Ask the Naturopath

The Best Diet for You
If today's overload of diet approaches leaves you at a loss, here's sane advice on what to eat

Stop the Sneezing
A dozen natural ways to calm seasonal allergies

Hit Your "Refresh" Button
It's never too late to start taking care of yourself. And it's easier than you think.

How to Take Supplements
Simple tips to ensure you're getting the maximum health benefits

So Long, Sugar
Lose weight and feel great by kicking sugar to the curb

What is the Microbiome?
When it comes to healthy digestion, it's all about the bugs

Seasonal Suggestions
How to keep that summer glow all winter long

Calm Your Nerves
Nutrition, supplements, and light therapy can be extremely effective at alleviating anxiety

Healing Psoriasis
How a low-salt diet, salmon oil, and other natural therapies can help

Natural Help for COPD
Explore drug-free solutions for easing symptoms of Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease, or COPD

Baby Talk
Natural ways to boost your fertility in your late 30s and early 40s (or at any age)

Joint Account
The right combination of supplements, diet, and lifestyle changes can treat—and even reverse—rheumatoid arthritis without side effects

Checkup Checklist
What you need to know about annual physicals

Menopause and UTIs
Natural Ways to Prevent and Treat UTIs

Feet on the Ground
Can tapping into the Earth's electromagnetic field lead to better health?

Less is More
The keys to fighting stubborn belly fat

Conquering Colds
Natural ways to boost immunity and stay well this fall and into winter

The Vitamin D Dilemma
Make sure you're getting enough of this important nutrient

Peak Conditioning
Get in shape with this balanced approach to exercise
Seasonal Sniffles
Natural allergy fighters can clear your head without the side effects

Spring Cleansing
Three simple detox plans to suit any situation or schedule

From The Heart
Optimal Cardiovascular Health For Women

Away From It All
A healthy retreat can offer a host of physical, mental, and spiritual benefits

Keeping Calm
Simple, natural ways to deal with stress and anxiety

Sensational skin
Gentle, effective ways to combat acne

Skeleton Keys
Natural solutions for age-related bone loss.

Natural ways to prevent and treat this often painful condition

Sore Subject
Practical ways to prevent—and treat—carpal tunnel syndrome

Clearing Congestion
Causes—and cures—of excess throat mucus

Detox for Kids
What you can do naturally to cleanse young bodies

Autoimmune Disorders
Can diet, antioxidants, and possibly even a strong sense of self, help ease the symptoms?

Gallbladder health
How to calm gallbladder attacks and improve gallbladder function through nutrition

An Aspirin a Day?
The advantages and disadvantages of using aspirin, plus stroke-prevention tips

How to Get Softer Hair
Do's and don'ts for dry, frizzy hair

Natural Birth Control
Can the "rhythm method" work?

Nails and Your Health
Advice for splitting and peeling nails

Not-So-Safe Statins
Learn why these commonly prescribed drugs just might be doing more harm than good.

The shocking reasons you may not be getting enough of this vital mineral—and how to change that

About the Columnist:
A graduate of Bastyr University in Seattle, Emily Kane, ND, LAc, is a naturopathic physician and acupuncturist specializing in gynecology, counseling, herbal medicine, and naturopathic manipulation (body work). She worked as a Licensed Massage Therapist in Seattle during her medical training for 7 years. She regularly leads retreats and therapeutic fasts, and teaches health classes through her local community college. Kane maintains an active clinical practice in Juneau, Alaska, where she sees patients of all ages. She is the author of Managing Menopause Naturally. Visit her online at