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…Details
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…Details
Menopause The correct levels of all of your hormones are needed for you to achieve optimal health, with the assistance of experts in the field of bio-identical hormone replacement therapy. Dr. Diana Joy Ostroff is ready and able to offer you a full hormone screening to test your sex hormones; estrogen, progesterone, testosterone; as well…Details
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.Details
The Power of our Thoughts Our human body is a miraculous and mysterious form. It’s estimated that there are well over two billion daily functions that the body performs without us ever consciously asking it to do so. It’s also estimated that the average human being processes at a conscious level over 20,000 thoughts a…Details
Hawaii Digestive Health Your digestive system is one of the most important systems in your whole body! If you are not able to properly digest and absorb nutrients and eliminate waste products, then it’s nearly impossible to achieve optimal health. Proper gut function is critical to addressing what can be seemingly unrelated conditions. If your…Details
Get outside every day. Miracles are waiting everywhere.
One of the greatest of life’s pleasures is the enjoyment of nature. Even if it is only for 15 to 20 minute walk in a park or along a river, or perhaps in your own garden, we all need time away from the hustle and bustle of the daily demands from work, family; and the environment: noise, pollutants, crowds, phones, television, traffic, concrete, and steel.
When we go out into nature, we can commune with the elements, connect with the primal force, and listen to the sounds of life.Details
Everyone knows that they have a skeletal system and a muscular system – that’s what we use to move. We know we have a respiratory system that helps us breath, a cardiovascular system that pumps blood throughout the body and a nervous system that helps regulate our response to our environment. But that’s not all you need to know…
The lymphatic system is equally crucial for our health and wellbeing. It helps maintain healthy blood and detoxify the body. Without a lymphatic system, the waste produced from daily activities would accumulate in our bodies, causing disease and ultimately death.Details
The Power of Wheatgrass
Starting the day with an ounce of wheatgrass juice is one of the most powerful habits you can get into to jumpstart your health. Wheatgrass has antioxidant and antibacterial properties that help cleanse your digestive system, your blood and your skin. In it’s fresh form, wheatgrass assists the body in neutralizing toxins, aids the pancreas in glucose regulation and rejuvenates cells.
Although three ounces of wheatgrass contains a fair amount of vitamin A, calcium, magnesium and other nutrients, the main source of its healing benefits comes from chlorophyll.Details
The Best Way to Start the Day
After a night of sleep, the best and most delightful way to get your digestive juices flowing is to eat one of nature’s perfect foods: fruit. Fresh fruit are the best way to start your day because they are easy to digest, so you can ease your body into the day and avoid a shock to your system first thing in the morning.
Fruit is composed of simple sugars, many vitamins and minerals and lots of water that assimilate into the body very quickly. This allows the body to remain in its detoxification mode longer, rather than demanding heavy digestive processes first thing in the morning.Details
The most powerful way to resolve old physical and emotional hurts might be as simple as giving yourself permission to move on. Fear may be holding you back from experiencing complete health, but what do you do after you’ve begun to let go of those fears? When you let fear go, what takes its place? Just like we spoke last week about directly addressing our fears, “On the road to health, start by letting go of fears”, try actively inviting health and well-being into your body and mind.Details
*Results may vary from person to person.