Articles of Interest
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 . . .
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
. . .
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 . . .
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 . . .
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 . . .
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 . . .
H1N1 Vaccines - YES
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 . . .
Healing is in the
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 . . .
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 . . .
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 . . .
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 . . .
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 . . .
One of the
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 . . .
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 . . .
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 . . .
The Sugar Roller
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 . . .
The Time for
Forgiveness is Here and Now
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
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