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Your Kidneys Matter: You Gotta Keep 'em Warm

Your Kidneys Matter: You Gotta Keep 'em Warm

Brrrr... it really is cold out there! Offering your kidneys the little extra love and support they need this time of year isn’t too tricky. Here are 3 simple ways to care for your kidneys this winter.

Eating With The Seasons

Eating With The Seasons

According to Traditional Chinese medicine, spring is liver and gallbladder season. This means our bodies crave certain foods. So what should we all be eating during the spring months? Find out in this video!

Growing Pains in Kids: What To Do & How To Help

Growing Pains in Kids: What To Do & How To Help

Leg aches and growing pains tell us your activity levels suddenly got higher than your body’s ability to repair itself. This is usually due to your nutritional status. When you begin to notice this pain, be sure to listen!

10 Minute Full-Body Workout

10 Minute Full-Body Workout

When you feel a bit tight on time, here's a Dr. Brad-recommended, full-body workout that will take you just 10 minutes! Do it at home in your living room or maybe even your kitchen.

Summer Play Tips, Just For Kids

Summer Play Tips, Just For Kids

It’s SUMMER. And that means it’s time to get out there and play! Kids, here are a couple of things Dr. Brad wants you to remember as you head outdoors this summer.

Hope For A Teenager With Acne

Hope For A Teenager With Acne

Any teens and adults out there struggling with acne? Listen up! Your acne is one way your body is trying to tell you something.

Can Hope Clinic Heal My Disease or Condition?

Can Hope Clinic Heal My Disease or Condition?

Can Hope Clinic heal my disease or condition?

With new patients coming through our clinic doors all the time, this is a question we are often asked. From your very first appointment, we want our patients to know that at Hope Clinic we don't cure diseases, instead our goal is to improve how your genetics are expressed. This is called epigenetics.

You see, your body was meant to heal itself. The only reason you are alive right now is because your body is constantly healing and repairing itself. At Hope Clinic we depend entirely on epigenetics to allow the healing process. Almost all of our genetic expression is from a pool of genes—not just from one gene that’s unchangeable.

After millions of dollars of research invested into mapping the human genome that’s why we’re no closer to solving most diseases. The truth is most of those diseases have already been solved. Your body already has a way to heal and repair most conditions.

So how do you stimulate this healing and repair?

That’s a great question. The good news is there are many ways to help stimulate your body to heal and repair itself. Your body is an organism made up of many wonderful and complex facets—you are so much more than just a grouping of several parts.

To help stimulate your body’s healing and repairing, we see if we can find what’s inhibiting your natural healing process and then take away that inhibition. If we can do that then the possibilities for healing and repairing are almost endless.

One thing we do know is your body needs certain things to repair itself. One of those things is appropriate movement like exercise. Another thing your body needs is appropriate building blocks like nutrients. In order to carry out digestion and energy production, you must have the appropriate solvent in the form of water.

Another thing we know about your body is how you think about yourself, the people around you, and your environment all play a role in how your body repairs itself. Believe it or not, the amount of rejection, support, stress, warm fuzzies, laughter, and fear you experience in your daily life also play an important role in your body’s ability to repair.

Your body’s healing process is unique

At Hope Clinic we’ve found that sometimes all it takes is changing one area that’s imbalanced. Other times we’ve had to change multiple areas or support multiple aspects of healing in order for your body to repair itself. You are a unique individual and have become dependent on unique processes in order to heal yourself. We are here to try to help you find what will work for you.

If we can elicit better genetic expression, these positive epigenetics can allow amazing healing to happen.

5 Natural Tips for Your Next Vacation

5 Natural Tips for Your Next Vacation

March is finally here and for many of us that means it's time for a little vacation in the sunshine. From your ears to your skin and even your gut, here are a few Dr. Brad tips that will help get your body ready for spring break!

What To Do When You Have Mono

If you or someone you love has had mono or is currently recovering from mono, this person needs to receive some sort of natural care with Chinese medicine. For mono, there are really no other options.

Tooth Care from the Inside Out

We all know to brush and floss after meals. And of course, we need to make regular visits to the dentist. It’s all part of taking good care of our teeth, right? Right. But these important practices only take care of the outside of our pearly whites. What about the inside

5 Practical and Natural Ways To Prevent Mono

5 Practical and Natural Ways To Prevent Mono

We are most likely to get mono when our energy system is low and worn out and we are exposed to a virus. When the body’s energy is depleted, it’s much harder for our bodies to fight off a virus like they normally would. This creates a prime environment for a virus to waltz in and set up shop in your spleen. If you are already overly tired, stressed, or lacking energy, then your body is likely too weak to effectively fight off a virus.

Attacking Acne

Did you know there’s more to avoiding acne than cleansing the surface of your skin? It actually starts below the surface—way below. In your liver!

Right for KIDS exercise shoes

Right for KIDS exercise shoes

Kids exercise and grow strength by playing tag, crossing the monkey bars, riding bikes, swimming at the beach or a whole host of other fun activities. That’s why making a smart shoe choice for your teens and kids is an easy way to help your kids grow as strong and healthy as possible.

Why Eating Meat Is So Important For Minnesotans

Why Eating Meat Is So Important For Minnesotans

What’s so special about animal protein? Well, animal proteins are warming and allow the body to build extra blood. When we are building blood, we will be warmer which is precisely what those of us who face the sub-zero temperatures of a northern winter need! Curious? Learn more here.

Help Your Body Heal From Shin Splints

Your poor shin splits. It’s a pity really, because shin splints are so often misunderstood in our world of modern medicine. What actually is a shin splint? Good question.

Shoo mosquitoes, don't bother me!

Ever wondered about why mosquitoes go after some people more fiercely? Well, here's one reason that might be  true. 

What Skin Cancer Has To Do With Your Diet

What Skin Cancer Has To Do With Your Diet

The news seems to be full of new cancer research that continuously warns us of the risks of sun exposure without the proper dousing of sunscreen. There's more to sun exposure than just slathering on the sunblock! With a few wise and informed choices, you might just be the best defense against skin cancer your body will ever need!

Too Much Sugar, Too Much Acne!

“Brooke! Brooke! I’ve got big bumps on my skin!” “Oh! Yep, you have acne.”

“Acne?”

“Yeah, acne. Otherwise known as pimples.”

“Pimples?! Aaaaaaaaaaaaah!”

What To Do When You're Addicted To Sugar

What To Do When You're Addicted To Sugar

We all know we shouldn’t, yet still we like it and even crave it every once in awhile: that little sweet treat. But the honest truth about sugar is that just the smallest amount of it, even a few tablespoons, can overwhelm and deplete our systems. The bummer about sugar is, it’s just really hard on our bodies.

But let’s be realistic for just one moment though, the sugar will still call our names from the pantry! So when it does, here are some Dr. Brad tips to help you out.