GET FIRED UP ABOUT SAFE & HEALTHY SUMMER GRILLING

GET FIRED UP ABOUT SAFE & HEALTHY SUMMER GRILLING By Lisa Shettle, RDN, CD-N Grilling can be an easy way to entertain with friends and family in the summer months.  Being mindful about grilling can ensure a nutritionally balanced meal that will protect your health.   Without being...

THE UGLY TRUTH: CARCINOGENS IN COSMETICS

THE UGLY TRUTH: CARCINOGENS IN COSMETICS by Christie Morelli, N.D.             Cosmetics are defined by their intended use in the United States, via the Federal Food, Drug and Cosmetic Act as “articles intended to be rubbed, poured, sprinkled, or sprayed on, introduced into, or otherwise applied to...

Changing the way patients think about “Health Care”

While attending medical school in the Wild West it becomes readily apparent that health care in the western part of this country is much more prevention oriented than here on the East Coast.  Of the 7 Naturopathic Medical Colleges in the entire United States and...

Integrating All the Alternatives in Medicine

The time for truly integrated medical practices has come.  Places where the health care gets back to being about the patient and not about the profits.  A medical community that emphasizes prevention, uses many modalities,  first using least invasive of medical treatments and includes western medicine...

Massage Therapy

Massage Therapy is one of the best things you can do for your total well-being.  There are numerous health benefits of getting a massage.  Massage Therapy is one of the most effective and natural ways to treat ailments from the physical to the emotional.  It...

The Facts Behind Food Labels

Expiration dates on food products means that you can safely consume it until that date. The expiration date does not mean that all the ingredients and vitamins listed on the label are optimal until that date. In fact, once the food is harvested the nutritional...

The Cost Myth of Whole Organic Foods

“But healthy food is “more expensive”! Please do not say this in my office without bracing yourself for a quick come back. Whole organic foods are not that much more expensive than the non-organic variety. If the pound of bell peppers (no one should be...

The Current “Food System” in the U.S. Isn’t Working

The food system “invented” by humans isn’t working. In fact, just the opposite. People are sicker than ever. People are more obese than ever. Chronic disease is rampant in the U.S. and medical doctors don’t know how to help people other than to hand them...

The Naturopathic Treatment of Autoimmune Diseases

When I see autoimmune patients in my practice, one of the first things I tell them is that they need to know their own body better than any of the doctors they are working with can possibly know it. Doctors see many patients with the...

Self-care Equals Health-care

Self-care is a frequently-heard buzzword these days, often associated with mindfulness, taking time for yourself and prioritizing your overall well-being. Practicing self-care when it comes to your healthcare is an often overlooked, and yet critical, component of your daily routine. Chronic conditions and diseases produce symptoms that...

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