We love our fruits and veggies! Proper nutrition is one of the best things you can do to optimize your health. Each year the Environmental Working Group (EWG) prepares a shopping guide to help you determine which fruits and vegetables are grown with the most and least amounts of pesticides. The “Dirty Dozen” are farmed Read More
De-stress Your Thanksgiving Holiday
The idea of Thanksgiving is a fantastic one. Gathering with friends and family for a day of gratitude and reflection should improve our lives, increasing feelings of joy and gratefulness. Yet for many, Thanksgiving brings feelings of fear, anxiety, and stress. So much emphasis is placed on food, most of which is delicious but also Read More
The 1 Thing You Should Do When You “Cheat” On Your Healthy Lifestyle
Halloween marks the beginning of a series of holidays and events filled with delicious food and drinks. First there’s Halloween, then for some of us birthdays, next is Thanksgiving followed by an endless string of holiday parties, and finally New Years Day. The average American gains weight during the holidays that takes 5 months or Read More
Breakfast: Delicious, Healthy, Energizing!
Breakfast is the most important meal of the day! Eat breakfast like a king! Start your day the healthy way! It all sounds so great! Then you sleep through your alarm, you’re running late for work, and you know traffic is going to be a nightmare. The last thing you’re thinking about is breakfast. You Read More
The Naturopathic Approach – No Duct Tape Required!
It’s Tuesday of Naturopathic Medicine Week, and we are so excited to share even more natural health information with you! The Naturopathic Approach to Health might be a little different than your previous healthcare experiences. You may even find yourself wondering, how do Naturopathic Doctors treat most health problems without drugs? As an example, consider Read More
How I Became a Naturopathic Doctor
By Dr. Jennifer Greer, ND When I was a little girl, I told everyone I met that I was going to be a pediatrician when I grew up, just like my doctor. Nearly 40 years later, I don’t remember much about her, but she clearly left an impression on me that has lasted a lifetime. Read More
What is a Naturopathic Doctor?
You’re a What Kind of Doctor? Naturopathic Doctors are often asked this question, and it’s a great question to ask! The American Association of Naturopathic Physicians (AANP) and the Association of Accredited Naturopathic Medical Colleges (AANMC) provide a great description of the education, training, and qualifications of NDs: “A licensed naturopathic physician (ND) attends a Read More
Sitting is the New Smoking: How to Get Moving in a Sedentary World
When it comes to exercise, folks tend to fall into one of two camps: either they love it or they hate it. There doesn’t seem to be a lot of in between. Add that to the standard American diet plus our increasingly sedentary lifestyle (you can order almost anything delivered to your door step these Read More
The “skinny” on Vitamin Shots as Part of Weight Loss Programs
Lasting weight loss is rarely an easy achievement. It usually requires changes in the way we eat, commitment to regular exercise, sticking to a bedtime routine that promotes optimal sleep, and digging deep within ourselves to address thoughts and attitudes that may have been contributing to bad habits. For some, medical conditions may compound the Read More
Prepare Your Body For Pregnancy…Naturally!
The human body is amazing, and healthy babies are born every single day. Yet establishing some health basics prior to pregnancy can help to improve fertility as well as the health of both mother and baby throughout pregnancy, birth, and thereafter. Let’s take a look at some of the Who, What, When, Where, Why, and Read More