Integrative Health Blog

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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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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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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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

Key Benefits of Dental Implants

Posted by on Fri, May 26, 2023

As a dentist, I have seen firsthand the impact that tooth loss can have on a person's quality of life. Edentulous spaces, or areas where teeth are missing, can cause difficulties with speaking, eating, and even self-confidence. Fortunately, dental implants offer a solution that can greatly improve a patient's oral health and overall well-being.

So, what exactly are dental implants?

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Naturopathic Oncology: Unveiling the Many Causes of Cancer

Posted by on Sat, May 20, 2023

Naturopathic oncology has emerged as a comprehensive approach to cancer treatment, aiming to identify and address the fundamental causes of the disease. Unlike conventional medicine's symptomatic and tumor-centric approach, naturopathic oncology delves into the underlying root causes. This blog explores the concept of unraveling the etiology of cancer and the valuable insights provided by naturopathic principles for personalized cancer care. 

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Allergies, Asthma & Eczema: Pediatric Treatment of the Atopic Triad

Posted by on Mon, May 08, 2023

One of the first health concerns that brings new mothers into the office is eczema, also known as atopic dermatitis. They typically try applying over-the-counter products including lotions, coconut oil, steroid cream, or some combination thereof, but often the scaly red skin induces panic that brings them in the door when all other efforts are exhausted. This can be a blessing in disguise because it often prompts the doctor to test for food allergies, environmental allergies, and infections that are common precipitating factors in eczema.

Why is the Skin Reacting? 

The clear tangible benefit to investigating these things further is that eliminating allergic triggers, clearing up infections, healing the gut, and desensitizing the body to the allergies produces a noticeable change in the outward appearance of the skin. A less obvious, but important, effect is that this provides the patient with added protection against more than multiple types of asthma and reduces the risk of allergic rhinitis and other allergy symptoms in the future.

Skin inflammation can set off an internal inflammatory cascade that can perpetuate further skin conditions and lead to several inflammation-based illnesses later in life.1, 2 

Pathophysiology of Atopic Triad in Children 

Asthma, eczema, and allergies have very similar triggers and immune reactions.

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Spring! Time to Detox and Restore Balance to the Body

Posted by on Mon, Apr 17, 2023

Winter is over! Transitioning from winter to spring is good news for the body. Seasonal changes can have many effects on us. Following the rhythm of the seasons our body has specific needs, and we should listen!

In winter, we want to be inside, stay warm and eat heavier, comforting foods. Changes in temperature, metabolism, sunlight exposure, and many other body processes occur in the long winter months. During the cold season we were exposed to less sunlight which is needed for serotonin and vitamin D production. Inadequate vitamin D and serotonin levels make us more susceptible to mild states of anxiety and low mood.  

Unfortunately, the mechanism for detoxification (which is happening in the liver) is slow during the winter time as well.  Toxin accumulation happens through the food that we eat, the air that we breathe, and medications. Some toxins stay in the body longer and can lead to chronic diseases. Many cases of fatigue, brain fog, and mood disorders are associated with an excess amount of toxins.   

Detoxification is Natural in Spring  

Spring is the time that the body is more active and ready to get rid of toxins.

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Tags: holistic nutrition, detoxification