Dr. Katrina Traikov ND

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Topics: herbal remedies

Linden Trees

One More Reason to Enjoy the Pembroke Waterfront Linden Trees,  or Tillia spp. sometimes called Lime Blossom trees, grow in Europe, Japan, and North America. Lucky for us, Tillia americana or American Linden – also known as Basswood trees grow right here in the Valley along the Pembroke Waterfront. They are elegant trees with heart shaped leaves and white flowers with bright greenish-yellow appendages (see above). The gentle, calming scent of Lime blossoms fills the air when they bloom each summer in early to mid-July. There are a fair number of them near the Pembroke Marina, and along the Pembroke waterfront path …

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Pembroke Herb Walk

The first annual July Herb Walk in Pembroke was a success! (Held last Thursday, July 10th from 6-7 pm in the evening). It was a great opportunity to get out and learn about some of the medicinal plants growing right in our backyard, and spend some time outside on the lovely waterfront path in Pembroke. We covered a short distance on the accessible paved path (from where the boardwalk ends and the paved path begins, to the bridge), but we learned about many of the medicinal plants growing right in our own backyard including: linden trees, mullein, chicory, white clover, …

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15 Ways to Stop Seasonal Allergies Naturally

Want to stop the sneezing, congestion and itchy, watery eyes? The symptoms of seasonal allergies can be can be annoying or even unbearable. There are many simple and effective therapies that Naturopathic Medicine has to offer. Diet and lifestyle 1) Avoid products that stress or damage the respiratory system like second hand smoke, aerosols, air pollution, and many household cleaners. Click here to access the Environmental Working Group’s Guide to Healthy Cleaning.  2) Purchase a good quality air purifier, especially for your bedroom. 3) Vacuuming, dusting, and washing linens and drapes regularly can help decrease your overall allergen load. 4) Avoid wearing shoes in the house. Most …

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Mental health and addiction – naturopathic approaches

There are many different approaches that Naturopaths can offer their patients with mental health and addiction issues. These include short term relief of cravings or symptoms, and long-lasting skills and more helpful coping mechanisms that can allow you to “kick the habit” or resolve your symptoms for good. Naturopathic approaches to mental health and addiction issues include Ear acupressure / ear seeds – little seeds taped at various locations on the ears. In traditional chinese medicine (TCM) the ear is considered a map of the body. Stimulating specific points can be helpful to help with mental health and / or …

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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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Pain management – naturopathic approaches

There are many different tools that Naturopaths can use with patients for pain management. We try to address the root cause of your pain to gradually decrease or resolve it over time. We also have approaches that can provide fast relief, naturally. Our approaches include Mindfulness-based approaches including stress reduction techniques Addressing health concerns that could be contributing to pain (eg. Digestive problems, past or current injuries, inflammation, arthritis, fractures, fibromyalgia) Helping you prepare for and recover from surgery Assessing and treating alignment of the bones, as well as treating the muscles and soft tissues – looking at your body’s structure …

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