Supplements

How to Buy a Quality (and Safe) Supplement

How to Buy a Quality (and Safe) Supplement

After finding out last week that Nestle purchased 3 previously reputable supplement companies (Seroyal, Pure Encapsulations, and Douglas Labs), I thought it would be great to publish this older article from a colleague discussing the factors she (and I) consider when recommending a particular company or supplement. Remember that supplements are not regulated by the FDA, which means the claims on the bottle have not been verified by any authorities or regulators. Also, most manufacturing companies don't produce the raw material they include in their product. So, if they aren't testing to...

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6 Ways Naturopathic Medicine Can Help You Boost Fertility Naturally

6 Ways Naturopathic Medicine Can Help You Boost Fertility Naturally

For individuals and heterosexual couples who have had the misfortune of being labeled as “infertile,” or for those struggling with getting pregnant, naturopathic medicine has a lot to offer. Let’s discuss natural ways to boost fertility and 6 key points on how naturopathic medicine helps with infertility. Conventional medicine offers the gold standard in diagnostics, but the only treatment offered by conventional docs is typically uses expensive drugs and surgical procedures to aide in conception. In Los Angeles one round of IVF (in-vitro fertilization) is likely to cost a couple $24,000,...

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8 Steps to Prevent Cancer

8 Steps to Prevent Cancer

One recent study concluded that 90-95% of all cancers are attributed to lifestyle. Yes, 90-95%! Pretty shocking number, huh? That means that only 5-10% of cancers are due to what we’ll call “faulty genes,” or something that is beyond your control. This means that each of us has an incredible opportunity to prevent our cancer risk.Below are 8 simple steps you can take to reduce your risk for cancer….   #1. Eat 3-5 servings of vegetables a day. Vegetables, more than any other type of food, contain high levels of the nutrients that inhibit cell damage and mutations that can lead to...

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Weighing in on Multi-Vitamins

Weighing in on Multi-Vitamins

For decades, health care professionals have been recommending to their patients that they take a multi-vitamin to support their health. My clinical experience suggests that this recommendation is not true for everyone. This is for two reasons, (1) not all multi-vitamins are created equal, and therefore some are not worth the money spent, and (2) most vitamins and minerals are better absorbed as part of your diet rather then in a pill. This article will give you the guidelines to determine what, if any, multi-vitamin products are worth your time and money and how to assess if you need to...

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