Natural Treatments for Diabetes

Posted by on Jan 19, 2015

The clinicians at TCNM have treated an increasing number of patients with Type II Diabetes (DMII) in 2014. While the trend is disturbing, what’s really gotten my attention is fact that these patients have typically seen multiple doctors before coming to us, and most of them have never been given sound dietary advice. In most cases they have simply been given a prescription for Metformin or Glucophage, with little to no diet, lifestyle or nutrition counseling. (more…)

Gut Psychology

Posted by on Sep 13, 2013

You know the expression, “I had a gut feeling”? That may be more true than you think. What if I told you that feeling was all about a molecule called serotonin? You’ve probably heard of it, especially if you are being treated for depression or anxiety with an SSRI (Selective Serotonin Re-uptake Inhibitor.) These drugs effectively cause the body to keep re-using its current stores of serotonin, rather than allowing the normal breakdown and re-cycling that would occur. (more…)

US Senate Passes Resolution to Recognize Naturopathic Medicine

Posted by on Sep 13, 2013

Indulge me for a moment to applaud the United States Senate for taking a simple but monumental step forward in addressing the shortage of primary care physicians in America. On September 10th the United States Senate voted to adopt a bill supporting licensed naturopathic physicians. The Senate Simple Resolution 221 was introduced in May by Democratic Senator Barbara Mikulski from Maryland. The resolution passed unanimously. (more…)

Probiotics and Gut Bugs – The Good, the Bad and the Ugly

Posted by on Jun 16, 2011

Ever had a bad gut bug? These are commonly called intestinal viruses, gastroenteritis or food poisoning. Bad gut bugs come in a lot of different shapes and sizes and your susceptibility to these organisms always depends on one thing… the terrain. In naturopathic medicine, the foundation of the human terrain is the gut, and we pay a lot of attention to it. (more…)

Hydrotherapy and Naturopathic Medicine

Posted by on Mar 31, 2011

Hydrotherapy has been a mainstay of naturopathic treatment for over a century, but it’s been around since ancient times, in a variety of forms, from the Roman steam bath to the hot and cold plunges preferred in Germany.  Jacuzzis, saunas and spas are ever popular in North America, but did you know that you can enjoy the health benefits of hydrotherapy right in your own home, without it costing you a bundle? In fact, I can teach you an easy way to treat common illnesses and improve your health, using just towels and water. (more…)