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A Synergistic Approach to Supporting Digestive Health

By Kevin Lamberg Many wholistic-minded practitioners believe optimal gastrointestinal health is the first step in maintaining and restoring the innate healing potential of the body. Sadly, chronic illness from poor lifestyle choices now make up more than 75 percent of the burden of health care costs in the United States.[1] An increase in stress levels, […]

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Research Update: Chromium, Selenium and Pea Protein

Compiled & edited by Kimberly Lord Stewart Most clinical studies focus on the role of drug efficacy for type 2 diabetes mellitus and metabolic syndrome. However, there have been a number of recent studies using various supplements and foods commonly found in a holistic providers toolkit. The following is a summary of recent research on […]

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Low on Energy? Don’t Forget Iron.

By Erin Stokes, ND One of the most common complaints I hear about from women that I work with in my naturopathic practice is fatigue. There are so many different avenues to pursue as a practitioner when investigating low energy levels, which means it can be challenging to know where to start. In therapeutic order, […]

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Ancient Ally : Ashwagandha

By Erin Stokes, ND Ashwagandha (Withania somnifera) is an ancient ally that has been utilized and revered in India for thousands of years. In the traditional Indian system of medicine, Ayurveda, this humble looking plant is considered a rasayana, a restorative tonic that increases health and longevity.[1] Ayurveda, a Sanskrit word, literally means the “science […]

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Vitamin D Deficiencies: From Rarity to Public Health Concern

By Jesse Davis, DC Vitamin D research papers indexed in Pubmed Central have more than tripled from 2002 to the year 2012,[1] far outstripping the growth of other micronutrient-focused research. First discovered in 1913 by E.V. McCollum and others, its existence and actions has been hypothesized since ancient times.[2] Today, despite a growing understanding of […]

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Add Phytonutrients to Kids’ Diets without Tantrums (from the kids or the parents)

OPINION by Matt Hand, DO Matt Hand, DO, and integrative pediatric nephrologist, offers advice on how to get kids to eat more phytonutrients. In his pediatric practice, Dr. Hand frequently treats children with kidney disease and diabetes, conditions where a healthy diet is a vital component of treatment. In his column he offers advice on how […]

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Why Detox?

By Erin Stokes, ND The spring and early summer seasons are filled with new life and new energy. It’s an excellent time to embark on a detoxification plan, and support detoxification in our patients. The term “detox” also can cause a lot of confusion for our patients. They hear about detoxification and think it may benefit […]

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