Dysbiosis- Do you have the Guts? | Get Healthy Now!

Chaos in our guts What is 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 […]

How to Eat More Food and Get Away with It! | Holistic Health Kalamazoo

Many people eat socially (in the break room/ weddings/ funerals/ business meetings/ family gatherings) or by the clock (for example, eating lunch at noon because it’s “lunch time” even if you’re not hungry) rather than because they are truly physiologically hungry.  For this reason, it’s common to be out of touch with what true hunger […]

Heart Burn 101 | Alternative Medicine Kalamazoo MI

There are countless health issues that modern medicine claims can be treated; however most treatments come with side effects that alter your body’s homeostasis.  Heart burn is one of these issues.  This post will give you more information on using alternative medicine and natural foods to dramatically help you to regain comfortable and enjoyable dining. […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Could You Be Suffering Post Traumatic Stress Symptoms?

Due to all the things going on in the world (i.e. all the trauma, natural disasters, poverty, relationship issues, violence, etc.), I would like to take a moment to address post-traumatic stress from a holistic perspective.  I am not just referring to or addressing clinically diagnosed PTSD (Post-traumatic stress disorder), but rather the deep and […]

Raw-Vegan-Organic-Whole Food-AMAZING!

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 […]

The Secrets of Cleansing and Fasting

Cleansing is an important part of any balanced health program.  Fasting is a GREAT way to cleanse.  For the purpose of this article, please allow me to redefine fasting simply as “abstaining from certain substances for a given period of time for the purpose of strengthening and cleansing the body.”  Given this definition, you could […]

Your Symptoms are NOT Normal

I used to own a health food store and people would come in asking, “What do I take for XYZ?” There’s a tendency to look for a quick remedy that will get us out of pain, not realizing that there’s a REASON for the pain!  It’s understandable to want out of pain—  symptoms are no […]

Exercise is the Fountain of Youth

YOU CAN NOT ACHIEVE OPTIMAL HEALTH WITHOUT EXERCISE…the right kind of exercise will not only give you visible results but will help you improve your health and will also help you to be efficient with your time. I have been fascinated with exercise since I was in 6th grade.  For my 6th grade science project […]