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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!


Guest Post by Travis White @ learnfit.org Exercise doesn’t have to be boring. Who says the only way to work out is to hit the gym and run on a treadmill for 30 minutes? There are plenty of ways to get fit while having fun – just think creatively, and […]

Guest Post: Four Creative Fitness Ideas to Get Outside This ...


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I’m happy to announce that totalhealthnd.com has been selected as one of the Top 75 Naturopathic Blogs on the Web. Looking forward to continuing to provide up-to-date, relevant and practical natural health information to my readers. For a comprehensive list of the Top 75 Naturopathic Blogs, see Feedspot. Yours In […]

Top 75 Naturopathic Blogs on the Web



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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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Almost every woman I know at some point in her life will worry about hair loss. As many reasons as there are to hair loss, there are just as many treatments. Like every other health concern, hair loss needs to be addressed by getting to the root cause -literally and […]

What to do about hair loss…


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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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You’ve just discovered you’re pregnant. Now what? Whether planned or unplanned, the thought that a fetus has began its life inside you can be a daunting and stress-inducing thought. So here are some starter tips. 7 things you should be mindful of when pregnant:   Are you going to be […]

7 Starter Tips for a Newly Discovered Pregnancy!


Fish intake by pregnant women improve the development of a child’s brain   Exciting research out of Japan indicates that a maternal diet with proper omega6 to Omega3 balance could lead to improved brain function & increased brain size in the developing fetus. Moreover, the study also revealed that regardless […]

Fish oils & Your developing baby


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If you’re wondering about the effects of beneficial bacteria on the brain, the connection between your emotional health and your gut, and how probiotics influence your autoimmune disease, read on… Western medicine is considered to be in its infancy and so it’s of no surprise that researchers are making new […]

Brain Maker Review



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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 my mind as fad and nothing more than a marketing […]

Raspberry Ketones really exist!


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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 potential dangers of high kale consumption due to the ability […]

Enjoy Superfoods, Sensibly!


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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 through only vegetables, grains, nuts/seeds and oils as one cannot […]

Easy, cool, summer recipe



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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 colouring is one such toxin. Becoming a mother to a […]

Natural Food Colouring


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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 a detailed history of modern medicine. My expectations of learning […]

Book Review – A Biography of Cancer


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Childhood immunization is a hot topic and has been for the past couple decades or so and for that reason it was also one of the first topics I wrote a post about, very generally maintaining a neutral position on the topic. I must say, I still hold a neutral […]

Another Perspective on Childhood Vaccination