Acupuncture & Chinese Medicine

I often struggle in explaining what Naturopathic medicine is. And so I thought I would list the top 5 rules naturopaths do not typically practice by! Here is to more clarity -hopefully! Let me know what you think… 🙂 It is not: “I either take the mainstream medicine route or […]

FIVE Reasons You Should NOT See a Naturopath!

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T H E   V A G U S   N E R V E ? WHAT  |  WHY  |  HOW Many common diseases and disorders that plague us today have their roots in a nerve called the vagus nerve, and it plays a role in everything from obesity to heart […]

Fibromyalgia & The Vagus Nerve

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Anxiety -as with any other health condition- could arise from one or more causative factors. Be it physical, mental, emotional or spiritual. Likewise, its treatment also requires a holistic approach. Naturopathic Doctors are in a unique position in helping their patients address their anxiety; they are trained not just in […]

Naturopathic Treatment of Anxiety

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Most people suffering from painful syndromes are using large doses of painkillers. This is safe in the short-term. However, long-term use of painkillers is not recommended as they can have damaging effects on major organ systems (liver, kidney, stomach, etc.). If your goal is to stop popping those pills, you […]

Acupuncture for Sciatica and other musculoskeletal concerns

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A recent study published in the Journal Menopause (September 2016) has found that Acupuncture could be an effective treatment for the reduction of hot flashes. About half the study participants had a reduction in the frequency of hot flashes after 8 weeks of treatment. “Women bothered by hot flashes and […]

Acupuncture found to reduce hot flashes

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, I can understand my patients’ doubts when I recommend cooked meals. But what about everyone else on the […]

Say NO to RAW!

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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 emotional health. In other words, the wider the range of your heart rate, the higher and better your emotional resilience. […]

Acupuncture: Shrink Therapy without a Shrink

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 our bodies and this specific article I will use the […]

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