Category: Alzheimer’s

February 19, 2019

Dementia and Alzheimer’s: Risk Reduction and Supportive Care

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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Minerals, Methylation, and Mental function

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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Omega-3 Fatty Acids and Slowing the Progression of Alzheimer’s Disease: Fact or fishy?

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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July 12, 2018

Boosting the Ketogenic Diet

Dr. Alexia Harris, ND Over the years, the ketogenic diet has gained so much popularity in the fitness and weight-loss industry that supplement companies have manufactured a host of nutritional “ketogenic” products designed to support individuals following the diet. In the last decade, the diet has also become popular within the naturopathic medical profession as […]

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August 8, 2017

Getting to the Root of Sleeplessness

Dr. Leah Hassall, ND About one third of North Americans report sleep disturbance, which can include difficulties falling asleep, frequent waking in the night or poor quality sleep that leads to the feeling of exhaustion in the morning. Fingers are pointing towards our round-the-clock hectic lifestyles and access to technology as more and more people […]

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