NDNR’s Top 10 Most “GOOGLED” Health Articles in 2018

 In Naturopathic News

1)THE LYMPHATIC SYSTEM: A CRITICAL FACTOR IN FEMALE HORMONAL BALANCE

https://ndnr.com//womens-health/the-lymphatic-system-a-critical-factor-in-female-hormonal-balance/

Ginger Nash, ND

I’ve been treating women with hormone imbalances for 20 years, but it’s only within the last 7 or so years that I’ve become mildly obsessed with the lymphatic system. This began when I starting using whole-body regulation thermography and realized that almost every single chronic issue we see as naturopathic physicians is affected by the health of the lymphatic system. Read that sentence again. If we don’t address lymphatic health, we run the risk of simply moving toxins from one area of the body to another and potentially lowering the body’s inherent ability to regulate health….

2) TREATING INFECTED WOUNDS: 5 HOMEOPATHIC CASE STUDIES

https://ndnr.com/homeopathy/treating-infected-wounds-5-homeopathic-case-studies/

Deborah Frances, RN, ND

A 36-year-old white male reported to our clinic with acute cellulitis following a spider bite. The bright-red inflammation that covered much of his left forearm was hot to the touch; however, there were no signs of suppuration and symptoms had come on only a few hours after brushing a spider from his arm. Three doses of Belladonna 200C, 6 hours apart, was all that was needed to clear the symptoms….

3) SALICYLATE SENSITIVITY: THE OTHER FOOD INTOLERANCE

https://ndnr.com/autoimmuneallergy-medicine/salicylate-sensitivity-the-other-food-intolerance/

Donna Beck, ND

“I just don’t understand it, Doctor. I’m not like my other friends. They all seem to be thriving on gluten-free diets or the Mediterranean Diet or the Paleo Diet – not me! Wheat and gluten products don’t bother me at all. In fact, it seems to be one of the things I thrive on. My most severe reactions are to olive and coconut oil. You know how everyone loves their olive and coconut oil these days. It seems to be in everything! It’s almost impossible to eat out, as most restaurants cook with olive oil. The first time I reacted to it was when I was eating potato chips made in olive oil. I actually got light headed to the point of passing out. My blood pressure dropped. I experienced a scary sensation of not being able to get a deep breath. It went on for over an hour, gradually subsiding. Ms B sat across from me, looking very frustrated…

4) SIBO: THE FINER POINTS OF DIAGNOSIS, TEST INTERPRETATION, AND TREATMENT

https://ndnr.com//gastrointestinal/sibo/

Allison Siebecker, ND, MSOM, LAC
Steven Sandburg-Lewis, ND, DHANP

One of our major goals is educating physicians about effective treatments for irritable bowel syndrome (IBS). In our last article on small intestine bacterial overgrowth (SIBO), we explained the basics of this major cause of IBS. As a follow-up, we will now discuss the fine points of diagnosis and test interpretation (with case examples) as well as diet, probiotics, repair, and prevention…

5) USING HOMEOPATHY TO TREAT DIGESTIVE DISORDERS: AN OVERVIEW

https://ndnr.com//homeopathy/using-homeopathy-to-treat-digestive-disorders-an-overview/

Sharum Sharif, ND

We naturopaths help numerous patients with various digestive disorders and complaints every day by prescribing necessary dietary modifications, specific tailored nutritional and/or herbal supplement regimens, and sometimes bodywork. Even though NDs are able to successfully help many of our patients with digestive problems, there are always cases that don’t respond well to these therapies. In such cases, homeopathy can be an indispensable tool. In this article, I have attempted to discuss the highlights of why and how homeopathy can be used to treat digestive disorders/complaints…

6) DERMAL ABSORPTION OF ESSENTIAL OILS

https://ndnr.com//mindbody/dermal-absorption-of-essential-oils/

Timothy Miller, ND, RA

For one reason or another, many of us have applied essential oils topically, either neat (undiluted) or as a blend in a carrier. The integumentary system is designed as a selectively permeable barrier to protect the human organism from its external environment. The inherent nature of the skin raises some curious questions with regards to essential oil applications, including: “How do essential oils pass through the skin?”… “How readily do they absorb?”… “Do essential oil constituents reach the bloodstream? If so, how much? Enough to elicit systemic therapeutic effects?”… and “Is there a way to increase penetration through and absorption into the various layers of the skin?” Scientific literature is offering great insight into these questions…

7) REVERSING STAGE 3 KIDNEY DISEASE: A CASE STUDY

https://ndnr.com//autoimmuneallergy-medicine/reversing-stage-3-kidney-disease-a-case-study/

Shawna Eischens, ND

“John” had asked previous physicians these questions but had received no helpful or hopeful answers. This patient walked into my office on 8 medications, frustrated with his medical team, and scared that death was imminent.

“Is there anything you can do to help my kidneys and reverse my diabetes?” he asked.

Of course there is!” I said with excitement, knowing the incredible power of the body to repair itself when provided with the proper conditions to do so. I was confident and hopeful for this particular patient because he had already shown a level of commitment by drastically changing his diet. When patients are invested in their health, I have more confidence and trust in the body’s ability to heal…

8) PCOS TREATING ADRENAL ANDROGEN EXCESS

https://ndnr.com//womens-health/pcos-treating-adrenal-androgen-excess/

Fiona McCulloch, BSc, RAc, ND

As naturopathic doctors, we all know about the importance of adrenal health in the treatment of any endocrine disorder. When it comes to the most common endocrinopathy in women of reproductive age, polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS), the adrenals play an even more important role…

9) MOVE OVER, MTHFR: TIME TO LOOK AT COMT

https://ndnr.com//pediatrics/move-over-mthfr/

Jared M. Skowron, ND

After giving methylfolate to hundreds of patients, I noticed some of them responded with aggression, anxiety, anger, and irritability. When they stopped their supplementation, the side effects resolved. While many practitioners adjust dose, add methylcobalamin, or various amino acids, I wanted to go deeper into the genetic pathology. Treat the cause, right? Thank you, Dr Ben Lynch. You’ve helped change the face of functional medicine. While he didn’t discover the gene or formulate L-methylfolate, there’s no doubt that he (and other naturopathic physicians and functional medicine folks) have helped expand the role of genetic testing and methylfolate treatment in the United States. I know that my practice has changed since I learned about methylenetetrahydrofolate reductase (MTHFR) testing and treatment. I’m sure many of your practices have incorporated MTHFR testing as a daily activity. (If you haven’t, get on board quickly before the conventional folks figure it out in 10 years.)…

10) TREATING PARASITES IN CHILDREN

https://ndnr.com//pediatrics/treating-parasites-in-children/

Stephen Wangen, ND

Here, we will review the treatment of Cryptosporidium, Giardia lamblia, Blastocystis hominis, Dientamoeba fragilis, Endolimax nana, and Entamoeba histolytica in children. Having tested thousands of patients for these parasites, I have treated for each parasite many times. Parasites are often challenging to treat, but this can be especially true in children…

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