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Alternative Treatments for an Irregular Heartbeat

I would like to thank Lynne for asking about natural treatments for atrial fibrillation (a-fib). A-fib is the most common form of irregular heartbeat. Its frequency increases with age especially after the age of 70. Patients usually complain of palpitations and fatigue which leads to testing and an eventual diagnosis. Unlike ventricular fibrillation atrial fibrillation …

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Treating Hypothyroidism Naturally

  Do you have Hypothyroidism or Hashimoto’s Thyroiditis? I receive a lot of phone calls from people suffering from hypothyroidism. They complain of weight gain, fatigue, and depression among other problems. The first question I ask is do you have antibodies against your thyroid? About half of the time people say yes and the other …

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Methylation Polymorphisms are more Complicated than MTHFR

(warning this is a very technical blog entry for those that are familiar with MTHFR) I love reading about the methylation cycle and methyl tetrahydrofolate reductase (MTHFR) polymorphisms. MTHFR along with some other enzymes in your body are responsible for transferring carbons. Carbons are necessary for building everything in your body from DNA and neurotransmitters …

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Holistic, Homeopathic, and Natural Doctors Oh My!

I am a naturopathic physician. Unfortunately the majority of people I meet have no idea what it means. I get responses like “So you’re a homeopath”, “So you don’t believe in drugs and do everything natural”, and my favorite response, “So you use marijuana to treat a lot of stuff”. It would be much easier …

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Integrative and Nutritional Approaches to Gastrointestinal Disorders

I had a great time at the Gastrointestinal Disorders conference at National University of Health Sciences. I was able to spend time with old classmates and faculty as well as learn some new and exciting ways to address the causes of patient’s symptoms. Above is a picture of one of earth’s most extreme environments but …

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Systemic Lupus Erythematosus Natural Treatments

How do you treat lupus naturally?

I am often asked this question and there is no single best answer. Looking at disease from a multifactorial standpoint requires a detailed history and some understanding of that individuals genes. This is essential because lupus can have many different causes. Once we have a working theory we can work on optimizing the patient’s detoxification …

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