Alternative Medicine

Alternative Medicine

  • Meditation & Depression
    Alternative Medicine,  Depression,  Healthy Living

    Meditation and Depression

    Depression is a huge problem all around the world, so today I want to explore meditation and depression. More than 264 million people globally suffer some form of depression according to the World Health Organization (WHO), 2020 In 2015, about 16.1 million US adults had at least one major depressive episode in the past year 11% of adolescents have a depressive disorder by age 18 Women are 70% more likely than men to have depression and about 12 million women in the United States experience clinical depression each year Depression is the leading cause of disability in the world (WHO, 2020) Depression is a mental health diagnosis where certain symptoms…

  • What is Naturopathy
    Alternative Medicine

    What Is Naturopathy

    What Is Naturopathy Exploring alternative medicine is a focal point for many of us today.  There are different practices and disciplines, so I thought it would be helpful to explore a few of them over the next few weeks.  I thought we’d begin with a discussion of naturopathy. Treating your body and enhancing your health naturally is an important goal for many of us. Naturopathy offers many options for natural remedies and preventative care that can be alternatives to conventional medicine. If you have ever wondered just what naturopathy is or what it includes, here is a little information about it. Naturopathy, also known as naturopathic medicine, is a system…

  • Alternative Medicine,  Healthy Living

    Allopathic or Functional Medicine. Which is right for you?

    Allopathic or Functional? Allopathic or Functional?  Did you know there are two basic schools of thought when it comes to our medical care? The definition of each and how we are treated by the practitioners of each school when we have a health issue is important for us to understand. Our typical health care system is based on allopathic medicine. Allopathic medicine is defined as, “a system of medical practice that aims to combat disease by use of remedies (as drugs or surgery) producing effects different from or incompatible with those produced by the disease being treated”. I frankly think of it as sickness care more than I think of…

  • Alternative Medicine,  Clean Eating

    Prebiotics for Gut Health…Do you need them to feel better?

    Prebiotics for Gut Health Sometimes there are things I would prefer to keep to myself…to keep private.  However, to be true to my commitment to you… to be transparent about health and to be of service to you in your quest for better health, sometimes I have to put myself out there.  This is one of those times, and it ends up being a discussion about prebiotics for gut health. Earlier this summer I had a bout with an intestinal bug for two or three days.  It left me in a state that was really beginning to frighten me.  My bouts of “intestinal distress” in the aftermath were sudden and…