic (“fight or flight”) and parasympathetic (“rest and digest”). Each of these states can profoundly affect nearly every organ in the body. There is one nerve more associated with the parasympathetic state than any other: the vagus nerve, or cranial nerve X. Organs the Vagus Nerve Stimulates [...]

Your Vagus Nerve: The Key to “Rest and Digest”

By |2018-02-02T17:09:59+00:00February 2nd, 2018|Categories: Articles, parasympathetic, rest and digest, vagus nerve|Comments Off on Your Vagus Nerve: The Key to “Rest and Digest”

How to Build (Or Break!) A Habit

From Dr. Lauren Deville - Naturopathic Doctor

When it comes to trying to create a new habit (or overwrite one that isn’t serving you), the best resource I’ve ever found, hands down, is Charles Duhigg’s The Power of Habit. I highly recommend that you pick up the book for yourself, but let me give you a brief little run-down of what I [...]

How to Build (Or Break!) A Habit

By |2018-01-26T16:34:07+00:00January 26th, 2018|Categories: Articles, Fitness & Weight Loss, habit, Health, resolution|Tags: |Comments Off on How to Build (Or Break!) A Habit

Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy

From Dr. Lauren Deville - Naturopathic Doctor

Oxygen is probably the most fundamental building block necessary for health, and it’s certainly the one without which we’d die quickest. Individual tissues will become infected and die for lack of oxygen, too—which can occur with poor blood flow. With just suboptimal oxygen levels, you'll feel fatigued, lethargic, and short of breath.  Oxygen as a therapy [...]

Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy

By |2018-01-19T16:26:17+00:00January 19th, 2018|Categories: Articles, biotoxin, Conditions & Treatments, HBOT, mycoplasma|Tags: , |Comments Off on Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy

What Our Food Cravings Say About Us

From Dr. Lauren Deville - Naturopathic Doctor

Food cravings are quite common—according to this study of a thousand college students, 97% of women and 68% of men experience them, on average two to four times per week. (Chocolate was the most commonly craved food, if you were wondering—especially among the women. Shocking, I know.) But why do cravings happen in the first [...]

What Our Food Cravings Say About Us

By |2018-01-12T14:26:40+00:00January 12th, 2018|Categories: Articles, binge eating, Conditions & Treatments, food cravings|Comments Off on What Our Food Cravings Say About Us

The Benefits of Apple Cider Vinegar

From Dr. Lauren Deville - Naturopathic Doctor

Apple cider vinegar (ACV) is one of the most popular folk remedies I hear about in my practice, and for good reason. There’s some impressive research to back up its health claims. But first things first: definitions. Apple Cider Vinegar: Is It All Created Equal? Apple cider is basically unfiltered, unprocessed apple juice. It becomes [...]

The Benefits of Apple Cider Vinegar

By |2018-01-05T16:51:44+00:00January 5th, 2018|Categories: Articles, Fitness & Weight Loss, Health|Comments Off on The Benefits of Apple Cider Vinegar

Iodine, Selenium, and Hashimoto’s

From Dr. Lauren Deville - Naturopathic Doctor

There are two main antibodies involved in Hashimoto’s: anti-thyroid peroxidase (TPO) and anti-thyroglobulin. The elevation of these antibodies mean that the immune system is attacking and destroying two of the necessary components of thyroid hormone. Thyroglobulin is a precursor for thyroxine (T4), the primary hormone produced in the thyroid gland. So attacking this means you [...]

Iodine, Selenium, and Hashimoto’s

By |2017-12-29T11:59:35+00:00December 29th, 2017|Categories: Articles, Conditions & Treatments, Supplements|Comments Off on Iodine, Selenium, and Hashimoto’s

Spotlight on: L-Theanine

From Dr. Lauren Deville - Naturopathic Doctor

There are a number of reasons why tea is good for you: the antioxidant content is incredible, for instance, and it decreases risk of stroke, diabetes, cholesterol, obesity, hypertension, and even depression. But it also contains an excellent nootropic (substance that enhances cognition): L-Theanine. L-Theanine’s Biochemical Cousins Protein (one of the three major macronutrients) is made [...]

Spotlight on: L-Theanine

By |2017-12-22T10:24:53+00:00December 22nd, 2017|Categories: Articles, black tea, cognition, dopamine, GABA, glutamate, green tea, L-Theanine, Mental Health, NMDA, nootropic, serotonin, theanine|Tags: , |Comments Off on Spotlight on: L-Theanine

Vitamin B6 and Your Cycle

From Dr. Lauren Deville - Naturopathic Doctor

If you’re a woman with any menstrual irregularities, there are a number of reasons why you might want to consider adding Vitamin B6 to your regimen, over and above what you might be getting in a multivitamin. Vitamin B6 and Estrogen Metabolism The liver breaks down estrogen into one of three metabolites (or breakdown products) [...]

Vitamin B6 and Your Cycle

By |2017-12-15T16:36:07+00:00December 15th, 2017|Categories: Articles, Supplements, Women's Health|Comments Off on Vitamin B6 and Your Cycle