Parents want the best for their children in all aspects of their life – but especially their health – from pregnancy to birth and each day as they watch and help them grow. Naturopathic pediatric care helps parents to give their children the healthiest possible start in life. In the February/March issue of Hawaii Parent…Details
The older I get, the more difficulty I have with constipation. I know this is making me feel sluggish, gain weight from impaction. I have been using teas and laxitives for temporary relief. Is there a more natural way?
It is correct to realize that the less well your elimination channels flow, the more toxic your system will become. I recommend you find a high quality pro-biotic, that is prescribed by you by a trusted physician specializing in detoxification and holistic health, and I recommend that you ensure the quality of this and all other medicinal substances, both natural and chemical using whatever bio-dermal testing equipment they have available.Details
I have been taking a variety of medications for heartburn and yet it has not resolved the condition. Will I need to take them forever?
The problem with treating symptoms like yours with OTC or prescription medicines is that you are chasing symptoms rather than finding the cause of the problem.
If we were to break it down and look for cause, often the answer could be found in relation to what was being consumed or in many cases what is lacking in the diet.Details
Although I eat really healthy, it seems like I always have a lot of gas and bloating. Can you tell me why?
Although I eat healthy, it seems like I always have a lot of gas and bloating. Can you tell me why?
There are many causes of gas and bloating formation in the G.I. (gastrointestinal tract), and usually there is a combination of predisposing factors. Common causes include digestive insufficiency, or lack of one or more digestive enzymes, namely hydrochloric acid, pepsin, amylase, or lipase. Without adequate digestive enzymes there will be incomplete digestion, which may lead to fermentation or rotting – which is the opposite of good digestion.Details
For both men and women, there is a marked shift that occurs to the body and mind as we transition from childbearing years into and through the golden years. Though I had my children in my 40’s and managed to take exceptional care of myself throughout most of my adult life, I noticed a radical change in how my body performed once I reached 50.Details
It is important to maintain the correct hormone levels to achieve optimal health. With the assistance of an expert naturopathic doctor that specializes in the field of bio-identical hormone replacement therapy, you can easily achieve balance in your life again.Details
Philadelphia Inquirer (PA) – A caution on excess vitamin D – November 16, 2011)
Vitamin D deficiency has been linked in recent years to dozens of conditions, from heart disease to psoriasis, and supplement sales have increased so fast you’d think they were magic pills. But too much of anything can be problematic, a point made Wednesday by researchers who have also found big benefits from the “sunshine vitamin.”Details
The research found that unsaturated fats from foods such as avocados, olive oil and nuts increase the body’s ability to use insulin. Reduced insulin action can lead to diabetes, which is a risk factor for heart disease. So add plenty to your salads with knowledge that your food is your best medicine. *Results may vary…Details
If you have osteoarthritis and wish to prevent it from getting progressively worse, stop consuming vegetables from the nightshade family such as tomatoes, potatoes, peppers, eggplant, and of course, tobacco. This family of foods have a deleterious effect on painful joints. You can also increase your consumption of cod liver oil (yummy!) and foods rich…Details
Are you at risk for Type II Diabetes? You may be at risk for type II diabetes if you notice that you have slow-spreading brownish-red discolorations on the shins; skin tags, Dupuytren’s contractures, (tightening and thickening of tendons in the hands), or more obviously, excessive weight. Obesity is probably the most widely known symptom for…Details
Natural Hormones for Osteoporosis as you Age By the time most men hit 70, they “catch up” with women and have just as much osteoporosis and as many bone fractures as women do, pointing to the reality that bone mineral density correlates positively with estradiol and testosterone, which naturally decline with age. This necessitates having…Details
Vitamins! Eighty percent of asthmatic children have combinations of low levels of digestive enzymes, stomach acids , food allergies and digestive impairment. Additionally, the stomach, with it’s deficiencies, creates impaired vitamin B12 deficiency. These imbalances can all be treated systematically by your licensed naturopathic doctor, and corrected to alleviate the worries mothers, and prevent children…Details
*Results may vary from person to person.