Red Light Therapy – Amazing Health Benefits

Red Light Therapy

Red Light Therapy gets more positive feedback from our patients than just about anything. The benefits of Red Light Therapy are far reaching and better yet, infrared energy is safe, effective, easy to do and inexpensive! Shedding Light on Red Light Therapy Red Light Therapy is a safe, easy, and effective way to promote calm energy and healing. Set-up requirements and … [Read more...]

Confused about Cooking Oils?

Vital Choice Olive Oil

"What type of oil should I use?" is a question we've been hearing a lot lately. There are so many different types of oil to choose from, and rumors and opinions abound about which oil is best, which is toxic, or which is most nutritious. Then there's the question of saturated fats vs. trans fats vs. polyunsaturated fats vs. essential omega fats, that unless you majored in … [Read more...]

Naturopathic Myth Busters: Is Milk Healthy?

Happy Cows

This food is a polarizing topic and many people have strong opinions for or against it. Here's our take on this popular food. A primary goal here at Lewis Family Natural Health is to provide reasonable, well thought out, and sensible advice about health.  This is especially necessary in the world of nutrition where everyone seems to have an opinion, yet those opinions often … [Read more...]

How to Eat Gluten-Free

The inability to digest gluten causes inflammation and damage to the mucosal linings of the intestines and other mucous membranes in the body. This is the starting point of problems for an individual with an adverse reaction to gluten. Gluten, Wheat, and Grains Gluten is a type of protein that is found in many bread, cereal, and pasta grains such as wheat, rye, barley and … [Read more...]

Is Your Bucket Overflowing?

Overflowing Bucket

As naturopathic doctors, we spend a lot of time thinking about our patient's "buckets" in helping to restore health to the body. Our patients have told us they love our "Bucket Analogy" as a great way to explain an important concept in naturopathic medicine: why such seemingly small substances may make a big impact on your overall health. What goes into your Bucket Think of … [Read more...]

The Naturopathic Way: Cause and Effect

The first in our series on the Naturopathic Way, A Holistic and Natural Perspective for Your Health A very wise and experienced Naturopathic Physician (and one of our mentors), Dr. James Sensenig, is fond of saying, “Naturopathic Medicine is not what you use, it’s how you use it." The Underlying Cause of Illness When we consider making recommendations for an individual's … [Read more...]

Spring fever? How to tell cold vs. allergies

How do you know if those annoying symptoms the result of allergies, or are they from a cold? Written by Dr. Eric Lewis, Guest Columnist to the Asheville Citizen-Times March 27, 2012 Spring is upon us, and I am looking forward to a very beautiful one this year in Western North Carolina. Flowers are blooming, green grass is growing and birds are chirping, along with the … [Read more...]

Holistic Health: New Natural Ways to Manage and Treat Childhood Asthma

When you're a kid, breathing should be easy. Laughing, playing, and having fun should be your work of the day. Working hard to get a breath in should be the last thing on your mind. A Naturopathic Doctor's Personal Story By Eric Lewis, ND When you're a kid, breathing should be easy.  Laughing, playing, and having fun should be your work of the day.  Working hard to get a … [Read more...]

Holistic Health Tips to Prevent Infant, Childhood, and Adolescent Asthma

Kids with asthma are often confused and unable to communicate what is happening to them. They wonder why they aren't breathing right and why they can't do what they normally do. Sometimes it is hard for a parent to identify asthma symptoms when they are happening to their child. What Does Asthma Feel Like to a Child? In today's day and age, asthma is all over the place.  … [Read more...]