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Calcium and Death

No kidding, that’s the title of the Medscape (doctors’ chat room?) forum on the recent news that calcium supplementation over 1400 mgs. daily or low calcium intake (600 mg or less) are both associated with increased risk of death. Admittedly the study’s methods were observational, meaning that they can identify an association but not that […]

The Principles of Naturopathic Medicine

Naturopathic or Holistic Medicine is based on a set of core principles that together comprise the philosophical foundation at the heart of the treatment modalities. In fact, the reasons we make choices with Naturopathic treatments is more important than the different treatments themselves. It isn’t what we give, but why we give it, that defines […]

Gluten Intolerance in Adults:
Understanding the Symptoms and Achieving a Resolution

Restaurants and grocery store aisles have jumped on the “gluten free” bandwagon and many people choose grain-free lifestyles because of its health benefits. However, having Intolerances to certain foods can actually be a medical condition and can influence how other systems in the body are functioning. It’s not just about the “gluten free” label! In […]

What Did the Greenland Eskimos Teach Us
About Fats and Heart Disease?

With so much being written lately about the relationship between dietary fats and heart disease there´s no wonder we may feel a bit disoriented. Of course we could take the easy way out, and follow main stream recommendations, limit the total amount of fats consumed, and avoid saturated fats and cholesterol. Eating less animal and […]

What’s the Big Deal about Methylation?

Do you have a genetic defect in the MTHFR gene?? Maybe you’ve have a family history of heart attack or stroke… maybe you’ve suffered through multiple miscarriages.  Or maybe you struggle with chronic migraine headaches or irritable bowel syndrome or depression.  Perhaps your child or a sibling has autism.  What do all these things have […]