My Experience With Low Dose Naltrexone

Have you heard of low dose naltrexone or LDN? LDN is one tool I use in my practice while working on the root causes.  LDN can help support the immune system in the combating many autoimmune conditions.  If you would like to learn more about the amazing benefits of LDN, check out the my interview with the founder of the LDN Research Trust, Linda Elsegood by clicking here.  I have been prescribing this compounded medication for years and have been amazed by it.  I really feel it need to be a first line therapy.  If you or someone you love is suffering from an autoimmune conditions, please let them know about LDN. … Read More

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Do You Suffer From the Winter Blues?

Do you suffer from the winter blues? The NIMH estimates that globally about 300 million adults suffer from regular depressive episodes. It’s the leading cause of disability worldwide and can lead to further complications with other diseases.  January is considered the bluest month for people.  The recent brutal cold now as we enter February has certainly not helped your mood if you suffer from seasonal affective disorder and the winter blues. Treatment for depression has been known to be a source of great controversy amongst the medical world. While many people advocate for the use of prescription drugs, there are equally as many (if not more) who contest it in favor… Read More

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Does your mood change with the weather?

Can you believe summer is winding down? It won’t be long until the days get shorter. With that for many comes a lowering of mood and depression. If this is you, dealing with the blues does not mean you have to settle for being depressed the next several months or resort to taking a pill. While conventional anti-depression drugs provide an effective way of treating depression, it is by no means the single treatment. There are a host of natural healing methods that are considered safe and effective in improving mood and altering and lifting your mood to help you avoid the blues. Tips to Help Lift Your Mood Exercise… Read More

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Does Menopause Make You Feel Like You are Going Crazy?

Are you a woman that is feeling fat, tired, depressed, irritable, can’t sleep, lost your libido and are having hot flashes and night sweats……then keep reading. You have an exciting opportunity to learn from the comfort of your home.  You are not crazy? Many women struggle with a whole host of symptoms and changes that are going on in their bodies.  It is confusing and you don’t feel like yourself.  So what do you do, you turn to your health care provider only to be told you are depressed, anxious and have insomnia.  The prescription pad comes out as you are written a prescription for an anti-depressant, anxiety medication or sleeping pill. … Read More

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Are You Suffering From The Depression Epidemic? Understanding Why

  When I got into health care several years ago, I thought naively that I don’t want to work in mental health.  By declaring this, I was of the mindset that I would not then have to treat people with depression.  I did not want to feel down and hopeless like they did.  Well guess what?  If you work in health care it is likely up to half the people you are treating are suffering from some degree of depression.  Both children and adult are suffering from depression at an alarming rate.  Why is there an epidemic of depression?    Do you know someone who has depression? Have you or someone… Read More

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Could this simple vitamin be the missing link in hard to treat depression?

If you are one of the many people who suffer from depression or are a clinician that treats depression, you know how hard this can be to treat effectively. More than 70% of those treated for depression do not feel they are getting significant symptom relief. There are many things that contribute to depression. Stressful and traumatic life events, poor diet, lack of sleep, and genetics are all known risks factors for depression. If you seek help from your health care provider, you will often be offered an antidepressant medication and if that does not work another one will be tried or a combination of antidepressants. Yet still you do not get relief.   The ideal… Read More

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Was the recent study on fish oil and its link to prostate cancer misleading?

Did you hear about the recent study completed at Fred Hutchinson Cancer Center in Seattle, Washington and published in the Journal of the National Cancer Institute that suggested a link between taking high doses of omega-3 fish oil and prostate cancer? If you did, I am sure you were alarmed. I know I was as this is one supplement I have recommended to many people in the name of good health. I have shared the reported benefits of fish oil that have been born out of numerous studies when dispensing health care advice. Now we have one study that has many people questioning their use of fish oil. Men are… Read More

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Should all women and men be taking DIM supplements?

First of all, what is DIM or diindolylmethane? Now you know why they call it DIM for short. DIM supplements are composed of a natural compound that forms from the digestion and breakdown of indole-3-carbinole (I3C) found in vegetables containing glucobrassicin. These are commonly known as cruciferous vegetables such as cauliflower, kale, cabbage, brussel sprouts, and broccoli. Now you would need to eat significant quantities of these cruciferous vegetables to obtain the health benefits seen in studies. DIM is believed to have potential cancer fighting properties. The National Cancer Institute’s own definition states that DIM supplements have potential antiandrogenic and antineoplastic activity. The reported mechanism of action responsible for the protective benefits has to do with how… Read More

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Are Genetically Modified Foods Putting Your Health at Risk?

Did you know that the majority of the foods you are eating today have been genetically modified, (better known as GMO’s)? Did you also know that our government does not feel it is necessary for food to be labeled as being genetically modified? Do you think you have a right to know? I do. Genetically modified foods were introduced into our food in the last twenty years. Nearly ninety percent of corn, soybeans, and sugar beets are genetically modified. It is estimated that three out of four foods are genetically modified. Many European countries have already banned GMO’s, but our own Food and Drug Administration (FDA) states they are not harmful. In fact, as far back as… Read More

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Nature for the Mind, Body, and Soul

I am sure like me your life is very busy. You start your day running taking care of family, work, running your household, and keeping up with emails. Then you collapse into bed at night, try to shut off your brain so you can get some sleep and then get up to repeat the whole process all over again. Taking a daily timeout is very important for your mind, body, and soul. I can hear you saying, that is nice and all, but I don’t have time. Let me just say tough, if you don’t take time for yourself, it will be hard to be all you can be to others. Over time your… Read More

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