A conversation with Dr. Zhiling Trowbridge

Dr. Zhiling Trowbridge wakling through a sun-dappled garden

We’re so proud to share this interview that Shoutout Michigan had with Dr. Zhiling Trowbridge. Her kindness and compassion comes through. Read it here: Dr.Zhiling’s interview with Shoutout Michigan (all pictures copyright of Shoutout Michigan)

Classes of Herbs Used to Support Digestive Health

By: Amber Klampferer, ND The digestive system is composed of a number of organs including the mouth, pharynx, esophagus, stomach, liver, gallbladder, pancreas, small and large intestines, rectum and anus. These organs work together to process and assimilate the food we eat everyday. There are a variety of different herbs that can be used to […]

Supplements for Digestive Health

By: Amber Klampferer, ND Maintaining healthy digestive function is optimal for overall health and wellbeing. There are a variety of supplements that can be supportive for digestive health; here are five common ones that can help promote optimal gastrointestinal (GI) function.   L-glutamine: L-glutamine is an amino acid, which are building blocks of protein. It […]

Common Ailments You Might Not Realize Are Connected to Your Gut

By: Kelly Peterson, ND As a naturopathic physician, my passion is in finding the root cause of disease. My profession is rooted in the belief that the body has the innate ability to heal itself if given the right environment. By working with patients to discover the underlying causes of disease, ND’s help patients come […]

All About Stool Testing

By: Carrie Dennie, ND, RAc When assessing GI concerns, Naturopathic Doctors (ND) may recommend running a comprehensive stool test that can provide valuable information to help identify the root cause(s). It is important to note that imbalances in the GI system can lead to symptoms elsewhere in the body, so you ND may also suggest […]

5 Heart Healthy Tips for a Naturopathic Doctor

By: Carrie Dennie, ND, RAc Eat an anti-inflammatory diet: Focusing on incorporating lean meats, leafy greens, colorful fruits and vegetables, whole grains, legumes, healthy fats, nuts and seeds in your diet. These whole foods while help combat the inflammation that contributes to heart disease development. It is also important to reduce sugar and salt intake […]

What You Need to Know About Vitamin D

By: Carrie Dennie, ND, RAc Vitamin D is essential for optimal health as it plays a role in every system in the body. The activated form of Vitamin D is actually a hormone and important for cellular communication. Research has shown that almost every cell in your body has a receptor for this hormone and […]

5 Herbal Teas to Keep in Your Pantry

By: Amber Klampferer, ND Herbal tea is one of the simplest herbal preparations to benefit health. These five teas can be beneficial to have on hand for a variety of common conditions and/or to support overall health. 1) Chamomile (Matricaria recutita) Chamomile has been used for centuries in a variety of preparations, including teas and […]

Cold Wet Sock Treatment

By: Carrie Dennie, ND, RAc As the Fall season approaches, it brings cooler temperatures, colorful foliage, pumpkin spice flavoring, and unfortunately the start of cold and flu season. A simple and cost-effective way to support your immune system is with the wet sock treatment. This treatment involves putting on cold, wet socks and then going […]

A Holistic Approach to Assessing Thyroid Labs

By: Amber Klampferer, ND To understand thyroid lab values, it is important to understand thyroid physiology. Thyroid stimulating hormone (TSH) is released from the pituitary gland, when there is not enough thyroid hormone in the body. TSH signals the thyroid gland to produce the thyroid hormone T4, inactive thyroid hormone, which is converted to active […]