Dr. Laura M. Brown, ND's Latest Posts

Dr. Laura: Ear Wax Facts

Earwax, (medically known as cerumen auris) is a protective normal secretion from a skin gland in the external ear canal. Some people make more earwax than others. Certain habits or careers may put an individual more at risk for earwax impaction.   Do you wear earphones, earplugs hearing aids or use Q-tips? Do you have […]

| August 15th 2018

Dr. Laura: Long Term Effects of Cortisol and Stress

Cortisol is released in a daily rhythm, but also in response to stress. Ever wonder what are the long term effects of cortisol (stress) in the body? picture from  philosophytalk.org Long term danger can be perceived in the form of anything that takes away our freedom, feeling unloved, feelings of insecurity, projecting into the future […]

| August 2nd 2018

Dr. Laura shares: Gluten exposure common in Celiac patients

Even on Gluten-Free Diet, Harmful Exposures May Be Common By Anne Harding March 22, 2018 (Reuters Health) – Carefully following a gluten-free diet might not protect people with celiac disease from exposure to potentially harmful amounts of gluten, new findings suggest. “Individuals who are on a gluten free diet are consuming more gluten than we actually imagined. […]

| July 23rd 2018

Dr. Laura Shares: GUT Viruses Implicated in Parkinson’s Disease

This article on the link between viruses found in the gastrointestinal tract and Parkinson’s Disease is from www.medscape.com Gut Viruses a Potential Trigger for Parkinson’s Disease? Pauline Anderson July 19, 2018 Shifts in gut bacteriophages, viruses that infect and replicate within bacteria, are implicated in the pathogenesis of Parkinson’s disease (PD), new research suggests. “Most likely, bacteriophages […]

| July 20th 2018

Dr. Laura: Anxiety Antidotes

Is there a solution to anxiety, feeling uneasy, overwhelmed, or difficulty concentrating? We can feel anxious for just about anything. How does this happen? What is going on in the body while this happens? How do you make it stop? Anxiety disorders are the most common mental illness in North America as stated by the […]

| July 12th 2018

Dr. Laura: 21 Reasons You Might be Constipated

Bowels that move slow or are difficult to pass are not only uncomfortable, they are unhealthy. It is important we eliminate from our bowels at least once, and up to three times per day. Constipation is an issue affecting up to 20% of the population(1). When the stool stays in the colon for extending lengths […]

| July 7th 2018

Dr. Laura’s Electrolyte Recipes

Working out or exercising outdoors? Have you thought of an electrolyte replacement recipe? If you are active for more than an hour, replacing your electrolytes might help boost your performance, not to mention your health. Electrolyte replacement recipes: A.           1/2 cup freshly squeezed orange juice 1/4 cup freshly squeezed lemon juice 2 cups of filtered […]

| July 3rd 2018

Dr. Laura’s Veggie Wraps

Veggie Wraps: Easy Quick and Simple Lunch  The collard greens make great wraps, warm or cold. Ingredients: Sprouted Mung beans, cooked according to package. Quinoa, cooked according to package 2 tbsp olive oil. Collard leaf greens Cooking Quinoa: Generally quinoa needs twice the amount of water to cook. You bring it to a boil without […]

| June 18th 2018

Dr. Laura: 11 Ways to Use Plants as Medicine

11 Ways to Use Plants as Medicine Plants are essential to us. They provide food, healing and medicine. Learn 11 different ways plants can be used as medicine. 1. Plants as Food – Food as Medicine PHYTOCHEMICALS There are more than 5,000 phytochemicals identified plus many we suspect still remain unknown. Turns out, Mother Nature […]

| May 29th 2018

Dr. Laura: Organ System Screening

Organ System Screening Detection of internal events by electrical changes in the skin is a well accepted tool in medicine.   Most are aware and have used one or more of the following medical measurement devices: Electrocardiogram (EKG) – electrical conduction of the heart Electroencephalogram (EEG) – electrical conduction in the brain Oximeters- pulse-rate monitors- electrical […]

| May 6th 2018