Last year my husband and I went home to Portland for Christmas. It was our first trip back together since we had moved 2 years prior and we were so excited to see all of our loved ones and visit all of our favorite places. However, our visions of a … [Read more...] about How to Stay Healthy During Air Travel
Last week, a patient was sharing with me her biggest struggles on the current nutrition regimen I was asking her to follow. For her, grocery costs were becoming a huge issue! I recommend eating the cleanest sources of meat possible, which … [Read more...] about Protein Powerhouses For Every Budget
This was the question that Cathy (name changed for privacy) asked me at her first appointment. She reported that she had been tired for years. Upon chatting, she revealed that she’d also had trouble maintaining her weight for as long as she could … [Read more...] about Why do I feel so tired when my labs say I’m healthy?
Feeling blah? Testosterone may be to blame. Cortisol often takes the blame for most of our hormonal imbalances, but testosterone is a major player in our entire hormonal cascade. That’s right, ladies, testosterone is not just your boyfriend’s … [Read more...] about Natural Ways to Boost Testosterone
I have been so blessed by the fact that I don't have major dietary restrictions such as celiac, dairy intolerance, severe allergies, etc. However, I like to eat for health and prevention, meaning I avoid inflammatory foods as much as possible. … [Read more...] about Dr. Purdy’s Healthy Thanksgiving Menu
Holidays are all about spending time with family... which is great... most of the time. However, it can become very stressful if you have specific dietary restrictions. For some reason, the people we are closest to seem to have the biggest trouble … [Read more...] about How to Handle Your Dietary Restrictions Through the Holidays
I get this question (replace anxiety with any ailment) from friends and family every single day. The problem is, naturopathic physicians don't view treatment this way. Let me explain what I mean. Most of us are used to the traditional medical … [Read more...] about Hey Doc, Got Anything for Anxiety?
The Temperature is Dropping and it is beautiful out you guys! What a week. Tis the season for cinnamon and nutmeg, hot tea, scarves, and fire pits. It is truly a welcome change here in Texas. However, colder weather brings with it cold and flu … [Read more...] about Natural Ways to Prevent Colds This Fall