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Understanding the Mind Body Connection

by  Liz Baer, M.Ac and Diane Gilman, PsyD *

When a new patient named Liza* came into the clinic complaining of fatigue, chronic pain, insomnia, and IBS, our first question after taking her history was: “What kind of stressors are you dealing with these days?” She quickly chalked up her day-to-day as a typical 40-something working mom with middle-school children whose husband traveled a lot. Was there stress? Of course. But she had always been good at handling it and said she “felt genuinely happy” except for when she was feeling sick.

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Helping uterine fibroids, without surgery.

By Dr. Aminah Keats, ND, FABNO*

Almost 75% of women in the U.S have uterine fibroids which can cause pain, fatigue and even infertility. Options for treatment usually rely on invasive procedures, such as hysterectomies.  Natural medicine, however, offers excellent strategies to manage and even reduce symptoms. Continue reading “Helping uterine fibroids, without surgery.”

Sunblock 101

Using sunblock in the Summer is a no-brainer, but figuring out which sunblocks are best for your skin and the environment can be difficult. We’ve pulled together a few best practices to make choosing and using your skin’s best friend a little easier. Continue reading “Sunblock 101”

Think you need antibiotics? Here’s what you need to know.

Many upper respiratory infections (URI’s), sinus infections and colds are caused by a viral infection that cannot be treated by antibiotics. The Center for Disease Control (CDC) recommends antibiotic treatment for acute complicated bronchitis, Group A Strep, and acute bacterial sinusitis. Although the common cold may last for up to 2 weeks, antibiotics will not relieve symptoms.

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Survival of the Kindest

As we face the uncertainties and possibilities of a new year, how can we build compassion for ourselves and others even in the midst of conflict?

Believe it or not, Charles Darwin argued that sympathy is humanity’s strongest instinct. He observed that animal communities with the greatest number of the most sympathetic members tended to flourish best and raise larger numbers of offspring. Continue reading “Survival of the Kindest”

Oh no! You’ve caught a bug? Our tried & true remedies are here to help.

With flu and cold season now in full swing, finding ways to strengthen your immune system can mean the difference between the sniffles and a sinus infection.

Luckily, there are many ways to stop or shorten your cold, relieve symptoms and keep you healthier this season. From acupuncture and herbal teas, to immune-boosting supplements and essential oils, we have come up with tried and true strategies that will get you feeling better fast.

Continue reading “Oh no! You’ve caught a bug? Our tried & true remedies are here to help.”

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Yummy, Nourishing Bone Broth

What is the big deal about bone broth?

Bone broth is a miraculous (and time-consuming) concoction that not only adds depth and deliciousness to everyday cooking, it is a time-tested therapeutic elixir for the whole body.

Bone broth helps heal and seal your gut, and promotes healthy digestion-acting as a great antidote to the SAD diet (Standard American Diet). Continue reading “Yummy, Nourishing Bone Broth”

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