Natural Remedies for Children: Building Your Natural Medicine Cabinet

I often have parents ask me what I keep in my medicine cabinet for when my little guy gets sick or injured. There are many great remedies to have on hand for whenever your little one is under the weather. If you are looking to build a natural medicine cabinet for your children, consider keeping the following in stock. Homeopathic …

Naturopathic Medicine in Oakland, California

It is with great pleasure that I announce the opening of my new California Natural Medicine practice. I will be practicing Naturopathic Medicine in Oakland’s Grand Lake area beginning in September. My office is located on Grand Avenue in the same space as Awaken Chiropractic, a wonderful group of holistically minded practitioners. The space is beautiful, comfortable and family friendly. A …

What Is Myofascial Pelvic Pain Syndrome?

Myofascial Pelvic Pain Syndrome (MPPS) is a type of pelvic floor disorder caused by tight muscles within the pelvic floor, which often contain trigger points. The inappropriate contraction and tension in these muscles lead to pain in the pelvis, bladder, vagina, vulva or rectum. When pressure is applied to these muscles there can be a referral of pain to other …

3 Natural Ways to Heal After Vaginal Delivery

Looking for natural ways to heal after vaginal delivery? You’re in the right place! Passing an 8 lb human through a small space will definitely cause some degree of trauma to the vaginal tissue. This can range from swelling to large tears of the tissue. While it is always important to follow your health care provider’s medical advice for your …

Free Class: Healing Your Body Naturally After Childbirth

Healing Your Body Naturally After Childbirth, June 20th, 6:00 pm at Milagros in NE Portland. Childbirth is one of the most amazing and demanding events a woman’s body can experience. In the days and weeks following the delivery of your baby it is important to take steps to optimize your healing. Postpartum care is not only important for mom’s health, but also your …

Why I Chose to Join the Deepak & Oprah 21 Day Meditation Challenge

I’m a new mom and if you are a mom reading this you know exactly what that means. I am lucky to get enough sleep, have a sit down meal or even use the bathroom in peace, let alone meditate. But as a doctor and yoga instructor, I know how beneficial meditation is, especially when you are chronically stressed. That’s …

12 Ways to Boost Your Immune System

Today I’m sharing with you 12 Ways to Boost Your Immune System in hopes you’ll avoid the colds and flu viruses coming your way and recover quicker if you do catch one. The CDC reports that this flu season is among one of the worse. Chances are if you haven’t caught it yet, you know someone who has. Typically, the …

Are You Considering Probiotics for Your Baby?

While in your womb your baby’s gut is sterile, meaning there is no bacteria populating their gut. It is during vaginal birth that your baby is exposed to the first forms of bacteria that will take up residence in their gut. Since lactobacillus acidophilus is what primarily inhabits the vagina, this will most likely be the first gut bug that …

Holistic Pelvic Care for Postpartum Recovery

Can holistic pelvic care for postpartum recovery help new moms thrive? Any woman who has been through childbirth can tell you that what the pelvic floor goes through is nothing short of a heroic feat. The muscles, connective tissue, nerves and blood vessels all have to make way for a whole person to pass through. Although it may be a …