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Dawn Bantel

Naturopath

Dr. Dawn Bantel is a naturopathic physician practicing in Tucson, AZ. Dr. Bantel specializes in proactive prevention and treatment. Dr. Bantel combines holistic healing methods with cutting-edge functional lab testing to help people feel their best. Dr. Bantel treats most general health concerns including digestive issues, hormone imbalances, menopause, heart disease, metabolic issues, and mental health. 
Dawn Bantel
  • Tucson, AZ
  • Accepting new patients

Can natural remedies treat insomnia?

Yes! I like to investigate underlying issues of insomnia like high cortisol, hormone imbalances, stress, etc. Some great remedies can include herbs like valerian, passionflower, READ MORE
Yes! I like to investigate underlying issues of insomnia like high cortisol, hormone imbalances, stress, etc. Some great remedies can include herbs like valerian, passionflower, ashwagandha. Other considerations may be l-theanine or gaba.

What natural supplements can I take to boost my immune system?

Hi. There are quite a few but my favorites include vitamin D, zinc, elderberry, and echinacea.

What herbs can help get rid of a sore throat?

Of course, it would be important to address the underlying issue such as allergies. Otherwise, making a soothing tea with herbs like licorice root and marshmallow root can be helpful. READ MORE
Of course, it would be important to address the underlying issue such as allergies. Otherwise, making a soothing tea with herbs like licorice root and marshmallow root can be helpful. Honey in the tea could be a great addition for a sore throat. Maybe throw in some nettles to help with the allergies too.

Are there any herbs that can treat anxiety?

Absolutely! There's a whole category of herbs that are called nervines that can help with anxiety. My favorites are ashwagandha, kava, milky oats, valerian, and skullcap. There READ MORE
Absolutely! There's a whole category of herbs that are called nervines that can help with anxiety. My favorites are ashwagandha, kava, milky oats, valerian, and skullcap. There are many others out there too!

What are some natural ways to relieve allergy symptoms?

Hi, nettles, quercetin, and vitamin C are my go-to supplements for allergies. I have also found that addressing possible gut health issues can make a big difference too.

Are there ways to bring down blood pressure naturally?

I agree that it's important to lower high blood pressure. There are different strategies that can include exercise, nutrition and supplements. Some supplements that could be considered READ MORE
I agree that it's important to lower high blood pressure. There are different strategies that can include exercise, nutrition and supplements. Some supplements that could be considered include magnesium, coQ10, Hawthorne, and others.

What are some safe natural ways to treat acid reflux?

I like to investigate the causes of someone's reflux. With that said, I have found that deglycyrrhizinated licorice (DGL) and aloe vera juice work well to manage symptoms when READ MORE
I like to investigate the causes of someone's reflux. With that said, I have found that deglycyrrhizinated licorice (DGL) and aloe vera juice work well to manage symptoms when they occur. DGL can also be taken before eating to help prevent it.

Is a water fast safe or healthy?

Hi. It typically is safe but there are conditions where it is contraindicated. One resource that goes into depth about different fasting approaches is the Fast Like a Girl book. READ MORE
Hi. It typically is safe but there are conditions where it is contraindicated. One resource that goes into depth about different fasting approaches is the Fast Like a Girl book.

Are there natural ways to fight off fatigue?

Absolutely! It's important to have a thorough workup to confirm there aren't issues contributing to fatigue like low iron or B12 or an undiagnosed chronic infection. Cortisol levels READ MORE
Absolutely! It's important to have a thorough workup to confirm there aren't issues contributing to fatigue like low iron or B12 or an undiagnosed chronic infection. Cortisol levels are often overlooked and low in people with chronic fatigue issues. Addressing mitochondrial function (where energy is created in cells) with supplements like magnesium, l-carnitine, and CoQ10 can be helpful too.

Are homeopathic remedies effective?

Natural remedies like d-mannose and uva ursi can be effective in the treatment bladder infections they are dosed aggressively. It's best to do this under the supervision of a naturopath READ MORE
Natural remedies like d-mannose and uva ursi can be effective in the treatment bladder infections they are dosed aggressively. It's best to do this under the supervision of a naturopath who can monitor and be sure that the infection is resolving. An infection that doesn't resolve can become a kidney infection and become dangerous.

Is there homeopathic treatment for xanthoma?

I'm not aware of a homeopathic treatment for this. As a naturopath, I would look at ways to help support good lipid levels.

Is the Keto diet healthy?

There can be benefits to doing a keto diet, especially for short periods. It's often difficult to follow and many people eat unhealthy foods while doing it. It can also contribute READ MORE
There can be benefits to doing a keto diet, especially for short periods. It's often difficult to follow and many people eat unhealthy foods while doing it. It can also contribute to yo-yo-like dieting, which ends up slowing metabolism. I prefer to address the underlying issues that may contribute to metabolism like hormones and inflammation.

Are there any homeopathic medicines to prevent mono?

I'm not aware of a specific homeopathic remedy for this purpose. For anyone with a possible exposure to a contagious illness, I recommend immune-boosting supplements like elderberry, READ MORE
I'm not aware of a specific homeopathic remedy for this purpose. For anyone with a possible exposure to a contagious illness, I recommend immune-boosting supplements like elderberry, vitamin C, vitamin D, and zinc if there aren't any contra-indications.

Secondary progressive multiple sclerosis

Hi, Muscle relaxants are available by prescription only.

Neuropathy

Hi, Naturopathic physicians like myself would look into the root cause of a condition like neuropathy and address that along with making recommendations for nerve healing. Consider READ MORE
Hi, Naturopathic physicians like myself would look into the root cause of a condition like neuropathy and address that along with making recommendations for nerve healing. Consider scheduling an appointment.