If you’re like most people, you’ve probably never thought about learning how to breathe. After all, our body does it automatically from the moment we’re born and the doctor slaps us on the back. But as we grow up, stress causes us to fall into a pattern of superficial, shallow breathing and our body gets starved for oxygen. A lack of sufficient oxygen can contribute to many health problems, including heart disease, sleep disorders, lack of concentration and fatigue, to name a few.Details
For many, the road to health can seem overwhelming. We usually know what we need to do – eat a healthier diet, drink more water, exercise more often – but we lack the energy or motivation to make those day-to-day changes in our lifestyle.
Even people who are very disciplined in some aspect of their life may lack discipline in crucial areas relating to their health. Often, this has to do with the underlying and unaddressed fears that we carry around every day. When we feel fear, we often compensate by eating comfort food, zoning out by watching TV, or self-medicating with alcohol or other drugs.Details
Stress, Fatigue and your Body The alarm sounds, you hit snooze, grunt, and finally stumble out of bed, desperately fumbling to turn on the coffee maker. Once caffeinated, you get yourself and/or your kids ready, pack the car, get into traffic. Work is stressful, then your back in traffic, getting kids to activities, rushing to…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 heartburn 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
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.Details
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,…Details
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.Details
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,Details
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.Details
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
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