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Naturopathic Medicine

CoQ10, Ubiquinol, Ubiquinone: What’s the Evidence?

September 12, 2018
Categories: Naturopathic MedicineNews

This is the second article in my “What’s the Evidence?” series.  To read the previous article, click here. There’s a lot of debate on the internet about CoQ10. CoQ10 exists in two forms : ubiquinone and ubiquinol. Some call ubiquinol the “active” form of CoQ10. Most CoQ10 supplements are made from the ubiquinone form. However,… Read More

Treating Hair Loss

September 4, 2018
Categories: Naturopathic MedicineNews

Hair loss can happen for many different reasons. In today’s post I discuss some common reasons for hair loss and tips for keeping your hair strong and healthy. NUTRIENT DEFICIENCIES If you’re losing hair you should get tested for anemia. A common cause of hair loss is anemia due to low iron levels. Other signs… Read More

Anxiety, Depression and Hormones

August 29, 2018
Categories: Naturopathic MedicineNews

Your hormones could be affecting your mood. If you’ve had mood swings before your period, at the start of menopause, during or after pregnancy, then you know what I mean. But hormones can affect your mood at other times as well – not just during specific phases of your life. When hormone levels are higher… Read More

Moringa: What’s the Evidence?

August 22, 2018
Categories: Naturopathic MedicineNews

This is the first article in a new series I’m starting called “What’s the Evidence?”. Every couple of weeks, I’ll discuss natural remedies that are trendy right now, and whether or not the claims about them have good evidence to back them up. There’s been a lot of hype about moringa on the internet. Moringa is… Read More

Is Your Blood Pressure Being Measured Correctly?

August 1, 2018
Categories: Naturopathic MedicineNews

Updated blood pressure guidelines were released in Canada this year. The guidelines state that blood pressure is often not measured correctly. Blood pressure is commonly falsely increased because of this. Below I discuss some important steps to keep in mind when taking your own blood pressure or having someone else take it. HEART LEVEL Make… Read More

Naturopathic Medicine For Anxiety & Depression

July 23, 2018
Categories: Naturopathic MedicineNews

If you struggle with anxiety or depression, facing everyday tasks can become difficult. Simply getting out of bed to start your day can take a big effort when you’re dealing with either of these issues. Working in mental health is one of my biggest passions as a naturopathic doctor. I’ve seen naturopathic medicine bring relief… Read More

How to Tell if You’re Low in a Vitamin or Mineral

July 11, 2018
Categories: Naturopathic MedicineNews

Severe nutritional deficiency is not something that everybody sees all the time. The symptoms of extreme malnutrition are intense and easier to spot. Milder deficiencies are less obvious. Many of you may have these less-than-optimal levels of some vitamins and minerals. Below I list a few vitamins and minerals and some of the symptoms you… Read More

What Does “Holistic Medicine” Even Mean?

July 3, 2018
Categories: Naturopathic MedicineNews

The word “holistic” has become more popular over the years. The use of the term skyrocketed from the late 60s on. We associate it with concepts like “all natural”, “traditional” and maybe even “spiritual”. But what does this term actually mean? Why do naturopaths and other health care providers use the word? Holistic medicine means… Read More