Help for Diverticulitis

Last year a 73 year old man we’ll call David came to my clinic with acute abdominal pain. Doctors know that the cause of acute abdominal pain can be as benign as gas pains or as serious as cancer. I set out to diagnose his pain by asking questions and examining him. His lower abdomen […]

Stroke Prevention

The Canadian Heart and Stroke Foundation has recently raised the alarm bell to warn that stroke is not only a significant problem for Canadians, but that many of us don’t know what to look for in order to detect a stroke, and seek crucial early treatment. You’ve likely seen their ad campaign, reminding Canadians of […]

Diabetes and Natural Medicine

Diabetes is a common, chronic illness that requires great care and attention in order to manage it effectively. It is characterized by high blood sugar levels. These high blood sugar levels create damage to the circulatory system, thus increasing the risk of disease in many organs including the eyes, kidneys, nerves, heart and cardiovascular system. […]

Prostate Health and Naturopathic Medicine

Natural medicine has a tremendous amount to offer for both the prevention and treatment of Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia or BPH. There are many factors that you can control that influence whether of not you have prostate enlargement. BPH is thought to be due to an accumulation of testosterone in the prostate. Once within the prostate, […]

Know your Cardiovascular Risk Factors

Likely, someone you know has become ill or died from heart disease. It is the number one cause of death for both men and women. After menopause, women’s risk of heart disease equals that of men, but more women die from their first heart attack or stroke than do men. The great tragedy of cardiovascular […]