Posts tagged #naturopathic doctor

Metabolic Syndrome

Metabolic Syndrome is an umbrella term that includes diabetes, hypertension, obesity and hyperlipidemia. Many of these diseases occur in conjunction with each other as each organ system has to rely on another organ system to function. For example, a diet high in fried fatty and refined sugars and low in antioxidant foods such as fruits and vegetables causes a predisposition to development of hyperlipidemia. Hyperlipidemia and low antioxidants will inevitably cause plaque buildup on the walls of the arteries which causes high blood pressure. A diet high in fatty foods and refined sugars simultaneously will cause diabetes and increased weight gain leading to obesity.

            Reduce your risk of metabolic syndrome by increasing the amounts of fruits, vegetables, good oils such as olive and sesame, adding exercise to your daily routine and increasing overall water intake. Many people unknowingly suffer from Metabolic Syndrome, if you suffer from an ailment under the umbrella pictured above, be sure to consult with your Naturopathic physician for treatment options. The diseases of metabolic syndrome can all be reversed with Naturopathic medicine however consult with your Naturopathic doctor before you make any serious changes to your current lifestyle and current medications you are taking. Good health and longevity starts with you! Begin now…!

Posted on May 28, 2015 .

Naturopathic Medicine 101: The Foundations

Naturopathic Medicine, or Naturopathy, is a practice of preventing, assessing and treating conditions of the human body and mind. By integrating conventional health sciences with a range of natural therapies and traditional medicines, Naturopathy treats the patient's mental, emotional and physical states for a lasting effect. The foundation of Naturopathy is the philosophy of the "healing power of nature". This means that the body has its own healing energy within and with the help of naturopathic treatment, the body can repair itself and recover from illness if it is in a healthy and supportive environment. Medical Doctors, being human beings too, also must rely on this.

The Role of the Naturopathic Doctor.

   A naturopath aims to educate, empower and motivate the patient to assume more personal responsibility for his or her health by adopting a healthy attitude, lifestyle and diet. They do not simply treat the manifestation of a disease and its effects but rather search for THE CAUSE and treat it, rather than the effect. Prevention of disease is accomplished through naturopathic education which builds a lifestyle that supports health and well-being, in both the short & long term.

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How can I heat up my love life while trying to get pregnant?

Having difficulties conceiving can surround your sex life with a significant amount of stress and pressure. Infertility can be physically and emotionally draining, and takes its toll on any relationship. Active intimacy and sex in a couple is important to strengthen your bond and keep that spark alive! Here are some tips for the bedroom

Posted on December 17, 2014 .