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Beating the Post-Holiday Stress
The holiday stresses are very real, whether it is from house guests and holiday cards to office parties and year end reports. If you are not paying attention to the stresses, it can really catch up to you. In order...
How to “HealthOut” your Holiday
You usually don’t have to look too far during the holidays to find some healthy advice: “Don’t drink too much; don’t eat too much; get some exercise; don’t get too stressed out; don’t miss out on quality time with your...
Immune Boosting Foods for Fall
Nutrients that have been demonstrated (in either animal or human studies) to be required for the immune system to function efficiently include essential amino acids, the essential fatty acid linoleic acid, vitamin A, folic acid, vitamin B6, vitamin B12, vitamin...
Integrative Approaches to Mental Health Care
Integrative Approaches to Mental Health Care – Expanding Partnerships, Tools and Systemic Treatments  “One great question underlies our experience, whether we think about it or not: what is the purpose of life? . . . From the moment of birth every...
Live Your Best Life While Fighting Cancer
Integrative Cancer Treatment and Naturopathic Medicine Despite the fact that cancer has become more common in modern-day society, nothing can be more shocking than receiving that first diagnosis. You may still be in that initial shock phase, or you may...
Wondering What Supplements to Take on the Daily Basis?
What Supplements Should I Be Taking Daily To Maintain A Baseline Of Good Health? This is by far the number one question my students and patients ask me when it comes to supplementation. With all the options in health and...
Managing Gas, Bloating and Indigestion
No matter how healthy you are during the rest of the year, it’s hard to eat health over the holiday season and when you combine it with less movement, you can end up feeling bloated and sluggish. You can still...
Low Dose Naltrexone: New Uses For An Old Drug
If you haven't heard of low dose naltrexone, you probably aren't alone. Naltrexone has been used conventionally to treat alcohol and opioid dependence since the 1970's. At much lower doses (ie. 1/10th the conventional dose), researchers are finding that drug...
Compounding for Chronic Pain
The Advantages of Compounding for Chronic Pain Dr. Sheldon Bjorgaard, BSC., ND   Chances are, if you are a human being, you have experienced physical pain at some point during your life. Pain, though uncomfortable, and sometimes unbearable, is useful...
Vitamins, Minerals and Amino Acids: A Breakdown
Vitamins, minerals and amino acids are central components to sustaining life. They are organic compounds that are required by the body for healthy living. Proper balance ensures proper mental and physical functioning. On its own, the body cannot produce all...
A Natural Approach to Managing Pain
Pain is one of the most common reasons that people turn to integrative medicine for treatment. Pharmaceutical drugs are not the only solution to pain management. There are many natural remedies that are effective in dealing with chronic pain. Living...
Natural Remedies for Brain Fog
Suffering from brain fog or lack of concentration is a common problem. Over time persistent brain fog can negatively begin to impact social, family, school and work life. In most cases, a natural and integrative approach to health and wellness...
Stress Management Through Vitamins, Minerals and Natural Supplements
Stress plays a role in healthy functioning. It is the body’s natural response to perceived environmental threats. When stress begins to persist and impact daily life, there are many natural remedies that can help. Persistent stress is an indication that...
An Integrative Approach to Weight Management
Successful weight management is more than just calorie counting and portion control. All aspects of well-being are intertwined, and weight management should be part of a larger overall integrative plan that seeks to promote a healthy mind and body as...
Food Sensitivities and Inflammation
Many people turn to pharmaceutical drugs to manage their inflammation. What they do not realize is that their condition may be caused by sensitivities to certain foods and can be alleviated naturally. Adopting a holistic diet plan and complementing it...
Bioidentical Hormone Replacement Therapy
Hormones regulate a variety of systems within the body. Metabolism, strength, mood, appetite and sex drive are all controlled through the balance of hormones. As we begin to enter midlife, a drastic shift in hormone production can negatively impact these...
Managing Anxiety With Natural Supplements
Everyone feels anxious at times. This is because there is a natural role that anxiety plays in regulating our responses to the world. However, when anxiety persists past the point of rational response, it is time to take steps to...
Seasonal Allergies – Natural Solutions
Seasonal allergies are an improper reaction by our immune system towards allergens like Pollens. Our immune system can get hay wired and mistakenly identifies a substance from the environment as a threat. Our understanding of allergic disorders has tremendously improved...
We Have a Problem – And We Know We Are a Big Part of the Solution
A number of recent news articles on the increase in, and treatment of, chronic pain and chronic disease left me upset and frustrated (e.g. More Young Canadians Than Ever Hit with Type 2 Diabetes – The Vancouver Sun – January 29, 2015 and Solving the...
Toenail Fungus
I know that as Christmas approaches and our feet are all warmly tucked away in cozy slippers and boots our toenails are the last things on our minds, but they shouldn’t be. In no time at all the first flowers...
Eczema – All your questions answered
What is Eczema? Eczema, also known as atopic dermatitis, it is a chronic (usually allergic) skin irritation that is characterized by skin inflammation. What are the symptoms of Eczema? Symptoms can include redness, swelling, oozing, crusting, scaling & itchiness of the skin. The...