Natural Health News

Sugar and performance

Sep 22, 2015 / 5:00 am

In last week’s article we investigated the role Type II food allergies can play for some children’s behaviour problems in school. We learned that...

Food allergies, poor results

Sep 15, 2015 / 5:00 am

In last week’s article, we discussed how poor digestion can contribute to poor performance at school. This is actually one of the most common reasons...

Poor digestion, poor results

Sep 1, 2015 / 5:00 am

Just prior to and at the beginning of every school year I see an increased number of parents bringing in their children because there are concerns at school....

Lung support for fire smoke

Aug 25, 2015 / 5:00 am

I was sitting at the Okanagan Sun football game Saturday night when my four year old asked me if there was a storm coming in. He loves storms! I looked over to...

Causes of fatigue

Aug 18, 2015 / 5:00 am

At least a few times each month a new patient will come into my practice because they want to have intravenous vitamin and mineral infusions to treat fatigue....

Golfer's and tennis elbow

Aug 11, 2015 / 5:00 am

Golfer’s elbow and tennis elbow are two of the most common injuries I work with on the physical side of my naturopathic practice. They are often...

Craving coffee

Jul 28, 2015 / 5:00 am

The thyroid gland produces hormones that play key roles in several areas of health. These hormones help provide energy during the day to make us physically...

The right dose - B12

Jun 30, 2015 / 5:00 am

Vitamin B12 is one of the most commonly asked about vitamins. It is also one of the most misunderstood vitamins. B12 has some unique aspects that make it...

What's my dose? Part 3

Jun 16, 2015 / 5:00 am

In last week’s article we discussed how the desired effect of a medication or supplement can dictate how it is dosed. We used the example of hormone...

What's my dose? Part 2

Jun 9, 2015 / 5:00 am

In last week’s column we began a discussion about how dosages for medications and supplements are recommended. We learned that many meds/sups have...

What's my dose?

Jun 2, 2015 / 5:00 am

The dose of a medication or supplement can be as important as or more important than the actual ingredients. However, in both conventional and integrative...

A good multivitamin

May 26, 2015 / 6:00 am

One of the most common questions I get near the end of a visit is, “what’s a good multivitamin?” In last week’s article we reviewed my...

Why take a multivitamin?

May 12, 2015 / 5:00 am

Supplementation is one of the most opinionated subjects in the natural health world. On one side you have many health experts promoting the consumption of...

What's causing my illness?

May 5, 2015 / 5:00 am

The title of this week’s article is, “What’s causing my illness”? This seems like such a basic question. One that must inherently be...

Reduce excess sugar: Part 2

Apr 28, 2015 / 5:00 am

Click here to read Part 1 of this article. Here are three more reasons to reduce excess sugar: 1. Excess Sugar Throws Off Your Bacterial Balance It has...

Reduce excess sugar

Apr 21, 2015 / 5:00 am

Sugar is sweet in many senses of the word sweet. It sweetens the flavour of everything you put it in and plays an important role in many of the treats we love...

Improve your ability to heal

Mar 24, 2015 / 5:00 am

Every day we injure ourselves. This may sound like a very basic statement, but it is true. We are injured daily as part of a normal day of being alive. Most of...

The thyroid test?

Mar 10, 2015 / 5:00 am

More and more new patients are coming into my office seeking advice on what they think may be a problem with their thyroid gland. In most cases, their intuition...

Thick blood

Feb 24, 2015 / 5:00 am

It is well known in the general public that “thick blood” can lead to high blood pressure. Most people are familiar with the use of blood thinners...

Effective blood pressure treatments

Feb 17, 2015 / 5:00 am

Last week a prospective new patient emailed a question to me about blood pressure treatments that inspired me to write this week’s column. The initial...