Exploring A Whole Foods, Plant-Based Diet

A Whole Foods, Plant-based Diet is a diet that consists of unrefined and unprocessed plant-based food. The main food groups of a whole foods plant-based diet are: Vegetables (including roots), Fruits, Legumes, Grains, Nuts/Seeds, Spices and Superfoods. Click to learn more about implementing a better diet!

The Mind-Body Connection and How To Make It Better

The brain is not the mind – Whether this is a new concept for you, or whether you already knew this, it is something that is important to reflect upon when talking about the impact that mental health has on physical health, and the other way around.

The Importance of Vitamin-R (Recreation)

When people think about health, most people tend to think about physical intactness. No broken bones? No abnormal swelling? No abnormal lab values? Well then, that is a healthy person, right? Well, did you know that the world “HEALTH” comes from the word WHOLE?

The Value of Water

Where there is life, there is water Adages like these are made popular not only because we repeat them over time, but because they contain profound wisdom that often withstands the test of time.

Question and Answers On The Philosophy of Naturopathic Medicine

Health is our natural and innate state because we are self-healing creatures that have adapted and selected traits to thrive in our environments. A fish is biologically designed to not only live in the ocean, but it is designed to thrive in the ocean.

Diving Deeper Into Naturopathic Medicine

For most of your life, you probably have visited a doctor and thought your doctor practices medicine the same as other doctors. While this is true for the most part, physicians have different philosophies that they follow. These philosophies determine how they approach health.

The Basics of 5-HTP

5-hydroxy-tryptophan (5-HTP) is a supplement that can be purchased in most stores that sell vitamins and nutrients, but the question is should you use it? 5-HTP is a precursor to the formation of Serotonin. It is derived from the break down of an amino acid called Tryptophan. This may sound like boring biochemistry, but knowing this will help better understand why 5-HTP may be an option for you.

All About Ashwagandha

You may have heard about this herb as an “adaptogen” that can be used to minimize stress. Well, what you heard is true! Ashwagandha is a popular adaptogen that can help the nervous system respond better to stress. Before we go any further, you may be asking ‘what is an adaptogen?

A New Approach to Pneumonia Treatment with Antibiotics

Pneumonia is an infection in the lungs. It can be caused by a variety of different pathogens, but pneumonia most commonly occurs as a complication from influenza or other viral respiratory infections. Antibiotics are often used to treat pneumonia, and urgent care may be necessary if the pneumonia symptoms are severe.