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Naturopathic Medicine:
The American Association of Naturopathic Medicine
New York Association of Naturopathic Medicine

Acupuncture:
Acupuncture Society of New York
How Does Acupuncture Work?
Smoking Cessation with Acupuncture Support Group

IBS: One Diagnosis, Many Causes
As many as 20 percent of American adults have some symptoms of irritable bowel syndrome (IBS), according to the National Institute of Health. IBS is an umbrella term for a wide range of symptoms that affect the entire digestive system. Sufferers commonly report symptoms such as alternating constipation and diarrhea, painful cramps and spasms, abdominal bloating, nausea, acidity, heartburn or a sensation of fullness very soon after eating even a small meal. For many, trips to the GI doctor, colonoscopies and medications offer little relief to their digestive symptoms because the cause(s) of IBS have not been identified. It is important to look at the potential triggers of IBS since proper identification will lead to greater success in treating this uncomfortable condition. Read More

Stress
Food Intolerance
Leaky Gut
Low Stomach Acid
Intestinal Flora Imbalance
Yeast Overgrowth
Parasites
Hormonal Imbalance

Health in Our Saliva
The majority of hormones (for example: cortisol, DHEA, progesterone, testosterone) in the blood exist in one of two forms: free (5%) or protein bound (95%). While 95% of the hormones in the body are protein bound, it is only the 5% free hormones that are biologically active. Read more


Chronic Stress and Hormonal Health
Stress can be mental, physical or emotional and there are often events or periods of time in our lives that we can point to as particularly stressful, such as a car accident, death of a loved one or job loss. In addition to these major events, there are many underlying “behind the scenes” factors that compile and contribute to a state of chronic stress. From infections, allergies, depression, overworking, guilt, and sleep deprivation, to toxic exposures, fluctuating blood sugars, and medications. We are constantly inundated with demands to our hormonal system. Read more


Adrenal Fatigue
Adrenal fatigue is a decrease in function of the adrenal glands that characteristically manifests as a reduced output or alteration in the diurnal pattern of adrenal hormone secretion including cortisol. People suffering from decreased adrenal function commonly complain of fatigue but may also experience sleep disruptions, weight changes, salt and/or sugar cravings, allergies, anxiousness, nervousness, low blood pressure and numerous other symptoms. Read more


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