Papaya is a fruit that is native to Mexico, Central America, and some parts of South America. It has a sweet flavor and a texture similar to melon. Many people love papaya for its appealing taste alone, but it is also packed with beneficial nutrients as well.
As a naturopathic doctor who is board certified in naturopathic oncology, I work with chronic disease and provide integrative cancer care. I also use acupuncture extensively in my practice. Going through cancer treatment is extremely stressful for patients and their families. By providing complementary oncology care, I love that we can educate, improve a quality of life, and help recovery of so many people.
"When I saw the principles of naturopathic medicine, I knew instantly that this was the profession I was looking for. I knew I wanted to be a doctor of some sort, but could not decide how I was going to combine my love for holistic psychology with medicine." states Monicka Fosnocht
Like many who find our profession, I struggled with my own unresolved chronic health issues from years of stress, frequent travel, and excessive antibiotic use. I found the best solutions for myself with naturopathic medicine.
In light of the recent horrific and deadly attacks in Atlanta, GA, the American Association of Naturopathic Physicians (AANP), Association of Accredited Naturopathic Medical Colleges (AANMC), and Naturopathic Medical Student Association (NMSA) reiterate our unwavering stance against racism, xenophobic rhetoric, and misinformation around the pandemic.
Mental health is impacted by a number of factors, including environmental influences, genetics, and diet. 1 Consuming foods rich in the following nutrients contributes to mental wellness and may help those experiencing mild depressive symptoms. If you are experiencing more severe symptoms such as thoughts of harming yourself or others, please seek medical attention immediately.
Sonoran University Student, Clara Sage Sartor states, "Embrace your struggles. Don’t let failure define you but do let it shape you. It’s through adversity that we grow stronger and are shaped into the person we are meant to become."