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Lyme Disease and PANS: Pediatric Acute-Onset Neuropsychiatric Syndrome

Pediatric acute-onset neuropsychiatric syndrome, also called PANS, is the sudden development of OCD, anxiety, mood disorders and attention issues as a result of an infection. In the case of PANS the infection causes an autoimmune response in the neurological system that leads to neuropsychiatric symptoms. It is also referred to as autoimmune encephalitis. There are […]

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Alternative Treatments for ADHD

ADHD is the most common childhood psychiatric disorder in Canada.  Attention Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder affects approximately 5% of school-aged children. The rate of diagnosis in adults is also increasing with better awareness of how this condition can affect an individual.  Patients with ADHD may present with either inattentive or hyperactive ADHD, or a combination of both. […]

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The Gut-Brain Connection in Autism

April is World Autism month. Recently new Canadian stats were just released indicating 1 in 66 children in Canada are now diagnosed with Autism. With numbers increasing it is important to not only discuss the diagnosis of Autism but to focus on successful treatment options. Dr. Meghan Haggarty, Naturopath works extensively with patient’s in Calgary […]

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Autism and Chelation

October is Canadian Autism Awareness Month. Of equal importance to increasing awareness of this medical condition, is increasing awareness of treatment options that are available to patients who are on the Autism Spectrum. Many patients with Autism Spectrum Disorder have a myriad of complex health issues they are facing including: GI issues such as reflux, […]

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Naturopathic Support for PANDAS/PANS

Although many parents expect their children may catch strep throat in their life, most are not aware that this can lead to neuropsychiatric symptoms in some children such as obsessive-compulsive disorder, food restriction, insomnia, anxiety and oppositional behavior. Streptococcus bacteria are known to cause autoimmune reactions that can damage the heart or joints, also called […]

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