Hawaii’s Zerona Laser Body Contouring and Slimming Programs Our weight loss clinic at the Center for Natural Healing provides Hawaii’s first and only non-surgical weight loss treatments with the ZERONA LASER! Dr. Diana Joy Ostroff, N.D., specializes in the Zerona weight loss treatment in Honolulu, Hawaii, on the island of Oahu. If you are desiring…Details
Did you know your body is composed of 75% water, just like the planet Earth? Your brain is 83% water, as is your blood. Water is crucial to every major physical process in your body. So you can imagine what happens when you get dehydrated! Drinking enough water – at least 64 ounces per day – can help alleviate a host of physical problems and is one of the core components of lasting health.
One of the most important things to understand about water intake is that dehydration causes your thirst receptors to stop functioning at full capacity.Details
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
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
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
Autoimmune Disease Autoimmune disease is a condition in which the body’s immune system targets healthy tissues. Though common, the medical community has struggled to find effective and safe treatments, and millions of sufferers are faced with weighing the benefits of incomplete symptom relief versus potentially serious risks to their health. However, empowered patients and early…Details
Foods from the mustard family such as broccoli, cauliflower, mustard greens, and kale are particularly good for women who have a predisposition to estrogen related cancers like breast, uterine and cervical. The properties in these foods ‘reverse’ the conversion of the good estrogens to bad estrogens.
*Results may vary from person to person.
*Results may vary from person to person.