Fever in young children is quite common and is usually not something to be too concerned about. But many parents become very worried when their child has a fever. But is this always necessary?
Hydrotherapy can be used therapeutically to treat a variety of health complaints, including minor aches and pain, which is the focus of this article.
We spend a lot of effort to curb our own personal impact on global warming. Why then, have we ignored an industry which contributes more to greenhouse gas production than all of the world’s transportation combined?
A debate was held about whether naturopathic medicine should be regulated as a primary care service in Québec and whether naturopathic doctors should have a full scope of practice. This was held in Montréal during naturopathic medicine week (May 7-13) between André Saine ND and Joe Schwarcz PhD.
Wendy takes a look into the potential health risks of airport full-body scanners.
The gist on fish oil supplements
These are my thoughts on putting patients on higher quality, but often pricey, supplements versus letting them just continue to buy supplements from their local drug or big box store.
If you haven’t had a chance to pick up a copy of Dr. Pizzorno’s latest textbook, Clinical Pathophysiology-A Functional Perspective, you need to get a hold of the copy and start reading.
A look at why EFA levels are important in neonates, and means for supplementing them.
Fevers are often the cause of great concern amongst parents, but are we doing more harm than good when we ‘treat’ a fever?
174 NDs in British Columbia were able to prescribe staring September 7, 2010
What is a cause of the obesity epidemic that we are seeing in our society? Do overweight or obese people simply like to overeat at every meal? Are they just not concerned about their health? No, rather it is possible that they are addicted to the processed foods that some predominantly consume. And it may not be their fault. There are hidden chemicals and other ingredients, such as sugar, that are helping to cause this addiction.
In part one of this series I discussed food addiction and how it is one of the contributing causes to the obesity epidemic that we see in society. In part two, I will explore one successful approach to losing weight and keeping it off. These are simple and basic principles that are very much aligned with one of the naturopathic principles: Treat the root cause.
In part one of this series I talked about food addiction and how it contributes to the obesity epidemic. In part two, I discussed how fat storage is a protection mechanism used by the body to surround and sequester harmful toxins and chemicals to prevent damage elsewhere in the body. In this third and final article, I will talk about some of the foods that can be incorporated into your diet to detoxify and eliminate the GI system from accumulated and stored toxins.
Most of us have heard of the terms glycemic index (GI) or glycemic load (GL) but what do they really mean and what is significant about them? In this article I compare and contrast them and explain how they are calculated and interpreted.