Mustard Plaster for Chest Congestion.

How To Make a Mustard Plaster for Chest Congestion Ingredients: 1 cup of flour 1/4 cup mustard seed powder (you can also grind mustard seeds into powder yourself, which would make a stronger and even more effective poultice). Olive oil, to apply to SKIN so prevent the plaster from bur
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Why probiotics are important for diabetics! And by the way, not all are made equal.

By now I hope most of you have learned about the importance of maintaining an optimal state of bacteria in your gut. Through clinical practice, we are learning more and more about the link between these strains of bacteria and chronic illness. When it comes to diabetes, two of the big
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Why diabetics (type I and type II) deal with increased stomach and digestion problems.

When I initially see a diabetic patient, they often have complaints and concerns happening within their gastrointestinal systems. These symptoms can range from increased gas and bloating, to nausea and vomiting to diarrhea and constipation. You could almost diagnosis IBS (Irritable Bo
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Dr.Buttler’s top 3 whole foods to eat and top 3 whole foods to avoid for Diabetics.

Nutrition is such a important topic when it comes to the disease of diabetes. The obvious impact of the food we eat when we are dealing with dysregulated blood sugar should be first and foremost in our minds. The unfortunate part is that the conventional approach to nutritional counse
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How you treat acute cold and flu symptoms impacts your risks of getting chronic illness. Use natural remedies this season to improve health and prevent long term health problems.

As a naturopathic physician trained under the primary principle of “treat the cause, not the symptom”, I can not help myself when it comes to educating the public about their health care choices regarding acute health concerns like cold and flu. All to often in our current
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The “opioid prescribing problem” created by our medical system will continue even as we stop prescribing opioids, until we change our medical thinking.

This is obviously a very serious topic that I do not take lightly. The first thing to touch on is the fact that when it comes to addiction, it is not about the substance that someone becomes addicted to but rather the potential in ones environment that creates susceptibility to addict
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Alternatives to Cortisone Shots? A more naturopathic approach!

According to a recent article on WebMD , https://www.webmd.com/pain-management/news/20191015/steroid-shots-for-painful-joints-may-make-matters-worse#1 , it appears that the conventional community is finally becoming aware of the detrimental impact of cortisone shots. What naturopaths
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You want to lower your insulin use if you are a diabetic! Safely!

In the diabetic world, insulin is often looked at as a wonder drug and for all reasonable circumstances that is true. Insulin is the”key” that allows glucose to get into the cell. For type I diabetics, they no longer make insulin and it is essential that they use insulin f
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Your blue print for changing your story.

Remind yourself that you have a story you tell yourself about your life everyday when you wake up. You and only you are the author of this story. You have the power to change this story, hence changing the way that you relate to the world around you. Understand that you have an ego. I
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Type II Diabetes, the untold story

I just saw a statistic that stated 1/3 of the population is pre-diabetic. This means that 1/3 of Americans are faced with developing a medical condition that is entirely lifestyle-based. Now, I do believe that most chronic health conditions are heavily lifestyle-based, but Type II dia
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