Rooted Medicine – What is Naturopathic Medicine?

Why is it so radical to be radical?  I never find myself fully in a circle, I generally walk between circles, receiving and giving what I need.  Radical is the common denominator of all of the circles I tend. Radical is root.  Raiz is root.  We come into this world with a radical nature,  to…

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How NSAIDs Block the Pathway for Healing

I recall a terrifying mind-body study I heard years ago that concluded taking Tylenol (not an NSAID – read more below) is not only a top cause for liver failure in the United States, but it also reduces peoples capacity for empathy.  With the world as we know it today, what we need is empathy…

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Is Keto Good for Haschimoto’s?

The first question is why is all the rage on Keto right now? I’d rather chew on glass than read another “health expert’s” opinion on why ketogenic diet is the magic pill.  I am not quite sure and it seems natural since it is transitioning over from Paleo to Keto.  Back in the day, it…

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Awareness in Breath: The Magic Key To Health

  As a Physician, it is nearly impossible not to bombard people with intellectual keys to health.  Really, we need to start at the physical before we can get to the spiritual practice and vice versa.  We are born with an inherent affinity for health.  Well, most of us are.  Our body’s ability to heal…

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Healing Trauma Defines Our Health

This date, April 26th marks the last anniversary of a major series of trauma cuts and residue that I have been slowly healing over the past year.  My miscarriage was a marker of my life.  All I wanted was to be a good mom, single or partnered.  My family was radically adverse to the idea…

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March against Monsanto for Gut Health: Part 2

As I promised, there would be follow up on one of the major criminal corporations of our time.  The more I read the more I see it in clinic: This is why every single woman comes in with infertility, acne, PCOS-like symptoms, endometriosis, and menopausal symptoms that wreak havoc in their life. One of the…

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March against Monsanto for Gut Health: Part 1

You may want to march against Monsanto if you have fatigue, weight gain, depression, asthma, autoimmune symptoms, Thyroid issues, Arthritis, Dementia, Hives of unknown cause, pain…. Why? The information shared in the Copesthetic Community email yesterday got my wheels turning in a big way.  I have contemplated the causes of food-intolerances (click here for a…

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5 Ways to Balance your Hormones at Home. BONUS! Save the Environment

 Go Green in your Kitchen! Get away from the plastics & canned foods. Phthalates have been identified as a chemical “endocrine disruptor.” They can totally throw off thyroid, estrogen, and testosterone levels by molecular mimicry (looking like them) or else by blocking them where they need to go to be recycled and transmuted.  They can…

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Interweaving Environmental Practices & the Rise of Disease in Women

  It has long since come to my attention this past year that my needs for joy, peace, and love in this world has shifted Justice to the forefront. As I immerse myself deeper into relationships with people that devote their lives to buffering us from the harmful effects brought to this world, the less…

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How to Find Healing & Cutting through Appropriation

I personally found Naturopathic Medicine through a soul calling, one of those things that I was destined to find.  Having a name that calls for respect by society and healing the whole person was something I knew was necessary.  And, I knew from the first day of classes, that this education was not the only…

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