Like cures like. That’s the concept behind homeopathy, a centuries-old system that stimulates the body’s innate healing ability. In 1796, Samuel Hahnemann, M.D. observed that Cinchona Bark, a medicinal plant used by native people in South America to treat malaria, could also cause the symptoms of malaria in healthy people. After testing the theory on himself, he continued his research, establishing the “dynamic” effect of a homeopathic substance: The less potent the disease-causing agent in the remedy, the better it stimulated the healing process and with fewer side effects.
Gastrointestinal health is widely considered the health of the whole person. In Naturopathic Medicine, many treatments plans evolve around supporting and optimizing gut health. Most of us have certain foods we try to limit, the top food sensitivities I see in my Naturopathic practice are wheat/gluten, dairy, eggs and soy. A comprehensive blood test is often ordered to specify which foods a patient is sensitive to and the results are used to outline a plan to limit those foods in their diet. Even those who try to eat a healthy diet most of the time are tempted to indulge during the holiday season.
When Life Heats Up, Chill out with Yoga If the hustle and bustle of the holiday season, never ending to-do lists, constantly chiming cell phones, and past-due deadlines have you at the boiling point, simmer down to the yoga mat and find a little peace of mind.
BioIdentical Hormone Replacement: Is it Right For You? When experiencing menstrual changes – from PMS to menopause – women are often confused about the differences between natural, synthetic and bioidentical hormones. With more than 48 million women going through The Change at the same time, it’s important for them to understand their choices and whether or not they need Hormone Replacement Therapy (HRT).
Flaxseed (Linum usitatissimum) While research results are mixed around flaxseed and its ability to reduce menopausal symptoms, there are enough positive findings to support use of this nutrient-rich herb. For many women it has made the difference between comfort and discomfort when it comes to reduction of hot flashes, night sweats, mood swings). Here are three nutrients unique to flaxseed, all of which play a role in supporting good health.
Detoxification is a natural healing process that incorporates resting, cleansing, and nourishing the body from the inside out. By eliminating toxins, then fueling your body with healthy nutrients, a planned period of detox can strengthen your body’s natural “Detox Team” and help maintain optimum health.
Dandelion greens pack a nutritional punch. Serve them raw in this salad recipe with fresh goat cheese and apples for added flavor. If you don’t have apples in season, or stored, substitute any firm fruit that’s in season. You can embellish this salad with the colors of the season by sprinkling in any of our ‘SuperSalad Substitutions’ listed below.
April 21, 2016 – Thursday – 6 pm at East Bay Natural Medicine Pollutants and toxins are everywhere—water, food, soil, air, dust, and everyday products and objects in the home or workplace. While the body is normally an efficient detoxification machine on its own, the modern world we live in can put a strain on even the healthiest of us. Build-up of these toxins in the body can lead to a variety of seemingly unrelated symptoms—fatigue, headaches, malaise, irritability, mood swings, bloating, insomnia, and muscle/joint aches and pains.
Secrets to a Healthy Heart Long before the ancient Greek surgeon Galen carried out meticulous dissections of the heart, the Egyptians wrote about health and disease in relation to how the heart “speaks in vessels” with the rest of the body. Today, physicians may not associate the heart with the soul (or soul mates), but many credit early Egyptian medical knowledge of the heart as a precursor to modern cardiology.
Hawthorn, also known as Maybush, is a thorny shrub found on hillsides and in sunlit woodsey areas throughout the world. Over centuries, all parts of the plant have been used to prepare foods, beverages, and medicines. In folk medicine, Hawthorn was used for the treatment of diarrhea, insomnia, and asthma. In China, it has been used to treat digestive problems, high cholesterol, poor circulation, and shortness of breath.
Dandelion greens pack a nutritional punch. Serve them...
Like cures like. That’s the concept behind homeopathy,...
Gastrointestinal health is widely considered the health...
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