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Naturopathic Physicians discuss the Healing Crisis

Have you attempted to improve your health, but felt worse from trying? This can be caused by a “healing crisis”, and it often occurs when improvement in one part of the body causes problems in another part. Learn more about a healing crisis, and how our naturopathic doctors can help you overcome the unpleasant symptoms of a healing crisis.

Holistic Medicine FAQ: “Why a 1-2 Hour First Visit?”

Why do Naturopathic Doctors Spend Between One and Two Hours with Patients in an Appointment? Printable Handout You may have noticed that it takes longer than ever to schedule a first appointment with a new health care provider. You’ve also likely spent more time in the waiting room than face-to-face with your physician. In the United States, consultation time…

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How Does a Low Carbohydrate Diet Help Diabetics?

Diabetes is a disease involving a dysfunction of sugar/carbohydrate metabolism, i.e. the body can’t process sugars/carbs in a “normal” way.  The cause of the dysfunction differs depending on what type of diabetes it is (Type 1, Type 2, etc.), but the resulting high blood sugar and inability for the cells to utilize glucose efficiently is…

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Collaborative Natural Medicine for Motor Vehicle Accidents

When the impact of a car accident hits, we absorb it like a punching bag. Our muscles clench as the tremendous energy of the crash is transferred into our bodies. The trauma of that force becomes lodged in the memory of our muscles as well as our nervous system, leaving a record that can last…