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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…

You may have heard the term ‘eat seasonally’ touted by nutrition experts, foodies, and chefs alike. But what does that mean, and what are the benefits to eating seasonal foods? Also, what are the benefits of consuming foods from this season – summer! We’ll discuss in this article. Eating seasonally basically means incl…

Summer is a great season for outdoor adventure and play. But it also presents risks to your health that you can take steps to avoid. Learn more now. Click image to open in full size

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…

Enjoy a new salad with dinner this summer, and try this recipe at home to share with friends and family. Add it as a side dish to your choice of main course. Ingredients: Dressing: 1/4 cup Extra-Virgin Olive Oil 1 medium Lime, juiced 1/4 tsp Cumin Kosher Salt, to taste Freshly Ground Black Pepper, to taste Salad: 2 med…

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…

Fire up the grill this summer and make this mixed vegetable platter to go with your favorite BBQ’d dish. Share with friends and family, and enjoy! Ingredients: 1 medium Eggplant, sliced into 1/4 inch rounds 1 medium Red Bell Pepper, cut into wedges 1 medium Yellow Bell Pepper, cut into wedges 1 large Red Onion, cut int…

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…