Disease as Our Teacher

by in Diabetes, Diarrhea, Kitchen Sink, Naturopathic Theory, Neck Pain, Pain Management, Preventative Medicine, Reader Questions May 8, 2009

By Dr. Nicole Sundene Happy Teacher Appreciation Week Everyone! Who is Your Teacher? Did you know that even adults have teachers? We may not knowingly be matriculated into the curriculum, but LIFE is teaching us so many things. In my opinion, disease is an amazing teacher. Whether chronic or acute, disease is the only way […]

Recipe: Organic Sports Drinks

by in Dehydration, Diarrhea, Kitchen Cost Cutters, Pediatrics, Recipes, Sports Nutrition December 5, 2008

Most sports drinks are just pollutionfests chock full of Kitchen Table Villains such as High Fructose Corn Syrup, food colorings, additives, preservatives, and artificial flavorings and colorings. With just a few simple kitchen ingredients, you can make your own homemade sports drinks. The two widely available sports drinks I commonly recommend for athletes and those […]

Heart Healthy Herbal Cocktail

by in Anti-Aging, Anti-Inflammatory, Antioxidants, Diarrhea, Fat Burners, Heart Disease, Kitchen Sink, Pain Management, Pediatrics, Recipes, Sports Nutrition, Sugar Substitutes, Weight Loss July 2, 2008

By Dr. Nicole Sundene With the hot summer months upon us (well not so much in Seattle today), I thought I would share my favorite herbal iced tea recipe to help you “Unleash your inner fabulosity”. Mixing fat burning green tea with pomegranate juice is a most delicious delivery system for the heart healthy antioxidants, […]

Castor Oil Pack

by in Arthritis, Castor Oil Pack, Diarrhea, Fibroids, Gall Bladder Disease, Injury Care, Kitchen Sink February 22, 2008

Castor oil packs aid in elimination and detoxification processes in the body, through some mechanism that is likely related to its anodyne and anti-inflammatory properties such as cytokine modulation. INDICATIONS Uterine fibroids, non-malignant ovarian cysts, headaches, liver disorders, abdominal pain, constipation, diarrhea, intestinal disorders, gallbladder inflammation or stones, night time urinary frequency and inflamed joints […]

Nutritional Suggestions for Diarrhea

by in Diarrhea January 11, 2008

Diarrhea may be described as soft, loose, or semi-liquid stools passed several times a day. There is usually a sense of urgency, and some feelings of malaise. Besides being uncomfortable, diarrhea can cause excessive losses of fluids, nutrients, and electrolytes, leading to dehydration and electrolyte imbalance. What is eaten can make a big difference. Consultation […]

L-glutamine and Diarrhea

by in Diarrhea December 9, 2007

Let’s face it, no one likes to have diarrhea. No one likes to even talk about diarrhea. As a doctor how can I even help someone with diarrhea if they won’t even talk to me about it? I have spent weeks if not months combined talking about diarrhea, so please don’t hesitate to bring up […]