Mark A. Stengler, NMD

Mark A. Stengler, NMD, a naturopathic physician and founder of The Stengler Center for Integrative Medicine in Encinitas, California (MarkStengler.com). He has served on a medical advisory committee for the Yale University Complementary Medicine Outcomes Research Project and is author of Outside the Box Cancer Therapies: Alternative Therapies That Treat and Prevent Cancer and coauthor of Prescription for Natural Cures and Prescription for Drug Alternatives (both from Bottom Line Books, BottomLineStore.com).

Supplements

The Truth About Collagen Supplements

Collagen supplements are highly hyped. Here’s the truth about what they can—and can’t—do for your skin and joints.

Diabetes

Is It Safe to Eat Fruit When You Have Diabetes?

I know fruit is healthy, but I have diabetes and have to watch how much sugar I eat. Fruit has a lot of sugar, doesn’t it? Does that mean I shouldn’t eat it?

Cancer Treatment

Get an Extra Edge Against Cancer

When you've got cancer, you want all the help you can get to beat the disease. Here's how to put an integrative plan to work for you...

Wellness

Homeopathic First-Aid Kit Everyone Should Have

People often mention that they would like to keep a supply of homeopathic remedies at the ready for minor injuries…

Seafood

Salmon—from a Can or Pouch

You know how important it is to eat cold-water fish, rich in omega-3 fatty acids, several times a week. Wild…

Wellness

Make Your Own Natural Healing First-Aid Kit

It is always a good idea to keep a few natural remedies on hand to treat common injuries and conditions.…

Alternative Treatments

Medicinal Mushrooms

What you need to know about the most effective medicinal mushrooms: maitake, turkey tail and reishi.

Wellness

Get the Lead Out (of Your Body)

No matter how hard you try to live healthy, there’s a very good chance that right now -- or a…

Diet & Nutrition

Is Your Body Too Acidic?

Imagine if physicians and other health-care professionals routinely ignored a fundamental aspect of health. That is just what happens when…

Wellness

Colon-Cleansing Products

Cleaning your colon is easier than you think with the help of an over-the-­counter colon-cleansing kit. These products, available at…

Anxiety

Say No to Benzodiazepines to Cut Dementia Risk

If you, like many Americans, rely on Xanax, Valium, Ativan or Klonopin to reduce anxiety, panic, insomnia or another problem,…

Herbs

What a Top Naturopath Has in His Own Medicine Cabinet

For Pain, Heartburn, Flu and More Sometimes you need powerful, fast-acting medications. But prescription and over-the-counter drugs can present serious…

Treatment

Natural Remedy for Diabetes: Berberine

There is another natural treatment option for diabetes patients who currently take pharmaceutical medications. Research has found that a plant…

Self-Improvement

And You Thought Willpower Was Enough…

We are surrounded by temptation, whether it’s reaching for an unhealthful snack... making an impulse purchase... or lighting a cigarette.…

Allergies

Undiagnosed Gluten Sensitivity Can Be at the Root of Fatigue and Many Other Health Problems

Alison, a 60-year-old grandmother, had been a successful ceramic artist for many years. But in the last year she had…

Wellness

The Healing Power of… Water!

Water is one of the most common healers. If you think about it, you probably already use water to heal—ice…

Skin Disease

Beer Drinkers Beware: Psoriasis Risk Ahead

Regular Beer Drinkers Have Higher Risk for Psoriasis More than seven million Americans suffer from psoriasis, a chronic skin disorder…

Women's Health

Natural Help for Painful Periods

I'm frequently asked by patients—either for themselves or on behalf of family members—about natural treatments for menstrual cramps. Cramping, which…

Sleep

Natural Remedies to Help You Fall Asleep…and Stay Asleep

Consistently getting a good night’s sleep isn’t a luxury—it’s essential to your health. Insufficient sleep not only leaves you feeling…

Insomnia

Hormone Deficiency and Other Causes of Chronic Insomnia

Sometimes health problems don't seem serious enough to warrant a doctor visit. Sometimes people have other reasons for their reluctance…