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From the basics of maintaining optimal health to Preventing Osteoporosis, Health Tips for Your Family offers a wide variety of naturopathic health advice. Visit this section often to learn new tips for keeping your family healthy.
 
  The Path to Optimal Nutrition: Nourishing Your Body
What we choose to nourish our bodies with is fundamental to the foundation of our health. The following tips will help get you on a path towards optimal nutrition...
   
  The Path to Optimal Digestion: Getting the Most out of Your Food
The process of digestion is elaborate and the following tips will help you ensure you are getting the most out of your food...
   
  The Path to Optimal Health: Back to Basics
The path towards optimal health is different for each individual, yet there are certain basic truths essential to each and every journey...
   
  Colitis and Naturopathic Medicine
Digestive related disorders are one of the most common reasons patients seek help from a licensed Naturopathic Doctor (ND). Some of these conditions have more serious sequelae than others and need to be diagnosed accurately...  
   
  Food Allergies: Part 1
One of the most common questions parents of my young patients ask me is “do you think this could be related to a food allergy?”...
   
  Food Allergies: Part 2
Most immune-type food reactions, as it turns out, are actually IgG reactions. There is a good side to this as IgG allergies do not generally cause the same severe symptoms we associate with IgE reactions, symptoms such as hives or airway constriction...
   
  Stress Management: Maintaining Your Health Under Pressure
Often during times of stress, the first things to fall from our routine are a healthy diet and adequate sleep. This can lead to fatigue, the inability to focus and feelings of anxiety. Here’s how to help maintain your health during stressful times...
   
  Vitamin D: Sources, Dosage & Benefits
Vitamin D is either absorbed in the intestine from food or through sun exposure on the skin. The liver and kidneys convert vitamin D to its active form called calcitriol. Food sources include cod liver oil, salmon, mackerel, herring, eggs and vitamin D enriched milk...
   
  Preventing Osteoporosis
Osteoporosis is a growing problem. Post-menopausal women are definitely at risk but the condition can also affect men. In fact, even younger people can experience loss of bone density...
   
  H1N1-What You Should Know
Swine influenza virus (referred to as SIV or H1N1) refers to influenza cases that are caused by 
Orthomyxoviruses endemic to pig populations. “Swine flu” has infected some people every year...
   
  Flu Prevention- A Naturopathic Approach
Flu prevention is at the forefront of everyone’s mind this year and whether you’re dealing with a simple cold or the newest strain of “super-bug”, the following will assist you in maintaining...
   
  Are You Having Trouble Sleeping at Night?
A restful sleep each night has been shown to improve mood, concentration and decrease the risk of developing a number of diseases. Get the most out of your sleep each night with the following tips...
   
  Potassium Iodide & Radiation Exposure: What is my Best Protection
Since the time that oxygen first appeared on earth, living organisms have been exposed to radiation. The most recent tragedy in Japan however, has brought radiation exposure and protection to the forefront of conversations for much of the planet...

   
Fatigue
Have you been feeling like your energy level is zapped? One of the following five factors may be affecting your stamina throughout the day...
   
Greening Back To School
Back to school. Three words that, depending on whether you're a kid, parent, or teacher, are bound to either fill you with dread or delight. Whether you're looking forward to it or not, here are a few ways to green your back to school lineup...
   
Back to School = Back to Flu Season
Autumn is just around the corner...and with kids going back to school and colder temperatures setting in, one inevitably starts thinking about flu prevention...
   
  Live Retirement to the Fullest - Maintain Your Muscle
The golden years of retirement promise leisurely afternoons on the golf course, weekends entertaining the grandkids, and free time spent enjoying family and friends... 
  Get Moving to Smarten Up: How Exercise Improves Your Memory & Cognition
It has been well established that exercise benefits the body; it improves the function of your heart, makes your bones stronger, and helps you maintain a healthy body weight... 
   
Cold & Flu Prevention - It's a Family Affair!
Fall is here, yet despite the beautiful weather, it’s that time of year again when most parents are thinking about how to prevent the cycle of colds that can run through the household...
   
Top Ten Healthy New Year's Resolutions
2016 is upon us, and with that offers a fresh and exciting start to a brand New Year - and brand new goals!...
   
New Year's Resolutions 
The truth about how to make them work while preserving your integrity, energy time and money...
   
Environmental Toxins- Do You Know Your Body's Levels?
What does your Teflon frying pan, microwave popcorn, pizza box and lipstick have in common? How about a receipt from the store, a can of tuna and a plastic water bottle?...
   
Do I Really Have to Exercise? 
The simple answer to the above question is, of course not, it’s your life and you can choose to do whatever you like with it. However, let me give you a few reasons why perhaps you might want to exercise...
   
  Healing Nutrients - Recovering from Injury
Inflammation is a powerful process that our body uses to heal injuries, fight infections, and deal with damaged cells and debris...
   
When Good Thyroids Go Bad
The thyroid gland is the “master control gland” that is located at the base of your throat. It has its hand in all functions of the body as it controls metabolism of every single one of our cells...
   
The Pediatric Disease with Geriatric Consequences: Osteoporosis
Osteoporosis is a scary disease to be labeled with. Our bones are made of living tissue that is in a constant state of flux - breaking down and building up to repair itself...
   
Sun and Summer Safety
We’ve had a few very nice days this Spring, so nice in fact that it’s got people thinking about sun safety already! While it would be nice to live in a world where everything on the shelf was safe, that is sadly not the case...

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