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Oct 2017
Bio-Identical Hormone Replacement Therapy: is it the right fit for you?

By: Kim Hansen, ND The menopausal transition is unique to each individual woman. Some women experience minor symptoms while others suffer from a variety of different ailments. These symptoms can impact their wellbeing and quality of life from the beginning stages of menopause through several years after its onset. Menopause occurs when the body is no longer in “reproductive mode” and the amount of estrogen and progesterone produced by the body begins to decline. Not only can this drop in hormones lead to uncomfortable symptoms, but it also puts women at a......

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03
Oct 2017
Concussion Discussion

By: Alyssa Kelly, ND Physicians play an important role in concussion management and recovery. Outside of an initial emergency room evaluation, this role is often unclear to patients. The goal of this article is to explain why it is important to schedule an appointment with a primary care doctor if there are any potential signs or symptoms of a concussion. Particularly in light of the recent spotlight on brain injuries in the NFL, most people associate concussions with athletes. Although sports-related concussions are quite serious, the populations most at risk for concussions......

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31
Aug 2017
Granola and Yogurt

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......

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30
Aug 2017

A personal note from Dr. Sterling Maximo Seattle has had one of the warmest summers on record, and the blue skies keep coming. However, the recent news of the devastating weather in Southeast Texas is quite a different story. While I call myself a Seattleite now, I was born and raised in Houston. Fortunately, my family and their houses have been spared, however many friends, neighbors and thousands of families across Southeast Texas have not been as lucky.  The images that I see on the news with the half-submerged buildings and freeways-turned-lakes......

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17
Jul 2017
Join Your NFM Docs for a 9-week Fitness Program!

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......

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May 2017
Seed Cycling: Using Food As Medicine To Balance Your Hormones

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......

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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
Jennifer November

Next up in our Meet the Doc series, we feature Dr. Jennifer November.  Dr. November enjoys the science and art involved in practicing family medicine.  She has additional training in homeopathy, hydrotherapy, nutrition, and yoga therapy, and enjoys working with patients of all ages. What are your specialties? I enjoy the diversity that comes with practicing family medicine, but especially enjoy women’s health, including uncomfortable menses and PMS symptoms, menopausal symptoms, and preconception counseling. I also enjoy working with patients on healing GI symptoms, as the gut really does tie into all other systems......

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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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