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Dr. Laurie Marzell N.D., N.C.M.P.

 Naturopathic physician
Certified Menopause Practitioner

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Welcome to our online journal and home to all of our published content. Chalk full of resources to enhance your mental and physical health, we provide natural solutions and practical applications so you can live your best life! 

  There are two main functions for coenzyme Q10; one is in energy production and the other is to provide strong anti-oxidant properties. Let’s examine the first. All cells in the body need coenzyme Q10 to produce energy. The tissues that work the hardest need the most. Malfunctions can occur without an adequate supply of […]

Coenzyme Q10: What is So Special About It?

  For those of you who will be tempted to fall off the wagon into the sugar plum fantasies of the holiday season, here are some suggestions which may help you minimize the “damage”. Take supplements that increase your response to insulin.  This helps keep your blood sugar levels even.  If they drop a million […]

Controlling Blood Sugar This Holiday Season with Chromium

  I am sure many of you are planning to hit the gym in the New Year to start 2019.  It is a great idea for a fresh start and your body will love it, eventually.  But sometimes muscles not used  to new movements can be sore and painful afterwards.  One of the biggest mistakes […]

Make The Most Of Your Workouts & Prevent Sore Muscles

  Mushrooms have incredible effects on supporting the immune system.  One of the best ones to help you fight all the bugs and flu is the shiitake mushroom.  I must share my favorite soup recipe that was presented on a Dr. Oz segment by Mao Shing Ni, L.Ac., DOM, Ph.D.  It is delicious, and every […]

Eat Your Mushrooms

Hormone Therapy: Does Your Doctor Understand It? You may have waited a few months to see your primary care doctor or gynecologist. Now you are in the waiting room. You may be fanning yourself to relieve the hot flashes that occur throughout the day and night. Lately you have been waking up at 2:00 a.m. […]

Hormone Therapy: Does Your Doctor Understand It?

  If you are starting to notice stiffness in your muscles and joints, especially in middle age, you could be developing osteoarthritis.  This is the wear and tear type of arthritis which means the cartilage in your joints is wearing out, and you may be noting some discomfort and stiffness from this.  Usually it is […]

The Miracle Osteoarthritis Treatment

  Myth 1:  Hormone replacement Causes Breast Cancer The Women’s Health Initiative of 2002 is to blame for this misinformation.  It showed the following results in three arms representing 10,000 women in each: 30 cases of invasive breast cancer in the group using no HRT 38 cases of invasive breast cancer in the premarin-provera group […]

The 5 Myths of Menopause

  Would you like to lose weight, but have difficulty avoiding sugary snacks and deserts?  Are you moody and difficult to get along with?  Is your energy minimal at best?  Do you feel like falling asleep after a meal?  All these problems can be connected to problems with blood sugar.  A good point has been […]

Inside Scoop on Sugar

  The midlife transition can be difficult for many women.  Sex hormone levels such as estrogen, progesterone and testosterone drop dramatically.  This may seem, to many, to be part of the natural process of aging.  After all, such high levels of hormones are no longer being produced to facilitate reproduction. In reality, women have receptors […]

Hormone Replacement: Is it Safe?

  Sex should never hurt!  But sometimes it does, particularly in menopausal woman. Healthy function of sex organs requires sex hormones.  When there is a decrease, such as occurs in menopause, tissues suffer.  Countless receptors for hormones are present in genital tissue and surrounding areas.  Without hormones, these tissues change.  Mucous secretion decreases, vaginal walls […]

Ouch! Sex Hurts!

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