Natural Health and Wellness for the Whole Family


The Role of Diet in Inflammatory Bowel Disease

By Sarah Axtell, ND on February 1, 2013

A recent study at the University of Massachusetts medical school evaluated the role of an anti-inflammatory diet and Inflammatory bowel disease (Crohn’s and Ulcerative Colitis). Results: 100% of the patients had symptom reduction and were able to reduce their medication. Conclusion: Diet change must be… Read More

Almond Butter Squash Blondies

By Sarah Axtell, ND on January 3, 2013

These blondies make a delicious Fall treat or snack. They are a great way to get extra veggies in because they contain squash…yes, squash! The combination of squash and almond butter makes them moist, delicious and super healthy! The almond butter and almond flour provides… Read More

Healthy Gut, Healthy You

By Sarah Axtell, ND on January 3, 2013

As a naturopathic doctor, I talk a lot about poop. The status of your bowel movements reveals a lot about the status of your overall health. In fact, according to the International Institute of Nutrition Research, the health of your colon is a major… Read More

Medicinal Mushrooms- their Role in Cancer

By Sarah Axtell, ND on December 11, 2012

This review of a meta-analysis study highlights the benefits of the medicinal mushroom, Coriolus versicolor. Cancer patients that took Coriolus had a 9% absolulte reduction in 5-year mortality. The findings were most significant in patients with breast, colorectal and gastric cancers. Coriolus supports the… Read More

Elderberry: Natural Alternative to Flu Vaccine

By Sarah Axtell, ND on November 12, 2012

Elderberry is a must-have herb in your medicine cabinet during cold and flu season! Here are some fun facts regarding Elderberry: Excellent anti-viral Elderberry has been found to reduce the duration of the flu by inactivating flu virus replication. A study published in the… Read More

Combating Stress During the Holidays

By Sarah Axtell, ND on November 11, 2012

Coping with the holiday hustle and bustle… Feeling anxious, depressed, or stressed during the holidays? Be sure to nourish yourself with these diet and lifestyle tips. Foods: -Kale- high in magnesium, an essential nutrient for the adrenal glands, organs that regulate energy and stress patterns. Read More

Natural Digestive Aids

By Sarah Axtell, ND on November 11, 2012

Natural Solutions for a happy, healthy gut during the holidays Maybe you’ve overindulged in a rich food or you’ve eaten something that you are intolerant to or you’ve helped yourself to seconds or thirds at a holiday party. If any of these scenarios sound all… Read More

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