What is Naturopathic Medicine?

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Naturopathic medicine is based on the belief that the human body has an innate healing ability. Naturopathic doctors (NDs) teach their patients to use diet, exercise, lifestyle changes and cutting edge natural therapies to enhance their bodies’ ability to ward off and combat disease. NDs view the patient as a complex, interrelated system (a whole person), not as a clogged …

Grocery Store Tip: Shopping for Meat

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Meat is one area where you want to pay close attention to how and where the animal was raised. Always look for organic fed animals. Genetically modified plants are often used in animal feed, which means that even if you avoid it in the produce isle you may be eating it in the end through your meat. Local meat is …

What Role Does Diet Play in Male Infertility?

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What Role Does Diet Play in Male Infertility? It’s a common question that my female patients ask on behalf of their male partners. Infertility is a concern among many couples. It is defined as the inability to get pregnant within 12 months of having unprotected intercourse. When most people think infertility their minds automatically focus on the female aspect of …

Gluten Sensitivity: More Common than Once Thought

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Doctors have long suspected gluten to be a trigger, if not the cause of some of the symptoms their patients report. Many patients experiencing a range of symptoms from IBS to migraine headaches have experienced relief  from their issues by removing gluten from their diet. A recent article entitled, “Clues to Gluten Sensitivity“, provides information that explains why a gluten free …

5 Heart Healthy Foods + What Foods to Avoid

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Heart disease is one of the leading causes of death in America. Heart disease is created through a combination of factors, one of which being diet. And while there is no one food that will cure heart disease, there are some healthy foods that you can add to your diet to help repair damaged cells and nourish your heart. Here are 5, easy to eat; heart healthy foods that can help improve your health.