Sick or Stress?

From the desk of Dr. Jacqueline S. Rho, ND…

Are you sick or is it just stress?

Almost everyone lives a stressful life. Whether you are a college student working a part-time job, a mother of two kids working a full-time job, or a CEO of a big corporation – we are all stressed. How does stress impact our health? Here’s the short list:

–  High blood pressure

– Stroke

– Chest Pain

– Insomnia

– Changes in Weight

– Stomach Ulcers

– Blood Sugar Imbalances

– Lightheadedness

– Headaches

– Fatigue

– Muscle Tension

– Back Pain

– Neck Pain

– Acne

– Menstrual Irregularities

– Anxiety

– Depression

Should I go on?

This list can go on and on and on. Why? Chronic stress leads to adrenal fatigue, especially if one does not have good lifestyle habits. The adrenal glands are essential in helping the body adapt to stress, producing the main stress hormone, Cortisol. When the adrenal glands get burnt out, the body not only has trouble adapting to stress, but also trouble with maintaining balance biochemically. Cortisol levels influence all other hormones: estrogen, progesterone, DHEA, thyroid hormones, insulin, melatonin, etc. Adrenal fatigue can present in different stages and with numerous symptoms. When proper treatment is provided to support the adrenal glands, those symptoms go away. Do you or someone you know have multiple symptoms, including low energy or weight gain, and have been told by doctors that you are not sick and nothing is wrong? It may be the adrenal glands and that stress is making you sick.

Schedule a complimentary consult to learn more about how Naturopathic medicine can help you.

 

 

 

 

Jacqueline Rho, ND
Naturopathic Doctor

Dr. Jacqueline S. Rho is a naturopathic doctor, specializing in preventative and family care medicine. She treats her patients as a whole, addressing the root cause of illness, rather than just the symptoms. She has devoted her education to advancing her knowledge in Naturopathic, Homeopathic, and Traditional Chinese Medicine. She received her Bachelor of Science at Boston College in Chestnut Hill, MA, having a focus in biochemistry and inorganic chemistry. She then researched neuronal development at Harvard Medical School before receiving her Doctorate in Naturopathic Medicine at the Southwest College of Naturopathic Medicine in Tempe, AZ. She is an active member of the New Hampshire Association of Naturopathic Doctors, New York Association of Naturopathic Physicians, and the American Association of Naturopathic Physicians.

Dr. Rho has a focus in women’s health, cardiovascular conditions, gastrointestinal disorders, and autoimmune conditions. She treats many other health conditions as she utilizes clinical nutrition, Classical Homeopathy, Traditional Chinese Medicine, and functional medicine in an integrative approach to provide individualized health care. She has helped many with weight loss and detoxification, teaching her patients the lifestyle changes that are needed to improve their health and prevent disease.

Book online for any naturopathy service at our Boston location or contact OMBE for additional information.

 

 

Super Smoothie

From the desk of Catherine O’Halloran, ND…

This smoothie has amazing anti-inflammatory and anti-oxidant properties, and has a bit of spice to help regulate your blood sugar.

1 cup blueberries (fresh or frozen)

1 banana

1 cup pomegranate juice (or ½ cup + ½ cup water)

½ – 1 tsp cinnamon

¼ – ½ tsp turmeric

1 tbsp flaxseed meal

Desired supplements – protein powder, probiotics, fish oil, Vit D etc

Always speak to a Naturopathic Doctor, or other qualified practitioner, before starting a new supplement regime to make sure you take the appropriate dose and get high quality nutraceuticals.

 

 

 

Catherine O’Halloran, ND
Naturopathic Doctor

Catherine O’Halloran completed her Bachelors of Science in Anatomy and Cell Biology, with a minor in Psychology at McGill University, in Montreal, Canada. Following that, she attended the Canadian College of Naturopathic Medicine (CCNM) in Toronto and obtained her degree as a Naturopathic Doctor. CCNM is one of seven naturopathic colleges accredited by the Council of Naturopathic Medical Education.

Catherine chose this profession because she saw the need for a type of health care that treats the entire person, and not just the symptoms of disease. She strives to follow the guiding principles of the profession, especially treating the root cause of disease and utilizing the innate healing power of nature. Through her training at CCNM, Catherine learned each therapeutic modality, including nutrition, botanical medicine, lifestyle counseling, homeopathy and physical medicine. In addition, she has taken courses through the Benson Henry Institute of Mind Body Medicine at Harvard and has started training in craniosacral therapy.

Although Catherine treats a wide variety of patients, with varying diseases, she has a special interest in women’s health and pediatrics. In her clinical year at CCNM, Catherine was fortunate to be on a specialty shift in pediatrics, treating conditions such as autism, Asperger’s syndrome, ADHD and childhood epilepsy.

Catherine is a member of the American Association of Naturopathic Physicians, the Massachusetts Society of Naturopathic Doctors, the Association of Perinatal Naturopathic Doctors and the Pediatric Association of Naturopathic Physicians. She currently holds a physicians license through Vermont.

Book online for any naturopathy service at our Boston location or contact OMBE for additional information.

Immunity Boost Smoothie

From the desk of Catherine O’Halloran, ND…

This smoothie is great for when you feel a cold coming on, or just when you want a little warmth to your smoothie. Ginger is a great addition to any smoothie, it helps to ease nausea, it’s an antioxidant and it has anti-microbial properties.

Blend first:

¼ cup cilantro, chopped

¼ cup parsley, chopped

1 cup water

Juice of ½ lemon

Then add:

½ cup mango

½ cup cucumber

1 kiwi

½ – 1 inch fresh shredded ginger

For sore throats, try adding a bit of honey for sweetness, pain relief and anti-microbial effects

Always speak to a Naturopathic Doctor, or other qualified practitioner, before starting a new supplement regime to make sure you take the appropriate dose and get high quality nutraceuticals.

 

 

 

Catherine O’Halloran, ND
Naturopathic Doctor

Catherine O’Halloran completed her Bachelors of Science in Anatomy and Cell Biology, with a minor in Psychology at McGill University, in Montreal, Canada. Following that, she attended the Canadian College of Naturopathic Medicine (CCNM) in Toronto and obtained her degree as a Naturopathic Doctor. CCNM is one of seven naturopathic colleges accredited by the Council of Naturopathic Medical Education.

Catherine chose this profession because she saw the need for a type of health care that treats the entire person, and not just the symptoms of disease. She strives to follow the guiding principles of the profession, especially treating the root cause of disease and utilizing the innate healing power of nature. Through her training at CCNM, Catherine learned each therapeutic modality, including nutrition, botanical medicine, lifestyle counseling, homeopathy and physical medicine. In addition, she has taken courses through the Benson Henry Institute of Mind Body Medicine at Harvard and has started training in craniosacral therapy.

Although Catherine treats a wide variety of patients, with varying diseases, she has a special interest in women’s health and pediatrics. In her clinical year at CCNM, Catherine was fortunate to be on a specialty shift in pediatrics, treating conditions such as autism, Asperger’s syndrome, ADHD and childhood epilepsy.

Catherine is a member of the American Association of Naturopathic Physicians, the Massachusetts Society of Naturopathic Doctors, the Association of Perinatal Naturopathic Doctors and the Pediatric Association of Naturopathic Physicians. She currently holds a physicians license through Vermont.

Book online for any naturopathy service at our Boston location or contact OMBE for additional information.

Dessert in a Glass Smoothie

From the desk of Catherine O’Halloran, ND…

This smoothie is perfect for a mid-afternoon snack when you have a real hankering for chocolate.

1 banana

½ avocado

1 spoonful of cocoa powder

1 spoonful of peanut butter or other nut butter

1 cup coconut milk or other milk

Water – add to get your desired consistency

Desired supplements – protein powder, probiotics, fish oil, Vit D etc

Always speak to a Naturopathic Doctor, or other qualified practitioner, before starting a new supplement regime to make sure you take the appropriate dose and get high quality nutraceuticals.

 

 

 

Catherine O’Halloran, ND
Naturopathic Doctor

Catherine O’Halloran completed her Bachelors of Science in Anatomy and Cell Biology, with a minor in Psychology at McGill University, in Montreal, Canada. Following that, she attended the Canadian College of Naturopathic Medicine (CCNM) in Toronto and obtained her degree as a Naturopathic Doctor. CCNM is one of seven naturopathic colleges accredited by the Council of Naturopathic Medical Education.

Catherine chose this profession because she saw the need for a type of health care that treats the entire person, and not just the symptoms of disease. She strives to follow the guiding principles of the profession, especially treating the root cause of disease and utilizing the innate healing power of nature. Through her training at CCNM, Catherine learned each therapeutic modality, including nutrition, botanical medicine, lifestyle counseling, homeopathy and physical medicine. In addition, she has taken courses through the Benson Henry Institute of Mind Body Medicine at Harvard and has started training in craniosacral therapy.

Although Catherine treats a wide variety of patients, with varying diseases, she has a special interest in women’s health and pediatrics. In her clinical year at CCNM, Catherine was fortunate to be on a specialty shift in pediatrics, treating conditions such as autism, Asperger’s syndrome, ADHD and childhood epilepsy.

Catherine is a member of the American Association of Naturopathic Physicians, the Massachusetts Society of Naturopathic Doctors, the Association of Perinatal Naturopathic Doctors and the Pediatric Association of Naturopathic Physicians. She currently holds a physicians license through Vermont.

Book online for any naturopathy service at our Boston location or contact OMBE for additional information.

Green Party Smoothie

From the desk of Catherine O’Halloran, ND…

This is a delicious green smoothie that provides a number of vitamins and minerals, and it’s a great pick-me-up for a sluggish morning.

½ banana

½ avocado

½ cup pineapple

1 cup stemmed and chopped spinach or kale leaves

1 cup coconut milk or other milk

1 scoop greens powder

Desired supplements – protein powder, probiotics, fish oil, Vit D etc

Always speak to a Naturopathic Doctor, or other qualified practitioner, before starting a new supplement regime to make sure you take the appropriate dose and get high quality nutraceuticals.

 

 

 

Catherine O’Halloran, ND
Naturopathic Doctor

Catherine O’Halloran completed her Bachelors of Science in Anatomy and Cell Biology, with a minor in Psychology at McGill University, in Montreal, Canada. Following that, she attended the Canadian College of Naturopathic Medicine (CCNM) in Toronto and obtained her degree as a Naturopathic Doctor. CCNM is one of seven naturopathic colleges accredited by the Council of Naturopathic Medical Education.

Catherine chose this profession because she saw the need for a type of health care that treats the entire person, and not just the symptoms of disease. She strives to follow the guiding principles of the profession, especially treating the root cause of disease and utilizing the innate healing power of nature. Through her training at CCNM, Catherine learned each therapeutic modality, including nutrition, botanical medicine, lifestyle counseling, homeopathy and physical medicine. In addition, she has taken courses through the Benson Henry Institute of Mind Body Medicine at Harvard and has started training in craniosacral therapy.

Although Catherine treats a wide variety of patients, with varying diseases, she has a special interest in women’s health and pediatrics. In her clinical year at CCNM, Catherine was fortunate to be on a specialty shift in pediatrics, treating conditions such as autism, Asperger’s syndrome, ADHD and childhood epilepsy.

Catherine is a member of the American Association of Naturopathic Physicians, the Massachusetts Society of Naturopathic Doctors, the Association of Perinatal Naturopathic Doctors and the Pediatric Association of Naturopathic Physicians. She currently holds a physicians license through Vermont.

Book online for any naturopathy service at our Boston location or contact OMBE for additional information.

Smoothie of Champions

From the desk of Catherine O’Halloran, ND…

This is my go-to smoothie for the morning, I pack it full of goodness and it is an easy way to take my morning supplements.

1 banana

½ cup mixed berries (fresh or frozen)

½ cup milk of your choice (I prefer organic coconut milk for a rich and smooth texture)

1 spoonful of almond or other nut butter

1 scoop of protein powder (unsweetened, unflavored)

1 scoop of greens powder (unsweetened, unflavored)

Liquid fish oil (dose varies)

Powdered probiotic (dose varies)

Liquid vitamin D (dose varies)

Water – add to get to your desired consistency

Always speak to a Naturopathic Doctor, or other qualified practitioner, before starting a new supplement regime to make sure you take the appropriate dose and get high quality nutraceuticals.

 

 

 

Catherine O’Halloran, ND
Naturopathic Doctor

Catherine O’Halloran completed her Bachelors of Science in Anatomy and Cell Biology, with a minor in Psychology at McGill University, in Montreal, Canada. Following that, she attended the Canadian College of Naturopathic Medicine (CCNM) in Toronto and obtained her degree as a Naturopathic Doctor. CCNM is one of seven naturopathic colleges accredited by the Council of Naturopathic Medical Education.

Catherine chose this profession because she saw the need for a type of health care that treats the entire person, and not just the symptoms of disease. She strives to follow the guiding principles of the profession, especially treating the root cause of disease and utilizing the innate healing power of nature. Through her training at CCNM, Catherine learned each therapeutic modality, including nutrition, botanical medicine, lifestyle counseling, homeopathy and physical medicine. In addition, she has taken courses through the Benson Henry Institute of Mind Body Medicine at Harvard and has started training in craniosacral therapy.

Although Catherine treats a wide variety of patients, with varying diseases, she has a special interest in women’s health and pediatrics. In her clinical year at CCNM, Catherine was fortunate to be on a specialty shift in pediatrics, treating conditions such as autism, Asperger’s syndrome, ADHD and childhood epilepsy.

Catherine is a member of the American Association of Naturopathic Physicians, the Massachusetts Society of Naturopathic Doctors, the Association of Perinatal Naturopathic Doctors and the Pediatric Association of Naturopathic Physicians. She currently holds a physicians license through Vermont.

Book online for any naturopathy service at our Boston location or contact OMBE for additional information.

HMN Boston Chapter’s March Meeting

From the desk of the Holistic Moms Network Boston Chapter…

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


Holistic Moms Network  |  Back Bay Chapter’s next meeting  |  March 11th from 7-9 PM.
Meeting topic and discussion: Natural Strategies for Wellness & Disease Prevention

Please join us to hear Catherine O’Halloran, Naturopathic Doctor, share insights on how we can optimize our families’ health and wellness through the winter season and all year long! She will share how various modalities including botanicals, homeopathy, diet, exercise and more can all help to prevent disease.

All visitors are welcome!

Remedies once you are sick ~ Tip #7

From the desk of Dr. Catherine O’Halloran, ND…

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


So, you’re sick. You might have got the bug from a co-worker, maybe from family over the holidays, or maybe from your children – they seem to bring everything home. The point is you’re sick and you need some easy treatments that you can do at home.  This blog series is dedicated to share some some tried, tested and true natural remedies to help nip that cold in the bud.

Exercise

Although it is important to rest as much as you can during an acute infection, you should continue with some daily light exercise. Gentle, restorative yoga and light stretching along with walking in fresh open air is enough to help keep the immune and circulatory systems in check.

Check out Tip #1, Tip #2, Tip #3, Tip #4, Tip #5 and Tip #6.

When you get over this cold, make sure to read through my previous blog on cold and flu prevention, so that you can avoid the next bug that comes your way. Speak to a naturopathic physician about appropriate dosages and before beginning any new interventions to make sure that the treatments are right for you.

 

 

 

Catherine O’Halloran, ND
Naturopathic Doctor

Catherine O’Halloran completed her Bachelors of Science in Anatomy and Cell Biology, with a minor in Psychology at McGill University, in Montreal, Canada. Following that, she attended the Canadian College of Naturopathic Medicine (CCNM) in Toronto and obtained her degree as a Naturopathic Doctor. CCNM is one of seven naturopathic colleges accredited by the Council of Naturopathic Medical Education.

Catherine chose this profession because she saw the need for a type of health care that treats the entire person, and not just the symptoms of disease. She strives to follow the guiding principles of the profession, especially treating the root cause of disease and utilizing the innate healing power of nature. Through her training at CCNM, Catherine learned each therapeutic modality, including nutrition, botanical medicine, lifestyle counseling, homeopathy and physical medicine. In addition, she has taken courses through the Benson Henry Institute of Mind Body Medicine at Harvard and has started training in craniosacral therapy.

Although Catherine treats a wide variety of patients, with varying diseases, she has a special interest in women’s health and pediatrics. In her clinical year at CCNM, Catherine was fortunate to be on a specialty shift in pediatrics, treating conditions such as autism, Asperger’s syndrome, ADHD and childhood epilepsy.

Catherine is a member of the American Association of Naturopathic Physicians, the Massachusetts Society of Naturopathic Doctors, the Association of Perinatal Naturopathic Doctors and the Pediatric Association of Naturopathic Physicians. She currently holds a physicians license through Vermont.

Book online for any naturopathy service at our Boston location or contact OMBE for additional information.

Remedies once you are sick ~ Tip #6

From the desk of Dr. Catherine O’Halloran, ND…

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


So, you’re sick. You might have got the bug from a co-worker, maybe from family over the holidays, or maybe from your children – they seem to bring everything home. The point is you’re sick and you need some easy treatments that you can do at home.  This blog series is dedicated to share some some tried, tested and true natural remedies to help nip that cold in the bud.

Homeopathy

Similar to botanicals, choosing the best homeopathic remedy depends on the totality of symptoms, and it is best to consult with a professional to determine the remedy for you. There are commercially available remedies made for acute infections that are great in a pinch, including oscillococcinum, thymuline and influenzinum (made new each year with the same strains as the flu vaccine). If you are unfamiliar with homeopathy and want to learn more about it, check outmy earlier blog for more details.

Check out Tip #1, Tip #2, Tip #3, Tip #4, and Tip #5 and stay tuned for more!

When you get over this cold, make sure to read through my previous blog on cold and flu prevention, so that you can avoid the next bug that comes your way. Speak to a naturopathic physician about appropriate dosages and before beginning any new interventions to make sure that the treatments are right for you.

 

 

 

Catherine O’Halloran, ND
Naturopathic Doctor

Catherine O’Halloran completed her Bachelors of Science in Anatomy and Cell Biology, with a minor in Psychology at McGill University, in Montreal, Canada. Following that, she attended the Canadian College of Naturopathic Medicine (CCNM) in Toronto and obtained her degree as a Naturopathic Doctor. CCNM is one of seven naturopathic colleges accredited by the Council of Naturopathic Medical Education.

Catherine chose this profession because she saw the need for a type of health care that treats the entire person, and not just the symptoms of disease. She strives to follow the guiding principles of the profession, especially treating the root cause of disease and utilizing the innate healing power of nature. Through her training at CCNM, Catherine learned each therapeutic modality, including nutrition, botanical medicine, lifestyle counseling, homeopathy and physical medicine. In addition, she has taken courses through the Benson Henry Institute of Mind Body Medicine at Harvard and has started training in craniosacral therapy.

Although Catherine treats a wide variety of patients, with varying diseases, she has a special interest in women’s health and pediatrics. In her clinical year at CCNM, Catherine was fortunate to be on a specialty shift in pediatrics, treating conditions such as autism, Asperger’s syndrome, ADHD and childhood epilepsy.

Catherine is a member of the American Association of Naturopathic Physicians, the Massachusetts Society of Naturopathic Doctors, the Association of Perinatal Naturopathic Doctors and the Pediatric Association of Naturopathic Physicians. She currently holds a physicians license through Vermont.

Book online for any naturopathy service at our Boston location or contact OMBE for additional information.

Remedies Once You Are Sick ~ Tip #1

From the desk of Dr. Catherine O’Halloran, ND…

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


So, you’re sick. You might have got the bug from a co-worker, maybe from family over the holidays, or maybe from your children – they seem to bring everything home. The point is you’re sick and you need some easy treatments that you can do at home.  This blog series is dedicated to share some some tried, tested and true natural remedies to help nip that cold in the bud.

Hydration

Whether you are taking care of yourself or a sick child, keeping hydrated is critical – especially when fevers are involved. Replacing fluids does not necessarily mean just water. Spruce it up with…

– electrolytes

– honey, lemon and ginger tea

– coconut water

– herbal tea

– all-natural/home-made juice pops

– chicken or vegetable broths

– baths

Avoid sweetened drinks like soda,juice, and commercially made electrolyte drinks.  A simple recipe for electrolyte replacement is:

1 liter of water + ¼ – ½  tsp sea salt + 2 tbsp honey or stevia + juice of fresh fruit (lemon or other citrus, crushed blueberries, kiwis, papaya, mango, etc.)

When you get over this cold, make sure to read through my previous blog on cold and flu prevention, so that you can avoid the next bug that comes your way. Speak to a naturopathic physician about appropriate dosages and before beginning any new interventions to make sure that the treatments are right for you.

 

 

 

Catherine O’Halloran, ND
Naturopathic Doctor

Catherine O’Halloran completed her Bachelors of Science in Anatomy and Cell Biology, with a minor in Psychology at McGill University, in Montreal, Canada. Following that, she attended the Canadian College of Naturopathic Medicine (CCNM) in Toronto and obtained her degree as a Naturopathic Doctor. CCNM is one of seven naturopathic colleges accredited by the Council of Naturopathic Medical Education.

Catherine chose this profession because she saw the need for a type of health care that treats the entire person, and not just the symptoms of disease. She strives to follow the guiding principles of the profession, especially treating the root cause of disease and utilizing the innate healing power of nature. Through her training at CCNM, Catherine learned each therapeutic modality, including nutrition, botanical medicine, lifestyle counseling, homeopathy and physical medicine. In addition, she has taken courses through the Benson Henry Institute of Mind Body Medicine at Harvard and has started training in craniosacral therapy.

Although Catherine treats a wide variety of patients, with varying diseases, she has a special interest in women’s health and pediatrics. In her clinical year at CCNM, Catherine was fortunate to be on a specialty shift in pediatrics, treating conditions such as autism, Asperger’s syndrome, ADHD and childhood epilepsy.

Catherine is a member of the American Association of Naturopathic Physicians, the Massachusetts Society of Naturopathic Doctors, the Association of Perinatal Naturopathic Doctors and the Pediatric Association of Naturopathic Physicians. She currently holds a physicians license through Vermont.

Book online for any naturopathy service at our Boston location or contact OMBE for additional information.