Category Archives for Naturopathic Medicine for Common Health Concerns

Is orange juice really that good for you?

A Western breakfast typically starts off with a glass of orange juice. The orange juice commercials on TV have done a great job of convincing us that orange juice is very high in vitamin C and should

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Breathing for Health

Having worked with many seniors, I’ve noticed that many of them have shallow breathing, i.e., small, short breaths, and they breathe through their mouths. I have also heard comments from other health

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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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Top 3 Food Categories for Great Skin

I shake my head every time I see TV commercials for skin creams. Usually they depict famous older actresses who get a lot more help from skin care professionals and chemical treatments than they do from

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Manage Stress with These 5 Tips

Life can get pretty stressful. There are so many things to do, so many things to keep track of, and there never seem to be enough hours in the day to get everything done. Positive Ways of Dealing with

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Insomnia: Do you have it?

After reading my last blog post on myths and misconceptions about insomnia, you may be questioning whether or not you have insomnia. At the end of this blog post, hopefully you will have a clearer idea

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Insomnia: Myths and Misconceptions

This blog post is the next installment in a series of posts on insomnia. The topic of today’s blog post is common misconceptions many of us have about sleep and insomnia. Myth No. 1 The most common

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Insomnia and the Sleep Cycle

When dealing with any health condition, it’s always helpful to find out more about it. For insomnia, I found it very helpful to know more about normal sleep. In this blog post, I’m going to

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Insomnia and Sleeping Pills

Did you know that insomnia affects 60% of the adult population? Given how common it is, it’s odd that there is very little funding granted for research on this condition. Medical doctors are not

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