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Monday June 16 2014

A very important part of my "information gathering" process with each new patient is to determine what their digestive health is like: What is their diet like?  How often do they have a bowel movement?  Are there any weird colours?  Are there any food particles?  Do they experience gas and/or bloating?  There are so many questions to ask with respect to their digestion that helps to give me different clues that help me put pieces of the puzzle together for each patient.  The balance of good and bad bacteria is very important, and I often speak to patients regarding the importance of their diet and sometimes the need for probiotics.  However, I recently came across this article that I will have to do a bit more research into and may influence the gut bacteria discussion to include lifestyle changes as well.

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Monday, 16 December 2013 07:57

Heartburn Medication & B12 Deficiency

Monday December 16 2013

I heard about an interesting article on CBC that published in the Journal of American Medical Association (JAMA) that linked the use of heart burn medications to a higher risk of developing vitamin B12 deficiency.

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Monday August 8 2011

As a society, North American women are choosing to wait a little bit longer before starting a family.  This has been associated with an increased rate of couples who are finding it more difficult to conceive.  Naturopathic medicine can complement allopathic procedures (such as IVF or in-vitro fertilization) by improving the couple’s overall health and fertility.

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Monday, 22 August 2011 11:56

Zinc for the Common Cold?

Monday August 22 2011

I realize that it’s still August and that catching the cold is one of the last things on our minds as we enjoy this beautiful weather, but I wanted to share an article that I came across on the potential benefits of zinc and the common cold.  You can find the article here.

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Monday, 05 September 2011 08:37

Vitamin D: The Sunshine Vitamin

Monday September 5 2011

It feels like summer has abruptly come to an end with the chilly weather we’ve been having ever since September began!  So, I wanted to write a post on the benefits of vitamin D because it *is* the sunshine vitamin afterall and Autumn is just around the corner − which means less and less sunlight as most of us begrudgingly move towards Winter.

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Monday, 19 September 2011 10:32

Cost Effective Supplements: How Do You Decide?

Monday September 19 2011

Choosing a specific supplement from a wall full of the same product made by a slew of different companies can be a daunting task!  The keys to finding the most cost effective supplement at your local health food store is to: 

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Monday September 26 2011

I was just recommending that a patient use L-glutamine (GSH) the other day, so I decided that I should write a little blurb about it and its many benefits.

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Monday, 23 January 2012 12:44

Boswellia serrata (Frankincense)

Monday January 23 2012

Do you have sore joints?  

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Monday April 2 2012

Green tea has great anti-cancer effects due to its high content of catechins.    In fact, many studies have shown that regular consumption of green tea decreases the risk of certain types of cancer, particularly bladder and prostate cancer.

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Monday, 09 April 2012 07:34

Does Vitamin C Cause Kidney Stones?

Monday April 9 2012

I am often asked by patients whether or not high doses of vitamin C causes kidney stones, so I wanted to write a blog entry on this topic in order to clear vitamin C’s name!

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