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Welcome to the Your Health Section

"The doctor of the future will give no medicines, but will interest his patients in the care of the human frame, in diet, and in the causes and prevention of disease."
-Thomas Edison

The information, articles and tips in this section are dedicated to your health and the health of your family. They have been written by Naturopathic Doctors and reviewed by an editorial committee of professional peers. With a deluge of online information about natural health to sort through, we are pleased to provide you with this one-stop source of reliable and trustworthy help to maintain good health. Please be sure to visit our Find an ND section for more specific information needs.

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Health Tips for Your Family
The path towards optimal health is different for each individual, yet there are certain basic truths essential to each and every journey.  Dr. Iva Lloyd, BScH, RPP, ND

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.



Keeping Your Child Healthy
Kids who are treated more frequently with antibiotics have more infections. The problem with antibiotics is that they often have side effects (abdominal discomfort, stomach pain) and they don’t build the immune system. Dr. Lisa Murray-Doran B.Sc., ND

Learn about the basic building blocks of your child’s health and establish a healthy foundation for growth and development. Many Naturopathic Doctors have a practice focus on children’s healthTo find an ND near you, visit our Ask an ND section. 


Your Healthy Weight
When talking about weight control, we often only mention diet and exercise. A third factor worth considering is our stress levels. Sigrid Grobys B.SC (Hons), ND

Switching from diet to diet is not the answer. A common sense approach to nutrition and exercise is a much better strategy. Learn the basic guidelines required to achieve your healthy weight from this collection of articles by Naturopathic Doctors. 



Dealing with Diabetes
Nutritional counselling is the first line of therapy for the treatment of diabetes and plays a significant role in the prevention of the disease. A poor diet contributes to diabetes and makes the symptoms more difficult to manage. Suzanna Ivanovics, ND

Type 2 Diabetes can be prevented and controlled through naturopathic approaches and strategies. The articles in this section provide a wealth of professional guidance for people struggling with this disease. From warning signs to advice on controlling blood sugar levels, Naturopathic medicine has many of the answers to help you deal with your diabetes.



Compassionate Cancer Care
Everyone is trying their best to help patients with cancer and ultimately find a cure whenever possible. When you are in the trenches with patients who are fighting cancer, any advantage, no matter how small, can be considered a ray of sunshine.  Dr. Walter Lemmo, ND

Naturopathic Oncology is providing important support for people undergoing various treatments for cancer. Integrating medical and naturopathic care is proving to be an effective way to enhancing survival and quality of life. Included in this section are articles on combining radiation and antioxidants and enhancing chemotherapy with Vitamin C. There is also advice on reducing your risk of cancer and the latest information on breast cancer. In the months ahead, you can expect more articles on how naturopathic medicine can be an effective strategy in the fight against cancer.



Having a Healthy Heart
Research results indicate that naturopathic medicine provides safe and effective risk reduction for people at risk of developing Cardiovascular disease. Participants treated by a Naturopathic Doctor lowered their risk of experiencing a life-threatening heart attack, stroke, or death by over 3% within the next 10 years. Simply stated, changes occurred in their heart and blood vessels equivalent to that of someone at least 5 years younger.  Canadian College of Naturopathic Medicine 2010

Natural approaches to maintaining a healthy heart and preventing heart disease are growing in popularity. However, sifting through the variety of advice on diet, supplements, and activity can be a challenge. This section provides evidence-based recommendations from qualified Naturopathic Doctors. Visit often for more information, or submit your own question through Ask an ND


Maintaining Mental Health
Health is a state of complete physical, mental and social well-being, and not merely the absence of disease or infirmity.  World Health Organization, 1948

Good mental and emotional health can lay the foundation for good physical health. The articles in this section demonstrate this relationship and provide invaluable advice on preventing or managing common conditions that affect our mind and body. 




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