Stressed to Death

By Dr. Tracy Gilbert, ND
Naturopathic Doctor

It is estimated that between 75 and 90% of all doctor’s visits are for stress-related symptoms or illnesses.    Stress has been linked to a wide range of health conditions – examples include obesity, heart disease, Alzheimer’s, depression, anxiety, high blood pressure, infertility, IBS, headaches, fatigue, osteoporosis, eczema, and asthma.  But can stress actually kill us?  Some experts believe that it can.  In fact, the Japanese even have a name for it – they refer to it as karoshi, meaning death by overwork.        Continue reading

Fermented Foods

By Dr. Tracy Gilbert, ND Doctor of Naturopathic Medicine

There has been a lot of exciting research in recent years about the extraordinary health benefits of probiotics (i.e., healthy bacteria) and the important role that our gut bacteria play in disease prevention.  The range of conditions that have been linked to an imbalance in gut bacteria is staggering – examples include autoimmune diseases (e.g., rheumatoid arthritis), ADHD, autism, anxiety, Alzheimer’s disease, migraines, eczema, acne, diabetes, digestive conditions, and much more.  The important lesson in all of this research is that healthy bacteria or probiotics are critical for achieving and maintaining good health.  They have been shown to act as anticarcinogens, boost immune function, restore critical gut bacteria, and help prevent illnesses. Continue reading

Green Tea … A Cup a Day to Keep the Doctor Away

by Dr. Tracy Gilbert, ND Naturopathic Doctor

Green tea is a powerful plant that has countless benefits ranging from cancer prevention to lowering cholesterol levels.  Thousands of scientific studies have been conducted to confirm what Asian cultures have been saying for centuries: green tea has tremendous health-promoting properties and healing powers.

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