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Fibromyalgia and Chronic Fatigue Syndrome

Fibromyalgia and Chronic Fatigue Syndrome are chronic health conditions that can drastically affect one’s level of functioning. They each affect about 1.5% of Canadians. More women than men are affected. Fibromyalgia Fibromyalgia invovles widespread pain and an altered pain response. It may follow abuse, injury, illness or prolonged stress. Chronic Fatigue Syndrome Chronic Fatigue Syndrome involves persistent and unexplained fatigue that impairs daily function, and can also include dysfunction of the nervous system, immune system and hormonal imbalance. It has been linked with infections, immune problems, prior stressful events and exposure to toxins, chemicals or pesticides. Both Both syndromes involve …

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Food Sensitivity Testing

By Katrina Traikov ND Naturopathic Doctor What’s the difference between a food intolerance, a food allergy and a food sensitivity? Food Intolerance A food intolerance is typically any adverse reaction or perceived adverse reaction to a food that is not a true food allergy (i.e. not mediated by IgE antibodies). Food Allergy Food allergies involve IgE antibodies and histamine. The skin prick test in an allergist’s office tests for this type of antibody (IgE). Allergic reactions typically come on suddenly. Common symptoms of food allergies include itching and hives, and in severe cases, swelling of the lips, face, tongue and …

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4 Supplements to Consider Stopping

By: Katrina Traikov ND Naturopathic Doctor Just because it’s “natural” doesn’t mean it’s safe or effective. Natural health products can have side effects, toxic dosages, or may interact with a health condition or something else you are taking. In addition, there can be issues with quality control or impurities. The following information is for educational purposes. Before making any changes please speak with your healthcare provider for individualized advice. Beta-Carotene The health benefits that were once attributed to beta-carotene are actually from eating at least four servings of vegetables and four servings of fruits per day. You may wish to consider switching …

Kidney Disease

Kidney health at all stages of kidney disease A naturopathic approach to kidney disease depends on whether patients are in early stage or late stage kidney disease, or whether they are on dialysis or are post-transplant. Early kidney disease In early kidney disease, treatment goals may be to stop the progression of the disease and heal the damage to the kidneys. This is done by addressing risk factors like diabetes, high blood pressure, smoking, obesity, and inflammation or dental disease. Well-researched supplements and plant medicines can be used to decrease protein or foaminess in the urine, and many foods can …

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A natural way to heart health

By Katrina Traikov ND Naturopathic Doctor Residents of Renfrew County are more likely to experience heart disease and stroke According to Statistics Canada, residents of Renfrew County are more likely to be overweight or obese, have high blood pressure, smoke, drink, and eat fewer fruits and vegetables when compared to the Ontario average. More of us also experience heart disease and stroke. Recently, a study came out in the Canadian Medical Association Journal comparing routine medical care to routine medical care with naturopathic care for Canada Post workers aged 25-65, at high risk of heart disease. The study lasted for one …

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Pain management, naturally

By Katrina Traikov ND Naturopathic Doctor Pain is the most common reason people seek health care According to the Canadian Pain Society, pain is the most common reason people seek health care. One in five Canadian adults suffers from chronic pain, and its prevalence increases with age. Chronic pain can negatively affect our level of social engagement and our quality of life. It is also associated with higher rates of depression, and even suicide. Pain medications can play an important role in pain management, but they may also put stress on our digestive system, cardiovascular system, liver or kidneys; and …

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Heart health, naturally

May 6th – May 12th 2013 is Naturopathic Medicine week During this week, Naturopathic Doctors (NDs) teach their communities about Naturopathic Medicine, health promotion and disease prevention. An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure. Heart disease and stroke are leading causes of death in Canada Residents of Renfrew County are more likely to be overweight or obese, have higher blood pressure, smoke, drink, and eat fewer fruits and vegetables compared to the Ontario average. We also experience proportionately more deaths from heart disease and stroke. Naturopathic Medicine and Heart Health Last week, a study came out in the …

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Healing, Naturally

The Upper Ottawa Valley has another new option when it comes to primary health care providers, and her name is Katrina Traikov. The naturopathic doctor has recently set up shop in the offices of Active Chiropractic, across from Home Depot at 1169 Pembroke Street East, with clinic hours four days a week: 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Tuesdays and Wednesdays, 10-4 on Fridays and 9-12 on Saturdays. While not covered by OHIP, Traikov says that most extended health insurance plans offer at least some coverage for naturopathic services, and although she can’t prescribe medication in Ontario, there are other reasons …

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