Overcoming the Holiday Excess: Liver Edition

The holiday season is in full swing, and the next few weeks will bring lots of opportunity for excess alcohol consumption and intoxication. Let’s face it, after the year we’ve had, I don’t think anyone would blame you, except possibly your liver!

Detoxification is for Everyone!

by Dr. Victoria Nguyen Spring is here! Commonly, spring is the signal of new beginnings as flowers start to bloom and spring cleaning is on people’s minds. Not only does spring cleaning evoke thoughts of clearing physical space but a lot of Naturopathic Doctors think about clearing the physical body. Cleanses and detox programs are … Continued

TCM Diet for Spring and a Detox Tea Recipe!

By Ko Ching Lu EAMP, LAC   Spring is the season, which we see trees blossom and rebirth of many living life. According to Chinese medicine, spring is the season associated with liver organ and belongs to the wood element.  It is a season to set new goals and to redirect life.  This is a … Continued

Put a Spring in your Health!

by Dr. Brooke Azie-Rentz   Spring is nature’s way of saying, ‘Let’s party!’ -Robin Williams              This year, this quote seems even more pertinent here in Washington.  After just breaking records for rainfall, the flowers and blossoms are bursting at every little shred of sunlight they can absorb and sprouts are crowding each other … Continued

UPPING YOUR GAME BY GETTING YOUR ZZZZ’s

By Dr. Rhea Abbott, ND           Imagine your doctor hands you a prescription for something that will enhance both your mental and physical performance. Did you picture a supplement that will give you more energy? Faster reflexes? Something to improve concentration? Bet you didn’t imagine the script said “get more sleep!” … Continued

Fat As Medicine

By Dr. Liat Engel   As we left off in our discussion from last month about good and bad fat – you are what you eat… what is the meaning behind this message? 20 years ago fat was considered the first thing to eliminate for better health or weight loss and would have been the … Continued

Good Fat v. Bad Fat: not all fats created equal

by Dr. Liat Engel   Too Fat, or not Too Fat? That is the question.  Well, not really.  The question is more likely: “what is the nature of your fats?”  In this article we will be reviewing both the bad fats, including what risks they pose, and how to avoid them, right alongside the good … Continued

Demystifying Detoxifications and Cleanses: What You Need To Know This Fall!

By Dr. Mohammad Shegeft   Detox. The understanding of what detoxification is and why you need to detox is not as easy as it seems.  First we need to go over some definitions.  1. Depuration; obsolete to promote the elimination of waste products from the body.  2. Detoxification; the metabolic process by which the toxic … Continued

Hypertension and Detoxification

by Dr. Alison Kerns, ND First, let’s clarify a difference in terminology between the term “detoxification” and another related concept, “depuration”. Detoxification is a metabolic process by which the toxic qualities of a poison or toxin are reduced by the body. However, depuration is the process of helping the body to remove these unwanted materials … Continued