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  • Posted By:

    Ryan Phillips

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    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

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    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...
  • Posted By:

    Steve Parcell

  • Category:

    Naturopathic Medicine

When it comes to cholesterol, it is helpful to know that “lipids” is the medical term for your HDL, LDL, VLDL, non HDL, and triglycerides. [1] Though simplistic, LDL is referred to as the bad cholesterol and HDL the good cholesterol. The reason for this is that cells have a receptor for LDL that allows the cholesterol particles to go in and HDL has receptor that pulls cholesterol away. This is called reverse cholesterol transport and it is im...
  • Posted By:

    Steve Parcell

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    Preventive Cardio

Many of us involved in extending life span and preventing disease are very excited about rapamycin right now. This is because low-dose rapamycin can slow, or even reverse aging. It is the best thing we have to date when it comes to extending life span. There is considerable research in motion on rapamycin and its role in human disease. I am particularly interested in its role in cardiovascular prevention, especially in reversing arterial disease ...