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Pet peeve: Speaking with folks about nutritional choices and hearing the insistence that “everything in moderation” is the sensible way to go. First objection: most people who say this (you know who you are!) have already made choices that reveal disbelief in their very own statement! They already don’t eat

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

I have been a Grinch about the New Paradigm, imagining and believing that those who see a shift in human consciousness are deluded by wishful thinking. I would love to think that we are all moving toward a more enlightened way of living with each other, but where’s the evidence?

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.

Our extended winter delights many sports-minded folks who anticipate a longer ski season and abundant waterways in the coming summer. My good friend Juli (who hates the summer heat) is always happy to have more winter weather. On the other end of the mood spectrum, there are many who succumb

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

A year and a half ago I wrote in this space about getting vitamin D safely from the sun and now we need to talk about getting vitamin D safely without the sun! I’m writing this column on the shortest and darkest day of the year. When there is mid-day

“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

In 2011, NBC’s “Parks and Recreation” introduced us to Treat Yo Self Day. It’s not a birthday or Christmas, but a day of the year when you splurge on yourself. In the words of Tom and Donna, “Clothes? Treat yoself. Fragrances? Treat yoself. Massages? Treat yoself. Mimosas? Treat yoself.” There’s

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