Dr. Maria Putney, ND

Specialties in cancer support, women's health and IV therapy. Dr. Putney is a Board Certified Naturopathic physician licensed in the state of Washington.

She has over 20 years experience working in the medical field. She is in her eleventh year as a local health care provider. She graduated from National College of Natural Medicine in 2004. She is a fluent Spanish speaker. She practiced for 8 years at the Gateway Centre Building sharing an office with Dr. Mark Steinberg, ND. Recently, Dr. Putney has opened her own clinic, Halleck Holistic Health where she continues to provide Naturopathic medical care to her patients.

Operating as usual

Dr. Maria Putney, ND updated their business hours. 07/05/2021

Dr. Maria Putney, ND updated their business hours.

Dr. Maria Putney, ND updated their business hours.

[07/01/21]   I have a new office assistant in the mornings for the summer. If you have a morning appointment please feel at ease and say 'Hi." to my daughter, Liberty.

Library Information and Updates 06/26/2021

Library Information and Updates

This is a public information post.
Please stay safe this weekend. If you start to feel overcome by the heat here are some public places you can go to cool down.

Bellingham and Whatcom County agencies are gearing up for the expected extreme heat this weekend by offering people without air conditioning places to cool off.

For those looking for public air-conditioned buildings, here are some options that Bellingham officials shared in a news release Friday afternoon June 25:

▪ The Bellingham High School cafeteria at 2020 Cornwall Ave. will be open 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Saturday, Sunday, Monday, June 26-28, offering air-conditioned indoor space and water.

▪ Whatcom Transportation Authority buildings: The downtown Bellingham station will have air conditioning, bottled water and indoor water fountains. The bottled water is available 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, Sunday and Monday.

At the Cordata station, bottled water is available 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, Sunday and Monday.

The bus is fare-free until July 1 and can be used to reach cooling stations and other community resources.

▪ Libraries: The Bellingham Public Library at 210 Central Ave. does not have air conditioning, but will be offering water 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday, June 25, and Monday, June 27.

Air-conditioned indoor spaces are available at all Whatcom County Library system location locations during open hours. In addition, bottled water will be available at the branches in Deming, North Fork (Kendall), Sumas, Everson and Lynden during open hours June 26-28. See locations and hours at wcls.org/info.

▪ In addition to local government efforts, Lighthouse Mission Ministries will have water, sunscreen, covered outdoor areas and air-conditioned indoor areas available to anyone at its Base Camp shelter, 1530 Cornwall Ave.

In addition, the state announced that it is lifting COVID-19 restrictions regarding reduced capacity at publicly owned buildings.

The news release also noted that city and county emergency medical officials will be on alert all weekend and early next week, monitoring vulnerable populations as well as crowded parks and swimming areas.

Library Information and Updates To ensure the health of our community, we are following  Gov. Jay Inslee’s Healthy Washington plan and recommendations from the Centers for Disease Control and Whatcom County Health …

Photos from Dr. Maria Putney, ND's post 06/24/2021

We're about to have some historic high temperatures in our state so it's very important to check your local forecasts on your favorite weather app or weather.gov. to know what to expect. If you can, make a plan to stay cool for the next several days.

There are excessive heat warnings in multiple areas of the state including Whatcom County.

It's also important to know the difference between heat exhaustion and heat stroke (see the image acompanying this post) and to call 911 if potentially facing a heat stroke.

Here is my advice to help you deal with the heat:

▶ During the heat, stay hydrated and make sure your pets have shade and water.

▶ Don’t rely solely on fans to keep you cool. While electric fans might provide some comfort, when temperatures are really hot, they won’t prevent heat-related illness.

▶ If you need a cooling center, contact your local county or city to see what their plans are. Spend some time at a shopping mall, grocery store or public library - even a few hours spent in air conditioning can help.

▶ Take cool showers or baths.

▶ Use your stove and oven less to maintain a cooler temperature in your home.

▶ Avoid high-energy activities outdoors.

▶ Drink plenty of fluids and wear light colored clothes.

▶ Check on and take care of those vulnerable to heat (children, those with chronic medical conditions, elderly, pets).

▶ Stay inside during the hottest times of the day (afternoon and early evening).

▶ Be wary of rivers and lakes. The water is still cool and the drowning risk is real.

Here are some medical conditions to look out for:

HEAT CRAMPS
Signs: Muscle pains or spasms in the stomach, arms or legs
Actions: Go to a cooler location. Remove excess clothing. Take sips of cool sports drinks with salt and sugar.
If you are sick and need medical attention, call your healthcare provider first.
*If cramps last more than an hour, seek medical attention.*

HEAT EXHAUSTION
Signs: Heavy sweating, paleness, muscle cramps, tiredness, weakness, dizziness, headache, fainting, nausea, vomiting

Actions: Go to an air-conditioned place and lie down. Loosen or remove clothing. Take a cool bath. Take sips of cool sports drinks with salt and sugar.
Call your healthcare provider if symptoms get worse or last more than an hour.

HEAT STROKE
Signs: Extremely high body temperature (above 103 degrees). Red, hot and dry skin with no sweat. Rapid, strong pulse. Dizziness, confusion or unconsciousness

Actions: Call 9-1-1 or get the person to a hospital immediately. Cool down with whatever methods are available until medical help arrives.

Dr. Maria Putney, Halleck Holistic Health Bellingham Wa 06/15/2021

Dr. Maria Putney, Halleck Holistic Health Bellingham Wa

Adrenal Fatigue leads to lower levels of a number of hormones, and those hormones can affect every part of your body. As a result, every case of adrenal fatigue tends to present itself slightly differently, although there are almost always common symptoms and experiences.

Common symptons of Adrenal Fatigue:

Feeling unrefreshed in upon waking, even after a long sleep
Intense fatigue
Inability to deal with stress
Craving salty foods
Weakened immune system
Feeling quite wired/ agitated, yet tired

Other symptoms may include:

Asthma, allergies or respiratory complaints
Dark circles under the eyes
Dizziness
Dry skin
Extreme tiredness an hour after exercise
Frequent urination
Joint pain
Lines in your fingertips
Loss of muscle tone
Low blood pressure
Low blood sugar
Low s*x drive
Lower back pain
Numbness in your fingers / Poor circulation
Weight gain

TESTING:
Dr. Putney will likely order blood work, but in some cases salivary cortisol levels taken at four different times over the course of the day (from a kit you take home) is a better option for a more detailed survey of adrenal function. Both blood and salivary tests are equally sensitive when testing cortisol levels.

TREATMENTS:
Treatments for adrenal fatigue vary from using certain botanical medicines - which certainly will always play a major role, to using intravenous vitamin therapy.
Usually this combination very quickly delivers results that both address the symptoms and nourish your adrenals back to optimal function.

Patients also may need some blood sugar support and dietary changes to aid in stabilizing and decreasing insulin resistance while healing the adrenal glands.
Bioidentical hormone therapy can also play an important role in treatment.
Often with hormones we must come at a few of them simultaneously to achieve lasting results and regain optimal function, however it does require expertise.

Also it's important to remember that many botanical medicines are not safe in conjunction with conventional drugs. It's crucial to see a licensed naturopathic doctor when using herbs as medicine.
For more information or to schedule an appointment please visit my website at https://www.drputney.com/ or call 360-325-8976

Dr. Maria Putney, Halleck Holistic Health Bellingham Wa Patient-Centered care for clients in all stages of life and health

Lyme Disease-Carrying Ticks Are Turning Up On California's Beaches 06/11/2021

Lyme Disease-Carrying Ticks Are Turning Up On California's Beaches

Summer is coming and travel to beach may be on many peoples agenda.
Be aware of Lyme carrying ticks hanging out at California beaches and stay healthy.

https://www.npr.org/2021/06/11/1005391496/lyme-disease-carrying-ticks-are-turning-up-on-californias-beaches

Lyme Disease-Carrying Ticks Are Turning Up On California's Beaches The blood-sucking critters are capable of thriving along the West Coast, according to new research, though experts don't exactly know how they're picking up the bacterium that causes the illness.

Dr. Maria Putney, Halleck Holistic Health Bellingham Wa 06/07/2021

Dr. Maria Putney, Halleck Holistic Health Bellingham Wa

Let's talk about the Immune Boost I.V. Infusion.

This I.V. is used to boost the immune system in multiple ways. Especially helpful for anyone suffering from chronic infections like EBV, shingles, coughs (pneumonia, bronchitis), chronic fatigue syndrome or fibromyalgia.

Dr. Putney uses appropriate doses of specific vitamins, minerals and amino acids that support immune function and accelerate recovery.

This is a very powerful support for your body and can assist in stopping an infection if you get an IV as soon as you feel you're getting ill.

Treatment time is 45-60 minutes.

Please also be aware that I do not allow non-established patients drop in for I.V. therapy as doing so would violate my Hippocratic Oath to do no harm.

For more information please visit my webpage: https://www.drputney.com/
or call 360-325-8976

Dr. Maria Putney, Halleck Holistic Health Bellingham Wa Patient-Centered care for clients in all stages of life and health

Dr. Maria Putney, Halleck Holistic Health Bellingham Wa 06/04/2021

Dr. Maria Putney, Halleck Holistic Health Bellingham Wa

We are all exposed to toxins and allergens through the foods we eat, air we breathe, water we drink, or personal care products that we use. When these substance accumulate in our bodies we can experience a gamut of symptoms from anaphylactic shock, hives, inflammation, gastrointestinal symptoms, headaches, joint pain, or disruption of the hormones in our body.

Aiding the body to eliminate these offending substances is paramount to avoid chronic illnesses such as arthritis, cancer, autoimmune disorders, thyroid dysfunction.

Dr. Putney can help oversee the progress of detoxifying your body and supporting your organs of elimination: lungs, skin, liver, and kidneys. The purpose of detoxifying is to make you stronger from the inside out. Cleansing our body from toxins can be done using a variety of modalities: diet, exercise, stress management, and chelation.

For more information please call 360-325-8976 or visit https://www.drputney.com/ to book an appointment.

Dr. Maria Putney, Halleck Holistic Health Bellingham Wa Patient-Centered care for clients in all stages of life and health

05/23/2021

One of the Naturopathic Tenants states: "Prevention is better than cure." Making time to move your body, feed it nutritious food, sleep 8hours/day, drink 64 oz. of water at minimum, give love to others, and have good work to do are all part of the investment we need to make to stave off illness.

One of the Naturopathic Tenants states: "Prevention is better than cure." Making time to move your body, feed it nutritious food, sleep 8hours/day, drink 64 oz. of water at minimum, give love to others, and have good work to do are all part of the investment we need to make to stave off illness.

Dr. Maria Putney, Halleck Holistic Health Bellingham Wa 05/07/2021

Dr. Maria Putney, Halleck Holistic Health Bellingham Wa

One of my specialties is integrative cancer support?

What does that mean exactly?

•It means using Naturopathic Medicine with Conventional Oncology Treatments to Science-based holistic approach which
treats the whole person, mind, body, and emotional being

•It means I make use of body’s innate healing power

•It means I use of natural substances to promote healing

•I use Herbs, nutrition, supplements, physical therapies, natural drugs, counseling, homeopathy and biofeedback

• I will also prescribe Pharmaceutical drugs if needed

• I work to provide complementary to and Supportive of conventional treatment for cancer

If you have questions or would like to schedule an appointment please do so at https://www.drputney.com/ or call 360-325-8976

Dr. Maria Putney, Halleck Holistic Health Bellingham Wa Patient-Centered care for clients in all stages of life and health

Dr. Maria Putney, Halleck Holistic Health Bellingham Wa 05/04/2021

Dr. Maria Putney, Halleck Holistic Health Bellingham Wa

A major focus of my practice is Vitamin Infusion Therapy.
In conjunction with a customized nutritional and lifestyle program, I've found it to be a highly effective approach to treating and preventing disease.
Those who suffer from chronic or acute illness and patients seeking optimal health may find I.V. Therapy beneficial.
Here's a list of some conditions that may benefit from I.V. Therapy:
Cancer
Adrenal Fatigue
Stress and burnout
Pre and post athletic event/ Performance
Chronic Fatigue Syndrome
Acute viral illnesses and colds
Anxiety
PMS
Parkinson’s disease
Migraines & tension headaches
Macular degeneration
Fibromyalgia
Chronic disease
Allergies
Detoxification
Asthma
Chronic or acute muscle spasms
For more information please visit my website at https://www.drputney.com/
or call to schedule an appointment now at 360-325-8976

Dr. Maria Putney, Halleck Holistic Health Bellingham Wa Patient-Centered care for clients in all stages of life and health

04/30/2021

Mediterranean diet: A heart-healthy eating plan

If you're looking for a heart-healthy eating plan, the Mediterranean diet might be right for you.

The Mediterranean diet is a way of eating based on the traditional cuisine of countries bordering the Mediterranean Sea. While there is no single definition of the Mediterranean diet, it is typically high in vegetables, fruits, whole grains, beans, nut and seeds, and olive oil.

The main components of Mediterranean diet include:

Daily consumption of vegetables, fruits, whole grains and healthy fats
Weekly intake of fish, poultry, beans and eggs
Moderate portions of dairy products
Limited intake of red meat

https://www.mayoclinic.org/.../mediterranean.../art-20047801

Mediterranean diet: A heart-healthy eating plan The Mediterranean diet is a heart-healthy eating plan that emphasizes fruits, vegetables, whole grains, beans, nuts and seeds, and healthy fats.

DigiPen Machine Learning Students Train AI to Analyze Brain Cancer 04/23/2021

DigiPen Machine Learning Students Train AI to Analyze Brain Cancer

Digipen a Tech school for video game design and animation is creating machines that can detect rare Brain Cancers...I love it when Art marries Science. https://www.digipen.edu/showcase/news/digipen-machine-learning-students-train-ai-analyze-brain-cancer?utm_campaign=students&utm_medium=social&utm_source=facebook&utm_content=42221-machine-learning-ai-analyze-brain-cancer&fbclid=IwAR1vngXD_XRRLVAXDhx8dzCxkVtWHHpST2tKwL_UuQKfwJiQiMoctXt0tyg

DigiPen Machine Learning Students Train AI to Analyze Brain Cancer For their sophomore project, three Dragons use the power of neural networks to optimize treatment of glioblastoma multiforme.

Find COVID-19 vaccine locations near you 04/06/2021

Find COVID-19 vaccine locations near you

If you are looking for a specific version of the Covid-19 vaccine, the link below allows you to choose and search for availability. https://vaccinefinder.org/

Find COVID-19 vaccine locations near you VaccineFinder helps you find clinics, pharmacies, and other locations that offer COVID-19 vaccines in the United States. In some states, information may be limited while more providers and pharmacies update locations in the coming weeks. COVID-19 vaccine availability is limited, and appointments are...

Find COVID-19 vaccine locations near you 03/31/2021

Find COVID-19 vaccine locations near you

If you are looking for a specific Covid-19 vaccine go to this link and check off what you want with your zip code https://vaccinefinder.org/results/?zipcode=98225&medications=784db609-dc1f-45a5-bad6-8db02e79d44f&radius=10

Find COVID-19 vaccine locations near you VaccineFinder helps you find clinics, pharmacies, and other locations that offer COVID-19 vaccines in the United States. In some states, information may be limited while more providers and pharmacies update locations in the coming weeks. COVID-19 vaccine availability is limited, and appointments are...

03/25/2021

The Official Canadian Pandemic Anthem | 22 Minutes

A catchy video of the COVID-19 Experience...Thank you James Burke for sharing

Need a ride to get the vaccine? 03/23/2021

Need a ride to get the vaccine?

While I am not affiliated with any of these groups or organizations
They do provide a service some of my patients may find helpful.

Are you eligible to be vaccinated but don’t have a ride to a vaccination center? If you have Apple Health (or Medicaid), you may be able to arrange a ride. You are eligible for transportation help if:

🍏You have a current ProviderOne services card (the Apple Health ID card).

🍎You have no other way to get to your healthcare appointment.

🍏The healthcare visit is covered by your Apple Health program.

Visit the Apple Health website for more information about covered services: https://bit.ly/31a2bHa

🍎Learn more from DOH 👉 https://bit.ly/3lsMHYl
Riding the bus is always an option too, and Whatcom Transportation Authority - WTA fixed routes are currently free.

Learn more and plan your trip at ridewta.org.

https://medium.com/wadepthealth/need-a-ride-to-get-the-vaccine-e8e20c198fc0

Need a ride to get the vaccine? If you have Apple Health, you can get help.

My PeaceHealth - Schedule your Covid-19 Vaccination 03/17/2021

My PeaceHealth - Schedule your Covid-19 Vaccination

Attention all humans in Whatcom County who would like to receive a Covid-19 vaccine.
You can sign up through Peacehealth here:.
https://myphschedule.peacehealth.org/Myphschedule/openscheduling?specialty=233&hidespecialtysection=1&_ga=2.67721745.1677085191.1615990345-1801282454.1606231794

My PeaceHealth - Schedule your Covid-19 Vaccination At this time, online scheduling for COVID-19 vaccination at PeaceHealth is available only in the state of Washington. By scheduling an appointment, you are indicating you are eligible for a vaccine in Washington.

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IV Therapy, Naturopathic Treatments, Nutritional Suppliments

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Address


208 Halleck St, Ste 101
Bellingham, WA
98225

Opening Hours

Monday 9am - 5pm
Tuesday 9am - 5pm
Wednesday 9am - 5pm
Thursday 9am - 5pm
Friday 9am - 5pm
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