Acne vulgaris is characterized by skin lesions on the face, upper chest, and/or back involving blockage and/or inflammation of hair follicles and their accompanying sebaceous glands. Acne has typically been regarded as a teenage condition, but it is now occurring in younger children and is becoming more prevalent in adults, … Read More
Thyroid hormones affect every single cell of your body, profoundly impacting how you think, look, and feel. About 20 percent of women and 10 percent of men have abnormally low thyroid hormone levels. If you are one of these people, it's important to find the right medical help. Here's how … Read More
You've likely heard—or asked—this question more than once: "How do I find good doctors near me?" Locating a physician close to your home can be a daunting task, especially if you're looking for one who will support increasingly popular "natural medicine" practices:
Treating the root cause
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People with tooth infections are at a higher risk of developing heart disease, hepatitis, inflammation, and even cancer. (Read a detailed discussion of these risks in the blog about meridians.) There now exists a branch of dentistry that acknowledges … Read More
A common form of gum disease, gingivitis occurs when a buildup of bacteria causes irritation and inflammation in the gums. Gingivitis can cause bad breath, gum bleeding, or changes in color of the gums. It is often a mild condition, but it … Read More
Chronic fatigue syndrome is a debilitating disease characterized by persistent fatigue that is not relieved by rest. Many patients do not fully recover with conventional chronic fatigue syndrome treatment, which consists of antidepressants, cognitive behavioral therapy, and/or graded exercise therapy.
While yoga is one of the … Read More
With the recent establishment of Naturopathic Medicine Week by the U.S. Senate and their recognition of naturopathic physicians’ ability to provide “safe, effective, and affordable health care,” many are wondering just what naturopathic medicine is, when to seek naturopathy treatment, and how to find a naturopathic … Read More
Occasional eye twitching is a benign but annoying condition. It often lasts only a few minutes to an hour, usually involves only one eyelid, and is related to fatigue, stress, or both. A relaxing maneuver—even a stress-releasing giggle at its arrival—can sometimes end the involuntary eye twitching.
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The food we put in our bodies doesn’t just affect our physical health; it can greatly impact our mental health, as well. So if you want to to prevent depression, paying attention to your diet is key. Research shows that one of best ways to reduce your risk for developing … Read More