Air pollution - truly a health issue? If so, what can you do?

Some days when I'm out for my much needed activity such as biking or running to release my stress and be a part of nature, I notice the air quality more than others. And usually, an observation of such is not a good thing! It lead me to question more about the impact of the air quality on my health, and how I can support my body in the settings of air pollution. Learn more as I did here:

Psoriasis, Autoimmunity, Inflammation and the Gut – what natural things can you do to heal?

The frustration of psoriasis, for those who experience it, ranges from mild irritation and annoyance to something which can be debilitating. Learn more about natural alternatives to support the resolution of psoriasis.

High-dose Biotin Shows Promise for Arresting Progressive Multiple Sclerosis Disability

Anyone who has an autoimmune disease such as multiple sclerosis is often looking to alternative medicine for support. Learn about the positive findings of recent research utilizing high-dose biotin for the treatment of this condition.

Combating Chronic Fatigue

If you don’t feel your best energy-wise from time-to-time you are in good company.  Everyone experiences occasional symptoms of fatigue, and this may be associated with poor sleep, stress, seasonal depression, and many other things.  When stress becomes prolonged, after meeting the demands of the body to function at this high level, the system eventually wears down and is in need of restoration.  Stress can come from a variety of things including a demanding job, family and dependants, health problems, or the death of a loved one.  More often than not, a multitude of low level chronic stresses accumulate and tip the balance resulting in a health crisis or the body shutting down, with chronic fatigue resulting.

Clinical studies concerning non-Celiac gluten sensitivity

Many studies have demonstrated that non-Celiac gluten sensitivity (NCGS) is significantly related to various health conditions, however others have also shown no relationship... NCGS is characterized (in individuals for which Celiac disease has been excluded) by symptoms which occur after gluten ingestion, are improved (within hours or days) after elimination, with relapse following gluten introduction. 

What is a naturopathic medicine??

As a naturopathic doctor in a region where naturopathic medicine is not a common practice, I am often asked about what naturopathic medicine is. Although the answers I give are often simple — it is the practice of medicine utilizing botanical medicine, clinical nutrition, homeopathy and counseling — there is a volume of depth beyond each of these and the philosophy of naturopathic care.