Category Archives: Supplementation


Top 10 Reasons to Come See a Naturopathic Doctor

Uncertain as to whether naturopathic medicine is right for you? For the maintenance of good health, a high quality of life, and the prevention of illness. You have a need for more natural approaches to your health concerns. Concern about the long term consequences of being on prescription drugs, or, Your medical doctor is advising you […]

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By: Dr. Elliott | Posted in: Call to Action Longevity Nutrition Supplementation Women's Health | Tags: , , , , , , , , , , : | Comment

Why Fatty Fish Oils are Fantastic!

Fish is a very healthy addition to any diet, but I have been hearing more and more lately that naturopathic colleagues of mine and “those in the know” are eating less fish or avoiding it altogether due to our (humans’) pollution of the environment and the fish that live in it.  This is extremely disheartening […]

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By: Dr. Elliott | Posted in: Environment Heart Health Immunity & Inflammation Nutrition Supplementation | Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , : | Comment

Which Supplements to Take??

Another common scenario I see is over supplementation.  Heeding too much of the “take this, take that” advice can lead to one walking through my door with a bag overflowing with supplements.  Supplements are excellent to take when deficient or helping the body to regain balance, but ultimately we are creatures that were created with […]

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The Pediatric Disease with Geriatric Consequences: Osteoporosis

Close to a quarter of those who have a hip fracture due to brittle, porous bones (part of what defines osteoporosis) will die within a year.  It is generally thought to be a disease of the elderly, but can strike at any age, and, as we start losing bone in our mid-30’s, it is a […]

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By: Dr. Elliott | Posted in: Bone Health Longevity Nutrition Physical Activity Supplementation Women's Health | Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , : | Comment

My Favorite Immune Booster

5, B6, B12, folic acid), magnesium, calcium, and five essential trace minerals. The main advantage of IV therapy is that it bypasses the absorption required in the digestive tract.  Vitamin absorption issues are extremely common and can be caused by diet (i.e. vegetarians may be deficient in certain B vitamins and iron), birth control pill […]

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By: Dr. Elliott | Posted in: Immunity & Inflammation Longevity Supplementation | Tags: , , , , , , , , , , : | Comment

Proteolytic Enzymes

I’ve been asked in the past about what proteolytic enzymes are and when we use them.  The following is a quick summary to get you acquainted with this useful supplement: What? They are proteases, enzymes that digest protein, and are taken to help break down fibrin (the molecule that makes scar tissue) in the body. […]

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