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What is a food allergy? Patients often ask me – “what is a food allergy?” Or “what is a food sensitivity?” Is that the same as a food intolerance? The word “allergy” is derived from the Greek word meaning “altered reaction”. These reactions can include headaches,...read more
Q: I have recently been diagnosed with cancer. How can Naturopathic Medicine help me? A: Over 80% of people with cancer are choosing to use naturopathic medicine alongside their conventional treatments. Naturopathic Doctors (NDs) provide evidence-informed...read more
50% of women will experience significant hair loss by the age of 50. Fortunately hairloss is often a symptom of an underlying problem which can be addressed.read more
You’ve probably heard about intermittent fasting which, according to Google, was the most searched diet trend of 2019. The practice of fasting has been around since ancient times. Hippocrates, widely considered the father of modern medicine, was a staunch supporter. ...read more
A vitamin is an essential nutrient. The human body cannot create its own vitamins, and if a specific vitamin is missing, predictable symptoms will occur. For example, if you don’t eat enough vitamin C symptoms of scurvy may appear. B vitamins are commonly prescribed...read more
How can Naturopathic Medicine support concussions? A concussion is a potentially debilitating condition that can be caused buy a variety ofinjuries. While many are mild, some can have lasting effects. Many patients can healfrom a concussion with appropriate rest, but...read more
What are Hot Flashes? Hot flashes are just one of many symptoms that can occur in perimenopause or menopause. There is an intricate pathway of hormones that come into play with regards to balancing hormones. Once key thing to remember is the role that the adrenal...read more
Nerve cells release tiny chemicals, called neurotransmitters to send messages to neighbouring cells. Neurotransmitters play an important role in the healthy functioning of the nervous system including mood, sleep, and more. Keep reading to learn more about some of...read more
Why is my eczema flaring up? We are approaching spring and normally this time of year I would be discussing seasonal allergies and healing skin conditions (eczema, psoriasis and dermatitis) from winter exacerbation. Cold weather, dry homes and warm layers can make...read more
Why Google isn’t a Great Doctor We all know that if we turn to google to diagnose our health concern we’ll likely walk away thinking we have cancer. But there are far more reasons to see a health care provider in person. The Healing Relationship The...read more
Cold and flu season is here! Here are three foods to support your immune system with winter: Tulsi tea Tulsi, is also known as Holy basil or Ocimum sanctum. This tasty herb has gentle anti-bacterial, anti-viral and anti-fungal potential through its ability to...read more
Due to COVID-19, we are updating our clinic protocols to ensure the health and safety of all patients and staff. We are taking extra measures to follow CDC guidelines. We ask patients to please call the clinic if you feel that you are symptomatic of the flu. It is...read more
To help identify the cause of your symptoms, our naturopathic doctors can order a wide range of tests. These can include blood tests through lifelabs, or functional testing through a wide variety of labs. Lab tests are always recommended based on your individual...read more
What is Collagen? Collagen is the main structural protein of tendons, bone, connective tissue and skin. This protein naturally decreases with age, leading to wrinkles Collagen is also an important part of tissue healing. How can you increase your collagen? Collagen...read more
Winter is here! Decreased daylight hours encourages us to take time to rest before spring returns. Many people also report a drop in spirits during this time of year. Below are some lifestyle tips to make this winter your best one yet. Warming Foods Traditional...read more
Statistics Canada found a whopping 40% of Canadians are vitamin D deficient in the winter months. Vitamin D, or calcitriol is unique among vitamins as it acts more like a hormone. It regulates calcium in the blood and plays an important role in bone health. It also...read more
Some phases of life are more challenging than others. This could be because of an intensive workload, final exam season, a family crisis, life transition or recovering from an injury. The increased mental, physical or emotional fatigue can leave your body feeling like...read more
Benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH) is caused by the gradual enlargement of the prostate gland. By the age of 70 nearly all men will have some prostate enlargement. About half of those over 75 will experience symptoms. The prostate is a gland located in the pelvis. It...read more
In Chinese medicine, eye diseases are closely related to a weakness in the liver and kidneys. If the liver and kidneys are weak, then vision will be affected. Of the twelve meridian channels, the stomach, heart, small intestine, urinary bladder, sanjiao, and gall...read more
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