by Orest Szczurko
If your first, big, toe is shorter than your second toe (more specifically: if the crease between toes 1 and 2 is deeper than the crease between toes 2 and 3), you may have something called Morton’s foot or Morton’s toe. This can cause several physical problems relating to posture and ergonomics such as back pain, hip pain, knee pain, arthritis, bunions, and fibromyalgia.
by Viktoriya Zabigaylo and Orest Szczurko
With the growing amount of toxins in our environment, food and water, there has been an accompanying rise in the rates of cancer and asthma prevalence. 90% of all cancers are attributed to the causes of environmental carcinogens as well as the lack of nutrients that the body needs for proper functioning of the detoxification systems. Environmental toxins can also be the culprit of adrenal gland damage, can interfere with thyroid hormone secretion, cause autoimmunity, or can interfere with reproduction. The nervous system is particularly vulnerable. Increased toxin exposure or buildup can further lead to dermatological, gastrointestinal, respiratory or muskuloskeletal problems.
by Viktoriya Zabigaylo & Orest Szczurko
The general label “food sensitivity” encompasses all adverse reactions involving the ingestion of food1. This includes immune processes that are heightened as a result of a food allergy, or metabolic processes not involving the immune system, such as food intolerances. While allergies are more commonly developed in the first few years of life and largely diminish with age, intolerances may show the opposite progression (as is often the case with a lactose intolerance)2. All food sensitivities, however, are largely dependent on hereditary factors, immune responses, intestinal permeability and food exposure1.
Our Mississauga naturopathic clinic has been safely and effectively administering intravenous multivitamin injections, commonly called Myers’ cocktails, for over 11 years.
The Myers’ multivitamin injection consists of B vitamins including B3, B5, B6, B12, vitamin C, calcium, magnesium, and other nutrients. These vitamins are mixed in a small sterile intravenous saline bag and injected into the vein over 20 to 60 minutes. Usually there are no side effects to the treatments.
With the winter approaching, it’s time to think about vitamin D once again.
There is a lot of research evidence showing the usefulness of vitamin D in cold and flu prevention. Naturopaths in Mississauga have also been touting its benefits for curbing joint inflammation, autoimmune disease (reducing the risk of Multiple Sclerosis by up to 54% for example), and seasonal affective disorder for years. Continue reading
The origin of buckwheat (Fagopyrum esculentum) (гречка or hrechka in Ukrainian, sarrasin in French) is not entirely clear. Early traces of buckwheat have been found in Finland around 5300 BC and the Balkans. But most sources report that that the first large scale cultivation was in Southeast Asia then moving to Central Asia and Tibet. Continue reading