Myth or Fact: To Remove a Tick Use Something Hot

As spring flowers begin to bloom and the weather warms up, people are pulling their bikes out of storage and lacing up their hiking boots to start tackling the local trails and mountains. Being in close proximity to meadows of tall grass and trees, people need to keep an eye out for not only for bears but the ever hard to see tick. While taking appropriate precautions can help you avoid a tick bite, no system is perfect. This brings us to the question of how should you remove a tick if you've been bitten? Before talking about tick removal, the anatomy of the tick needs to be highlighted as this is very important to why removal is such a delicate situation. When a tick first bites, it's mout

Myth or Fact: Vitamins Are Just Expensive Pee

Has any ever told you that taking vitamin supplements just create expensive pee? Most people have heard this before but if we look at the biochemistry, this is mostly a myth. Let's start with some back ground information. When it comes to vitamins and minerals, there are two categories that each can be classified into: water soluble and fat soluble. Vitamin A, D, E, and K are all fat soluble and are able to be stored in the body to be utilized at a later point when they are needed. The remaining vitamins, such as Vit C, are water soluble and only stay in the body for a short period of time. Once these vitamins are absorbed by the body and utilized, they are filtered out of the blood by the k

Deciphering Diets

Diets. Which is the best to lose weight? Which is the best to reduce pain? Does one diet fit all? How long should you be on a certain diet? Or do you have to be on the diet for life? Bottom line, diets are confusing. Along with how many options are available comes all the opinions of each as well. Fats are good. Fats are bad. Limit carbohydrates. You need carbohydrates. Animal protein is necessary. Everyone should go plant based. And the list goes on. As a naturopathic physician part of my job is education. This includes education around nutrition, and in turn, diets. My goal of this post is to outline some of the most common diets a naturopathic doctor may put you on by discussing general i

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