The word “anti-aging” has been coined within the past two centuries. The reason is because we know more about aging than ever before in medical history and we realize there are things we can do to both enhance the quality of life we have now and to prevent the “normal” degeneration that comes along with [...]
We all know the benefits of fiber in preventing and treating constipation. Other benefits include prevention of: Bowel disease including hemorrhoids, diverticulitis and colon cancer Diabetes by decreasing the absorption of sugar into the blood Heart disease by lowering bad cholesterol, increasing good cholesterol, decreasing inflammation Americans typically get about 7 grams of fiber daily [...]
The word “anti-aging” has been coined within the past two centuries. The reason is because we know more about aging than ever before in medical history and we realize there are things we can do to both enhance the quality of life we have now and to prevent the “normal” degeneration that comes along with aging like heart disease, bone fragility, Alzheimer’s, cancer etc…
We know that the part of the cell that is responsible for aging is our DNA.
We all know the benefits of fiber in preventing and treating constipation, but there’s much more.
Naturopathic medicine provides medical care for all ages from the perspective of creating health rather than suppressing illness, unless of course in an acute or life-threatening situation. Naturopathic medicine explores how the body is functioning, either creating ease or lack-of-ease (disease). Poor health occurs due to cellular degeneration. Cellular degeneration occurs due to excesses and [...]
The primary goal of allopathic medical practices is to diagnose and treat a disease through suppression or removal. In this instance, the patient is a result of the healthcare being offered. The primary goal of naturopathic medicine is to diagnose and treat a disease process through supporting and strengthening the body’s natural resources. In doing [...]
How can naturopathic and allopathic medical practices best work together to create the greatest outcome for patients?
Allopathic doctors interact in emergent situations daily and are the best at making acute, immediate decisions in life-threatening situations. Their training is focused on addressing the result of poor cellular function and their service must be respected for this. Naturopathic doctors have the strongest impact on chronic disease, as they have a deep understanding of [...]
What training is required to become a naturopathic physician and how does it compare to the educational requirements of allopathic physicians?
Four years of medical school preceded by four years of pre-medical requirements are what prepare naturopathic physicians for their basic science and clinical board exams. Both medical degrees require a certain number of hours of study in basic sciences, as well as clinical diagnosis. Allopathic medical schools offer 1,524 hours of basic sciences and 3,393 [...]
After practicing as a nurse for ten years, I developed a great desire to understand more of the disease process, or manifestation of imbalance, rather than the actual disease itself. People have always been more interesting to me than their disease. In fact, five people coming to see me for diabetes may have five different [...]
Homeopathy is a therapy that involves using the energetic aspect of minerals, plants and body fluids rather than their actual elements. Naturopathic medicine includes homeopathy as one of its therapies, but is not limited to it. Homeopathy can be applied in both acute and chronic situations.
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