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Thomasina Copenhaver is a naturopathic doctor and registered nurse with over 30 years experience in the healthcare profession. Her passion is writing, researching, and empowering all humans with knowledge of healing at the cellular level; to enable them to make educated and informed choices regarding their health. For more information visit her website: notesfromanaturopath.com or to buy her book, "Notes from a Naturopath" visit Amazon or Barnes and Noble.

Healing the Gut–will new AI technology make your MD obsolete?

“So, I want to give you a sense of the amount of data that you can get from a single sample, right? If I get stool sample and go through the lab process and generate the data that corresponds to… 0 Shares |

C-diff—can a Fecal Microbiota Transplant stop the recurrence?

C-difficile is currently the most common hospital acquired infection—affecting half a million Americans every year. While one out of five patients fail to respond after the initial round of antibiotics, repeated doses of antibiotics remain the standard of care in… 0 Shares |

Marijuana: medical vs. home grown—can you tell the difference?

Suppose someone put two marijuana plants in front of you and asked you to pick which one was medical marijuana and which one was home grown. Could you tell the difference? Of course you couldn’t. There is none. But knowing… 0 Shares |

Cancer and circadian rhythm–Nobel Prize research shows how body clocks can turn back disease

Cancer. The word continues to evoke paralyzing fear in humans despite the science and education that exists to empower them to heal. Clocks-human beings live by them. Age, education, work, sickness, marriage—are all measured by the passing of years. Life… 0 Shares |

Anandamide–how to find your bliss without anti-depressants

Have you ever heard of “Anandamide”? Chances are—you probably have not. Most people have heard of anti-depressants like Prozac—which, as it turns out, cause depression and suicidal thoughts. It’s all spelled out in that paper they give you at the… 0 Shares |

Marijuana-the war on drugs was a race war that had nothing to do with the plant

The Drug War was officially declared on June 17, 1971 when President Nixon claimed drugs to be “Public Enemy Number One.” But was that really the case? Could there have been another far deeper, carefully calculated plan that had nothing… 0 Shares |

Autism–can listening to Mozart rewrite the score?

“Some people will say that the essence of autism is the inability to model other minds” Dr. Norman Doidge, MD Our world is framed by our perception. There is no “reality”. There is no good or bad. There is only… 0 Shares |

Chemotherapy-how did mustard gas from a blown up WWII ship get into your veins?

How many people ask their MD questions about chemotherapy? Have you ever wondered how such a toxic substance (so toxic that those who administer it must wear gowns and gloves) became the “standard of care” for cancer? The truth of… 0 Shares |

In the age of information, why are you still in the dark?

If you don’t take care of your body, where will you live? Chinese Proverb I remember watching Jack Lalanne on black and white TV with my Mother when I was a small child. We would get our dining room chairs… 0 Shares |

Autism and Alzheimer’s—the answer lies in the gut

When autism was first formally identified as a special condition in the 1930’s, it was generally considered a mental health problem. At that time—there was no field connecting psychoneuroimmunology. The brain was treated separately from the body. There is no… 0 Shares |