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Dr. Kane’s Articles

Dr Kane has published a column called "Ask the Naturopath" for various offshoots of Prevention Magazine (Los Angeles, CA) since 1990. The current magazine "Better Nutrition" is available locally at Rainbow Foods and the GNC store in the Nugget Mall, free, every month.

What to expect from an annual physical

October 25th, 2013 · Dr. Kane's Articles · , , , , , ,

  Expect to pee in a cup. An in-office urinalysis is a quick and inexpensive way to get a lot of information beyond urinary tract infection. For example it can rule-out overt diabetes or point to liver problems. Frothy urine can suggest congestive heart issues. Ketosis can suggest severe carbohydrate restriction. The pH should be […]

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EARTHING

May 6th, 2013 · Dr. Kane's Articles · , , , , ,

First published in December 2012 issue of Better Nutrition Q: Hi Doctor Em!  Have you heard of earthing? A: Yes,”earthing” is a relatively new medical idea, with some impressive research from various disciplines behind it — but it’s as old as the hills.  “Earthing” means connecting with the earth — literally.  Humans have done this […]

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what’s the latest on the BEST way to eat for health?

February 1st, 2013 · Naturopathic News, nutrition, women's health · , , , ,

five basic ideas (see also previous post featuring Dr. Burkitt): 1) more fiber (good quality bread, celery, apples, hot oatmeal, all leafy vegetables, berries) 2) less fat in particular less (or zero) animal fat 3) less (or zero) sugar 4) less salt 5) no processed foods   It’s not just about weight or looking good […]

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Updates on Vitamin D3

December 13th, 2012 · Dr. Kane's Articles · , ,

Homo sapiens evolved in Africa as a hairless ape. That creature spent LOTS of time outside, with a prodigious amount of skin exposure in a nice sunny environment. Today homo sapiens is largely an indoor mammal, and typically covers up a good deal of skin when venturing outside. Even when in a relaxed stance, say […]

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How to Tone (strength training) without Tissue Damage

December 13th, 2012 · Dr. Kane's Articles · ,

Even though muscle is heavier than fat, and exercise greatly stimulates appetite, no health improvement or weight loss program will ultimately succeed without focused toning. This is because muscle is hugely metabolically active tissue and uses up close to 80% of our glucose requirements. In general, I favor low carb (and no refined carb) diets,

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Damping Down Seasonal Allergies

December 13th, 2012 · Dr. Kane's Articles · , , , ,

If you suffer from seasonal allergies, you are not alone. Twenty percent of the US population (about 50 million people) make over 10 million visits to doctors every year for this common concern. Multiple factors conspire to create the dreaded days of runny noses, itchy and watery eyes, relentless sneezing, scratchy throats and just generally […]

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Natural Approaches to ANXIETY

December 13th, 2012 · Dr. Kane's Articles · , , ,

Anxiety is a very real and unpleasant physiologic condition, created by over-stimulation of the adrenal glands.  These tiny organs which sit above the kidneys (“ad” above, “renal” kidney) secrete potent hormones including cortisol and adrenaline.  Adrenaline, as you know, is the “fight or flight” hormone, which can cause intense core vaso-constriction as blood is shunted to the […]

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