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Healthy Hearts: Enhanced External Counter Pulsation

Cardiovascular disease affects 1 in 12 Canadians. Although lifestyle factors are major contributors to cardiovascular disease, sometimes eating well and exercising isn’t enough to have a healthy heart. As a naturopath I often see people who are eating a clean heart healthy diet and exercising regularly, but aren’t getting the expected results. In these cases […]

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Microplastics and Hidden Toxins

Plastic pollution has been in the news a lot recently. Not only are there concerns about the effects of plastics on the environment, but also more research is now coming out on the effects of plastic on the body. A recent Australian study has shown that people are consuming an average of 5 grams of […]

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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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The Role of Viruses in Chronic Lyme Disease

Many people are familiar with the role of co-infections in Lyme disease including Babesia, Bartonella and Ehrlichia. Of equal importance is the part that chronic and reactivated viral infections play. Immune suppression is common in Chronic Lyme disease. As a result of this decreased immune activity viral infections can reactivate. Most of the general population […]

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Cerebral Folate Receptor Antibodies Autism

Folic acid is one of the earliest nutrients considered important in life. Early in pregnancy it is known that folic acid is required for the development of a healthy baby. Deficiencies in folate can result in neurological defects such as spina bifida. However our brains need optimal levels of folic acid throughout our whole lifetime. […]

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