Dr. Daniel Smith
I discuss with my patients the benefits of changing their eating habits. However, patients often become overwhelmed by the process of reviewing and selecting specific recipes. I have found that offering recipes is the best way to help them through this process. Here are three recipes I have found to
Gout is an extremely painful condition characterized by recurrent attacks of acute inflammatory arthritis. Usually one joint becomes swollen, red, tender and warm. About 50% of the time, it is the big toe, but other joints may be involved. Gout occurs when uric acid (a natural waste product of protein
I am increasingly concerned by the degree to which the medical establishment endorses the use of sunscreen. I am also disturbed by the extent to which people who are otherwise concerned about what goes into their body (e.g. they eat organic food) seem quite willing to slather a chemically laden
Although chronic disease leads to a great deal of suffering, my experience is that these conditions are extremely responsive to inexpensive lifestyle changes. Chronic disease is defined as any ongoing, degenerative condition that does not resolve within three months. Diabetes, cardiovascular disease, cancer, autoimmune disease, obesity and arthritis are examples.
As I naturopathic practitioner, I treat my patients holistically. This implies that my cures not only involve treating the whole body but also helping patients reconnect with the natural world. To that effect, I will devote this article to persuading my audience to spend time outdoors. I would like to
Asthma is chronic inflammatory condition of the airways of the lungs caused both by environmental and genetic factors. This inflammation leads to swollen, sensitive airways which tend to react strongly to certain inhaled substances. When the airways react, the muscles around them tighten, resulting in a condition known as bronchospasm.
Low libido, or low sex drive, is a common complaint I hear from many of my patients. A low libido is defined as a diminished motivation for sexual activity. This is a difficult topic to cover! Low “motivation” can be the caused by a multitude of factors that range from
“Half the modern drugs could well be thrown out the window except that the birds might eat them.” -Martin Fischer, MD If you notice that the holiday meals have left you with searing pain in your midsection, you may not care a great deal whether it is called heartburn, acid
Winter is upon us and again my office is bustling with folks struggling with viral and bacterial respiratory tract infections. The silver lining to dealing with these illnesses is that they are remarkably responsive to naturopathic cures. Here are three reliable treatments I recommend for the common chest cold. Usnea
It is worth bringing up sweets again. After all, we are now less than two weeks away from Halloween and it also is part of the Jewish tradition at this time of year to consume apples and honey, a gastronomic wish for a sweet new year. The 21st century