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Gina Nick Doctor of Philosophy

Specialty: Naturopathic Medicine
Every day I am inundated with news, information, and research that affect the health and well-being of my patients, friends and family. I realize that no one can keep up with it all unless it is their full time job and I realized that as long as I am keeping up with all of this I can distill the... Full Bio
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Pesticides and Endometriosis by Gina Nick Doctor of Philosophy Posted in: Blog Posts in Complementary & Alternative Medicine Why some women and not others get endometriosis the growth of uterine tissue outside the uterus that can cause pain and infertility is not known, but researchers ... Read on »
How to Avoid the 12 Known Chemicals that Cause Hormone Imbalance by Gina Nick Doctor of Philosophy Posted in: Blog Posts in Complementary & Alternative Medicine The Environmental Working Group has published an excellent article detailing the 12 most common chemicals in our environment that cause hormone disruption leading ... Read on »
BPA and the Risk of Miscarriage by Gina Nick Doctor of Philosophy Posted in: Blog Posts in Complementary & Alternative Medicine New research suggests that high levels of BPA, a chemical in many plastics and canned food linings, might raise the risk of miscarriage in women prone to that proble ... Read on »
Exercise as Beneficial or Better Than Drug Intervention for Common Cardiovascular Ailments by Gina Nick Doctor of Philosophy Posted in: Blog Posts in Complementary & Alternative Medicine A structured exercise program may be as good or better than frequently prescribed drugs for some common cardiovascular ailments, a large meta-analysis has found. ... Read on »
ADHD Linked to Allergies and Asthma in Boys by Gina Nick Doctor of Philosophy Posted in: Blog Posts in Complementary & Alternative Medicine Boys diagnosed with attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder are more likely also to have asthma, allergies and skin infections than youngsters without ADHD, a new s ... Read on »
Orange Juice and Cancer Prevention by Gina Nick Doctor of Philosophy Posted in: Blog Posts in Complementary & Alternative Medicine In a forthcoming review article from Nutrition and Cancer: An International Journal, a publication of Routledge, researchers review available evidence that links o ... Read on »
U.S. Senate Passes Resolution for Naturopathic Medicine Week by Gina Nick Doctor of Philosophy Posted in: Blog Posts in Complementary & Alternative Medicine On Sept. 10, the U.S. Senate unanimously passed a resolution designating Oct. 7 – Oct. 13 Naturopathic Medicine Week. The resolution recognizes the value of naturopa ... Read on »
Yoga Can Help Keep Kids in School by Gina Nick Doctor of Philosophy Posted in: Blog Posts in Complementary & Alternative Medicine An excellent discussion below published in Forbes…given the increasing stressors kids face today, yoga exercises provide a form of movement that help kids to cope, ... Read on »
Mammography…A Perspective Worth Reviewing by Gina Nick Doctor of Philosophy Posted in: Blog Posts in Complementary & Alternative Medicine Our female patients over 40 often ask whether or not they should receive  mammograms.  It can be confusing for women to make a decision because the information ava ... Read on »
Toxic Chemical Exposure Linked with Depression by Gina Nick Doctor of Philosophy Posted in: Blog Posts in Complementary & Alternative Medicine A new study in France led by Harvard School of Health professor Marc Weisskopf found that farmers who used weedkillers were more than twice as likely to be treated ... Read on »
Protect the Hawaiian Islands. Take Action and Support Bill 2491 TODAY! by Gina Nick Doctor of Philosophy Posted in: Blog Posts in Complementary & Alternative Medicine Below is an urgent call to action by the good folks at Food Democracy Now! regarding the unprecedented “Right to Know” Bill 2491 that will prohibit open air testing ... Read on »
Greens are Vital to Immune Health…More Data Confirms by Gina Nick Doctor of Philosophy Posted in: Blog Posts in Complementary & Alternative Medicine I often find myself sharing with patients that if they were to do just one thing daily to support health, for all family members, I recommend consuming organic gre ... Read on »
Ten Nutrition Changes Could Save 1 Million Children by Gina Nick Doctor of Philosophy Posted in: Blog Posts in Complementary & Alternative Medicine This is a timely publication… the Lancet offers excellent guidelines on preventing disease in children with proper nutrition to the mother and to the baby. AA ... Read on »
Gut Bacteria Impacts a Woman’s Brain Function by Gina Nick Doctor of Philosophy Posted in: Blog Posts in Complementary & Alternative Medicine Naturopathic medicine has known this for centuries but now there is some promising new research demonstrating that the health of the gut affects a woman’s brain, h ... Read on »
Pesticide Exposure and Parkinson’s by Gina Nick Doctor of Philosophy Posted in: Blog Posts in Complementary & Alternative Medicine A new study reveals that prolonged exposure to pesticides, bug and weed killers, and solvents  raise the risk for developing Parkinson’s disease. Italian invest ... Read on »
Yoga Improves Genetics by Gina Nick Doctor of Philosophy Posted in: Blog Posts in Complementary & Alternative Medicine Yoga has demonstrated great benefit for a wide range of health challenges, including back pain, high blood pressure, anxiety and more.  Now, researchers have learn ... Read on »
Step #1: Exercise! by Gina Nick Doctor of Philosophy Posted in: Blog Posts in Complementary & Alternative Medicine Here is a link to a great article highlighting the benefits of exercise, especially outdoor exercise,  as an inexpensive, readily accessible remedy for anxiety, ... Read on »
The Most Pesticide-Heavy Fruits and Vegetables by Gina Nick Doctor of Philosophy Posted in: Blog Posts in Complementary & Alternative Medicine The non-profit Environmental Working Group recently released their 2013 Dirty Dozen and Clean Fifteen lists .  Apples and celery were at the top of the list of the ... Read on »
Warning for Parents: Toxic Lead Levels in Imported Rice by Gina Nick Doctor of Philosophy Posted in: Blog Posts in Complementary & Alternative Medicine A new press release from the American Association of Naturopathic Physicians reveals that rice not manufactured in the US has high levels of lead that are causing ... Read on »
Yoga for Depression and Anxiety by Gina Nick Doctor of Philosophy Posted in: Blog Posts in Complementary & Alternative Medicine A new article in the Los Angeles Times helps to shed light on the value of yoga as part of a treatment plan for anxiety and depression. In health, Lo ... Read on »