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.

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…

One of the most common issues my patients mention to me is that they are having cognitive problems. This can include difficulties with memory, concentration or focus, not recalling the right word you are looking for in conversations, etc. Some useful basics to put in place include sufficient sleep, berries, omega-3 fat…