Category Archives for Naturopathic Medicine for Common Health Concerns

Acupuncture for Sciatica

If you have ever had sciatica, you know how painful it can be. The pain can be unrelenting and persist for a long time. The sciatic nerve runs from the lower back down the back of the thigh. It then branches

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Healthy Food is the Best Dentist

The Ontario government has recently announced that more children from low-income families will be receiving free dental care. Ontario’s health minister was quoted as saying that “Good oral

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Detox: Yes or no?

Have you ever thought about doing a cleanse or a detox but weren’t sure of the benefits or didn’t know how? Read below to find out. Why detox? A detox is beneficial for general health because it gives

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Top Three Prescription Drugs and Their Natural Alternatives Part 2

As discussed in Part 1 of this blog post, the top three pharmaceutical drugs prescribed in North America are hydrocodone for pain, statins for lowering cholesterol, and amlodipine for lowering blood pressure. In

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Managing Menopausal Symptoms Naturally

Do you get frequent hot flashes and night sweats? Do you also have vaginal dryness and trouble sleeping? If so, then you’re experiencing the most common symptoms of perimenopause. Other common symptoms

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Top Three Prescription Drugs and Their Natural Alternatives

In North America, we are used to the idea of taking prescription or over-the-counter drugs to treat common ailments, especially pain. The focus of naturopathic medicine is prevention, and so in my practice,

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Obesity as a Symptom

Obesity is now considered to be a pandemic, with over one-third of the North American population classified as obese. The blame is usually placed on the wide availability of foods that cause people to

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Alzheimer’s Disease

Alzheimer’s disease is a neurodegenerative disease that progresses from forgetting little things (e.g., keys) to forgetting how to do things you have done your entire life. In Alzheimer’s disease,

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Meat and Colorectal Cancer

Colorectal cancer makes up 13% of all new cases of cancer in Canada. People with colorectal cancer have a five-year survival rate of 65%, which is considered average. Recent evidence has revealed that

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Osteoporosis

Osteoporosis occurs when bone mass decreases and bones become porous. As a result, there is an increased risk of fractures, commonly in the hips and vertebrae. Osteoporosis most often occurs in women,

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