Naturopathic Doctors Offer Effective Solutions for the U.S. Healthcare Crisis, and for Patients

In 2013, The U.S. Senate unanimously passed a resolution ( Res.221-113th ) that officially designated a week in October as “Naturopathic Medicine Week,” to “recognize the value of naturopathic medicine in providing safe, effective and affordable health care.” In honor of its 2nd year in recognition from Oct. 6-12th, 2014, members of the New HampshireContinue reading “Naturopathic Doctors Offer Effective Solutions for the U.S. Healthcare Crisis, and for Patients”

How to Protect Children With Asthma From Enterovirus D68

by Cora Rivard, N.D. Many parents are concerned about the current outbreak of Enterovirus 68, particularly those who have children with asthma. While most who are infected suffer nothing worse than mild cold symptoms, a small percentage of children will experience more serious complications. However, there is much we can do as parents towards preventingContinue reading “How to Protect Children With Asthma From Enterovirus D68”

Kid’s Sunscreens: How to Choose and What to Avoid

Chemical ingredients are often present in sunscreens which are potentially carcinogenic, have hormone-like actions, or are generally irritating to sensitive skin because of perfumes and colorings and other additives. This warrants a little diligence in choosing a product to use, especially for use on your children. EWG (Environmental Working Group) rates cosmetics and other productsContinue reading “Kid’s Sunscreens: How to Choose and What to Avoid”

Get Fit, Lose Weight, Better Sleep: The Top 5 Free Android Apps for 2014

You don’t have to be Oprah to have your very own dedicated personal trainer, nutritionist and health coach at your beck and call, thanks to your phone! Best of all, many of the best apps out there are free. See below for the top 5 list among my patients. (There are a couple additional appsContinue reading “Get Fit, Lose Weight, Better Sleep: The Top 5 Free Android Apps for 2014”

How K-Cups Might Damage Your Metabolism, Reproductive Health, and Cause Cancer

This subject has been a big ol’ bee in my bonnet for a long time, especially since the Keurig style coffee systems are now ubiquitous. Much focus in recent years has revolved around the studies of potential dangers of BPA, or bisphenol A, but what about the myriad of other chemicals commonly used in plastics,Continue reading “How K-Cups Might Damage Your Metabolism, Reproductive Health, and Cause Cancer”

Get Your Poop-On.. or… How to Prevent Travel Constipation

by Cora Rivard, N.D. What’s the deal- why do so many of us have a hard time pooping while traveling? Usually, it is a combination of things. First, we often eat things not typical to our daily diet, eat too much, don’t balance with enough fiber, and don’t drink enough water. Plus, we are outContinue reading “Get Your Poop-On.. or… How to Prevent Travel Constipation”