It's Naturopathic Medicine Week!
Each day you have the opportunity to enter a contest to win up to $150 towards your visit with a licensed Naturopathic Doctor! Every day presents a short informative video on a different health theme.
Entering is easy:
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DetailsEvery day, all eligible entrants who have successfully answered the daily quiz question will be entered in a draw. Each day, one entrant will win a $100 voucher for a visit to a naturopathic doctor in BC. There are seven prizes available, one for each day of Naturopathic Medicine Week. Everyone who enters (and didn’t win) is entered for an eighth draw, for a $150 grand prize.
Happy Mother's Day
And to all the mom's out their who have raised previous generations - know how much you are valued and appreciated! Happy Mother's Day to anyone who has given their time and devotion to grow up another human being!!
Sugar, Sugar, or Sugar?
Sugar is sugar is sugar, right? Well there are some subtle differences. And yes all sugar, no matter where it comes from, will spike blood sugar and cause a chain of events inside the body that ends in newly stored fat. However, I have not seen maple syrup as a culprit for the development of fatty liver disease, whereas high fructose corn syrup plays a huge factor in the development of that disease. Maple syrup and honey may actually have some antioxidant potential and honey has been used in various medicinal ways for thousands of years. Processed foods of any kind are really best avoided and here is just one more example of why something that has been processed this much should not be consumed, namely sugar. Obviously any sweeteners should be minimized, but my tip for you today is to pick the ones that require the least amount of processing.
Putting one foot in front of the other means you're moving forward!
Here's to spring and to new beginnings!
The power of natural medicine.
Overprescription of antibiotics has led to many new and dangerous antibiotic-resistant bugs. An example of one of these is methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA). MRSA is considered a serious threat by the CDC, accounting for over 11,000 associated deaths each year. In the USA, it imposes an annual burden of $1.4-13.8 billion on society.
The article link below reviews research around tea tree essential oil in fighting these infections. One in vitro study found that “all strains of MRSA and MSSA were eradicated within 1 hour following exposure to a 5% tea tree oil solution”. Amazing!
While this is just one example, there are so many more powerful natural options available to use against bacteria, viruses, fungi, or yeast and I see them working in my practice all the time.
I'm not saying this is the answer to antibiotic-resistance, but naturopathic medicine can certainly be used as a first line therapeutic resource to hopefully decrease the necessity of using antibiotics as regularly.