Back pain does not discriminate. It affects men and women equally, and is a leading cause of missed workdays and poor work productivity. NDs help patients identify the root cause of pain, and formulate holistic and individualized approaches. We share a few things to consider for optimal back health.
The personal and emotional connections people have to food are among the chief reasons why nutritional change is such a challenge, even in the face of medical necessity or chronic disease risk. We look at how naturopathic doctors lead patients to life-long prevention and wellness through individualized, whole-person-focused nutrition.
Heart disease is the number one killer of both men and women worldwide. For women in particular, heart disease results in more deaths every year than all forms of cancer combined! In recognition of American Heart month, here are some naturopathic approaches to keep your heart healthy.
"Before discovering naturopathic medicine, I felt a hunger for more information about the human body in both physical and emotional states. I felt torn between more mental/emotional healthcare fields and the physical. It seemed confusing that they were separated in conventional medicine. Naturopathic medicine is the only healthcare profession that I know of that has the ability to fully support all aspects of health."
Did you know that most consumers base food choices on the claims on the front of packages rather than the nutrition label on the back? Phrases like all natural, whole grain, low fat, no additives, or heart healthy may not totally mean what you think they do. Want to learn how to determine the actual nutritional quality of food you are going to purchase (or not)?
Many people are taking a cue from naturopathic doctors who have sought for years to determine what the underlining root causes are of poor health only to realize that many of these are inter-related. For instance, stress doesn’t just manifest itself as a feeling of anxiety or even depression; it can account for physical symptoms such as fatigue, headaches, stomach and digestive issues, tension, and even decreased libido as well as a general irritability and anger. All of these issues could be alleviated if the root cause—stress—were addressed. This issue also doesn’t just affect the stressed out employees of businesses—the businesses themselves are losing $300 billion annually in lost work and health care costs. So how do we fix this?
Dr. JoAnn Yanez, Executive Director of the Association of Accredited Naturopathic Medical Colleges, joins KCAAs “On the Brink” hosts, Erin Brinker and Tobin Brinker to discuss naturopathic approaches to weight management.