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Diet and the Gut Microbiome

by Dr. Haylee Nye Did you know that changing from an animal-based diet to a plant-based diet can alter your gut microbiome in at little as 24 hours? What we eat can greatly change the state of our health, starting with shifting the microbiome. Studies have shown that bacterial diversity, or lack thereof, can either […]

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Should I get the flu shot?

Most people who get the flu will have mild illness, will not need medical care or antiviral drugs, and will recover in less than two weeks. However, some individuals may experience flu complications, such as pneumonia, that can result in hospitalization and sometimes death. During recent flu seasons, between 80% and 90% of flu related […]

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Migraines

Headaches, especially migraine headaches, may be among the utmost debilitating symptoms or conditions out there. In fact, migraines are among the most common causes of emergency room visits for women between 18 and 45 years of age. When experiencing a migraine, many different symptoms can occur beyond head pain including vision disturbances, dizziness, confusion, neck […]

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Vitamin B12

What is vitamin B12 and what does it do? Vitamin B12 is a water-soluble vitamin found in animal-based products. It works in DNA formation and the body’s nervous and hematologic system. It is also utilized in energy generation and is fuel for the adrenal glands responsible for dealing with daily stressors, both physical and emotional. […]

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Spring: The Season of New Beginnings and Allergy Warfare

It’s Spring! The days are getting longer and the weather is finally starting to warm up. The trees, grasses and flowers are blooming and everyone’s spirits are starting to lift after the long, dark and cold winter. Many people look forward to the change in seasons; however, for seasonal allergy sufferers this time of year […]

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Sugar: The Good, The Bad, and The Ugly – Part 1

Here are some scary facts: In 2012 almost 10% of the US population had diabetes, and that number is growing. Over 35% of the population is classified as pre-diabetic. Diabetes was the 7th leading cause of death in the US in 2010. With these staggering numbers, and the very strong correlation between sugar consumption and […]

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Flu Season Tips

Who has the flu? Not you this season! Flu season is rapidly approaching! The influenza vaccine is one way to prevent getting the flu, but it is not 100% effective, and can have nasty side effects for certain individuals. The idea of whether to vaccinate or not is a hotly contested issue. At Today Integrative […]

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Bug Bites

Summer brings out bugs in throngs – mosquitos, bees, and wasps are everywhere! Mosquitos are possibly the most pesky and abundant bug of the summer, and are especially prevalent in areas surrounding bodies of water with plenty of grass and other low-growing plant life. Dawn and dusk are their favorite times of day. While commercial […]

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Summer Skin Care

Summer is finally upon us! Bring on the BBQ’s, hikes, camping trips, fun in the sun, and trips to the coast. Summer is a great time to get outdoors and explore, but if we’re not careful, it comes with sunburns and bug bites. Here are some easy, at-home tips and preventing and treating these summer […]

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Insurance Coverage for your ND

from the desk of Clinic Director Dr. Misty White The Affordable Care Act prohibits insurance companies from discriminating against Naturopathic Doctors (NDs). Is my plan complying with the law? Most insurance companies are not aware that effective 1-1-14, they may not deny coverage of routine health services when provided by a naturopathic physician, and that […]

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