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Top Three Herbs for Female Infertility | Be Well Medical

1 in 5 women face infertility, but natural remedies like Chaste Tree, Black Cohosh, and Rhodiola can help regulate hormones and increase fertility. These herbs can also improve cardiovascular function and lower cancer risks.
Jan 17th, 2023

Vitamin D Toxicity

Vitamin D is a nutrient essential for calcium balance and bone health, among other uses. Vitamin D assists with calcium and phosphorus absorption from the intestines and maintains blood levels of calcium and bone mineralization.
Aug 11th, 2022

Back To School for The 2022-2023 Year

Another school year is quickly approaching, especially for our Arizona students. Dr. Shiffler discusses recommendations for school readiness in school-aged children and adolescents.
Jul 18th, 2022

Keeping Children and Adolescents Cool This Summer

The Phoenix valley's three-digit temperatures have arrived, increasing the risks for heat-related illness in children. Heat-related illnesses occur when a child’s temperature gets too high either by ambient temperatures and/or physical activity.
Jun 28th, 2022

Searching to Treat Painful Periods

Endometriosis is an estrogen-dependent, inflammatory disease that affects women during their adolescents to their postmenopausal years. Women with endometriosis experience cyclical or chronic pain that can be debilitating.
Mar 28th, 2022

Treating PCOS Naturally

You just got diagnosed with PCOS, or maybe you just found out what it is and think that it aligns with your symptoms. Regardless of where you are in the process, you might be wondering what happens next.
Feb 18th, 2022

Are Detoxes and Cleanses Harmful?

Juice cleanses and internet "detoxes" can lead to blood sugar drops, electrolyte fluctuations, and if not from an organic source may increase pesticide intake.
Jan 6th, 2022

5 Hints That You Might Have SIBO

The health of our microbiome has an impact on our health from our cardiovascular function, immune function, mental health, metabolic function, and more. But it's not just about having the right "types" of bacteria, but also how much of those bacteria.
Jan 5th, 2022

Keeping Your New Year's Resolutions

We often desire to make positive changes or set goals at the start of a new year. But by the second week in February, most resolution-makers fail. Setting a goal or making a resolution can ultimately help to improve oneself, so why is it so challenging?
Dec 26th, 2021

#KidsMentalHealth: Social Media, Mental Health, and Children

This week, Instagram has launched a new feature aimed at adolescents called “Take a Break,” encouraging them to decrease time spent on the social media platform. But is there a correlation between mental health in adolescents and social media use? 
Dec 9th, 2021

Are you Looking to Become Pregnant, Ever?

If you are considering conceiving, either within three months or three years, making a preconception plan can help maximize your fertility and achieve a healthy pregnancy.
Nov 8th, 2021

Maintaining focus in the classroom

 Summer for any school-aged child can be fun and exciting. But like all good things, summer breaks do come to an end. Going back to school, managing homework and due dates can be quite an adjustment.
Jul 13th, 2021

Are You Just Anxious? Or is it More?

Thinking about an upcoming deadline or preparing for a talk in public may elicit sensations such as muscle tension and increased sweating. It may even increase your pulse rate.
May 18th, 2021

Dr. Farrow's Recipe for a Salt Scrub

Salt glows, or salt scrubs, are often used for cosmetic purposes. A salt scrub involves vigorously rubbing salt on the skin to help remove dead rough skin cells. But it is also a type of hydrotherapy treatment that is beneficial for patients.
May 15th, 2021

Alternative Treatments to Reduce Cholesterol

Cholesterol, or lipids, is a necessary fatty substance needed for the body to function. Cholesterol is needed for essential functions such as hormone production and bile acid creation to help digest the fats and oils in our foods.
May 12th, 2021

Are Your Periods Normal?

The average menstrual cycle length from the first day of bleeding to the next start of bleeding is 26 to 34 days. About 20% of menstruating women have an irregular cycle shorter or longer than that range.
Apr 20th, 2021

Medical Insurance and Naturopathic Physicians

Licensed naturopathic medical doctors (NMD) are not yet federally licensed and may not be considered a provider on most health care plans. Many insurance companies consider naturopathic physicians as out-of-network providers ...
Apr 10th, 2021

Getting the COVID-19 Vaccine

In Arizona, the eligibility to receive a COVID-19 vaccine has expanded to allow all individuals 16 years of age and older to receive a vaccine. The vaccination rates and vaccine availability are incredibly supportive of reducing COVID-19 cases...
Mar 27th, 2021

Do you have post-acute COVID-19 syndrome?

For some individuals, COVID symptoms continue even after there is no evidence of the SARS-CoV-2 viral infection. Persistent post-acute COVID-19 syndrome (PACS) involves continued psychiatric,...
Mar 24th, 2021

Could it be Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome (PCOS)?

Polycystic ovarian syndrome (PCOS), also referred to as Stein-Leventhal syndrome, affects up to 13% of women, according to an article in BMC Women’s Health. PCOS is not classified as a disease, as it is not a specific or constant set of...
Mar 23rd, 2021

How Sleep Shapes Your Health

Almost five years ago, I gave birth to a wonderful baby girl. Since then, my sleep has changed. I am always surprised by the adaptability of our physiology. I have noticed that if my sleep quality is poor, I become more forgetful.
Mar 18th, 2021

Herbal Allies for Lactation Support

The intricate process involved in breastmilk production can become affected by many factors, such as hydration status, stress, diet, smoking, medication, caffeine,...
Mar 14th, 2021

Acne and Your Diet

Acne vulgaris, or simply acne, is a common skin condition that almost all individuals experience some time in their lives.
Mar 12th, 2021