Naturopathic

August 10, 2018

Vitamin D: An Important But Elusive Nutrient

The summer months typically bring plenty of sunshine and, with it, plenty of opportunities for the body to absorb vitamin D. At least that’s what many people believe. In reality, it’s hard for most people to get an adequate amount of vitamin D each day, which is important because the body needs the nutrient to […]

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February 12, 2018

Botanicals: Separating Hype from Fact

Widely available in grocery stores, big box retailers and online, it’s no wonder that botanicals (more commonly known as herbal supplements) continue to be the best-selling supplements in the world. But it can be difficult to separate hyped up health claims from the true benefits – what works, what doesn’t and why. Let’s examine the […]

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June 11, 2017

Top 3 Supplements for Overall Better Health

The majority of Americans (nearly 70 percent) take dietary supplements, according to the Council for Responsible Nutrition (CRN). Most of them anticipate their supplement use increasing in the next five years, but with the abundance of supplements on the market, how do you know which options are right for you? The truth is, there’s no […]

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March 13, 2017

11 Tips for Green Spring Cleaning

With spring just around the corner, bringing in fresh air and getting rid of dust and winter dirt may be on your to-do list. But before you rush to start your spring cleaning done, it’s important to know which cleaning products are safest to use. Many household cleaners contain toxic ingredients, and the U.S. Environmental […]

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October 7, 2016

7 Food Supplements Cancer Patients Should Avoid

Natural supplements—the very words sound healthy. Many times, they are. Adding vitamins, minerals and other natural remedies to your daily regimen can boost some people’s immune system, energy level and overall health. But if you’ve been diagnosed with cancer, and especially if you are undergoing treatment, certain supplements may actually harm you. Some may even […]

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October 7, 2016

YOGA for Warriors

As Ingrid Yang was beginning a new type of yoga teacher training in 2005, her aunt was undergoing chemotherapy for cancer. Dr. Yang offered to stay with her and forgo the training, but her aunt insisted she continue. “She said, ‘Please go, you need to teach me how to breathe. It’s so hard for me […]

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September 14, 2016

Simple Lifestyle Habit May Lower Risk of Ovarian Cancer

A growing body of research suggests staying active may help women reduce the risk of developing ovarian cancer. About one in 75 women will develop ovarian cancer during her lifetime, according to the American Cancer Society. In one study, researchers analyzed data from nine studies and found chronic inactivity was associated with ovarian cancer.  Compared […]

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February 19, 2016

Chemistry Class

After the celebratory dinner and the jubilant “I’m cancer-free!” social media post, you can finally say goodbye to seemingly constant medical procedures and all the pokes and prods that go with them. Cancer can really begin to take a backseat in your life, but the survivorship stage is an ideal time to focus on building […]

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September 15, 2015

12 Natural Tricks to Relieve Your Pain

When you have a headache, backache or sprain your ankle, is your go-to treatment to pop an over-the-counter pain reliever? You might be surprised to learn that drugs aren’t your only option to relieve the everyday aches and pains that come along with life. As reported by Prevention, here are 12 tricks to relieve your […]

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September 8, 2015

Reiki Therapy Improves Symptoms in Cancer Patients

Reiki, a gentle non-invasive form of mind-body medicine, has shown significant promise in helping to relieve sometimes-debilitating symptoms in cancer patients. The treatment involves a Reiki practitioner placing his hands on or just above your body in specific positions. This is said to exert healing effects by clearing negative energies that are blocking the flow […]

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