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March 23, 2017

Dr. Elizabeth Stimson, ND The urinary tract system, which includes our kidneys, urethra, bladder and ureter, is central to our overall well-being. Some of its functions include managing our fluid output to keep blood pressure in the normal range, keeping our bodies hydrated, filtering out nutrients that need to be reabsorbed – sending them back […]

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March 22, 2017

Dr. Preet Khangura, ND Interstitial cystitis (or IC for short) is a condition in which the bladder lining becomes significantly irritated and inflamed. In some rare cases, ulcerations and lesions can even appear within the bladder lining. This condition causes bladder pressure and pain, pelvic pain, burning pain upon urination, painful intercourse, and even vulvar […]

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Dr. Leah Hassall, ND The kidneys are not organs that we think much about, but they work incredibly hard for us every day. In traditional Chinese medicine, the kidneys are said to store our “jing” or “essence”, which is the essential fluid in our body containing the “life force” or “Qi”. As March is national […]

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Dr. Giselle Lefebvre, ND One of my kitchen goals this year was to step up my soup game. This is the soup that got me to the next level. Spring is in the air, but that air is windy. Enjoy the sunshine, keep a scarf on to protect your qi and enjoy some great soup […]

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February 28, 2017

How Celiac Disease and Gluten Sensitivity Can Affect Your Mood Dr. Arjuna Veeravagu, ND RAc Celiac disease is an inherited autoimmune disease that affects the digestive process of the small intestine in around 1% of the population.  When a person who has celiac consumes gluten, a protein found in wheat, barley and rye, the individual’s immune system […]

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Elizabeth Stimson, ND Anxiety and Depressive symptoms plague many individuals on a daily basis. The cause can be multifactorial and it can affect the lives of all around the primary person involved. There may be a genetic predisposition to anxiety and/or depression and often there is a family history. Causes can vary, however, and the […]

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Dorian Holmes, ND A favoured herb for the treatment of anxiety and depression is known as Kava.  The Latin name for Kava is Piper methysticum, it is of the Piperaceae (or pepper) family. Kava a green broad-leaf dioecious shrub traditionally used herb for sacred rituals in cultures throughout the Pacific Islands and even in Hawaii. Some […]

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Dr. Jeannie Achuff, ND When my patients are feeling anxious or depressed, it can be difficult to get situated to prepare food and settle in to enjoy a meal. Anxiety in particular is an experience of feeling a lack of grounding. Eating warming, protein rich foods can be very helpful for bringing people back into […]

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January 21, 2017

Dr. Arjuna Veeravagu ND, RAc Often New Year’s resolutions focus on negative actions such as stopping a behaviour or eliminating a habit after the period of holiday excesses. In addition to discontinuing unhealthly habits, positive new changes should be emphasized at this time of the year. Below are several recommendations for new, healthy activities to […]

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Dr. Julie Moore, ND Epsom Salt baths have wonderfully beneficial properties that cleanse the mind and body. For many, the New Year signals a time to start fresh, get a gym membership or do a cleanse, but in the middle of a cold winter, finding the motivation may be the hardest part. A 10 minute […]

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