Rice Flavoured with Cumin Seeds

From Flavours of India by Meena Pathak “This is a wonderfully simple rice dish that would be eaten every day in most Indian households – it is also very simple to make. I certainly prefer it to plain boiled rice. The cumin seeds complement the … [Continue reading]

Medical Thermography: A Safe and Effective Tool for Breast Scanning

There are several tests used by medical practitioners to screen for breast cancer. Mammography and ultrasound are two widely accepted imaging techniques used in Canada. Thirty years ago, thermography was used to screen for breast cancer, however the … [Continue reading]

Prepare Your Immune System for the Winter Season

Last month I discussed the concept that individual susceptibility to diseases, viruses and microorganisms can depend on certain conditions. Conditions that can increase our susceptibility are faulty diet and poor nutrition, chronic hyperventilation, … [Continue reading]

Seasonal Allergies: You Can Beat Them!

Why do we react and suffer from weeds, grasses, and trees? Humans have lived with these plants for thousands of years. Why would our bodies react to something so natural and safe? The reason is simple, the immune system is acting incorrectly. One way … [Continue reading]

Hiatus Hernia and Gastroesophageal Reflux Disorder

The following painful or uncomfortable symptoms can be the result of Hiatus Hernia or GERD (Gastroesophageal Reflux Disorder): Regurgitation Laryngitis, hoarseness Angina-like pain Difficulty swallowing Heartburn … [Continue reading]

The Role of the Adrenal Glands: Part 1

Chronic stress? Physiologically, our biggest ally for combating stress and adapting to life’s changes is the adrenal gland. The adrenal glands are triangular-shaped and sit on top of each kidney. The adrenal glands do not work in isolation, but … [Continue reading]

The Role of the Adrenal glands: Part 2.

Chronic stress? As discussed last month, the adrenal glands are essential to life because they produce neurotransmitters epinephrine and norepinephrine, cortisol, aldosterone and other hormones such as DHEA, testosterone and estrogen. These hormones … [Continue reading]

Making the Food-Body Connection

Somewhere in our cultural conditioning the relationship between health –physical, mental emotional, and what we eat has been disregarded. The emphasis predominantly resides on physical characteristics of health and disease with little or no … [Continue reading]

How the Naturopathic Approach Differs from Conventional Medicine

The major underlying causes of most chronic illnesses are stress, food sensitivities, parasites, leaky gut and malabsorption of nutrients, inability to effectively detoxify through the liver, kidney and colon, and poor diet. Which symptoms appear … [Continue reading]

The Beginning of my Naturopathic Health Journey

I’ve always been keenly interested in how all life forms including we as humans’ function. During my undergrad in biology at Brock University and through scientific research experiences, I found there are far more questions than answers. Although … [Continue reading]