Summer is the time of outdoor barbeques, drinks on the patio and an abundance of sweet summer fruits. With all the extra sugar that may creep into our diets this summer, it is important to think about ways of supporting our digestive health.
The mineral zinc is an important part of human nutrition and chances are you know someone who is currently supplementing with it. Zinc is required for vision, cell growth, reproductive health such as synthesis of testosterone, insulin balance, immune and skin health to name a few. Severe zinc deficiencies can cause delayed growth in children, a loss or decrease of smell or taste, swollen tongue, eczema and even hair loss. Continue reading
Summer brings a flurry of BBQs, picnics, ice cream outings and late nights. Here’s your best
strategy for enjoying yourself while not going overboard.
Have you started to notice thinning hair? More has loss then years ago? Are you wearing a hat whenever you go out, because of hair loss? If yes, you might a be candidate for Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP) Therapy with Ozone.
The title “Naturopathic Physician” is protected, meaning that only BC practitioners who meet the standards of the College of Naturopathic Physicians in BC (CNPBC) can call themselves NDs. These standards are high and have many requirements to attain. Continue reading
Today I was walking amongst freshly blossomed magnolias and cherry blossoms on my way to work. This time of year in Vancouver is exceptionally beautiful and the return of spring is always exciting. Continue reading
Its Spring in our beautiful city! With the warmer weather the spring blooms are starting to appear. For many, this is the start to allergy season.
- Post dinner evening stroll- Taking a walk around the neighborhood can help with digestion, and involve you in the community. You might catch a beautiful sunset, or notice new plants in blossom. Exercise releases endorphins, which is one of the best ways of improving mood.
“I’ve got to start eating healthy. Starting Monday: no sugar, no gluten, no dairy and I’m bringing salads for lunch every day.” How many times has this, or some variation of it, been said after indulging too much or too often? With a burst of motivation, you start the week off with your new diet rules in place. As time goes on…motivation starts to wane, social events come up, you’re tired of not being able to eat anything and eventually you find yourself back in your old ways. Continue reading