Healthy Body

Protect Your Lungs From Wildfire Smoke

As our summer heat arrives it’s a good time to begin preparing for wildfire smoke. The last two years have seen an increase of forest fires in our region, and forecasters are predicting a similar summer this year. We can all benefit from protecting our lungs when smoke is in the air, but preparation is…

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Home Remedies for Sports Injuries

At a speaking event I was asked if I ever get sick. It happens rarely, but it does happen! Even naturopathic doctors are vulnerable to all the same ailments and injuries as everyone else. One of the foundations of naturopathic medicine is that health doesn’t happen accidentally. It is the cumulative effect of many habits…

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Wet Sock Therapy

Bookmark this post for the upcoming cold and flu season! Wet socks, yay! Everyone loves wet socks! Ok, sarcasm aside, I am about to blow your mind with the usefulness of wet socks. They are an amazing therapy for any kind of upper respiratory infection, but especially ones with a fever or congestion. Wet sock therapy…

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Five Tips for Healthy Eating

There is a lot of confusing information about what and how to eat. Some people think eating all plants is the way to go. Other people are promoting a diet heavy in animal fats and proteins. And to confound things, there seems to be research both for and against all these different ways. My goal…

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Digest Your Best

Last week we talked about the importance of healthy bowel function, and how to set your system up for consistent, regular movements. How we set ourselves up at the other end of our digestive tract is equally important! Digestion is the gateway for our body’s fuel. If you aren’t digesting your food well, your body…

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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…

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Meal Plan: 1/15/18

Did you know I do a meal plan every week? I don’t know about you, but I’m a lot better at making healthy dinners if I have a plan. I find that when I’m tired at the end of a long day, my creative juices take a hit and I just want to make anything…

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Hydration

Water does so many things in the body! Water promotes the proper elimination of toxins and prevents premature wrinkling and discoloration of skin. All the cartilage padding of your joints and spine rely on being hydrated to maintain their padding. When dehydration occurs, cartilage is weakened and joint repair slows. When the body is dehydrated,…

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Food Based Nutrition

Did you know that the regular foods you eat can help with keeping your body healthy? Here’s a few to eat to give your body what it needs to function well. Antioxidant rich foods: There are many sources of antioxidant rich foods, but berries and green tea are your best bets for potency and bioavailability.…

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Motivate to Move!

I’m not sure what it is about exercise, but it seems like once you get out of the habit it can be so hard to start again! It turns out there’s a secret little trick to getting motivated. Actually there might be a couple. Let’s look at them. Find the no-turning-back moment. There is a…

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