Category: Seasonal Issues

September 14, 2018

Back to Life…Back on Track!

Dr. Jocelyn Taitt, ND September tends to bring about changes in our daily routine as things gear up a notch at work or school. This is often accompanied by an increase in stress, which needs to be managed proactively in order to ensure that we have the energy and immune strength to endure the challenges […]

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January 22, 2018

Your Mood and Vitamin D Testing

Dr. Lisa Polinsky, ND “We just passed Blue Monday  – January 15, 2018 – a title given as it’s the 3rd Monday in January and has been considered to be the saddest day in the year.  While not a fully scientific label it does generate conversation and can be a point of personal check-in each […]

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January 16, 2018

Set Yourself Up for Success to Make Your Goals a Reality, Once and For All!

Dr. Jocelyn Taitt, ND You’ve made it through another hectic holiday season! That is no small feat. Time for us all to catch a breath, determine our priorities, hopes and dreams for the upcoming year, and put plans into place to make our goals a reality, once and for all! At this time of year […]

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December 15, 2017

Holiday Stress, Digestion and the Benefits of Exercise

Dr. Dorian Holmes, ND The holiday season is upon us.  And we all know what this can mean for some of us.  Stress! Holidays are wrought with obligations to our families and friends, meeting year’s end quotas for work and often incurring some debt as this is the “season for giving.” Not to make the […]

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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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June 16, 2015

To Sunbathe or Not to Sunbathe

Dr. Juliet Ghodsian, ND The lowdown on SUN SAFETY AND VITAMIN D It’s almost here!  What we’ve spent the long fall, winter and sometimes spring months dreaming about.  Cloudless skies and beautiful sunshine. Every day, all day, as often as we can get it!  The more the better, right?  Not so much. In the face […]

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August 7, 2013

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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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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April 10, 2012


Managing allergies throughout the year by Dr. Miranda Demierre What is an allergy? “Allergy” is a broad term used to describe a hypersensitivity reaction by the immune system to a substance that is harmless to the population at large (as opposed to toxins which are dangerous for all of humankind) but reactive in certain individuals. […]

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