Immune System

We Need This Supplement Now More Than Ever….

August 5, 2020

  The Answer: PROBIOTICS! With the necessary use of frequent hand sanitizing ūüĎŹ and harsh cleaners, we are disrupting our microbiome. Did you even know that we have more bacteria in and on our body than our own human cells?! ūü§Į This underlines how important it is to ensure we have a strong flora of […]

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Omnipresent & Vibrantly Blue

March 21, 2020

I commonly get patients to think of their mind as if it’s the sky; omnipresent and vibrantly blue. Thoughts are various “clouds,” and “weather systems” may flow in and out, but the vibrant blue sky is always there, steadfast and strong. The storm of COVID-19 will pass, and we will once again return to vibrant, […]

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Do I have a Food Intolerance?

February 23, 2013

Food intolerances are quite common. Intolerances¬†¬†are different from¬†the well known¬†anaphylactic shock that many people can¬†experience after exposure to peanuts or penicillin. Food intolerances can be more complicated. They can be more insidious and harder to pin point. Symptoms can be wide-ranging, from anything from digestive issues, skin rashes, arthritis, migraines,¬†to mood symptoms, and beyond. Food […]

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Optimize Your Immune System

September 3, 2012

When the temperature starts yo-yoing, this can do a number on¬†our immune systems.¬†With cooler nights already upon us¬†and school just around the corner, it is key to start optimizing your immune system! Here are some naturopathic remedies to keep your immune system strong: Good old hand washing! Remember to wash thoroughly using warm water and […]

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Improve Athletic Performance with Glutamine

April 29, 2012

Are you an athlete struggling with fatigue or¬†frequent infections? You are not alone! Intense exercise, as seen in endurance athletes (e.g. marathon runners, triathletes, etc.) can actually have negative consequences¬†on health and athletic performance.¬†The good news is that the amino acid, glutamine, can help. Multiple studies have demonstrated that glutamine can increase athletic performance and […]

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Natural Remedies for Allergy Sufferers

April 15, 2012

For some, the fear of allergy season is looming in the near future and for many, the discomfort has already begun. The good news is you can take control of your allergies and¬†reclaim your love for the outdoors! Here are some of my favourite natural allergy remedies: Quercetin: this powerful antioxidant stops the release of […]

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Top 5 Reasons to Drink Chamomile Tea

April 1, 2012

Chamomile tea is a pleasant tasting, caffeine-free, herbal tea with numerous health benefits. Need more convincing? Here are some of the top health benefits of one of my favourite teas: 1. Digestive aid. It helps soothe upset stomachs and muscle cramping associated with indigestion. 2. Anti-microbial.¬†This tea is packed with anti-bacterial and anti-viral properties, which […]

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Did you know there may be antibiotics in products that you use everyday?

January 20, 2012

Yes, the antibiotic, triclosan, is a common ingredient found in many everyday¬†household products,¬†including various hand sanitizers, soaps, mouth washes, toothbrushes, toys, kitchen¬†items, etc.¬†Some examples include¬†Colgate Total toothpaste and Bath and Body Works’ line of antibacterial soaps. What’s the big deal?¬†Not only does the overuse of antibiotics lead to antibiotic resistance, it also kills¬†the “good” bacteria¬†that¬†are […]

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Forest Bathing

November 20, 2011

This weekend I was at a conference on naturopathic medicine¬†and one of the talks¬†was given by a famous naturopathic doctor, Lise Alschuler. She¬†described the idea of “forest bathing” whereby¬†people spend time breathing in¬†¬†scents from¬†nature (particularly the volatile oils from trees). ¬†She¬†spoke of a study that had been conducted in Japan using two groups of healthy […]

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