By Dr. Victoria Nguyen, ND
One of the tools we utilize as part of our weight loss program is a genetic test called GxSlim. It is a genetic test that only requires a cheek swab, similar to other genetic tests available on the market. However, what makes this test different is that they look specifically at genes that are contributing to weight loss ability.
Remember, genetic testing looks at genetic tendencies and susceptibilities based on research of various genetic mutations/variants and doesn’t give you information about you current state of health. However, what is great about utilizing genetic tests is that they allow us to know what we are working with. Continue reading
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Tagged diet, Diet Coaching, Dr. Victoria Nguyen, Duvall, genetic testing, gxslim, Medically Supervised Weight Loss, Redmond, sustainable weightloss, victoria nguyen, weight loss
By Dr. Mohammad Shegeft
Dr. Brooke has been extolling the virtues of Hyperbaric Ozone Therapy for much of 2018. To explain all the things that ozone therapy does, and how, is not an easy task and it can’t be done in a small article. That is why I have broken this down to two parts: Part I -The role of ozone injections in form of Prolozone® and Part II – general role of ozone in longevity and anti-aging.
For some this may be too scientific and that is Ok. Just know that ozone therapy can help and it is not hocus pocus, there is actual science and 100s of years of research behind it.
How can Ozone therapy or Prolozone® help with pain?
To answer this question we first need to ask another. What causes pain?
Pain is caused by lack of circulation to ligaments and/or joints. Have you ever noticed that most of your pain is in or around a joint? That is because, anatomically, joints and ligaments have less blood circulation and therefore less oxygen utilization than other areas. Aging further decreases both circulation and oxygen utilization. This is aggravated by trauma or injury. Continue reading
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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
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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