Our #naturopathic clinic is just off the main street in Newmarket.
For People Who Want To Lead Healthy And Productive Lives
Opening Hours : Mon, Tue, Wed, Fri - 9 a.m to 5 p.m. & Thur 9 a.m. to 8 p.m.
Contact : 905-830-1236
As we all know we live in a toxic environment which continues to get even more toxic. In a Brown University study, researchers found nearly 23% of women aged 16 to 49 met or exceeded levels for all three environmental pollutants i.e. lead, mercury and PCBs. They found that 56% of women exceeded the median for two or more of these three pollutants. All but 17.3% of women were at or above the level for one or more of these toxic chemicals.
The body normally detoxifies metals with foods containing natural detoxing agents such as sulphur found in eggs, liver, garlic and onions. Other common detoxifying foods are beets, cilantro, and foods high in Vitamin C content. Our bodies’ own detoxifying system is frequently overburdened.
Some of the symptoms and conditions related to heavy metal toxicity are:
-Fibromyalgia, chronic fatigue and autoimmune conditions
-Mood swings, depression, anxiety, neurotransmitter deficiencies
-Parkinson’s Multiple sclerosis and other neurological conditions
-Cancer, Anemia, headaches, low energy, depression, tremors
To find out about ones heavy metal burden, a hair and provocative fecal stool analysis are two of the best methods used.
Taking preventative measures to minimize the accumulation of heavy metals is a key component to manifesting health and should be done on a regular basis.
For more information contact Janice Shouldice, #Naturopathic Doctor at 90- 830-1236.
Supplements are given for many different reasons. Some are treatments, for example to detoxify or to treat an organ system or to balance the emotions. These are to be taken for a shorter period of time and not ongoing. However some supplements should be taken as an insurance policy because we do not eat all the right foods in sufficient quantities every day. I think of supplements on a bell curve, when the patient tests low in them and are having side effects of this deficiency such as tiredness and low immunity, then they should take them in sufficient quantities. As they get saturated, which is different for each patient and each nutrient, then we start to decrease the dose. I am always testing to see that certain nutrients like the fat soluable ones don’t get too high, which could cause some toxicity. Some nutrients can become more toxic in higher doses than others. The fat soluable ones have to be monitored because they can accumulate over time and become toxic. Herbs and homeopathics rarely need to be taken for long periods of time and herbs especially can become toxic with continual use at high doses. Some of the safer supplements are the water soluble ones like vitamin C and some of the Bs and can be taken on an ongoing basis. As we progress through treatment I like to check the vitamin and mineral, essential fatty acid and protein deficiencies on an on going basis to see what is high and possibly low. Supplement requirements are always changing depending on stress levels , seasons, age, and lifestyle, this is why they need to be monitored for maximum health. When my patients are feeling great and have no complaints and test well for everything then we can start to decrease some of the supplements. So no you don’t have to take all your supplements forever but based on an individual deficiency test some supplements do have to be taken regularily. I do however have many patients who don’t need to take any supplements because they don’t test well for them and are feeling great. It is a good idea to get nutrients tested on an ongoing basis to see that there are no deficiencies or toxicities.
Balance. Yin #and yang. These #are #the basic principles #of #traditional #Chinese #medicine (TCM) that has been around and still #in #practice #for thousands of years. #It #is believed that this balance is directly correlated #to #a person’s state of #health and wellbeing. Thus achieving it depends #on the individual’s own needs. Unlike #Western medicine that approaches #treatments for various ailments singularly, the Chinese believe that ailments are brought #by different causes and each person responds to treatments differently, and therefore these must #be addressed by individualized treatments and #therapies according to their needs. #Acupuncture has the same concept of harmony that our #body is connected by #meridians or paths #where energy, or qi, flows, and #an imbalance in energy #can lead to disease (Lee and Lio, p. 111). So #you may ask, can acupuncture #treat acne? Is there #science in acupuncture or is it only brought by tradition?
According to a recent 60 Minutes (CBS) story, 2 of every 5 U.S. seniors that reach 85 years of age will develop Alzheimer’s Disease. I was left with the impression from the program that developing Alzheimer’s and dementia is merely random. Is that true or is Alzheimer’s and dementia, potentially preventable? As a #naturopathic #doctor, I believe, it is.
As a dad of three kids under ten, I want everything I feed to or apply on my children to be as natural and healthy as possible, from tap water to cold remedies.
The art of healing by acupuncture treatment points to not only one region of the body, but targets virtually every system of the human individual. A few of the most generally used approaches are acupuncture fertility treatment, needle body piercing for arthritis and acupuncture for fat loss.
Press Release: University of Guelph (OR) BioNanoLab, University of Guelph.Onions that many people love on burgers and in salads are being studied at a new level as a potential disrupter and killer of cancer cells. With research showing favorable results, the use of onions may soon go far beyond the supermarket to being used in nutraceuticals and as a healthy alternative to artificial food preservatives.
#Homeopathy – the undiluted facts
As #a junior #doctor, Edzard Ernst worked #in a #homeopathic hospital, practised homeopathy, and was impressed #with its results. As his career progressed and he became a #research scientist, he investigated the reasons #for this efficacy and began to publish the evidence.