Monthly Archives: April 2017

Find the Energy You Need with Vitamin B12 Injections in Monroe

vitamin B12 injections in MonroeWho doesn’t need more energy? Very few people, that’s for certain. The average person who eats within standard limits, remains hydrated, sleeps an adequate amount and exercises should have plenty of energy. Unfortunately, the majority of the population cannot meet all of these requirements at once and, as a result, lack the energy just to make it through each day. One solution for this problem is supplemental vitamin B12 injections in Monroe.

While some individuals have medical conditions that cause a significant lack of B12, most people just have lower average levels of the important vitamin that maintains healthy nerve and blood cells and creates DNA. The only way to know for sure is to have a blood test. Those who are shown to be truly deficient will benefit from supplementation of B12. Since this vitamin is water soluble, the body effectively eliminates any excess so it is completely safe.

Additional reasons for a deficiency in B12 may be because of Chron’s disease, Celiac disease, alcohol abusers or being vegan or vegetarian. Symptoms of deficiency include memory loss, fatigue, changes in mood, numbness and/or tingling in the fingers and toes, a sore tongue and trouble walking normally. However, a medical evaluation and accompanying lab work are necessary for a proper diagnosis. Don’t resort to self-evaluation. It is worth your time to seek professional guidance when it concerns your health.

Call the medical team at McQuinn Naturopathic Clinic at (425)905-2487 for additional information about vitamin B12 injections in Monroe or to schedule an appointment.

Examine Naturopathic Diabetes Treatment in Marysville

diabetes treatment in Marysville

Diabetes is running rampant today, as evidenced by the 24 million Americans who suffer from this terrible disease. Even more disturbing is the fact that there are more than 47 million Americans who have symptoms of pre-diabetes. Type 2 diabetes is the most common, affecting 90-95% of individuals. Causes can typically be controlled and consist of obesity, lack of exercise, poor dietary habits, lack of nutritious food and excess fat and sugar consumption. There may be a solution for this problem that has not been previously considered – naturopathic diabetes treatment in Marysville.

A naturopathic physician will conduct a thorough examination of your lifestyle and eating habits and explore potential explanations for your diabetes diagnosis. Included will be a physical, laboratory testing, cholesterol levels, anemia screening, evaluation of liver and kidney function and blood sugar monitoring. Depending upon your specific circumstances, the naturopath may also check vitamin D levels, cardiac risk, toxemia, thyroid, adrenal and reproductive hormonal disproportions.

Recommendations for the improvement of your overall health can be life-changing. Schooling on a balanced diet that is low in carbohydrates, variety in healthy proteins, beneficial fruits and vegetables and the types of oils that work best for diabetic patients. Exercise will be encouraged each day, as well as ways to manage stress.

Vitamin and mineral supplementation also play an important part in managing diabetes. They not only lower glucose levels and lessen insulin resistance but they lower blood pressure and lipids and reduce inflammation. While prescription medication may still be necessary at first, naturopathic patients are often able to reduce or completely discontinue this therapy after naturopathic treatment.

Call McQuinn Naturopathic at (425)905-2487 to schedule a consultation for diabetes treatment in Marysville.

Dr. James Drake

Dr. Drake is a licensed Naturopathic Physician in Washington state, and has been in practice since 2017. He is a primary care physician with special interests in men’s health, cardiovascular health, and management of diabetes. Dr. Drake uses a variety of methods to help his patients reach their potential to be their happiest and healthiest–including physical medicine (which itself includes hydrotherapy, visceral manipulation, and manual therapy), diet/nutrition recommendations, IV therapy, and trigger point injection therapy.

Prior to studying naturopathic medicine at Bastyr University, Dr. Drake earned a Bachelor of Science in Biology and a Master of Science in Biomedical Engineering from the University of Texas at Arlington. Dr. Drake also draws from years of experience as a massage therapist and a yoga instructor, incorporating both into his medical practice.

Given Dr. Drake’s background in Yoga, Massage, and Engineering, it’s no surprise that he has a particular inclination toward physical medicine. It’s often appropriate to use a mechanical analogy when treating the body: structure affects function; once structure is corrected, proper function is restored. Generally speaking, structural problems in the body involve a loss of motion; physical medicine works to restore function by restoring motion.

About McQuinn Naturopathic
McQuinn Naturopathic and Family Practice provides patients of all backgrounds with access to medical attention and education; empowering them with knowledge and assisting to create healthy life changes in hopes that each patient can reach their potential to be their happiest and healthiest.