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......
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?...
By: Lauren Whitaker (ND Candidate 2016) Omega-3 fatty acids (found in fish oil) can be obtained by including fish in your diet or taking a supplement. Both EPA and DHA are types of Omega-3 fatty acids found in fish oil. Supplementation often also contains vitamin E, A, C, D, B vitamins, calcium, or iron. The essential fatty acids found in fish oil function as energy sources, assist cellular membrane production (especially in the nervous system, our brains are roughly 10% DHA!), reduce pain and swelling, and prevent blood from clotting easily. Here......