Try on your Awe Glasses

Awe brings us closer to the beauty and wonder of life and away from all that holds us back.  In the present moment, becoming aware of awe makes it impossible to be truly depressed, angry, or lonely. It can be easy to experience awe when in the presence of a natural wonder like a Giant [...]

Megan’s Top Five Fruits and Veggies for Vibrant Health

1.Dark Leafy Greens: Kale, Chard, Spinach, Mixed Greens, Dandelion Greens, Romaine, Arugula Good Source of: Vitamins A, C, K, folic acid, lutein and zeaxanthin, calcium, magnesium, potassium Healing Benefits: Alkalizing to the body which helps ward off cancer. folic acid is great for brain health. Antioxidants, lutein & zeaxanthin are excellent for eye health, disease [...]

Naturopathic Support for Cancer Patients

Dr. Noelle Butler shares with us her insights from Continuing Education -- In April, I attended an excellent lecture by Kim Madson, PharmD, BCPS titled, “Overview of Chemotherapy Agents and Side Effect Management."  She reminded me to support my patient’s digestive tract, cardiovascular health, and immune system.  I also was reminded of my patients' physical experiences [...]

Spring: The Season of Wood

Penned from the desk of Lauren Oeschli, Spring's wise acupuncturist: As the days become warmer and lighter, nature awakens from her winter slumber and begins the process of birth and renewal. The Wood Element - a surge of rising energy - now bursts forth in new buds, new sprouts, new life. Wood is the energy [...]

Getting Ahead of Your Seasonal Allergies

Are you tired of seasonal allergies getting the best of you and taking your summertime fun away? This is a common occurrence. People are needing to take anti-histamines or even asthma medication to just barely survive the allergy season. Wouldn't it be nice to alleviate these symptoms for good? There is a solution. It's not [...]

What is Somatic Experiencing?

Somatic Experiencing (SE), is a short-term naturalistic approach to the resolution and healing of trauma developed by Dr. Peter Levine and is supported by research. It is based upon the observation that wild prey animals, though threatened routinely, are rarely traumatized. Animals in the wild utilize innate mechanisms to regulate and discharge the high levels [...]

Food as Medicine

As with anything taken into the body, food has medicinal properties. There is evidence that the minerals, vitamins and phytochemicals in plant foods could interact in ways that boost their individual anti-cancer effects. An estimated 70% of all Americans do not receive sufficient nutrients. Getting the most nutrition from your food involves awareness. Be aware [...]

A Must-Read for Cancer Patients

In her New York Times bestseller, Radical Remission: Surviving Cancer Against All Odds, Dr. Kelly A. Turner, founder of the Radical Remission Project, uncovers nine factors that can lead to a spontaneous remission from cancer. This book is a must-read for cancer patients that want to understand how important nutrition, biochemical supplementation, and mental/emotional support are to [...]

Not Just Veggies: Why We Eat Beasts, Bones, and Broth

Megan Ulrichs, Spring's own Nutrition Consultant, fills us in on the good our bodies derive from Beasts, Bones and Broth -- Broth: Drinking broths made from chicken or beef bones and their meat floods your bloodstream w/ Glycosaminoglycans which go directly to the parts of the body that need collagen most. These molecules attract massive [...]

Welcome to Spring, Dr. Mescon!

Spring Integrative Health would like to welcome our newest practitioner, naturopathic doctor McKenzie Mescon!  Dr. Mescon comes to Spring as a first year resident, and will be working closely with Dr. Bonville as she begins her practice.  Dr. Mescon graduated with honors from the naturopathic medical program at the National University of Health Sciences in [...]