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Historic Herbs: Myrrh for Infections and Immunity

September 19, 2017
Categories: Naturopathic MedicineNews

This is the second article in my Historic Herbs series. Myrrh (Latin name Commiphora myrrha) is a herb used by humans since ancient times. In the ancient world, it was revered as a perfume and used for incense and in religious ceremonies. The plant that it comes from grows in Africa and the Middle East…. Read More

Common Causes of Fatigue

September 12, 2017
Categories: News

Fatigue is one of the most common complaints I hear about. When I ask patients to rank their energy on a scale of 1 to 10 most people hover around 5 and would like to see their number go up. Fatigue could be a symptom of a huge range of causes from mild to serious…. Read More

What is Acupuncture?

September 12, 2017
Categories: News

Acupuncture involves inserting thin needles into specific points on the body. This achieves a wide range of results. As a naturopathic doctor, I’m licensed to perform acupuncture. It’s a tool that helps many people. Acupuncture has been relied on in the east for over 3000 years. Modern scientific research is only beginning to understand this… Read More

Low Back Pain and Stability Balls

September 5, 2017
Categories: Athletic Health CareNews

Low back pain is extremely prevalent worldwide, effecting up to 80% of individuals during their life lifetime, and between 12-44% of individuals at any given point in time. Seated desk work has recently been implicated as a major source of low back pain. With a staggering 75% of individuals (and increasing yearly) working in an… Read More

What Does It Mean to Treat the “Root Cause”?

August 16, 2017
Categories: Naturopathic MedicineNews

Treating the root cause is a phrase that many people in the holistic health community use. It can be used so much that we lose track of the meaning. Basically, treating the root cause means treating the cause of the symptoms. The opposite to this is just treating the symptoms. Even this explanation can seem… Read More

The Many Faces of Anxiety

August 1, 2017
Categories: Naturopathic MedicineNews

I’ve seen anxiety show itself in all kinds of ways. I’ve seen it stop periods and start up episodes of hives. I’ve seen it wreak havoc on the digestive system and cause harsh eczema flair-ups. It can make people feel suffocated – like they just can’t get a full breath of air in. Thyroid levels can be thrown off by it. Issues with weight and emotional eating… Read More

How Everyday Products Can Impact Your Hormones

July 26, 2017
Categories: Naturopathic MedicineNews

Many household products contain ingredients that have been shown to alter hormonal systems. These ingredients are called “endocrine disruptors”. Now, I have no intention to make you feel paranoid with this article. I would just like to provide some information for you to mull over. Maybe it’ll help you make some changes with the products… Read More

Household Healers: Castor Oil

July 18, 2017
Categories: Naturopathic MedicineNews

This is the fourth article in my Household Healers series. The first blog post in this series was all about my favourite herb: chamomile. Today’s post will be about my second favourite herb – the castor oil plant – and its many healing properties. JOINT PAIN Castor oil has anti-inflammatory and pain blocking properties. Rubbing… Read More