Tag: Diet

Anti-Inflammatory Nutrition Strategies to Heal the Digestive Tract

It will come as no surprise that digestive disorders are among the most common issues I see in my practice.  This is because successful treatment of health issues such as IBS, Crohn’s Disease, Ulcerative Colitis and even constipation requires a holistic understanding of the GI tract.  In this area, possibly more so than in any […]

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Gluten-Free Diet: Fad or Necessity?

Naturopathic medicine is all about treating the cause of disease.  One of the fundamental determining factors as to what level of health or disease a person reaches is their daily nutrition choices.  This is a fact that is almost completely ignored in conventional medicine and hence why the healthcare system has gotten so expensive and […]

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The Gut-Brain Connection

As I sit in my living room looking out at the winter wonderland around me, I am reflecting on how the winter can occasionally give me a case of the melancholies. Living in Seattle, land of angsty grunge music and seasonal depression, gave me healthy appetite for sunshine….and a bit of a winter phobia. Though […]

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Healthy Comfort Foods for the Winter Months

Its that time of year again when I start wanting to put cheese on everything I eat. In general, people crave richer, more-calorie dense foods when the thermometer starts to drop. During the long Maine winter, our instincts are not unlike those of a hibernating bear: we spend more time indoors staying warm, we need more sleep and we […]

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