Monthly Archives: February 2015

High Blood Pressure Treatment in Everett

High Blood Pressure Treatment in EverettHypertension or high blood pressure as it is commonly referred is a more common condition than many may realize. It is estimated that one third of American adults have high blood pressure and only about half of those have it under control. High blood pressure is both preventable and treatable. If left untreated however, hypertension can lead to stroke, heart failure and even death. If your doctor has noted your blood pressure on the high side, naturopathic high blood pressure treatment in Everett is available for you.

A condition that generally develops over years; high blood pressure is basically the force or amount of blood pushing against your arteries as the heart pumps.

Common causes of hypertension are, but are not limited to:

  • Poor diet
  • Lack of exercise
  • Obesity
  • Excessive use of drugs and alcohol
  • Smoking
  • Sleep apnoea
  • Hormonal conditions
  • Stress

While some underlying causes of high blood pressure may require the use of prescription drugs, simple and natural modifications in lifestyle can achieve many treatment goals.

A change in diet: Limiting the intake of salt and foods high in fat or sugar can be beneficial. Taking specific vitamin supplements as suggested by a qualified ND would also help.

Weight loss: If overweight, gradual weight loss by increased physical activity and lowering the intake of calories can help.

Physical activity: 30 minutes of continuous physical exercise per day such as a brisk walk has shown to assist in lowering blood pressure.

Lower alcohol consumption: If one is going to consume alcohol, drinking in moderation will lower the risk of high blood pressure.

In many instances, patients have reported a decreased need of prescription drugs simply by taking a natural approach to make changes in their lifestyle.

If you would like more information on how we can help with high blood pressure treatment in Everett, call McQuinn Naturopathic today at (425)905-2487. Helping you achieve your goals; naturally.

Naturopathic Diabetes Treatment in Arlington

Diabetes Treatment in ArlingtonDespite the vast amounts of literature and public education, the diagnosis of type 2 diabetes is on the rise across North America. Where as type 1 diabetes is treatable with insulin shots, it is not preventable due to its genetic roots. Type 2 diabetes on the other hand, is preventable. A number of studies conducted have indicated that type 2 diabetes can be controlled, delayed and even reversed with proper naturopathic diabetes treatment in Arlington.

Our fast paced life styles, stress induced jobs and the relative lowers costs of poor food choices results in many people not taking  time to prepare and eat a healthy diet or get a sufficient amount of exercise.

Through traditional medicine, type 2 diabetes is commonly controlled with prescribed medication. Unfortunately, these traditional medications can come with side effects such as nausea, diarrhea and skin rashes.

Naturopathic doctors understand that although the majority of symptoms of diabetes may be similar from patient to patient, each persons experiences may differ. Therefore, an ND (naturopathic doctor) will individualize a treatment plan according to circumstances.

With emphases on nutrition and exercise, ND’s are very well trained and have a host of treatment options for those suffering from diabetes. When possible, a naturopathic would steer away from conventional medications opting for more natural supplements.

Many of which, studies have shown to be quite effective  in managing blood sugar levels with out the common side effects of traditional medications.

If left untreated, diabetes can potentially cause other severe health problems including; nerve damage, heart disease, blindness and in severe cases diabetic coma and death.

If you have been diagnosed with diabetes or are at risk of becoming diabetic, contact McQuinn Naturopathic at (425)905-2487. Our qualified naturopathic doctors will be happy to discuss your options for diabetes treatment in Arlington.