Osteoarthritis- Preventing Progression

Osteoarthritis (OA) is considered the outcome of cumulative wear and tear on our joints.  Generally speaking, it is a non-inflammatory degeneration of cartilage with symptoms such as pain and stiffness in joints, most commonly hands, feet, spine and large weight...

Food Intolerances: The 5-Step Survival Manual

  Food Intolerances are here to stay, whether you like it or not.  There are many theories as to why so many more people are suffering from food intolerances than in the past.  Genetic modification of food (GMOs), overuse of antibiotics and improper development of the...

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To Our Cherished Patients, We opened Root Natural Health in March 2011 for the purpose of providing holistic primary care to the Flagstaff community.  Since that time our business has thrived and our success has exemplified the need for excellent primary care in...

Root Natural Health Welcomes New Physicians!

Stephanie Beynon, NMD Naturopathic Doctor Stephanie received a BSc in Biology from Simon Fraser University in British Columbia, studying organic chemistry, molecular biology and physiology.  She did further training in Nutrition, toward a certificate of Applied Human...

Type 2 Diabetes

What is type 2 diabetes? Type 2 diabetes (sometimes called type 2 “diabetes mellitus”) is a disorder that disrupts the way your body uses sugar. All the cells in your body need sugar to work normally. Sugar gets into the cells with the help of a hormone called...

What’s Up With Testosterone Replacement?

It’s no longer a secret that an adult man’s testosterone levels will decline with age.  This natural process, called male menopause or andropause, has gotten recent press with the advent of erectile dysfunction drugs like Viagra and Proscar.  The billions of dollars...

Preventing Heart Disease- Beyond Cholesterol

Heart disease is the number one cause of death in the United States.  There is a growing body of research demonstrating that cholesterol levels are no longer the best indicator of a person’s risk for a heart attack or stroke.  In fact, half of the people who suffer a...