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Featured Physician

Dr. Amanda Alexander

Dr. Amanda Alexander graduated from the Southwest College of Naturopathic Medicine and completed her residency at the Southwest Naturopathic Medical Center the following year.  She is a licensed primary care physician with a focus in hormonal and gastrointestinal health.  She uses a variety of therapies to address patient’s health concerns, including acupuncture, botanical medicine, environmental medicine, homeopathy, and hydrotherapy while addressing the foundations of heath through nutrition and lifestyle counseling.  She believes all patients can experience improved health outcomes with a willingness to embrace change coupled with sufficient support.  She is a member of the American Association of Naturopath Physicians (AANP) and supports the Arizona Naturopathic Medical Association (AzNMA) annually. 

Call the SCNM Medical Center to schedule and appointment with Dr. Alexander at 480.428.3232.  Her favorite supplements to use personally and with her patients include the following:

1. Super EFA Liquid by Seroyal/Genestra. This powerful fish oil is sourced from small fish (sardines and anchovies) and independently batch-tested for environmental contaminants including PCB’s, pesticides and heavy metals. It is vacuum sealed for freshness and has a crisp, natural orange essential oil flavor.  Buying your fish oil in liquid form is the most cost-effective way of purchasing this important supplement.

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2. Digestive Formula by Mountain Peak Nutritionals. This wonderful blend of probiotics and enzymes is shelf-stable for maximum convenience. Take it everywhere you go to prevent gas and bloating and improve food and nutrient assimilation. Marshmallow root and Slippery elm are two potent herbs that strengthen and rebuild the mucosal lining while relieving inflammation and irritation. Added bonus – this is a completely vegetarian product (many enzymes are sourced from animals, but this is 100% plant-based!)

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3. Basic B Complex by Thorne Research. Although each B vitamin is chemically distinct, they often work together in various biochemical functions throughout the body – from cellular energy production, to healthy red-blood-cell formation, to healthy neurological function. Most B vitamins, with the exception of vitamin B12, are not stored in the body; consequently, they must be acquired daily from the diet in order to maintain optimal health.  Supplementing with active B vitamins is extremely important to everyone, especially individuals who may not be able to convert non-active vitamins to their active forms in the liver because of compromised liver function, poorly functioning enzymes, digestive disturbances or age.

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4. Buffered Vitamin C Powder by Thorne Research. High amounts of vitamin C – several grams daily – have been advocated for optimizing both immune function and antioxidant support. Evidence for the efficacy of consuming high amounts of ascorbic acid is due in large part to the groundbreaking research conducted in the 1970s and 1980s by two-time Nobel Prize winner, Linus Pauling, PhD. Taking high amounts of vitamin C can be a challenge for individuals who have sensitive or compromised digestive systems. For these individuals, Thorne Research has developed Buffered C Powder – pure ascorbic acid, along with a blend of calcium, magnesium and potassium mineral ascorbates that serve as a buffer, allowing sensitive individuals to take large amounts of vitamin C with ease and comfort.

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5. Black Elderberry Syrup by Gaia.  This supplement is great for sick kids and adults!  Black Elderberries have been recognized for centuries for their immune supportive properties.  Gaia Herbs uses Certified Organic European Black Elderberries to create a juice concentrate that provides the equivalent of 14,500 mg of fresh elderberries per serving.  This delicious syrup-that also includes natural vitamin C from Acerola cherries, contains no artificial flavors or colors, no preservatives, and no high fructose corn syrup 

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These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration.  These products are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease.