Hemorrhoids: A Total Pain in the Butt

Perhaps not the most fun thing to talk about but let’s face it, most adults will suffer from hemorrhoids at some point in their life.  Ignoring them doesn’t make them go away.  This condition is full of hope and answers from the holistic nutrition realm.   What are hemorrhoids? Hemorrhoids, sometimes referred to as piles, […]

When Will I See Results?

When you do a new health program of any kind, you want to get the GREATEST result for your effort. I am often asked, “How fast will I improve?” or “When will I see results?” There are so many variables to consider, such as:
*How closely you follow recommendations
*Stress levels
*Lifestyle habits/routines

I lay it out in more detail on my latest blog post. I want you to get the most out of your program, and I know you do, too!

Niacin (B3)

Let’s dissect one important member of the B-vitamin family: niacin (B3).   Niacin is a water-soluble vitamin that is plentiful in many foods.  You may also see it called nicotinic acid or nicotinamide.  These substances get converted into the active or more usable forms of niacin in the body called nicotinamide adenine dinucleotide (NAD) and […]

Separating Fat From Fiction: A Low-fat Diet

Any dietary pattern that is really good needs to be balanced with lots of nutrients, sustainable, and support the entire person including all organs and glands. For example, diets that help with weight loss but at the expense of the kidneys, or diets that are great for building muscle but degrade the heart are not […]

CBD- How to Find Good Quality Products: Premier Hemp Extract

CBD has become a nationwide sensation in the natural products industry.  People are trying it in different forms for all kinds of issues, ranging from serious issues like cancer and seizures to more common symptoms such as headaches, anxiety2 and insomnia3.  It can make a huge difference for some people and can be of no […]

The Stars and Stripes vs The Maple Leaf: A Nutritional Show Down

How do the USDA (United States Department of Agriculture) Nutritional Guidelines Compare to the Health Canada Guidelines? 1) USA In the United States, the My Plate guidelines lay out what the current nutritional needs are for Americans as determined by the USDA (United States Department of Agriculture).   This includes 5 food groups and amounts […]

Cell Phone Radiation on the Body, Fertility and Sperm Quality

Although in most cases of infertility the focus is on the woman, men also play an important and equal role in the creation of life.  For this purpose, it is important for men to be aware of things that can alter their reproductive health. This blog reviews a study that was published a few years […]

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 20/20 VISION for Health | Holistic Healthcare

We live in a culture full of misinformation about most health-related symptoms.  One of those myths that SO many people tend to believe is that issues with impaired vision and eyesight are inevitable, especially as you age.  The need for glasses or contacts to help you see close-up (reading) or far distances (driving) is common, […]

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 […]