Category Archives for Common Health Concerns

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’re 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

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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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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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Thyroid Disease

The thyroid gland, located in the neck behind the trachea, is responsible for regulating metabolism, which affects mood, energy levels, and weight. Damage to the thyroid gland can cause thyroiditis (inflammation), 

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