Is there another way to treat congestion without inhalers and steroids?

Dr. Ostroff, my daughter has been on asthma medicine, inhalers and steroids since she was an infant. Her condition has not cleared and her immune system seems to be struggling. Is there another way to treat her congestion?

Yes. It sounds like your daughter needs to have a comprehensive allergies test whereby we may determine possible causes to her breathing problems, rather than just treat the symptoms.

Earthy Andy: Wellness Advocate

Earthy Andy: Wellness Advocate Earthy Andy came in today for post-birth visit with her new Baby! She had a lot to talk about, especially with all her family adventures. I was so excited to finally meet the new addition to the family! Earthy Andy is a true inspiration to what life can be like if we focus on healthy foods,…

Taking Responsibility for Our Thoughts

What are your first thoughts when you open your eyes to greet the morning? Are you grateful for the opportunity to spend another joyful day contributing your best self to the world? Are you thankful for the restful hours of sleep that will enable you to spring out of bed with a vigorous zest for living, loving and enjoying each waking moment?

Perhaps yes, or perhaps you’re not quite there yet. If you feel resistance to the idea of embracing life joyfully, you might need to start by letting go of fear and giving yourself permission to embrace health.

Spring Cleanse

If your tongue is coated and you are constipated, even for a day; you may wish to consider a spring cleanse. These signs are indicative of clogged pipes and/or disruption in drainage. Possible causes consist of enzyme deficiency, liver congestion, stress, nutritional imbalance, lack of fiber, dehydration,

I have fibromyalgia, and the conventional treatment doesn’t seem to help. Is there an alternative?

Fybromyalgia

From what I have observed in my 25 years of practice, is that there are many conditions in which symptoms are being lump-summed and labeled; yet are nothing more than a list of imbalance that have occurred in a once healthy person because of lack of awareness, knowledge, understanding, and care to the delicate individual.

Whether treating fibromyalgia, CFS, chronic fatigue syndrome, IBS, irritable bowel syndrome, PMS, pre-menstrual syndrome or any other condition; care and attention must be placed on the whole individual rather than spot treating the symptoms of the disease entity.

Why Exercise?

Everyone knows it’s important to exercise, but do you know why? It’s not just about losing weight – exercise has a beneficial impact on every system in your body and can help alleviate numerous conditions.

Here are just a few of the benefits of physical activity:

Allergies – A Naturopath Approach

Allergies – A Naturopath Approach “Oh, it’s just allergies.”  I think I hear this phrase in my office and community about eight times/day.  No one wants to admit to being sick, myself included.  And probably it IS an allergic reaction.  The big question is “to what am I allergic?”  The allergy tests performed by many…

Skin Care and Severe Eczema

Skincare for Children Suffering with Severe Eczema Yesterday I met with a lovely 15 year old boy and his mother.  The boy was very quiet at first yet happy to answer questions and communicate as time went on.  Once I got the gist of the situation with his severe eczema, and inquired if there was anything…

Breast Cancer: Who’s Really At Risk?

Breast Cancer: Who’s Really At Risk?

A recent headline in the New York Times read, “Breast Cancer Drugs Urged for Healthy High-Risk Women.” It immediately caught my attention and made me think, “wait a minute – healthy women are not high risk!” Unfortunately, the conventional medical establishment often becomes so focused on curing one specific disease that they forget that a true state of health comes about by treating the whole body and mind.