It’s all about the TERRAIN

Any gardener knows that simply cutting the top off a weed won’t stop it from growing back. It actually creates a vicious cycle that lead to very resistant weeds. The same is true in the human body. Most of us have been taught that germs cause disease. But another theory, known at the terrain theory,Continue reading “It’s all about the TERRAIN”

The World of Bacteria – Harmful and Helpful

  Did you know there are more bacteria on earth than there are stars in the universe? Scientists from the University of Georgia estimate the number of bacteria on our planet to be five million trillion trillion – that’s a five with 30 zeroes after it. That makes them something to talk about. We typicallyContinue reading “The World of Bacteria – Harmful and Helpful”

A Month Of Connection

The Importance of Connection This month we are exploring the benefits of connection; connection with others, food, nature, and of course with self! I recently attended my uncle’s 60th birthday party. We have always been a tight family, especially the cousins, but with aging parents I couldn’t avoid asking the question of whether or notContinue reading “A Month Of Connection”

Lyme Disease: what you can do to reduce your risk

Lyme disease is a bacterial infection caused by strains of borrelia bacteria. The bacteria are transmitted to humans and pets bitten by an infected tick. The incidence of Lyme disease in Canada is hugely underestimated. Reasons for this include: lack of awareness, missed early symptoms, and poor diagnostic procedures. The symptoms of Lyme disease also overlap with otherContinue reading “Lyme Disease: what you can do to reduce your risk”

The Nutritional Change You Can’t Live Without

I often tell my patients when it comes to things that are good for you more is not necessarily better….except when it comes to veggies! If there is one nutritional recommendation that outlasts all the crazy diet fads and fits into every tailored nutritional plan it is to EAT MORE VEGGIES! Eating more vegetables isContinue reading “The Nutritional Change You Can’t Live Without”

Finding the Positive in a Cancer Diagnosis

  If I told you that it’s possible to be well and have cancer, what would you say? In fact, some of the healthiest, most vibrant, enthusiastic, and energetic people I know have cancer. With a cancer diagnosis there comes fear. Overwhelming, suffocating, blinding fear. And that’s ok. It’s normal. But after some time to digestContinue reading “Finding the Positive in a Cancer Diagnosis”

IV Vitamin C for Cancer Care

*Modified from OICC Patient Resource*   What is intravenous vitamin C (IVC)? High doses of vitamin C are administered via an intravenous (IV) drip. The IV route allows much larger concentrations of vitamin C to circulate in the blood than is possible by taking oral vitamin C supplements. Often high doses of oral vitamin CContinue reading “IV Vitamin C for Cancer Care”

Cancer and Nutrition – What’s the Connection?

More and more people are making the connection between how they feel and what they eat. Science is also connecting the dots, linking poor dietary choices with a variety of health conditions, including increased cancer risk. In fact, it has been estimated that 30–40 percent of all cancers can be prevented by lifestyle and dietaryContinue reading “Cancer and Nutrition – What’s the Connection?”

5 Reasons You Need a Naturopathic Doctor

  I’m in love with naturopathic medicine. Being an ND brings me so much joy, I cannot fathom doing anything else with my life. For so many reasons, I believe everyone can benefit from having an ND on their healthcare team. Here are my top 5 reasons why YOU should see a Naturopathic Doctor.  #1.Continue reading “5 Reasons You Need a Naturopathic Doctor”