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Free Guide: 6 Pillars Of Health For High-Performing Women

6 Game-Changing Health Strategies That High-Performing Women Must Do

Dr. Lindsay Irwin May 1, 2024

Dr. Irwin distills 20 years of experience treating thousands of women into this concise two-page guide. Explore the aspects every woman needs to engage to unleash her full potential on the world. Download your free guide: 6 Pillars of Health for High-Performing Women.

Bone Broth Magic

Leisha Laird April 27, 2024

Explore the transformative power of bone broth with Leisha Laird's insightful blog post on this nourishing superfood. Delve into the ancient roots and modern resurgence of bone broth, celebrated for its profound health benefits ranging from enhancing gut health and immune system support to improving joint function and skin vitality. The post offers a rich blend of scientific insights and practical tips, making it a must-read for anyone interested in holistic wellness practices and natural dietary enhancements. Perfect for health enthusiasts and culinary adventurers alike, this guide not only illuminates the magic of bone broth but also inspires you to incorporate it into your daily regimen for optimal health.

Naturopathic Support For Children With Seasonal Allergies

Seasonal Allergies in Kiddos

Dr. Hillary Dinning April 8, 2024

Unlock the secrets to combating kids' seasonal allergies naturally with Dr. Hillary Dinning's expert guidance. Dive into a world where diet and microbiome balance are your allies, and discover how omega-3s, antioxidants, and probiotics can be game-changers. Say goodbye to common allergens and hello to relief. Ready for a breath of fresh air? Click to read more and transform allergy season for your kids.

Overloaded? Try some “Analog” Medicine to Unplug

Laura Gauthier January 2, 2024

Escape the digital buzz and rediscover wellness with Laura Gauthier's exploration of "analog medicine." Acupuncture, Yin Tui Na, and Acutonics offer serene havens from stress, anxiety, and discomfort, promising a more personalized, grounded approach to health. Dive into a journey of traditional practices tailored for our modern world. Ready to find your balance? Click to read more and start your analog wellness journey.

How do we find mental health?

Dr. Sarah Roth November 28, 2023

Dive into Dr. Sarah Roth's enlightening exploration of mental wellness that ventures beyond conventional therapy and medication. Discover the critical roles of genetics, environment, and personal history in shaping mental health, along with ground breaking personalized approaches to improve your emotional and mental state. Are you ready to embark on a holistic journey to mental wellness? Click to unlock the secrets to a balanced mind

Trying To Conceive? Let’s Discuss Ovulation And Your Fertile Window

Dr. Kendra Flock October 24, 2023

Unlock the mysteries of conception with Dr. Kendra Flock's guide on understanding ovulation and your fertile window. From tracking basal body temperature to interpreting cervical mucus and utilizing ovulation prediction kits, this post demystifies the signs of fertility. Discover how to pinpoint the best time for conception and boost your chances of success. Ready to embark on your journey to parenthood? Learn more about optimizing your fertile window in this article.

Cold & Flu Season: Children

Dr. Hillary Dinning September 28, 2023

Step into the cold and flu season armed with Dr. Hillary Dinning's naturopathic insights for children's health. This compelling guide covers essential wellness pillars—digestion, sleep, skin, and adrenals—to bolster young immune systems. Learn practical tips for acute illness management and prevention strategies to keep your little ones resilient against seasonal bugs. Discover the key to a healthier cold season for kids, blending nature's wisdom with modern care. Ready for a healthier cold and flu season?

Cold and flu season: How this impacts pregnancy

Dr. Kendra Flock September 18, 2023

Navigate through cold and flu season with ease during pregnancy with Dr. Kendra Flock's expert advice. Discover essential self-care tips to boost your immune system and ensure both your and your baby's health. From prioritizing sleep to embracing a balanced diet and considering naturopathic support, these guidelines are designed to help you stay healthy and active during this vulnerable time. Embark on a journey to a healthier pregnancy amidst the challenges of cold and flu season. Learn more about safeguarding your wellbeing in this article.

Fertility Testing

Dr. Kendra Flock August 1, 2023

Embark on a journey to understanding fertility with Dr. Kendra Flock, where the complexities of infertility are unraveled. This blog post dives into essential blood tests tailored to your unique fertility journey, emphasizing the critical nature of tests like AMH for ovarian reserve and the importance of personalized healthcare interpretation. Whether you're just starting to think about conception or facing challenges, discover how specific testing can illuminate your path to parenthood. Explore the full guide to fertility testing.

Armin Testing – Chronic Infections

Dr. Sarah Roth June 27, 2023

Embark on a journey with Dr. Sarah Roth as they delve into the world of Armin Testing for chronic infections. Discover how this cutting-edge approach provides clarity for those battling long-term, elusive health issues like Lyme disease and Epstein Barr. With a focus on detailed immune function analysis, Armin Labs offers a beacon of hope for understanding and treating conditions that have remained a mystery for many. Are you ready to uncover the root of chronic symptoms and step towards healing? Learn more about how Armin Testing can illuminate the path to wellness

Food Or Foodstuffs?

Marda Loop Wellness May 10, 2023

In a world where inflation affects our food choices, Marda Loop Wellness draws a crucial distinction between 'Food' and 'Foodstuffs.' This thought-provoking post urges readers to reconsider their grocery habits, emphasizing the importance of choosing nutritious options that support life and growth over processed 'foodstuffs.' With an insightful analogy to a memorable scene from Indiana Jones, the post encourages making wise choices for health and vitality. Ready to navigate your grocery store with a fresh perspective? Click to read more about making informed food choices.

Stool Testing

Dr. Sarah Roth April 24, 2023

Unlock the potential of stool testing with Dr. Sarah Roth's to guide your journey toward optimal gut health. This insightful blog post reveals how a simple stool sample can provide invaluable insights into stress management, dietary adjustments, microbiome optimization, and much more. With a comprehensive approach, it outlines how to address various gut health challenges, from eliminating pathogens to healing inflammation. Ready to discover the roadmap to your gut wellness?

Dirty Dozen & Clean 15 (Updated 2023)

Marda Loop Wellness April 15, 2023

Navigate the world of produce with Marda Loop Wellness's guide to the 2023 Dirty Dozen and Clean 15, featuring lists that help you minimize pesticide exposure through strategic shopping. Learn which fruits and vegetables carry the highest pesticide residues and which are the cleanest, so you can make informed decisions about eating healthier and safer. Ready to optimize your grocery list for better health?

Group A Strep

Dr. Hillary Dinning April 11, 2023

Discover the essentials of navigating Group A Strep with Dr. Hillary Dinning. Uncover what triggers fear around this infection, its symptoms, and the importance of accurate testing and treatment. Dive into the complexities of managing and supporting the body post-infection, from antibiotic use to probiotic support, and explore intriguing connections between strep and other health conditions. Ready to demystify Group A Strep and protect your family's health with knowledge?

Hormone Testing: The Dutch Test

Dr. Sarah Roth March 24, 2023

Dive into the world of hormone health with Marda Loop Wellness's exploration of the Dutch Test, a revolutionary approach to understanding your body's hormonal balance. Dr. Sarah Roth reveals how this comprehensive test uncovers intricate details about hormonal pathways, offering insights into everything from mood swings to metabolism. Whether you're dealing with stress, reproductive concerns, or just seeking optimal health, the Dutch Test promises a personalized roadmap to hormonal harmony. Ready to unlock the secrets to your body's inner workings? Discover the power of the Dutch Test.

Food Intolerance Testing: What’s the Big Deal?

Dr. Sarah Roth February 28, 2023

Dive into Dr. Sarah Roth's exploration of food intolerance testing at Marda Loop Wellness, where the complex relationship between our bodies and the foods we consume is demystified. Through a simple blood test, uncover how certain foods may be the hidden culprits behind a range of symptoms, from digestive issues to migraines. This blog post offers a clear path towards understanding and managing food intolerances, emphasizing the power of informed dietary choices for overall health. Get ready to transform your relationship with food and enhance your well-being.

Naturopathic Medicine And Your Child’s Health

Dr. Hillary Dinning January 20, 2023

Dive into the realm of naturopathic medicine for children's health with Dr. Hillary Dinning's comprehensive guide at Marda Loop Wellness. From well-child checks and treating acute illnesses to addressing lingering concerns and chronic conditions like ADHD, discover a holistic approach to your child's well-being. Whether it's optimizing digestion, supporting the immune system, or exploring behavioral issues, this post is a treasure trove of insights for parents seeking natural health solutions. Ready to learn more?

Adrenals After The Holidays

Dr. Sarah Roth January 9, 2023

After the holiday hustle, our adrenals often pay the price, leading to fatigue and the winter blues. Dr. Sarah Roth at Marda Loop Wellness discusses the adrenal stress cycle many experience from pre-holiday excitement to post-holiday burnout. She offers insights into recognizing these phases and suggests naturopathic strategies for recovery, including lifestyle changes, supplementation, and rest. Ready to rejuvenate your adrenals and embrace a healthier new year?


Dr. Hillary Dinning December 14, 2022

In a deeply personal account, Dr. Hillary Dinning navigates the complexities of feeling overwhelmed during a particularly challenging year. She reflects on the unique pressures of the season, personal struggles, and the courageous step of taking time for self-care and reflection. This poignant exploration offers insight into the importance of nurturing our mental and emotional well-being, especially in times of heightened stress. For an inspiring journey through vulnerability to finding peace, delve into the full story.

Fall Immunity

Dr. Sarah Roth November 1, 2022

Boost your immunity this fall with Dr. Sarah Roth's practical tips on Marda Loop Wellness. From simple practices like frequent handwashing and getting enough sleep to the power of medicinal mushrooms, zinc, and vitamin C, discover natural ways to fortify your immune system. Intrigued by how IV therapy could offer a major immune boost? Learn more about personalized immune support plans and dive into the essentials of staying healthy this season. Find out how to give your immunity the upper hand.

Acne: Diet & Gut Health

Dr. Sarah Roth October 5, 2022

Dive into the link between diet, gut health, and acne with insights from Dr. Sarah Roth. This compelling post unpacks how food intolerances and digestive health directly impact skin clarity, offering practical tips for identifying triggers and managing acne through gut-friendly strategies. Whether it's stress, antibiotics, or poor diet affecting your gut and skin, discover a personalized approach to healing and possibly enjoying your cake too.

Acne: Why do I have it?

Dr. Sarah Roth September 29, 2022

Struggling with persistent acne? Uncover the root causes and holistic remedies with Dr. Sarah Roth. This insightful blog explores the deeper connections between diet, gut health, and hormonal imbalances that may be contributing to your skin issues. Discover how dietary choices and hormonal factors intertwine to influence acne, and learn about comprehensive testing like the Dutch Test to tailor your treatment plan effectively. Whether it's managing stress or adjusting your diet, Marda Loop Wellness offers personalized strategies to help you achieve clearer skin and improved well-being. Ready to explore more about your acne triggers and embark on a journey towards healthier skin? Dive into their detailed blog posts to get started on your path to recovery and wellness.

Small Intestine Bacterial Overgrowth (SIBO)

Dr. Lindsey Hanson September 6, 2022

Venture into the realm of gut health with Dr. Lindsey Hanson's insightful exploration of Small Intestine Bacterial Overgrowth (SIBO). Discover its symptoms, causes, and the innovative three-phase treatment approach that targets this common but often misunderstood condition. From biofilm disruption to gut healing and prevention, learn how you can navigate SIBO for improved digestive wellness. Ready to unravel the complexities of SIBO and embark on a journey to better health?

Return To School: Anxiety or ADHD in School Aged Children

Dr. Hillary Dinning August 27, 2022

Navigate the blurry lines between return-to-school anxiety and ADHD in children with Dr. Hillary Dinning's insightful guidance. Delve into the nuances of anxiety vs. ADHD symptoms, the role of neurotransmitters, and holistic, naturopathic approaches to support your child's transition back to school. Uncover personalized strategies for managing these common concerns and ensuring your child's successful adjustment. Curious about innovative, child-centric solutions? Click to read more and foster resilience in your school-aged child.

Return to School: Kids Adrenal Health through Transition

Dr. Hillary Dinning August 25, 2022

Ease your kids into the back-to-school season with Dr. Hillary Dinning's expert advice on maintaining adrenal health through transitions. Discover how optimal sleep, nutritious foods, open communication, and tailored supplements can support your child's nervous system and reduce stress. Perfect for parents seeking a smooth adjustment for their children, this guide is packed with actionable tips and compassionate insights. Get ready to make this school year the best one yet for your little ones. Click to learn more about fostering resilience in your child's return to school

Preventing Fall Burnout

Dr. Sarah Roth August 16, 2022

As fall approaches, bringing cooler days and busier schedules, Marda Loop Wellness shares essential tips to prevent seasonal burnout. The article offers practical advice such as cherishing summer memories, committing to regular exercise, prioritizing sleep, embracing seasonal changes, and consulting a Naturopathic Doctor for a tailored wellness plan. Discover how to maintain vitality and joy as the seasons shift. Ready to thrive this fall? Read more about avoiding burnout with these simple, effective strategies.

Nutritional Yeast

Dr. Lindsey Hanson August 4, 2022

Dive into the world of nutritional yeast with Marda Loop Wellness's latest post, revealing its powerhouse of vitamins, minerals, and a surprising cheesy flavor—minus the dairy and gluten. Perfect for vegans and vegetarians seeking that extra nutritional punch, this post unpacks the benefits of this versatile ingredient, from being a complete protein to boosting your B vitamin intake and supporting immune health. Plus, discover tasty ways to incorporate it into your diet. Intrigued?

The Vitamin D Dilemma

Dr. Lindsey Hanson July 27, 2022

Navigate the Vitamin D dilemma with Marda Loop Wellness, balancing sunshine exposure and health risks. Discover optimal sun times, safe exposure tips, and alternatives like supplements, especially during winter. Dr. Lindsey Hanson offers insights for maintaining healthy Vitamin D levels year-round. Dive into the full article for a brighter, healthier you!

Postpartum Depression & Anxiety

Dr. Sarah Roth July 5, 2022

Dive into a transformative read on postpartum depression and anxiety with Dr. Sarah Roth, offering deep insights into the physiological shifts and emotional landscapes new parents navigate. From hormonal adjustments to methylation processes, uncover holistic approaches that include nutrition and targeted supplementation to foster recovery and balance. This article illuminates paths to support and healing during the postpartum period, ensuring no one feels they must journey alone. Discover compassionate, evidence-based strategies for a thriving postpartum .

Fruits & Vegetables

Dr. Lindsey Hanson July 1, 2022

Embark on a vibrant journey with Dr. Lindsey Hanson as she unveils the colorful world of fruits and vegetables. Discover the hidden gems among everyday produce and learn how these nutritional powerhouses can revolutionize your health. From reducing heart disease and stroke risks to surprising facts about "vegetables" that are actually fruits, this blog post is a treasure trove of insights. Ready to transform your diet and embrace a healthier lifestyle?

Male Fertility

Dr. Hillary Dinning June 10, 2022

Shifting the focus onto male fertility, this engaging blog post reveals how men play a crucial role in fertility issues, accounting for up to 50% of challenges faced by couples. With a holistic approach, Dr. Hillary Dinning discusses the impact of lifestyle factors like diet, exercise, and stress on male fertility, emphasizing naturopathic medicine's role in enhancing sperm quality and overall health. Dive into personalized treatments and lifestyle adjustments for a healthier path to parenthood. Curious to learn more? Find out how to boost male fertility naturally.


Dr. Sarah Roth May 31, 2022

Dr. Sarah Roth challenges the inevitability of PMS, presenting it as a signal of hormonal imbalance rather than a monthly burden. She delves into common causes like stress, poor estrogen clearance, and the impact of external hormones, highlighting how these factors can lead to a range of symptoms from acne to mood swings. Roth's blog post offers hope with actionable advice on lifestyle changes, dietary adjustments, and supplements to rebalance hormones. Dive into a refreshing perspective on managing PMS naturally.

Naturopathic Fertility Care

Dr. Hillary Dinning May 13, 2022

Embark on a transformative journey with Dr. Hillary Dinning, where naturopathic fertility care unlocks new paths to conception. Dive into a holistic approach that embraces nurturing foods, comprehensive lab testing, and emotional wellness to support your fertility journey. From optimizing your diet with anti-inflammatory foods to understanding the intricate dance of hormones and stress, discover how naturopathic practices can pave the way to welcoming new life. Intrigued by a more natural route to fertility?

Debunking Hormone Myths

Dr. Sarah Roth April 11, 2022

Dr. Sarah Roth tackles the web of myths surrounding hormones, offering a deep dive into the truths of hormone testing, management options beyond conventional treatments, and misunderstood conditions like PCOS. From debunking misconceptions about hormone replacement therapy to revealing the impact of stress on hormonal balance, this post sheds light on the complexities of hormonal health. Intrigued to uncover the myths and embrace the facts about your hormonal wellbeing?

Irritable Bowel Syndrome

Dr. Lindsey Hanson April 4, 2022

Journey through a transformative approach to Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS) with a compelling case study from Dr. Lindsay Hanson. Discover how personalized naturopathic strategies, including diet adjustments, stress management, and targeted supplements, bring significant relief and a path towards lasting digestive health. Delve into the complexities of IBS and the naturopathic solutions that offer hope and healing. Ready to unlock the secret to overcoming IBS?

Micronutrient Testing

Dr. Sarah Roth March 10, 2022

Delve into the world of micronutrient testing with Dr. Sarah Roth as they offer a deep dive into how a simple blood test can reveal the nuances of your nutrient intake and absorption over the last six months. This insightful post explores the significance of maintaining optimal levels of essential nutrients, which play a crucial role in everything from everyday health to specific needs such as athletic performance and fertility preparation. The blog outlines the various nutrients tested and discusses how these insights can lead to tailored health strategies, enhancing wellness through informed dietary adjustments and lifestyle changes. It's a must-read for anyone interested in taking a proactive approach to their health, ensuring they are not just getting sufficient nutrients, but absorbing them effectively.

Aggression In Children

Dr. Hillary Dinning February 27, 2022

Vitamin D

Marda Loop Wellness January 24, 2022

Thyroid Awareness Month

Dr. Lindsey Hanson January 13, 2022

Unlocking Fertility: The Critical Role of Thyroid Health in Conception and Pregnancy

Dr. Hillary Dinning January 13, 2022

Realistic New Years Resolutions

Dr. Lindsay Irwin January 4, 2022

Stress and Exercise

Dr. Sarah Roth December 3, 2021

Support Along Your Fertility Journey

Dr. Hillary Dinning November 23, 2021

10 Year Anniversary Reflections

Marda Loop Wellness October 31, 2021

Love Letter To The Clinic: Celebrating 10 Years

Dr. Lindsay Irwin October 17, 2021

Adrenals: Supporting Your Kiddos into the Fall Months

Dr. Hillary Dinning October 2, 2021

Moving in a new rhythm: Exercise and Mental Health

Dr. Sarah Roth September 26, 2021

The Gut Brain Connection

Dr. Lindsey Hanson September 12, 2021

Elimination Diet

Dr. Lindsey Hanson August 30, 2021

Back To School: How To Support Your Child This Year

Dr. Hillary Dinning August 25, 2021

Mulled Apple Cider Recipe

Dr. Lindsey Hanson May 5, 2021

Unexplained Infertility

Dr. Hillary Dinning February 1, 2020

Is there such a thing as clean beauty?

Dr. Sarah Roth February 1, 2020

Tweenager Anxiety

Dr. Hillary Dinning November 25, 2019

Adrenals – What the heck are those again?

Dr. Sarah Roth November 25, 2019

Marda Loop Wellness Clinic Expands

Dr. Lindsay Irwin January 1, 2015