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November 9, 2015

Dr. Arjuna Veeravagu ND, RAc These delicious treats are an excellent alternative to french fries or baked potatoes! Ingredients 2 Lb of sweet potatoes, peeled and cut in large wedges.  A french fry slicer is a big help here! 1/4 cup of olive oil, coconut oil or ghee (clarified butter). 2-3 teaspoons or your favorite fresh […]

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Dr. Natalie MacIsaac, ND The microbiome in our gut is a dynamic environment that shifts in response to our diet, our hormones, and our stress levels. Studies have linked the microbiome to mood and behavior, gut disorders, eczema, asthma, chronic sinusitis, and obesity. The most popular and well known treatment to support gut and immune health is […]

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Dr. Jeannie Achuff, ND There are many probiotics available today, some of which may suit your specific microbiome, and some of which may not. Probiotics are trendy in popular health culture, which is not a bad thing! That said, there are many reasons our microbiome can be thrown off balance, which means there are numerous […]

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Dr. Juliet Ghodsian, ND Probiotic Supplementation During the Cold and Flu Season Winter is coming! The battle of the bugs has begun. The days grow shorter, the sunlight grows scarcer and our bodies grow more susceptible to viral infections. There are many theories as to why people become sick most frequently during the winter months. […]

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October 19, 2015

Dr. Brandon Spletzer, ND Insufficient levels of vitamin D can have a negative impact on muscle strength. When the muscles of the pelvic floor are weak and unable to function the way they were meant to, it can lead to urinary incontinence. As women age, pelvic strength decreases and so do vitamin D levels. In […]

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Dr. Preet Khangura, ND Three of the major nutritional components of this recipe can aid in the maintenance and healing of the pelvic floor muscles, tendons, and ligaments. Chicken is high in protein and also zinc.   Protein is widely known for its use in muscle recovery, tissue formation, and tissue regeneration. What many people don’t […]

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Dr. Deirdre O’Neill, ND Pelvic floor dysfunction can occur after pregnancy or childbirth. Ligaments in the pelvic floor can be torn or stretched even in the most uncomplicated deliveries. Injury to the sacroiliac ligaments and the pubic symphysis can then affect the stability of the pelvic floor. This pelvic instability can lead to muscle spasm. […]

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Dr. Jeannie Achuff, ND We spend a lot of time in our culture tending to and experiencing our muscles. How strong are your shoulders? Are you keeping those abs toned? And, on a bad day, “Oh, I need a massage because my back/neck/hips hurt…” We do not, however, pay much attention to what is going […]

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September 16, 2015

Dr. Preet Kangura, ND  Small intestinal bacterial overgrowth (SIBO) has continually been shown to be the root cause of IBS. 70 – 80% of people, who have been diagnosed with Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS), will test positive for SIBO. Before explaining why this is a crucial finding, let’s take a quick look at what much […]

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Human feces consist of undigested food residues and a great variety of bacteria. SEM shows a very large proportion of the bacteria and, thus, a high health hazard that the bacteria may contaminate food sources if hygienic rules are not adhered to, particu

Dr. Heidi Lescanec, ND SIBO TESTING:  The Hydrogen and Methane Breath Test We can now diagnose and assess SIBO through a breath test. When some bacteria digest foods, they produce gases. Only bacteria, not humans, produce hydrogen and methane as metabolic by-products (1). You may be familiar with breath testing as it is used in […]

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Berberis 'Pygmaea'

Why Is My Naturopathic Doctor Prescribing Antibiotics? Dr. Miranda Wiley, ND By definition, SIBO is “bacterial overgrowth” (of the small intestine). Therefore, part of the treatment for SIBO involves a concerted effort to destroy the bacteria that are wreaking havoc in the small intestine. There are two options for killing the bacterial overgrowth: two weeks […]

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Dr. Julia Christensen, ND Based on your SIBO results your health care provider will support you in determining an appropriate diet to follow. This may include following the guidelines of the Specific Carbohydrate Diet (SCD), the Gut and Psychology Syndrome Diet (Gaps Diet), the low FODMAD diet, or it could be a combination of these […]

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September 14, 2015

Dr. Samantha Gray, ND, RAc   The face of heart disease has changed. Once considered “a man’s disease,” the number of deaths from heart disease and stroke are now virtually the same for men and women in Canada. Heart disease and stroke is a leading cause of death for women in Canada as opposed to breast […]

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Dr. Arjuna Veeravagu, ND, RAc   The SPhENo-Cardiograph: A Revolutionary New Heart Health Test   Local Vancouver medical device company Heart Force Medical has recently received approval from Health Canada for their SPhENo-Cardiograph device. This machine offers a groundbreaking, fast and accurate method of assessing heart health. Sage Clinic now has a SPhENo-Cardiograph device available […]

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July 15, 2015

From the “Oh She Glows” website. Yield: 6-8 servings Berries: 1.5 containers strawberries (about 22 ounces) 2 small containers blueberries (6 ounces each) 1 small container raspberries 1 Tablespoon maple syrup (use agave, if you want it raw) Topping: 1 cup raw walnuts 1 cup raw pecans 1/4 cup uncooked rolled oats 2 Tablespoon maple […]

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Hand holding a stone heart on the beach. Symbol of life.
July 13, 2015

Make them a home cooked meal with lots of colourful veggies and quality protein. Premade foods that freeze well are best. Remind them to sleep. Exhaustion doesn’t help their baby. Take them for gentle walks in nature and listen to their concerns. Take the siblings out for a day. A new baby is the biggest […]

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Bean sprout

Dr. Miranda Wiley, ND Life is a funny thing. With or without warning it can change so suddenly, scarily, and profoundly that it can be unrecognizable from the world that you once knew. And yet, when you scratch at the surface and share your experiences with others it can be astounding to find how widespread […]

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Dr. Lisa Polinsky Majestic trees and other members of the plant kingdom are considered to be ‘the lungs of the earth’. They utilize the energy from sunlight to convert carbon dioxide into the precious oxygen we breathe in a process called photosynthesis.  In essence, trees ‘breathe’ in carbon dioxide and ‘breathe’ out oxygen. In humans […]

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June 17, 2015

Dr. Arjuna Veeravagu, ND Patients with skin conditions are extremely common, making up 15 – 20% of cases in general medical practice. The most common skin conditions include acne, eczema, hives, and psoriasis. Although there are many naturopathic options for treating specific skin conditions, even people without skin concerns can benefit from preventive methods to […]

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June 16, 2015

This delightfully refreshing salad is perfect for summer luncheons on the patio with friends and family. The flavour combinations in this dish are sure to delight. Enjoy! Ingredients: 1 5-ounce package baby arugula 8 cups 3/4-inch cubes seedless watermelon 1 7-ounce package feta cheese, crumbled 2 tablespoons balsamic vinegar glaze Preparation: Arrange arugula over large […]

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