Men! Go To the Damn Doctor!

Men! Go To the Damn Doctor!

After 36 years practicing as a licensed naturopathic doctor (ND), all I can say is, MEN! What’s the deal? I am not seeing you in my clinic nearly as much as I see women. I am not getting you in here for your annual exams. I am not having the chance to help you avoid...

Allergies are Ruining My Life!

Allergies are Ruining My Life!

We have more and more patients in our practice who are suffering with seasonal allergies for longer and longer periods of time. It’s hard to know if global warming is impacting this or if the general state of people’s immune systems is getting more and more out of...

Emerging Well from COVID-19. Build Back Better

Emerging Well from COVID-19. Build Back Better

There are so many ways that COVID-19 made and is still making us sick. For those who did not start out healthy when the pandemic caught us all by surprise, now is the time to adopt life-long habits that lead to better health. To borrow a line from the current...

Hypertension Drugs Recalled Due to Possible Carcinogenic Contaminant

Hypertension Drugs Recalled Due to Possible Carcinogenic Contaminant

This week Pfizer Inc. recalled a blood pressure drug when elevated levels of nitrosamine, a potential carcinogen, was found in some of its products. Several lots of Accuretic, Quinapril and Hydrochlorothiazide tablets were found to be impure. While nitrosamines are...

Food Matters: Mental Health and Our Kids

Food Matters: Mental Health and Our Kids

As a doctor who likes to keep up on research, I am sometimes struck by the kinds of things we are studying. Before naturopathic medical school, I had a paid internship in a research lab. My job was in part, to walk pregnant pygmy goats on a treadmill, I kid you not,...

How Ballroom Dance Makes Me a Better Doctor

How Ballroom Dance Makes Me a Better Doctor

I have a lower resting heart rate, better endurance and more flexibility. My balance is improved as has my overall feeling of wellbeing. There is a way that learning something entirely new spills over and has me energized and excited about other parts of my life.