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How to get to the root of physical pain and heal it

As a naturopathic doctor, I’ve learned that chronic physical health issues are always connected to something that most areas of medicine never even address. In order to have a permanent resolution of these health issues, we need to consider this most important thing. Read more

Here is one of the biggest mistakes conventional medicine makes with our health

In the world of conventional medicine, different parts of the body are typically treated in isolation. However, as a naturopathic doctor, I believe it is crucial to understand the interconnectedness of our bodies. Here’s why holistic health care might be the solution you need. Read more

How to know the best tests to reveal your true cardiac risk

Heart attack and stroke are the number one killers but according to the Cleveland Clinic, they are 90% preventable. In fact all cardiovascular disease is 90% preventable - even if you have a family history. What does it mean to be preventable? Well that depends on where you are looking. Read more

Here’s what happened when I reintroduced dairy after 6 months

Many people assume that as a naturopath who teaches about nutrition, I must always eat perfectly. Well, I'm here to set the record straight: that couldn’t be further from the truth. Read more

The Top Three Things You Need to Know About Perimenopause

Perimenopausal symptoms can make you feel like a different person. Someone you don’t even recognize. Women come into my office all the time wanting to fix their hormones and nine times out of ten, it’s not their hormones that are causing the problems. These top three things are what underlie the problem. Read more

How to know the best sunscreens to keep your skin safe this summer

Sunscreen is a subject that I avoid with people outside my office. Why? Because like many other things natural medicine, sunscreen can be a very controversial topic. I cringe when I hear that people have put sunscreen on my kids without my permission. WHEN, I use sunscreen, I am very particular about the ingredients that are in it. And you should be too. Read more

How to know if you are actually hydrated

I took my kids on an end of year camping trip last weekend. Talk about the cobbler having no shoes. I brought 20 liters of my fancy water filter water from home. I also had the first glasses of wine since before the New Year. Saturday night I woke up at midnight with my legs cramping like crazy. I was completely oblivious about why this was happening. Hydration was the last thing on my mind Read more

How to make your skin look younger without paying a cent

You may have seen my Face Yoga Video 6 weeks ago. In this video, I show you how to make small tweaks to your face to see noticeable changes in your skin in minutes. The more you practice this, the better it gets. I am talking about fascial maneuvers. Facia is that tough white tissue that you see on a chicken breast. Very thin, but very strong. Fascia is what gives humans shape. Without it, we would be a puddle of bones, skin, organs, fat, muscle and other tissues on the floor. It can get stuck and cause tight muscles, and make us look old, and cause pain. Fascia is the biggest sensory organ in our bodies. And most of us have never even heard of it! Watch how I lift my droopy eyelid in just minutes! Read more

How this simple lab test can reveal the cause of your fatigue…and your weight gain

A friend of mine told me about this new book about a month ago. It was by a neurologist I have great respect for, David Perlmutter. I have heard him speak in person several times and basically trust anything he has to say. I nearly fell off my chair when I read some of the things he was saying. There was a new marker - using an old test - that could reveal information that could help me help my patients even more. I got so excited, I started testing all my current patients for it. All of these conditions have this marker in common: Read more

You got to be joking… food can do what???

People who don’t know me always look at me sideways when I suggest that what they’re eating might be the source of their problems. I would actually say that people who know me also look at me a little strange when I make this suggestion. And I’m not talking about just digestive problems. It really could be anything. Read more