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Flaking Off Psoriasis

I was sitting with a teller doing my banking today when she asked me what type of practice I have.  I told her “naturopathic”.  She briefly pulled up her shirt sleeve and flashed some reddish, disturbed skin.  “Can you do anything for psoriasis?” she laughingly joked.  “Actually,” I replied, “have you ever considered…” and off […]

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

Runny Nose, Sneezing, Itchy Watery Eyes…Welcome to Allergy Season!

When we hear the word allergy what springs to mind is a seasonal reaction to pollen, grasses and weeds, or we associate allergies with year-round reactions to dust, mold and dander from our furry loved ones. These have a similar underlying physiological mechanism that is also to blame for the common food allergy, notably the […]

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

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

Counteracting Inflammation

Low grade inflammation is a process that occurs in our body constantly – it’s a mechanism our cells use to repair tissue in response to an infection or injury.  It involves white blood cells (neutrophils and macrophages) responding to the release of cytokines (chemical messengers) from damaged tissue in an effort to repair; this is […]

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