Understanding the Naturopathic Approach
The River of Health: A Naturopathic Approach to Wellness (Part I) by Peter Marcantel The “river of health” analogy can help us understand why our bodies lose resistance to some health challenges and how we can improve our overall health.
The River of Health: A Naturopathic Approach to Wellness (Part II) by Peter Marcantel How do we get back to the “headwaters of health”? It takes knowledge and commitment.
Why I Became an NMD by Dr. Tina Marcantel In this video Dr. Marcantel talks about the path that brought her from a conventional medical career into a more integrative type of practice.
The Patient/Doctor Relationship by Dr. Tina Marcantel A good patient/doctor relationship is essential when you are trying to identify root causes of your health issues.
Treat the Person, Not Just the Symptoms by Dr. Tina Marcantel It’s important to treat the whole person, not just the symptoms that a patient may be having. Dr. Marcantel explains why it’s important for patients to avoid being put into a “diagnosis bucket” so they don’t start to identify with their symptoms.
Getting to the Root Causes by Dr. Tina Marcantel Getting to the root causes of health challenges is important if you want to achieve long-term relief. In this video Dr. Marcantel shares an example of how the naturopathic approach seeks to do just that.
Real Health Care Reform: An Awakening Public by Dr. Tina Marcantel Real health care reform is not going to happen through legislation; it’s already taking place as an awakening public educates itself. In this video Dr. Marcantel talks about the “paradigm shift” she has seen in the way patients view health care and interact with their doctors.
YOU Are the Real Health Care Reform Movement by Peter Marcantel Real health care reform starts with individuals changing the way they think about health and the role of the health care system in their lives.
Preventative Care by Dr. Tina Marcantel Preventative care means recognizing risk factors and taking steps to maintain health and avoid future health problems when possible.
What’s Stopping Your Healing? by Dr. Tina Marcantel Stress can often be at the root of health-related problems.
Hormones and Hormone Replacement Therapy
Balancing Hormones for a Healthier Life by Dr. Tina Marcantel Hormones play a huge role in everyone’s health. Female or male, young or old, it is hormones that keep our bodies functioning properly and keep us feeling healthy and happy. Learn more about why maintaining a healthy hormonal balance is so important.
Bioidentical Hormone Replacement Therapy by Dr. Tina Marcantel Bioidentical hormone replacement therapy can be very helpful in relieving many of the symptoms of menopause and perimenopause, including hot flashes, night sweats, sleep difficulties, irritability, low libido, vaginal dryness, weight gain, and other issues.
Estrogen Dominance: Losing the Healthy Hormonal Balance by Dr. Tina Marcantel Estrogen dominance is a little-understood factor in understanding and treating hormone imbalances that can result in many common physical problems that women face. Most women are aware that as they enter perimenopause their bodies begin to produce less estrogen. So how is it possible that along with that decrease the body may actually have too much estrogen? Find out here!
What is Estrogen Dominance? by Dr. Tina Marcantel Estrogen dominance is a term used to describe an imbalance between estrogen and progesterone hormone levels in the body.
PMS and Estrogen Dominance by Dr. Tina Marcantel PMS symptoms can often be related to estrogen dominance and may be easily treatable when properly diagnosed.
Premenstrual Syndrome (PMS) by Dr. Tina Marcantel Premenstrual syndrome, or PMS, is caused by an imbalance of hormones brought on by a woman’s monthly period. There are things women (and the doctors who treat them) can do to help alleviate the symptoms.
Causes and Symptoms of Estrogen Dominance by Dr. Tina Marcantel Dr. Marcantel discusses causes and symptoms of estrogen dominance in this video.
Endometriosis, Uterine Fibroids, and Estrogen Dominance by Dr. Tina Marcantel Estrogen dominance can be linked to the proliferation of tissues that cause endometriosis, uterine fibroids, and other health concerns.
PCOS (Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome) by Dr. Tina Marcantel PCOS is a hormonal disorder that involves multiple organ systems within the body. This condition can affect females of all ages and encompasses a group of signs and symptoms that can and should be properly treated and managed.
Hormone Imbalances in Young Women by Dr. Tina Marcantel The phytoestrogens in the foods we eat, the use of birth control pills, and genetic predisposition can all be contributing factors to hormonal imbalances in younger women and those imbalances can manifest in many ways.
Hormone Testing: Saliva or Serum Blood Test? by Dr. Tina Marcantel Saliva testing for hormone imbalances tends to more accurately relate to patient symptoms than serum blood testing. Here’s why.
Hormone Imbalances: Brianna’s Story by Brianna Martinez Hormone imbalances can occur in people of all ages. Learn how this young woman’s life changed with a proper diagnosis and treatment.
Bioidentical Hormones or Birth Control Pills? by Brianna Martinez In this video, Brianna shares her story of why she decided to switch from birth control pills to bioidentical hormones for help with her monthly cycles.
Men’s Hormone Imbalances by Dr. Tina Marcantel Hormone imbalances can cause problems for men just as they do for women.
Is Hormone Replacement Therapy Really Necessary? by Dr. Tina Marcantel Even after menopause our bodies need a certain amount of estrogen, progesterone, and testosterone to continue to function properly. Nature has provided us with a “back up” plan, but sometimes there’s a problem…
Menopause: Understanding Your Changing Body by Dr. Tina Marcantel Every woman who goes through middle age will experience menopause. For a fortunate few, this transitional time is relatively easy; for many others, “the change” is marked by a number of physical and psychological challenges that may leave them frustrated and physically drained. The good news is that there are natural, effective methods that can help to alleviate many of the problem symptoms it presents.
Oprah Talks About Bioidentical Hormones by Dr. Tina Marcantel When Opra Winfrey talks, women tend to listen. In early 2009 Oprah devoted an entire program to hormone replacement therapy and bioidentical hormones. Read Dr. Marcantel’s comments on the key points of the program.
Hormones and How They Interact by Dr. Tina Marcantel We often talk about specific hormone problems as though they can be treated individually, but it’s important to understand that all the hormones interact with and affect each other.
Control Stress for Better Health by Dr. Tina Marcantel It’s important to control stress in our lives if we want to maintain good physical health.
Thyroid Disease and Hypothyroidism by Dr. Tina Marcantel Thyroid disease can be the cause of many signs and symptoms such as hair loss, fatigue, depression, and weight gain.
Thyroid Problems by Dr. Tina Marcantel Thyroid problems can manifest as many different types of symptoms.
Thyroid Medications: What’s the Difference? by Dr. Tina Marcantel Thyroid medications can range from synthetic to natural to bioidentical versions. So what are the differences?
Hashimoto’s Disease: Why It’s Often Missed by Your Doctor by Dr. Tina Marcantel Are you on antidepressants when the real problem is your thyroid gland? Find out why doctors often misdiagnose this common type of hypothyroidism and how it can easily be treated.
Hashimoto’s Thyroiditis Part 1–Identification and Treatment by Dr. Tina Marcantel Hashimoto’s thyroiditis can lead to an under active thyroid (hypothyroidism). In this video from a series on her book, Imagine: A Whole Different Kind of Medical Care, Dr. Tina Marcantel discusses the identification and treatment of the disease.
Hashimoto’s Thyroiditis Part 2–Looking Beyond Test Results by Dr. Tina Marcantel Hashimoto’s thyroiditis can lead to an under active thyroid (hypothyroidism). In this video from a series on her book, Imagine: A Whole Different Kind of Medical Care, Dr. Tina Marcantel discusses the importance of considering both laboratory test results AND symptoms in the treatment of this condition.
Hashimoto’s Thyroiditis Part 3–Your Thoughts Affect Your Health by Dr. Tina Marcantel Hashimoto’s thyroiditis can lead to an under active thyroid (hypothyroidism). In this video from a series on her book, Imagine: A Whole Different Kind of Medical Care, Dr. Tina Marcantel discusses the importance of recognizing and controlling stressful thoughts to help manage symptoms.
Nutrition, Weight Loss, Dietary Supplements, and Herbal Remedies
Buon Appetito! What We Can Learn from the Italians about Healthful Eating by Dr. Tina Marcantel Italy and France have some of the lowest obesity rates in the world, hovering around 9% as compared to 30% in America, despite their reputations for gourmet cooking. With all that great food around, why aren’t more people overweight?
Bobbi’s HCG Story by Bobbi V. This great HCG diet testimonial from Bobbi V. explains why she found Dr. Marcantel’s program both safe and effective for her.
Balance Hormones Before Dieting by Dr. Tina Marcantel In this video Dr. Marcantel explains why it’s important to check hormone levels, including thyroid function, before starting a diet.
Are You Overdosing on Food Supplements? by Dr. Tina Marcantel If some nutritional supplements or vitamins are good for you, then a lot must be really good for you, right? Not necessarily. Read this article to find out why you may be wasting your money on too many supplements, and how you may be jeopardizing your health, too.
Fad Diets: Are They Nutritionally Sound? by Dr. Tina Marcantel Dr. Marcantel takes a look at The New Beverly Hills Diet, The New Cabbage Soup Diet, The One-Day Super Diet, and the Three-Hour Diet and gives you the “skinny” on how good for you they really are.
Food Fact and Fiction (Part I) by Reisha Zang Is fish really “brain food”? Can wine help your heart? Will late-night snacks make you gain weight? Dr. Tina Marcantel, ADA spokesperson Melinda Johnson, and dietician Amy Pendergraft serve up some answers in this informative article.
Food Fact and Fiction (Part II) by Reisha Zang Is skipping meals a good idea? Are carbohydrates bad for you? Should I avoid all fats? Dr. Tina Marcantel, ADA spokesperson Melinda Johnson, and dietician Amy Pendergraft deliver more answers to your table in Part II of this informative article.
Good Nutrition: Your Food Is Your Medicine by Dr. Tina Marcantel Good nutrition is not just about weight management; certain foods we eat can actually be “medicine” to our bodies. Based on what we put into our bodies, we determine what our body will be made of and how well it will function.
Health Benefits of Flaxseed by Dr. Tina Marcantel One food that I highly recommend to all my patients is flaxseed. The health benefits of this little seed make it sound like nature’s wonder drug: it can help protect against heart disease, cancer, and diabetes; it can reduce cholesterol and has anti-inflammatory benefits; it’s even been shown to reduce hot flashes in postmenopausal women!
Herbal Remedies: 3 Things Every Consumer Should Know by Dr. Tina Marcantel A very important article for anyone who is currently taking or considering taking herbal remedies or dietary supplements. Just because a plant or herb is natural doesn’t make it safe for you to take, even if it is sold as an alternative medicine.
Herbal Tea: A Drink to Your Health by Dr. Tina Marcantel Herbal teas have been used for their medicinal effects for thousands of years. For those seeking natural help for many common health issues, herbal teas are regaining popularity today—and there’s something so soothing about taking your “medicine” as a nice, warm brew!
Lowering Cholesterol Naturally by Peter Marcantel Lowering cholesterol naturally is possible with the right combination of diet, exercise, nutritional supplements, and attitude.
Vitamins and You by Reisha Zang Vitamins can be an important complement to a good overall diet plan, but it is important to understand that there is no one “magic potion in a bottle” that can fit every person’s dietary needs. Dr. Marcantel tells how vitamins can help–and, potentially, harm–you.
Dark Chocolate: The Medicinal Benefits of a Tasty Treat by Dr. Tina Marcantel Research shows that dark chocolate has some health benefits such as helping to lower blood pressure and fighting free radicals that can cause disease.
Stevia: The Natural Sweetener by Dr. Tina Marcantel Dr. Marcantel recommends stevia to her patients. Stevia is an herb with very potent sweetening power that is natural in its biochemical structure and contains no artificial ingredients. It won’t cause a rise in blood sugars and is calorie-free. Learn more here.
Diabetes, Adrenal Fatigue, Fibromyalgia, IBS, and Other Health Challenges
Are Foods Making You Sick? A food sensitivity test may tell you! By Dr. Tina Marcantel Food sensitivity testing (or food intolerance testing) can be a very helpful tool to identify foods that can trigger a wide range of troublesome symptoms.
Is Your Type 2 Diabetes Really Under Control? by Dr. Tina Marcantel Many diabetic patients think their symptoms are “under control” because they are taking insulin and other oral medications that help keep their blood sugars within acceptable levels. Unfortunately, they are often caught in the trap of merely trying to control the symptoms of the disease (high blood sugars) and don’t really address the things that are causing those symptoms. This can lead to an ever- increasing insulin dependence, unwanted weight gains, and numerous other problems. Learn more here.
Diabetes and Your Feet: Tips for Proper Care by Reisha Zang Dr. Kimberly Leach, a podiatrist with the Arizona Institute of Footcare Physicians, offers some tips for keeping your feet healthy in the hot summer weather here in the East Valley.
Bad Glucometer Test Strips: An important warning for diabetics by Dr. Tina Marcantel If you are a diabetic, this is a MUST READ article from Dr. Marcantel. Find out how one patient’s experience with contaminated test strips is a cautionary tale for anyone taking her blood sugar readings at home.
Signs and Symptoms of Fibromyalgia, Arthritis, and Chronic Fatigue Syndrome? The cure may be more basic than you think. by Dr. Tina Marcantel For people suffering from signs and symptoms of fibromyalgia, arthritis, and chronic fatigue syndrome, relief may come from diet changes and proper nutritional support.
Fibromyalgia: Getting to the Root of the Problem by Dr. Tina Marcantel Fibromyalgia syndrome is best treated by seeking to correct the root causes of the physical symptoms being presented by the patient.
Irritable Bowel Syndrome by Dr. Tina Marcantel Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS) can often be attributed to an improper diet and too much stress. Here are some tips that can help bring relief to colon disease sufferers.
What Is Adrenal Fatigue? by Dr. Tina Marcantel In this video Dr. Marcantel discusses some of the causes and symptoms of adrenal fatigue.
Adrenal Fatigue: How Stress May Be Affecting Your Health by Dr. Tina Marcantel Adrenal fatigue can be a serious illness that leads to health problems including weight gain, diabetes, depression, high blood pressure, fibromyalgia, and numerous other conditions. One of the biggest contributing factors in adrenal fatigue is stress—something we all tend to have in abundance in our lives.
Peptic Ulcer Disease: Causes and Cures by Dr. Tina Marcantel Peptic ulcer disease is a painful and potentially debilitating condition, but there are measures you can take to accelerate healing and avoid recurrences of peptic ulcers.
Natural Healing Therapies
Is Acupuncture Right for You? by Dr. Tina Marcantel Acupuncture can be a very effective complementary treatment for many different kinds of complaints, including pain management and insomnia.
How IV Therapy Can Benefit YOU by Dr. Tina Marcantel IV (intravenous) therapy can be a good treatment option for many condition. Vitamins, medications, and homeopathic solutions administered in this way can be quickly and efficiently absorbed into the body. Learn more in this article.
Detoxification Helps Your Body Heal Itself by Dr. Tina Marcantel A good detoxification program can help us cleanse our bodies of substances that are harmful and detrimental to our bodies’ natural healing processes.
Lavender: Beautiful and Calming by Dr. Tina Marcantel Essential oils from lavender are used in aromatherapy to promote relaxation and natural sleep and can be helpful in treating headaches and nausea.
Homeopathy: A Little Dose Goes a Long Way by Dr. Tina Marcantel Homeopathy is one of many naturopathic treatments Dr. Marcantel uses in her integrative medical practice. Based on the philosophy of “like cures like” and “less is more,” it addresses the origin of illness by assisting the body’s immune system in eliminating the problem.
Pain Management Through Enzyme Therapy and Acupuncture by Dr. Tina Marcantel Pain management through a combination of systemic enzyme therapy and acupuncture can be an effective natural treatment method for both chronic and acute pain.
Systemic Enzyme Therapy for Pain by Dr. Tina Marcantel An in-depth article explaining the use of systemic enzyme therapy for treating pain, including clinical trials, a case study from Dr. Marcantel, andpotential interactions and contraindications.
Enzymes for Life by Dr. Tina Marcantel Systemic enzymes can be a good naturalalternative to some pharmaceutical drugs for controlling chronic pain, promoting healing, and
boosting the immune system.
Neurotransmitter Imbalances in the Treatment of Depression, Anxiety, and Other Disorders by Dr. Tina Marcantel Depression, anxiety, abnormal weight gain, fatigue, insomnia, and other disorders may all be linked to imbalances of neurotransmitters and hormones. There is a treatment to help get them back in balance!
Where Are the “Commas” In Your Day? by Dr. Tina Marcantel Chronic stress in your life can cause hormonal and chemical imbalances, which in turn lead to a reduced ability to handle the stress, which leads to more chemical imbalances. So how can you break the cycle and start the healing process?
Avoid Colds and Flu with a Stronger Immune System by Dr. Tina Marcantel The best way to prevent sickness–whether it’s influenza, colds, or other sicknesses–is to have a strong immune system. Here are some recommendations from Dr. Marcantel.
Six Healthy Habits You Can Start TODAY by Dr. Tina Marcantel There’s no time like the present to start on the road to better health. Here are six things you can make part of your daily routine to promote good health.
Skin Care: Ten Tips for Naturally Healthy Skin by Dr. Tina Marcantel It’s a fact of life that as we grow older our bodies require more maintenance work. The good news is that there are positive steps we can take to naturally protect and repair our skin to keep it healthy and vibrant.
Exercise: The Many Benefits of a Regular Regimen by Dr. Tina Marcantel Join Dr. Marcantel in beautiful Sedona, Arizona, for a virtual hike. As you enjoy the scenery, she’ll share with you some of the many health benefits you can gain from regular exercise.
Breast Health and Exercise by Dr. Tina Marcantel We know that regular exercise is extremely important for many reasons concerning our overall health: weight loss, cardiovascular strengthening, balancing blood sugars, and much more, but did you know that exercise might also help you avoid breast cancer?
Who Should Get a Flu Shot? by Dr. Tina Marcantel Getting a flu shot can be helpful for some, but there are alternatives that may prove more effective at preventing sickness during the flu season.
Join the Dance by Peter Marcantel When I say my mother was a dancer, I don’t mean she was trained in the art of ballet or tap. I mean it’s the kind of person she was. Dancing, you see, is about attitude.
Finding the Real You in the Mirror by Dr. Tina Marcantel Having a positive self image is an important part of the healing process.
Have a Hopeful Holiday Season by Tina and Peter Marcantel Hope is a precious commodity that seems to be in short supply these days. Help it sing in your heart.
The Healing Power of Forgiveness by Tina and Peter Marcantel Forgiveness is a critical part of the healing journey for many people.
Take Your Power Back By Stopping the Blame Game by Dr. Tina Marcantel When you stop blaming others for your feelings and actions you take back the power to control your own life.
Missing Someone? A Christmas Story by Peter Marcantel Christmas means family gatherings and good times, but it can also be a melancholy time as we remember loved ones who are no longer there to share the holiday with us.