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Postpartum depression or postpartum thyroiditis?

My own experience with postpartum depression started 6 weeks after the birth of my first child, Annika.  I remember clearly that it was a Friday, Annika was “colicky” (or so they said) and had one of her fits of crying that lasted about 45 minutes.  Me, I cried for three...

Your symptoms are just symptoms of a bigger problem

Last weekend I had the pleasure of teaching a natural weight-loss class at Meadowsweet Herbs here in Missoula.  I had a blast!  Maybe it's because I love doing what I do, and I LOVE talking about natural medicine. But I think I surprised some folks. One of the first things I told...

Iron-rich foods for kids and infants

Between 9 and 15 months of age most children are screened for iron-deficiency with a toe or finger prick test. Why are they torturing your little one? Well, I promise it's for a good reason. What is iron deficiency? Iron is an essential mineral necessary for carrying oxygen in the blood.  Deficiency of...

What is Adrenal Fatigue?

Adrenal Fatigue is a term often used by naturopathic physicians, but frequently misunderstood by patients and conventional medical doctors. What are the adrenal glands? The adrenal glands are small endocrine (hormone-producing) organs that sit on top of the kidneys.  Each adrenal gland has two parts - the cortex (outside) and the medulla...