Posts by Marit Zimmerman, ND
Detoxification vs Depuration
New Year, New You, right?! That’s how the saying goes, but there is a bit more complexity and education required for radical change other than this commonly used phrase at the start of new each year. It is true, however, that a new beginning is the perfect opportunity to reflect, remind, and REFRESH.Read More
Blue-Blocker Glasses – What are they and do you really need them?
I think by now, most people are familiar with what blue-blockers are – glasses that filter out the blue light that emits from screens on computers, phones, and tablets. People are more than ever opting for these, often prescription-free, glasses to help protect their eyes from blue light. Given how life has changed in the…Read More
Hair Health – Why am I shedding like a chinchilla?
A patient came in recently and said they are losing “gobs” of hair in the shower. Upon physical examination of the scalp, there were no visible signs of thinning, nor even strands breaking loose as I tugged. To me, that was a textbook example of a good looking head of hair. However, the patient has…Read More
The Marvelous Benefits of EGCG (Green Tea Extract)
Epigallocatechin-3-gallate, (EGCG) is a compound found in many foods. EGCG is a catechin – a particular type of flavonoid most often found in tea, cocoa, and berries. Some of its most commonly studied properties are anti-oxidant and anti-inflammatory. It is also well known for heart health such as reducing LDL, “the bad cholesterol”, reducing blood…Read More
Make Your Own Herb-Infused Raw Local Honey for Allergy Season
There are so many healthy properties to raw honey. It contains bee pollen and propolis, enzymes, and other micronutrients (including B-vits, calcium, magnesium, zinc to name just a few) that are usually destroyed or filtered out when processed. Honey is naturally: Antibacterial Good for wound healing. Antioxidant Anti-inflammatory Can help relieve diarrhea. Can protect brain…Read More
Smoothie for Regenerative Health
. There has been a lot of talk about stem cells lately and their effect on regenerative or anti-aging health. These cells are undifferentiated and can divide and differentiate into other specialized cells that will replace damaged or dying cells (See link to the blog to stem cells). As we get older, parts of…Read More
Foraging For Your Health
Spring has sprung and with it, seasonal allergies. What else has sprung, nettles! Stinging nettles (Urtica dioica) grow aplenty in the PNW and you may know them from the “sting” they produce when you brush up against them (fun fact, the antidote is inside the plant). Though nettles can cause a histamine reaction with their…Read More
Fuel Power Balls On The Go!
Summer is fast approaching (at least we hope it is in the soggy PNW). T’is the season to get outside, move the body and do fun physical activities. Fun activities require energy. Here is a delicious, super easy to make power balls recipe to provide a quick energy refuel so to maintain physical and mental…Read More