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The Okanagan Naturopath

It's important for the human body to get proper amounts of Vitamin C

It's important for the human body to get proper amounts of Vitamin C

Feb 29, 2024 / 6:00 pm

Vitamin C, or ascorbic acid, is the premier water-soluble antioxidant in the human body. It prevents oxidative damage to many other molecules in the body and is...

How the body deals with everyday toxic chemicals

How the body deals with everyday toxic chemicals

Feb 22, 2024 / 6:00 pm

The world is full of toxins. Every day you are exposed to hundreds, and perhaps thousands, of different foreign and synthetic chemicals. More than 100 years...

Nutrition can play a part in fending of breast cancer

Nutrition can play a part in fending of breast cancer

Feb 15, 2024 / 6:00 pm

The statistics are sobering. Breast cancer is the most common type of cancer in Canadian women, excluding non-melanoma skin cancer. And yes, breast can occur in...

Caffeine has become the drug of choice for many

Caffeine has become the drug of choice for many

Feb 8, 2024 / 6:00 pm

Caffeine is one of the most popular and widely used drugs in the world. It is also one of the most abused and addictive drugs. Caffeine is widely available in...

Understanding high blood pressure

Understanding high blood pressure

Feb 1, 2024 / 6:00 pm

High blood pressure is one of the most common chronic diseases. As much as 25% of the adult population throughout the world have high blood pressure....

Dealing with Seasonal Affective Disorder

Dealing with Seasonal Affective Disorder

Jan 25, 2024 / 6:00 pm

SAD, or Seasonal Affective Disorder, is a mood disorder that typically occurs with a lack of sunlight during the winter months. It is also colloquially known as...

Could 'blue zone' centenarians hold the secret to long life?

Could 'blue zone' centenarians hold the secret to long life?

Jan 18, 2024 / 6:00 pm

“Blue zones” is the colloquial term used to describe the regions of the world that have people who live the longest.They are geographic areas of the...

The problem with consuming too much sugar

The problem with consuming too much sugar

Jan 11, 2024 / 6:00 pm

Too much sugar stimulates the production of dopamine and other neurotransmitters to artificially high levels in parts of the brain. Although this may feel good...

Milk thistle supports liver function

Milk thistle supports liver function

Jan 4, 2024 / 6:00 am

Milk thistle has been used in folk medicine to treat liver disorders, kidney disease, bile congestion, high cholesterol, stimulate milk production, help...

Vitamin A for healthy skin, eyes and immune system

Vitamin A for healthy skin, eyes and immune system

Dec 28, 2023 / 6:00 pm

In the seamless wisdom that only a mother can have, I can still remember my mom giving me and my siblings a dose of cod liver oil on a teaspoon or as a small...

Natural Ativan in stressful times

Natural Ativan in stressful times

Dec 21, 2023 / 6:00 pm

Like the oft-used idiom of the Tale of Two Cities by Charles Dickens, “it was the best of times, it was the worst of times.” Just turn on the news...

How much water is enough for the human body?

How much water is enough for the human body?

Dec 14, 2023 / 6:00 pm

I am frequently asked how much water does a person needs to drink per day? Water is essential for human life. The human body is about 60% water. It makes up...

Diet and nutrition can play important roles in the prevention of breast cancer.

Diet and nutrition can play important roles in the prevention of breast cancer.

Dec 7, 2023 / 6:00 pm

The statistics are sobering. Breast cancer is the most common type of cancer in Canadian women, excluding non-melanoma skin cancer. And yes, breast can occur in...

The cholesterol controversy

The cholesterol controversy

Nov 30, 2023 / 6:00 pm

“There are three types of lies,” the American author Mark Twain once said, “Lies, damned lies and statistics.” The role of cholesterol...

Dealing with colds and the flu at this time of year

Dealing with colds and the flu at this time of year

Nov 23, 2023 / 6:00 pm

Colds and flus are common winter infections caused by viruses. Colds are milder than flus and tend to be limited to the mouth and nose. More than 200 viruses...

Turmeric is more than just a spice

Turmeric is more than just a spice

Nov 16, 2023 / 6:00 pm

Turmeric is a popular culinary spice from southeast Asia that has some amazing potential benefits for human health. This perennial herb is indigenous to India...

Co-enzyme Q10 is vitally important for life

Co-enzyme Q10 is vitally important for life

Nov 9, 2023 / 6:00 pm

Q10 is a biochemical spark inside human cells that is vitally important for life. Co-enzyme Q10, or Q10 for short, is an important vitamin-like compound that...

The difficulty dealing with dementia

The difficulty dealing with dementia

Nov 2, 2023 / 6:00 pm

Dementia, whether formally diagnosed as Alzheimer’s disease, vascular dementia or some other cause, is a scourge of a disease. It is insidious and...

Using herbs to help you breathe better

Using herbs to help you breathe better

Oct 26, 2023 / 6:00 pm

We live in the beautiful Okanagan valley of southern British Columbia. The environment resembles northern California’s Napa Valley. The climate is a...

Conditioning us to roll up and win

Conditioning us to roll up and win

Oct 19, 2023 / 6:00 pm

After a long and dreary period of COVID isolation, I was excited and happy to participate in the quintessentially Canadian Tim Horton’s Roll Up to Win...

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