Naturopathic Doctors have a unique philosophy regarding healthcare. We are focused on treating the root cause of disease when possible, and not only masking the symptoms. Although sometimes it is important to treat the symptoms, such as pain, we do so while at the same time trying to understand the reason the pain exists in the first place.
Spring has sprung! The flowers are blooming and trees are budding -it’s time to go play outside in the fresh grass! But for allergy sufferers, spring means staying indoors to manage the sneezing, runny nose, itchy throat and watery eyes that accompany this warmer weather. If this sounds like you, take steps this Spring to help manage your allergies and enjoy the outdoors.
The type of food you eat and exercise you do is critical to weight loss, but equally important is how your body is functioning. Lasting weight loss is not about adopting "the" diet, or the best "fat-burning" workout, and in fact most people that abide by strict diets often put the weight right back on. Weight loss is often seen as a battle, or a struggle, but it doesn't have to be.
This post isn't very romantic, but it sure is important! This is all about cholesterol. The discussions around cholesterol have been more than a little confusing in the past 20 years. Entire categories of food such as saturated fats and eggs have been demonized because of their high cholesterol content. Millions of Canadians are being diagnosed with high cholesterol levels, told to follow a low fat diet, and put on medication, but what does that really mean for you and your overall health?