Integrative Health Blog

Boosting Back-to-School Wellness with Naturopathic Medicine

Posted by on Tue, Sep 05, 2023

As the back-to-school season approaches, parents and caregivers are busy preparing their children for the new academic year. While shopping for school supplies and picking out the perfect backpack, it's crucial not to overlook the importance of your child's overall well-being. Naturopathic medicine offers a holistic approach that can contribute significantly to your child's health and readiness for the challenges of the school year.

Understanding Naturopathic Medicine

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Tags: immune system, children's health

Neuro Emotional Technique: NET Therapy May Improve Stress Response

Posted by on Wed, Aug 30, 2023

How often have you stopped yourself from doing the things that allow you to fully live life and become healthier?   

“I’m too busy", "I don’t want to spend the money", “there are more important things", "I’ll do it tomorrow”. 

Sound familiar? Sometimes, these thoughts get embedded into our minds and create an automatic response to everyday events.  This can then affect our observations and experiences in life, both good and bad.  

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Tags: stress, Dr. Coy Roskosky

Why Your Child Should Have an Orthodontic Evaluation by Age 7

Posted by on Mon, Aug 28, 2023

If you are a parent, you probably want the best for your child’s health and well-being. You take them to regular check-ups with their pediatrician, eye doctor, and dentist. But what about early screening for orthodontic issues?   

Early Orthodontic Check

You may think that orthodontic treatment is only for teenagers or adults who want to straighten their teeth. However, the American Association of Orthodontists (AAO) recommends that your child’s first check-up be performed when an orthodontic problem is first recognized, but no later than age 7.  

Why age 7?

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Tags: orthodontics, biological dentistry

Breast Cancer and Vitamin D: What the Research Says

Posted by on Fri, Aug 25, 2023

Breast cancer is a prevalent and life-altering disease that affects millions of women worldwide. Over the years, researchers have explored various factors that may influence breast cancer risk and outcomes. One such area of interest is the relationship between breast cancer and vitamin D deficiency. In this blog, we will delve into the existing research and shed light on the potential link between vitamin D and breast cancer[1]

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Tags: cancer, integrative cancer treatment

7 Benefits of Colon Hydrotherapy

Posted by on Tue, Aug 08, 2023

Colon Hydrotherapy, also known as Colonics, is a gentle therapy utilized to cleanse the large colon. Warm purified water is used to hydrate the system and loosen impacted fecal matter. This process allows toxins and waste to safely leave the body, improving our system’s natural cleansing processes. 

Colon hydrotherapy is an incredibly effective and safe therapy that has many proven benefits ranging from improved digestion and increased energy to detoxification and weight loss. NIHA’s I-ACT certified colon hydrotherapists Myrt Burge and Arthur Totten share 7 benefits of this integrative therapy. 

7 Benefits of Colon Hydrotherapy

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Tags: colon hydrotherapy

Candida Infections and Cancer: Discovering the Potential Connection

Posted by on Sat, Jul 29, 2023


Candida, a type of yeast that commonly resides in our bodies, can sometimes cause infections.

While these infections are typically localized and treatable, emerging research suggests a potential link between Candida infections and an increased risk of cancer. This article explores the existing evidence and sheds light on the possible connection.

Candida and Immune Suppression:

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Tags: cancer, integrative cancer treatment

How Mold Can Impact Children's Health

Posted by on Tue, Jul 18, 2023

Mold, a type of fungi found both indoors and outdoors, can have detrimental effects on human health, especially in children. Due to their developing immune systems and unique vulnerabilities, children are more susceptible to the harmful effects of mold exposure. 

Health Risks of Mold: 

Exposure to mold can lead to various health risks for children. The inhalation or ingestion of mold spores can trigger respiratory problems, exacerbate allergies, and even cause infections. Children with preexisting respiratory conditions such as asthma are particularly vulnerable to mold-related health issues. Prolonged exposure to mold may result in chronic respiratory symptoms, persistent coughing, wheezing, and difficulty breathing. 

Mold Symptoms in Children:

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Tags: mold

A Holistic Physician's Guide to Sun Protection

Posted by on Sat, Jul 01, 2023

I have a friend who has instructions from one of her several physicians to slather herself with SPF 45 sunblock. Every day. All over.  

Apparently physical blocking like hats, shirts, long sleeves, etc. is insufficient, because of her autoimmune disease diagnosis. Her physician also said that she should plan to get all of her vitamin D from a bottle for the foreseeable future, since she needs to stay completely out of the sun. 

She asked: how do I pick a sunscreen product I feel safe using every day, all over? 

Good question. 

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Tags: holistic health

Melatonin in Cancer Treatment: Shedding Light on its Potential

Posted by on Wed, Jun 28, 2023

Melatonin, a hormone produced naturally by the pineal gland, is known for regulating sleep-wake cycles. It is produced by the body in response to darkness but has other important roles in the body. Recent research suggests that high-dose melatonin may have a role in cancer treatment as well.

Here are the Key Insights of High-Dose Melatonin for Cancer:

Antioxidant Properties:

Melatonin acts as a powerful antioxidant, neutralizing harmful free radicals that can contribute to cancer development and progression.

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Tags: cancer, integrative cancer treatment

The Best Diet for Cancer Patients: Nourishing Your Body for Health

Posted by on Tue, Jun 13, 2023

A healthy diet is essential for cancer patients to support their overall well-being and aid in their treatment journey.

Here are key dietary considerations to nourish the body:

1) Focus on Nutrient-Dense Foods: Emphasize whole foods rich in essential nutrients, such as fruits, vegetables, whole grains, lean proteins, and healthy fats. 

2) Opt for Plant-Based Foods: Incorporate a variety of colorful fruits and vegetables, which are packed with antioxidants and phytochemicals that can support the body's natural defenses.

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Tags: integrative cancer treatment