Hormone Tests: What They Really Reveal

Hormone Tests:  What they Really Reveal In my naturopathic medical practice, I commonly have patients come in who want to have their hormones tested. They feel something isn’t right. They don’t feel their best, and they suspect that hormones are to blame, so they want to be tested. But hormone testing isn’t as simple as […]

COVID: Finding Calm within the Storm

We have all been thrust into a situation that is the perfect storm for creating stress: there is a threat to the physical survival of ourselves and our loved ones. Most of us will incur financial losses. We are all facing isolation and changing interpersonal dynamics. And there are many unknown elements and uncertain timelines. […]

Hope for Parkinson’s Disease

Muhammad Ali and Michael J. Fox are famous people who have Parkinson’s disease, and one in 500 people in Canada will join their ranks. Parkinson’s disease (PD) is a degenerative neurological disease that slowly affects the ability to control movement.  Symptoms can include tremors, difficulty walking and speaking.  Early symptoms can include decreased thirst, loss […]

Preventing Illness while Travelling

Even though we live in one of the most beautiful parts of the world, many people from the Comox Valley travel abroad for business or pleasure.  Part of preventative medicine is planning ahead for a safe trip and making good choices while overseas.  How far you need to go to ensure a healthy travels depends […]

Stop the Pain of Endometriosis Naturally

Menstrual cramps are part of life for many women, but extreme, debilitating pain during the menstrual cycle and beyond can be a sign of an underlying condition called endometriosis. This condition has mystified doctors and deeply affected the lives of millions of women. There have been breakthroughs in the understanding of the mechanisms that drive […]

4 Tips for Becoming an Empowered Patient

Medical science now shows that when patients are empowered to play an active role in their health care, they are more invested in the process which results in better health. Medical education is redefining the doctor-patient relationship as one that respects the patient as an intelligent participant in health care decisions. The old doctor-patient relationship put […]