Posts by: Dr. Rahim Habib ND

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…

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,…