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March 21, 2019

Dr. Arezou Babri, ND WHAT IS IT? Cosmetic acupuncture, otherwise known as Facial Rejuvenation Acupuncture, is a branch of traditional acupuncture with a special focus on the health and appearance of skin. It involves a holistic approach by using clinical assessment to determine a constitutional acupuncture diagnosis to address the underlying factors in skin health. […]

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March 15, 2019

Dr. Giselle Lefebvre, ND Sage Clinic Vancouver has a new treatment option – Aesthetics Injections. As a treatment for hair loss and skin renewal, we provide Platelet-Rich Plasma, or PRP, injections to the face, scalp, neck and hands. What is Platelet-Rich Plasma? In the last 20 years, PRP is effectively used for cosmetic treatments. Popularized […]

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Dr. Julia Christensen, ND Hair loss can present in a variety of patterns including diffuse hair loss, brittle and breaking with a straw like texture, patches of hairloss, and receding hairline.  There are many factors that must be looked at to determine the reason for these different patterns of hair loss.  Whether or not the […]

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Dr. Jessica Moore, ND Cosmetic and therapeutic benefits of fish oil have been studied for over 50 years. Rich in fatty acids, fish oils are specifically known for their high content of long-chain, polyunsaturated (omega-3) fatty acids (PUFAs). Docosahexaenoic acid (DHA) and eicosapentaenoic acid (EPA) are the two PUFAs responsible for much of the medicinal […]

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Dr. Lisa Polinsky, ND  I remember my grandmother making bone broth and putting all the vegetable discards in the pot on the stove – things like the carrot ends and onion skins.  I didn’t understand as a child the importance of these items nutritionally until I went to naturopathic medical school.  Onion skins contain a […]

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February 19, 2019

Dr. Jocelyn Taitt, ND According to the Alzheimer Society of Canada, “The number of Canadians with dementia is rising sharply. As of today, there are over half a million Canadians living with dementia – plus about 25,000 new cases diagnosed every year.” There are four types of conventional dementia: lewy body, vascular, frontotemporal, and Alzheimer’s, with Alzheimer’s […]

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Dr. Miranda Wiley, ND We are born with 100 billion neurons, and with every neuron in contact with 1,000 other cells (on average) there are more than 100 trillion synaptic connections in our brain!  However, the neurotransmitters that relay information within these synapses are not static from birth and require constant synthesis and breakdown for […]

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Dr. Leah Hassall, ND One of the concerns of aging is cognitive decline and dementia. Omega-3 fatty acids (i.e. plant and fish oils) are readily available and are frequently used for many inflammatory conditions. I am often asked if fish oils can help slow the progression of Alzheimer’s disease or even prevent it. In this […]

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Dr. Alexia Harris, ND The medicinal mushroom, Hericium erinaceus, commonly known as Lion’s mane, has gained popularity for its ability to support the brain and nervous system. Researchers have identified and isolated two nerve growth stimulant (NGS) compounds, erinacines and hericiones, which have been shown to stimulate regrowth of neurons and their myelin, the insulating […]

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January 17, 2019

Dr. Arjuna Veeravagu, ND RAc Successfully losing weight is challenging for many patients. This is especially true when insulin resistance is one of the underlying causes of weight gain.  When the body’s cells’ sensitivity to insulin decreases the usual interventions of eating healthier, exercising more and getting more sleep often aren’t effective in leading to weight […]

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