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Overtraining: Too much of a good thing

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By DR. TRACY McALVANAH Mary was a mother of two who began a vigorous exercise program of weight lifting and running, one to two hours a day, six days a week. Not only did she fail to lose weight, she actually gained weight, and found herself battling fatigue, irritability, and constant colds and flus. As… Continue reading

What Supplements Should I Take?

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What supplements should you take to help you achieve optimal health? The only way to accurately answer this question is to first measure your body’s status of vitamins, minerals, amino acids, fatty acids and antioxidant levels. We offer nutritional profile testing that employs both a blood and a urine test to precisely identify specific areas… Continue reading

What is Naturopathic Medicine, Anyway…?

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Naturopathic medicine is a distinct primary health care profession, emphasizing prevention, treatment, and optimal health through the use of therapeutic methods and substances that encourage individuals’ inherent self-healing  process.  The practice of naturopathic medicine includes modern and traditional, scientific, and empirical methods. The following principles are the foundation of naturopathic medical practice: The Healing Power of Nature (Vis… Continue reading

Top Five Reasons You Are Fatigued!

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Fatigue can be common in people with medical conditions like low thyroid, anemia, fibromyalgia, mood disorders like depression and anxiety, and even in people who are otherwise “healthy”, as proclaimed by the medical doctors.  Despite how widespread it is, medical researchers still do not completely know what happens in the body to cause fatigue with… Continue reading

WHO ARE “THRIVERS” and how can YOU become one?

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The term “thrivers” refers to patients who are transitioning out of a conventional medical model of care, based on defining health as an absence of disease or symptoms, into a long-term mode of WELLNESS – care plans that can be challenging, yet are also life-altering. These patients are striving to enter “thriver mode” – a… Continue reading

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