Natural Health and Wellness for the Whole Family


Laughter as Medicine

By Sarah Axtell, ND on September 11, 2012

When was the last time you had a gut-wrenching laugh? Surround yourself with people that make you laugh to reap all the healthy benefits… Laughter relaxes the whole body Laughter boosts the immune system, decreases stress hormones and increases immune cells, thus improving your resistance… Read More

Natural Solutions for Hypothyroidism

By Sarah Axtell, ND on May 16, 2012

Hypothyroidism is  on the rise, and conventional management of the condition is typically Synthroid or other thyroid hormone replacement therapy. For some, this may make you feel better in the short term; however, you may notice that your doctor continues to increase your dose each… Read More

The Cholesterol Controversy

By Sarah Axtell, ND on May 7, 2012

The majority of people associate high cholesterol with high fat diets and an increased risk of heart disease. This has given eggs and saturated fat a bad reputation. Lipitor and other cholesterol-lowering medications are routinely prescribed, and some researchers even joke that they should be… Read More

The Health Benefits of Apple Cider Vinegar

By Sarah Axtell, ND on April 14, 2012

Apple cider vinegar is one of the oldest foods used as medicines. It is formed from the fermentation of apple juice to hard apple cider, followed by a second fermentation to apple cider vinegar. It retains all the nutritional benefits of the apples from which… Read More

Debunking the Myths about Dairy

By Sarah Axtell, ND on April 1, 2012

Debunking the Myths about Dairy… Milk is good for me… right? The dairy industry, with its “Got Milk?” public education campaign, touts the importance of consuming three to four servings of dairy per day.  This is reinforced by the USDA’s most recently… Read More

Goat’s Milk vs. Cow’s Milk

By Sarah Axtell, ND on April 1, 2012

We all know the numerous benefits of mama’s milk, such as protection against infections, prevention of allergies, and boosting your child’s intelligence to name a few. Ideally, children should be breastfed for 2 years. But at some point (preferably after 12 months), you will likely… Read More

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