Asthma in Children, Let’s Treat the Cause!

Asthma takes away the freedom to enjoy a deep breath.  That is something no child should have to experience.  Seeing your child struggle to breathe is a heart-breaking experience for parents. Asthma is caused by swelling in the airways. When an asthma attack occurs, the muscles around the airways become tight and the lining of the […]

Autoimmune Disease and Naturopathic Medicine

Autoimmune Disease is a major health problem in our society. One in twelve people in general, and one in nine women, will be diagnosed with an autoimmune disease. There are over one hundred different autoimmune disorders, including multiple sclerosis, Lupus, Rheumatoid arthritis, Inflammatory Bowel diseases and Celiac disease. Together these conditions affect more people than […]

Treating Sinusitis Naturally

In my practice, I have many patients who come for help with chronic sinus congestion. It can be a frustrating and painful condition that can last a lifetime if not treated with the long term in mind. The medicines conventionally used may be okay in the short run, but they have significant issues with long […]

Vega Allergy Testing

Frequently Asked Questions What is Vega testing? Vega testing is a fast, safe, painless, and most importantly, accurate way of gathering information about your body. At the Macdonald Centre for Natural Medicine, we have used Vega testing extensively for 13 years and have found it to be a highly valuable tool for helping patients to […]

Sublingual Immunotherapy for Allergy Elimination (SLIT)

What is sublingual immunotherapy (SLIT) Sublingual Immunotherapy (aka. SLIT) delivers a small dose of allergen daily in via allergy drops under the tongue. Allergens are things like pollen, dust and animal dander that trigger allergy symptoms such as nasal congestion, itchy eyes and sneezing. Over time, taking allergy drops improves the allergy sufferer’s tolerance. This […]

Allergy Desensitization Information – Miller Method

Dr. Macdonald is pleased to offer a quick, painless and effective method of allergy desensitization. Who would use this technique? People with inhalent allergies like dust, pets, trees, weeds and grass. How does it work? A nurse analyzes your allergies with the vega testing method of allergy testing. She then uses the vega machine to […]

Natural Therapies for Seasonal Allergies

Do the buds of spring signal trouble to you? If so, you may be among the 20% of the population who suffer from spring hayfever. Hayfever, known medically as seasonal allergic rhinitis is the most common allergic disorder in Canada. It is characterized by nasal congestion, sneezing, red, itchy eyes, nose or throat, tearing, fatigue […]

Possible Symptoms of Food Allergies /Intolerances

Adverse reactions to foods or beverages can be as subtle as a runny nose or as dramatic as severe depression. If you experience any of the following symptoms, you may have a food allergy/intolerance. rapid pulse after eating gas and bloating abdominal discomfort constipation diarrhea heartburn weight gain skin rashes, eczema, hives tired after eating […]

Food Allergy Testing (Vega testing)

VEGA TESTING – Frequently Asked Questions What is Vega testing? Vega testing is a fast, safe, painless, and most importantly, accurate way of gathering information about your body. At the Macdonald Centre for Natural Medicine, we have used Vega testing extensively for 13 years and have found it to be a highly valuable tool for […]

Allergy Skin Tests “Scratch Testing”

During an allergy skin test, your skin is exposed to allergy-causing substances (allergens) and then is observed for signs of a local allergic reaction, like redness and mild swelling. Dr. Macdonald’s scratch allergy testing identifies allergies to cats, dogs, dust mites, mould, western tree mix, grass mix, weeds, feathers, horse epith and red alder. Along […]