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Philosophical Thoughts on Illness

by Lee Dennis, ND

Posted: February 7, 2017

Why do we get sick? This is probably a question that has crossed most of your minds at some point. If it hasn't, well then, you're welcome, because now it has. Similar to my post on stress, this discussion is as much philosophical in nature as it is scientific - though we could certainly delve into the science of it. We can point at microbes (if you have a really small finger), poor diets, stress, environmental pollutants and toxins, oxidation, telomeres and on and on. But when we get right down to it, why does any...

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The Role of Traditional Fermented Foods and Modern Probiotics

by Lee Dennis, ND

Posted: February 6, 2015

Élie Metchnikoff, a late 19th century Russian biologist, is attributed as the first to theorize that health benefits could be derived from manipulating the bacteria in our gastrointestinal tract. Today, this has become a focused area of research and a huge industry with the development of beneficial bacteria in the form of a pill known as a probiotic. Though, while the idea may be relatively... - Read More -


Prevention and Treatment of the Flu

by Lee Dennis, ND

Posted: January 30, 2015

We are in flu season and whether or not you like to get the flu vaccine, I think we can all agree that it's not extremely useful against the flu this year. The CDC, however, still recommends getting it as it does cover some of the current influenza strains in circulation. But, given this situation, what can you do to prevent and treat the flu? Luckily, there are many... - Read More -


The Human Microbiome

by Lee Dennis, ND

Posted: January 22, 2015

Microbes. What do you think of when you hear that word? Bacteria? Viruses? Perhaps you think of all the horrible diseases caused by those nearly invisible little bugs - influenza, tuberculosis, syphilis, pneumonia, strep throat, et cetera. But, should we define a whole biological kingdom based on a few misunderstood villains? I think not. The truth is that the large majority of microbes (I'm admittedly mostly speaking of bacteria here) are not the villainous creatures we think them to be. Most are harmless. In fact, they are all around you right now. They're on your floor, on your furniture, on your clothes, on your skin, in your mouth and... - Read More -

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The Truth About Heart Disease Part I: The Story Of Cholesterol

We have all heard of cholesterol and what we've heard is that cholesterol is bad. Oh sorry, actually we are told there is a "bad cholesterol" and then there is a "good cholesterol." So, one is good and one is bad. One gives us heart disease and one helps prevent it. But, is this actually true? Well, not exactly. The fact is, cholesterol itself isn't really the cause of heart disease... - Read More -

Cell Phone Use During Pregnancy May Affect Child's Behavior After Birth

Electricity was introduced as a power source in the late 19th century and became more widespread in the early 20th century. Over the past 100 years or so we've gradually been introducing our bodies more and more frequently to electromagnetic (EM) fields and electromagnetic radiation. Cell phones have been one of the most discussed electrical devices in relation... - Read More -

Naturopathic Thyroid FAQ

Have you ever been told that you, a friend or family member has a thyroid problem and wanted to know more about it? Or perhaps you're just curious what it is and what it does? Below are a list of frequently asked questions about the thyroid gland - what it is, what it does and how problems can be treated using both conventional and natural... - Read More -