Fever is our friend during Covid 19.

Well this weekend I went grocery shopping 7 am Sunday morning trying to avoid the crowds. My first stop was Fred Meyer. Much to my surprise there was a crowd. People are stocking up. One of the shelves that was empty was the Non-steroidal anti-inflammatory area (ibuprofen, acetaminophen, etc.).  It made me wonder if the run on NSAIDs was for people in pain or for those that get the flu with fever.   Fever is our friend.  Our body brings up our temperature when there is a pathogen invading ou...
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B-Vitamin Injection Special

For those of you concerned about getting the flu, Please come in for an immune boost. Dr. Meredith is offering B vitamin injections, buy 3 get 1 free, for $140. Get your friends together and share it.  This can improve immune function to reduce risk from the Covid 19, increase energy, and support detoxification processes.  Improve Immune Function to Reduce Risk of Flu and CoronavirusIncrease Energy LevelsSupport Detoxification **Must be used by April 6th**Can share ...
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Coronavirus: what is it and what can you do to protect yourself.

The 2019-nCoV was detected in China in late 2019. Likely source is a bat. DNA testing is being done to confirm. Symptoms range from  Mild upper respiratory illness (URI) with fever and cough    Severe - difficulty breathing and the most of severe...death The scary part is it can take up to 14 days after exposure for symptoms to show up. So you can monitor traveler's symptoms and temperature all you want but they may not have either yet...….  What can you do to protect yourself:    B...
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A Case for Prevention

Cheeseburgers at a White House picnic in 2018. Alex Edelman/Getty Images A recent article in the New York Times talks about the health care debate and how we should be doing prevention with a healthy diet to reduce health care spending.  It makes a wonderful point: we have a great sick care system in the US but we need to focus on health care and prevention.  I highly recommend reading this editorial - even if it's simply to better communicate why you choose to proactively manage your health...
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Muscle Mass, Body Fat and Breast Cancer Survival

Thoughts on a recent observational study performed by Kaiser Permanente and Dana Farber on Breast Cancer Survival. According to the results published in JAMA Oncology on April 5th 2018, muscle characteristics appear to be "important predictors of survival" for those who have breast cancer. Patients who had sarcopenia (diminished muscle mass) were 41 percent less likely to have survived than those who did not. Patients with the highest amount of adipose tissue (i.e. body fat) were also lin...
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Dr. Bye Receives Award for Complementary Cancer Care

We are thrilled to share the following news... Dr. Cynthia Bye, Medical Director of Journey to Wellness Clinic, has just received the President’s Award from the Oncology Association of Naturopathic Physicians (OncANP) for her contributions to Naturopathic Oncology, including a transition plan for Naturopathic physicians who plan to retire, and mentorship of new doctors. OncANP is a national association founded to advance the philosophy, science and practice of Naturopathic Medicine in ...
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The three-phased approach to complementary cancer care

My three-phased approach to a healthy garden (also a great way to understand complementary cancer care). Phase 1 - Identify factors that allowed cancer to grow in the first place. Cancer is a multifactorial disease. I see some common threads. I liken the body to a garden and cancer cells as weeds in the garden. We are all making some weeds every day; the question is, why is the garden letting the weeds take over to form tumors? At Journey to Wellness, we treat the multiple facto...
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Anti-Inflammatory Foods

Happy New Year 2018! I would like to start this New Year by sharing some easy to use foods that reduce inflammation.  If you are one of my Cancer patients, you know after your first visit, that inflammation is the cause of all disease. Your first visit was all about going through every system of the body to ferret out the causes of inflammation. So to start the New Year, I wanted to share some information on a few anti-inflammatory foods for you to incorporate into your diet. Here are a fe...
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Doctor what can I eat

One of the most important things for your health is what you put in your mouth. Everyone has heard the old adage "you are what you eat". I modify that and say you are what you digest, because you can eat the best food in the world, but if you do not digest it into the usable parts (vitamins, minerals, amino acids and fats), it does not matter what you eat. However, putting digestion aside, what are we suppose to eat. Well everyday a new diet is coming out. The most recent is whole 30. I contend ...
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Insomnia Drugs and Dementia

Many studies show about 50% of people over 50 do not sleep well. Many are taking sleep aids like Tylenol PM that have an antihistamine like Benadryl in them. The Benadryl makes you drowsy and the Tylenol helps with muscle and joint pain that can wake you. They are Band-Aids on your symptoms of insomnia and joint pain. They do not treat why you have insomnia or joint pain. Now a new study published in JAMA shows a connection to dementia and some over the counter sleep aids. Benadryl falls under t...
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