Hyperthyroidism is diagnosed when TSH is low and Free T4 is high on blood tests. The most common cause of hyperthyroidism is auto-immune thyroiditis or Graves’ disease.Details
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: Eric Riesenberg email@example.com T: 415.235.0092 Ebola Protection by Boosting the Immune System Naturally Dr. Joy Recommends a Naturopathic Approach to Protect against Viruses Honolulu, November 7, 2014 – The sheer mention of the word “Ebola” can send shockwaves of fear and worry through a person’s body. But after that initial jolt…Details
A long time ago, before 1950, food manufacturers used real, natural colors from plants to add colors to foods. If they wanted red, for example, they used beets, and they would get green from chlorophyll. After World War II, however, the chemical industry grew exponentially, and the companies saw a way to make a lot of money by selling artificial colors and flavors.Details
Whether we are attending to your child, your husband or you MOM, Good digestion is VITAL to overall well-being and health. Body cells need specific nutrients to function properly and without them, quality of life is compromised. Digestion is essential in this process.Details
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
*Results may vary from person to person.