All posts by Dr. Monique Lai

About Dr. Monique Lai

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    NATURAL MEDICINE: Heal your brain with omega-3s

    Jackson Hole, Wyoming – Recently, I have worked with a few patients in the community who have suffered from traumatic brain injuries, ranging from comparatively mild concussions to more traumatic levels that needed surgery. Traumatic Brain Injuries...

    • Posted March 25, 2015
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    NATURAL MEDICINE: Don’t buy into the supplement scare

    Jackson Hole, Wyoming – A recent New York Times article on herbal supplements has drawn misleading conclusions about the quality of supplements throughout the entire industry. I use supplements and herbs regularly in my practice and I...

    • Posted March 11, 2015
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  • NATURAL MEDICINE: More useful tips for your heart

    The statistics about heart disease are everywhere. It’s the No. 1 cause of death in the United States with more than 600,000 fatalities every year, or one out of every four deaths. In this country, 720,000 people...

    • Posted February 17, 2015
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    NATURAL MEDICINE WITH DR. MONIQUE: Help for your heart

    Jackson Hole, Wyoming – February is the month devoted to heart health and for some good reasons. According to the American Heart Association, heart disease causes 17.3 million deaths per year, making it the primary cause of...

    • Posted February 3, 2015
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  • NATURAL MEDICINE with DR. MONIQUE: Coming clean in the New Year

    Jackson Hole, Wyoming – It’s the time of year to hit the reset button, and cleansing can be great part of your plan. There are a variety of cleanses, but which one is best for you? In...

    • Posted January 27, 2015
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    NATURAL MEDICINE WITH DR. MONIQUE: Methods to ward off SAD

    Jackson Hole, Wyoming – The beginning of ski season is always exciting in Jackson, especially with this year’s early snowfall, but even the most diehard skier can struggle with the short days and early sunsets. For some,...

    • Posted December 16, 2014
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    Natural Medicine with Dr. Monique

    Natural medicine 101 Jackson Hole, Wyoming – For this week’s column, I thought I’d give a little background on naturopathic medicine and how it’s used to treat patients. Since I started practicing naturopathic medicine 18 years ago...

    • Posted October 21, 2014
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  • And finally, detox that liver

    This is the last of a three part series on detoxification. The first described the toxins you encounter at work and home and the second concentrated on the digestive system.  Jackson Hole, Wyoming – As I mentioned...

    • Posted October 1, 2014
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    Natural Medicine with Dr. Monique

    Part 2: Banishing toxins from within     A good definition of detoxification is the removal of toxic substances from the body. My last column described how to avoid ingesting many everyday toxins, but today we’re going...

    • Posted September 17, 2014
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    NATURAL MEDICINE WITH DR. MONIQUE: Stress less

    The science of stressing less Jackson Hole, Wyoming – Are you here in Jackson on vacation? With family? I’m guessing you are likely experiencing stress. Are you a local navigating your valley at the height of the...

    • Posted July 23, 2014
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