Brain and Vision Health

A healthy brain allows your entire body to function better, while healthy eyes allow you to continue living your life to the fullest. Let us help.

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…

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…

Dementia is a condition that may result in forgetfulness, mood changes, and a decline in cognitive ability with an onset in older adults. Alzheimer’s disease is the most common form of dementia accounting for up to 80% of dementia cases. According to the Alzheimer’s Association, a 2014 study showed that the combination…

Strokes are a major health risk for many people. Use this infographic to understand the risk factors and signs of stroke to live your healthiest life.

Every January, we vow that this will be the year we will really take care of ourselves. While the gym memberships, budget-tracking and travel planning are universal conversation fodder, the easiest resolution we can make (and keep!) is booking an appointment for a comprehensive eye exam with an optometrist. January is…

Alzheimer’s disease is one of the most common forms of dementia affecting 747,000 Canadians. Memory loss is not a natural part of aging however, as you age, your brain will begin to shrink in size similar to how your muscles shrink if they are not challenged with physical activity. To reduce your risk of Alzheimer’s di…

Did you know that cataracts are the leading cause of blindness worldwide? They leave more people blind than glaucoma, macular degeneration and diabetes combined (preventblindess.org). For Canadians, this amounts to 2.5 million people, a staggering number that continues to grow (cnib.ca). Cataract is the clouding of nat…

Maintaining good eye health is crucial for our overall health. Unfortunately many take their eyesight for granted until complications develop. In many cases these complications could have been prevented with simple measures had the appropriate steps been taken beforehand. When talking about eye health one needs to keep…

Your eyes are tiny windows into your health. As a naturopathic doctor, I learn a lot about a person’s nutritional status and overall health during an eye exam. When your eyes do not produce enough lubrication, the result can be dry, red and irritated eyes, also known as dry eye syndrome. The tears produced by the lacri…

It’s inevitable that as you get older, your brain’s function will begin to change. Some age related cognitive decline is normal, however in some older adults this cognitive decline may lead to a diagnosis of Alzheimer’s disease, dementia or Parkinson’s disease. Research has shown that you can maintain healthy brain fun…