Prospective students and community members interested in learning about naturopathic medicine as either a lifestyle or professional career can find what they need at the Southwest College of Naturopathic Medicine’s Discovery Day from 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. March 14, 2015 at 2140 E. Broadway Road in Tempe.
Why is it that the gluten-free food industry has grown at a compounded annual rate of almost 30 percent? Probably because 1 in 133 persons is now being diagnosed with a condition known as Celiac Disease. Patients with Celiac Disease are unable to digest a protein called gluten, which is found in certain grains, namely wheat, barley and rye.
During the last 50 years, the average person’s health has been significantly challenged and weakened due to unhealthy food choices, poor food quality, depleted soils, antibiotics, GMOs, NSAIDs, and altered gut bacteria. Many are completely unaware that leaky gut is the root cause of their health problems.
'Tis the season! Over the next few weeks, schedules are filled with shopping, holiday parties, relatives, financial pressures, obligations, and plenty of food and spirits. Socializing during the holidays can be stressful and challenging for some, especially if your friends and family are not as health-conscious as you. The abundance of holiday treats and homemade goodies can be hard to resist. Fortunately, you can stay healthy, happy and fit, keep from getting sick, and enjoy holiday celebrations without feeling bloated, guilty or stressed out.
You know that blood is red and life ceases if the body is deprived of it. You know too that life also depends on oxygen. The oxygen you breathe in with each breath latches on to the hemoglobin molecule of each red blood cell as it circulates through your lung tissue. Your circulatory system then becomes the transport mechanism by which the enriched blood goes immediately to the heart from whence it is forcefully pumped through the rest of the body. You know that blood also contains white cells that are the blood components responsible for preventing us from succumbing to infection.
The holiday season is upon us, which can result in additional stress and anxiety due to time crunches, obligations, and demanding schedules. Minimizing stress, getting plenty of sleep, daily movement and sunshine, foregoing demanding obligations, and healthy eating is especially important since colds, flu and even depression tend to be more prevalent this time of year.
Like in any medical field, early treatment is important in ensuring results. So when should orthodontic treatment first be considered for children? According to Team Orthodontics' Dr. Danyluk, who closely follows the guidelines set by the American Association of Orthodontics, Phase I treatment for children should generally begin around age 7, when several permanent teeth in most children have come in. This allows Team Orthodontics to effectively evaluate a child's orthodontic condition.
Not long ago, I requested – and received – a thorough briefing on Ebola by Maricopa County Public Health officials. I came out of the meeting impressed by the behind-the-scenes preparations that U.S. and local health officials are making to confront and combat this deadly virus.
Banner Alzheimer’s Institute is addressing the latest in Alzheimer’s prevention, research and caregiving in a free community lecture series in a program called “Giving People Strategies (GPS) for Memory.”
Dry eyes is a growing concern, with the numbers increasing rapidly of individuals who struggle with the effects. One study estimates nearly half the population experience symptoms of dry eyes—from mild irritation to more severe burning, itching, sensitivity to light, even blurry vision and an inability to quickly focus.
November is Long-Term Care Awareness Month — a month dedicated to educating the public about the need to prepare for the potentially devastating costs of long-term care. And the more you know about these expenses, the better prepared you will be to deal with them.
The city of Phoenix Neighborhood Services Department (NSD) participated in National Lead Poisoning Prevention Week, Oct. 19-25, to raise awareness of the consequences of lead poisoning among parents and pregnant women who live in homes built before 1978.
As women transition into menopause, known as peri-menopause, hormone levels can be all over the board. Some women sail smoothly into menopause experiencing little if any symptoms at all, while others suffer physical, emotional and psychological symptoms such as hot flashes, night sweats, newly-found belly fat, insomnia, moodiness, anxiety, hair loss, cognitive changes, joint pain, and decreased or totally absent libido.
Estrogen dominance and estrogen dominant cancers such as breast and prostate cancer are fueled by estrogen overload. Although there are numerous reasons why women predominantly experience estrogen dominance (use of birth control, menopause and pregnancy), millions of men, children and teenagers are increasingly affected by estrogen dominance due to their diet, lifestyle choices and the environment.
I am sometimes suspicious of how we employ our faith. Don’t get me wrong, faith is important to me, and I have given my life to it. But sometimes I treat my faith like it is a medicine cabinet or a pharmaceutical, going to it only when something is wrong, or if I am looking for a quick remedy.
The Joint Commission recently re-certified and awarded Banner Baywood Medical Center its Gold Seal of Approval for meeting national standards for health care quality and safety for Disease-Specific Care in hip fracture management.