Category Archives: General Health

Brain Maker Review

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Western medicine is considered to be in its infancy and so it’s of no surprise that researchers are making new discoveries daily, throwing out the old theories and adjusting their understanding of the workings of the body anew! In the … Continue reading

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Raspberry Ketones really exist!

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It was about two years ago when raspberry ketones made their debut. Of course, popularized by none other than Dr. Oz himself, I ignored them as I did everything that had the slightest connection with Dr. Oz labeling it in … Continue reading

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Enjoy Superfoods, Sensibly!

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With all the craze of superfoods, healthy eating, disease prevention and anti-aging fads, trends, advice, and research that we’re constantly bombarded with, there’s rarely ever talk of the dangers of these same superfoods. I recently was made aware of the … Continue reading

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Easy, cool, summer recipe

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I have never promoted a vegetarian/vegan diet whether speaking casually among friends or to a patient who is seriously considering putting all meat and animal products aside. It is however very healthy and necessary to –often- fulfill ones nutritional needs … Continue reading

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Natural Food Colouring

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With the pervasive toxin exposure, whether through the air we breath, the water we drink or the food we consume, more and more people are in search of ways of controlling their environment to lower these toxic exposures. Artificial food … Continue reading

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Book Review

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While initially browsing through this Pulitzer Prize winner for General Non-Fiction, I caught a glimpse of the “prevention” chapter which enticed me to read the whole 470 pages of it. It was not just a biography of cancer but also … Continue reading

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Honey and Coffee Better Than Oral Steroids for Persistent Cough | Natural Medicine Journal

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Got a chronic cough? If your respiratory infections and simple colds and flu’s lead to days and weeks of coughing spells, you might want to consider a simple drink of coffee with honey as your treatment. Coffee has properties similar … Continue reading

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The issue of Integration where medicine is concerned

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It has been many months since my last post and although this post isn’t going to give you any tips on self-care or the latest in the health and wellness industry, it is a confirmation for many of you to … Continue reading

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Paradigm shift on Heart Disease challenging 60+ years of scientific theory

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Finally someone is making sense! Dr. Dwight Lundell in his article (Heart surgeon declares on what really causes heart illness) describes his years of experience treating clogged arteries through surgery and his -as well as the medical systems- misguided beliefs that … Continue reading

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The protective effects of taking a walk in the woods

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Research out of Japan suggests that over and beyond the benefits provided by the exercise of walking and the stress relieving aspects of walking in the woods that can boost the immune system, a walk in the woods may also provide protection … Continue reading

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Say NO to RAW!

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Exploring Food Myths: Asking my patients to NOT consume raw foods has always -without fail- led to expressions of shock and surprise on their part! As a naturopath well-versed in nutritional sciences (being my passion as well as my undergraduate … Continue reading

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Acupuncture: Therapy without Therapy

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Heart rate variability (HRV), a term used to define the extent of variation in your heart rate from its lowest beating speed to its fastest has been shown to influence our emotional health. In other words, the wider the range … Continue reading

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“10% of the wold’s population needed to change the world!” Dr. E

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Revisiting an article I wrote a few years back… Dr. Emoto, a researcher from Japan studying the impact of altering water by various factors of vibration and consciousness has demonstrated that human thoughts and emotions can alter the molecular structure … Continue reading

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Guest Post: Swiss report on homeopathy

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by Kate Whimster, BCom, MIFHI, ND   I just read this blog, The Swiss Government’s Remarkable Report on Homeopathic Medicine, by Dana Ullman, who writes a regular blog about homeopathy for the Huffington Post. In this blog he discusses a … Continue reading

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Best Time for Your 1 Meal -no NOT Breakfast!

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I had a supervisor during my clinical rotation who challenged my recommendations of eating 5 meals a day to a patient. This was and still is such a deeply held belief in medicine that I seriously thought he was either … Continue reading

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Mindfulness & Your Health

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Another supportive evidence to the holistic functioning of the body and it’s systems is the effect of thoughts and mental processes on not just one’s moods and emotional state but also our physical well-being. Below is an article describing the … Continue reading

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What does it mean to “Detox”?

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Our bodies are continuously in the process of creating toxins (a natural by-product of metabolism) and eliminating these toxins. However our bodies natural detoxification processes can be overburdened with the addition of environmental toxins as well as lifestyle factors that … Continue reading

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Ability to balance this hormone affects all aspects of health!

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Cortisol, the wonderful hormone that wakes you up every morning can also potentially put you to your eternal sleep. This latter effect however is insidious and not only does it fulfill this function very slowly but it works completely under … Continue reading

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Valentine’s Heart Healthy Truffles!

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Making your healthy -as good as store bought chocolate- alternative is as simple as 15 minutes of your time, 3 simple ingredients and a food processor! That rich, melt in your mouth feel of butter is perfectly matched by a healthier and nutritionally superior option: Avocado! … Continue reading

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Mother Nature Provides All

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Inspiration can come from the most unexpected peoples and places. A few days ago while shopping for dinner ingredients, my fiance and I decided to get asparagus. At the dinner table with guests the conversation led to medical topics and … Continue reading

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How to Get moving and Keep moving!

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Why is it that when antibiotics are prescribed we all know the importance of taking a dose every six to eight hours? We set our alarms, wake up in the middle of the night if we have to and all … Continue reading

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Our SECOND brain!

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We feel no differently with our second brain than we do with our heads! Not only that, but these two ‘brains’ communicate with one another in such a way that the term Brain-gut Axis was coined by scientists. That is, the … Continue reading

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Vitamin D: Case of a Mistaken Identity!

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Breaking news in vitamin world: a vital hormone has been mistakenly known and referred to as a vitamin for years! It has been receiving huge claim in recent years as more and more studies point to its necessity in the prevention … Continue reading

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SEriousLy AdDicTive Kale Chips

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If you’re looking to put away the empty calories and snack on some yummy, nutritionally dense Super food, look no further! Rich in flavour & easy to make… Time: 20 minutes 1-2 big bunches kale, torn into bite-size pieces, washed and thoroughly … Continue reading

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food INTOLERANCE vs. food ALLERGY

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When faced with the possibility of a food as the cause of dis-ease, most health practitioners normally only test for food ‘allergies’ when testing for food ‘intolerance’ is also indicated. Food intolerances however as prevalent as they are, and just … Continue reading

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Dumbbell’s Protection Against Aging

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Although weight training is now accepted as a necessary part of every exercise routine, it’s still in competition against many of today’s hyped up work-outs. As wonderful as exercise (in any form) is, nothing protects against aging as does strength training simply … Continue reading

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Best to Sleep less…

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…in some cases! From our doctors, to the media and our caregivers, we are constantly bombarded by reminders of the importance of adequate and restful sleep. Through these same sources, we know that an adult requires between 7-9 hours of … Continue reading

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The Role of Acidity in Disease

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What does it mean for the body to be acidic? Here’s a simple example for those who have ever exercised pushing over their limit –usually with resistance type exercises! When our  muscles are pushed to their limit metabolically -the point where … Continue reading

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The Scoop on Fish Oils

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I’m not much into miracles especially where medicine is concerned. Fish oils however, are without question today’s miracle medicine! I should clarify however that fish oil is a miracle in the sense that it’s a very potent healer, and not … Continue reading

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Considerations When Buying Supplements (part II)

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When supplementing your diet with vitamins and minerals or treating a condition with nutraceuticals or herbal remedies, another area (apart from what’s been discussed in part I) that requires careful consideration, is the route of administration! Should you take a … Continue reading

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