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How To Help Your Child's Frequent Ear Infections

How To Help Your Child's Frequent Ear Infections

Statistics show that most ear “infections” aren’t “infections” at all. Instead most are simply ear inflammations. Antibiotics will only clear the inflammation, but antibiotics won’t solve the core problem behind the ear infection.

Garlic Oil Recipe For Ear Infections | Natural Remedy

Garlic Oil Recipe For Ear Infections | Natural Remedy

First, mince fresh garlic into a glass container (old dropper bottles always work well). Fill the container ¾ full of garlic. Next, add just enough olive oil to fully cover the garlic in the bottle.

How To Make An Onion Pack | Natural Home Remedy

Looking for something to help loosen congestion? Relieve sinus pressure? Want to chase away pain in your nose or around your eyes? Onion packs might just be the helpful solution you were looking for, especially if you’ve suffered, or are suffering, from pneumonia or bronchitis—this is definitely the way to go! The onions heal by opening pores, relieving congestion, and drawing mucous away from the lungs.

How To Make A Ginger Bath

A ginger bath is the first and very best thing you can do for your kids when they get sick. Whether your child’s symptoms are nasal or lung congestion, the flu bug or a bad cough, a ginger bath is one of the best natural remedies that can help stimulate the immune system to give the body that extra boost it needs.

Should I Get My Kids Vaccinated?

Should I Get My Kids Vaccinated?

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.

Dr. Brad's 3 Secrets To Staying Young

Dr. Brad's 3 Secrets To Staying Young

If you’ve been around Hope Clinic, then you know drinking lots and lots of every water is essential for your body’s health. You probably also know about these essential remedies for winter colds. But have you ever heard Dr. Brad share his best advice for how to stay young? Listen up! 

7 Foods Your Body Craves During Springtime

7 Foods Your Body Craves During Springtime

All winter long you've sipped warm mugs of hot tea, roasted vegetables, and spooned up savory soups and stews, but we're here to tell you—spring is finally here! It's time for greens and other bright colors to be brought back onto our plates. Thank goodness, right?

Smarter Ways To Avoid A Running Injury

Smarter Ways To Avoid A Running Injury

Dr. Brad advises his patients to always, whatever you do, always avoid running on the side of the road. Many of the stress fractures Dr. Brad has treated here at Hope Clinic were due to a patient running along the road. So what’s the problem with road running?

Homeopathy - Just Good Medicine

Homeopathy - Just Good Medicine

What exactly is homeopathy anyway? We're so glad you asked! Hope Clinic's Sue Mills would like to share this great video with you about how homeopathy works.

Helping Your Body Overcome Depression or Anxiety

Helping Your Body Overcome Depression or Anxiety

There is hope for depression and anxiety

If you find depression or anxiety to be a part of your everyday life, we want you to know there is so much hope for you and your body. To help your body through anxiety or depression we need to address all aspects of your body: the physical, the mental, and the emotional. All three parts of you play an important role in your body’s overall wellbeing and health.

At Hope Clinic, we will work together to find what aspect of your body needs extra support.

Identifying the support your body needs most

First we’ll want to see what is hindering the physical aspects of your body. What areas of your body might be experiencing inflammation? What are your body’s energy levels like?

If we can get a person’s physical energy up, sometimes this person’s emotional energy will simultaneously get the support it needs, too. But if this doesn’t happen, then we can turn to homeopathy or psychotherapy techniques to help the emotional energy get back in balance.

When a person is struggling with depression or anxiety, most of the time there are life-environment factors negatively affecting the person’s emotional energy. Depending on the needs of your specific body, EMDR, NLP, DBT and other techniques can be extremely helpful psychotherapy options. Sometimes Dr. Brad will refer patients out to exercise classes offering specific techniques to help support your emotional energy. If depression or anxiety have been clinging to your life for awhile, many patients find that homeopathy helps them emerge from longterm depression or anxiety.

Another vital aspect to every human’s emotional health is a good, supportive network. Even if you have a supportive family and a great group of friends, sometimes you may still need support from someone outside your immediate network. Attending a support group or spending one-on-one time with a therapist can be extremely helpful resources for getting a bit of extra support and perspective in your life.

Hope Clinic can help you find the support you need

Regardless of how long you’ve been dealing with anxiety or depression, there is hope. Whether it’s physical, mental, or emotional support, we will work with you to identify the kind of support you need most.

If you don’t know where to start, we invite you to come to our free, monthly Hope Class. Or you are always welcome to call the clinic and schedule an appointment to see Dr. Brad.

Hope Clinic’s Multi-Discipline Approach to Natural Care

Hope Clinic’s Multi-Discipline Approach to Natural Care

At Hope Clinic, our team of practitioners chooses to approach things differently. We want to specifically help the people for whom traditional protocols aren’t working. By using techniques across multiple natural health disciples, we work to find the right fit for each person.

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.

Unpacking Your Complex Kidney System

Unpacking Your Complex Kidney System

In western medicine we tend to think of the kidney system as pretty straight forward and simple: the kidneys are what control and maintain our mineral status and blood pressure. But in Chinese medicine, the kidney system is understood to be much more complex.

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!

How To Save Your Body and Shovel Safely

How To Save Your Body and Shovel Safely

We knew that the snow would come sooner or later, didn’t we? This time it looks like it might be here to stay. So before you dust off those snow shovels this season, here are a few tips on how to care for your back before you head out to conquer the driveway.

Bell's Palsy and How Natural Care Can Help

Bell's Palsy and How Natural Care Can Help

Most commonly, Bell’s palsy is experienced as irritation or damage to the nerves that control the movement of muscles in your face. When there’s damage to these nerves, some of the face muscles can be weak or unable to be used at all.