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Hyperbaric Oxygen and Multiple Sclerosis

Although multiple sclerosis is commonly referred to as an autoimmune disease, the breakdown of the blood-brain barrier can be the cause of the onset of the disease. Once the blood-brain barrier breaks down, the brain becomes inflamed and forms neural lesions. One of the reasons the blood brain barrier can be damaged is a lack […]

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Naturopathic IV Therapy Spotlight: NAD+

As naturopaths a large part of our practice is treating chronic disease. These conditions are complex and an effective treatment plan must address the underlying cause of each patient’s condition, but it is also important to support the patient and help to manage symptoms. One of the most common complaints of chronic disease patients is […]

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Naturopathic Integrative Cancer Therapy Promotes Better Outcomes

A diagnosis of cancer is intimidating. We often think of the worst case scenario. Perhaps, stories of a friend or relative that had many side effects from conventional treatment.  We have many patients come into the Nardella Clinic in Calgary to understand what a naturopathic integrative cancer therapy approach involves.  Some patients may follow through […]

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Elispot testing for Lyme and Associated Diseases

One of the challenges that fuels the Chronic Lyme Disease controversy is the need for adequate testing. Standard testing protocols rely on the detection of antibodies, a component of the humoral immune system. In patients with chronic infections this may not be the most accurate way to assess infection due to some issues including: After […]

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Autism: A Toxic Connection

No known cause to Autism Although Autism now affects 1 in 64 children in Canada there is still no known cause. Genetics, immune dysregulation, and infections are among the many theories suspected to play a role in causing this disease. A variety of toxic exposures, such as lead poisoning, have also been hypothesized to play […]

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