Health Tips


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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23
Nov 2015
baby eating

WHEN TO START: Age: 5-6 months is typical. Teeth: shows that enzymes are now present for proper digestion. Sitting up unattended for proper swallowin.g Baby doesn’t push the food right out with their tongue. Baby shows interest in what you are eating. HOW TO START: Start with one simple, whole food and slowly add new foods only every 4-5 days, watching carefully for reactions. There is no hurry! Allergies occur with foods if they are introduced before a baby’s digestive system is mature, if a parent has an allergy, or with genetically......

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23
Nov 2015
wash hands to prevent flu

FLU PREVENTION Wash your hands frequently! Don’t touch mouth or nose or face with hands. Stay home to rest if starting to feel flu symptoms coming on. Take your probiotics! L.acidophilus and B.bifidus (and maybe others) at doses of 10 billion organisms per day (or more if desired). Studies have shown benefits. Nourish your body by eating well. Increase your consumption of protein and fresh produce. Cut back on sugar. For infants, breastfeeding is always helpful. For older children and adults, one study showed positive outcomes with taking colostrums. Take Vitamin D:......

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23
Nov 2015
summer baby beach hang

Wear a QUALITY Sunscreen: Buyer Beware–Not all sunscreens are created equal! Be sure to do your research and check with your physician if you need a recommendation. Get moving: Let’s be honest, you already know that exercise is good for you. Not only does exercise combat weight gain, but it fights fatigue, improves your mood, promotes better sleep and decreases your risk for developing serious chronic diseases. Take advantage of the longer days and get moving! You have nothing (but weight) to lose! Stay hydrated: Wondering how much water to drink? A......

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