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  • Gluten What’s Gluten and How Can it Affect Me? May 17, 2016

    Gluten is a protein in wheat and other grains that your immune system can react to.  It can affect people in three ways: celiac disease, gluten sensitivity or wheat allergy. Many people are not affected by gluten at all. Celiac disease is much more common that we thought. It’s estimated that 1 in 133 Canadians have celiac disease. Symptoms of celiac disease vary by age and don’t always involve the digestive system. Gluten sensitivity affects five to six per cent of Canadians. Symptoms of gluten sensitivity can include bloating, abdominal pain, constipation, or diarrhea. They can also include joint pain, headaches, fatigue, brain fog, or other symptoms. …

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  • Naturopathic Naturopath – What’s That? May 9, 2016

    Many people have no idea that our profession exists, no idea of the depth of our training, and no idea that we can help them live fuller, healthier lives as part of their healthcare team. We have 8 years of post-secondary training Naturopathic Doctors have completed an undergraduate degree, and four years of post-graduate study in Naturopathic Medicine. Naturopathic Doctors have been a regulated healthcare profession in Ontario since 1925. Naturopathic Medicine is also covered by most extended healthcare providers. We’re trained as primary care providers Much like a visit with a family doctor or nurse practitioner, a Naturopathic Doctor …

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  • 10 Common Sense Spring Detox Tips April 4, 2016

    (that don’t come from a box or a kit) What do Maple Syrup Season and Detox Have in Common? (Hint: It’s not what you think!) In Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM), spring and fall are considered more dynamic seasons – when something like a detox would be more appropriate because things are moving – and this coincides with the movement of sap in the trees. Summer and winter by contrast, are considered more static seasons in Traditional Chinese Medicine. There are many time-tested ways to incorporate cleansing or a detox into your semi-annual routine. However, talk to a healthcare provider about …

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  • The Power of Gratitude March 6, 2016

    What simple daily practice can offer you health, happiness, stronger relationships, and an increased feeling of satisfaction with your life? You guessed it – Gratitude.  Best of all, the practice of gratitude can be quick, easy, and free! In this article, we’ll focus on what gratitude is and isn’t as well as the social, physical, and mental-emotional benefits that have been linked with the practice of gratitude. As well, we’ll give you some tips to help you make gratitude a habit. What’s Gratitude? Gratitude is a feeling of thankfulness or appreciation. The practice of gratitude involves spending a little time …

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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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