What the Hemp? SFNM Now Offers Whole-Plant Hemp Extracts

What the Hemp? SFNM Now Offers Whole-Plant Hemp Extracts

At San Francisco Natural Medicine, we have a lot of respect for plant medicines, many of which have been used for thousands of years but have only recently been studied using modern scientific methods. Cannabis is an example of a plant that is finally being studied and showing effectiveness for a variety of health issues from reducing seizure activity to cancer support, but current laws around prescribing medical cannabis have prevented us from using these potent plants for our patients’ care.

 

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What Do You Mean By "Therapeutic Order"?

What Do You Mean By "Therapeutic Order"?

When evaluating and working with our patients, NDs use a method called the The Therapeutic Order™.  Based on the health issues that are being addressed, their severity, and other factors, using the Therapeutic Order identifies the natural order in which therapies should be applied to provide the greatest benefit with the least potential for harm as well as harnessing the body's innate ability to heal. Use of this method helps NDs choose the least invasive and most appropriate points to begin health care interventions, and addresses the treatment of disease and other conditions while also promoting health and balance.

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Desire more balance in your life?

Desire more balance in your life?

Many times in our lives, it is necessary to remove toxic influences that are affecting us. While one blog post is way too short to cover all toxic aspects of life (pollution, work stress, negative people, etc.), Detox your body through healthy eating + detoxification + Yoga. Carrie Johnson is an international blogger and yoga teacher who is a colleague of Dr. Katie Strobe and is our guest blogger today. She is joining Detox with the Doctor (DWD) for the first time and has graciously put together a yin digestion yoga sequence and Spotify playlist as an extra benefit for DWD participants. She will also be leading this year's Nourish Yoga Retreat, Radical Simplicity on Vashon Island, Washington, November 3-5, 2017.

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Myers’ Cocktail—The Elixir Your Body Desires

Myers’ Cocktail—The Elixir Your Body Desires

The “Myer’s Cocktail” is the gold standard of delivering intravenous vitamins and minerals directly to your bloodstream. John D. Myers, MD, pioneered this use of Intravenous Nutrient Therapy (IVNT). The nutrients included in this formula (calcium, magnesium, selenium, zinc, Vitamin B and Vitamin C) are balanced perfectly for people new to IVNT and those needing a quick boost.

Take a look at the following ingredients and you’ll see why the Myer’s Cocktail is the perfect elixir.

 

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Fatigue—Where it Comes From, What to do About it

Fatigue—Where it Comes From, What to do About it

Fatigue is one of the most common symptoms people experience. As with many health issues, there are often multiple contributing factors and people feel much better when we address all of them. I haven’t gone into all possible reasons for fatigue, but these are common ones with some simple solutions.

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IV Myers' Cocktail Improves Fibromyalgia Symptoms

IV Myers' Cocktail Improves Fibromyalgia Symptoms

Fibromyalgia is a chronic illness characterized by widespread pain, general fatigue and sleep problems. Symptoms vary from person to person, making it difficult to diagnose, and can also be affected by stress levels. It is difficult to find safe and effective treatments as its exact cause is unknown. Fibromyalgia affects about 5 million Americans.

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Your Pain Could Be Due To Your Gut!

Your Pain Could Be Due To Your Gut!

So you say you have gas, bloating, and digestive upset? But wait, you also have body aches and pains, joint pain and stiffness, allergies, and many other symptoms you think are not related to your gut...or are they?

What is leaky gut syndrome?

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Putting Out the Fire—Natural Approaches to Inflammation

Putting Out the Fire—Natural Approaches to Inflammation

As a naturopathic doctor, I’m often asked, “What are the most common conditions you treat?” I’ve found this question difficult to answer, since NDs are primary care providers and see people with a wide range of health issues, such as acute and chronic pain and injuries, illnesses, and hormonal imbalances as well as for prevention. But, as I think about this question, I realize that a very common condition I treat is part of many other common acute and chronic diseases. That condition is inflammation.

What is inflammation?

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Got Allergies? Tips To Manage Springtime Allergies

Got Allergies? Tips To Manage Springtime Allergies

As they say, "March blows in like a Lion…" This year it seems like spring arrived early with a warm and dry January followed by some wet weather in February. The hills are green and the pollen counts are rising. With this unusual weather, we have seen our patients who suffer from allergies come in sooner and more symptomatic than usual. We expect it will be a tough season for allergic people.

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Does Holiday Weight Gain Have You Feeling Down?

Does Holiday Weight Gain Have You Feeling Down?

Most of us gain weight over the holidays. You may be experiencing symptoms such as bloating, digestive upset, brain fog, disrupted sleep, increased joint pain, fatigue and food cravings. A recent study has shown that the average American gains about a pound over the holidays, but that pound never comes off. This weight gain accumulates from year to year, contributing to the obesity epidemic. Weight gain appears to be more significant in overweight individuals who typically experience about 5 pounds of weight gain over the holidaysAnother study demonstrated that although body weight did not dramatically change over the holidays, the body composition did change and not for the better. In this study the percent of body fat increased, likely due to increased alcohol and sugar.

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