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Healing Castor Oil Packs

Healing Castor Oil Packs

By Jill Edwards, ND, LM Castor oil is absorbed through the skin and is an essential part of removing toxins and regulating inflammation. This treatment can improve the function of your liver and gallbladder, promotes digestion by improving gut motility, all while helping with relaxation and stress management.  As with any new treatment, please check(…)

Spring Renewal

Spring Renewal

Spring is a time for renewal.  We see it all around us in the form of new life.  Flowers, babies, and sunshine are all around us.  This is a perfect time to put winter away, establish healthy habits, and focus on detoxification. You will see plenty of spring cleanses, detox programs, and weight loss plans(…)

April Recipe of the Month – Homemade Coconut Yogurt

April Recipe of the Month – Homemade Coconut Yogurt

Written by Danielle Currey, ND   Living in a dairy free household, there are some things that I miss, one of them being yogurt.  Buying coconut yogurt can get pretty spendy, so I decided to give homemade a try. The results are a bit more of a kefir consistency, but this can be resolved through(…)

What is a Food Allergy, and How do I Test for One?

What is a Food Allergy, and How do I Test for One?

Written by Dr. Currey Food allergies are a pretty hot topic both in the naturopathic world and in conventional medicine, and if you are familiar with the subject, you know that there is quite a bit of controversy surrounding the term allergy. To help you understand the different types of food allergy and sensitivity testing,(…)

A Special Message to Patients of Naturopathic Doctors

Does your insurance plan not cover NDs? Does it have an annual cap of $1,000, $1,500 or some other amount on services of all “alternative care providers?” Do labs ordered by your ND apply to your annual cap? Did you have to purchase more expensive insurance in order to get better coverage of your ND?(…)

Community Involvement

Community Involvement

Much of the talk in our office is about physical wellness, but since we treat the whole person, this post is going to focus on another area of wellness –community involvement. A sense of connection with one’s community has many positive effects on one’s mental and emotional health: You become a part of something bigger(…)

January Recipe – Zucchini Lasagna

January Recipe – Zucchini Lasagna

Lasagna is a wonderful comfort food in the winter.  It is hot, it is tasty, and you can prepare it ahead of time and pop it into the oven when you get home from work.  The trouble arises when you have gluten and dairy issues.  Then lasagna seems to be a distant dream that you(…)

Cold and Flu Prevention

Prevention really is the best medicine, and a good offense is the best defense.  Below are some tips collected by Dr. Zieman that may help you boost your immunity this cold and flu season.  Remember, that these tips do not replace the advice of a doctor, and do schedule a visit if you are feeling(…)

December Recipe

German Chocolate Chia Pudding This recipe is free: gluten free, dairy free, grain free, and hassle free. Chia seeds are the star of the show.  Two tablespoons of this food of the ancient Aztec people packs in 5 grams of omega 3 fatty acids and 11 grams of fiber.  They also contain essential minerals including(…)

The Therapeutic Order

Many people believe that naturopathic medicine is about what treatments it uses.  While the contents of the naturopathic toolbox are very important, those tools do not define the profession.  You can read more about the tenets of naturopathic medicine here.  As a reminder, they include the following six key concepts: First – do no harm(…)