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Joshua Phillips, ND, is a naturopathic physician practicing family and pediatric medicine in Bend, OR. His practice is at the Healing Heart Natural Health Center, LLP where he also offers phone and internet consultations for clients around the world. His approach to Naturopathic medicine utilizes functional laboratory analysis along with comprehensive clinical assessments and health intakes. His t...

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I understand that vitamin B12 generally is safe even in large doses, however with more and more supplements coming to the market with extremely high doses, does one need to worry?
Thank you for your great question about B12. It is true that many supplements contain B12 because of its impressive benefits for the brain, nerves and energy/metabolism. However, as you point out it is important to consider possible downsides of taking too much of any nutrient. You are correct in stating that B12 is water soluble....

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Category: General Health
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My son is 9 yrs old and has allergies pollen/molds/cats/dogs and has been on singular on and off for about 2 years.
Hi, as a parent myself, I know how hard it is to see our children so miserable during allergy season! Over-the-counter drugs are great for immediate relief, but unfortunately the body tends to develop resistance to them, and they only serve to cover up the real issue. I don't have much experience with Aller 7, but I do have recommendations for relieving allergy symptoms with natural supplements...

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Category: Allergy/Immune
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Are there any natural solutions to ear infections?
In my pediatric and family practice, ear infections (clinically called otitis media) are one of the most common acute conditions seen in children. While there are several variations on the theme of otitis media, infection of the eardrum due to a bacterial infection is the most common. What follows then, is that the conventional treatment for ear infection is invariably an antibiotic prescription. In this article, I will discuss the reason why ant...

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Category: Allergy/Immune
Answered by: Dr. Josh Phillips
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