The Alkaline Diet- Does it Really Do Anything for Your Health?
I am generally in favor of the alkaline diet, but not so much because I believe it’s a magical pH solution; rather, generally speaking, the alkaline diet tends to include more whole, plant foods such as fruits and vegetables, which means more fiber, more micronutrients, more phytochemicals, a stronger and healthier microbiome, a healthier bodyweight, […]
Take Care of Your Liver Before It’s Too Late!
In the past few years, I’ve been seeing liver conditions in younger and younger populations. This has happened on the coat tails of a dramatic increase in the consumption of sugar, alcohol, meat, dairy and a generally highly-processed diet. One of the challenges with conditions such as non-alcoholic fatty liver disease is that most people […]
Dysbiosis- Do you have the Guts? | Get Healthy Now!
Chaos in our guts What in the world is going on? In the United States, the rates of illness continue to rise. Regardless of if you’re speaking of cancer, heart disease and diabetes or seemingly less serious conditions like digestive distress, sleep challenges and trouble losing weight, we are in crisis as a nation and […]
4 Reasons to Avoid Peanuts and Peanut Products | Alternative Medicine Kalamazoo MI
I used to eat peanuts all the time thinking it was a health food. I think it’s safe to say, unless you had a severe peanut allergy, we all grew up on them! Peanut butter and jelly sandwiches, spread between crackers, dry or honey roasted as snacks, licked off a spoon, melted into toast, baked […]
Can You Reverse Type 2 Diabetes? | Alternative Medicine Kalamazoo MI
As a naturopathic doctor who is regularly involved in holistic and natural health interventions, I often find myself working with patients who have been told by other “health care providers” that they must be on medication forever, that there is no cure, or that there is “nothing else that can be done” for them. The […]
What Is Naturopathy? | Understanding Naturopathic Principles
It seems like the general population often views naturopathy as inferior to traditional or conventional medicine. Yet, most of those people probably don’t understand the benefits of using naturopathic principles. Mainstream medicine tends to pay a lot of attention to treating the physical symptoms of an illness without really getting to the root cause of […]
Building a Bullet Proof Immune System: Corona Virus Concerns: Alternative Health Care
I am not afraid of epidemic illness. I know what the media is saying. I am aware of the CDC’s stance. I understand the domino effect of major events being cancelled. I am still NOT afraid. Let’s unpack this issue together. First, I just want to say that for the most part, media is a […]