Sean E. Heerey ND, MA, CCC/SLP

There is a chill in the air. It gets darker earlier. We no longer need to run our air conditioners. Summer is gone and fall is upon us. That also means flu season is upon us. Radio and TV remind us of this constantly. If you walk by a pharmacy they broadcast “get your flu shot here”. Does the flu shot work all the time?

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Naturopathic medicine focuses on treating the body and person as a whole, and finding underlying causes of diseases and disorders. In addition, prevention is also integrated into every protocol, as it is a major principle in naturopathy.

When illnesses such as the flu, a cold or upper respiratory infections strike, the symptoms may be a sign that viruses or bacteria have overrun the immune system and that it is not functioning properly.

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Lyme Disease On The Rise



As the weather gets warmer, we enjoy more time outdoors. With warm weather comes more exposure to tick bites, which can lead to Lyme Disease. Lyme disease is a bacterial infection of Borrellia burgdorferi, a spirochete bacterium that can take many shapes once it infects humans.

The typical sign from a tick bite would be a ” bulls eye” rash accompanied with fever and pain. However, this really isn’t the best indicator to prove that you have been bitten by a tick.

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Tylenol Use May Cause Asthma

By Mark Sanders, ND

One of the basic teachings of Naturopathic medicine is that fever is one of the body’s best natural defense mechanisms to help fight infection and is a normal part of the recovery process.  Most Naturopathic doctors advocate for letting the fever run its course, unless the fever becomes unusually elevated. In 2 recent studies, both showed a very strong association linking asthma symptoms with the use of Tylenol™ (acetaminophen,

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