Physical

Your physical health impacts your ability to live life to the fullest. We want to help you live better every day with these helpful articles and tips.

Gout is a type of arthritis that is known to occur in approximately 4% of Americans – about 6 million men and 2 million women – and happens as the result of a buildup of uric acid in the body. Uric acid is the natural end-product of the metabolism of purines, a subclass of proteins that naturally occur in human cells a…

Given the right love and support, our hair can be like a crowning glory around us! When it’s silky, bouncy and healthy we feel radiant and amazing! Conversely when it’s limp, dry or we have scalp issues or discomfort; it can be tough to feel our best. I love treating my hair from the inside out with a few key supplemen…

Migraine is a disabling neurological condition that impacts 38 million men, women and children in the United States, and 1 billion people worldwide. Although migraines do tend to run in families and have a genetic component, other factors trigger whether or not someone will actually experience a migraine headache. Thes…

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…

Erectile dysfunction is the “persistent inability to attain and maintain an erection sufficient to permit satisfactory sexual performance,” according to an article published in the BC Medical Journal. It is estimated that erectile dysfunction affects 49.4 per cent of men over the age of 40 in Canada. Many factors contr…

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…

Walking and jogging are fantastic steps towards better health and fitness. Any day of the week you can put on your running shoes, put yourself in motion, and start reaping the benefits of your movement! Click image to open full sized image

Women’s health needs are different than the needs of men due to social and environmental factors and a difference in genetic make-up. The life expectancy of women worldwide is on average longer than men; however, women tend to experience poorer treatment outcomes for the same chronic diseases. Furthermore, women are tr…

Food allergies are estimated to affect 4 to 6 percent of children and 4 percent of adults in the United States, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. A food allergy occurs when the body has a specific and reproducible response that demonstrably involves the immune system. In people with food alle…

Eczema can be an uncomfortable and irritating condition that not only impacts you physically, but emotionally as well. Make these easy lifestyle changes and help avoid irritating your eczema. Click image to open full sized image