SIMPLE STRATEGIES FOR COLD AND FLU PREVENTION

It’s important to stay healthy during the winter season. We have a number of patients that are coming into the clinic with colds or the flu. Eating healthy, getting lots of rest and minimizing your stress levels wil contribute greatly to keeping your immune system from crashing and making you more susceptible to infections. Some nutrients and herbs that are helpful are vitamin D3, vitamin C, and astragaus. Astragalus is a herbal remedy that has been coming up for many patients in the office this time of year. Astragalus is very helpful to boost and support your immune system. It is safe and very effective.

The recommended dosage for Vitamin D3 has gone up in the past few years. . . . → Read More: SIMPLE STRATEGIES FOR COLD AND FLU PREVENTION

Can Gluten Sensitivity cause Multiple Sclerosis?

Multiple Sclerosis is a debilitating autoimmune disease that destroys the insulation surrounding the nerves.  It can lead to a number of health problems and ultimately can cripple a person’s ability to walk.
Some of the early symptoms of MS include: Numbness, tingling, burning, pins and needle sensations and coldness of the hands and feet; brain fog, poor memory, weak muscles, fatigue, loss of co-ordination, slurred speech and visual disturbances.

 

If you have these symptoms you could also have a gluten sensitivity. Gluten has been shown to trigger the production of antibodies that attack the nervous system and cause demyelination.  Gluten has been shown to contribute to mineral and vitamin deficiencies.  These same nutrient deficits can disrupt the . . . → Read More: Can Gluten Sensitivity cause Multiple Sclerosis?

The Truth about Cancer

Just about everyone has been effected by the big C word, Cancer. Either directly or by knowing someone that has been effected. Ty Bollinger’s father died of cancer and he decided that there were such few options available in the main stream to treat someone with cancer so he set out on a quest to find out more about what could be done.

He took a team of videographers and set out to interview over 100 experts over 20 countries on effective approaches in the treatment of cancer. He has now has a 9 series documentary that shares what he learned on this journey and he is sharing it with everyone to give them hope and other options in . . . → Read More: The Truth about Cancer

Our Attraction to Technology

We live in a world where technology provides so many different ways to access information and save us time in our lives. As Naturopathic Physicians, one of our principles is to look for the cause of symptoms. Sometimes this cause can be very evident, other times it can be very elusive. I have encountered a handful of patients in the past 3 months that have been effected by the Wearable Technology which has become very popular and very trendy in our overloaded lifestyles. Everyone wants to see that they are getting enough steps in their day, see how their heart rates are, and see how well they are sleeping, but at what price. I most recently had a patient . . . → Read More: Our Attraction to Technology

Healthy Weight Loss is Attainable in 6 Weeks

The Semiahmoo Wellness Center has been using the ChiroThin weight loss program at our clinic for the past 1 ½ years with great success. It is a doctor assisted program where we monitor you weekly to make sure you are losing fat and not muscle mass. You are not using shakes or powders but actual real food so that when you are finished the program you just keep eating real food. There are no injections with needles and no major exercise for the 6 weeks you are on the program.  We have found that some people can lose weight with regular exercise and a very healthy diet, but others have a harder time losing those stubborn pounds. Our program . . . → Read More: Healthy Weight Loss is Attainable in 6 Weeks

Bedwetting may be all in the GENES!!

How many parents are having bedwetting challenges with their children. Why do some children continue bedwetting while others overcome it earlier.  As with many things there could several reasons why a single condition such as bedwetting can have multiple contributing factors.

–       slower central nervous system

–       food allergies

–       diabetes

–       infections (kidney and bladder)

–       excess water consumption before bed

–       scared of the dark

–       laziness

–       caffeine in many sodas

 

Bedwetting and New Research

 

There has been recent research indicating a link to folate/ vitamin B12 levels attributing to a child’s bladder control.  Within these studies they state “Decreased Vitamin B12 Levels in Children with Nocturnal Enuresis” in ISRN Neurology, showing that children . . . → Read More: Bedwetting may be all in the GENES!!

NEW NEW”S ON ALZHEIMER”S FROM UCLA

Researchers at UCLA say they’ve developed a program that shows for the first time memory loss being reversed using a non-drug protocol. They took ten patients with memory loss, some confirmed Alzheimer’s with brain scans. With all but one, reversed their memory loss. The one that did not respond had severe Alzheimer’s Disease. They followed up 2 ½ years later and were still doing well.

 

In the report provided by UCLA, Dr. Dale E. Bredesen explains how Alzheimer’s is a complex disease affected by sleep, diet, even exercise. In the study they had the patients make drastic lifestyle changes. They had the patients off processed foods, gluten, and simple carbohydrates. Increase their protein with fish. Take fish oil, . . . → Read More: NEW NEW”S ON ALZHEIMER”S FROM UCLA

SEPTEMBER IS NATIONAL ARTHRITIS MONTH

Pain , pain go away. Now with fall slowly coming upon us the dampness that we start to feel with the weather changes can aggravate our joints and accentuate pain and stiffness in our joints. The pain in our joints can be so debilitating, effecting how we function throughout our day and while we are sleeping at night.

September is National Arthritis Month. We are wanting to shine a light on awareness of the therapies and strategies in assisting in the treatment of Arthritis. Conventional therapies focus on pharmaceuticals which serve to mask symptoms and often have adverse effects. Problems with arthritic medications such as Vioxx, documented in the New England Journal of Medicine, have led many sufferers to . . . → Read More: SEPTEMBER IS NATIONAL ARTHRITIS MONTH

SpringTime is here and so is Hay fever

Spring is here and with it comes allergies and hay fever. Hallmark symptoms are uncontrollable sneezing, a runny or stuffy nose,and a maddening itchiness. Hay fever can cause headaches,an irritating cough, and can even interfere with your sleep.

Although, it is good to be able to identify what triggers your allergy or hay fever so you can minimize your exposure, it is more important to find what is causing your immune system to react the way it is.

Conventional treatments include the use of cortisone nasal sprays and anti-histamines which may help with controlling the symptoms. Why not investigate further to see what is causing your body to be out of balance or integration with the immune system. It . . . → Read More: SpringTime is here and so is Hay fever

Have You Had a Cocktail Lately?

We are no longer only what we eat, we are also what we absorb. As we know, healthy eating and lifestyle are key in keeping our body balanced and well. However, increased nutritional demand, reduced absorption, lack of nutrition and can drastically reduce our body’s nutritional status and overall health. Increased nutritional demand can be associated with conditions such as chronic stress, insomnia, travel, pregnancy, athletic performance, viral and bacterial infections, and chronic illness. On the other hand, reduced absorption can result from a variety of common issues including acute or chronic stress, ulcers, allergies, diarrhea, constipation, . . . → Read More: Have You Had a Cocktail Lately?