eat your way to better mood & motivation
You have likely already heard of probiotics; they are often referred to as 'good bacteria', 'gut flora', or 'microbiota'. They are the bacteria that live in your gut and have received a lot of attention for how they help your digestion, immune function, drug...April 2019
it's about Time!
Digestive complaints are a common reason why people consult with a naturopathic doctor (ND). Whether it’s something simple like bloating after eating, more bothersome like heartburn, or even a case of inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) like Crohn’s or...October 2018
It may not be what you think
Heartburn is commonly thought be a symptom of too much stomach acid, however this can often be inaccurate or only a small piece of the picture.
The symptoms of heartburn can include a burning sensation behind your sternum (breast bone), a persistent cough,...July 2016
When you are looking at other aspects of your life to 'make-over' this season, take some time to consider the items you use to ease annoying symptoms.
IMPORTANT - These are suggestions for alternatives to over-the-counter medications. Do not replace pr...April 2014
5 tips for boosting your energy...
Low energy? Feeling draggy? These could be signs of nutrient deficiencies, such as iron or vitamin B12, or even a metabolic issue such as low thyroid function. To find out, your allopathic (MD) or naturopathic (ND) doctor can order applicable tests. If, however,...July 2013
Does this sound like your child?
Are you concerned about your child’s behaviour? Has their school / daycare expressed concerns about hyperactivity, aggression, or defiance? Solutions may be more simple, and natural, than you think.Naturopathic doctors are finding that these beh...October 2011
Vital or dispensable?
You may have heard that the gall bladder (GB) has no important role in the human body and therefore as dispensable as the appendix. Let’s clear this up... your gall bladder is very important for your overall health.Just above your GB is your liver;...October 2011
Friendly Bacteria - does this sound like an oxymoron?
Can bacteria really be friendly?
Not only are there friendly strains of bacteria, but many are actually essential for human health.
You may be familiar with hearing about the most common strain, Lactobacillus acidophilus, as this is often the probiotic promoted in yogurt prod...October 2010
Oil from the castor bean (Ricinus communis or Palma Christi) has long been used as a health tonic; you may remember having to take a teaspoon of it before school every morning. Most commonly known as a laxative, did you know that it also has positive effects on the nervous...November 2007
This is a method of bowel cleansing that we have found to be the deepest way to help people detox. A gentle, filtered, temperature-controlled treatment to irrigate the entire large intestine and in doing so takes a large burden off of the liver. We have...