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Whole-food Plant-based Diet

Posted to: Wellness Blog by Dr. Joanne on Jul 9, 2015

I am concerned about developing diabetes and heart disease. Everything I read recommends eating a whole-foods plant based diet, but what exactly is that? What foods should I avoid?

Diabetes, heart disease, elevated cholesterol, obesity, and cancer are some of today’s most common health problems. What do these conditions have in common? They share a similar cause – mainly poor diet and lifestyle. Yes there are factors that contribute to these diseases that go beyond what you eat and how much you exercise, but these other factors can be difficult or impossible to address in our modern world. So if you want to prevent the development of these chronic diseases, make changes where you can. One very profound and key change you can make is to eat a who

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Build a Healthy Heart Naturally

Posted to: Wellness Blog by Dr. Joanne on Jun 19, 2015

My cholesterol levels and blood pressure are starting to elevate and my doctor says I have signs of atherosclerosis and am at risk for cardiovascular disease. Are there any natural ways that I can prevent progression of heart disease?

Yes! There are several nutrition and lifestyle practices that can help reduce your risk of developing heart disease. There are also several natural supplements that can help control the risk factors associated with heart attack and other cardiovascular complications.  Below are some tips for building a healthy heart and cardiovascular system. 

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Top Supplements for Wellness

Posted to: Wellness Blog by Dr. Joanne on Jan 17, 2015

Do I need to take supplements if I want to stay healthy?

My answer is, sort of.  Many of our diets are deficient in key nutrients and studies have shown fruits and vegetables to be lower in nutrients than in the past due to the mineral depleted soils that they are grown in and longer travel/shelf time.  Vitamin D3, for example, is very hard to get from diet alone. Today, supplementing with this vitamin is pretty much standard care even among medical doctors.  Another example is iodine, which may need to be supplemented if you do not eat enough seaweed or seafood.  So while it’s not necessary to have a cupboard full of vitamins, supplementing to fill in holes in your diet is important.

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Cleansing for a Fresh Start

Posted to: Wellness Blog by Dr. Joanne on Dec 22, 2014

This time of year, many of us are thinking about a fresh start. A new year of opportunities awaits! Doing a cleanse 1-2 times per year can be a really great thing to do to improve your health and rid your body of toxins.  In this blog, read more about a toxic overload and how you may benefit from a cleanse.

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Homeopathic Flu Solutions

Posted to: Wellness Blog by Dr. Joanne on Sep 9, 2014

We had the flu and several colds run through our family last season. Are there natural supplements that can protect me from the flu?

Yes! Natural remedies including homeopathic remedies and herbs can help protect you from colds and flu. They can also help reduce your symptoms and help your recover more quickly when you do get sick. There are many wonderful remedies found in nature that support the immune system. Read the whole blog to learn about some of my top recommendations.

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How to build up your immune system?

Posted to: Wellness Blog by Dr. Joanne on Feb 28, 2014

I was wondering if you can tell me how to build up your immune system? My daughter is 14 and has cough variant asthma which means every time she gets a cold her asthma is bad.  I would like to build up her immune system so she doesn't get sick.  Also how to increase her energy?

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Preventing Flu and Cold, Naturally

Posted to: Wellness Blog by Dr. Joanne on Jan 1, 2014

There are two steps to beating the cold and flu. The first step is prevention. Keeping your immune system strong and your stress low is the key. However, if you do get sick, simple nutritional and herbal therapies will help you recover quickly. The Cold Wet Sock treatment is great for stopping a cold in its tracks...

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