Articles Featuring Dr. Stills

The 5 Things Your Doctor Wants You to Change This Year

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The brain is made up of about 85 percent water. “If you’re not hydrated enough, the brain will begin to shrink and dry out,” says naturopathic medical doctor Sharon Stills. A lack of hydration can cause many complications including headaches, joint pain, fatigue and even a decline in memory and learning […]

Unusual Menopause Treatments

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It sounds nuts that this would help with menopause, but there’s some scientific evidence that supports color therapy. Dr. Sharon Stills, naturopathic physician and author of R.E.D. Alert: Get Real and Heal in Tucson, AZ, recommends the therapeutic use of the color blue in particular. “It is a calming and anti-inflammatory stimulus to the body and can help cool things down both physically and mentally,” she says. If you like your current bedroom wall paint too much to color over it, you also can wear blue-colored lenses in your glasses, or receive colorpuncture treatments, which is like acupuncture except it uses therapeutic color on your meridian points instead. Hey, it’s worth a shot!

5 Breast Cancer Survivors on How Fitness Helped Save Their Lives

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Mindful eating is always important, but even more so during cancer treatment. “It’s important to maintain a healthy weight to decrease insulin and inflammation in your body, both of which fuel cancer. When you eat mindfully, you end up eating less because you are paying attention and not mindlessly consuming calories,” says Dr. Sharon Stills, a naturopathic medical doctor specializing in the treatment of women dealing with breast cancer. “Sit down, chew your food, turn off the TV, hide your cell phone—be present with your food so it can nourish your body better. When you’re 3/4 of the way full, stop eating and wait 20 minutes. If you’re still hungry, eat more, but chances are you won’t be.”

Rose Oil May Heal Heart Disease, Cancer, And Depression

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Medical research is not the only reason natural health practitioners use rose oil with breast cancer patients. Dr. Sharon Stills, a naturopathic doctor based in Tucson, Arizona uses it because it heals the heart and stills the mind. She says the mind-body connection is often missed when doctors begin to treat heart disease or cancer. Especially breast cancer. Her 15 year practice blends the latest findings in medical research of natural medicine with the ancient teachings of Ayurveda and Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM).

6 Things That Might Be Messing With Your Libido, Besides The Obvious

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You’ve probably heard the comparison between sex and pizza: even when it’s bad, it’s still good. However, having unfulfilling or boring sex might actually negatively impact your libido, even subconsciously. “If things are dull in the sack or you are fearful of not performing up to par then your libido may drop,” says Dr. Sharon Stills, a naturopathic medical doctor.

10 Ways to Calm Your Nerves Before You Walk Down the Aisle

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One of the most profound ways to manage stress is to be honest and open, advises naturopathic medical doctor Sharon Stills. Tell a family member or friend how you are feeling and talk it through-you’re likely to get a helpful perspective or a chance to chuckle and release some of the tension you’re experiencing.

6 Sexts You Should Never Send

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Pictures “leave little to the imagination and prevent a buildup of anticipation prior to the encounter,” says Philip Rutter, an associate professor of human sexuality at Widener University’s Center for Human Sexuality Studies and a licensed psychologist specializing in couples counseling. Instead: “Emoticons can go a long way and are much less graphic than the real thing,” says Sharon Stills, Naturopathic Medical Doctor.

Tips To Be Happy For The Holidays (Experts Tell, Plus See Annie’s CLUTCH TIP!)

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Dr. Sharon Stills, Naturopathic Physician, (drstills.com) author of R.E.D. Alert -Get Real and Heal provides these holiday happiness tips:

1.  Make sure you get enough sleep. 8 Hours of sleep allows our bodies to reset and regenerate so we can better face the events of our day.
2.  Don’t over commit yourself. Learn to say No – having healthy boundaries is a good thing!
3.  Give the gift of yourself. Get out there and volunteer – collect items for the needy, serve up some meals at a soup kitchen, visit a hospital/nursing home, dress up as Santa and cheer up some children. Focusing on what you can do for others will help you feel good on the inside.
4.  Get some full spectrum light exposure. The darkened days at this time of the year can lead to Seasonal Affective Disorder.

Natural & Alternative Osteoporosis Treatments

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Throughout your life you have witnessed the miracle of your body recovering from colds, headaches, cuts and more…on its own…naturally. But when you lose bone mass and have weak bones, somehow it is assumed that nature is not up to the task.

Think about it. Why is it that when you lose muscle mass, you are certain you can strengthen them naturally – with exercise, rest, and nutrition… but when you lose bone mass, natural strengthening is ruled out?

ND Careers: Variety is the spice of life

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Humanity’s overwhelming desire to heal the planet is being demonstrated with more passion and intensity than ever before. And in my personal experience, a realistic commitment to doing just that is at the heart of every naturopathic doctor’s (ND’s) practice.

ZZZZZZZ! How To Get a Good Night’s Sleep To Be Productive at Work

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Naturopathic medical physician Dr. Sharon Stills says, “Purchase 100% cotton or satin sheets – spray lavender on your pillow case–this is an essential oil that is known to induce relaxation. Play some lovely music to wind down -harp music for 10 minutes before falling asleep is just divine.”

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Colon Reflorastation Therapy

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When I completed my formal naturopathic education and training and began private practice, I realized that my education had just begun. As patients presented their cases with many complexities, my journey of expanding knowledge and modalities continued. It was during a seminar in Louisville, Ky., that I attended a breakout session with Victoria Bowmann on colon reflorastation therapy. This article takes a look at what colon reflorastation therapy is, how it works and some of its benefits, and includes a few case studies, as well.

4 Sleep secrets from Dr. Sharon Stills

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Naturopathic medical physician Dr. Sharon Stills says, “Purchase 100% cotton or satin sheets – spray lavender on your pillow case–this is an essential oil that is known to induce relaxation. Play some lovely music to wind down -harp music for 10 minutes before falling asleep is just divine.”

Natural solutions for PCOS and insulin resistance

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To resolve PCOS naturally, you’ll have the best success with a combination approach that helps restore hormonal balance naturally. This path to wellness includes enriched nutrition, regular exercise, targeted nutritional supplements, effective hormonal support, and attention to emotional health.

How do I know if I’m in menopause?

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As we move through hormonal changes, so many women ask “How do I know if I’m in menopause?” That’s because the symptoms you’re dealing with today can be frustrating and confusing and you want to know what’s causing them.

Joint pain or arthritis — quieting the inflammatory noise

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When you got out of bed this morning, were you pain-free? Or did your hips and knees ache? Did your hands feel stiff when you poured your tea? Many women brush off these kinds of aches and pains, thinking they’re just normal signs of aging. As the years pass, many women find the pain intensifies, and begin to rely on regular doses of Motrin or Tylenol to feel well. Eventually, they may even stop doing the things that give them pain — even their most meaningful and cherished activities, like picking up a grandchild, playing an instrument, or gardening.

Tired all the time?

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Feeling tired all the time seems to be a given these days. In fact, studies show that nearly 40% of the US workforce struggles with fatigue – affecting productivity at work, time with family, the ability to practice self-care, and much more. From what women tell us, we think the real figure is actually much higher, making fatigue a modern day epidemic.

Bioidentical hormones — a guide to your options and alternatives

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We’re now more than a decade past the Women’s Health Initiative and the fear of health implications with Hormone Replacement Therapy (HRT), and there’s new information, new research, and more attention on Bioidentical hormones. Bioidentical hormones are formulated in a lab with the same molecular structure as the hormones we make in our own bodies. They’ve gained popularity in the past few years, but many women still have questions.

Vaginal dryness — you have options

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Nearly half of all women between the ages of 40 and 59 suffer from vaginal dryness at some point. It can put an abrupt halt to your sex life, interfere with exercise and hygiene habits, and even prevent you from wearing your favorite clothes. For many perimenopausal and menopausal women, especially those getting off HRT, vaginal dryness is often acute: it’s one of the top ten problems afflicting menopausal women.

Health benefits of masturbation

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Masturbation is an important and wonderful way of knowing yourself physically and emotionally. Research shows that women who masturbate are more likely to have fulfilling sex lives, better health, better partnerships and marriages, and increased self-confidence. Even with all that going for it, masturbation is still difficult for many women to talk about, much less do.