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Naturopathic Care: PMS

“I’ve got PMS and a handgun – any questions?”   Unfortunately for women who suffer from PMS, that bumper sticker is not as funny as it may seem. PMS stands for premenstrual... 



Naturopathic Care: Indigestion

“Oh my aching tummy!”   Sound familiar? In North America, antacids are a multibillion dollar business. I’d estimate that 50 percent of the patients who come to see me complain... 



Hay Fever

Spring is here. But while most of us embrace the season, there are others who dread it. They are the 10 to 15 percent of Canadians who suffer from hay fever (allergic rhinitis). If... 



Herpes

Herpes, or cold sores, are those pesky little sores on the mouth that cause a lot of pain and discomfort. What is more, they often affect us at vulnerable times when we are under stress.... 



Oregano Oil

Viruses are becoming more and more lethal. Even very healthy people are being affected. These days a determinant of good health is not whether or not you get the flu but how fast your... 



Depression – Part 2

In my previous column I wrote about the physical, emotional, social and environmental causes of depression. Today, I am going to write about a naturopathic way to treat depression. Let’s... 



Depression – Part 1

These next two columns I am devoting to the subject of depression. I have chosen to give the topic so much space because of the very high number of anti-depressants that are being... 



Acne Rosacea

Just when you thought all that yucky teenage stuff was behind you forever, you get up one morning, look in the mirror and there you are: your nose and face are red, you have unsightly... 



Irritable Bowel Syndrome

Irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) affects a large percentage of the population. Fully 30 – 50 percent of all referrals to a gastroenterologist are for IBS. It is often diagnosed by... 



Menopause – Part 4

This is the fourth article in a series on Menopause. This time I want to talk about supplements. Products vary widely in strength and bio-availability. It’s important to search... 



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