Saw Palmetto–Serenoa repens


Saw palmetto is an alterative herb, meaning that when it is used for treatment it will gradually restore bodily function and restore health and vitality. It is a member of the palmacea or palm family and is a low growing

Posted in 2015 Newsletter-June

Why Your Doctor Wants You to Go Take a Hike


Around the world doctors are addressing diseases such as high blood pressure, diabetes, mood disorders, and more with an age-old prescription: Go to the mountains. What do you do when life gets stressful? As a medical student, there are weeks

Posted in 2015 Newsletter-June

A Healthy Dinner for Men: Foods and nutrients for optimal men’s health


Men’s health is a subject often overlooked. Many American men have a poor diet and a sedentary lifestyle, which sets the stage for the development of several diseases including prostate health, heart disease, obesity, diabetes, and cancer. Good nutrition is

Posted in 2015 Newsletter-June

Autoimmune and Subclinical Hypothyroidism in Reproductive Health


Part 2: Four Essential Nutrients To complement any alternative or conventional treatment for autoimmune or subclinical hypothyroidism women in the preconception stage can begin to fortify and prepare their bodies for a healthy pregnancy by eating a diet that encourages

Posted in 2015 Newsletter-May

Green Tea for HPV


Green tea, made from the leaves of the Camellia sinensis plant, is known worldwide for its healing properties. Research has demonstrated that green tea inhibits the growth of cancer cells, lowers cholesterol, protects against cardiovascular disease, increases fat metabolism, reduces

Posted in 2015 Newsletter-May

Herbal Mocktails for Stress Relief


Alcohol and stress often go hand in hand, so it is only appropriate that they share an awareness month. Often, when we are stressed we want to “get a drink” as a form of relaxation. However, it is important to

Posted in 2015 Newsletter-May

Reduce Your Stress and Improve Your Health with the 4-7-8 Breath


We are all susceptible to stress. The increasing demands, time pressures, and unmet obligations of today’s fast-paced culture makes stress nearly unavoidable. Some levels of stress are good, helping us stay productive and alert. However, chronic levels of stress can

Posted in 2015 Newsletter-April

Green bananas, potato starch, and day-old beans and rice: carbohydrate superstars?


Many therapeutic and weight-loss diets share one common component: a low daily intake of carbohydrates. However, researchers and clinicians are finding that not all carbohydrates are created equally. Making news in the medical and biochemical research communities is a specific

Posted in 2015 Newsletter-April

What is Nature Cure?


The healer of disease is Nature.  – Hippocrates You may have heard of Nature Cure while perusing alternative medicine magazines or seen some reference to it at your local health food store.  What exactly is Nature Cure?  Where does one

Posted in 2015 Newsletter-April

Does more screen time equal less dream time?


Restful, deep sleep is essential to good health.  7-8 hours of restful sleep are correlated with a lower BMI, decreased incidence of diabetes, heart disease and cancer, as well as a lowered incidence of stress-induced behaviors like substance abuse and

Posted in 2015 Newsletter-March

Passionflower for Insomnia and Anxiety

Passionflower- Passiflora incarnate

Passionflower is a well-known botanical used in the treatment of anxiety and insomnia related to nervousness. Native people of the Americas as well as physicians in Europe, have used it for centuries as a sedative. Passionflower is believed to increase levels

Posted in 2015 Newsletter-March

Autoimmune and Subclinical Hypothyroidism in Reproductive Health


The prevalence of thyroid autoimmunity and subclinical hypothyroidism is significant among women of reproductive age. It is estimated that the incidence of autoimmune thyroid disease is 8-14 percent and is the most common cause of hypothyroidism among young women. The

Posted in 2015 Newsletter-March

A Day of Heart Healthy Meals


Breakfast Raspberry Blueberry Streusel Almond Flour Muffins (GF, paleo, vegan optional) ½ cup blueberries ½ cup of raspberries 2 cups Almond Flour 2 Eggs 2 Egg Whites (*To make these vegan use 1 tsp baking soda and 1/4 cup of apple sauce

Posted in 2015 Newsletter-February

Heart Disease, High Blood Pressure and Fish Oil


Did you know that heart disease is the number one cause of death among women? For many years we thought of heart disease as being a disease that primarily affected men, but the prevalence of heart disease is actually equal

Posted in 2015 Newsletter-February

Hawthorn for Your Heart


Hawthorn, a flowering shrub of the genus Crataegus, has been used to treat cardiovascular disease for thousands of years. The Greek herbalist, Dioscorides, used Hawthorn medicinally as early as the first century, and many traditional cultures have maintained a rich

Posted in 2015 Newsletter-February

The Down and Dirty of Heart Health

Woman  jogging

Cardiovascular disease is a leading cause of death in the United States, and women are at a particularly higher  risk of having a heart attack or suffering from coronary heart disease than men..  In the U.S. alone it is estimated

Posted in 2015 Newsletter-February

Healthy Heart Diets


The tenet, “Let food be thy medicine and medicine be thy food,” espoused by Hippocrates nearly 2,500 years ago, is receiving renewed interest. Heart related illness is one of the highest contributors to the lifestyle-based chronic diseases creating an epidemic

Posted in 2015 Newsletter-February

Restore Balance Using Ayurvedic Adaptogens

Amla Embelica

Today’s world is anything but stress-free. Even if you are doing everything ‘right’ to protect your health you may still be affected by the stresses of life. Whether it be financial, your job, spouse, the kids, or you name it,

Posted in 2015 Newsletter-January

Thyroid Health Recipes


More and more women are afflicted with an out-of-balance thyroid. A huge part of maintaining thyroid health is incorporating foods that will help optimize a healthy balance. Here are a few recipes for various thyroid functions. Hypothyroid This recipe will

Posted in 2015 Newsletter-January

Winter Foods for Breast Cancer Prevention


You know all the reasons to eat local, organic produce (better for your health, the environment, and the local economy!), but did you know that many foods found right here in the Pacific Northwest can also help to reduce your

Posted in 2015 Newsletter-January

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