Naturopathic Care: PMS

“I’ve got PMS and a handgun – any questions?”   Unfortunately for women who suffer from PMS, that bumper sticker is not as funny as it may seem. PMS stands for premenstrual syndrome and manifests as a cluster of symptoms that occur only in the ten days prior to menses. The usual symptoms are bloating, […]

Naturopathic Care: Indigestion

“Oh my aching tummy!”   Sound familiar? In North America, antacids are a multibillion dollar business. I’d estimate that 50 percent of the patients who come to see me complain of digestive problems. If you have heartburn or indigestion, it didn’t just occur overnight – it takes years of eating poorly and experiencing too much […]

Hay Fever

Spring is here. But while most of us embrace the season, there are others who dread it. They are the 10 to 15 percent of Canadians who suffer from hay fever (allergic rhinitis). If your hay fever develops in the spring, the culprit is usually tree pollen, while summer hay fever is aggravated by grass […]

Herpes

Herpes, or cold sores, are those pesky little sores on the mouth that cause a lot of pain and discomfort. What is more, they often affect us at vulnerable times when we are under stress. Herpes is a virus. After the first infection, the herpes either becomes dormant in the nerve cells and is easily […]

Oregano Oil

Viruses are becoming more and more lethal. Even very healthy people are being affected. These days a determinant of good health is not whether or not you get the flu but how fast your body fights it off. To counter these strong viruses, we are starting to use new herbal remedies and the one that […]