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sick prevention with naturopathic medicine written with Dr. Aoife Earls ND in Oakville
Cold and Flu

Help, I don't want to get sick!

So, it’s inevitable. You’re alive, your children don’t wash their hands, and you breathe air that other humans breathe. You’re going to get sick, BUT there are many ways you can support your immune system

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Cold and Flu

Sore Throat: Antibiotic or natural remedy?

Warning: This post may contain surprising opinions Happy New Year! I started 2014 with a serious sore throat (tonsillitis) caused by a Strep A infection. Strep throat. For the next 10 days I took Biaxin, an antibiotic. Antibiotics you say? But why? How could

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Cold and Flu

Soothe your sore throat with herbs

Gentle herbs that soothe sore throats At this time of year with all of us trapped indoors in recirculated air, getting sick is likely. When I have a sore throat, what kind of things do I turn to as

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Laughter is the best medicine: Proven!

Clowns Help Children with Respiratory Infections Get Well Faster — Natural Medicine Journal Laughter really can be a part of medicine, that body-​mind connection that everyone talks about but we sometimes take for granted. Rather than pointing out the

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What I do when I have a cold?

As a naturopathic doctor, I also am accustomed to colds and flu. A summer cold I have not been afflicted with for some time, but my schedule being crazy certainly was a good recipe for disaster. Add a few less hours of

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