Monthly Archives: March 2016

Metabolic Syndrome Treatment in Everett

Metabolic Syndrome or Syndrome X is being diagnosed more than ever, thanks to rising obesity rates throughout the United States and beyond. This diagnosis simply means that you have several of the risk factors that increase the likelihood that you will develop medical issues such as diabetes, stroke and heart disease. However, there are options rather than taking medications with unwanted side effects. Look into naturopathic metabolic syndrome treatment in Everett.

The risk factors that lead to metabolic syndrome are:

  • High blood pressure or taking high blood pressure medication.
  • Low HDL cholesterol or taking prescriptions for high cholesterol.
  • An excessively large waist (also known as being “apple” shaped).
  • High triglycerides (blood fats).

Metabolic Syndrome Treatment in EverettDuring a consultation with a medical professional, you will be evaluated through diagnostic testing and a lifestyle questionnaire to determine your personal risk factors for metabolic syndrome and the most optimum treatment designed just for you. Typically, a treatment program consists of a variety of different changes developed to help you gain control of your health in a safe and natural manner. You may alter your diet and have nutritional counseling, make changes to your lifestyle and learn ways to manage stress, lose weight and begin an exercise regimen, add vitamin and/or herbal supplements according to your specific needs and undergo acupuncture.

To learn more about how the experienced team of professionals at McQuinn Naturopathic can guide you through metabolic syndrome treatment in Everett, call us today at (425)905-2487 to schedule an appointment. We look forward to helping you achieve wellness!

 

The Natural Approach to Diabetes Treatment in Arlington

A recent study found some shocking statistics regarding the prevalence of diabetes. Results point to half of the United States population being affected by diabetes or pre-diabetes. There are a number of options for management of the disease, not the least of which is an all-natural approach to diabetes treatment in Arlington.

diabetes treatment in ArlingtonThere are two primary types of diabetes (aside from gestational diabetes found in pregnant women): type 1 and type 2. Type 1 diabetes is an autoimmune disease that destroys cells in the pancreas. More common is type 2 diabetes which exhibits insulin resistance.

There are factors that can be controlled by the individual with diabetes. These include diet, eating habits, nutritional deficiencies, exercise, weight, hormonal imbalance and exposure to environmental toxins.

When seeking naturopathic diabetes treatment, a patient will undergo a comprehensive evaluation to determine individual barriers to good health. This encompasses both a physical examination and laboratory testing. A personalized plan for diabetes management will be developed with your particular issues in mind.

Changes that will likely be implemented may be:

  • A diet that includes healthy proteins, low carbohydrates, fruits, vegetables and oils.
  • An exercise regimen designed to strengthen muscles and the heart.
  • Methods for reducing stress and managing stress.

After successful participation in diabetes management the evaluation of the need for prescribed medications will be conducted, as well. By losing weight, increasing energy, lowering glucose levels and lowering blood pressure, diabetes can be controlled.

Call McQuinn Naturopathic today at (425)905-2487 with specific questions about our diabetes treatment in Arlington and to schedule your initial consultation. We look forward to hearing from you!

 

All Natural Menopause Treatment in Monroe

Menopause is a fact of life and something virtually all women must go through. However, it remains a “taboo” subject for many women and one that is unpleasant to discuss in public. With open dialogue in person and online and the availability of natural menopause treatment in Monroe there is no need to be silent and suffer alone any longer.

Menopause Treatment in Monroe

Between the ages of 40-55, most women experience menopause, with the median age being 51. It can last anywhere from 2-8 years and often has uncomfortable symptoms due to fluctuating changes in estrogen levels:

  • Hot flashes
  • Insomnia and other sleeping problems
  • Night sweats
  • Irregular periods
  • Urinary difficulties
  • Vaginal dryness
  • Mood swings
  • Osteoporosis

The most common way doctors deal with menopausal symptoms is to prescribe hormone replacement therapy or HRT. While medications may help to relieve some issues, the side effects are often worse than the symptoms themselves and can lead to other health problems after continuous use.

Naturopathic medical practitioners have long known that there are safer alternatives to harmful prescription drugs for menopausal symptoms. After evaluation of your individual circumstances, a naturopathic physician may recommend nutritional changes, an exercise regimen, vitamin and mineral supplementation, stress relievers, administration of natural progesterone and phytoestrogens.

To learn how all natural menopause treatment in Monroe can work for you, call Dr. Beth McQuinn at McQuinn Naturopathic at (425)905-2487. Our experienced team of naturopathic professionals will conduct a personal consultation and evaluation to determine the best course of action specifically designed for your needs. Schedule your appointment today.