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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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Dr. Miranda Wiley, ND There’s a wonderful and well known saying from Hippocrates “Let food be thy medicine, and let medicine be thy food.” Certainly a balanced, whole food diet low in refined and processed food stuffs is ideal, but in today’s world there is definitely a need for supplements at times. And vitamin D […]

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Dr. Giselle Lefebvre, ND I love being a member of Skipper Otto’s CFA. You get access to high quality local seafood all year round. Seafood is a good way to boost our Vitamin D content. One of my favourite meals this winter was Seared Tuna. It is an easy, quick recipe which will impress your […]

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December 17, 2019

Dr. Julia Christensen ND It’s inevitable that life will present us with both challenging and joyful moments in an ebb and flow like manner; and it is within this dance that it serves us to learn how to accept the way things are with grace.   As we learn to navigate our responses and increase our […]

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Dr. Alexia Harris, ND   We’ve all heard that stress is a major contributor to health problems, but many of us don’t really know why or how stress actually impacts the body. It doesn’t make a difference if your stress comes from being chased by a lion, or if you are stuck in traffic and […]

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