Natural Health and Wellness for the Whole Family


Healthy Hemp Hearts

By Sarah Axtell, ND on April 5, 2014

Hemp hearts are my new favorite plant-based protein source. Hemp contains all 10 essential amino acids. Hemp also provides a nice balance of essential fats. Hemp hearts (or seeds) are a complete protein, providing 10 grams protein per 3 tbsp. Adding hemp hearts… Read More

SIBO: A Common Cause of IBS

By Sarah Axtell, ND on January 21, 2014

IBS is the most common gastrointestinal disorder in the US. In fact, 15% of the population has IBS. IBS is a disorder characterized by abdominal pain, change in bowel function (constipation and.or diarrhea), and bloating. Until recently, the “It’s all in your head approach” to… Read More

5 Common Causes of Bed-Wetting

By Sarah Axtell, ND on January 1, 2014

If your child wets the bed, you know this can be an embarrassing issue especially if your child is older. Enuresis is tbe medical term for nighttime wetting, and it is defined as the involuntary urination at night in a child after age 5. It… Read More

Depression is NOT Prozac Deficiency

By Sarah Axtell, ND on December 30, 2013

The World Health Organization (WHO) estimated that by the year 2020, depression will be the second largest cause of suffering (second to heart disease). As a naturopathic doctor, my role is to identify and address the underlying cause of one’s illness. In the case of… Read More

Winter-Warming Turmeric Chai Tea Latte

By Sarah Axtell, ND on November 29, 2013

During the dry, cool winter months, warm, moist, spiced foods are recommended to ground and replenish the body. Since there is less moisture in the air, your body requires more moisture from food. Eating soups and stews with warming spics, such as ginger and turmeric,… Read More

Healthy Thanksgiving: Gluten-free, Dairy-free Style

By Sarah Axtell, ND on October 29, 2013

Thanksgiving is approaching, and I have had many people ask, “How do I maintain my (gluten-free-), (anti-inflammatory-), (dairy-free-, etc) diet over the holidays?” You do not have to sabotage your diet and your gains in health during Thanksgiving. Here are some basics for eating well… Read More

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