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Naturopathic Medicine

Acne: 5 Possible Causes

Society often sees acne as a frivolous health concern, I believe the opposite.  I am a strong believer of life being all about balance and most health conditions stem from internal imbalances.   Skin is the largest organ in the body and acne is the body’s

Travelling Tummy Troubles – Solved

Sometimes it’s a bacteria or other micro-organism that we’ve consumed that has sent us running to the bathroom.  A great way to prevent this unpleasant situation is to ensure we have a strong line of defence built up in the digestive tract to take care

Coffee Break

I’m fortunate that I very rarely have headaches, but yesterday I had a doozy. I don’t know if it was the intense heat or all the humidity we’ve been having, but my head was pounding all day. By late afternoon I was desperate for relief and


Drag yourself out of bed, dress, feed the kids, drop off kids, dash to work, meet the demands of the day, dash home, throw dinner together (literally), drop kids at hockey, back home, kids to bed, collapse. Is this the rhythm of your days? Intense with multiple

Signs that you need a detox

We are all exposed to toxins daily. Things like - pesticides, industrial wastes, synthetic medicine, food additives, car exhaust and cigarette smoke and all of these are chemicals that are foreign to our bodies. They end up accumulating inside because our body does not know

The Power of Your Food

This month I’d like to share with you a case about the power of your food. I love working with people on the topic of nutrition and assessing what they’re eating, but more importantly discussing what things can be added in to support them and move their

The Power of Probiotics

Probiotics.   We’ve been inundated by this word through television ads for yogurt products.  What exactly are probiotics?  Are they simply a new healthy nutrient found only in yogurt? Not at all.  The word probiotic is derived from the Greek meaning “for life”.  Probiotics are the healthy

Safety First!…the natural way

Summer is a busy time of year with lots of outdoor activities to take part in.  Family time spent in the great outdoors is wonderful, but sometimes we find minor accidents interrupting our fun in the sun. I was reminded of the importance and helpfulness

Nuts for Clean Laundry?!

If you’re like me and you have extra sensitive skin you already know how hard it is to find a good laundry detergent that doesn’t leave you feeling irritated for hours on end.  I often find myself questioning the use of chemically loaded detergents found in

Electrodermal Screening Now available

Electrodermal Screening NOW Available in our Office with Dr. Jennifer Kaster N.D.!! Q:  What is Electrodermal Screening? A:  Electordermal Screening (EDS) is a tool which allows Dr. Jennifer to evaluate the body from a different perspective.  It is not an instrument used to diagnose disease. It does

Fighting the Mucus Monster

Winter is a great season for many things – skating, tobogganing, snow ball fights, but for most of us it can also be a season of sickness, during which our body transforms into a mucous producing factory. Do you ever wonder where all this mucous is

Clear Congestion with Wet Socks

When it come to viral infections and feeling unwell, there are many natural techniques you can do to support your body in healing itself. The 'Wet Socks' technique works to improve circulation and lymphatic drainage by encouraging blood flow to the feet and extremities, as the

Boost Immune Function Naturally

Flu season is here !  Let's try and get through this winter without contracting the flu and without having to get a flu shot.  No one wants to suffer from headaches, chills, cough, fever, muscle aches, fatigue, runny nose and sneezing that can last for up