Articles by Kevin Passero ND

Medical Editor - Dr. Passero completed four years of post-graduate medical education at the National College of Naturopathic Medicine in Portland, Oregon after receiving a Bachelor’s Degree in Environmental Biology from the University of Colorado. Dr. Passero has trained with some of the nation’s leading doctors in the field of natural medicine. In his practice, Dr. Passero focuses on restoring harmony to both the body and mind using advanced protocols that incorporate herbal therapy, homeopathy, vitamin therapy and nutritional programs. Through education and guidance patients are able to unlock the natural healing power contained within each one of us. For more information, visit his website, Green Healing Wellness, or follow him on Facebook.

5 Ways Coconut Oil Improves Overall Brain Function

There are many wonderful health benefits of coconut oil. One that is not often talked about is its ability to improve brain health. Here are 5 reasons why adding coconut oil into your daily regime is a fantastic idea.

From Dementia to Kidney Problems: 6 Scary Side Effects of Heartburn Medications

Many physicians hand out certain medication like candy to any patient reporting a particular set of symptoms. This is often done with little regard for good medicine. And physicians get in the habit of prescribing heartburn medications without considering the long-term ramifications. 

Calcium Supplements: When They’re a Good Idea and When They’re Not

Calcium supplementation for bone support has long held widespread acceptance from both the alternative and conventional medical communities based on the epidemic proportions of women that have osteoporosis or osteopenia. But less circulated is the valuable information that for calcium supplements to be safe and effective, they need other vital nutrients along with it. In fact, not getting these complementary nutrients can cause serious health complications.

8 Immune Boosting Tricks You May Not Know About

Winter is officially here, and unfortunately so is the cold and flu season. With the CDC’s statements about the reduced efficacy of flu vaccines in year's past (in addition to the many other reasons to consider opting out), it is that much more important to use preventative measures to support your immune system.

Warning: Farm-Raised Salmon Is a Serious Health Hazard

For years, salmon has been touted as a health food and as a result, its consumption in the United States has surged. Fifty-two million Americans consume salmon once per month and 23 million Americans eat salmon once weekly.

FDA Warns NSAIDs Increase Heart Attack Risk—So Should You Reach for These Herbs Instead?

If you take over-the-counter anti-inflammatory medication such as advil or ibuprofen for aches and pains there's a new warning you need to know about.

4 Tips to Stop Migraines

Migraine headaches are a common problem that can cause mild to severe pain, to say the least.

The Simple Stress Reducing Trick That Can Change Your Life

Breathing is something that we all take for granted, but it actually has the power to reduce stress when done properly.

10 Common Medications That May Trigger Acid Reflux

The pharmaceutical companies are fully aware that acid-blocking medications fail to address the true cause of acid reflux, and that blocking stomach acid causes serious health complications.

This Herb Can Dissolve Deadly Brain Plaques

Are you concerned about maintaining the health of your brain as you age? You're not alone. Losing one's memory and mental faculties to age-related cognitive decline is something we all fear, and the current statistics on the prevalence of cognitive decline in this country are not pretty.