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Dr. Grace Chang – Integrating Naturopathy & TCM

DHP’s exclusive interview with Dr. Grace Chang, ND, LAc, about approach to combining Naturopathic medicine with TCM (traditional Chinese medicine) into a successful, integrative medical practice. Here’s a little preview of the topics we chat about:   0:55: Dr. Grace’s path to a medical career, Naturopathic medicine and TCM 2:27: How Dr. Grace integrates being a ND and an LAc 3:46: Trends in the uses and popularity of Naturopathy and TCM 5:05: How the principles and philosophy of Naturopathic medicine and TCM come through in clinical medicine 6:53: Most common conditions/complaints Dr. Grace sees in practice, and her thoughts...

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What Your Poop Says About Your Health

Everybody Poops. Yes, we know this. Yet STILL, many people are extremely uncomfortable with talking about their bowel movements and digestive troubles, even with their doctor! But, as any doctor worth their own salt should know, the health of your ENTIRE body starts with healthy digestion. So naturally (seriously, no pun intended), when you see a Naturopathic Physician, integrative medical doctor, Ayurvedic doctor, or any other holistic healthcare practitioner, a common question that arises is, “How’s your poop?” This is because these healthcare professionals know how important healthy bowel movements and bowel patterns are for optimizing the health of...

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Push up

The push-up is single most important upper body exercise, without a doubt. Check out the video and bulleted points to ensure you’re maximizing benefits and minimizing risks. Start with the your feet together, up on your toes. Place hands shoulder width apart, slightly below your shoulders (closer to your feet), arms straight but not locked. This position minimizes the strain in the shoulder and can marginally change the focus of the exercise. Maintain a straight body position, similar to a plank; knees straight, pelvis tucked and core braces, shoulders back and down in a packed position, and elbows pointed...

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Squat

This is the most fundamental (in our opinion) and basic exercise there is. Check out the video and bulleted points to ensure you’re maximizing benefits and minimizing risks. Weight focused on lateral heel and 1st metacarpal head. Posture controlled: pelvis neutral with core muscles engaged; shoulders back and down; neck neutral. Move through flexion of the hip joint first, following with knee flexion as secondary movement. With hips moving back, keep knees tracking over feet, maintaining center of mass over ankle joint. If your weight shifts to the forefoot, you’re increasing strain through the knee joint and anterior chain!...

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What is Naturopathic Medicine

Although the words “natural” and “holistic” have become major buzz words in recent years, these are not novel ideas in the world of health and medicine. They are, in fact, much more closely related to the exact opposite; these were dominant themes in medicine for centuries, prior to the beginnings of modern medicine. A system of medicine born from a combination of these age-old principles, knowledge, and techniques is Naturopathy. Naturopathy, or Naturopathic medicine, has seen a tremendous growth in the past several years, and for good reason. However, many are still unfamiliar with the profession and what it...

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