How this Simple Habit can Prevent Brain Fog

As summer starts to come in strong, I always like to bring up this simple but vital habit that can help prevent brain fog.  Are you drinking enough water today? Although a simple habit, with over 70% of our  body composed of water, proper hydration is critical. Every single function that our body undergoes requires... Continue Reading →

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Key Nutrients to Improve Diabetes

When it comes to Type II Diabetes, there are many natural therapies that can be used to improve your HgA1C and blood sugars as well as reduce or even prevent certain long term side effects of diabetes. With the diabetic epidemic currently leading to a 70% increase in the rate of diabetes seen in adults... Continue Reading →

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Natural Ways to Lower Cholesterol

When it comes to cholesterol, patients often tell me it runs in their family and there is nothing they can do about it. Although yes it is true that if high cholesterol runs in your family, it increases your risk of also developing high cholesterol, it doesn't however mean there is nothing you can do... Continue Reading →

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Getting Pregnant Naturally

When it comes to infertility, there are many things to consider. Although many couples do not want to discuss their battle with infertility, one in every eight couples will struggle to conceive. Infertility is defined as the inability to conceive or maintain a pregnancy, after trying for 12 months  without medical assistance. Medical assistance can... Continue Reading →

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Ways to Promote your Oral Health

When it comes to your health, I often tell my patients it is important to treat the whole person.  What I mean is that in order to reach optimal health, you need to address all aspect of your health, this includes your mouth. Oral health is a huge factor when it comes to optimizing your... Continue Reading →

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Tips for Exercising During the Hot Summer Months

After months inside due to cold wet weather, we often jump for joy when summer finally arrives. Not only have studies shown we often eat healthier during the summer months but we also exercise more. We often move our winter workouts from inside to the great outdoors as we can finally experience some much needed... Continue Reading →

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HOLY BASIL!

Ever feel like you can't seem to catch up with life? Well, I can definetly relate. Although I would love to take all stress and anxiety out of my patients lives (and my own), I am also realistic that sometimes life just happens and all we can do is support our body from this inevitable... Continue Reading →

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Delicious Gluten-Free Pasta Finally!

Yes, it's true! Pasta made from lentils is one of the tastiest and most nutritious gluten-free options for many people. Typically made from red lentils, also known as pulses, lentil pasta is more than just naturally gluten-free … it's also rich in dietary fiber (as much as 11 g per serving) high in protein (between... Continue Reading →

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Gut Protection with L-Glutamine

When you have a digestive illness, it essentially means that your delicate intestinal lining (the mucosa) is damaged, making it impossible to extract nutrients and other substances crucial for your body's biological processes. The amino acid L-Glutamine is one of these substances. A protein building block, L-Glutamine is stored in muscle where it's vital to... Continue Reading →

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Tips & Tools for Easy, Delicious Gluten-Free Living

Today's options for a gluten-free lifestyle are better than ever. You still want your food choices to be wholesome, organic, and fresh so remember: Just because a product carries the GF food logo, doesn't mean it's healthy. Read ingredients and watch out for high sugar content and processed ingredients. We hope this list of resources... Continue Reading →

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EWG’s Dirty Dozen Guide to Food Additives

The EWG (Environmental Worker's Group) is dedicated in providing consumers the most up to date information about foods, home products, beauty products and much much more. The EWG recently came out with a dirty dozen guide to food additives. With more than 10,000 food additivies currently allowed in foods according to the FDA standards, there... Continue Reading →

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Research: Food and Acne

Like many teenagers, I experienced a long standing fight with acne. I can remember how much it affected my confidence. My dermatologist prescribed topical and oral treatments, masks, lasers, etc,  you name it she prescribed it and although some of the treatments would help, they would only help temporarily. Frustrated with my progress, I remember... Continue Reading →

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How Our Body Fights Cancer: Natural Killer Cells

Did you know that we develop "cancer" cells every day? Luckily for us cells involved in our immune system work to identify and target these cells, programming them for cell death, otherwise known as Apoptosis. One of these amazing immune cells is known as Natural Killer (NK) cells. NK cells, like all white blood cells,... Continue Reading →

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Is Organic Really Worth it? Show Me the Facts:

Patients often ask me if choosing organic foods is really worth the extra expense.  I often use the Environmental Workers Group's (EWG) comprehensive analysis on the top foods to buy organic when providing recommendations to my patients. The foods highlighted and recommended to avoid contain the highest level of calculated pesticides, when not bought organic.... Continue Reading →

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Improve your Fertility Naturally

Although infertility seems to be a topic no one wants to talk about or admit to talking about, we should definitely be spending more time talking about it since according to the U.S Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, an estimated 7.4 million adults between the ages of 15-44 struggle with becoming or staying pregnant.... Continue Reading →

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Coconut Craze

From coconut oil, coconut milk, and even coconut flour, we can definitely say  we have become crazy for coconuts. Not only is it extremely tasty but it is rich in electrolytes, amino acids, vitamins, minerals, antioxidants and fatty acids.  But did you know this coconut craze has made a serious impact on the global coconut... Continue Reading →

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DIY: Herbal Infusion

There is something about an elegant cup of herbal tea that can really feel comforting and warm and helps you feel just a moment of tranquality in an otherwise hectic day.  Aside from the beauty of an herbal tea, the herbs used in that cup can contain many medicinical benefits.  Many of those medicinical benefits... Continue Reading →

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Lowering Blood Pressure Naturally

Controlling your blood pressure is a very important aspect of your health. How important? Well, uncontrolled blood pressure (also known as Hypertension), is sometimes referred to as the "silent killer", this is because high blood pressure often does not have any symptoms but can become life-threatening if uncontrolled.  For women, blood pressure control is particularly... Continue Reading →

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App Alert: Top Meditation Apps

Mediation has been linked to many health benefits including: reduction in stress, improvements in concentration, slowing down aging, as well as improvement in both cardiovascular and immune system function. Well if you have ever thought about trying meditations, it can take some time to get the hang of it. Not only will it seem hard... Continue Reading →

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How Plastic Straws are Killing our Oceans

Part of being a naturopathic doctor is protecting our bodies from harmful chemicals and toxins. Another part of being a naturopath is protecting our environment so we can continue to have access to the amazing treasures our earth provides us. These amazing treasures include plants that provide us truly exceptional health benefits that we still... Continue Reading →

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Natural Allergy Relief

With spring beginning to start, all those beautiful flowers are starting to blossom which unfortunately for many of us means watery, itchy eyes, nasal congestion, and coughing just to name a few of the wonders that spring brings. Wonderful right? If you are an allergy sufferer you are not alone. Acccording to the Allergy and... Continue Reading →

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Obesity Linked to Cancer

Did you know that your weight could be increasing your risk of developing cancer? Experts are now saying that at least one in six adults did not know that obesity is actually the leading cause of cancer. This is why a leading cancer charity in the United Kingdom, Cancer Research UK, has now launched a... Continue Reading →

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Healthy Scottsdale

When it comes to finding new healthy finds in the Valley of the Sun, I am your girl! I love exploring new healthy restaurants, health clubs, beauty spots and much much more. So today I want I'm going to break down some of my favorite healthy restaurants! Hope you enjoy and take time to enjoy... Continue Reading →

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Are Your Medications causing you Nutrient Deficiencies?

Medications often list their possible side effects, which is usually a really long list that ends with possible death. Wonderful right? Well did you know that many of those long list of side effects don't include nutrient deficiencies which in certain medications is a very common issue? Nutrient deficiencies are often not something you feel... Continue Reading →

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Sugar and Alzheimer’s

Step away from the sugar. Why you may ask? Well, it can actually increase your risk of developing Alzheimer's. Although there have been many studies that have provided a link between elevated blood sugar in diabetics and their risk of cognitive decline, a new study has shown that you don't need to be diabetic for... Continue Reading →

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Happy and Healthy

Don't let exercise by a chore, keep it fun and exciting! When it comes to exercising there are many different ways to fit it in your schedule whether you believe me or not. My secret is planning. Planning makes all the difference. Planning takes away the chore of having to find time at the end... Continue Reading →

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Coconut Oil Pulling Natural Mouthwash

So what's this Coconut Oil Pulling you may ask? Well, you may have heard celebrities like Gwyneth Paltrow rave about it but what is Oil Pulling exactly? Oil Pulling was originally developed from Ayurvedic medicine,  a thousand-year-old form of medicine found in India. Oil Pulling has been used for centuries as an amazing oral detoxifier.... Continue Reading →

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Vitamin D and Breast Cancer

As a naturopathic doctor, I always evaluate my patient's Vitamin D levels. One reason it is so important to have your Vitamin D status evaluated yearly is because of its great immune support. Research has even suggested that women with lower Vitamin D levels are at higher risk of developing breast cancer in their lifetime.... Continue Reading →

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Top Natural Home Cleaning Products

Have you ever noticed the harsh smells associated with your typical house cleaning products? These typical house cleaning products not only smell strong but can actually be harmful to your health. I often tell patients to use this simple rule, " if a product says it is not safe to be used around children or... Continue Reading →

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Top Reasons to Get Vitamin IV Therapy

Vitamin IV (intravenous) therapies have recently grown in popularity. Many major cities have seen an increase in specialty IV Clinics, Drip rooms and even  IV Truck Popups! But, when should you get an IV and is it worth the hype? First off, IV therapies can be customized to your specific needs and is why I... Continue Reading →

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App Alert: Think Dirty- Shop Clean

App Alert: Think Dirty is the easiest way to learn about the potentially toxic ingredients in your cosmetics and personal care products. It's an independent source that allows you to compare products as you shop. Just scan the product barcode and Think Dirty will give you easy-to-understand info on the product and track dirty ingredients.... Continue Reading →

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Dirty Dozen & Clean Fifteen

As a Naturopathic Doctor, I truly believe in the power of food based medicine and often search for the highest quality products for my patients. But like many of you know getting all your food organic can sometimes not be financially realistic. This is where the Dirty Dozen and Clean Fifteen list really comes in... Continue Reading →

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How to Beat Jet- Lag, Naturally

  We often travel for business or for pleasure but did you know it often can be taxing to your health? Our body's natural circadian rhythm regulates our sleep and wake cycle, but when we travel and bypass a few time zones... it can alter our body's ability to regulate that sleep cycle making us... Continue Reading →

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Benefits of Ketosis for Weight Loss Management

Basics of the Ketogenic Diet: You have most likely heard the buzz about the Ketogenic diet, but what is the Ketogenic diet exactly? The basic principle behind the Ketogenic diet is a high-fat, adequate-protein, low-carbohydrate diet. It was originally used to treat difficult to control epilepsy in children and has now exploded as the new... Continue Reading →

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