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 […]
Your Brain on Sugar
The COVID-19 pandemic is an interesting frame from which to talk about the effects of sugar on the brain. While a small percentage of the country is likely to use this unprecedented time to really focus on holistic health for oneself (creating balance, spiritual nutrition, learning/growing, health, fitness, meditation, self care, cooking at home, etc.), […]
Healthy Holistic Hacks For Your Extra Time at Home: Holistic Healthcare
It is a GREAT day to be alive! Beyond the chaos, the world is FULL of opportunity right now like never before. There’s never been a time where we had more access to empowering information than we do today and more importantly, more time to act on that information. Seize the moment! I am writing […]
COVID-19 Defense: Coronavirus Facts: Alternative Healthcare
There have been countless predictions about all that’s going on, what the impact will be and how it will impact our future. The truth is, no one really knows for sure. But I just wanted to take a moment to share another bout of information and also practical actions that you can take to protect […]
Hormone Help Basics
There is a huge number of hormone/endocrine challenges in the United States today. Hormone imbalances have several causes and can impact the entire body; however, they specifically impact the reproductive organs, thyroid, liver and brain. These issues are causing trouble in the health of both men and women, young and old. The implications are wide […]
Can You Really Get What You Need From A Vegan Diet?
“Can you get enough protein on a plant-only diet? What about calcium? Iron?” Etc. I am often asked these types of questions and, as always, I am happy to answer them. I want to clear up any concerns as I believe a plant-based diet, when done right, is the healthiest, easiest, least expensive and most […]
Are You a Coffee Addict?
Coffee does have some beneficial properties but it’s important to look at the big picture. The benefits from coffee can easily be gained in other healthier ways that don’t also have negative/harmful side effects. Read on… Coffee, like any food or drink, varies a great deal in its nutritional value based on the quality and […]
The Second Most Important Substance On Earth: Water!
Need to drink more water but have a tough time getting it in? This may help. Other than air itself, water is the most important life-giving substance on the planet. It’s needed for nearly every metabolic function in the body; our brains are mainly water and fat; water carries oxygen throughout our body; it helps […]
Shedding Light on Labels: It’s “Natural,” but is it HEALTHY?
Shopping at the grocery store or ordering at a restaurant can be daunting when you’re wanting to eat clean. How do you know what foods to avoid? What ingredients on a label should you watch out for? And just because something’s labeled “organic,” is it actually good for you?My hope is to give you simple […]
Can’t Lose Weight? There’s Always a Reason!
Having a hard time losing weight? I know…it can be SO frustrating. I have been there. But more importantly, I have had the privilege of helping TONS of people JUST LIKE YOU reach their ideal weight for good! There are a few uncommon things to consider that may help you along the way: Weight is […]
You don’t have to sacrifice taste to be healthy! If you want to entertain and make food that both your health-conscious and not-so-health-conscious friends will love, look no further. I am often asked for good recipes, even though I don’t usually use recipes and instead do everything by taste… But I measured everything out and […]