Topical Pain Relievers: Bengay and Beyond!

by | Jul 11, 2016

Back pain? Aching muscles? Joint pain? Instead of reaching for acetaminophen or ibuprofen, have you ever tried a topical pain relieving ointment to treat your aches and pains? In this blog post, we'll review common conventional topical treatments for pain,...
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5 Supplements to Support Your Immunity

by | Mar 07, 2016

Over lunch last week, I asked a couple of Wildwood practitioners about their favorite approach to supporting immunity. My specific request was for their favorite immunity-boosting supplements that would be available at the typical health food store (since our practitioners often...
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A Hot Date with A Great Book: Eating on The Wild Side

by | Feb 26, 2016

Eating on The Wild Side

Where do our fruits and vegetables comes from? Not from the supermarket, of course. That's just where they are sold. Nor do they come from large commercial farms, local farms, or even our backyard gardens. That's where they are planted,...
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Herbal Aphrodisiacs

by | Feb 24, 2016

Last month, I heard these two podcast episodes with herbalist, Jim McDonald, and have been wanting to write about them since. The interview was originally posted on The Free Herbalism Project, a series of free lectures by world-renowned herbalists hosted...
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Eat To Heal: Qi Stagnation & Blood Stasis

by | Jun 20, 2016

Qi Stagnation and Blood Stasis Explained "Stagnant qi" is something we treat every single day in the clinic. Of course, when you explain the concept of stagnant qi to a patient, they want to know more, including how the qi...
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Your Baby’s Digestive Health

by | Feb 18, 2016

baby's digestive health

Before getting into the details about the digestive health of infants, I'll start with a personal story since it's a great entry point into discussing the fascinating world of wee' babies and their wee' gut microbiomes. It's a birth story, so if you're not a...
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Lyme Disease Prevention Kit?

by | Jun 01, 2016

The Rise of Lyme and Other Borrelial Infections Many parts of New England are considered a hotbed for Lyme disease, and infection rates are steadily rising. When I first began to dig deeply into the research on Lyme disease and...
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One Podcast Episode You Must Hear!

by | Feb 15, 2016

On the Science (and Magic) of Herbal Medicine When I listened to this interview with Guido Masé on my way to work last month, I found that his words, quite literally, filled me to the brim. Within the next couple...
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Acupuncture for Inducing Labor?

by | Feb 11, 2016

In the community clinic, we have helped many a pregnant person through the process of gestation and birth. This post is specifically about how acupuncture can help the body prepare for and enter into labor. It's become a common event in...
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Insurance Coverage for Naturopathic Medicine?

by | Jan 07, 2016

Insurance for NDs in Maine: Fact or Fiction?  Insurance coverage for office visits with Naturopathic doctors (ND) is relatively new to Maine. Although coverage went from non-existent to partial over the last few years, it remains incomplete.  Currently, the following...
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