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March 22, 2020

Dr. Jessica Moore, ND The World Health Organization has declared the ongoing outbreak of coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) a Public Health Emergency of International Concern. Locally reported data, from the BC Center for Disease Control on March 21th, has confirmed 424 cases in British Columbia, including 6 recovered and 10 deaths. We all must act thoughtfully and […]

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Dr. Simone Baum, ND What to do when socially distancing during the Corona 19 virus pandemic? To be socially responsible good citizens of the world we all need to be practicing social distancing. We are trying to slow down the transmission, save lives and help to not overwhelm our medical team and hospitals. We can […]

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Dr. Jocelyn Taitt, ND In these challenging times, managing stress and anxiety is a critical aspect of self-care. As such, I’d like to share some of my favourite techniques for grounding and alleviating anxiety. The first are some easy grounding techniques, and the second is called Emotional Freedom Technique (EFT, or “Tapping”).   Grounding exercises […]

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March 20, 2020

Dr. Giselle Lefebvre, ND  All of us who are part of the stay-at-home club are looking for something to do to keep our spirits up.  Sprouting is a great addition to your kitchen. Sprouts are the nutritious first shoots of a seed. They are packed with vitamins and minerals and can be done anywhere.  Not […]

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February 12, 2020

Dr. Jocelyn Taitt, ND With spring around the corner, it’s an excellent time to come up with a plan to stay on top of your allergies.  In British Columbia, outdoor allergens are abundant from February through October. Tree pollen allergies predominate in spring, grasses in the summer, ragweed and other weeds in the fall. Indoor […]

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Dr. Alexia Harris, ND The transition from winter to spring is a beautiful time of year as the trees and plants begin to bloom. But for millions of people, this seasonal change brings on relentless sniffles, along with itchy eyes, a scratchy throat, wheezing and sneezing fits. These are all symptoms of allergic rhinitis, commonly […]

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Dr. Giselle Lefebvre, ND If you know you have seasonal allergies, get support before allergy season begins. Here on the west coast, we often have an early allergy start, and a second round in the fall. Seasonal allergies are weather dependent so they can sneak up on us.  While trying to sort out what is […]

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Dr. Lisa Polinsky, ND Serves 4 This recipe is surprisingly simple and full of ‘umami’ or a satisfying flavour.  My children love it and that’s a bonus!  Cauliflower is full of many vitamins including choline which is an essential nutrient.  Adequate choline is helpful in preventing fatty liver, assisting in neurotransmitter development (acetylcholine) and hormone […]

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January 3, 2020

Dr. Juliet Ghodsian, ND As we head into the back-stretch of the long dark, winter months, it is important to discuss the true health impacts of our limited sun exposure here in British Columbia.   Between the months of September and March, the angle of the sun to the Earth’s atmosphere is such that almost no […]

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Dr. Erin Crossman, ND What is Being Tested? After the skin makes previtamin D3 (from exposure to sun’s UV radiation) or consuming vitamin D2 and D3 (from diet and/or supplements), the liver converts the D2 and D3 into 25-hydroxy vitamin D. A blood test for 25-hydroxy vitamin D is considered the preferred test for vitamin […]

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