The Naturopathic Approach to Colds and Flu Podcast

Listen to: The Naturopathic Approach to Colds and Flu Podcast

In this podcast, Dr. Eckel and Dr. Nigh focus on issues surrounding the cold and flu season.  Should you be running to your doctor to get a prescription that will only suppress your symptoms, or should you not do anything at all?  They will answer questions like these, as well as explain to you what the naturopathic approach to treating these illnesses would look like, citing specific ways you can implement them at home.

Winter Health Tips

It’s been just about a year since a major winter storm hit the Northwest. While we’re crossing our fingers that we won’t be tromping through a foot and a half of snow this holiday season, it’s better to be prepared for the worst. You can stave off a number of weather-related illnesses and conditions with a bit of prevention.

Your overall health is our utmost concern, and as always, we recommend taking steps throughout the season to boost your immunity to colds, flu, and other seasonal disorders. Our articles on the importance of vitamin D and naturopathic prevention of swine flu are a good place to start.

On top of that, there are many things you can do to foster a healthy home environment. Continue reading “Winter Health Tips”

Tainted Flu Vaccines

Chiron Corp., maker of flu vaccines, has found that about 4 million of the 50 million doses of vaccine it has produced are “tainted.” While it is never stated exactly what the vaccines are tainted with, a vice president of the company made an ironic statement regarding the problem: “We are confident that we’ve identified the root cause.”

The pharmaceutical makers will spend millions of dollars and go to enormous lengths to identify the “root cause” of contamination of their products. However, there is absolutely no focus at all in examining the “root cause” of influenza itself. Continue reading “Tainted Flu Vaccines”