Reducing inflammation during the holiday season

Christmas sea­sons are tough on those with chron­ic inflam­mat­ory con­di­tions. Hives, rashes, chron­ic stuffy or runny noses, sinus infec­tions, sore joints…these are all aggrav­ated by foods that cre­ate inflam­ma­tion. But what does that actu­ally mean? What

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Food allergy relief with herbal medicine!

I had to share this art­icle with you because it’s excit­ing to finally see stud­ies look­ing at the wis­dom of herb­al medi­cine for com­mon health issues, and this art­icle looks at food allergy relief, one

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My new appreciation for the word detox

I have always hated the word detox. My dis­tain for the word in part came from how people abuse the word detox. I have no objec­tion with the bio­chem­ic­al phases of detox­i­fic­a­tion in the liv­er, and what

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I'm a Vegan, with a side of meat

I have had a known wheat allergy for many years. In the past, I have also respon­ded very well to an anti-inflam­mat­ory diet (no wheat, dairy, eggs, soy, pork, cit­rus and night­shade veget­ables and any­thing pro­cessed with

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Genetically Modified Foods: You should be afraid

Most of my posts are inform­at­ive, and endeav­our not to freak every­one out. I can under­stand from a patient’s per­spect­ive that you hear and read so many con­flict­ing ideas through the inter­net, news­pa­pers, tele­vi­sion, health pro­grams… you

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Eczema: What your dermatologist won't tell you

November is Canada’s nation­al eczema month. EASE is an organ­iz­a­tion that sup­ports eczema aware­ness in Canada, and tonight they will be hav­ing a dis­cus­sion about what it means to live with eczema. Unfortunately I can­not attend due to clin­ic commitments,

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What does my liver do, and why is it important?

Fun facts about your liv­er It can regen­er­ate, even when resec­tioned! We really can grow this organ back! It syn­thes­izes our fat pro­duc­tion. It con­trols cho­les­ter­ol form­a­tion. Yes, big bad cho­les­ter­ol that gets bad press is primarily

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