natural remedies

Natural Remedies You Need in Your Medicine Cabinet

Whether you’re new to naturopathy or you’ve been self-healing for years, some natural remedies should be on hand all the time. Here is a partial list of medicine chest (and refrigerator) must-haves. Oscillococcinum is a homeopathic remedy for colds. If you can take it at the first sign of sickness, you may be able to […]

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Why Statins are More Harmful Than Helpful

Why Statins Are More Harmful than Helpful

We’re going to go out on a limb and make a bold statement: Only those with abnormally high cholesterol due to familial hypercholesterolemia need statin drugs. Everyone else is better off without them, even if cholesterol levels are “high.” Statins have become a staple drug for far too many Americans over 40. They are an […]

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A Surprising Cause of Ear Infections

Small children often get ear infections, and worried parents rush to the doctor for yet another round of antibiotics. Of course, this leads to antibiotic resistance, which means that your children are put on increasingly powerful drugs. Adults take far too many pills also, without paying attention to other remedies. We have become dependent on […]

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How to Relieve Your Kids’ Stress with Herbs

Many of us use herbs to help our health, but we don’t often think to give them to our children. They can benefit from them just as much as we can, and there are herbs that are specifically indicated for kids. Our children are under more stress than we were, and in addition to the […]

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Fevers: What They Really Are and How to Treat them Naturally

Most of us grew up believing the traditional medical paradigm, which states that curing disease means suppressing symptoms. We take pills for everything we think is wrong with us, and we don’t like feeling bad any longer than we have to—even if letting our body fight the problem is better for us. We need to […]

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How to Drink More Water and Love It

We frequently hear about the importance of drinking plenty of water, and we couldn’t agree more. Most of us are guilty of not drinking enough, and often we don’t think to drink it or we don’t like it. To determine how much water you need, take your weight and divide by two. That is the […]

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Probiotics are Our Friends—Have You Taken Some Today?

Did you know that there are more bugs in your gut than there are other cells in your body?   And that the diversity of those microbes is as important as the number? Research has shown that this microbiotic habitat plays an important role in everything from allergies to obesity. A recent study of almost […]

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Take Personal Responsibility for Your Health!

  We rely on each other. Many people look to others to provide for them in every area of life, and health care is no different. Patients put all their faith in their doctors and don’t assume responsibility for themselves. Doctors are amazingly dedicated people, and we don’t want to appear to belittle them—far from […]

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How to Detox Effectively: Simple Steps for a Safe Cleanse

Most of us know we need to detox or cleanse our systems, but we’re afraid to use a commercial product because we don’t know how it will affect us… and we’re also worried that we’ll need to be near a bathroom at all times. The good news is that you can detox without having to […]

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How to Ward off the Flu

Celebrate Naturopathic Medicine Week this week and visit your favorite naturopath. This is our first established week to celebrate naturopathic medicine, and we’d love to see you in the office! While we’re talking about naturopathy, one of the best ways we can help you at this time of year is by helping you avoid the […]

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Costs of Health Care

The Financial Benefits of Natural Health Care

The American health care system focuses on managing symptoms and illness. There is very little emphasis on prevention. It is truly “disease care” instead of health care. Each segment of the industry, from hospitals to medical supply houses, is in business to make a profit. They cannot profit from you if you’re healthy or if […]

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Allergy Relief Remedies

Our Favorite Natural Treatments for Fall Allergies

It’s that time of year, and if you have seasonal allergies, you may already be feeling your usual symptoms. The good news is there is help out there for those watery eyes and scratchy throats. Have you ever wondered exactly what allergies are and what causes them? Typical seasonal allergy symptoms include sneezing and runny […]

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Immune Boosters for Plant-Based Diets

Immune System Boosters for Plant-Based Diets

Are you dreading cold and flu season? Don’t worry! We have some plant-based diet-friendly ideas to help you boost your immune system with some blockbuster nutrients. Zinc helps the body to build white blood cells, reduces symptoms of colds and flu when taken within 24 hours, and lowers incidence of fevers and coughs. Vitamin C […]

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Family in CR

Spending time in nature…

Some of you know that I am spending this month of June in Costa Rica with my family.  It has been a wonderful experience so far.   One of the most valuable parts is that we are constantly in nature.  Our house is open to the outdoors, we walk around barefoot most of the time, we are […]

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Sneezing, Runny Nose, Itchy Eyes… Oh My!

Have you been experiencing any of these lately? How about several natural remedy solutions for your seasonal allergies? First, let’s look at what allergy symptoms are and why we get them. The symptoms we experience: itchy, watery eyes, runny nose, sneezing, and congestion, are all immune responses that our body produces to protect us. When […]

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