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Food Mindfulness – A friendly reminder

The holidays are here! Time to enjoy them in a healthy fashion. I hope you made it through the candy-saturated Halloween celebration. Even if you do not celebrate this holiday, you were subjected to the marketing of sweet treats comprised mostly of milk and sugar, with (maybe) a little caramel coloring to call it chocolate.

Prevent Burn Out Over the Holidays

We all know that feeling of becoming rundown, overly tired and just pushing it a little too hard.  This feeling is when our bodies stress hormone, cortisol, starts to become overly worked. Cortisol gets a bad reputation, we think high cortisol equaling stress which in theory yes, the more stressed we are the more cortisol

Dr. Burkman’s Carrot, Ginger, Sweet Potato Soup

I don’t think I make the exact same recipe twice, but this is the general recipe I use when I have vegetables that need used up and I’m having a hankering for something warm and comforting! This recipe also freezes very well and can be heated up as a starter for a meal you may

Back to School Prevention

Shorter days, cooler nights, and the very first flashes of yellows and reds across a sea of green leaves – these are the signs of the upcoming change of seasons.  For many this means back to school – new teachers, new classes and increased exposure to the viruses that cause colds, ear infections and flu. 

Natural Treatments for Childhood Anxiety

Anxiety disorders are becoming more prevalent in recent years. Adults and children alike suffer from various forms of anxiety, including extreme fear or worry, generalized anxiety, panic attacks, agoraphobia, social anxiety, obsessive-compulsive behavior, post-traumatic stress, selective mutism, separation anxiety, and specific phobias. Anxiety disorders are closely related and often overlap with other conditions, including depression,

Improve Health with a “Myer’s” Cocktail

Infusing various vitamins or anti-oxidants directly into the bloodstream will achieve blood levels as much as ten times higher than possible with oral vitamin intake. This make intravenous (IV) infusions effective in treating a wide range of medical issues, from chronic conditions such as fatigue, Lyme disease, or any serious illness, to acute conditions such

Can Acupuncture Improve Sleep Quality?

Ancient traditional medicine, modern day benefits. As an avid fan of science and research, I am patiently waiting for the day that modern science can justify the measurement of Qi. Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) defines Qi, loosely, as the life energy (pronounced: chi).  Despite this, there are many promising studies that support the efficacy of

Anxiety and ADHD linked to low iron in children

Iron is an important mineral for brain development in babies and children. It is necessary for the production of neurotransmitters such as dopamine and serotonin, which are essential for regulating mood. Additionally it is needed to help produce myelin in the brain, which acts as a conduction system for nerve firing. When iron stores are

Treating Liver Disease Naturally; a Naturopathic Approach to Fatty Liver Disease

Liver disease can be from many causes, but when there is no cause for liver disease it is called NASH, nonalcoholic steatohepatitis, or nonalcoholic fatty liver disease. The liver is a major source of detoxification in the body and when burdened will start to develop fatty deposits, a sign that it is stressed. When alcohol

India, Homeland of Turmeric

You have probably heard about turmeric by now, especially if you are here reading this- being a follower of a natural medicine blog. I have been using turmeric for many years with patients, since I was a student in medical school and working part time at a local organic health food store. Turmeric originates from

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