In the August issue of Natural Medicine Journal I wrote a paper on how climate change and global warming are negatively impacting food quality.1 I provided several examples showing that global warming is causing declines in protein, iron, zinc, magnesium, and some B vitamins in our food supply. Preliminary research also shows that global warming reduces plant carotenoid concentrations.
New research is adding still another valuable nutrient to that...Read more
Last Sunday, the New York Times published an opinion piece by the astrophysicist Kelsey Johnson. Dr. Johnson is a professor at the University of Virginia in Charlottesville, the college originally conceived by Thomas Jefferson.
In the Times article, Dr. Johnson points out that "…. the global amount of artificial light at night has been growing by at least 2 percent per year. ... In the United States, east of the Mississippi there remain only...Read more
Naturopathic doctors follow six guiding principles that serve as a philosophical platform for everything they do. The principles influence how they think about medicine, how they make clinical decisions, and most importantly, how they treat you as a patient. Each principle plays a role in guiding naturopathic doctors in diagnosis and treatment. The healing power of nature is one of these six core principles. Read More.
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The wild roses have been in bloom in Denver this past week and I’ve been stopping to smell the ones on the corner of Bellaire Street and then those south of the new museum plaza in City Park. I find myself wondering why they smell so good?
So why do I find such pleasure in the odors released by roses? Presumably the flowers have evolved the chemistry to generate these odors in order to attract insects that in turn will aid in pollinating their flowers. One would think the genetics developed over many millennia as a process of co-evolution, the insects are drawn to a food source by...Read more
With the weather getting warmer and the days getting longer, there is a natural inclination to spend more time outside. After the cold dark days of winter hibernation it feels good to stand in the Sun, listen to the songbirds, and feel the renewed vitality of the world. It is no coincidence that this is the time of year we celebrate Earth Day, (Saturday, April 22nd) to honor and remember the beautiful complexity of the natural world and our interconnection with all of Life.
As practitioners of natural medicine, we can utilize...Read more