Latest Posts from Dr. Keith
If you want to hit the health bestseller list (or broaden appeal for your blog post), putting hormones in the title is a good start! Everyone and their pet parakeet is promoting hormone elevating elixirs. We are reaching collective burn out and so everyone is seeking a new energy solution.
In the discussion about natural replacers and tonics, some important questions get lost. The most important among them: why are your hormones out of balance? [Read More]
From acacia gum to elephant dung
From coitus interruptus to coitus reservatus
Human beings have practiced birth control since long before the Book of Genesis (and there is reference to withdrawal in there too!).
Controlling procreation is an age-old conundrum that defies a perfect solution (other than abstinence, which is arguably imperfect). No method, ancient or modern, can claim to be 100% effective, and several of them have… [Read More]
There are 1001 things to say about the liver; after all, the liver is the organ of loquacity in Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM). In an attempt to weed words, here comes three Top 10 lists.
Top 10 reasons to love your liver
- Packs your primary detoxication punch by filtering the blood. Makes your most powerful antioxidants and… [Read More]
Most people report seasonal variations in mood and energy. Springtime is no different; in fact, the transition to spring often feels more intense than other seasonal shifts.
We know that suicide rates increase in the spring and early summer. Manic episodes also increase. Milder symptoms associated with spring include an increased heart rate, appetite loss, impulsivity, restlessness, allergies… [Read More]
Found in the centre of the human brain, the pea-sized pineal gland plays an outsized role in harmonizing health. In chronic illness states, supporting pineal gland health helps to restore self-healing to the body. Anxiety, depression and nervous system imbalances accompany an energetic (or physical) blockage within the pineal gland. From my natural medicine perspective, the pineal gland:
- sets the sleep-wake cycle through its storage and secretion of melatonin
- impacts hormonal health by regulating the rhythmic secretion of downstream hormones… [Read More]
The winter blues. So many people grieve the loss of light. Exposure to sunlight (or lack thereof) can have a huge impact on our mood, sleep, energy and immune system. In the Pacific Northwest, rain can seep deep into the psyche. Drop by drop, darkness and dampness descend.
Unfortunately, playful words alone won’t clear the emotional clouds. And I don’t know anyone that manufactures Gore-tex for the mind-body-soul. Seasonal affective disorder (SAD) and its psychological siblings cause serious health consequences. So what, if anything, can natural medicine offer? [Read More]