Ask The Doctor: Can Acupuncture Help Depression?

Woman dropping a bliss oil onto her hand in preparation for a transcutaneous acupuncture treatment for depression.

The simple answer is yes! Acupuncture can help depression. But we need to look at the broadest possible view of this most common problem. Depression is the result of feelings of loss of life, function, finances, love or faith. It can result from abuse or actual or imagined harm. Conventional medicine treats depression with antidepressant […]

A Doctor’s Advice: Why You Should Consider An Anti-Inflammatory Diet For Chronic Pain

Images of meal options on an anti-inflammatory diet for chronic pain.

Virtually all symptoms and illnesses are the result of inflammation and everything affects everything. Other than breathing and water, food is the most essential for life itself. Following an anti-inflammatory diet for chronic pain is effective and fairly simple. Eighty percent of your food should be vegetables and fruits and twenty percent protein. Since the […]

What is Optimal Health and How Can You Achieve It?

Woman standing on a rock outcropping overlooking a lush valley.

Optimal Health is freedom from all signs and symptoms of illness or dysfunction. Assuming you were born with good health and have had excellent childhood nurturing and continuing optimal health habits, you are likely to have optimal health well into your 90’s! Of course, you have to have adequate food, clothes and shelter and be […]

8 Natural Anti-Anxiety Remedies That Really Work (According To An MD)

Fluorescent sign reminding us to breathe which is a effect natural anti-anxiety remedy.

Anxiety is the major emotional/mental distress facing Americans today. Most turn to anti-anxiety drugs to alleviate their symptoms, but anti-anxiety drugs are among the worst of all pharmaceuticals. Fortunately, natural anti-anxiety remedies are thousands of times safer and more effective than any mood drug!  All mood drugs are addicting and never cure anxiety or depression.  […]

5 Surprising Signs of a Weakened Immune System & How To Strengthen It

Eating an abundance of fruits and vegetables like these can help combat the signs of a weakened immune system.

Everything affects everything in the body, and a chief regulator of every organ is the immune system. So, it is vital that you know the signs of a weakened immune system. The 5 Signs of a Weakened Immune System: Inflammation Anxiety Depression Pain Insomnia Inflammation is the major effect of immune distress and immune function […]

Cholesterol – The Essential Nutrient

Phlebotomist drawing blood from a patient for a cholesterol test.

Cholesterol is absolutely essential for: Brain structure and function Every cell membrane All nerve function Many hormones: pregnenelone, androstenedione, DHEA, estrogen, progesterone, aldosterone, cortisol, testosterone Ultimately for immune health & energy Ability to make vitamin D when exposed to sun! Deficiency of cholesterol in utero leads to Autism Pyloric stenosis Mental retardation Failure to thrive […]

Sugar Blues – The Dark Side of Sweet

Sugar cubes in a silver bowl next to a tea pot and lemons

William Duffy’s book SUGAR BLUES should have been the death knell to the exorbitant use of sugar (sucrose). Of course, half a century earlier Price and Pottenger (NUTRITION AND PHYSICAL DEGENERATION) had scientifically documented the role of sugar and white flour as major contributors to DISEASE, ranging from dental decay to atherosclerosis and cancer, especially […]