Posts by: Dr. Rahim Habib ND

You begin to realize that your hearing sense is very precious when it starts to weaken or when you lose it, so, it’s helpful to know how to protect it. There are several scenarios that can affect your hearing. It could be as simple as excess ear wax, though it could also be related to several other issues such as injur…

It’s the season for enjoying the outdoors – in the garden, patios, parks or for long strolls or jogs. In the hot summer season it’s useful to be aware of some heart related challenges for those with, or at risk of, heart problems. Below are my summer-friendly naturopathic heart health tips. Impact of Heat on the Heart…

If you notice a bulge on your stomach or upper leg, there’s a good chance it is a hernia. A hernia is a protrusion of an organ or other tissues from the inner part of the body, typically affecting the abdominal wall. Commonly, it’s part of the intestine, or fat or other connective tissues that’s poking through a weak s…

It’s Spring and it’s time to breathe the fresh air. However, it’s also a time when many are susceptible to the effects of poor air quality, particularly if you suffer from allergies to airborne substances. Approximately one in five North Americans suffer from respiratory allergies like allergic rhinitis (hayfever) and…

If your car didn’t have an oil filter, or if it wasn’t changed regularly, your engine life would shorten and cause other parts to fail – this is quite similar to part of the roles your kidneys play for your body. In this article, I’ll explain the importance of your kidneys to your overall health, risk factors and signs…

Do you realize how important your adrenal glands are? First of all, you have two adrenal glands and they are located on top of your kidneys. They make over 40 different hormones that are crucial for regulating many systems and functions in your body: your energy, metabolism, immune, digestive and reproductive systems,…

The thyroid is fundamental for the health and function of every single cell in your body. Your cells use thyroid hormones to generate energy for its everyday processes – for example, brain cells use thyroid hormones to allow you to think clearly, have mental energy and to feel balanced in your mood. Approximately 1 in…

Most people with asthma control their symptoms with medications, however, Winter can pose extra challenges for some asthmatics. You may notice for instance that you are coughing more or you make more frequent wheezing sounds or it’s just harder to catch your breath in the colder months. In the Winter, several factors a…

There is a new wave of support for men’s health in North America. Much of it is from the shared experience of how healthy your own father was and the impact on the child’s psyche as well as on the entire family. As a result of this awareness and acknowledgment, men are more interested in taking care of their health. On…

Think of a tree that is full of healthy green leaves, now imagine that this image is reflected within your chest wall – this represents your lungs. The lungs are where your body extracts the oxygen from the air but at the same time releases the carbon dioxide waste from your body – amazing. However, the lungs are part…