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Naturopath’s Favorite Wild Seafood Source

As a naturopathic doctor, my patients ask me where I get my own organic seafood.

My wife and I love Vital Choice, right here in Washington State. Organic foods are getting easier to find but not for high quality wild caught seafood shipped to consumer.

Freshness matters for best nutrients and taste. I’m talking about wild caught fish such as salmon, tuna, and halibut.

The best tasting fish I’ve ever had is their Sablefish. Fish has never been among my favorite tasting foods but I can eat their salmon and sablefish every week.

Eating fish in your weekly meals helps you get those healthy fish oils (omega 3 essential fatty acids) that reduce inflammation from aches and pains.

And they’re not only a seafood source. Vital Choice has the most delicious Organic Nuts I’ve ever eaten.

I’m Dr. Tim Kuhlman. We’re now accepting new patients at www.chehalisnaturopathic.com.

Check out Vital Choice: http://www.vitalchoice.com/shop/pc/home.asp?idaffiliate=3912

Breast Cancer Screening

October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month. The month is almost over. But getting tested for breast cancer is not something you want to put off any longer.

Breast Cancer is still the most common cancer in women. Men also get breast cancer, about 100 times less often than women.

The National Cancer Institute expects within the next 15 years to have a 50% increase in Americans diagnosed with breast cancer. This is in part because people are living longer combined with a rising population.

Most breast cancers occur in women who don’t have a family history of breast cancer. The mammogram is still an important screening tool to detect breast cancer. The earlier cancer is detected, the better the survival rate.

Breast self-exam is an important part of a breast cancer screening strategy. The best time to do monthly breast self-exam is 3-5 days after your period starts. Breasts are less tender and lumpy at that time during your menstrual cycle.

So talk to your doctor about screening options. Taking action now is empowering.

I’m Dr. Tim Kuhlman, Naturopathic Physician, atwww.ChehalisNaturopathic.com.

Call us at (360) 996-4761 to schedule your appointment.

Diabetes and Magnesium

People with adult Type 2 Diabetes are often lacking in the mineral magnesium. This is significant because magnesium helps to control blood sugar levels.

Magnesium is so important in our body because it’s necessary in over 300 different metabolic pathways. Strong bones, nerve and muscle function all require magnesium.

Published research on patients with diabetes showed magnesium supplements both helped insulin sensitivity, and lowered fasting glucose levels.1 That’s a double benefit for diabetes!

However, not all magnesium supplements are effective. It’s all about quality and quantity with nutritional supplements. This is for your health so get high quality treatments. The form of magnesium makes a big difference in how well it gets absorbed and used by our body.

I’m Dr. Tim Kuhlman, Naturopathic Physician, athttp://www.chehalisnaturopathic.com

I invite you to be evaluated and treated by our naturopathic physicians at Chehalis Naturopathic, (360) 996-4761.

Reference:
1http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/?term=Oral+magnesium+supplementation+improves+insulin+sensitivity+and+metabolic+control+in+type+2+diabetic+subjects

Are antacids and acid blockers really a cure?

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Heartburn and acid reflux affect millions of us every day. Are you taking antacids or acid blocker medications? They seem to help symptomatically but are they safe to take long-term?
Researchers at Stanford University recently found that people taking acid blockers have 16-21% increased risk of heart attack.

In addition, these types of medications block your production of acid that’s needed for digestion and absorption of important vitamins and minerals such as calcium, zinc and magnesium that the body needs for good health. This may also set you up for food sensitivities and gastrointestinal inflammation. Antacids are an obstacle to healing, and now we know they can affect your overall health. Fortunately, there’s a better way. You can treat your reflux without unwanted side effects.

I’m Dr. Tim Kuhlman, a naturopathic physician at Chehalis Naturopathic Medicine. I help patients wean off acid blockers and help them with their digestive problems using a treatment plan customized to their particular needs. One of my favorite ways to treat or prevent heartburn is to use plant medicines. They strengthen your digestion and are anti-inflammatory to protect against stomach acid damage in a natural and safe manner.

Get a customized solution to your health problems.
Call now at 360-996-4761 for an appointment to resolve your heartburn and acid reflux.