Gluten has been getting really bad press as of late. It is blamed for a host of conditions including, but not limited to, celiac disease, IBD (Ulcerative Colitis and Crohn’s Disease), infertility, neurological diseases, developmental diseases and autoimmune diseases.² But a recent study in the journal Entropy suggests that gluten may not be the culprit after… Continue reading Gluten may not actually be the culprit!?! How very interesting.
One of the areas I find interesting in my practice is fertility. This means that I work with couples to help them optimize their chances of a healthy conception. Naturopathic Medicine has so much to offer couples who are either considering conception, in the process of actively trying to conceive or are experiencing difficulties with… Continue reading Fertility is about more than conception alone
Despite the fact that most women experience a monthly menses (your period) from puberty until menopause, most of us really don’t understand our menstrual cycle or how it can give us fantastic information about the state of our health. This used to be true for me as well, and now I would like to share… Continue reading A Healthy Menstrual Cycle
On October 21, the Naturopathic Medical community received some exceptional news. A pair of brothers, Dugald and Andrew Seely, one a Naturopathic Doctor, the other a Medical Doctor are receiving the largest-ever North American grant intended to study the effectiveness of naturopathic medicine used in combination with conventional medicine. The $3.85 million grant will fund a project… Continue reading Bridging the Gap Between Naturopathic and Conventional Medicine
The evidence demonstrating a connection between sugar intake and Alzheimer’s Disease is mounting. The exact mechanism has yet to be discovered but the theories revolve around a link between the intake of sugar, the subsequent spike in blood sugar and the inflammatory and damaging effects this excess blood sugar has on our neuronal health. How… Continue reading The Connection Between Sugar and Alzheimer’s Disease
It is hot out here in Vancouver, BC and the need for sun safety has arrived. You may be wondering what are the best ways to be sun safe? How does one choose the best sunscreen? Which brands are the safest? What chemicals should you avoid? How best to apply? What is the best SPF?… Continue reading How to be Sun Savvy
In the last post I spoke about finding your personal bedtime with the intention of helping you get to sleep. This post is all about why that is so important. My Top Six Reason’s to Sleep: 1. Stress Reduction: When you receive adequate sleep you become less stressed. Physiologically, this is the result of two different mechanisms. The… Continue reading The Importance of Sleep