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Allergies and Eczema Explained

In my practice, I specialize in pediatrics and I see children with many common conditions, such as eczema, asthma and allergies, as well as more challenging neurological conditions, such as autism and ADHD. I wanted to share a common occurrence I see in practice and that is the treatment of eczema . . .   READ MORE

Changing the Way Women Think About Breast Cancer

From April to October, one well-intentioned organization after another is asking for money to support "a cure for cancer" or cancer research. As a cancer survivor and naturopathic doctor, I donate to a brilliant program created by three courageous women in Canmore, Alberta - the Pink and Green Ribbon campaign . . .   READ MORE

Cold & Flu Season  - What To Do

Taking a flu vaccine is an individual choice. Vaccine proponents claim that it protects against influenza infection and if contracted, lessens the severity of the illness. However, there are concerns about this approach . . .   READ MORE

Environmental Toxins – Do You Know Your Body’s Levels?

What does your Teflon frying pan, microwave popcorn, pizza box and lipstick have in common? How about a receipt from the store, a can of tuna and a plastic water bottle? Let’s not forget that cute rubber duck in the bathtub, anti-bacterial hand soap near the sink, Colgate Total toothpaste and the deodorant . . .   READ MORE

Earth Day and Detoxification

With the 40th anniversary of Earth day just around the corner we encourage you to make a positive change for your health and the environment. Here are a few tips . . .   READ MORE

Guidelines for Eating a Healthy Diet

Diet is the foundation of health! You are what you eat, what you absorb and what you don’t excrete. Profitability drives our society and it, not your nutritional health, is the key motivating force behind . . .   READ MORE

H1N1 Vaccines - YES or NO?

This past week, I have been fielding many calls from patients concerned about H1N1. They were wondering if I still stand by my viewpoints espoused in my Fall Newsletter titled: What to do during Cold and Flu season . . .   READ MORE

Healing is in the Feeling

When talking to my mom the other day, we were having a discussion about our family dynamics with particular reference to the current season of Christmas. This is often a time when emotions can be running higher than normal for many reasons . . .   READ MORE

How Sugar Affects Your Health

After Halloween and Thanksgiving, do you find that you can’t get through the day without a sugary snack? You may be one of many people who are “addicted” to sugar. Signs of sugar addiction include . . .   READ MORE

Leaky Gut Explained

Think, for a moment, of the intestinal lining in your digestive tract as a tile floor. For a tile floor to not leak, we put grout between the tiles. When the grout is damaged, the floor leaks . . .   READ MORE

Mind Body Spirit - Give Yourself the Gift of Health

The reason I became a Naturopathic Doctor (ND) is simple: I was sick and tired of being tired and sick. I had a high profile job reporting to a high profile CEO in the investment management industry and had been diagnosed with . . .   READ MORE

Naturopathic Guidelines for Depression & Anxiety

Statistics report that 1 in 4 people experience depression or anxiety in their lifetime. The good news is that it is a very treatable condition. The naturopathic approach to depression and anxiety focuses on . . .   READ MORE

One of the Seven Levels of Depression

I wanted to share something that might be a little “out there” with you about one of my views about depression and mental illness. One view I have is modeled after the “western” or “scientific” view that mental illness is a biochemical imbalance in . . .   READ MORE

Orthomolecular Medicine Explained

Orthomolecular Medicine can be an effective treatment for mental and emotional health issues such as depression and anxiety – especially if they're caused by hormonal or chemical imbalances in the body . . .   READ MORE

The Scoop on Poop

It's a favourite subject for any seven-year-old, but for everyone else, talking about bowel movements is a pretty squeamish topic . . .   READ MORE

The Sugar Roller Coaster

Signs of sugar addiction include irritability, headaches, mood swings and insomnia. Sugar addiction is, in part, a by-product of sugar’s purity – the body is not suited to accommodate this level of refinement . . .   READ MORE

The Time for Forgiveness is Here and Now

Two years ago, I wrote an article called “The Healing is in the Feeling” and this article is a follow-up to that. In the first article, I talk about really feeling our feelings – both good and bad, happy and sad, painful or not – in order for true healing to . . .    READ MORE

A Ray of Hope for the Winter Blues

Winter has always been my favorite time of year - with the trees losing their leaves, the crisp cool days, the first snow fall and excitement of ski season. The turning back of the clocks at daylight savings time, however, brings the turning back of moods for many people . . .    READ MORE

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