Category: Conditions and Symptoms

August 7, 2013

Getting Enough Zzzzz's

Dr Deirdre O’Neill Sleep is such an important part of our lives. When it is in the right rhythm, we think nothing of it. When we are missing our sleep, it can cruelly creep its affects into many parts of our life. Sleep is important not only to keep the grumps away. Lack of it […]

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Skin, Sun and Summertime

Dr. Miranda Wiley, ND As summer reaches its zenith and the temperature rises there is a natural inclination for many of us to spend time outside unencumbered by layers of clothing and to get some sun on our skin.  But while it is important for all of us to be mindful of the potential damage […]

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July 10, 2013

Candida: A Multi-Organ Condition

Dr. Marni Ross, ND Now that summer is upon us, we might be indulging in some more barbeques, beer drinking, iced coffees and sweet cold drinks.  Small amounts of these treats might not do much harm for some people, however the increase in sugar can feed a yeast in our bodies called Candida albicans.  A […]

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June 14, 2013

5 Tips to Help Make Your Work Day Less Stressful!

Dr. Lisa Polinsky, ND 1) Get up and Move!   – Sitting has become the new smoking with a significant negative impact on health.  A suggestion of ‘walking meetings’ may work for small groups who can discuss issues or projects as they walk in the neighbourhood.  Everyone will feel better from sun and light exposure […]

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The Stress-Illness Connection

Dr. Arjuna Veeravagu ND RAc Although most people have experienced feeling unwell during times of elevated stress, few are aware of the underlying connection between these experiences.  Increased stress stimulates our adrenal glands to produce higher levels of the hormones cortisol, DHEA and adrenaline.  After a stressful situation has resolved, these hormones should soon return […]

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April 5, 2013

To Sleep, Perchance to Dream…..

Dr. Lisa Polinsky, ND 30 – 40% of all Canadians complain of difficulty getting a good night’s sleep and nearly everyone has experienced difficulties from time to time.  Sleep is our restoration and healing time and when it is problematic it can affect everything from stress hormones, to immune system, weight issues and aggravates depression […]

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April 1, 2013

Anxiety and Naturopathic Medicine

Dr. Stephanie Peltz, ND What ailment could a toddler, a high schooler, a new parent, a baby boomer, and Spot the dog, experience alike?  Anxiety is one of the most pervasive complaints in our society.  As naturopathic doctors, we offer natural long lasting treatment options, while digging deeply for the root cause of these feelings. […]

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March 6, 2013

Making Sense of Insulin Resistance

Dr. Kristin Schnurr, ND What is Insulin Resistance? Insulin is the hormone whose main function is to process sugar in the bloodstream and carry it to fat, liver, and muscle cells to be stored for later use.  When your body is flooded with too much insulin too much of the time, your cells can become […]

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Depression and Naturopathic Medicine

Dr. Lisa Polinsky I was recently invited to speak on the radio about Naturopathic Medicine and the topic of depression as a lead up to the big media event for Mental Health Day on February 12, 2013.  It is a significant health issue that affects approximately 1 in 5 Canadians directly and untold numbers of […]

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February 13, 2013

The Underlying Causes of Insomnia

Dr. Samantha Gray, ND, RAc The symptom of insomnia reflects either an acute stress or it is due to a deeper imbalance. Natural remedies can help to relieve the suffering of inadequate sleep especially during times of high stress.  Herbs such as passionflower, valerian and scutellaria can truly be a miracle at these times.  If however, […]

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