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.

Natural Ways to Lower Lipoprotein(a)

I wrote here on lipoprotein(a) generally—what it is (a cholesterol analogue) and why it is far more concerning from a cardiovascular standpoint than elevated cholesterol by itself. Essentially the concern comes down to the fact that Lp(a) both decreases the breakdown of clots and acts as a strong adhesive in blood vessels, [...]

By |2020-01-10T07:45:39-07:00January 10th, 2020|Categories: Articles, Chronic Illnesses, Nutrition|0 Comments

5 Budget-Friendly Ways to Stick to Your Self-Care New Year’s Resolutions

Guest post by Brad Krause at selfcaring.info What’s the longest you’ve kept your New Year’s resolutions? Research shows that 73% of adults drop their fitness-related resolutions before completing them. If this sounds familiar to you, don’t feel ashamed. It’s a natural part of being human, but so is overcoming obstacles. [...]

By |2020-01-03T12:38:08-07:00January 3rd, 2020|Categories: Articles, Fitness & Weight Loss, Health|0 Comments

Jesus Raises Lazarus: John 11

Today’s podcast comes from John 11, a meditation on Jesus raising Lazarus from the dead.  Download the latest episode of Christian Natural Health! 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 [...]

By |2019-12-27T10:04:28-07:00December 27th, 2019|Categories: Podcast|0 Comments

Decaf Coffee — Safe or Not?

I wrote here on the benefits (and relative risks) associated with drinking coffee, and here on the studies showing that overall, coffee consumption decreases the risk of chronic disease. Yet caffeine certainly has its drawbacks. In addition to sex hormone disruption, it indirectly forces the adrenals to pump out additional adrenaline, [...]

By |2019-12-27T09:36:07-07:00December 27th, 2019|Categories: Articles, Nutrition|0 Comments

The Christmas Story

Today’s special podcast is a meditation on the Christmas story as told in the books of Matthew and Luke, and a reimagining of the story from Mary’s perspective. Merry Christmas!  Download the latest episode of Christian Natural Health! Dr. Lauren Deville is board-certified to practice medicine in the State of [...]

By |2019-12-24T10:03:34-07:00December 24th, 2019|Categories: Podcast|0 Comments

Neurotransmitter Causes of Insomnia

I wrote here on the health benefits of sleep, and on practical solutions to insomnia. This is great, if the issue is one structuring your time to prioritize sleep, or minor changes to your routine. But for more extreme cases of chronic insomnia, we’ll need to delve into neurotransmitters (and related hormones.) [...]

By |2019-12-20T10:22:19-07:00December 20th, 2019|Categories: Articles, Conditions & Treatments|0 Comments

Chronic Infections Suppress Vitamin D Receptor Function

Today’s podcast comes from this blog post, Chronic Infections Suppress Vitamin D Receptor Function.  Download the latest episode of Christian Natural Health! 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 [...]

By |2019-12-20T10:02:52-07:00December 20th, 2019|Categories: Podcast|0 Comments

Jesus Heals the Blind Men: the Matthew, Mark and Luke accounts

Today’s podcast is a meditation on the healing of the blind men (including Bartimaeus) from Matt 20:30-34, Mark 10:46-52, and Luke 18:35-43.  Download the latest episode of Christian Natural Health! Dr. Lauren Deville is board-certified to practice medicine in the State of Arizona. She received her NMD from Southwest College [...]

By |2019-12-13T10:07:10-07:00December 13th, 2019|Categories: Podcast|0 Comments

The Mood-Boosting Winter Vitamin

Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD) is a variant of major depressive disorder that occurs during darker winter months when the days grow shorter. It’s fortunately far less common in sunny AZ. But it still does occur. This may be in part because, despite the sunshine, Vitamin D deficiency is still common [...]

By |2019-12-13T08:36:46-07:00December 13th, 2019|Categories: Articles, Mental Health, Nutrition|0 Comments

Manganese and Zinc in Lyme Disease

Many of my patients with chronic infections struggle with low iron levels—perhaps not overt anemia (though sometimes this is present too), but often low iron saturation in the bloodstream, and low ferritin, the storage form of iron. This is because most organisms—bacteria, viruses, and fungi—use iron for various functions of [...]

By |2019-12-06T11:32:05-07:00December 6th, 2019|Categories: Articles, Chronic Illnesses|0 Comments