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Allergies

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?

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Digestion

Frankincense as YOUR pain saviour

Frankincense was giv­en to Jesus, seen as the saviour of the world in Christianity, on his ‘birth’ (or the date recor­ded as his birth) as a gift. Frankincense how­ever can also be your saviour this hol­i­day

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Herbal Medicine

Are you a supplement junkie?

Take a look in your medi­cine cab­in­et. How many bottles do you have in there for ran­dom vit­am­ins that are sup­posed to make you bet­ter? The vit­am­in clut­ter quiz What does each of them do? What

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Detox Your Body for the New Year!

The hol­i­day sea­son can be described as a sea­son of glut­tony — we use it as an excuse to eat, drink, and be merry –which in itself is no big deal, but after 3 – 4 weeks of this beha­viour,

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I never wanted to be a naturopath

Growing up, I wanted to be a doc­tor. I grew up want­ing to help people heal. As a child, I thought that being a med­ic­al doc­tor was the only way to do that. Of course, there are so many oth­er

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Tough love means you feel better

What happened to the under­stand­ing that medi­cine should not always be con­veni­ent or tasty to actu­ally be work­ing? Buckleys’ com­mer­cial and the infam­ous slo­gan Tastes awful, but it works, was an import­ant part of my

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NMW Day 6: Peeling the layers off

I am in the office on Saturday morn­ings. I enjoy these morn­ings often more than the reg­u­lar week because every­one who comes in the door has chosen to spend some of their pre­cious week­end time on

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NMW Day 4: The "magic" of herbal medicine

As natur­o­path­ic doc­tors we are very lucky to be trained in mul­tiple meth­ods of phys­ic­al (and emo­tion­al sup­port). One of these is herb­al medi­cine, and herb­al medi­cine is a dis­cip­line that can help with so many

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NMW Day 2: Cancer prevention

Cancer is some­thing we have inside of us, all of the time. Before you google this state­ment and begin to pan­ic, it is a simple phe­nomen­on that hap­pens in our bod­ies when the nor­mal mech­an­isms for

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Hives: Not just a quick fix

Hives are itchy, raised bumps (also known as welts and wheals) that appear on the skin after expos­ure to any­thing the body sees as for­eign. The med­ic­al word for hives is urticaria. It is derived from

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