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  • Posted By:

    Steve Parcell

  • Category:

    Naturopathic Medicine

Niacin (vitamin B3) was one of the first drugs that was ever used to improve cholesterol levels. It was frequently used with good results before the introduction of statin medications. Now it is common for conventional medical doctors to tell patients to stop taking niacin and take statins instead. When Statins for High Cholesterol Are Patient Incompatible In 2019, Lipitor was the most prescribed drug in the United States and is still considere...
  • Posted By:

    Ryan Phillips

  • Category:

    Naturopathic Medicine

There has been a resurgence of interest in alternative, holistic, integrative, functional, and natural medicine in America. From Instagram to the Mayo Clinic, there has been a wave of popularity in unconventional approaches to health. But why and why now? What does it even mean for something to be holistic or natural? The current healthcare environment is vague, confusing, and overwhelming at times. To understand modern healthcare, it is importan...
  • Posted By:

    Ryan Phillips

  • Category:

    Naturopathic Medicine

What is biofeedback and how can it be used to treat mental and physical health conditions? To understand why biofeedback is so effective, it is important to assess the relationship between the mind and the body. Everyone has experienced the mind body connection. A certain smell can bring back a long-forgotten memory. A particular song can bring up old feelings. A favorite food can comfort the body. A beautiful view can calm the mind. A loved o...
  • Posted By:

    Ryan Phillips

  • Category:

    Sleep Hygiene

Every animal sleeps. From gnats to gorillas, sleep plays an essential role in the health and function of almost every creature. Even migrating birds will sleep mid-flight! Most people have experienced the benefits of good sleep and the costs of sleeplessness. Unfortunately, humans are the only species that have significant trouble sleeping. But what is it about being human, or specifically a modern human, that can make sleep so fickle and elusive...
  • Posted By:

    Denise Clark

  • Category:

    Gastroenterological Health

Small Intestinal Bacterial Overgrowth (SIBO) has been gaining acceptance as an underlying cause of gastro-intestinal symptoms like irritable bowel syndrome. This post goes into the misconceptions around SIBO, how the movement of food plays a part in SIBO, as well as the immune system, the vagus nerve, and food poisoning. What is SIBO? SIBO was first discovered in 1939 but rifaximin was not approved for its treatment until 2015. A landmark study...