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Dry Lips Treatment

This week’s question is about dry lips. Dry cracked lips can be very frustrating and painful. Here is a list of helpful treatments to hydrate your lips. 1) Avoid licking your lips. The saliva from your tongue will make your lips feel temporarily better by adding moisture but it quickly evaporates leaving your lips even …

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Why Naturopathic Medicine is Necessary in the 21st Century

I would like to thank the Michigan Association of Healthcare Auditors (MAHA) for reaching out to the Michigan Association of Naturopathic Physicians and requesting someone speak to their group. Friday March 20, 2015 I presented a talk titled: Complex vs Complicated Medicine Why Naturopathic Medicine is Necessary in the 21st Century. They were very welcoming, …

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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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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 tetrahydrofolatereductase (MTHFR) polymorphisms. MTHFR along with some other enzymesin your body are responsible for transferring carbons. Carbons are necessaryfor building everything in your body from DNA and neurotransmitters toproteins, fats, and …

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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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