Category Archives: Alternative Medicine

Reducing the need for NSAIDS and Anti-inflammatory drugs

Hydration – Drink ½ your weight in ounces of water.  Limit coffee/tea as they are a diuretic.  Alcohol is always a proinflammatory and will generally make symptoms worse. Rest, Ice, Compression, Elevation (RICE) after particularly strenuous activities will often lessen medication needed. The most important prevention of inflammation is to follow an anti-inflammatory diet.  Some…

Support for Energy during Perimenopause

The following was my response to a question about increasing energy and motivation for an athletic 52 year old female published in The Bulletin. Ruling out internal causes such as deficiencies is first.  As usual, diet and life situation should be evaluated.  Iron, thyroid levels, and other nutrient deficiencies such as Vit D can be…

Breast Cancer Prevention Starting at Puberty

Paleo diets are a big deal right now.  Overall, I see that having a diet high in protein and low in carbohydrates helps my patients lose weight, think clearer and feel better.  My only word of caution is to take care with eating too much saturated fats from meat on a daily basis. A new study from the…

Benefits of Green Tea Intake – New and Old

A recent study found that utilizing green tea in high amounts daily or in a supplement form significantly reduced bad cholesterol (LDL) levels and help stabilize blood sugars.  Interestingly, the study was originally set up to see if green tea supplementation would have any effect on circulating hormone levels in post-menopausal women, which it did…

Top 5 reasons to take probiotics

Probiotics are live organisms, specifically bacteria and yeast that allow for appropriate digestion, immune function and gut protection.  When antibiotics are prescribed and taken all of the useful organisms are wiped out along with the ones we are trying to get rid of.  It can take up to 18 months to fully repopulate the gut…

Lowering Cholesterol To Healthy Levels Naturally

Cholesterol is an important component of our body.  It is found in every single cell membrane in the body.   It also surrounds every nerve and is used to make vital hormones.  A very high percentage of people that are seeing me for the first time have elevated cholesterol.  Cholesterol levels get a main-stage focus of…

Natural Seasonal Allergy Prevention in Central Oregon

The best way to avoid allergies this year is to START EARLY.  Now through early June is the best time frame for action. There is not much you can do to avoid your environment unless you choose to move away for the season.  So, what you need to focus on are the things you can…