Why I Love Epsom Salt Baths

If you’ve seen me as a patient, I’ve probably recommended an Epsom salt bath. You’ve also most likely heard my impassioned spiel on the wonders of salt. Specifically high mineral salt. I speak about it with such rapture (and rightfully so), that my patients must...

Vitamin D Series Part 5: Vitamin D Benefits

In the past few weeks, I’ve covered lots of information about vitamin D, including appropriate levels, dosage, forms, and supplements. This week I’d like to talk about the benefits of vitamin D and the importance of keeping levels in a healthy range. In the Northwest,...

Vitamin D Series Part 4: Choosing a Supplement

If you’ve been to a health food store or natural pharmacy lately looking for a vitamin D supplement, the selection can be quite overwhelming. Tablets, capsules, liquids, multivitamins. Do multivitamins have enough D, or do I need another supplement? What about dosage?...

Vitamin D Series Part 3: Which Form Should I Take?

Another layer to the vitamin D puzzle is understanding which form is best to take. In total, there are four different types of vitamin D. Yikes! No wonder it’s confusing! I’ll run through each one to clear up any befuddlement, then I’ll give you my opinion on which is...

Vitamin D Series Part 2: How Much Should I Take?

Sometimes when people come to see me they’ve already been supplementing with vitamin D. First, I like to check their levels, as I discussed in Part 1. Next, I tackle what their previous experience taking vitamin D was like. Vitamin D supplementation protocols are all...

Vitamin D Series Part 1: Get Your Levels Checked!

January and February are traditionally rough months for the good people of Seattle. It’s back to work after the holiday season, the rain and gloom can be relentless, and even though the days are getting longer, they are still quite dark. This past December was one of...

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