Category: Stress and Fatigue

September 14, 2018

Intravenous Therapy for Stress and Immunity

Dr. Julia Christensen, ND As we enter September, the days are often still warm but we move towards the Earth energy and an increased sense of stability.  Summer brings with it a fire energy, one that is very much of “doing”, full of activity and growth.  The transition to September and fall can be a […]

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August 8, 2017

Passionflower for Anxiety Disturbed Sleep

Dr. Samantha Gray, ND RAc There are numerous underlying causes of insomnia however one of the more distressing is anxiety and worry. Getting caught in a round of anxiety-laden circular thinking can be devastating to a good night’s sleep. One of the best herbal remedies to address insomnia of this nature is Passionflower. Native to the […]

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December 20, 2016

A Holiday Treatment Plan

Dr. Preet Khangura, ND Our health is something that should be maintained and kept as a priority all year long. However, the holiday season may be the most important time of the year to focus on the imbalances and deficiencies in our health. The excessiveness of the holidays can push our physiological processes beyond their […]

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November 23, 2016

Brain Health: Testing Your Neurotransmitters

Dr. Samantha Gray, ND RAc Neurotransmitters are unique chemicals that facilitate the transmission of signals or messages throughout the body. Neurotransmitters are particularly active in the brain to influence and regulate a wide range of processes such as mental performance, emotions, pain response and energy levels. Neurotransmitters are the brain’s chemical messengers, facilitating communication among […]

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November 22, 2016

Ashwaganda: Withania somnifera

Dr. Jeannie Achuff, ND As naturopathic doctors, we have the privilege of witnessing the very intimate textures of people’s lives as they are lived. It is sometimes so raw and straining, and we see our patients brought to their knees by the hands of fate. While we can’t shepherd our patients through the bumps in […]

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October 19, 2016

Stress and Weight Gain

Dr. Arjuna Veeravagu, ND RAc Weight gain or loss is an issue that often occurs during and after times of elevated stress, and an imbalance of the stress hormone cortisol is often the cause.  Typically increased stress stimulates our adrenal glands to produce higher levels of the hormones cortisol, DHEA and adrenaline.  After a stressful […]

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August 8, 2016

Comprehensive Hormone Panel

Dr. Juliet Ghodsian, ND Your Endocrine system consists of a collection of glands that produce hormones to regulate metabolism, growth and development, sexual function, reproduction, sleep cycle, and mood balance, among other things. Disruptions in production of hormones or dysregulation in the relationship between individual hormones or endocrine glands themselves, can result in health problems […]

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February 16, 2016

Cortisol Rebalancing: A Personalized Approach

Dr. Jeannie Achuff, ND  A major player in insulin resistance is stress which, in physiological terms, means elevated cortisol levels or adrenal imbalance. Our modern lifestyles impose a higher than desirable level of constant/ baseline stress on our systems. Even if we have not been through one of the recognized top life stressors recently (marriage, […]

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Adrenal Stress Testing

Dr. Juliet Ghodsian, ND The Adrenal glands are small organs located above each kidney.  The Adrenal gland is responsible for the production of many important hormones in the body.  Many of you are familiar with the term adrenaline and understand that this is our body’s acute stress response hormone, or the fight or flight mechanism […]

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April 21, 2015

The Stress-Illness Connection

Dr. Arjuna Veeravagu ND RAc Although most people have experienced feeling unwell during times of elevated stress, few are aware of the underlying connection between these experiences. Increased stress stimulates our adrenal glands to produce higher levels of the hormones cortisol, DHEA and adrenaline. After a stressful situation has resolved, these hormones should soon return […]

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