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  • 2017-06-06
    Substance Abuse Treatment Options Substance Abuse Treatment OptionsOne in five people over the age of 65 have had a substance or alcohol abuse problem at some point. It is one of the most common health conditions and one of the conditions that takes one of the largest financial tolls on society.
  • 2017-06-05
    Spring Cleaning Never Too Late Spring Cleaning Never Too LateAs the temperatures start to warm up and the snow begins to disappear, and as the hours of daylight extend, that feeling of spring starts to arise. The return of spring often brings a sense of new beginnings, new growth, or a fresh start.
  • 2017-06-05
    Finally, Some Shut Eye - Naturopathic Treatments for Insomnia and Sleep Disturbance Finally, Some Shut Eye - Naturopathic Treatments for Insomnia and Sleep DisturbanceMost people, at some point or another, have experienced poor sleep; feeling too warm, tossing and turning before a big event, thoughts buzzing through the mind after an argument with a loved one, or maybe restless legs.
  • 2017-06-05
    Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis - A Needling Approach Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis - A Needling ApproachAmyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) is a neurodegenerative condition that affects the motor neurons of the cerebral cortex, brain stem, and spinal cord. It afflicts patients 55–75 years of age, and is slightly more common in men than women.
  • 2017-06-02
    Tracking your Menstrual Cycles Demystified Tracking your Menstrual Cycles DemystifiedUnderstanding your menstrual cycle involves more than just estimating your next period. Knowing your body and tracking your menstrual cycles can provide insight into your hormonal and reproductive health. You might be experiencing symptoms that we usually label as “normal,” when we should be calling them “common.”
  • 2017-05-03
    Safe and Healthy Childbirth - Why Every Woman Deserves a Doula Safe and Healthy Childbirth - Why Every Woman Deserves a Doula Childbirth is one of the most transformative processes a woman can experience. While the intensity of childbirth is a constant through the ages, expectations and environments have evolved. Today, in Western culture, a woman’s first encounter with birth is usually that of her own first baby.
  • 2017-05-03
    Protein Requirements - What Is Required for Optimal Health? Protein Requirements - What Is Required for Optimal Health?There are many controversies in health-care regarding the proper amount of dietary protein needed for optimal health. Previous concerns of high-protein diets included increased risk of renal (kidney) diseases, and decreases in bone mineral density from leaching of calcium and nutrients from bone.
  • 2017-05-03
    Iron Deficiency - What You Need to Know Iron Deficiency - What You Need to KnowIron deficiency is the most common nutrient deficiency in the world. Many women are iron-deficient, especially those who are menstruating, pregnant, postpartum, or breast-feeding. Iron deficiency is also commonly seen in those with chronic blood loss and/or gastrointestinal absorption issues.
  • 2017-05-03
    Histamine Intolerance - Naturopathic Perspectives Histamine Intolerance - Naturopathic PerspectivesHistamine is an organic compound that is involved in many processes in the body. It can be produced within the human body or ingested in foods. In humans, histamine is synthesized in several cells, including mast cells, basophils, platelets, histaminergic neurons, and enterochromaffin cells.
  • 2017-05-03
    Back Pain and Lumbago - Natural Approaches Back Pain and Lumbago - Natural ApproachesBack pain is extremely common and has been experienced by almost everyone at one point in life. The official name for low back pain is lumbago, and it is literally defined as pain in the lower back. There are many possible causes for back pain, and often it is not even possible to identify a specific cause. If this is the case, it might be called nonspecific.
  • 2017-04-13
    Prolotherapy / PRP Treatments Have you ever injured yourself? Torn a ligament? Twisted an ankle? Separated a shoulder? If you weren’t healing and were experiencing inflammation, the likely treatment option offered by your medical doctor would be a cortisone injection. Cortisone is a powerful anti-inflammatory. But, what if this treatment is actually counterproductive to the long-term healing effects you are seeking? Have you ever injured yourself? Torn a ligament? Twisted an ankle? Separated a shoulder? If you weren’t healing and were experiencing inflammation, the likely treatment option offered by your medical doctor would be a cortisone injection.
  • 2017-04-13
    CoQ10 - Impact on Female Fertility Fertility challenges associated with maternal aging are an ever-increasing concern for those wanting to conceive. Fertility challenges associated with maternal aging are an ever-increasing concern and can add constant pressure and stress to females wanting to have children.
  • 2017-04-13
    Parkinson’s Disease Associated Sleep Disorders - Novel Treatments Parkinson’s Disease Associated Sleep Disorders - Novel TreatmentsParkinson’s disease (PD) is one of the most common neurodegenerative disorders, affecting 1–2% of the population over the age of 65.
  • 2017-04-13
    Sweet Almond Oil - Clinical Applications Sweet Almond Oil - Clinical ApplicationsSweet almonds, when ingested, provide dietary fibre and healthy fats that are good for overall health and may be helpful for reducing cholesterol and decreasing the risk of coronary heart disease.
  • 2017-04-12
    Constipation - 10 Anti-Constipation Tips Constipation - 10 Anti-Constipation TipsBowel movements provide information not only about the workings of your digestive system, but also about so many other aspects of your health.