Category: Wellness

medical cannabis
May 2 2022

Pioneering a new, individualized approach to medical cannabis treatment

Wellness  •  By Michael Scott, ND, MSA

We talked with Dr. Ben Caplan, one of the foremost doctors in the new field of cannabis medicine. A licensed, board-certified Doctor of Family Medicine, Dr. Caplan received his medical degree at Tufts University School of Medicine and completed his residency in Family Medicine at the Boston Medical Center. For the past two decades, he... Read More

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menopause
Mar 17 2022

How functional medicine can help ease the experience of menopause

Wellness  •  By Michael Scott, ND, MSA

We talked with Esther Blum, an integrative dietitian and high performance coach, about the important role of nutrition, exercise, stress management, and sleep for women experiencing perimenopause and menopause. In addition to working with patients, she is the author of four bestselling books. Her fifth book, on menopause, is currently in the works and will... Read More

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resiliency
Jan 25 2022

How to build resiliency and support better physical and mental wellbeing

Wellness  •  By Michael Scott, ND, MSA

We talked with Julie Wald, Founder and Chief Wellness Officer at Golden (formerly Namaste Wellness) about the role of resiliency in health and wellbeing. The company’s new name was inspired in part by the Japanese practice of Kintsugi, repairing and strengthening broken household items with gold. Ms. Wald has been a wellness practitioner for over... Read More

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Lifestyle medicine
Dec 14 2021

Could lifestyle medicine help you be healthier?

Wellness  •  By Miles Varn, MD

You know what a healthy lifestyle looks like—healthy food choices, regular activity, and avoiding health harming habits like smoking, excess alcohol, and substance use disorder. What you might not know is that there are physicians and other healthcare providers who focus on preventing and treating health problems by using evidence-based therapeutic lifestyle interventions to prevent... Read More

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seasonal affective disorder
Dec 7 2021

Managing seasonal affective disorder as pandemic stress continues

Wellness  •  By Miles Varn, MD

The continuing COVID-19 pandemic has increased the number of people worldwide who are experiencing symptoms of depression and anxiety. As we enter a second winter of living with the pandemic and its stresses, many people will be working to manage not only feelings of sadness, worry, and burnout related to the pandemic, but also the... Read More

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mental health provider
Nov 30 2021

Signs you may need to find a new mental health provider

Wellness  •  By Miles Varn, MD

In 2020, 24.3 million adults in the U.S. received care from a mental health provider. If you’re currently seeing a mental health specialist, it’s wise to occasionally take stock and check to see if you’re benefitting from your treatment and your mental health provider is still a good fit. Over time, your needs may change,... Read More

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doctor retiring
Nov 16 2021

Is your doctor retiring? These strategies can help you find a new one.

Wellness  •  By Miles Varn, MD

The stress and trauma experienced by many healthcare providers during the COVID-19 pandemic has added to an issue that was already on the radar—a looming shortage of both primary care physicians and specialists. Many doctors are choosing to retire early and others are choosing to leave medicine because of burnout or mental health issues caused... Read More

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registered dietitian
Nov 9 2021

How working with a registered dietitian can help during cancer treatment

Wellness  •  By Michael Scott, ND, MSA

Nutrition can make a positive difference in the wellbeing of people who are undergoing cancer treatment. We talked with Ginger Hultin, MS, RDN, clinical dietitian and owner of the virtual private practices, Champagne Nutrition® and Seattle Cancer Nutritionist, to find out more about this topic. In addition to her work with patients, Ms. Hultin serves... Read More

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vaccinated
Nov 2 2021

How to ask family and friends if they’re vaccinated before holiday gatherings

Wellness  •  By Miles Varn, MD

As the winter holidays approach, people are hoping to make up for the togetherness they missed during last year’s holiday season because of the pandemic. Much has changed since last year’s holidays and even since COVID-19 vaccines first became available last winter: Vaccines: Everyone 12 and older has been eligible to be vaccinated for some... Read More

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medical cannabis
Oct 12 2021

Medical cannabis 101: A discussion with Dr. Caroline MacCallum

Wellness  •  By Michael Scott, ND, MSA

Medical cannabis has been legalized in all but 14 states in the U.S. and its use for treating a range of conditions is a growing topic of conversation in the medical community. We talked with Caroline MacCallum, MD, a specialist in internal medicine, with expertise in complex pain and cannabinoid medicine. Dr. MacCallum is the... Read More

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