By: Dr. Jennifer November It’s that time of year again… packing lunches, laying out clothes, homework, and working extra hard to keep the whole family healthy. How can you combat the increased colds and flus that come with the start of the school year? And, give your kids a running start to stay healthy in the coming months? The following are our top four tips for keeping your family’s health in top shape: Wash your hands: This cannot be emphasized enough! Particularly before anything goes into your mouth, wash your hands. Kids......
Hosted by Dr. Kim Hansen Come join us as we train for a 5K race this fall using the popular ‘Couch to 5K’ training program. This is a FREE program offered by NFM with the intention of building a healthy community through staying physically active throughout the summer while incorporating healthy eating habits via a whole foods eating regimen. Then we’ll celebrate our efforts by running as a team in the Run of Hope 5K race, benefiting Seattle Children’s Hospital. The program includes: A Couch to 5K training outline, A whole foods......
By: Dr. Kim Hansen, ND Attention, ladies! Do you struggle with irregular menstrual cycles? Hormonal acne? PCOS? Infertility? PMS? Low hormones due to menopausal changes? If you answered yes to any of the above questions, seed cycling may be the missing link to helping you balance your hormones naturally. Most women have been told that they need to take a birth control pill in order to regulate their menstrual cycle. Seed cycling is a simple and effective alternative method that will help to encourage natural hormone production and detoxification in order to......
This month, we are excited to introduce Dr. Vivian Sovran! Dr. Sovran specializes in naturopathic pediatric care, working with infants, children, adolescents, and their families. What are your specialties? I practice primary care with a special focus on pediatrics and women’s health. In addition to the ND program at Bastyr, I also completed the course work in midwifery, and assisted at many births. The experience was extremely rewarding, as it gave me invaluable tools for working with newborns, pregnant and breastfeeding women, and new parents. How did you become a Naturopathic Doctor? So......
Check out part 2 (of 2) of the video series explaining why you should consider a naturopathic doctor as your primary care physician. These videos were composed by Naturopathic Family Medicine to be shared in the community. Have a look and please pass along to all who might be interested! “It is a principle of naturopathic doctors to focus on getting to the root cause of disease and addressing the source of illness.” ...
In case you haven’t seen it yet, Naturopathic Family Medicine is excited to share a video we created explaining why you should choose a naturopathic doctor as your primary care physician. Did you know that it is estimated by 2025 demand for primary care physicians will exceed the supply by a range of 12,500 to 31,000. This has lead to an average shorter visit length for patients. So many more facts such as this, included in our video (part 1 of 2), that we link to below. Please share this video with family......
With the start of the new year, we introduced a new feature to our monthly newsletters: Meet the Doc! Each month we interview one of our NFM doctors, providing the opportunity to get to know each one a bit better. We kicked off this feature of with one of our women’s health specialists: Dr. Kim Hansen, ND What are your specialties? I specialize in primary care for men and women of all ages with a focus on women’s health and hormone-related conditions such as PCOS and menopause. I use a variety of treatments from......
Dashing through the snow… on my way to finish the holiday shopping, wrap the gifts, bake cookies, back to the store, company party, mail the cards… phew, where did the holidays go?! So many expectations to have the “perfect” holiday season complete with all of the trimmings, that often the months of November and December fly by in a blur. The following are three ways to make sure you enjoy and stay present through this holiday season....
The decision to get pregnant is a big one. One of the biggest an individual and a couple face. So much goes into the decision — are you ready as a couple? Are you ready as an individual? Is the timing appropriate with your chosen career path? Are your finances in order? And, is your health optimal for getting pregnant and growing a baby?...