Category: Naturopathic Medicine Articles

Swine Flu: Natural Medicine Approaches to a Possible Pandemic

The recent concern about the Swine Influenza outbreak and the possibilities that it will become a pandemic influenza similar to that of the 1918 outbreak that resulted in the deaths of over 50 million people are discussed in this article. Natural therapies can play a major role in prevention as well as treatment.

Porphyrias

Porphyrias are a group of diseases involving the liver and its response to a toxic environment. Previously thought to be a rare disorder, it is now recognized as having a greater prevalence than once thought. This article is a summation of a chapter written for the Textbook of Natural Medicine.

Treating Psoriasis Naturally

Is an extremely common skin disorder affecting between 2% to 4% of the United States population. Psoriasis affects men and women equally, with the mean age of onset being 28. It is not uncommon for children to develop psoriasis as well as 2% percent of children by the age of 2 years of age will present with psoriasis usually located in the elbows and will move to the crease of the arms if not corrected. This article by Dr Deborah Ardolf discusses natural treatments for this common condition.

Preventive Medicine

This article discusses the need for prevention of disease and provides suggestions as to how a patient can begin to develop their own health maintenance plan.

Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome (PCOS)

This article discusses the reasons that PCOS is commonly missed resulting in infertility and the development of diabetes. Conventional treatments are discussed and compared to natural therapies.

Osteoporosis- Avoidable or Inevitable?

This article by Dr Debra Ardolf discusses the reasons behind the rising numbers of osteoperosis in general and in younger women in particular. Strategies for prevention and reversal are discussed.

Non-Surgical Treatment of Hemorrhoids

Natural and non-invasive treatments for both internal and external hemorrhoids are discussed.

Natural Medicine and the Treatment of Methicillin Resistant Staphylococcus Aureus – MRSA

A normal bacterium found on the body, Staphylococcus aureus, has developed into a deadly warrior against current antibiotic treatment.

Multiple Sclerosis

This article discusses the benefits of natural therapies for the treatment of MS.

Menorrhagia: What Every Woman Should Know

What Every Woman Should Know – This article discusses a commonly encountered problem that often goes unrecognized until it results in low energy and changes in ones normal activities of daily living.