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Seasonal Allergies: Naturopathic Management
The warm weather does not only signal that summer is on its way, but that the pollen is out! Allergy sufferers worldwide understand this love-hate...
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Infections and Health
Our family has not been sick since the spring. With two young kids, one starting preschool and the other in kindergarten, we would usually expect...
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Sleep and the Immune System: Naturopathic Perspectives
Hitting the hay, sawing logs, catching ZZZs—these are terms we use to describe sleep, but what is happening is more like a well-timed...
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Arthritis: Comprehensive Integrative Management
Arthritis refers to any number of conditions causing joint pain, swelling, and stiffness resulting in disability. According to the Public Health...
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The Gut–Lung Microbiome Axis: A Bidirectional Immune Highway
By now, most of us have heard the word microbiome—the collection of trillions of functional bacteria of all different species found in many...
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Statin Side Effects: How to Reduce Them
It is no surprise to us that cardiovascular disease tops the list of killers in the world. Every one of us knows at least one other person in our...
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Osteoporosis: Building Better Bones
The most common condition of the bones, by far, is osteoporosis. As you likely know, osteoporosis is characterized by a decreased bone mass and...
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Immune Support: Preventing Seasonal Cold and Flu
Winter can be a beautiful time of year, especially if you enjoy activities involving fluffy snow and shimmering ice. Let’s delve into some...
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L‑Theanine: A Mental Health Hero
Theanine is an amino acid analogue of l‑glutamate and l‑glutamine and is found naturally occurring in green tea. Its chemical name is...
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Elderberry: Old Meets New—Traditional and Modern Medicine for Colds and Flus
Elderberry, the most common variety for medicinal purposes being Sambucus nigra, is found broadly across Europe and North America. It has a...
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Has SAD Got You Down?
What is it and what causes it? Seasonal affective disorder (SAD) is a form of depression that occurs during certain times of the year. It generally...
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Influencing the Gut Microbiota and Host Health: Naturopathic Perspectives
Would it surprise you to know that the human colon contains about 3.3 lb of bacteria? This microbiota is practically its own organ, acting...
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How to Keep Your Family Healthy During Cold and Flu Season: Naturopathic Perspectives
As the temperatures drop and the days get shorter, viruses tend to start making their way around as well. This is especially true if you have kids...
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PMS: Natural Approaches and Supplement Options
Premenstrual symptoms affect up to 80% of women. For many, these symptoms are bothersome but do not necessarily impact their daily functioning....
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Electrolyte-Replacing Foods to Eat this Summer: Naturopathic Considerations
As summer wears on, the long hot days fade into warm nights. For those of you who spend a lot of time outside, it can seem like you never really...
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Five Herbs to Start Your Own Medicinal Garden: Herbal Essentials
Botanical medicine, or the study and use of plants as medicine, is one of my favourite healing modalities as a naturopathic doctor. I especially...
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