Souvenirs From the Sun

During the dead of winter many people flock to the sun whether in Florida, California, the Southwest or the Caribbean. If you’re lying in the sand, then you’re a free trip waiting for a passenger.

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Karen Clickner
Itching to Scratch?

I finally have been beaten into submission. That’s right… after the millionth person has asked me about chronic itching, I’m going to tell you my best advice. Scratch. No actually that isn’t my best advice.

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Karen Clickner
The Movement of Ideas

Every thought, every idea, every feeling and everything that makes us who we are, is chemistry in motion. The combining of hundreds of chemicals is what powers us through our day and determines how we feel about it. Mahatma Gandhi wrote that “man is but the product of his thoughts, what he thinks, he becomes”. He was absolutely right.

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Karen Clickner
Why Your Cure Isn't Just Black or White

Recently I have had a number of physicians, medical clinics and even other naturopaths ask me why I get such incredible results with people’s conditions. Well, this isn’t always the case, but when it is I can tell you exactly why … because I don’t look at the body in black and white.

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Karen Clickner
Is Cannabis Your Best Medicine?

I am asked daily if marijuana is a positive thing.  This isn't an easy answer because the action of cannabis is unique to the individual.  Let me start by helping you to understand the physiological placement of cannabis as a chemical in the body.  In this way you will see how much of a positive or negative effect it may have for your specific needs. 

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Talking to Your Thyroid

Nature may have given us a built-in method for regulating thyroid hormone release.... screaming. A surprising side effect of speaking may be the effect it has on the health of your thyroid. For years, I have treated thyroid problems with lymphatic drainage of the throat area and massage to relax the tissue around the thyroid. I have recommended loose collars, removal of neckties and staying away from tight turtlenecks.

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Karen Clickner
Can Food Treat Your Illness?

I think we all agree that you can't underestimate the impact food and your daily diet have on your health.  But the most common concept patients have when they walk in my door is that simply changing their diet will cure their illness.  That's asking a lot given that it's so difficult to get food that is free of chemicals, pesticides, growth hormones, environmental toxins and even genetically modified material.  Then when you do, how long can you wait for change to take place?  When you use food as therapy, which is a great thing, it can take weeks and months for the body to assimilate, create essential factors such as enzymes, new cells, hormones, and then initiate a cascade effect that ends in alleviating your symptoms.

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Eating The RDA Way

How many people believe that the Recommended Daily Allowance of vitamins and minerals is the best guide to human health?  Please raise your hand ... Many of the people who walk through my door pride themselves on reading ingredient labels, taking the recommended amount of Calcium in their daily supplements and don't understand why they don't feel well. 

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Karen Clickner
Your Hair Can Tell You More Than You Think

Do you realize how much information is in your hair?  Hair is not just an outgrowth of the skin, it is an incredible storage facility for the body's minerals reserves.  Hair loss, thinning hair and loss of hair color are all indications of changes in this essential mineral storage.  According to Senate Doc ument No. 264 "99% of American people are deficient in minerals" and a severe deficiency in any one of these can result in disease and specifically gland disorders (think of your thyroid!). 

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Karen Clickner