Health

/Health

Happiness Boosts Your Immune Function

Guest post by: Dr Mariah Mosley Thankfully flu and cold season is over. What did you use to bolster your immune system to prevent illness?  Vitamin C or herbal Echinacea?  Getting extra sleep and drinking more water?  Here’s one thing you may not have considered. Psychological Well-Being and Immune Function [...]

By |2019-06-14T09:08:14-07:00June 14th, 2019|Categories: Articles, Health|0 Comments

The Effect of Nature on Your Health

We all know intuitively that being in nature makes us feel more peaceful. But studies show that it also can have a significant positive impact on your health—even in the smallest of doses. Nature and Your Overall Well-Being There are several studies out there that show being in nature (hiking, [...]

By |2019-05-31T07:17:26-07:00May 31st, 2019|Categories: Allergies, Health|0 Comments

Tick-Borne Illnesses: How to Distinguish Them

Tick-borne illnesses are unfortunately becoming increasingly common (and sometimes it’s hard for people to know whether they’ve even been exposed, since ticks can be as tiny as a poppy seed!) Many tick-borne illnesses all get lumped together with Lyme Disease, and for good reason: most of them can also be [...]

By |2019-03-22T13:42:40-07:00March 22nd, 2019|Categories: Articles, Health|0 Comments

Non-Hormonal Treatments for Hot Flashes

From Dr. Lauren Deville - Naturopathic Doctor

Women in early menopause or perimenopause are most familiar with hot flashes: they’re generally understood to occur with declining estrogen levels. Occasionally I’ll see a still-menstruating woman who experiences hot flashes in the week or two before her period (when estrogen levels are declining), too—though this is much less common. And yet, this isn’t the [...]

Non-Hormonal Treatments for Hot Flashes

By |2018-03-09T13:54:30-07:00March 9th, 2018|Categories: Articles, Health, hormonal, phytoestrogen, Women's Health|Tags: , , , |Comments Off on Non-Hormonal Treatments for Hot Flashes

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 |2018-02-16T07:58:08-07:00February 16th, 2018|Categories: Articles, glycemic index, glycemic load, Health, Nutrition|Comments Off on Glycemic Index vs Glycemic Load

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

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 |2018-01-05T16:51:44-07:00January 5th, 2018|Categories: Articles, Fitness & Weight Loss, Health|Comments Off on The Benefits of Apple Cider Vinegar

Counting Macros

From Dr. Lauren Deville - Naturopathic Doctor

There are a lot of trendy diets out there (paleo, ketogenic, Whole 30, Autoimmune Protocol, GAPS, Specific Carbohydrate, etc). They all have their merits, and I do put people on each of them in specific cases. But one of the simplest, longest term approaches is “counting macros.” Macronutrients: What They Are “Macros” is short for [...]

Counting Macros

By |2017-12-08T07:27:49-07:00December 8th, 2017|Categories: Articles, Fitness & Weight Loss, Health, Nutrition|Comments Off on Counting Macros

The Relationship Between Hypothyroidism and Iron

From Dr. Lauren Deville - Naturopathic Doctor

Hypothyroidism is often responsible for hair loss. So is low ferritin, the storage form of iron. One of the main reasons why ferritin can decrease involves overgrowth of iron-stealing organisms, like candida. But hypothyroidism itself is also  associated with low serum ferritin levels. There are several reasons for this. The relationship between iron and thyroid [...]

The Relationship Between Hypothyroidism and Iron

By |2017-11-03T17:53:28-07:00November 3rd, 2017|Categories: Articles, Health, Nutrition|Comments Off on The Relationship Between Hypothyroidism and Iron

The Safest Natural Deodorants

From Dr. Lauren Deville - Naturopathic Doctor

Underarm odor happens when we sweat: the bacteria that are always present on the skin break the sweat secretions down into odor-causing fatty acids. Because sweating is one of the body’s four main emunctories (routes of excretion) for toxins, it is definitely true that body odor is a function of toxicity; however, even the cleanest [...]

The Safest Natural Deodorants

By |2017-09-01T16:55:33-07:00September 1st, 2017|Categories: Articles, Detox, Health|Comments Off on The Safest Natural Deodorants