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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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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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Infertility

        The decision to start a family is one of the most exciting steps couples can take in their relationship.  When pregnancy doesn’t occur, each month can be a rollercoaster of heartbreak, anger, and frustration.  Sadly, rates of infertility have skyrocketed in the last few decades and more couples are turning to […]

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Reclaiming Female Libido: Beyond candles & lingerie

More than 40% of women report experiencing some form of sexual dysfunction at least once in their lifetime.  For many women that concern is decreased libido and may accompany life changes such as childbirth, medication adjustments, peri & post menopause and weight gain.  While life changes may coincide with decreases in libido, this shift in […]

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Eschoratic Treatments for Cervical Dysplasia

Cervical dysplasia refers to a pre-malignant (pre-cancerous) change in cervical cells that is screened for during a woman’s pap smear. Strongly associated with the human papilloma virus (HPV), cervical dysplasia affects women of all age groups and is graded on a scale that indicates low-grade (ASCUS, CIN I) or high-grade (CIN II, CIN III, CIS) […]

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What’s So Bad About Cholesterol?

Chances are you’ve heard someone say the phrase, “I need to lower my cholesterol.”  Most people would be hard pressed to explain what cholesterol actually is, what roles it plays in our bodies or just how lowering cholesterol improves our health. Physically, cholesterol has a texture about halfway between butter and wax.  It’s categorized as […]

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Super Mom: Naturopathic Approaches to Stress Management

This week marks the end of summer vacation for many local kids and, as the little ones head back to school, it’s the perfect time to shift some focus to making mom’s health a priority. As Mom, raising your little ones is hardly your only responsibility.  There’s a household to manage, bills to be paid, […]

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Squeeze Before You Sneeze

by Robyn Kutka, ND You sneeze – you leak! You laugh – you leak! You cough – you leak! What’s a girl to do? Well there’s certainly more options than pantyliners and always keeping an extra change of clothes on hand.  This form of urine leakage or “incontinence” may be affected by the tone of […]

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