As a naturopathic physician, I use a variety of tools and strategies to help my patients. One of them—homeopathy—is widely misunderstood. Some people mistake homeopathy as just another word for natural medicine. Rather, it’s a specific technique that uses very small doses of highly diluted substances to stimulate the body’s … Read More
When you consider the question of how to help migraines, "exercise" might not be the first thought that comes to mind. But my own experience—and data resulting from studies—show a correlation.
Two years ago, if you asked me what I did for exercise, the only honest answer would be "almost … Read More
The castor bean plant, Ricinus communi, is used medicinally throughout the world.  The leaves, roots, and oil from the seeds of the plant have all been studied and found to have medicinal effects. One of the primary castor oil uses today involves the topical application of castor oil in … Read More
You may or may not be familiar with the term “bursae,” but these fluid-filled sacs perform an important function in your body. Situated between the bones and the tendons that make up a joint, bursae form a protective cushion that helps prevent friction as joints move. But like the bones … Read More
People with chronic fatigue syndrome (CFS) suffer from excessive tiredness–so much so that bed rest doesn’t relieve symptoms, and fatigue, musculoskeletal pain, impaired concentration, and disturbed sleep interfere with daily life. Most professionals agree … Read More
Despite the very real and well-documented nature of fibromyalgia, people with fibromyalgia syndrome still face an uphill battle when it comes to getting their disease validated, let alone properly diagnosed and treated. In the conventional medical model there are very few … Read More