Category: Allergies

September 13, 2017

Integrative Treatment of Eczema: Addressing the Gut-Skin Connection

Dr. Leah Hassall, ND Eczema is a general term used to describe a group of skin conditions where the skin becomes red, inflamed and itchy. Sometimes the skin will weep or become hard and scaly. In infants, eczema typically appears on the scalp, face and elbows/knees. In older children and adults, it is more often […]

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November 9, 2015

Herbs and the Microbiome

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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May 6, 2013

Allergies and Your Child

Dr Deirdre O’Neill, ND Cherry blossoms are painting the streets of Victoria. They are part of the signs of spring and renewed life.  Flowers can bring such joy. This is not the case if you suffer from seasonal allergies. Then spring means sniffling, sneezing, itchy eyes, coughing. Children’s asthma is increasingly being triggered by seasonal […]

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September 3, 2012

Preventing Food Reactions in Children

Dr. Stephanie Peltz, ND Food sensitivities are one of the most common concerns patients express when coming to see a naturopathic doctor. Sensitivities are very common in our society and they lead to a wide range of symptoms. Reactions to food can be the root cause of digestive issues, skin complaints, mood imbalances, chronic pain, […]

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