Cold and Flu prevention for kids

5 Natural Ways to Combat Cold and Flu Season for Kids

Cold and Flu season is here! Now that kids are back to school and the season is changing we should start thinking about preventing colds and flu. As a Naturopathic Doctor part of my job is counseling parents on safe and effective ways to treat and prevent colds and flu for the whole family. Here […]

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Naturopathic Back to School Basics

Naturopathic Back to School Basics: Probiotics

Do you give your kids probiotics? Every year it seems like the back to school commercials start to pop up earlier and earlier in the summer months. Although these commercials are aimed at bringing parents into office supply and clothing stores in prep for their kids returning to school, as parents we can also use […]

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The Holistic Sunbather: Exposure, Vitamin D and Sun-Blocking Foods

It’s the summer of 2018 and it’s a hot one. Having fun in the sun is what we dream about all winter long and while we do benefit from some sun exposure (boosting levels of vitamin D and serotonin) we must also balance sun exposure with sun protection. In this article I will outline some […]

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Garlic

Garlic (Allium Sativum) is an ancient therapeutic food that has been in use since the dawn of medicine. It is mentioned in the bible and has been used by all the great forefathers of modern medicine such as: Hippocrates, Galen and Dioscorides. Garlic is mentioned several times in the Ebers Papyrus, an ancient Egyptian medical […]

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Shiitake

Lentinula Edodes is a mushroom native to East Asia which is now cultivated worldwide for culinary and medicinal purposes. This mushroom is usually referred to as Shiitake, which is its Japanese common name based upon the “Shii” tree that the mushroom grows on. Shiitake has been cultivated for over 1000 years. During the Ming Dynasty […]

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