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All Posts Tagged: naturopathic

Alzheimer’s: Prevent Memory Loss, Dementia with Naturopathic Medicine

According to a recent 60 Minutes (CBS) story, 2 of every 5 U.S. seniors that reach 85 years of age will develop Alzheimer’s Disease. I was left with the impression from the program that developing Alzheimer’s and dementia is merely random. Is that true or is Alzheimer’s and dementia, potentially preventable? As a naturopathic doctor, I believe, it is.

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Himalayan Ethnobotanical Cosmetic Pearls

Himalayan Ethnobotanical Cosmetic Pearls

In the Himalayan region of Kashmir, Pakistan, tribal women have been using medicinal plants for cosmetic purposes for generations upon generations. An article which came across my desk this week has compiled information from 310 women in 16 different villages regarding which plants are commonly used, and for which purposes.1 A total of 39 different plants are utilized, and many of them are fairly ubiquitous the world over, such as garlic and onion. Others are more specific to the Himalayan region. Within the article is a great chart from which I will reproduce a handful of these traditional Himalayan beauty techniques.

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Positive Reinforcement More Helpful for ADHD Kids?

Positive Reinforcement More Helpful for ADHD Kids?

Positive reinforcement is usually better than negative reinforcement but does positive reinforcement work the same in every child? According to a study out of the University of Buffalo and published in the journal Behavioral and Brain Functions, the answer would be no. They found that a little recognition for a job well done means a lot to children with Attention Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder – even more than it would for typically developing kids.

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Overweight Dads Could Affect Daughter’s Health

Overweight Dads Could Affect Daughter’s Health

According to a study out of Georgetown University Medical Center and published in Scientific Reports, obese male mice and normal weight female mice produce female pups that are overweight at birth through childhood, and have delayed development of their breast tissue as well as increased rates of breast cancer. These findings come from one of the first animal studies to examine the impact of paternal obesity on future generations’ cancer risk.

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SPOTLIGHT ON NATUROPATHIC MEDICINE: Addressing anxiety in children

SPOTLIGHT ON NATUROPATHIC MEDICINE: Addressing anxiety in children

 

Anxiety is a growing concern that I treat in school-aged children and it can present as a variety of different symptoms. Common signs that your child could be suffering from anxiety include depression, frequent headaches, stomach pain, constipation, diarrhea, decreased appetite, eczema, difficulty falling asleep or staying asleep, nightmares, chronic fatigue, lack of focus at school and avoiding friends.

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Calcium Signals Balance Infection Response & Potential for Self-attack

Calcium Signals Balance Infection Response & Potential for Self-attack

According to a study by the NYU Langone Medical Center at the New York University School of Medicine and published in the journal Immunity, a key cellular signal provides a vital balance between the body’s ability to destroy invading microbes and its need to prevent autoimmune disease. The study was conducted with both mice and human patients where the researchers found a certain type of calcium-based signal-regulated the production of two immune cell types.

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