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Integrative Medical Approach to Anxiety

Integrative Medical Approach to Anxiety

These are stressful times, or at least there are times when many patients feel ill-equipped to manage their stressors — whether it is the economy, jobs, inclement weather, their own health or the health of loved ones, or even the health of pets. Over time, these events

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Treating Chronic Kidney Disease

Treating Chronic Kidney Disease

The definition and classification of chronic kidney disease (CKD) guidelines were introduced by the National Kidney Foundation (NKF) Kidney Disease Outcomes Quality Initiative (KDOQI) in 2002, and were subsequently adopted with minor modifications by the international guideline group Kidney Disease Improving Global Outcomes (KDIGO) in 2004. Treating

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The Forgotten Therapeutic Applications of Castor Oil

The Forgotten Therapeutic Applications of Castor Oil

This ancient remedy is explored by Dr Todd Born ND, in terms of its clinical application and the slowly expanding body of published data on its effects on human physiology and biology. For many centuries folk lore medicine has recommended the use of castor oil, either orally

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Breaking the Cycle of Chronic Pain

Breaking the Cycle of Chronic Pain

Pain is considered chronic when it lasts for weeks, months, and even years. Etiologies include trauma and conditions such as arthritis, cancer, infection, degenerative disc disease, and neuropathies. Common complaints are headaches, low back pain, arthritis, and neurogenic pain (pain that results from damaged central nervous system

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Naturopathic Treatment Strategies for Depression

Naturopathic Treatment Strategies for Depression

Depression is the leading cause of disability worldwide. According the World Health Organization (WHO), depression affects about 121 million people. Untreated depression can lead to suicide, and the WHO estimates that 850,000 people worldwide commit suicide every year. Their estimates project that depression will rise to second

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Anxiety: How Homeopathy Can Help

Anxiety: How Homeopathy Can Help

Anxiety can present in many different ways and forms. The “Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders” (DSM-IV), published by the American Psychiatric Association, discusses the various conditions within the anxiety spectrum ad nauseam and is beyond the scope of this article. It describes this spectrum anywhere

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Allergies, Learn How to Be Symptom Free

Allergies, Learn How to Be Symptom Free

Allergies appear in many forms:  food, environmental, pets, chemicals, lotions, potions, medications, even natural substances.  You may have noticed that you suddenly have allergies you never had before.  I have had countless patients say to me, “Doc, I don’t know, but my allergies seem to get worse every year,

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