by Kathleen Regan, ND Migraines are disabling headaches that often occur with sensory or motor changes including: • sensitivity to light, noise, and smells, • nausea and vomiting, • upset stomach, • loss of appetite, • fatigue, and dizziness. Aside from food sensitivities, there are a number of diets which have been found to relieve intensity or frequency of migraines. […]
By Kathleen Regan, NDWhat is ‘blood sugar’?Blood sugar is the amount of glucose or sugar found in your blood.Is it normal to have sugar in the blood?A certain level of sugar is normal in the blood. Our body has developed ways of controlling sugars so that they aren’t too high or too low. A number of things will cause sugar to be released into the blood including food, drink, exercise, stress, dehydration, illness or infection. We use sugar as an energy source. Any signal that the body requires energy can stimulate the release of glucose from our own bodily supply.How do I know if my blood sugar is too high?There are several signs that blood sugar is too high including:• increased thirst and a dry mouth,• needing to pee frequently,• tiredness,• blurred vision,• headaches,• unintentional weight loss,• recurrent infections, such as yeast infections, bladder infections (cystitis) and skin infections.However, these are signs that blood sugar has been elevated for some time. High levels of sugar in the blood are often diagnosed too late. […]
As an adult, do you find yourself asking “why do I suddenly have allergy symptoms?”. Unfortunately, allergies usually start early in life with most people showing symptoms in childhood or young adulthood. It is therefore a surprise to adults when they suddenly develop symptoms such as: itchy skin watery eyes runny nose sneezing skin rashes stomach cramps vomiting. But, what causes allergies to develop? A family history of allergies will predispose you to develop allergies at any age but environmental factors should be taken into consideration with adult-onset allergies. The reason for sudden allergy symptoms is a common chemical found in the body called histamine. Why Do I Have Allergies All of a Sudden? Can you suddenly become allergic to something? Unfortunately, the answer is yes and here’s why: Histamine. Histamine is a chemical found in the body which is responsible for many of the uncomfortable symptoms of allergies. Yet it has many important functions in the body. It can be considered a ‘communication’ molecule sending signals throughout the body. Here are some examples of the positive roles that histamine plays: It stimulates your stomach to produce stomach acid which helps you break down food It stimulates inflammatory reactions so that the immune system can do its job of fighting off invaders such as parasites. It promotes wakefulness in the brain. So, is it possible to develop allergies this way? Each time your body produces histamine in response to inflammation, the body requires enzymes to break that histamine down. If your body is in a state of constant inflammation or if you lack specific enzymes, the burden of histamine increases, and you may begin to show signs of allergies. The burden of histamine rises as [...]
BioResonance therapy was invented in Germany and is used in many countries worldwide. It has been found to be highly effective in treating ailments, such as allergies, skin problems, chemical and heavy metal toxicity and other conditions including nicotine addiction. It has been used successfully in helping individuals quit smoking, with dramatic results after a maximum of three treatments, but often one treatment is enough. How Does This Treatment Work? Using MORA BioResonance therapy, the frequency pattern of nicotine in the body is inverted back to the body. This produces what is called a phase cancellation and helps the body to dispense with the memory of nicotine and return to its original state prior to addiction. As a result, the body’s detoxification system is stimulated to eliminate nicotine and the associated cigarette toxins through the kidneys and skin. Using BioResonance therapy medications or treatments to stop smoking reduces the urge to smoke as well as the physical cravings, as it cancels the nicotine’s hold on your body. It is a painless therapy, and BioResonance therapy medication is safe and effective. Some people feel a slight tingling, but most feel no sensation during the treatment. You will be given MORA Drops that contain the therapy information to support you in the weeks following your treatment. There are also counselling and psychotherapy available as required. Contact our BioResonance therapy team of experts to find out more about our BioResonance therapy treatments and MORA BioResonace Smoking Cessation program.
Naturopathic Doctors (NDs) are healthcare providers that use natural remedies to support healing and wellness. Is a naturopathic doctor reputable and knowledgeable? All licensed NDs in Ontario, including our team of licensed naturopathic doctors, must complete a minimum of three years of university-level training, including pre-medical courses, and four years at an accredited naturopathic medical program. The foundation of naturopathic medicine training is rooted in health sciences, while the therapies include clinical nutrition, supplementation, herbal medicine, acupuncture, and lifestyle counselling. Why Choose a Naturopathic Doctor for Your Health and Well-Being? Here are the top 4 reasons why you might choose to see a Naturopathic Medicine Doctor. You are looking for more time to discuss your health concerns in depth with a trained healthcare practitioner. Naturopathic medical doctor visits range in length, but the average appointment time is 45-60 minutes. This allows you to discuss your health concerns at length without feeling like you have to rush and possibly leave something important out of the discussion. You are wondering if different types of symptoms may be connected. As holistic practitioners, naturopathy doctors consider all of your health concerns as part of a larger pattern or picture. No matter how seemingly unconnected your symptoms might seem, your ND would like to hear about each concern. A doctor of naturopathy will further explore the details and timing of your concerns in the context of your health history and look to see if there is a common thread. NDs believe in treating the ‘root cause’ and thereby addressing all of the different ‘branches’ or symptoms. You wish to complete further blood work and testing to explore your health concerns. A doctor of naturopathic medicine in Ontario has access to [...]
There are many benefits to working with a Naturopathic Doctor (ND) and even more benefits of naturopathic medicine. Whether you are looking for general wellness advice or support while working through chronic health concerns, a licensed naturopathic doctor from our team can provide support by recommending individualized lifestyle, nutrition, and natural therapies. The main benefits of naturopathy flow from the guiding principles of naturopathic medicine. Here are the naturopathic medicine benefits. 1. First to Do No Harm: A naturopath will use the least invasive and least toxic therapies to gently guide you back to wellness. There are circumstances (injury and illness) where stronger medicine is required; NDs are trained to assess and refer for treatments outside their scope of practice. Benefit: You will receive non-invasive therapies with fewer side effects. 2. Maximize the Healing Wisdom of Nature: The nature of biology is to be self-healing and self-correcting. Many of the body’s innate mechanisms for healing (pain, inflammation, redness, and heat) are signs that the body is attempting to regenerate. An ND from our professional team will look for these signs and work with the body to promote healing where possible with lifestyle recommendations and natural therapies. It is important to understand that these recommendations and naturopathic medicine advantages are designed to support your body’s capacity to heal. This means that while the therapies are supportive, your body is doing much of the work. Benefit: You will be encouraging your body to restore balance rather than relying on therapies that suppress symptoms. While suppressive therapies are sometimes required, your body gets stronger and learns each time it is naturally able to self-correct. 3. Identify and Treat the Cause: An ND will explore deep into your health [...]
Many people have been asking us about bioresonance therapy benefits. MORA Bioresonance is a non-invasive, painless therapy which involves placing electrodes on the skin in order to identify & treat allergies, toxin accumulation, and other imbalances that may lead to various health conditions. 1. Bioresonance Therapy Effectiveness MORA Bioresonance therapy is effective at treating a number of common health conditions, including but not limited to: Allergies: food intolerances, hay fever and pet allergies Sinusitis Asthma Detoxification support Eczema Acne General skin conditions Reduction of stress/anxiety Organ support and reduction of energy blockages, especially after injuries or surgery Acute and chronic pain Gout Acute and chronic infections Smoking cessation Cellulite therapy Maintenance of health and well-being 2. Support Your Body’s Own Healing MORA Bioresonance therapy supports your body’s own healing by addressing what is getting in the way and preventing your body from healing and self-regulating. The most common culprits being toxins, heavy metals, infections, food sensitivities and nutrient deficiencies 3. Bioresonance Is Relaxing and Painless One of the main bioresonance therapy advantages is that the process is a painless process. In fact, it is actually quite relaxing. There are many types of treatments, and most take 20-40 minutes, during which you can sit back and relax. 4. The Results Are Fast Many patients notice benefits from bioresonance therapy quickly. Typically, individuals will notice an improvement in their symptoms within the first 3 treatments. Need more information about bioresonance therapy benefits? Then contact our team of naturopathic doctors today.
There are many naturopathic medicine guides online, but not all of them are created equal. Naturopathic Medicine is a healthcare profession that combines traditional and natural medicine with modern science and research. It is guided by six main principles. To do no harm. To recognize the healing wisdom of nature. To identify and treat the cause of imbalance. To teach and provide tools that empower health literacy. To treat the person as a whole by exploring beyond the immediate symptoms. To promote the prevention of disease. Naturopathic doctors (ND) are trained in the foundations of health sciences, including anatomy, physiology, biochemistry, pathology, and pharmacology. Their tools for treatment include lifestyle counseling, nutrition, supplementation, western herbal medicine, homeopathy, acupuncture, and Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM). An ND is in a unique position to understand conventional medicine and play a supportive role or a primary role by using these tools. This means that a naturopathic doctor may play a vital role on your healthcare team, supporting you while you also work with a conventional medical doctor. Or you may choose to seek out a naturopathic doctor to act as your main health care provider. All licensed naturopathic doctors (ND) come from 1 of 7 schools in North America. Graduation from a naturopathic medicine program that is accredited or is a candidate for accreditation guarantees eligibility to sit for the Naturopathic Physicians Licensing Examinations (NPLEX), the passage of which is required to obtain licensure. Licensure is offered by regulated provinces or territories, including British Columbia, Alberta, Saskatchewan, Manitoba, and Ontario, Northwest Territories. There are 26 states in the United States offering regulation or licensure of Naturopathic Doctors. The scope of practice varies between provinces, territories, and states. Naturopathic medicine [...]
Want to improve your sleep? Disrupted sleep can look different for everyone. A typical night’s sleep changes depending on age. The average adult sleeps 7 hours per night. By the time an adult is 55, this may decrease to 6.5 hours, while the average 80-year-old sleeps 6 hours per night. Disrupted sleep may involve: Difficulty falling asleep Difficulty staying asleep Frequent waking Consistently getting less than 6 hours per night Non-restorative sleep (waking tired) Naturopathic medicine has several tools used to support sleep, but the most effective types will differ depending on the individual. A naturopathic doctor will consider the following factors when addressing sleep disturbance Lifestyle & Sleep Hygiene Underlying Medical Conditions Nutrition Supplementation Acupuncture Lifestyle & Sleep Hygiene for Improving Sleep Quality A ‘physically active lifestyle’ is a ‘sleep-promoting lifestyle,’ but when it comes time to sleep, your environment should be calm and dark. Start dimming the lights a couple of hours before you go to bed to send the message to your brain that it is time for lights out. Yes, this means reducing or eliminating screen time. Your room should be completely dark and silent. Restorative sleep is best achieved when you climb into bed before midnight. The quality of sleep you get is better if you are in bed between 10-11pm at the latest. Underlying Medical Conditions That Could Affect Your Sleep If you are having sleep disturbance or low energy, it is important to check in with your primary care provider for a routine physical exam and bloodwork. There are a few conditions that can affect sleep; blood sugar imbalance or diabetes, digestive disturbance, heart disease, hormone changes, chronic pain, hyperthyroid, anemia, and stress are just some of the [...]
What Causes GERD?Reflux or ‘GERD’ (Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease) is often caused by something that affects the lower esophageal sphincter (LES). This sphincter is a muscle that opens to let food into the stomach. If it stays open too often or for too long, stomach acid rises back into the ‘food pipe’ or the esophagus. This ‘reflux’ of stomach acid causes symptoms like heartburn, bad breath, bad taste in the mouth or even vomiting. In young children, it may look like fussiness, refusal to eat, frequent spit-up, sudden startling or constant arching backwards. (Babies are more likely to have a weak LES as they are naturally lower in muscle tone as they are growing). Reflux can also aggravate asthma or present as a respiratory problem as the acidic stomach contents cause coughing and frequent mucus clearing. Uncontrolled and severe reflux can actually leak back into the lungs causing respiratory problems. What are the Symptoms of GERD in a Child?Heartburn is the most common symptom of GERD. ‘Heartburn’ feels like burning in the chest or throat. It can also present as upper abdominal pain, especially on the right side. It can last as long as 2 hours. It is often worse after eating. Lying down or bending over after a meal can also lead to heartburn.Children younger than age 12 will often have different GERD symptoms. They will have a dry cough, asthma symptoms, or trouble swallowing. They may not have classic heartburn.The good news is that GERD can be managed with nutrition. From a dietary perspective, there are three main categories of foods that promote GERD. 1. Some foods affect the muscle tone of the LES, allowing it to stay open longer. These foods include:ChocolatePeppermintHigh-fat foods (Meat, Dairy, Fried Foods)2. Some [...]