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7 Tips to Avoid Stress During the Holidays!

The holiday season can be a stressful and exciting time for many people. Crowded shopping malls, draining your bank account, frequent chats with your in-laws, and back-to-back parties that would ruin any diet may have you feeling not so wonderful at this most wonderful time of the year!

Here we talk about how to navigate the holidays successfully with our 7 tips to help you avoid stress during the holidays.


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Naturopathic Approaches to Urology 2nd Ed. Is Released

Dr. Eric Yarnell has finally published his much anticipated textbook, Natural Approach to Urology 2nd edition, by Wild Briliance Press. This is a substantial update of the 1st edition that took 16 years to write. Like his other textbook, Natural Approach to Gastroenterology, this is the definitive text of its kind in the field of natural medicine. Simply nothing else like it exists, helping health care providers and medical students of all kinds to understand and help patients with urinary tract problems from a naturopathic point of view.

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Can I Really Skip Getting Sick This Year?

It’s Cold and Flu Season!
Everyone around you at the office or your kid’s school are dropping like flies, and you may be wondering, “How do I skip getting sick this season?”  Prevention is always best! Getting 8+ hours of sleep per night, eating a healthy diet, and stopping the spread of germs by washing hands often are the basics of preventing the cold and flu. But did you know that there is more that you can do to help prevent yourself from getting sick and help shorten the length of time once you are sick?

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Common Medications Affect PSA

Several classes of common medications lower serum total prostate-specific antigen (PSA) levels according to a 2010 publication by Chang, et al. Statins, non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs), and thiazide diuretics, among the most commonly used drugs in the world, all significantly lowered tPSA in this analysis of 1,864 American men over the age of 40 years. Use of a thiazide and a statin together for 5 years led to a 36% reduction in tPSA levels.
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Dr. Miller answers all your questions about Custom Formulated IV Therapy

Q. What are the benefits of IV Therapy?

A. By giving your cells the nutrients they need to function properly, tissues can recover faster from injuries and workouts, energy and focus improve, and your immune system can fight off bacterial and viral infections more effectively. IV Therapy will help you to remain in peak mental and physical shape. Many people notice the beneficial effects immediately following an infusion.

Q. Why should I do this, when I can just take vitamins?

A. Taking supplements by mouth must be digested through the GI tract and then absorbed.  IV nutrients bypass the digestive tract and go directly in the blood, so you can absorb over 100 times the nutrition. This is especially important for anyone with a digestive tract disorder, because absorption may have been impaired for many years and so getting the nutrient status back up is almost only possible with IVs.

Medella Optimal Health's comfortable and relaxing IV Lounge.

Medella Optimal Health’s comfortable and relaxing IV Lounge.

Q. Who can benefit from IV treatments?

A. Everyone can benefit from IV treatments to help boost the immune system and energy. The most common conditions that can benefit from IVs are:

  • Fibromyalgia
  • Chronic pain
  • Chronic Fatigue
  • Chronic infections such as EBV, CMV, Lyme’s disease
  • Common colds and Flus
  • Allergies
  • Depression
  • Anxiety
  • Nutrient deficiencies caused by gastrointestinal diseases
  • Headaches

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IgA Nephropathy and Naturopathic Medicine

IgA nephropathy is a condition that is considered to be of unknown cause (“idiopathic” in medical terminology) that causes kidney damage. Over time, this condition can get worse and the kidneys can suffer varying degrees of damage (though some people get better even without treatment). The condition is common in North America, though much more common in the Mediterranean region and Asia.

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