Jamison Starbuck, ND

Jamison Starbuck, ND, a naturopathic physician in family practice and producer of Dr. Starbuck’s Health Tips for Kids, a weekly program on Montana Public Radio, MTPR.org, both in Missoula. She is a past president of the American Association of Naturopathic Physicians and a contributing editor to The Alternative Advisor: The Complete Guide to Natural Therapies and Alternative Treatments. DrJamisonStarbuck.com.

Mental Health

Beat the Mid-Winter Blues

If winter finds you a bit down in the dumps, you are not alone. Studies show that more than 5…

Foot Health

Battling Bunions

A slightly goofy word that connotes pain and deformity, bunion is derived from the Greek word for turnip. It’s a…

Diseases & Conditions

Diverticular Disease

If you are over 60, there’s a good chance you have pouches in the walls of your intestines (called diverticula).…

Alternative Treatments

Poison Ivy

At age 5, I first learned about poison ivy while sitting in my grandmother’s kitchen sink having my little legs…

Alternative Treatments

Bug Bites: Prevention and Treatment

When summer rolls around, many of my patients ask how to prevent bug bites. Some folks claim that eating a…

Medications

The Natural Way

Antibiotic Resistance Antibiotic resistance is a problem for everyone. Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) is one of several bacteria that cause…

Generic Medicine

Natural Medicine Travel Kit

I love my natural medicine travel kit and firmly believe that no family should be without one. Use it to…

Aging

Back to School Safety Across Generations

Every year, I put together a back-to-school protocol to help children and their families succeed with the exciting, yet always…

Women's Health

Will “Seed Cycling” Balance My Hormones?

Hormonal imbalances affect women and men. “Seed cycling” proponents say that flax, pumpkin and other seeds ease hormonal symptoms. Here’s the truth…

Wellness

Medicine Made by Bees! How Honey, Pollen and Propolis Can Help You Heal

Bee products such as honey, pollen and propolis are good medicine. Here’s how to use them to treat coughs, sore throats, allergies, wounds and more…

Wellness

Salt Therapy: Is It a Help or Hype?

Salt therapy—aka “halotherapy”—is all the rage. But can it really treat asthma, allergies, COPD, psoriasis, eczema and more? What you need to know…

Immunity

Best Ways to Boost Your Immune System When Young Kids Are Around

Children between ages two and 10 are proven germ magnets. Easy ways to boost your immune system if you’re a grandparent or parent of young kids…

Diseases & Conditions

Natural Ways to Knock Out Fungal Skin Infections

Fungal skin infections are a nasty, itchy annoyance, but you don’t need harsh medication to treat them. Here are the natural approaches that work…

Flu

Natural Ways to Bounce Back from the Flu

The flu will make you feel miserable, but natural therapies can help you bounce back faster. Here’s what helps most…

Skin Disease

No More Eczema: Dr. Starbuck’s Favorite Natural Cures

Eczema is a red, itchy skin condition that’s tough to treat with conventional medicine. These natural remedies are surprisingly effective...

Common Cold

Mint Medicine: The Natural Cure for Sore Throat, Cough and Colds

Over-the-counter cold medications are notorious for causing side effects. Not so with these 3 herbal therapies that are great for winter ailments…

Common Cold

There’s a Surprising Fix for Colds, Sore Throat and Sinusitis: Essential Oils

It’s easy to pop a pill when you’re suffering from a cold, sinusitis or sore throat. But essential oils are safer and work faster. Read on…

Flu

Dr. Starbuck’s All-Natural Anti-Flu Program for Kids

The flu can be brutal for adults…and kids. But if you’d rather not give your child drugs, these natural preventatives/treatments are great options.

Wellness

How to Stay Healthy on Your Road Trip

Road trips are fun but can create big health challenges. Here’s how to keep your body firing on all cylinders during extended car travel…

Alternative Treatments

Make Witch Hazel Your Go-To Remedy for Hemorrhoids, Acne, Allergies, Bug Bites and More

Drugstore medicines don’t always work as well as good, old-fashioned witch hazel. Here’s how to use this natural remedy...