Natural Hypertension Treatment

Natural Hypertension Treatment

Natural Hypertension Treatment and You: Definition, Causes, and Treatment Options

Hypertension, or high blood pressure, is prevalent in about 33.5% of the adult population aged 20 and over. In 2012, 34 million patients visited their doctors with hypertension as their chief complaint. (1)

What is Hypertension?

Natural Hypertension TreatmentBlood pressure is determined by two things: the amount of blood your heart pumps and the amount of resistance in your arteries. The more blood your heart pumps and the narrower the arteries, the higher the blood pressure. Hypertension can be asymptomatic, but this does not mean it is not damaging. Uncontrolled hypertension can cause serious health complications, including heart attack and stroke. (2)

What Causes Hypertension?

There are two kinds of hypertension: primary (or essential) and secondary. Secondary hypertension is caused by something outside of the cardiovascular system, such as kidney or thyroid disease, sleep apnea, or chronic alcohol use. Essential hypertension is more common, and research shows that dysregulation of the nervous system is largely responsible. Specifically, the sympathetic nervous system (your “fight or flight” response) is overactive, and the parasympathetic nervous system (your “rest and digest” response) is under active. (3)(4) So what can be done?

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Natural Energy Sources Interview

Natural Energy Interview on Q13 Fox News - Ballard Natural Medicine

Here is Dr. Andrew Simon‘s Interview with Q13 Fox News discussing Natural Energy Sources including Vitamin B12 Injections, Nuun Tablets, Avocado, Electrolytes, Water, Sleep, and Exercise! Always check in with your Naturopathic Physician before starting any new herbal supplement to make sure there isn’t any contraindications or unneeded costs. Many times we have low energy because we work our mind & bodies too hard. It is important to make sure you are getting the propper nutrition in a day, sleep, and exercise to maximize your body’s ability to handle your energy naturally.

Natural Energy Sources Interview

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Looking for natural sources of energy other than coffee or tea to improve your energy? Are you tired or fatigued from working too much? Learn more at FIT Naturopathic at FIT Wellness Centers in Ballard about how you can improve your natural energy by decreasing stress with biofeedback training, or using the Healthy FIT Wellness Weight Program to lose weight and gain more energy at the same time.  Whatever is the cause of the fatigue, many patients notice an improvement in energy when they can focus on the foundations of health easier, have less stress, and give their body a chance to relax.



Vitamin B12 Injections in Ballard for Natural Energy

Vitamin B12 Injections can support many health goals including Increased Natural Energy

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Kinesio Taping Class in Seattle

Kinesio Taping Class in Ballard

Kinesio Taping Class in Seattle

August 6th & September 10th

Are you interested in taking a Kinesio Taping Class in Seattle? Learn the original Kinesio Taping Method taught by Dr. Andrew Simon of FIT Naturopathic Center in Ballard. Are you a coach, athlete, or personal trainer, or above you can become certified as a CKTT, Certified Kinesio Taping Technician! Learn how to decrease either your own, or other’s pain with a few simple taping applications, after you have learned how to tape properly, with a Certified Kinesio Taping Practitioner.

Learn the CKTT KINESIO TAPING ® METHOD in Ballard, Seattle, Washington

CKTT Level 1

CKTT Level 1 materials

Level 2 Materials

CKTT Level 2 Materials

Level 1 is two hours long and is open to anybody.

So, if you are a weekend
warrior, a coach, a fitness buff,  or engage in any type of physical activity, Level 1 is for you.

Level 2 is four hours long.  This advanced training is designed for fitness or health professionals who have a solid foundation in human anatomy.

Click Here to register!

Pre Registration Required – $10 deposit per class to hold your spot in the class, if you are unable to make the class this deposit is non-refundable, but applies towards the cost of the class if taken at a later date

CKTT Level 1……………….$59

CKTT Level 2……………….$119

CKTT Workshop Brochure

In each of these Kinesio Taping Classes we will learn specific ways to apply the tape, so that you can leave class with a working knowledge of the Kinesio Taping method.  The registration fee for each workshop includes a workbook as well as tape, and included in the fee for the advanced level is the CKTT test and a one-year membership to Kinesio Taping International.  Upon completion, you will be able to say that you have had official training in the Kinesio Taping method and can call yourself a Certified Kinesio Taping Technician!

Up Coming Summer 2016 Schedule:

August 6th, 2016

September 10th, 2016

Interested in having Dr. Andrew Simon come to your facility to teach Kinesio Taping? Please Email, Group Discount option available.

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Molina Naturopathic Physician Coverage

Molina Naturopathic Physician

Molina Naturopathic Physician Coverage

Molina Naturopathic Physician

Dr. Andrew Simon accepts Molina through washington apple health medicaid

Dr. Andrew Simon, Dr. Jessica Schule and Dr. Jessica Wendling are Molina Naturopathic Physicians, meaning they are in network with Molina Healthcare of Washington for coverage of Naturopathic Medicine. Molina Healthcare of Washington provides both Washington Apple Health Medicaid and Marketplace insurance plans. While the naturopathic physicians at FIT can provide primary care coverage to some capacity, we recommend using both your assigned care provider or will work with your primary care physician to provide adjunctive care in an integrative approach. This provides the patients with the best care possible.

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Dr. Simon performing a spinal adjustment to improve back pain

With Molina patients are provided with 10 visits per year for spinal manipulation coverage with a Naturopathic Physician.  Much like seeing a Chiropractor, you can see a naturopathic physician like Dr. Andrew Simon or Dr. Jessica Schule for integrated physical medicine care including spinal adjustment, therapeutic stretching, rehabilitaiton, and kinesio taping.

Looking to switch to Molina? check with any other providers including your current primary care physician’s office to confirm they take Molina, if you are on a different managed plan through medicaid, then go to to make the switch. Typically Molina coverage begins the first of the following month.

You can learn more about Molina Healthcare of Washington and it’s services by visiting their Main webpage for services for both the Washington Apple Health program, as well as the private insurance plans available on the Washington Health Plan Finder.

Vitamin B12 Injection

Not all services are covered under washington apple health, these may include weight loss, vitamin injections, and prescriptions for herbal or dietary supplements. Dr. Andrew Simon provides reduced cost dietary supplements by prescription only for medical purposes for low income and medicaid patients. Waiver required for non-covered services, with payment due time of service for discounted rates for non-coversed services or non-molina medicaid or low income patients.

Interested in meeting Dr. Andrew Simon? Schedule a 15 minute free consult or appointment at 206-297-6013 or email

FIT Naturopathic is located in Ballard, Seattle, Washington across the street from the Olympic Athletic Club and works as a team with Fit Acupuncture.


Seasonal Allergies in Seattle

Seasonal Allergies in Seattle

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Photo taken from Seattle Magazine – Sneezin’ Season: Seattle’s Seasonal Allergies – May 2016 – Interview with Dr. Andrew Simon

Want help managing your seasonal allergies in Seattle? Check out Dr. Andrew Simon’s recent interview with Seattle Magazine titled, “Sneezin’ Season: Seattle’s Seasonal Allergies” with some simple comparison’s to traditional allergy medications.  Not every one reacts to the same allergens, while it is important to identify potentially triggering allergens from the trees or plants in your neighborhood. Treating allergies with natural medicine, is also about identifying the total load on the immune system, that causes the hyper reactive allergy response in the first place, and about bringing down the total load on the body over time, so you can continue enjoying the outdoors without having to rely on antihistamines, or even herbal supplements over time.

The total body load includes the contributions of stress, diet, food intolerances, hydration, current health conditions, and your overall immune system

Seasonal Allergies in Seattle and Natural Medicine

The concept of Total Load and Allergies

health, including your digestive bacteria and microbiome! At Fit Naturopathic, we use a blend of therapies to help achieve quick symptomatic relief, but also build a plan to rebuild your immune system to function normally again and reduce your reliance on medications or supplements so you can breathe and see well again even when seasonal allergies in Seattle take their toll.

Before trying anything, always check with a licensed Naturopathic Physician, who can take into account your total health history and build a holistic plan that fits your body, and fits your health. It is important to use high quality, researched, and sustainable herbs or nutrients when using natural health remedies. There is rarely equivalent medications to herbs due to concentration and dosage, it is not recommended to decrease a medication unless approved by a physician, particularly if you have asthma, or any other conditions that affect breathing and respiratory function.

If you have any questions about Seasonal Allergies in Seattle, asthma, or how other allergies affect your immune system, respiratory system, or digestive system, schedule a free 15 min online telemedicine consultation or in person consultation with Dr. Andrew Simon, at 206-297-6013 or



Ballard Integrative Medical Clinic

Ballard Integrative Medical Clinic

Welcome to Fit Naturopathic Center, a Ballard integrative medical clinic providing the surrounding communities of Crown Hill, Fremont, Greenlake, Magnolia and the Greater Seattle area with services to improve health and wellness naturally through Naturopathic Medicine, Physical Medicine, Biofeeback and more health modalities including, spinal manipulation, therapeutic and postural exercise, healthy diet & nutrition, and fostering an improved awareness of what it means to be fit and well. Enjoy our new website, which will include recent news, and contact information. Additionally, make sure to add us on facebook, twitter, or instagram!

Fit Naturopathic Center Vision

We believe there is more to health than just the absence of disease.  We believe you can feel better today than you did yesterday and that with small changes over time we can create lasting change, be free from pain, and continue to do the things we enjoy for years to come.

We believe that it is important to show others the way, to inspire them with our thoughts, our words and our actions, to guide and to teach them how we can take control of our health and truly understand what it means to feel well.

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Incorporating High Intensity Intervals Into Your Workout with a 7 Minute Exercise

7 Minute Exercise – HIIT Exercise

Are you a time-conscious adult? Setting exercise goals takes less time than you think: A basic workout can be done in a 7 minute exercise using your own body weight as resistance. This is a great way to practice high intensity interval training also known as HIIT.

Research from the American College of Sports Medicine supports high-intensity circuit training using one’s own body weight in a routine that takes only 7 minutes. Depending on how much time you have, you can perform this routine once in the morning and 2-3 times later in the day, getting a great workout with great health benefits in less than 30 minutes.

Follow along at home using this YouTube video or using the 7 Minute exercise Workout app available for your iPhone or Android.

Benefits of short-duration high-intensity interval training (HIIT)

  • Promotes strength in all major muscle groups
  • Balances strength throughout the body
  • Can be modified to increase intensity, endurance or duration
  • Improves insulin sensitivity for blood-sugar regulation to help Lose Weight Naturally
  • Increases circulation and cardiovascular benefits to lower hypertension naturally
  • Supports overall mood and energy
  • Eliminates the need for equipment or facilities (your body weight is the equipment)

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Eating Organic: Why You Should Make The Switch

Eating organic doesn’t need to be as challenging as it sounds. Simple truth is that the soil the plant is grown in can make the biggest difference in nutrient quality, and potential for harmful chemicals if proper precautions are taken. Check out for the latest clean fifteen and dirty dozen foods.

The clean fifeteen are a list of foods that you can eat that don’t have to be organic because of the general nature of how they are grown.

The dirty dozen is a list of foods, you definitely want to by organic because of their knon treatment with herbicides or pesticides.

When stopping by the Ballard Farmer’s Market, make sure to stop by Fit Naturopathic Center and talk with Dr. Andrew Simon about overall health, environmental medicine, and eating healthy.

Weight Loss the Healthy Way

Healthy Weight Loss

Losing weight is a side effect of feeling healthy, well, and having increased energy. At Fit Naturopathic in Ballard Dr. Andrew Simon assesses where you are at with your goals for losing weight, but maximizes your body’s ability to handle stress, improve sleep, and encourage a functional digestive system to make it as easy as possible for you keep your body moving and feeling well with a customized weight loss plan that fits your schedule and needs.

Sample BIA Data printout for Weight Loss Support

Sample BIA Data printout for Weight Loss Support

In a weight loss focused session, your health markers can be tracked to determine Body Fat Percentage, Lean Muscle Mass %, Water Balance, and your Basal Metabolic rate. Tracking these at each visit goes above and beyond tracking a number on a scale, empowering  you with the feedback to keep you motivated to stay on track. See an example, sample report:

Every weight loss program should include a body movement approach, with Dr Andrew Simon’s background in exercise science and kinesiology, he can help customize a work out plan that is right for your body type.  You can find Dr. Simon even working out regularly at Olympic Athletic Club across the street from Fit Naturopathic.

Dieting alone may cause a reduction in fat-free mass, and can actually reduce the body’s ability to burn calories. The holy grail of weight management is to maintain or increase fat-free mass. This is not always possible during periods of weight loss. So the goal is to minimize reduction of fat-free mass. A typical patient will experience a loss of 0.45 pounds of fat-free mass and 0.55 pounds of fat mass for each pound of weight loss while dieting without maintenance exercise.




Interested in learning more about Fit Naturopathic’s Weight Management program? Whatever your health goals are, schedule a free 15 minute consult with Dr. Simon over the phone 206-297-6013, via secure video chat or in person.