Nutrient Depletions Caused By the Pill

In my experience, 95% of all prescription drugs, including hormonal contraceptives (oral contraceptives/the pill, patches, IUDs, injections, etc.) cause nutrient deficiencies in the body. This is because of the additional actions that the drug has on the body in addition to the intended action of preventing pregnancy – it may block the absorption, and/or use more of these nutrients for its detoxification/breakdown… … More Nutrient Depletions Caused By the Pill

Bringing Balance Back with Acupuncture

In case you haven’t heard about acupuncture, it’s a very popular medical practice that entails stimulating points of energy within the body by inserting a very, very tiny needle into the skin. Most people find it to be painless, relaxing, and an overall pleasant experience. As a student of naturopathic medicine, I use acupuncture every … More Bringing Balance Back with Acupuncture

What Is Herbal Medicine? And What Does It Have To Do With Me?

I’m so glad you asked! Also known as botanical medicine or phytomedicine, herbal medicine refers to using plants for various medical purposes – a.k.a. to get you looking and feeling better. Herbalism has a long history and tradition of use outside conventional medicine, and is the most widely used form of medicine around the world … More What Is Herbal Medicine? And What Does It Have To Do With Me?