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A Return of Old Symptoms – a Naturopathic phenomenon

Two patients have had a Return of Old Symptoms this month, so I thought I would write about this amazing phenomenon that can happen to naturopathic patients. What is a Return of Old Symptoms? A Return of Old Symptoms is when, while someone is on their healing journey, they get symptoms of something they used to have chronically, many years ago. For example, Mrs. Apple came to her follow up [...]

Thriving During The Holidays

Surviving Thriving During The Holidays I love the holidays; the parties, the markets, the generosity. All bringing us together to celebrate and enjoy the spirit and each others’ company. And the spirit and company usually come with one or more sides of dairy, sugar, wheat, alcohol, caffeine, overeating, under sleeping, and overfilled schedules! Here are 5 suggestions to help navigate the next month, to keep your metabolism on fire, and to [...]

Hypometabolism: A Common Misdiagnosed set of Symptoms Undermining your Best Health.

Do you feel depressed at times, have difficulty losing weight, low libido, water retention, puffy face, irritability and PMS, dry itchy skin, chronic fatigue, heavy periods, and constipation (1 or less bowel movement per day)? You may be experiencing what many people who come into the clinic are experiencing; hypometabolism, also referred to as subclinical hypothyroidism, or metabolic insufficiency. Basically, a decreased metabolic rate. Usually, patients will have their thyroid [...]

Dysbiosis: A Common Root Cause of Sub-Optimal Health

Do you have Dysbiosis (bacterial imbalance) in your Gastro-intestinal tract?Causes of bacterial imbalance:intestinal overgrowth of unfriendly bacteria, parasitic or fungal infectionintestinal mucosal permeability (leaky- gut)history of antibiotic or pharmaceutical useprotein maldigestion (or excessive intake) due to low stomach acid, or enzymesconsumption of foods not recommended for your blood type or food sensitivitiesconstipationbile duct obstructionaccelerated protein decomposition (as seen in septicaemia)Common signs and symptoms of gastrointestinal toxicity:bloating, indigestion, excessive flatulenceconstipation, diarrhea, [...]