Shannon Sinsheimer, ND practices at Optimal Health Center
Dr. Sinsheimer is a regular contributor to Desert Health News
Prescriptions for acid reflux in young infants and babies have risen significantly over the past decade as physicians are choosing to treat more extreme cases of ‘spitting up’ or acid reflux-induced vomiting with medication. While it is normal for a young baby or infant to regurgitate some amount of food while he or she is learning to digest, excess spit ups or vomiting can lead to weight loss and insufficient nutrition.
Acid reflux in babies is uncomfortable, compromises their health if untreated, and needs to be addressed. However, medication is not the only solution. In a young baby, there are modifications that can be made to ease symptoms and improve digestion…
We all know we should eat our vegetables. With a green juice or green smoothie, you can drink your vegetables, too. Juicing provides an easily absorbed boost of vitamins and minerals in the form of a fresh, raw food. Green juice contains magnesium, potassium, vitamin A and vitamin C and it reduces acidity and inflammation in the body. An 8-ounce serving of green juice generally has 80-100 calories and it can provide more than one third of the recommended daily allowance of the nutrients mentioned above.
Learn to make juices at home, with or without a dedicated juicer with these simple recipes.Read More »
We are all exposed to toxins on a daily basis in the form of pollutants in the air we breathe, the water we drink, and the foods we eat. Therefore, everyone should engage in detoxification on an ongoing basis. There are many methods to help the body get rid of toxins, ranging from the use of dilute herbal extracts in the form of homeopathic remedies to sweating in the sauna for several hours per day. The suggestions below focus on naturopathic support for the liver, one of the main organs of detoxification.Read More »
Toxins are substances that cause disease when present at low concentration in the body. We are all exposed to toxins on a daily basis in the form of pollutants in the air we breathe, the water we drink, and the foods we eat. We come into contact with toxins when we fill up our cars at gas stations, enter closed buildings, inhale cigarette smoke and even handle flea collars for our pets.
Here are some facts about the prevalence of toxins in our environment.