School time is here again. For kids this means new sleep schedules, new teachers, new friends, new foods, and new chemicals they aren’t exposes to at home. This combination is stressful! Our bodies can only hold out so long before it starts to break down. But you, the parent, can help.
Getting sick is no fun, no fun at all. With such a rough flu season this year, we kids need to stick together! We cornered Dr. Brad yesterday and begged him to give us some free advice for staying healthy this winter. As always, he was happy to help!
In Minnesota, parents still have the right to decide whether or not to vaccinate their kids before sending them off to school. Parenting is full of complicated health decisions. Hope Clinic is here as a resource to help support you and every member of your family.
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!
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.
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.
Wear a hat and apply sunscreen. Yes, we know! In this blog Dr. Brad shares a few other ideas—like what to eat and a sunscreen that actually works—for helping your body enjoy these sunny summer days.
Did you know that on a daily basis we encounter hundreds of viruses and thousands of bacteria? This means we don’t suddenly get the bug, instead the bug was always there inside us.
When we are healthy, our body has successfully fought off these viruses and bacteria everyday. But when we become weak enough or cold enough, our immune system begins to break down. That's when we get “the common cold”. So how can we stay healthy? Excellent question.