Posts by: Dr. Rahim Habib ND

High blood pressure (hypertension) affects one-quarter of Canadian and one-third of American adults; worldwide, it’s estimated at 40%. Globally, it is the leading risk factor for death and disability and it’s been increasing over the past few decades. Along with the increase in blood pressure in our population, pharmac…

As we mature, our skin changes, our hair changes, and yes, our vision changes as well. There are common phases in our lives when vision can change. In this article, I will speak to the main phases of vision change and what you can do proactively to prevent or reduce vision loss. Vision Changes Common in Childhood The m…

The heart is our most important muscle, it doesn’t take a break, so we really need to do our best to take care of it for our lifetime. In this article, I will describe what will make it content, satisfied and to function optimally from a naturopathic medical perspective. Food for Heart Happiness The heart loves a suppl…

Next to cancer and heart attacks, the next most common fear we have is going blind. Glaucoma is the second most common cause of blindness in the world next to cataracts; however, glaucoma leads to permanent vision loss, so it’s very important to detect it and treat it early to prevent further loss of vision. For those…

Although ‘brain fog’ is a fairly vague term, most people have a sense of what it means. Typically it refers to your ability to think and remember. For some, it’s more of a difficulty with focus, whereas for others it’s a difficulty in recalling facts or names. No matter how it is defined or described, it can be incredi…

Pneumonia feels terrible: intense coughing, fever and often chills, difficulty breathing and coughing up of phlegm. Pneumonia can develop from many causes but each type involves inflammation of the lungs which leads to fluid accumulation. In this article I’ll highlight not just the types of pneumonia, but also who tend…

It’s often assumed that prostate problems only affect seniors. In my practice as a naturopathic doctor, I have found it affecting men in their forties and even thirties. For this reason, I feel it is important that all men of all ages be educated about the topic and know their options for promoting prostate health. Kno…

How you hold your body and how you move your body matters. Poor posture can result in current or future health problems; commonly through promoting degeneration of your joints, leading to stiffness, pain and even organ dysfunction. Over time this can impact your sleep, energy and mental health. So how do you stand prop…

Much attention and research is dedicated to understanding how we can better repair tissues of the human body. Whether it’s your bones, muscle or nerves, the body has some remarkable strategies to repair old or damaged tissues. Researchers have found that all the tissues of the body start from a general, non-specialized…

Most people have experienced an infection, such as a sore throat or a urinary tract infection, but what is sepsis? It refers to a worsening infection, such that your body is showing strong signs that it is having a hard time handling the infection. In this article I will describe what sepsis is and the proper care of w…