Health Tips


10
Apr 2017
Dr. Vivian Sovran

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......

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15
Mar 2017

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.”  ...

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09
Mar 2017

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......

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01
Mar 2017
Dr. Kim Hansen

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......

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28
Nov 2016
3 Ways to Stay Present During the Holiday Season

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....

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29
Nov 2015
first aid kit

Some of the most frequent calls I get from parents are for first aid. After assessing that the injury or illness can be treated at home, I then instruct the parent how to treat their child with a particular medication or natural remedy. All too frequently essential first aid items are not present in the home and mom or dad has to run to the store in a panic. Plan ahead for the next first aid emergency. Having supplies gathered ahead of time will help you handle the next illness or injury at......

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29
Nov 2015
common cold blowing nose

WET SOCK TREATMENT Effects of the Wet Sock Treatment This treatment acts to reflexively increase the circulation and decrease congestion in the upper respiratory passages, head, and throat. It has a sedating action and many patients report that they sleep much better during the treatment. This treatment is also effective for pain relief and increases the healing response during acute infections. Supplies: 1 pair white cotton socks 1 pair thick wool socks Towel Warm bath or warm foot bath Directions: Take a pair of cotton socks and soak them completely with cold......

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23
Nov 2015
field with pollen and allergens

For more than 35 million Americans, the change of seasons from winter to spring heralds more than just the start of baseball games and better weather. . .it also means seasonal allergies are just around the corner. Allergies are an inappropriate response by the body’s immune system to a substance that is not normally harmful. In some people, the immune system wrongly identifies a nontoxic substance as an invader, and the white blood cells overreact and do more damage to the body than the invader. Thus, the allergic response becomes a disease......

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