It’s Time to Think About Vitamin D Again

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

Benefits of Buckwheat

Buckwheat blog entryThe 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

Eat Your Mushrooms!

Today’s search of the published medical literature reveals over 1035 studies on mushrooms and cancer. The various mushrooms and their extracts are shown to inhibit the spread of cancer, inhibit the proliferation of cancer cells, induces the death of cancer cells, and strengthen the immune system.  Continue reading

The Wonders of Vitamin D3

We’ve known about the benefits of vitamin D3 for a long time now, and I’ve been using it in my practice pretty much from the beginning.  But some of the new research published about its preventative benefits is simply astounding.

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Naturopathic Approaches to Eczema (Atopic Dermatitis)

Eczema, medically referred to as Atopic Dermatitis, is a chronic, itchy, superficial inflammation of the skin, frequently associated with a personal or family history of allergic disorders such as hay fever or asthma. Continue reading

A Whole System Approach to the Treatment of Vitiligo

After treating hundreds of patients with vitiligo since 2004, helping most stop the spread of their vitiligo and helping to induce at least partial repigmentation in many of those patients, I think it would be appropriate to share some of my approaches to treating vitiligo. Continue reading

Allergies

With the spring finally upon us, many people’s allergies start to act up. All of medical science agrees that allergies come about due to an overreaction of the immune system. Let me take a minute to explain allergies from my naturopathic point of view.

I see the allergic reaction as a cup of immune system irritation that finally overflows.  Usually, just living in a suburban city like Toronto will cause some degree of irritation of the immune system due to the smog and other irritants in the air (1).   Just for the purposes of illustration, lets say this fills the immune system irritation cup 1/3 of the way.

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