May 25, 2017

A Worrier Can Become a Warrior.

  Anxiety and Blood Sugar   I see and treat many patients with anxiety and mood issues in my practice. One of the most common issues I encounter with my patients who have anxiety is that they tend to fall into a vicious pattern of letting their blood sugar fall too low, too often during…

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March 14, 2014

Is Naturopathic Medicine Nothing More than a Placebo Effect?

This morning I spoke to a group of physicians and dietitians at Swedish Hospital Issaquah, and I left in tears. I managed to save my tears for the car thank god, and with a few hours behind me to process I am now grateful that I am still sensitive enough to feel the meaning in…

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March 4, 2014

Allergic Or Intolerant?

I HAVE FOOD ALLERGIES! I hate to burst your bubble, but you probably don’t. I see so many patients who come through the door with a list of “food allergies.” These are often based on a person’s report of symptoms or past bloodwork from another naturopath or other practitioner. Regardless of the mechanism, I want…

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April 12, 2013

Take Acid!

TAKE ACID! I challenge anyone and everyone to take acid!! Hydrochloric acid, that is- read on for more information than you ever thought existed about this amazing stomach acid. I often find myself going through phases of using one particular form of treatment on many of the patients who come through the door. This is…

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March 18, 2013

Fat

Fat. Not good fats versus bad fats. Not artery-clogging fat. I’m talking about the shameful kind of fat- the kind on the outside. The kind many people don’t want, feel ashamed to not want, and go back and forth between the two. We feel badly about having it, and we feel badly that we can’t…

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November 7, 2012

The Paleo Diet: Modern Woman’s Idea of Hell on Earth?

It’s possible. It’s very possible. But it is also possible that this is as close as we might come to a perfect solution for a very broad variety of health issues. I have stated before- and I will always believe- that moderation in all things is the healthiest path for most of my patients. This…

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May 17, 2012

TAKE ACID!

I challenge anyone and everyone to take acid!! Hydrochloric acid, that is- read on for more information than you ever thought existed about this amazing stomach acid. I often find myself going through phases of using one particular form of treatment on many of the patients who come through the door. This is not because…

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July 11, 2011

Fascia May Be the Missing Piece For Your Lingering Injury

By Julia Lucas (Reposted here completely without permission) Tracey Nichols performs SOMA Therapy here at the clinic and is posting this article to share some important information regarding the role of connective tissue in injury, healing and healthy body mechanics… read on! As featured in the June 2011 issue of Running Times Magazine You’ve got…

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June 2, 2011

Menopausal Weight Gain: Is There a Solution?

We all know that weight can be lost- and many of us have experienced this personally. There is a time period in which our bodies respond eagerly to either an increase in caloric expenditure with vigorous exercise or a decrease in caloric intake. But research shows us that regardless of starting weight, our bodies adapt to…

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May 9, 2011

Seasonal Allergy Prevention. Treating the Adrenals Allergies (seasonal or other) are a result of an over-stimulated immune system. When exposed to an allergen, we tax our immune system, causing inflammation and manifesting as allergy symptoms. To control allergies we can either treat the symptoms or the cause. Antihistamines, for example, treat the symptoms, tamping down…

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