Arsenic in Rice

Arsenic in Rice

It’s been a few years since it became known that rice and rice products that are sold in stores, and likely the rice you eat, has deleterious levels of arsenic in them. The inorganic form (chemistry term; not meaning the use of pesticides) of arsenic is a known carcinogen. Stay tuned into this issue as … Read more

Abraham Lincoln- a Homeopathic Enthusiast

Abraham Lincoln- a Homeopathic Enthusiast

Dana Ullman, owner of Homeopathic Education Services, is a prolific writer on the homeopathic subject.  His latest article in the December 23, 2012 edition of the Huffington Post titled “Lincoln and his Team of Homeopaths” is another timely look at past accomplishes of homeopathy.  The 1800’s were a high time in homeopathy.  It had numerous … Read more

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Chocolopolis: The Best Chocolate Shop in Seattle

Chocolopolis: The Best Chocolate Shop in Seattle

It should go without mentioning that dark chocolate has great health benefits.  The buzz has circulated and recirculated enough for it to have reached almost every household (at least in Seattle).  Since the 2003 Nature article in which Mauro Serafini, PhD, from the National Institute for Food and Nutrition Research in Rome, wrote about his research showing the … Read more

Beneficial Organisms in Unforeseen Places

Beneficial Organisms in Unforeseen Places

This blog post is not for the squeamish.  Although if you’re one to get squeamish, looking at the balance of your gut flora may be in order.  Abdominal complaints are far and wide in my patient population; and, I venture to say that nearly 100% of people in the United States have issues with the balance … Read more

Simple Measures for Insomnia

Many people have trouble falling asleep or staying asleep the whole night.  If this is you, have a medical exam to make sure there’s no medical reason for it.  Coming to see me, you can expect that I balance your body’s systems (including the nervous system which is responsible for many sleepless nights… but not … Read more

Obesity- An Inflammation and Hormonal Problem

Obesity- An Inflammation and Hormonal Problem

Have you met people who eat well and exercise sufficiently but still aren’t as fit as they should be?  Perhaps you struggle with this difficulty.  A new topic in obesity research is inflammation.  Inflammation has received worthwhile attention in the last 5 years as a major contributing factor in the early stages of many illnesses, … Read more

Cold Water Dips for Vitality

Cold Water Dips for Vitality

Thanks to naturopaths, like Sussanna Czeranko, who remind us of our naturopathic roots, such as the Nature Cure practitioners of Benedict Lust and Sebastian Kneipp of the early 1900’s.  She wrote an encouraging, yet provocative, article called “The Hardening of Our Children” in the 2011 Volume 7 Issue 9 edition of the NDNR journal.  This blog … Read more

Canker Sores

Canker Sores

People often have white, painful ulcers in the mouth and on the tongue, which can be a troubling nuisance, making eating and drinking uncomfortable.  Canker sores, or apthous ulcers which they are referred to by the medical community, aren’t the same thing as cold sores or herpes.  Cold sores are caused by a virus that’s spread … Read more

Light Therapy for Acne

Light Therapy for Acne

Eliminating acne in a non-toxic way requires treating a person from inside and out.  While it’s important to understand the mechanisms predisposing a person to acne and treating this predisposition, light therapy can also be a non-toxic adjunct to help.  The MayoClinic, in this article http://www.mayoclinic.com/health/acne-treatments/SN00038, goes through the various light and laser treatments that … Read more

Reputable Supplement Brands

Reputable Supplement Brands

I’m attaching this commentary from Thorne Research, a highly reputable supplement company, regarding Dateline NBC’s recent show exposing unethical lab practices in some nutritional supplement companies.  While Thorne products aren’t typically sold over the counter, you can find them at Rainbow Natural Remedies on Capitol Hill in Seattle.  What this commentary makes clear is the importance of buying supplements … Read more