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Is the SIBO breath test the right laboratory test for you? In our experience, many persons having digestive symptoms receive a diagnosis of irritable bowel syndrome (IBS), but no particular guidance in identifying possible causes, or options for treatment other than symptom management (e.g.,… [READ MORE]

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It’s holiday party season, and with that, for many, holiday “over-drinking season” (that’s a discrete was of writing hangover). There are a number of factors that appear to contribute to the symptoms experienced in a hangover: inflammation, oxidative stress and alcohol-induced nutrient deficiency specifically,… [READ MORE]

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The flu vaccine is “released” annually in October, and with it, begins our season of answering the question: “Should I get the flu vaccine?”. As naturopathic doctors, prescribing the flu vaccine, or advising against it lies outside out scope of practice. We can however… [READ MORE]

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This post is the outcome of being asked repeatedly how Bowen Therapy works, either by patients skeptical of gentle pressure effectively reducing symptoms of chronic pain, or shocked by the fact that gentle pressure successfully relieved their chronic pain where more aggressive treatments did… [READ MORE]

Toronto naturopathic doctors - migraine

I’m writing this post to share some research I stumbled across in the course of my day-to-day work, researching treatments for patients having range of health concerns, in this case migraine headaches. I won’t spend a lot of time here offering background into the… [READ MORE]

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Recently, a patient asked me about a specific vitamin C product, basically whether it was worth paying a premium for. In order to offer them the most accurate answer I could, I decided to confirm a few facts before replying, and ended up going… [READ MORE]

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Here’s something I wrote, for a class while I was a student at the Canadian College ion naturopathic Medicine (I don’t remember which class, but something women’s health- or oncology-related seems like a reasonable guess). Prayer came up recently, somehow, in an appointment of… [READ MORE]

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My late teacher, the Japanese Shiatsu Master, Mitsuki Kikkawa, C.S.T., R.M.T., used to torture us repeatedly with brain puzzles like that. Master Kikkawa was a Zen Buddhist, and in keeping with his tradition, he used these seemingly nonsensical or paradoxical statements (called “koans”) as… [READ MORE]

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In a conversation with a patient yesterday, we discussed the ways in which a meditation practice may help him resolve his health concern. In the course of this discussion, I found myself referring to different articles I had read on the various benefits of… [READ MORE]

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When I started writing this, the intent was to quickly summarize a conversation I’ve had on a number of occasions with patients trying to make educated decisions when choosing nutritional supplements and botanical medicines, but it turned into a bit of a manifesto. There… [READ MORE]

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A while ago we were interviewed on fish oil supplements in general, but practically, is there a difference in quality between products (which, as with most things, is generally reflected in cost of products on the market). Ultimately, the interview wasn’t published, but the… [READ MORE]

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This blog entry is in support of our Wellness Wednesday video of this week, and a continuation of last week’s topic of flu vaccine decision-making. Flu vaccine prescription is outside the scope of practice of naturopathic doctors: we do not prescribe it, or dissuade… [READ MORE]

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