Tag Archives: Naturopathic medicine

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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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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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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Manage Insulin; Manage Health

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Hypothyroidism, high cholesterol, fatigue and poor memory are just a few of the conditions possibly caused by a single hormone malfunction! With its discovery in 1923, insulin research has come a long way and it is now being linked to the onset of a myriad … 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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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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the Yin & Yang of the Cold & Flu

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Traditional medicines -Chinese, Ayurveda & those of other less well known cultures- all hold that there are two opposing forces (or energies) in nature and that they need to be in balance for the harmonious functioning of all things. With regards to … Continue reading

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