Naturopathic Medicine

Hangry: how your food can change your mood

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Food can have such a profound affect on our bodies, but we’re now also starting to understand the affect it has on our mental and emotional states too. I’ve spent a lot of time researching this, as well as lecturing about it to the public and my patients. Instead of […]

Leaky gut, and how it’s affecting your life

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Leaky gut is a term that’s often thrown around but never properly understood. You’ll want to read this whole post, as this may explain a lot of your own symptoms. Digestion: The digestive tract is a hollow tube that runs from the mouth to the anus, and can therefore be […]

Apple Picking

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This past weekend, Courtney and I took the kids apple picking. It was a beautiful day, we’d just been to a new local “cidery” (great place, but that’s another story for another day), and thought lets go pick some local apples. At first we thought nothing of it, but while […]

Make your own kimchi

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Fermented foods are becoming a hit again, and rightly so! They’re packed with beneficial bacteria that help with digestion, our immune system, allergies, and the list goes on! So how do you make your own? Easy! Just keep reading…   Ingredients (best if you can grow these yourself!): 1 head […]

Are you allergic to the foods you’re eating?

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We all know about the anaphylactic reactions that some people have to food, but were you aware that most people can have a different and less severe reaction? Although the symptoms are not life threatening, they can be extremely debilitating. Let’s compare the 2 types: Type 1 hypersensitivity reaction is […]

Psoriasis & Eczema: manifestations deeper than the skin

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Contributed by Dr. Mary Peric ND. When working with individuals who suffer from chronic skin issues such as psoriasis, eczema, acne, rosacea to list a few, we must always look deeper than the skin! Just brushing the surface with topical treatments, does not address the interior imbalances manifesting themselves on the […]

Acne: it’s time you were done with it.

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Most people nowadays have suffered through acne at one point in their lives, or still do.  It’s prevalence has seen a drastic increase over the last 50 years and it seems to be getting harder to treat, and the worst part about it isn’t the potential scarring, but the emotional […]

Creating Medicine: How to make remedies from the plants around us

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There is a noticeable shift of people searching for health from more than just pharmaceuticals.  They’re looking for more natural treatments with less side effects and are constantly seeking answers from the experts (read: Google).  One of the oldest forms of medicine, botanical (or herbal) medicine, is the use of […]

Healthy Skin: it’s what’s inside that counts

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Skin.  It’s the first thing we notice about someone next to their smile and their eyes.  It tells the world how healthy we are – do we have blemishes or poor colour? Or does our skin look radiant and full of life? In an effort to give the impression of healthy […]

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