What is a Naturopath?

“But what do you do?” That’s a question I get a lot, so I thought I’d let you know just what I do in case you’re wondering too. I’m a Naturopath, or nature doctor. ND’s like me never prescribe; we teach. We try to find the cause of a disease or health concern then teach […]

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Beating The Winter Blues

“The Winter Blues” are real, clinically called SAD or Seasonal Affective Disorder. It is especially prevalent here in West Michigan where we are covered with lake effect clouds from mid-December through March or later. Since there is a lot of clinical proof that a lack of vitamin D can cause mild depression in many people, […]

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A Very Paleo Holiday

The Paleo Diet, in short, is when we eat like our ancestors ate hundreds of years ago. So this diet is high in whole roasted meats and seafood, lots of vegetables, fruits in season, and a few whole grains. Everything is made from scratch using fresh ingredients, and little is wasted. Wait… do you know […]

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Better With Age

I am 50 years old. I am a woman and proud to be 50 years old. Driving in my car this morning I realized that I am more beautiful today than I was when I was half this age. I am happier than I was when I was 25. I am more confident, healthier, eat […]

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“Pop” Culture

One of the simplest things that we “Average Americans” can do to become healthier is stop drinking soda pop. Stop drinking regular soda pop, diet, sweetened iced teas, sweetened and flavored waters, and anything else in this category. I did it in 2003 and I have to admit that it was almost as hard to […]

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My Shopping List

Below is a shopping list that I have given my friends as a guide to healthy eating. It’s hard enough to look at every label, and produce doesn’t even come with labels! I hope you find this list makes your life a little easier and healthy: · Nuts, unsalted, un-roasted, best still in the shell. […]

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Be Sneaky

More and more people are asking me how they can eat better, and my stock answer is “learn how to cook!” They don’t generally like that answer, or else they give me one of those “deer in the headlights” looks. OK, then cook better. For instance, if you’re having hamburgers and baked beans, sauté an […]

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