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THIS MONTH'S FEATURES

  • 2018-05-18
    What Does It Mean to Be Adrenal-Fatigued? - Naturopathic Assessments and Supports These days, it is quite rare to meet someone who does not identify with fatigue or stress on some level. Adrenal insufficiency is a common diagnosis amongst naturopathic doctors and alternative practitioners, but few will fully investigate the extent of the insufficiency and determine the right herb for the right person.
  • 2018-05-18
    Vegetarian Diets - Thoughts from an American Blue Zone Sure, dental cleaning is great for our oral health, but did you know that it can also improve the wellness of your whole body? Daily toothbrushing and flossing is crucial to maintain the health of our gums and teeth; however, this might actually be more important in pregnant women and those looking to conceive.
  • 2018-05-17
    Periodontal Changes in Pregnancy and Oil Pulling - Naturopathic Perspectives Sure, dental cleaning is great for our oral health, but did you know that it can also improve the wellness of your whole body? Daily toothbrushing and flossing is crucial to maintain the health of our gums and teeth; however, this might actually be more important in pregnant women and those looking to conceive.
  • 2018-05-17
    Magnesium - Many Health Benefits Magnesium is the fourth most-abundant mineral in the human body, and is essential for the hundreds of metabolic and hormonal reactions occurring daily. It is generally known to be a component of bone formation (partnered with calcium), and is gaining more interest as a sleep aid due to its natural muscle relaxant properties.
  • 2018-05-17
    Candida Overgrowth Syndrome - Naturopathic Perspectives A fairly common but often underrecognized condition I encounter as a naturopathic doctor is “chronic yeast infection”; something you may have heard of. It is also sometimes called Candida overgrowth syndrome (COS). This condition can manifest through a variety of mild, systemic, nonspecific symptoms, which may go unexplained and untreated for months or even years at a time for many patients.
  • 2018-04-22
    Traveller’s Diarrhea Prevention and Treatment When travelling to tropical and subtropical regions, there is always a chance of contracting a bacterial infection that turns into traveller’s diarrhea.
  • 2018-04-21
    The Development of Food Sensitivities - True and False Sensitivities and What to Do About Them Today, most schools are nut-free facilities, and laws have been passed to ensure proper labeling of all ingredients in a product. Still, many families struggle with the idea of keeping certain foods off the dinner table.
  • 2018-04-21
    Low-Level Laser Light Therapy - Potential Uses What if there was a way to measurably speed up recovery from acute injury, to enhance healing of surgical wounds, to resolve diabetic ulcers, or to mitigate or even reverse chronic degenerative joint pain?
  • 2018-04-18
    Mindfulness - What Is It, and What Does It Do for You? What are the actual benefits of mindfulness? And what do you need to do to realize the benefits?
  • 2018-04-16
    Every time I turn around, someone else has published a news article saying that cell phones are rewiring our brains, stealing our creativity, and making us unable to focus and by some measures, even decreasing our intelligence—but are they really? Every time I turn around, someone else has published a news article saying that cell phones are rewiring our brains, stealing our creativity, and making us unable to focus and by some measures, even decreasing our intelligence—but are they really?
  • 2018-03-22
    Tackling Sugar Cravings Historically, human beings had access to fructose in the form of fruits, honey, and certain vegetables, and the consumption of these high sugar foods increased the chances for survival during periods of food scarcity, due to the ample calories sugar provides.
  • 2018-03-14
    Mental Health and Thinking Beyond the Brain If you or a loved one has suffered with a mental illness, you know it’s a whole-body illness. Not only does mood drop, but also, basic daily activities like sleep and regular meals become an obstacle. Weight fluctuates, interests fall off, and relationships take a hit. People with mental health concerns suffer in many ways for an often unnecessarily long time.
  • 2018-03-14
    Hypothyroidism: Causes and Management Hypothyroidism is a term used to describe an underactive thyroid gland. Hypothyroidism is further classified according to “type”: subclinical, primary, or secondary hypothyroidism. The main function of the thyroid gland is to regulate the metabolic processes essential for normal growth, development, and tissue differentiation.
  • 2018-03-10
    Prenatal Genetic Testing and Counselling Prenatal genetic testing is used to determine if a fetus has, or is at risk of developing, a genetic disorder. These disorders are caused by changes, often deletions or duplications, in fetal DNA and chromosomes. Two main types of testing often performed are screening and diagnosis. Screening tests typically look for aneuploidy—an abnormal number of chromosomes
  • 2018-03-02
    Where to Start with Thyroid Imbalance The thyroid gland is one of the smallest glands in the body, but it has some of the most powerful influences on the way a person feels. Conventional medicine relies heavily on the use of labs to diagnose and manage thyroid problems. But more and more people are turning to naturopathic medicine to help...