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Dirt don’t hurt!

March 13th, 2011

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There’s a growing body of research showing that children exposed to lots of germs early in life are less likely to develop allergies, asthma or autoimmune disorders as they grow up.

Let your little girl get her hands dirty with the best of them!

NPR Article: How Keeping LIttle Girls Squeeky Clean Could Make Them Sick

2011*Happy Chinese New Year of the RABBIT!

February 3rd, 2011

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Happy Chinese Year of the RABBIT!!
We welcome a “peaceful” 2011…

According to Chinese tradition, the Rabbit brings a year in which you can catch your breath and calm your nerves. It is a time for negotiation. To gain the greatest benefits from this time, focus on home, family, security, diplomacy, and your relationships with women and children.

Make it a New Year’s resolution to create a safe, peaceful lifestyle, so you will be able to calmly deal with any problem that may arise.

Bob’s Red Mill Donates $1.35 Million to The National College of Natural Medicine!!

February 3rd, 2011

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Bob and Charlee Moore, founders of Bob’s Red Mill Natural Foods, have donated $1.35 million to my alma mater, The National College of Natural Medicine. Most of the gift will be used to build a teaching and research kitchen on the College’s Lair Hill campus. About $200,000 of the new grant will fund the college’s Ending Child Obesity project that brings families in for free workshops on cooking with whole foods. The rest of the grant will fund scholarships.

Article: Donation Boosts Natural Medicine College’s Obesity Project

VIDEO: Dr. Andrew Weil, MD- Supports Licensure of Naturopathic Doctors

January 22nd, 2011

Dr. Andrew Weil, MD

Naturopathic Physicians are board certified Medical Doctors and are currently licensed to practice medicine as Primary Care Physicians in 15 states, District of Columbia, Puerto Rico and the US Virgin Islands. Naturopathic Medical training consists of 2 years basic science training followed by Basic Science Board Exams, and a subsequent 2 years of clinic science training followed by Clinical Science Board exams.

 

Dr. Dishman is a Board Certified and Licensed Naturopathic Doctor and maintains her license in Oregon, until the state of North Carolina becomes a licensed state. The North Carolina Association of Naturopathic Physicians (NCANP) is working to build the legislative power to become a licensed state in the near future.

LINK TO VIDEO of Dr. Andrew Weil, MD: Supports Licensure of Naturopathic Doctors

The SUNSHINE Vitamin

December 30th, 2010

Raleigh acupuncture | Raleigh acupuncturist | Raleigh naturopath | Raleigh alternative healthcare | North Carolina acupuncture | Meaghan Dishman, ND, L.Ac. | Bloom Integrative HealthVitamin D is the sunshine vitamin and is quite the “hot” topic in the news these days. Our bodies produce Vitamin D when our skin is exposed to the sun, but the use of sun block may prevent this reaction from occurring.

How much Vitamin D do we really need?
The actual amount is still up for discussion, but many experts agree that depending on the severity of depletion in the body, you may need up to 2,000-8,000IU per day. The National Institutes of Health state that it takes only 30 minutes of sunlight exposure per day without sunscreen to produce the amount of Vitamin D that you need each day.

So, you ask, what do we do in the winter months when we are covered head to toe in clothes and spend many hours indoors?
Well, there are many ways to supplement Vitamin D through supplementation and diet. Vitamin D can be purchased through Bloom Integrative Medicine or at your local health food store. It usually comes in 1000 IU tablets or liquid forms. And you can also obtain it through Vitamin D rich foods such as orange juice, milk and salmon.

What are the benefits of Vitamin D?
Medical journals are overflowing with the latest research findings on Vitamin D and the many ways it is beneficial to one’s health. To name just a few, researchers are discovering an increasing number of links between the immune, nervous, and endorcrine systems. Hormones of the endocrine system, such as Vitamin D, help the immune and nervous systems defend the body, with defects in this intricate system leading to autoimmune disorders and endocrine dysfuction.

How do I know how much Vitamin D I need?
Fortunately you can get a standard laboratory blood test. Ask your Primary care doctor to test Vitamin D25 Hydroxy at your next visit. Bring your lab results into Bloom Integrative Medicine. We can come up with a wonderful customized protocol for you!

Welcome to Raleigh!

December 21st, 2010

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Meaghan Dishman, ND, LAc, MSOM and her family are thrilled and honored to join the community of Raleigh, North Carolina! Her family moved from Portland, Oregon to Raleigh in late August following a long interest to move to Raleigh and a promotion of her husband. She is excited to bring all of her extensive experience in the field of Integrative Medicine to the Triangle area, and looks forward to embracing all that this beautiful city has to offer.