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Conventional Medicine vs. Naturopathic Medicine Approach
May 3, 2021
I would say one of the biggest differences I've seen between conventional medicine and naturopathic medicine is a willingness to explore, an openness to new and "un-conventional" ideas.Many of the treatments used by naturopathic doctors have been around for hundreds of years and have been successfully used to treat all manner of chronic illness. Pharmaceutical companies aren't willing to pay for studies on these therapies because they do not stand...
Should You Take a Break From Your Supplements?
FOR VITAMINS AND MINERALS Generally these are needed to supplement dietary deficiencies for proper functioning so usually the answer is no. FOR NUTRACEUTICALS, NOOTROPICS, HERBS AND HOMEOPATHY With nutraceuticals, nootropics, herbs and homeopathy taking a break can give the body a needed reset that will make them more effective once you start up again. So the answer is... most likely yes. WHAT DOES IT ALL MEAN? Tachyphylaxis is the process...
Support Both Arms of Your Immune System
Our Immune system has two major arms-The Innate (or non-specific-responsible for general immune defenses) and the Adaptive (or specific-responsible for specific defenses-memory T and B cells). Supporting both arms is crucial for optimal immune defense.Many of the nutrients that help the innate immune response also help strengthen the cells of the adaptive immune system (B and T cells). The only real way to develop specific immunity is to be exposed...
Guide to Natural Allergy Support
Allergy season is starting which means trouble for allergy sufferers. Many people try multiple pharmaceuticals and or natural remedies before they find a combo that works for them.I've listed some of my favorite remedies to try. For my own personal journey treating underlying heavy metal toxicity (mercury in my case) with Dr Thomas Szulc, made the most long term difference. Quercetin - 200mg 2-3x/dayRutin - 100mg 2-3x/dayVitamin C - 300mg...
Gut Imbalance -IS- Immune Imbalance
70% of your immune system is in your gut. The gut mucosa is the first line of defense against the outside world. When there is an imbalance of your gut microbiome (ie high levels of pathogens, parasites, overgrowth, missing key stone species, impaired intestinal lining aka "Leaky gut", etc) then there is dysfunction in the immune system as a whole.Lowered immunity makes us susceptible to more invasion by outside bugs...
Top 5 Hacks to Stop a Hangover for The Integrative Soul (that parties).
Likely most people aren't raging hard every night but if you do chose to imbibe with a little alcohol here and there; here are some tips to help soften that next day hangover: 1-Water-2 glasses for every one of an alcoholic drink. Add a pinch of sea salt for added electrolytes. Alcohol is dehydrating and dehydration is one of the main reasons you feel sick during a hangover. For every...
Are You Genetically Built to Be A Vegan?
Your genes don't dictate your life but they do provide the baseline framework from which your body derives its health set point. Knowing your unique genetic SNP mutations is invaluable for understanding how your body functions most optimally.There are potentially hundreds of thousands of genetic mutations in any one persons genetic code and we can now screen for these to give us clues as to how your body processes things...
Weight Loss: Hot and Cold Therapy – A Tale of Ice and Fire
Traditional medicine cultures around the world have for centuries touted the health benefits of hot and cold exposure therapies. Recently modern medicine has caught up with these traditional practices and provides us with new understandings on the cellular mechanisms of action of these therapies.Gradually heating your body up is what the immune system does during a fever because it is what optimizes the immune system while your body is fighting...
The Common Link in Chronic Disease : Mitochondrial Dysfunction
The common link in many chronic diseases is mitochondrial dysfunction. Many common toxins, infections and even gut derived LPS block the complexes of the electron transport chain and inhibit the production of ATP energy.The mitochondria are the energy engines of our cells. Without these engines running smoothly we experience fatigue, weakness and breakdown of proper neuronal activity.Supporting detox and treating these root causes while at the same time supporting healthy...
Natural Insomnia Support for a More Restful Night Sleep
There are many forms of insomnia but the two most common are trouble falling asleep and trouble staying asleep. It's important to have your insomnia evaluated since certain chronic underlying conditions should be ruled out (ex: sleep apnea, BPH, certain pharmaceuticals, Parkinson's, RLS, GERD, hyperthyroid, cancer, diabetes and heart disease, etc). Trouble Falling Asleep(High cortisol, low melatonin) For those with trouble falling asleep overactive adrenals with persistently elevated adrenaline and...