Category: Cold and Flu

October 25, 2019

Immune Support and Prevention from our Plant and Fungal Kingdoms

Dr. Erin Crossman, ND   Cold and flu season is among us. It’s time to be the most resilient you can be to support your immune system! We will talk about one plant and group of fungi that are top immune modulators.   The first step towards a strong immune system is 100 per cent […]

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Are You Ready for Cold and Flu Season?….some things to consider

Dr. Lisa Polinsky, ND   With the recent change to colder temperatures and shorter days we are now in the season of increased frequency of colds and flus. You may notice people around you with runny noses, congestion, coughs, sneezing and red, irritated eyes. Many people wait until it is too late but now is […]

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November 9, 2015

The Battle of the Bugs

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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January 15, 2015

Immune-Boosting Chicken Soup

This is a great soup to make during cold and flu season. Feel free to add any vegetables you prefer. Diced yams or winter squash are an excellent addition, so are finely chopped hot peppers. You can also replace the napa cabbage with either green or savoy cabbage. Tip: Use 16 cups of water for […]

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November 24, 2014

Foundations for winter wellness

Fall is a time of great change. Nature is preparing herself for a long hibernation before the next growing season. This is a time for the soil and plant life to rest and replenish themselves. Fall is also a time of transition for us. Back to school, back to the daily routines of work-life balance. […]

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November 4, 2013

Keeping the Bugs at Bay in the Winter Season

Dr. Juliet Ghodsian, ND A French physiologist once said “The Terrain is everything, the germ is nothing.” An interesting thought, but what does that mean? It means that simple exposure to a bacteria or virus does not mean you will get sick. But isn’t that contrary to most of our beliefs about hygiene and health? […]

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October 7, 2013

The Common Cold: Natural Treatment and Prevention

Dr. Stephanie Peltz, ND With the changing of the weather, the season for the common cold is here.  We have been witness to many of you suffering from the cold virus symptoms of nasal congestion, sore throat, headaches and fatigue.  We can help when you have a cold…please don’t cancel your appointment!   If you […]

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November 12, 2012

Six Suggestions for Boosting Your Immunity Naturally

Act quickly and know when your supplements are at their most effective.  Many natural remedies such as Echinacea, Yin Chiao San, and homeopathic cold & flu medications work far more effectively (or only at all) when taken in the first stages of illness. Use foods medicinally. Nourishing foods such as meat, fish, and vegetable broths […]

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October 17, 2012

Antibiotics: When to Take Them and How to Avoid Them

Many Vancouver locals may have noticed the recent antibiotics awareness campaign that is being spread across the city. Promoted by multiple health authorities, the campaign aims to reduce antibiotic overuse and decrease the resistance of superbugs, which are becoming increasingly resistant to antibiotics. Naturopaths commonly recognize how crucial it is that an infection be accurately […]

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October 1, 2012

Injections for Flu Prevention

Our natural alternative to the flu shot involves two injections of low dose herbal extracts and minerals and a take home package that continues to boost immunity.  This is not a vaccination.  Instead it improves white blood cell activity against viral particles, speeding up the rate that they respond to viral invaders. We have many […]

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