Naturopathic Medicine

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...

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B12 Shots Available Again at Balance Point

We know you've been missing out on B12 injections since the regulations changes to Naturopathic Doctors last July. We're happy to share that B12 INJECTIONS ARE BACK! Balance Point is very excited to extend a "Congratulations" to our own Dr. Jennifer Kaster ND for successfully competing the...

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How I treated my Lyme Disease

Lyme disease from ticks is becoming a very prevalent issue in Canada. I have seen more and more cases coming my way in the recent years. The challenge is that it is very hard to detect in regular blood testing and can go undiagnosed for...

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Stressed?

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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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Stressed? It’s not YOU, it’s your adrenals!

The fall can be a challenging time of year as new school routines are implemented and the daily flow is shifted from the relaxed summer time pace. At times you may feel somewhat overwhelmed and worn out by the excess demands of your professional and personal...

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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...

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The Skin We’re In – Eczema

Summer time will soon be upon us and for most people of days at the beach, fun in the sun and picnics outside are starting to fill their minds and the excitement and anticipation of spending as much time outdoors is almost overwhelming, but this...

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Liver Detoxification Made Simple

Get to know your liver: the liver is the largest gland and one of the most important organs in your body; the weight of an average human liver is 3 lbs! it is located in right upper quadrant of the abdomen, under your ribcage What does your liver...

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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...

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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...

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