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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January 23, 2017

You and Your Hormones, Part One: The Basics

My father notoriously used to ask my mother every time she was angry with him if she was about to start her period. It’s a classic stereotype, right? Women are hormonal, changeable, and unreliable. My parents later divorced and his dismissal of her emotions may well have rightly been one of the reasons. We women…

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October 17, 2016

Can Failure Serve Us?

I think one of the most challenging aspects of practicing integrative care is to know when to manage symptoms, to really go after the cause, to do a combination of both, or to know that it’s time to refer someone to another practitioner. Not every patient is a good fit for me and I am…

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October 5, 2015

Nothing in Medicine is Black and White

Something has been irritating me lately. I sell and prescribe supplements for the majority of my treatment protocols with my patients in primary care. I have been doing this for over ten years and I intend to continue doing so as long as I am a practicing physician. Here is what irks me: hearing people…

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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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February 12, 2014

A Practical Guide to Probiotics

Confused by the thought of buying or using probiotics? Having trouble separating fact from fiction? Check out Dr. Bethany Glynn’s guest blog post for a Practical Guide to Probiotics!  

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January 15, 2014

Wanna do a detox?

The new year is a time to reevaluate and change our priorities if necessary. For this reason, we are offering a detox class this Monday January 20th at 6:30pm at our store. Check out this blog post by Dr. Bethany Glynn for more information on detoxing, liver health, helpful links and videos, and class details….

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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. 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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