How Focusing on Kale, Keto, and “Perfect Diets” Are Making Us Really Sick

By | January 20th, 2020|Articles, Essential Oils, Holistic, Integrative Medicine Hints, Latest Articles, Mood & Brain, Naturopathic, Naturopathic Medicine, Newsletter Postings|

As a naturopathic doctor, I believe in the healing aspects of nutrition and movement; however, I do not believe in generalized recommendations for anything, including food and exercise. This is based on the power of personalized medicine and the naturopathic medicine principle to treat the whole person. They are why I aim to have [...]

When “Health” Crosses the Line to Pathological: The Perils of Orthorexia

By | January 13th, 2020|Articles, Essential Oils, Integrative Medicine Hints, Latest Articles, Mood & Brain, Naturopathic, Naturopathic Medicine|

As a naturopathic doctor, I believe in the healing aspects of nutrition and movement. I subscribe to the power of food as medicine to optimize health, biochemical individuality, and a personalized approach to dietary suggestions. However, I have become very concerned with how “healthcare” has become overfocused on weight loss. This obsession has been fueled [...]

The Unhealthy Aspect of Trading Diet Adherence for Nurturing Relationships

By | January 6th, 2020|Articles, Essential Oils, Integrative Medicine Hints, Latest Articles, Mood & Brain, Naturopathic, Naturopathic Medicine|

As a naturopathic doctor who honors biochemical individuality, I offer individualized and personalized diets. They are centered around nourishing the body and spirit while incorporating food as a form of medicine. As a naturopathic doctor, I believe optimizing one’s own health and wellness around food does not center around weight stigma, diet-culture, or obsession [...]

Video/Audio: Why Blaming “Food Addiction” for “Obesity” is (Scientifically and Ethically) Incorrect

By | April 12th, 2019|Articles, Integrative Medicine Hints, Latest Articles, Mood & Brain, Naturopathic|

  This video is an introductory overview of the full 15-minute audio below. The audio-only version is available for the full discussion due to issues with network connections this week.   I recently released another article in my series on the flaws in “obesity science.” Once again, this [...]

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How I Was Bamboozled into Blaming Food for Body Size- The Flaws in the “Food Addiction” Theory & Link to March 2019 Holistic and Integrative Medicine Top Reads

By | April 8th, 2019|Articles, Integrative Medicine Hints, Latest Articles, Mood & Brain, Naturopathic|

This article is a continuation of last week’s discussion. To get an overview on the problems with blaming obesity on chronic disease and an introduction to this post, please click here. Please Note: I’m not advocating for junk food. I do believe that “food can be medicine” and have many articles on the benefits [...]

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Video: The Problems with Concluding That “Obesity” Causes Diseases and the Theory of Food Addiction

By | April 5th, 2019|Articles, Integrative Medicine Hints, Latest Articles, Mood & Brain, Naturopathic|

  In our modern world, “fat” is a bad word. In fact, a global war has been proclaimed to remediate individuals who don’t fit into the current impossible standard of a one size fits all very thin body type. Last week, I released an article and accompanying video stating that although I [...]

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The Flaws in the “Science” on Obesity and an Introduction to Exploring if Food Addiction is Real

By | April 1st, 2019|Articles, Integrative Medicine Hints, Latest Articles, Mood & Brain, Naturopathic|

The (Literal) Toxic Effects of the Obsession with Body Weight Last week I discussed the dangerous effects of the current nutritional trends, diet and “wellness” culture messages, and medical approaches that are hyper- focused on shrinking body sizes due the misleading association of “obesity” to chronic diseases. I highlighted how this viewpoint is not [...]

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Video: How Individuals and Society Suffer When Weight and “Health” Becomes an Obsession

By | March 29th, 2019|Articles, Integrative Medicine Hints, Latest Articles, Mood & Brain, Naturopathic|

      This week, I released an article that will probably trigger many “health enthusiasts.”  In the post, “Too Much of a Good Thing? The Dangers of Obsessing on Diet and Weight Loss,” I discussed the overlooked dangers that occur when dietary practices and fitness are viewed through an obsessive and [...]

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Too Much of a Good Thing? The Dangers of Obsessing on Diet and Weight Loss

By | March 26th, 2019|Articles, Integrative Medicine Hints, Latest Articles, Mood & Brain, Naturopathic|

Lifestyle practices are powerful tools used to support healing. Food and exercise are two of the most focused on and important factors for optimizing health, but there are many other aspects related to wellness that are equally, if not more, important. Although I still make tailored suggestions of nourishment and movement for my clients, [...]

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