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 […]

How to Overcome Irritable Bowel Syndrome

Q:  I was diagnosed with Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS) 8 years ago and I am no closer to understanding why I have this problem.  Do I have to just live with it? Laxatives for constipation, anti-diarrhea medications, and antacid pills are not the answer for Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS).  Over the last 20 years I […]

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 […]

Recipe: Nacho Kale Chips

Kale is my favorite super-food. Here’s a recipe for the ultra-trendy Nacho Kale Chips that make eating kale easy and fun.

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 […]