Category Archives: Treatments

Topical Applications for Hair Loss

Dr. Elizabeth Miller N.D.

At Vitalia Health Care, I like to review functional health factors that may impede the growth of hair.

One treatment I may include is the topical application of medications, or supplements.

Rogaine (Minoxidil) is a commonly known topical agent to reduce the amount of hair loss. While many clients do not notice significant growth from the use of this medication, it is quite common for them to notice increased shedding once discontinuing, meaning it has been helping prevent the hair loss. Two common concerns with using Rogaine is scalp irritation and finding it leaves a grease texture to the scalp/hair. The reason for this is Rogaine contains propylene glycol. At a compounding pharmacy it can be requested to omit this compound. Continue reading

Hair Thinning, Combining Treatments to Improve Outcome

Dr. Natalie Waller, ND

Dr. Natalie Waller, ND

Hair thinning as we age is concerning, however, rest assured that it is quite normal. The majority of men will begin to notice thinning in their mid-thirties, although some will begin this process much younger. Women, begin to notice thinning in their 40’s and don’t tend to experience the same extent of loss as men. Continue reading

Considering Gallbladder Health in the Treatment of Constipation

Dr. Tasreen Alibhai, N.D.

Dr. Tasreen Alibhai

In past newsletters I frequently write about ways to improve digestive health and reduce a bloated belly. With summer just around the corner, this is a great time to discuss constipation and its impact on your health including a bloated belly.

Many adults and children suffer from constipation. Approximately 1 in 4 Canadians experience constipation. Continue reading