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Category: Allergies

Understanding Food Allergies and Sensitivities
Have you noticed that more and more people are avoiding certain foods for health reasons?  It turns out that food allergies and intolerances are more common than we once thought. Identifying and eliminating food allergies can solve a broad range of health problems.  I have had hundreds of patients find that once they learn to eat a diet
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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 air passages swells.
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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 cancer or heart
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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 term use. For
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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 understand the underlying
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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 process of desensitization
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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 assess your tolerance
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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 and the dark
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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 swelling of body
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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 helping patients to
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