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Over-the-Counter Pharmacy vs. Naturopathic Herbs

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Quick fix or long term healing …

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Post-Menopause / Menopause Natural Support

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We are here with natural support …

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Pre-Menopause / Perimenopause Symptoms

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Pre-menopause support and hormone help …

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Men’s Health: Chronic and Acute Pain Relief

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Top pain relief options for men …

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Men’s Health: Natural Sleep Aid

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Sleep aid and natural remedies for men …

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CBD: Cannabidiol Facts and Information

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10 of your top CBD questions answered here …

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Farmer’s Market

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Your go-to Farmer’s Market tips for this summer!

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Kid’s Sports Injuries & Acupuncture

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The faster a kid’s sport injury is treated, the faster they can recover …

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Top 10 Stress Busters for Summer

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10 Tips so you can enjoy your summer and lower your stress …

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Natural Secrets for Aging Skin

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5 natural secrets to beautiful skin as we age, no surgery or expensive lotions needed …

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Natural, Holistic Skin Care

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Skin care treatment that goes beyond prescription pharmaceuticals and steroid creams. Let’s look at the root cause.

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Natural Remedies for Hair Loss

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What causes hair loss? Dr. Graves talks about the typical root causes of hair loss and natural remedies that may help …

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3 Ways to Beat Spring Allergies in 2019

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Sneezing, eyes watering, sluggish? Try these food choices and supplements …

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Supplements and Vitamins: Are You Taking the Right Ones?

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Choosing a supplement or vitamin can be overwhelming! Even if you know what kind, there are so many brands, scams, and added ingredients. Dr. Graves offers info. on how to choose …

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5 Tips for a Spring Detox

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A pocketful of detox ideas to take with you into spring. Diet, reducing exposure to toxins, and more…

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Natural Hangover Prevention and Cures

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Dr. Graves offers hangover remedies and prevention tips so that you can enjoy an occasional night out on the town. Cheers to taking care of yourself!

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The Dangers of Chronic Anxiety

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Stress is a part of life. But what happens when it becomes a large part of your life? Learn more about the dangers of chronic stress and chronic anxiety …

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DIY Holistic, Natural Medicine Cabinet

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Prep your holistic, natural medicine cabinet and be ready for those awkward times when illness strikes. Here’s how …

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Healthy Holiday Travel Tips

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Traveling by train, plane, automobile, or sleigh can be less than merry for your immune system. Dr. Graves offers healthy holiday travel tips for you and your family …

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Holiday Diet: Working Off the Holiday Weight

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Walk away from guilt and walk towards the healthy holidays! Enjoy your lattes and pumpkin pie …

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Weight Gain and the Holidays

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Holiday weight gain can contribute to 1 pound per year! Don’t let that start adding up over the years. Enjoy these tips on how to have a guilt free, sweet, holiday season this year.

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CBD Oil and CBD Cream: Top Questions Answered

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Are you curious about CBD? Did you know it may help your anxiety, pain, and help you sleep better? We have the facts about CBD oil and CBD cream.

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Constipation: Relief, Remedies, and Digestive Health

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Long- term or more frequent constipation issues can lead to things such as, bloating, weight gain, hormonal imbalances, long-term GI diseases, colo-rectal cancer, and more.

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Eating, Cooking, and Living for Fall 2018

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Fall foods as medicine and how to eat with the season. Pumpkin, squash, kale, kohlrabi, turnips, sweet potato, peas, and brussel spouts. Learn why they are so good!

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Ashwagandha: The Super Herb for Stress, Anxiety, and Depression

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Feeling burned out? Ashwagandha helps the mind and body adjust to stress, fights depression, and fights anxiety. Learn more about this amazing adaptogen herb …

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How to Heal Acid Reflux

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Natural remedies for acid reflux is our topic. This painful condition can be caused by a variety of mental and physical stressors. Dr. Graves has tips here that can help you heal …

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Multivitamins: Are They Really Necessary?

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If you’re like some of our patients at CNMA, you’ve stood countless times in front of the vitamin section at a natural food store and stared aimlessly at the plethora of options to pick from – varying widely in price, but

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Bone Broth, Collagen, and Beet Root

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If you’ve been reading any health or food magazines lately, chances are you’ve come across an advertisement or two (or twenty!) on new trends such as:             – Bone Broth             – Collagen             – Beet Root We’ve even seen

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Healthy Ways to Party This Summer

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It’s summertime! And that means it’s also party time! With Fourth of July just around the corner and summer in full swing, it’s time to get that barbecue grilling, the water balloons flying, and the guests smiling and laughing! Ahhh….sounds

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Summer Guide for Healthy Kids

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School's out and summer break is officially in session! Can you believe another school year has gone by?  Before we know it, they will be graduating! When we look back, it seems that time seems to fly by when raising kids

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Top 5 Herbal Supplements for Better Sleep

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Sleep.  The word alone can give many of us anxiety just thinking about it. If you’re one of them, there are typically one of two issues (or both) that you are dealing with:             1. Having trouble getting to sleep

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Opioids: Why Worry & What are the Natural Alternatives

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You may live in a beautiful suburb of a big city.  You may have a great job, a wonderful family, and a few fun hobbies.  It may seem like you have it all – and maybe you do. But it

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CBD (Cannibidiol): Dangerous Drug or Healthy Alternative?

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Marijuana.    What comes to mind when you think about it?  Is it drug users and hippies?  Is it government laws and money?  Or maybe it’s just a gray area you don’t know much about at all and wonder what

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Best and Safest Way to Buy Herbal Supplements

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It’s been recommended that you try natural herbal supplements, or, you’ve heard or read that a certain type of supplement may be able to help your condition. You then visit a natural health food store and find a plethora of

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Hormone Diet: Create Balance in Your 30s, 40s, and Beyond

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Most of us will experience it.  The moment when we realize that what we’ve always done has simply stopped working.   When weight is creeping up even though your exercise routine may have stayed the same.  When actual “dieting” is

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Supplements: Can and Should You Take Them Long Term

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Supplements. They can do us wonders. Maybe it’s better sleep, less pain, lower blood pressure, or balanced hormones. Maybe it’s more energy, smoother bowel movements, or improved cardiovascular health. Maybe it’s even losing weight and having clearer skin. Whatever it

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What is a Detox Diet? 3 Steps to Help You Detoxify Your Body

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The sluggishness. The bloating. Those extra pounds that you need to jump start to shed. The weeks of overindulging, the wondering if you have a food allergy, or the noting of endless advertising of magical detox solutions that will take

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Can Your Allergies Be Cured?

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Did you know that you may be able to get rid of those pesky allergies for good? Yes, that means that the inhaler you carry around, the steroids you take, and/or the allergy sprays and pills that fill your medicine

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3 Tips for Grief at the Holidays

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For me, it’s like being in a fog between Thanksgiving and New Year’s. I go through the motions, but there is no authentic joy. I cringe at most Christmas songs, I don’t have the energy or urge to decorate, and

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Natural Herbs vs. Pharmaceutical Drugs: What’s Best for You?

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Have you ever found yourself in a health food store, overwhelmed by the amount of vitamins, minerals, and herbs available?  Have you ever wondered if they really work or if you should just stick with doctor prescribed synthetic pharmaceutical drugs?

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