Millions of teenage girls and adult women suffer each month from debilitating symptoms that result from menstruation. Problems vary with the individual but often include severe pain and cramping, excessive bleeding and blood clots, irritability, insomnia, headaches, backaches, vomiting, diarrhea and more can cause missed school and work time and leave the female persuasion sidelined for a week or more every month. There is an effective solution, however, that does not involve medication that can have less than desirable side effects and that you may not previously have considered. Why not try classical homeopathy treatment in Everett for menstrual complications?
After completing a comprehensive health and personal evaluation for your individual situation that may additionally require diagnostic testing, a naturopathic practitioner will recommend such treatment options as a revised diet program with nutritional and healthy food choices, an exercise regimen designed specifically for you, all-natural vitamin and herbal supplementation that address your particular symptoms, stress relief and meditation techniques that may include yoga or massage and strategies for getting more restorative sleep and rest.
Naturopathic medicine has proven results for hundreds of ailments for centuries, including female issues. It is definitely worth the effort to look into natural treatment methodologies for your menstrual difficulties and experience the difference it can make.
To learn more about how we can address each of your menstrual problems specifically, call the experienced healing professionals at McQuinn Naturopathic at (425)905-2487 for classical homeopathy treatment in Everett. Schedule an appointment and explore successful options for immediate relief.
We all get tired after working a long day or playing hard on our days off. Fatigue in Arlington, however, is another matter entirely. Fatigue is not simply being tired but is defined as extreme exhaustion due to illness, mental or physical exertion and is debilitating and misunderstood. Simply resting or sleeping is not enough to recover from fatigue.
Medical conditions that can cause fatigue include anemia, infections of various types, hepatitis, hypothyroidism, nutrient deficiencies, menopause and low testosterone, among others. There are many available options for treatment that are all-natural and do not involved medications with complicated side effects.
Naturopathic physicians do not treat medical problems; they treat the individual, so options for each person are carefully evaluated according to need. This is why personal and diagnostic tests are required before addressing the issue.
Some of the available solutions for fatigue involve a specially designed diet that emphasizes some nutrients and de-emphasizes others. Nutritional supplementation may encompass herbal medicine such as Echinacea, garlic and thyme. Vitamins, omega-3 and omega-6 fatty acids and antioxidants may all play a significant part in reducing fatigue.
In addition, a moderate program of exercise may be prescribed or instruction in stress relieving meditative techniques can also be valuable in recovery from fatigue.
For more in-depth information about exciting naturopathic treatment options for fatigue in Arlington, speak with the experienced medical staff at McQuinn Naturopathic today at (425)905-2487. We would be happy to schedule an appointment for you for a personal consultation with one of our professionals.
Reader Question: Doc, as a dietitian, do you have any quick tips to curb my appetite and reduce my cravings? It seems that snacking is always the death of my diet! I’m doing good, and then a craving comes and I cave. Help!
Dr. Duarte’s Answer: Do you eat spinach? If you don’t, and your goal is to lose as much body fat as possible, then you may want to start incorporating more spinach in your diet according to a recent study performed at Sweden’s Lund University.
In the study, thirty-eight overweight women consumed either a beverage containing 5g of spinach extract (made up mostly of the cell membranes from spinach stems) or a placebo prior to breakfast each day. At the end of the three month study, the spinach group lost 50% more weight!
Researchers credit the increased weightloss to an overall decrease in calorie intake as a compound in spinach stems known as thylakoids has been shown to reduce hunger, particularly cravings for sweets and fast food, by up to 95%! Thylakoids work by slowing down the digestion process, giving intestinal hormones time to communicate to the brain that we are satisfied.
Naturally, if you’re feeling more satisfied you won’t fall victim to regular snacking on all the wrong foods — and that means increased weightloss and a flatter stomach for you.
Here are some easy ways to get more spinach in your diet (be sure to include the stems):
1. Throw a couple handfuls of spinach in the blender along with your next protein shake. While it may change the color, it has virtually no taste.
2. If you’re into juicing, add spinach to your next juicing recipe.
3. Enjoy a spinach salad or sauteed spinach as part of any meal.
Let’s face it: reaching our weight loss goals is not always easy. There are many distractions and aspects of our daily routines that force us to make hundreds of seemingly insignificant decisions about what we are putting into our bodies. For many of us, letting go of that can of Coke each day is just too difficult. After all, it’s only one can of soda, right? How far back from our weight loss goals can one can of soda really put us?
Let’s do the math. In a single 12 oz. can of Coke, there are 38 grams of sugar, or roughly 9 teaspoons. Doesn’t sound too bad at first. However, 9 teaspoons adds up fast. After one month of drinking a can of Coke a day, you have added roughly 2.5 pounds of sugar to your diet. Worse yet, if you are drinking one can of Coke each day for one year, you will add approximately 30 pounds of added sugar to your diet. That amount of sugar will certainly inhibit your weight loss goals, and that doesn’t even account for all of the other sources of added sugar we intake in a year. In fact, the average American consumes nearly 66 pounds of added sugar in a year.
Nutrition and weight loss go hand in hand. If you are looking for help on your fitness journey, McQuinn Naturopathic offers weight loss programs and nutritional counseling to help you reach your health and fitness goals. For proven results that last, contact us today at 425.905.2487.