Category: Wellness

heart rate variability
Sep 20 2022

How does heart rate variability affect your health?

Complementary & Integrative Medicine, Wellness  •  By Michael Scott, ND, MSA

If you wear a fitness tracker, you may have noticed a category you’re not familiar with—heart rate variability (HRV). We talked with Brad S. Lichtenstein, ND, BCB, BCB-HRV, a member of our Medical Advisory Board, naturopathic physician, and a former professor and clinical faculty member at Bastyr University about what HRV is and how it... Read More

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longevity medicine
Jun 27 2022

What is longevity medicine?

Complementary & Integrative Medicine, Wellness  •  By Michael Scott, ND, MSA

We talked with Dr. Erica Oberg, ND, MPH, an integrative and natural medicine specialist whose clinical practice focuses on preventing, reversing, and taming chronic disease, neuro-regeneration, and anti-aging. Dr. Oberg has practiced integrative and natural medicine for nearly 20 years and has held leadership positions in medical schools, NIH research, public health, and clinical practice.... Read More

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summer SAD
Aug 24 2021

Steps you can take to strengthen resiliency

Complementary & Integrative Medicine, Wellness  •  By Michael Scott, ND, MSA

As the pandemic continues, the level of continuing stress and uncertainty is taking its toll on mental and physical wellbeing. For many people, this stress is overlaid on other ongoing stresses in their lives, including the effects of systemic racism and prejudice against communities including people in the LGTBQ+ community and Asian and native communities,... Read More

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zoom fatigue
Apr 20 2021

Zoom fatigue is real. But you can outsmart it.

Complementary & Integrative Medicine, Wellness  •  By Michael Scott, ND, MSA

Video chat and videoconferencing technology have been important tools during the pandemic. From allowing people hospitalized with COVID-19 and older people isolated in nursing homes to see and talk with loved ones to making remote schooling possible for millions of children around the world, these technologies have helped fill gaps and help people maintain a... Read More

hobby
Mar 9 2021

Living with anxiety or depression? A hobby can help

Complementary & Integrative Medicine, Wellness  •  By Michael Scott, ND, MSA

It’s been more than a year since the U.S. declared a public health emergency because of the COVID-19 pandemic. Over the course of the past year, people in the U.S. and around the world have had experiences the likes of which haven’t been seen since the 1918 influenza pandemic. From lockdowns and a mounting case... Read More

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naturopathic treatments for insomnia
Mar 26 2015

Trouble sleeping? These naturopathic treatments may help.

Complementary & Integrative Medicine, Wellness  •  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

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Spring Allergies
Mar 12 2015

Spring allergies? These naturopathic treatments can help

Complementary & Integrative Medicine, Wellness  •  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

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bacteria in intestines
Feb 3 2015

Can the bacteria in your intestines affect your health?

Complementary & Integrative Medicine, Wellness  •  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

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best dietary supplements
Nov 6 2014

Are you buying the right dietary supplements?

Complementary & Integrative Medicine, Wellness  •  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?

Complementary & Integrative Medicine, Wellness  •  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