Naturopathic and Alternative Medicine Blog

Dr Travis Elliott Naturopathic Physician - Portland OR


Natural Supplements for Hyperthyroidism

If you have a thyroid disorder, you may want to try natural remedies before resorting to medication, surgery, or more extreme methods. Hyperthyroidism is a condition in which the thyroid over produces the hormone thyroxine. The effect is often weight loss, an irregular or rapid heart beat, sweating, and anxiety-like symptoms. If you have hyperthyroidism, […]

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How to stick to the autoimmune diet

So you’ve either just gotten the results back from your food sensitivity test or your practitioner says you need to follow the autoimmune diet, also called the leaky gut diet, to manage your autoimmunity. The autoimmune diet comes as a shock to many due its strict limitations and compliance can be tough. The trick to sticking to the autoimmune […]

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Diet and lifestyle changes can reverse memory loss

Alzheimer’s and memory loss can seem like a sort of death sentence that strikes out of the blue and has no cure. Although genetics play a role, so does your diet and lifestyle, which means you can do something about Alzheimer’s and memory loss before the damage is too great. In the first study of its kind, […]

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Combine resveratrol and curcumin for maximum inflammation-quenching

When it comes to battling inflammation and autoimmunity, research shows resveratrol and curcumin work better when taken together than separately. Supplemental resveratrol is derived from Japanese knotweed and the compound is also found in the skin of red grapes. Curcumin is derived from the curry spice turmeric. Both are well known for their antioxidant, inflammation-quenching […]

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Living with Hypothyroidism

Hypothyroidism is a condition that affects millions of Americans each year. It is considered a silent epidemic since most people are not aware that they have it. Although symptoms of hypothyroidism develop slowly, early prevention, detection, and treatment are recommended to prevent the development of serious health complications. Silent Epidemic This silent epidemic presents symptoms […]

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Is your health protocol making you crazy?

Managing a chronic illness and improving your health can require some drastic lifestyle changes. Although most people report feeling and functioning better on such a protocol, some obsess over the minutiae, spend days on the internet hunting for answers that don’t seem to exist, and worry constantly about their health and whether they’re “following the […]

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Why your doctor can’t help you

You notice you’re feeling worse and worse. You suffer from chronic fatigue, pain, digestion issues, depression, anxiety, insomnia …. the list goes on. Yet when you go to your doctor, you’re told your lab tests are fine, it’s just age, or perhaps you need an antidepressant. If you press for more tests or keep returning […]

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Is “silent” autoimmunity causing your mysterious symptoms?

Autoimmune disease has become frighteningly common today. This degenerative condition, which can affect any tissue in the body or brain, happens when the immune system attacks and destroys the body as if it were a foreign invader. Chances are either you or someone you know has an autoimmune disease. Some of the more commonly known […]

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Lazy and unmotivated? It’s your health, not your personality

Are you lazy and unmotivated? Do you have plenty to do, yet spend all your time watching TV or goofing around online, and then beat yourself up for it? Your lack of motivation could signal chronic health issues more so than regrettable character flaws. Although we all need some degree of discipline, life’s daily duties […]

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