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"Testing, testing, testing!!!"

This is the battlecry of government officials as we move closer to getting our nation opened and the idea of interacting with one another gets real. 

Are you feeling ready and able, or do you feel trepidation about heading out again? 

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It's safe to say that the past month has fundamentally changed us as a population.  We will never be the same, but let's not forget that changing and adapting are what we do as living organisms.  Without change there is no growth.  This includes dealing with infections...

January 25, 2020

It's time to introduce our 4th pose.  If you've been practicing the previous poses as suggested, you have likely experienced the challenges of holding a pose for longer than 30-45 seconds at a time.  There is a tendency to get a little bored, frustrated, or fatigued af...

January 3, 2020

As I briefly described in my last post, yoga combines strength, flexibility and breath exercises while offering a gateway to the deeper philosophical inquiries that come from the experiences we have as human "beings".  It's a great segue into the meditative mindset and...

December 27, 2019

As I briefly described in my last post, yoga combines strength, flexibility and breath exercises while offering a gateway to the deeper philosophical inquiries that come from the experiences we have as human "beings".  It's a great segue into the meditative mindset and...

December 19, 2019

In my last post I introduced you to a foundational principle of naturopathic medicine called "balancing the determinants of health".  These "determinants of health" are: breath, water, nutrition, sleep and exercise.  Each of these is important in its own right and bala...

December 16, 2019

One of the reasons I love practicing naturopathic medicine is that it encourages a broad perspective on health.  I look at each individual as a unique combination of experiences and choices which have created the life he or she is currently living, then I encourage the...

November 28, 2019

The Thanksgiving holiday is here and you may find yourself taking stock of your recent life experiences so you can answer the holiday-appropriate question, "what are you thankful for?"

When answering this question, it's common to hear people almost mindlessly...

September 1, 2019

All of life is energy and without energy there is no life.  Living organisms rely on balanced energy movement to maintain homeostasis.  Energy is created at the molecular level as particles interact to move across membranes and/or down chemical gradients.  This energy...

There are many forms of fatty acids in our bodies.  Some we must ingest as food, some are created by the body and others are created by symbiotic organisms such as gut bacteria.  The bottom line is that they are ubiquitous and necessary to our lives....

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