Naturopathic Blog

Silver and Gold… Getting Your Money’s Worth Out Of Curcumin

Literally thousands of studies have examined the many benefits of curcumin over the past three-plus decades, for concerns ranging from arthritis, diabetes and IBS to cancer, insomnia and Alzheimer’s disease. At this point, we are quite well aware of the yellow-gold substance’s ability to manage inflammation, and impact the body (and mind) in a host …
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An Ounce of Prevention: The Ultimate Cancer Cure

Google the words “cancer cure”, and 136 million results emerge. Narrow the search down to “natural cancer cure”, and the results fall to a still-robust 76 million. While a comprehensive analysis of these supposed cures is, regrettably, beyond the scope of this blog post, it can be safely assumed that amongst them are innumerable unproven, …
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Missing the Point: Healing Body and Mind using Acupuncture

It takes a leap of faith for many people to wrap their heads around therapies and approaches that deviate from “Western” views of science and health. There is often a prevailing belief that the only healing benefits inherent in such non-pharmaceutical, non-technologically-driven therapies lie in their placebo effects. Simply express an interest in complementing one’s …
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Getting the Sunshine Vitamin… without the Sun

The dark days are coming. After enjoying the seemingly endless, warm, sunny days of summer, we’re once again forced to accept the swift arrival of autumn. While the cool, fresh breezes and multi-coloured foliage that come with the season are certainly beautiful in their own right, the reality is that each passing day gives us …
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Key to a Happy, Healthy 2017: One Step at a Time!

“This is the year I finally ________!” (Please select one of the following, or feel free to make up your own: lose weight/get in shape/eat better/stop smoking/learn to speak Portuguese/make a green smoothie every morning for breakfast, etc…) Ah, the New Years’ Resolution. The well-intentioned, often short-lived (if not completely empty) promise that’s helplessly entwined …
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Watchful Waiting… and Waiting… and Waiting… The Stress of Deferred Cancer Treatment

Statement One: “We’ve got good news—your cancer is in remission!” It’s the news every actively treating cancer patient wants to hear. After undergoing (often multiple) surgeries, days or weeks of radiation, countless doses of chemotherapy and the handful of prescription medications that go with it, the patient finally, mercifully, emerges out the other end of …
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Combating Pill Fatigue: A User’s Guide

Chances are, pretty much everybody who reads this has, to some degree, a health concern. Given the current natural medicine landscape, chances are also pretty good that you have been bombarded with a slew of solutions or, dare I say, cures for that concern. From well-intentioned friends and family to holistically-oriented health care providers and …
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The Other Cancer Patient: Caring for the Caregiver

A diagnosis of cancer can turn a patient’s world upside-down. Much like being conscripted to fight in a war they had often known nothing about mere moments before that fateful appointment, the shock can be immense. There is the impact on one’s day-to-day activity, with work and family life, vacations, hobbies, and even menial tasks …
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