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Hormones and perimenopause: It's not in your head!

As I reviewed a hor­mone pan­el with a lovely woman this week, and then had a con­ver­sa­tion with someone else in the com­munity at lunch regard­ing her men­o­paus­al symp­toms, it hit me: Many women as they approach men­o­pause (peri-men­o­­pause)

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Mindfulness for Everyday Life: The Basics

Calling all begin­ning med­it­at­ors! This is a 4 week series intro­du­cing basic med­it­at­ors into dif­fer­ent philo­sophies of med­it­a­tion: Week 1: Basics of Meditation, the body scan + home­work Week 2: Mindful Awareness of Thought — a CBT approach to

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Ode to Summer Fruit

Juicy and deli­cious Dripping down my hand in your glory Taunting and call­ing me from your bas­ket Glistening with your sug­ar crys­tals A prom­ise of good health Shattered with a sug­ar crash ~A. Earls Thought for the

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What about an emotional 'cleanse'?

I hear the word ‘cleanse’ a lot as a natur­o­path­ic doc­tor, and hon­estly, it makes me cringe. Yes, it is true that heavy metals, para­sites, poor eat­ing habits, should be sup­por­ted in the body. Eating well and

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Searching for Inner Peace?

Three years ago I embarked on a jour­ney. Burned out from prac­tice and the emo­tion­al toll of run­ning my own busi­ness and being present for people when they are sick and stressed star­ted to have its effect

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5 things to do to help your thyroid

The thyroid. One of the more con­fus­ing glands I felt to under­stand when I was going through school­ing for natur­o­pathy; it is small but mighty, and when it’s not work­ing prop­erly, many things are not in their

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Plenty More

My hus­band and I were gif­ted a totally awe­some cook­book for Christmas, and I had to share it: Plenty More; a com­pletely veget­ari­an cook­book, by Yotam Ottolenghi. **Admission: I am not a veget­ari­an, and I am not get­ting kick­backs or pro­mo­tion for

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A truthful new year

When I sat down to write this first post of 2016, I had a pause. It took me a few days to think about what to say. I see fel­low col­leagues dis­cuss­ing cleanses or new exer­cise regimes for 2016, and

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Body-Mind Medicine

Preventing your 'crazy' this Christmas season—by saying NO

I had a won­der­ful con­ver­sa­tion yes­ter­day with a patient who act­ively prac­tices mind­ful­ness. We were laugh­ing that mind­ful­ness (a por­tion of med­it­a­tion prac­tice in Buddhism for many cen­tur­ies) is both a life-saver and incred­ibly dif­fi­cult. The dif­fi­culty arises when you

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