Archive for the ‘Natural Health Matters’ Category

Theories of homeopathic action

I was privileged to be present for a talk Dr. Laurell Matthews, ND recently gave at Grato Holdings about the theories proposed for how homeopathic medicines work.    Although there are quite a few different theories that have been put forward, she limited her discussion to the two theories she found most compelling. The first is […]

Zika in Florida

NATURAL HEALTH MATTERS with Dr. Laurell Every year it seems like there is some new nasty virus spreading around the world. I can’t forget the devastation and worry Ebola caused last year. In 2010, the H1N1 strain of influenza led the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) to declare a public health emergency. The deadly SARS […]

Blemish Free Skin from Within and Without

NATURAL HEALTH MATTERS with Dr. Laurell Our skin can be a reflection of our deeper health, so it is important to nourish ourselves from within to support blemish free skin. Acne prone skin may be an indication that the digestive system or liver are not working properly. For instance with teenage acne, the liver might […]

Why I Love Arnica so Much

NATURAL HEALTH MATTERS with Dr. Laurell I tell nearly every parent I meet to keep homeopathic arnica around the house. Arnica is the classic homeopathic remedy for many types of boo-boos. It is used for bruises, sprains, and trauma due to falls. And, of course, kids aren’t the only ones who tend to hurt themselves. […]

Virus of the Year: Zika

NATURAL HEALTH MATTERS with Dr. Laurell Every year it seems like there is some new nasty virus spreading around the world. I can’t forget the devastation and worry Ebola caused last year. In 2010, the H1N1 strain of influenza led the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) to declare a public health emergency. The deadly SARS […]

Fight the illness, not the fever

NATURAL HEALTH MATTERS with Dr. Laurell In natural medicine, we try to understand how and why the body is reacting to an illness or condition. Most of the time there is ‘wisdom’ behind the body’s activities when we are sick. Once we understand these actions, we have a better idea of how to support the […]

New Years brings better health

NATURAL HEALTH MATTERS with Dr. Laurell Popular New Year’s resolutions nearly always have something to do with weight loss or healthier lifestyle. It’s understandable, since we get less active when the weather gets cold and there are all of those tempting holiday treats. The New Year is a great time to declare a new start […]

All to Common: Back Pain

NATURAL HEALTH MATTERS with Dr. Laurell Experts estimate that up to 80% of us will have back pain problems at some time during our lives. This is because our backs are particularly vulnerable to pain from injury, overuse, or plain old bad posture. Personally, long drives can leave me aching in the neck and between […]

Doctor’s Advice on Avoiding Colds

NATURAL HEALTH MATTERS with Dr. Laurell These changing seasons are prime times for us to get run down and susceptible to colds and other infections. I don’t know about you, but whenever I start to get sick, my first symptom is often an irritated throat.  So, if I am feeling under the weather and start […]

5 Ways to Stay Healthy During Cold and Flu Season

NATURAL HEALTH MATTERS with Dr. Laurell Five ways to stay healthy during cold and flu season 1. Get your sleep. Lack of sleep contributes to elevated levels of the stress hormone cortisol, which suppresses the immune system. 2. Watch your stress levels. I know this is easier said than done, but even a little change […]