allergies

8 Ways To Naturally Defeat Spring Allergies

  What is the number one health reason that patients dread spring? Seasonal allergies, hands down.   For many folks, the first thing that comes to their mind during spring isn’t pedicures and bare feet, picking fresh strawberries and blueberries, gardening and sunshine… …it’s allergies: puffy eyes, sneezing attacks, runny noses and difficulty breathing. Well that stinks. But I’ve got your back! Because I don’t want you to drug up on antihistamines and watch your lovely spring season go by in a blur of grogginess. (And, did you know that long-term antihistamine use isn’t that great for you anyway? It’s …

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Pets Decrease Asthma Risk

  Since Mother’s Day was yesterday, today let’s talk about an important medical study that parents need to be aware of. You’ve probably heard that exposure to dirt in childhood is an essential part of boosting immunity and decreasing future allergies… …but did you know the same is true for animals?   It’s true. Early exposure to dogs and farm animals (during the first year of life) statistically significantly decreased the development of asthma in children 5+ years later. Published on November 2, 2015 in JAMA Pediatrics, researchers found that exposure to animals decreases future development of asthma, a very …

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7 Essential Tips To Make Spring Allergies Disappear!

Spring is my favorite season.   And today is the first day of spring, so I’ve got a list of lots of great things you can do to optimize your health during this time of renewal and awakening! For many folks the first thing that comes to their mind during spring isn’t beaches and bare feet and picking fresh strawberries and bumble bees and gardening and sunshine… …it’s allergies. Well that stinks. But I’ve got your back! Because I don’t want you to drug up on antihistamines and watch your lovely spring season go by in a blur of grogginess. …

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Spring Checklist: Feel Completely Renewed Inside And Out

Spring is my favorite season.   And I’ve got a list for you today of lots of great things you can do to optimize your health during this time of renewal and awakening!   1. Start Spring with a Spring Detox   I start every spring taking 5 days to renew my health from the inside out, releasing old toxins, resetting my pH from the heavy winter foods, mobilizing my energy, releasing winter weight accumulation and flushing in a whole new level of health and possibility.   I’ve written out exactly what I do and how I do it… No, …

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It’s Spring! Organic Gardening Tips, Holistic Seasonal Allergy Advice and more…

One of my most popular blog posts is not a review of the medical literature or an intuitive take on chakra work… it’s my tutorial on how to grow seedlings in recycled containers (it’s one of my most re-pinned articles on Pinterest!)   So, in honor of the beautiful spring weather that is upon us and thoughts of a summer full of gardening, I wanted to share this tutorial with you again today… …along with a round up of my 10 favorite gardening resources/tips I’ve blogged about over the years.   Enjoy!!!! Organic Gardening Round-Up: Using recycled materials to grow …

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Why Would A Physician Work With Chakras?

There are lots of ways to invite well being and healing into your body. When I work with patients in private consultations I offer many different solutions that work with that patient’s specific situation… everything from helping a patient choose the conventional medical approach that will heal them the fastest, to organic supplements to body work to biofeedback to journaling to yoga to earthing to guidance through career changes and relationship upheavals to fresh ideas that introduce fun and meaning in their current daily routine. But the one thing I always touch on, in one way or another, is chakra …

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Tylenol Found to Worsen Asthma

Here is one of my newer works of art… a mixed media collage I created out of my old medical school anatomy book. I call it A New Rx and after you read this post today, I think you’ll be agreeing it’s time for a change in plans. Man. I do greatly prefer revealing the positive side of holistic and natural healthcare and focusing on the good news to be found among the medical literature. But occasionally I come across something that I really want my peeps to KNOW and I want to be sure the this information gets out …

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