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Naturopathic Medicine

Free E-Book "Rise": 125 Milestones in the 5 Eras of the History of Integrative Health and Medicine

John Weeks | Posted 11.21.2016 | Healthy Living
John Weeks

At what point can an emergent movement look back and claim a history? And what is that history if, over the course of the time chronicled, separate st...

Integrative Scientist Pizzorno: "Toxicity is the Primary Driver of Disease"

John Weeks | Posted 08.05.2016 | Healthy Living
John Weeks

Regular medicine is awakening to the dumbfounding reality that clinical care accounts for just 10%-20% of the factors contributing to health. But if r...

In Defense of 'Alternative Medicine'

John Weeks | Posted 05.11.2016 | Healthy Living
John Weeks

The question: Is it smart for the integrative health and medicine movement to abandon the radicalism of calling for an "alternative medicine"?

Heal Your Thyroid With Herbal Medicine

Maura Henninger, N.D. | Posted 04.13.2016 | Healthy Living
Maura Henninger, N.D.

Autoimmune disease is on the rise. Some estimates say that almost 16 percent of Americans suffer from some sort of autoimmune illness. Hashimoto's thy...

National Public Health Week

Amy Rothenberg, ND | Posted 04.04.2016 | Healthy Living
Amy Rothenberg, ND

Here's to the evolving health of our communities through focused and well-resourced programs that address the needs of individuals and communities and which incorporate preventive and natural medicine approaches.

Chronicle of Health Creation: Are Integrative Health and Medicine Part of the National Pain Strategy?

John Weeks | Posted 03.29.2016 | Healthy Living
John Weeks

The medical industry's uptake of complementary and integrative health and medicine is wildly uneven. This is true even in pain treatment, an area that drew most people to integrative practices and practitioners.

The 7 Things Every Woman Over 50 Should Do For Better Health

Mary Shomon | Posted 02.15.2017 | Fifty
Mary Shomon

As a woman over 50, you've been riding the hormonal roller coaster. I hope you fastened your seat belt, because three key hormonal issues -- sex hormone imbalances, stress, and thyroid problems -- can make the ride particularly bumpy.

Stillness and Rest: An Essential Part of Health

Dr. Deborah Caldwell | Posted 01.28.2017 | Women
Dr. Deborah Caldwell

Taking time off, scheduling a vacation or even a relaxing weekend seems indulgent (and even a bit selfish) when there are millions of things demanding your attention. Yet, your body isn't designed for the craziness of a 24/7 non-stop, highly-stressful life.

The Future of Medicine: Evolution or Revolution?

Michael Finkelstein, MD | Posted 01.18.2017 | Healthy Living
Michael Finkelstein, MD

James Maskell, host of the Evolution of Medicine summit, took this thinking one step further, in our recent interview, postulating that the reason Western medicine is slow to incorporate more holistic models is that the medical structures needed for acute disease and chronic disease are "completely opposite."

Chronicles of Health Creation: The Naturopathic Profession's Impact on Integrative and Functional Medicine

John Weeks | Posted 01.04.2017 | Healthy Living
John Weeks

I was called by a consultant to an institute associated with the American Association of Naturopathic Physicians to participate as an outside expert i...

Chronicles of Health Creation: Report Shares Successes/Challenges in M.D.-Led and N.D.-Led Integrative Patient-Centered Medical Homes

John Weeks | Posted 12.06.2016 | Healthy Living
John Weeks

Positive outcomes in patients with obesity and multiple chronic conditions are among the findings in an investigation recently reported out as "Protot...

Chronicles of Health Creation: RAND Report Begs New Look at Integrative Medicine and Health Professionals in the Triple Aim Era

John Weeks | Posted 11.19.2016 | Healthy Living
John Weeks

Let's start anew. What are the optimal uses of licensed chiropractors, naturopathic doctors and practitioners of acupuncture and Oriental medicine not in making a buck, but in creating health?

Naturopathic Physicians and the Veterans Administration

Amy Rothenberg, ND | Posted 11.11.2016 | Healthy Living
Amy Rothenberg, ND

The VA has the ability to assign NDs an existing employment code; Congress' letter is intended to encourage the VA to take this important next step.

Herbal Medicine for the Top Three Pregnancy Woes

Maura Henninger, N.D. | Posted 10.15.2016 | Healthy Living
Maura Henninger, N.D.

Women have all different experiences of pregnancy. Some love it and feel the best they've ever felt, others not so much. Wherever they fall on the spectrum, my patients really benefit from the appropriate use of herbs to help them on the nine-month journey. Botanical medicine is a grounding, stabilizing force during pregnancy, much like the earth from which it comes.

Naturopathic Medicine Week, Some Videos to Share

Amy Rothenberg, ND | Posted 10.07.2016 | Healthy Living
Amy Rothenberg, ND

In honor of National Naturopathic Medicine Week (Oct 5-11), I am posting here a number of videos related to naturopathic medicine and integrative canc...

The Health Benefits of Bananas

Alan Christianson | Posted 07.23.2016 | Healthy Living
Alan Christianson

Last week, a reader asked why I included bananas in my list of good carbs for the Adrenal Reset Diet. Her confusion is understandable, since some experts claim bananas are fattening or unhealthy.

Is Shrimp Good for You?

Alan Christianson | Posted 07.16.2016 | Healthy Living
Alan Christianson

Enjoy shrimp. Like seafood of all types, be aware of sustainability. Buy it from your local seafood supplier. Domestic, wild, trap-caught shrimp is considered the most sustainable.

Oregon Naturopathic Physicians and Patients File Class Action Law Suit Against Insurance Company

Amy Rothenberg, ND | Posted 07.07.2016 | Healthy Living
Amy Rothenberg, ND

As the 4th of July weekend just passed, the idea of freedom is on my mind. Included in my definition of freedom and self agency is the ability to choo...

A Healthy Diet Includes Guilt-Free Indulgences

Dr. Deborah Caldwell | Posted 05.13.2016 | Healthy Living
Dr. Deborah Caldwell

Release yourself from all judgment, guilt and shame around your choices. You consciously made the decision to indulge your cravings and desires... so enjoy it.

Treating the Root Cause of IBS: Small Intestine Bacterial Overgrowth

Maura Henninger, N.D. | Posted 06.01.2015 | Healthy Living
Maura Henninger, N.D.

The small intestine is full of bacteria, and that's a good thing: We need a robust population of bacteria in both the small and large intestine to stay healthy. But when there are too many of the wrong kind of bacteria in the inappropriate place, symptoms like the above arise.

Angelina's Choice

Amy Rothenberg, ND | Posted 05.30.2015 | Healthy Living
Amy Rothenberg, ND

Admittedly, I don't have a lot in common with Angelina Jolie, but I relate deeply to her recent writing in the New York Times about having her ovaries...

Autoimmune Disease: 7 Simple Steps for Healing

Dr. Deborah Caldwell | Posted 05.26.2015 | Healthy Living
Dr. Deborah Caldwell

It's important to take a holistic and comprehensive approach in order to find the best treatment and lifestyle options. This includes finding a practitioner who will address the mental, emotional, and spiritual components of your health.

10 Ways To Sleep Yourself Slim

Dr. Doni Wilson | Posted 04.17.2015 | Healthy Living
Dr. Doni Wilson

Research shows that when sleep is disrupted, cortisol levels are shifted away from optimal, perpetuating sleep issues by throwing off hormone levels and increasing inflammation. Therefore getting good sleep is one of the best things you can do for your health.

Change Your Health In 6 Simple Steps

Dr. Deborah Caldwell | Posted 02.06.2015 | Healthy Living
Dr. Deborah Caldwell

If you're like I used to be, you're skeptical that you'll actually make the lasting changes needed to get the health you desire. I know exactly how you feel. I've jumped on the "I'm going to get healthy" train more times than I'd like to admit.

Chronicles of Health Creation: Republican Win Strips Integrative Medicine and Health Leaders From Powerful Committee Roles

John Weeks | Posted 01.10.2015 | Healthy Living
John Weeks

That integrative health and medicine would lose its top champion in the past 20 years, U.S. Senator Tom Harkin (D-Iowa), was one foregone conclusion o...