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Constipation and Bowel Retraining

As most of you know, naturopathic doctors LOVE to talk to you about your poop almost as much as we love to talk about kale. We want to know all the details! Color, consistency, regularity… the reasons for this are many, but pooping plays an important role in your health. It helps with ridding the…

Tea: infusions and decoctions

Tea is a wonderful beverage, but did you know it can be medicine too? Whether you are drinking traditional teas made from Camellia sinensis, or enjoying an herbal tea, these beverages can improve your health, promote wellness, and help heal you when you’re sick. Teas made from Camellia sinensis, include green, black, white, and oolong…

Spring Nettles

Spring has sprung in the valley! Some people would argue that it has been spring for a few weeks, while others would say that it won’t start for a few more days, but for me it is officially spring when the first nettles raise their stalks from the leaf littered soil of the forest floor…

Meal Plan: 2/12/18

The lengthening days and splashes of sunshine have my neighbor’s chickens in full swing! Today’s meal plan will highlight some of my favorite egg dishes. These are hearty enough for dinner or a heavy brunch. Eggs are nutritional powerhouses: iron, B12, complete protein, antioxidants, healthy fats, especially if you have pasture raised or Omega-3 enriched…

Sleep

A couple weeks ago, in my blog post about anxiety, I promised I’d write a post about sleep. Today’s topic discusses 7 things you can do to create the optimum conditions for sleep. Sleeping well is one of the most important things you can do for your health! Your brain uses this time to do…

Meal Plan: 2/5/2018

Good morning! Usually for meal plan Mondays I write about dinner ideas for the week, but today I am going to take a break from that to discuss healthy breakfasts. The first meal of the day is an important one.  And we set the bar pretty high with what we ask of it: low sugar,…

Ten Tips To Kick The Winter Blahs

We’ve moved out of the sparkle and festivity of the holidays, past the excitement of a new year with new aspirations, and are settling into the last push until spring. The gray clouds today inspired me to do a little write up for those of us who struggle with the seemingly endless gray of a…

Meal Plan: 1/29/2018

Happy Monday! How are you all surviving the flu season? It’s a doozy this year… the CDC is reporting that the flu is especially bad this year, and that if you have the flu PLEASE stay home, wash those hands, cough into your elbow, and eat TONS of raw garlic (ok, I might have added…

Anxiety

Today I’m writing about one of the most common things I see in my practice: feelings of anxiety. Let’s explore what it is, what you can do about it, and when you need to see a doctor for it. Anxiety is a feeling of worry or nervousness, often about an imminent event or something with…