Chris Habib
Substance Abuse Treatment OptionsOne in five people over the age of 65 have had a substance or alcohol abuse problem at some point. It is one of the most common health conditions and one of the conditions that takes one of the largest financial tolls on society.
Christina Bjorndal
Spring Cleaning Never Too LateAs the temperatures start to warm up and the snow begins to disappear, and as the hours of daylight extend, that feeling of spring starts to arise. The return of spring often brings a sense of new beginnings, new growth, or a fresh start.
Liam LaTouche
Finally, Some Shut Eye - Naturopathic Treatments for Insomnia and Sleep DisturbanceMost people, at some point or another, have experienced poor sleep; feeling too warm, tossing and turning before a big event, thoughts buzzing through the mind after an argument with a loved one, or maybe restless legs.
Maria Shapoval
Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis - A Needling ApproachAmyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) is a neurodegenerative condition that affects the motor neurons of the cerebral cortex, brain stem, and spinal cord. It afflicts patients 55–75 years of age, and is slightly more common in men than women.
Sarah King
Tracking your Menstrual Cycles DemystifiedUnderstanding your menstrual cycle involves more than just estimating your next period. Knowing your body and tracking your menstrual cycles can provide insight into your hormonal and reproductive health. You might be experiencing symptoms that we usually label as “normal,” when we should be calling them “common.”
Elizabeth Cherevaty
Safe and Healthy Childbirth - Why Every Woman Deserves a Doula Childbirth is one of the most transformative processes a woman can experience. While the intensity of childbirth is a constant through the ages, expectations and environments have evolved. Today, in Western culture, a woman’s first encounter with birth is usually that of her own first baby.
Sarah King
Protein Requirements - What Is Required for Optimal Health?There are many controversies in health-care regarding the proper amount of dietary protein needed for optimal health. Previous concerns of high-protein diets included increased risk of renal (kidney) diseases, and decreases in bone mineral density from leaching of calcium and nutrients from bone.
Lara Spector
Iron Deficiency - What You Need to KnowIron deficiency is the most common nutrient deficiency in the world. Many women are iron-deficient, especially those who are menstruating, pregnant, postpartum, or breast-feeding. Iron deficiency is also commonly seen in those with chronic blood loss and/or gastrointestinal absorption issues.
Erin Balodis
Histamine Intolerance - Naturopathic PerspectivesHistamine is an organic compound that is involved in many processes in the body. It can be produced within the human body or ingested in foods. In humans, histamine is synthesized in several cells, including mast cells, basophils, platelets, histaminergic neurons, and enterochromaffin cells.
Philip Rouchotas
Back Pain and Lumbago - Natural ApproachesBack pain is extremely common and has been experienced by almost everyone at one point in life. The official name for low back pain is lumbago, and it is literally defined as pain in the lower back. There are many possible causes for back pain, and often it is not even possible to identify a specific cause. If this is the case, it might be called nonspecific.