by Dr. Victoria Nguyen
Spring is here! Commonly, spring is the signal of new beginnings as flowers start to bloom and spring cleaning is on people’s minds. Not only does spring cleaning evoke thoughts of clearing physical space but a lot of Naturopathic Doctors think about clearing the physical body. Cleanses and detox programs are methods to clearing our bodies because we are constantly exposed to toxins. These various toxins are found in the products that we use, the foods that we consume, the clothes that we wear, and even the water that we drink. A number of these toxins have been found to increase our aging mechanisms and increase our risk of cancers. As Chanda and I developed our detox program, we explored different ideas of where to start and both agreed that the gut plays a major role in detoxification.
Our gut is not only responsible for breaking down our foods and absorbing nutrients but also is responsible for eliminating waste and toxins. If we are not eliminating regularly or completely, these toxins have the potential to be reabsorbed and recirculated throughout the body. So if there are so many toxins in our environment, what can we do? Continue reading
Posted in Detoxification, Naturopathic Medicine
Tagged Alpine Integrated Medicine, Brooke Azie-Rentz, Cleanse, Detox, Detoxification, Diet Coaching, medical detox, Naturopathy, Redmond Ridge, toxins, victoria nguyen, weight loss
by Dr. Erin Cheatum
Around 30% of adults in the US report getting 6 hours of sleep or less a night3. While of course we are all unique, research shows the average adult needs 7-9 hours a night. Kids and teenagers need even more sleep! If you aren’t waking up feeling rested, chances are you aren’t getting enough good quality sleep.
With work, kids, and life it can be difficult to prioritize sleep, but your body and brain need sufficient sleep. Not getting enough sleep can cause decreased concentration, increased distractibility, incoordination, and, Continue reading
Posted in Naturopathic Medicine, Sleep
Tagged Alpine Integrated Medicine, Dr. Brooke Azie-Rentz, Dr. Erin Cheatum, get better sleep, Redmond Ridge, restful sleep, Restless Sleep, sleep, sleep better, Sleep Medicine, Sleep Problems, snoring
By Chanda Zeigler, LMP
Many of you have heard by now that Dr. Victoria Nguyen and I have been working hard at developing programs to support long term weight loss, detoxification and overall vibrant health.
We have designed these programs to support not only your body in the cleansing of extra weight and toxins, but also your lifestyle. We’ll be your coach, helping you find the right balance to reach your goals and maintain improved health and well being.
Our programs are medically supervised by Dr. Nguyen, along with weekly appointments with myself as your Nutrition and Lifestyle coach. Continue reading
Posted in Detoxification, Naturopathic Medicine, weight loss
Tagged AIM for health!, Alpine Integrated Medicine, Chanda Zeigler, Coaching, Detoxification, diet, Diet Coaching, Medically Supervised Weight Loss, nutrition, Redmond, victoria nguyen, weight loss
By Dr. Erin Cheatum and Dr. Victoria Nguyen
It’s that time of the year again: cold and flu season! Fall, Winter and even early Spring tend to be the times when most people get sick. The common cold and flu are caused by viruses, therefore antibiotics are very unlikely to be helpful in these cases. What’s more, the flu this season is particularly bad! There are many supportive treatments to help with the symptoms of a cold – runny nose, cough, congestion and sore throat. The flu tends to produce similar symptoms but may also include a fever, headache, and/or body aches.
Here are some simple ways to help ease these symptoms: Continue reading
Posted in Cold and Flu
Tagged AIM for health!, AIM Primary Care, Alpine Integrated Medicine, Cold and Flu, Cold Prevention, erin cheatum, Flu Prevention, flu shot, Redmond Naturopath, Redmond Ridge Doctor, victoria nguyen
The Prostates, They Are A-Changin’
By Dr. Mohammad Shegeft
Your prostate is changing, and that is Ok.
In both men and women, reproductive system changes are closely related to changes in the urinary system. Unlike women, men do not experience a rapid change in fertility as they age. Instead these changes are more gradual. One of the changes seen in men is the enlargement of the prostate gland. The prostate gland is replaced with scare-like tissue with age. This process or condition is commonly referred to as BPH or Benign Prostatic Hyperplaisa. Thought the most common, BPH is not the only condition concerning the aging prostate. Others include acute and or chronic inflammation of the prostate gland called prostatitis and prostate cancer.
As we discus each of these conditions in more detail, it is important to know that one change does not lead to another. For example, having prostatitis does not increase your risk of prostate cancer or BHP. It is also important to note that age does not predict male fertility and neither does prostate function. In fact, a man can father a child even if his prostate gland has been removed. Continue reading
Acupuncture to boost brain power/ memory/mental clarity
Ko Ching Lu EAMP, L.Ac.
As the year ends, parents are working hard and students are in school, learning hard. This is a good time to get acupuncture treatments to enhance their memory and focus. According to Chinese medicine, there are four organ types that are closely connected to memory. The organs are spleen, heart, kidney, and liver. And each of those organs controls their own emotions. For example, the spleen controls worry, the heart controls happiness, the kidneys are in charge of fear, and liver is associated with anger. Also, those four organs types have mutual relationships. For example, if the spleen is deficient, it will not be able to provide blood to the heart and can lead to insomnia and poor memory. Continue reading
Preggers? Keep your nutrients up with IV Infusions!
By Dr. Mohammad Shegeft
As a mom to be, you are of course doing everything you can to have a healthy newborn. Have you considered IV Therapy for nutrients during your pregnancy?
Intravenous Vitamin Therapy for pregnancy will directly inject each nutrient that you need into your bloodstream. Through bypassing the digestive system, your body’s cells are directly exposed to the vitamins and minerals, giving them a chance to absorb them without interference and in as little time as possible.
The demand of many, but not all, micronutrients increases during pregnancy. Deficiencies can exist because of losses or malabsorption due to inadequate intakes, lack of knowledge about adequate prenatal nutrients, dietary taboos associated with pregnancy, with potential adverse consequences for both mothers and newborn infants or simply because of several weeks of vomiting! Continue reading