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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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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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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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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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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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Salt a ‘White Poison’: Myth Uncovered!

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Unlike white sugar, salt has got a bad rap as being a poison of the same ranks as sugar. Although salt is not usually considered a health food item, it is however a necessity to life whereas sugar –in its … Continue reading

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Licorice for Spasmodic Coughs, fatigue & …

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The history of licorice as a medicinal plant dates back thousands of years. From treating gastric ulcers to stopping a coughing fit to raising your blood pressure and boosting your exhausted adrenals, licorice does all that and more. The name … Continue reading

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Guest Post: Naturopathic medicine: choice of the uninsured

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Guest Post by Kate Whimster, BCom, MIFHI, ND I just read a great blog by an Dr. Steve Nenninger, ND in New York called “Naturopathic Medicine is the Treatment of Choice for the Uninsured.” In Canada we are fortunate enough … Continue reading

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Self-Compassion -a Determinant of Health

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In a recent article in Well, a health blog on The New York Times website, Tara Parker-Pope writes that “research suggests that giving ourselves a break and accepting our imperfections may be the first step toward better health. People who … Continue reading

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Hibernation-Free Winters, the Why & How

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Low moods, sweet cravings, increased appetite, fatigue and increased need for sleep occurring for some during the fall/winter months is a phenomena termed Seasonality. These symptoms which are similar to seasonal changes in behaviour shown by many mammals in response to winter, … Continue reading

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Why Canada’s lowered Physical Activity Guidelines are a Great change!

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The new Canadian guidelines for exercise and physical activity although slightly backwards in its logic, with a few tweaks, it actually is on the right track. With the new guidelines, activity targets for adults will drop from 60 minutes per … Continue reading

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on WOMEN FOOD AND GOD

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Maintaining body weight and/or weight loss may be achieved for some with education around serving sizes, food selection, exercise, and the establishment of healthy habits. For others however, the issue goes much deeper than simply changing eating habits and exercise routines. … Continue reading

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Suppression, explained…

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Naturopathic Doctors claim that their treatments do not suppress but rather treat the root cause of illness. What exactly does this mean? Both in conventional and some alternative forms of medicine, reduction of symptoms and alleviation of suffering are viewed as … Continue reading

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Principles of Naturopathic Medicine

Naturopathic Doctors are guided by six basic principles: First do no harm: Primum No Nocere By using methods and medicines that minimize the risk of harmful side effects. The process of healing includes the generation of symptoms which are an expression … Continue reading

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Why Taking a Week’s Dose of Vitamin D in One Go is O.K.!

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 I’ve often struggled in trying to explain to my dear patients that it was ok if they chose to combine a weeks dose of Vitamin D and take it once every week. Turned out, that choice, made things slightly complicated! … Continue reading

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