Category: Integrative Medicine

exercise routine
Jun 4 2019

Strategies for wellness during and after cancer treatment

Disease Management, Integrative Medicine  •  By Miles Varn, MD

The number of people in the U.S. who are cancer survivors continues to grow as new treatments and early detection increase. The American Cancer Society projects that by 2026, there will be 20 million cancer survivors in this country. And while treatment has advanced in both the number of options available and effectiveness, there still... Read More

Apr 30 2019

The keys to wellness during and after cancer treatment

Integrative Medicine  •  By Miles Varn, MD

PinnacleCare talked with Dr. Lise Alschuler, ND, FABNO, a practitioner at Naturopathic Specialists, LLC in Scottsdale AZ, about steps people who have been diagnosed with cancer can take to achieve a higher level of wellness during and after cancer treatment. Dr. Alschuler is a naturopathic doctor with board certification in naturopathic oncology and has been... Read More

resiliency and heath
Apr 30 2015

How building resilience can improve your health

Integrative Medicine  •  By Michael Scott

We recently spoke with Sheva Carr, author, speaker and Doctor of Oriental Medicine, about the importance of becoming a resilient person to overcome the physical and psychological effects of stress. Ms. Carr is an expert HeartMath® trainer and coach, as well as founding CEO of Fyera! / Heart Ambassadors, and a delegate to the United Nations... Read More

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naturopathic treatments for insomnia
Mar 26 2015

Trouble sleeping? These naturopathic treatments may help.

Integrative Medicine  •  By Michael Scott

One of the cornerstones of good health is adequate sleep. But more than 30 percent of people suffer from insomnia and that number rises to 40 to 60 percent for people over 60. If you’re one of these people, there are lifestyle changes and naturopathic approaches that may help you get the sleep you need.... Read More

Spring Allergies
Mar 12 2015

Spring allergies? These naturopathic treatments can help

Integrative Medicine  •  By Michael Scott

It’s finally getting warmer and spring is on the way. While it’s great to be able to spend time enjoying the outdoors, for the more than 40 million Americans who have seasonal allergies, spring can mean the return of allergy symptoms. To help control the sneezing, congestion and itchy eyes, consider trying these naturopathic approaches... Read More

bacteria in intestines
Feb 3 2015

Can the bacteria in your intestines affect your health?

Integrative Medicine  •  By Michael Scott

In recent years, researchers have become increasingly interested in exploring the link between the more than 100 trillion bacteria that live on and in the human body, known as the human microbiome, and a variety of health issues. Several recent studies have found connections between the type and number of bacteria in the intestines and... Read More

best dietary supplements
Nov 6 2014

Are you buying the right dietary supplements?

Integrative Medicine  •  By Michael Scott

Fifty-six percent of adults in the U.S. make dietary supplements a part of their daily regimen for healthy living. Ideally, you’d be able to get all the nutrients you need from the food you eat. Unfortunately, the choice of foods available where you live and how much time you have to shop and prepare your... Read More

What supplements do you need
Oct 23 2014

Beyond vitamins and minerals – Do you know what supplements you need?

Integrative Medicine  •  By Michael Scott

Years ago, when you perused the drugstore shelves for vitamins and minerals, you probably came across what looked like alphabet soup. There were vitamins A, C, D, E and several types of vitamin B, in addition to minerals like iron and calcium. However, the more research scientists have performed through the years, the more we... Read More

Ineffective methods for coping with stress may lead to insomnia.
Jul 24 2014

Can’t sleep? Rethink how you cope with stress

Integrative Medicine  •  By Michael Scott

Studies show that 15 to 20 percent of adults struggle with short-term insomnia that lasts less than three months. Any deficits in sleep can cause a variety of health problems, and researchers have recently discovered one likely contributor to short-term insomnia: poor coping mechanisms for stress. It is not unusual to feel stressed by major changes... Read More

New approaches can help you manage seasonal allergies.
May 16 2014

Got allergies? Try these new approaches for allergy relief

Integrative Medicine  •  By Miles Varn

With spring well underway and summer around the corner, people with hay fever may feel desperate for relief, and their numbers continue to grow. Experts from the American College of Allergy, Asthma & Immunology (ACAAI) estimated that about 50 million people live with hay fever, which are also known as nasal allergies or allergic rhinitis. Nearly 30... Read More