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Sonoran University

Clinical Care Blog

Naturopathic medicine, botanical research and the health sciences are constantly evolving. Stay up-to-date on the latest healthy living tips from the experts and more on Sonoran University Clinical Care’s informative blog.

*Blog entries posted prior to October 2022 may call out Southwest College of Naturopathic Medicine & Health Sciences (SCNM) instead of Sonoran University of Health Sciences.


Hormonal Imbalance, Depression and Functional Medicine

Functional medicine is a biology-based approach to healing the root cause of any medical issue. It is one of the key ways naturopathic doctors are able to help patients resolve a variety of problems.  A given diagnosis can stem from more than one cause.  For example, depression may be linked to inflammation, Vitamin D deficiency and low thyroid functioning—each contributing to depression in the individual. 
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Minimalism: Having Less Gives You More

One trend that has been sweeping the nation for the last few years is Minimalism. Many people don’t know exactly what it means or believe it to be a bizarre concept because we live in a society that places high value on material items and money. 
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What is it Like to Kick Opioids to the Curb?

topic many articles in the news have recently focused on is opioids and the body’s response to withdrawal when a user stops taking them.  Although the response someone has depends upon several factors such as duration of use, amount of use, type of opiate and individual metabolism, there are some important facts to know about what someone is preparing to stop opioid usage.
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Tips for Staying Committed to a Healthy Lifestyle

Everyone says they want to live healthy, but without a proper plan it is difficult to change bad habits.   Why do you want to live a healthier lifestyle? It’s hard to stick to goals when you don’t know why you set them in the first place.
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Sonoran Alumnus Helps Busy Fathers Stay Healthy

Having children is very rewarding, but it can be hard to balance taking care of yourself with the commitments of being a father.  Being a father means less free time than you had before. This may have been the time you spent taking care of your body's needs, or maybe you weren't living the healthiest lifestyle before and want to get in shape, but are finding it difficult to make time for exercise and proper nutrition. 
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