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10 Tips to Stay Lean after Summer!

1) Workout first thing in the morning before you start your day. Then, you will have no excuse later in the day. 2) Be more active - choose to walk or ride a bicycle or swim as much as possible, swimming is one of the highest calorie burning activities you can do. 3)...

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Understanding food allergies and sensitivities: a closer look

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,...

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Naturopathic Support for Cancer

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...

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Hair Loss in Women

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.

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The Skinny on Intermittent Fasting

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. ...

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The Benefits of B vitamins

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...

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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...

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Can stress make my hot flashes worse?

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...

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Meet your Neurotransmitters

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...

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Skin and Stress

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...

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Why Doctor Google isn’t a great doctor

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...

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Immune system support

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...

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COVID-19 Update

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...

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Our Most Common Tests

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...

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Collagen IV

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...

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Daily Habits to Lift Your Spirits This Winter

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...

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Vitamin D Deficiency

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...

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Surviving Stress

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...

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Prostate Health: A Naturopathic Approach

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...

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