What is the prostate? The prostate is a small gland located within the male reproductive tract. The role of the prostate is to secrete fluid that provides nutrients and protection to sperm. The urethra, also commonly referred to as the urinary tract runs directly through the middle of the prostate, which is why we often see issues related to urination when there is something going on with the prostate gland.
Today marks "Men's Mental Health Awareness" day in Canada and although the gender gap amongst individuals with mental illness has narrowed, the overall stigma associated with mental health remains, especially amongst males. Statistics Canada completed a Community Health Survey on Mental Health and found that 10% of men reported experiencing symptoms associated with mental health concerns and/or substance abuse. This is only one percent less than that of the female population (11% reported mental health concerns). These findings show that mental health concerns are just as prevalent amongst males, whereas previous research has not demonstrated this, however, that was likely due to under-reporting by men.
June marks "Stroke Awareness Month", but do you know what the signs and symptoms are of a stroke?
According to a recent article published in a prominent Canadian newspaper, strokes amongst young Canadians ages 20-59 years old are on the rise. So what exactly is a stroke and how do you recognize the signs and symptoms quickly enough to get the help needed?
Wedding season is upon us, and regardless of your role in the wedding (bride, groom, bridal party, or attendee), weddings can be one of the happiest and most stressful times of our lives. I have created a how-to guide for minimizing/eliminating stress and other common issues so you can focus on what matters most, having a beautiful wedding day!
Naturopathic doctors use a variety of tools and treatment methods to address all types of conditions. Naturopathic doctors commonly treat using therapies such as acupuncture and traditional Chinese medicine, nutritional/lifestyle counseling, botanical medicine, physical medicine, injection/intravenous therapy, and homeopathy. Some naturopathic doctors have additional training in skills or tools such as live blood cell analysis, Bioelectric Impedance Analysis (BIA) technology, therapeutic ultrasound or laser, and many others. Naturopathic doctors may also choose to have a focus on a particular condition or body system, such as skin or the endocrine system. Below is a detailed description of all the therapies used.
You may be wondering how does someone become a naturopathic doctor? What is their training? Are they licensed? And, how is the profession regulated?
To become a naturopathic doctor, you need to graduate from an accredited naturopathic institution. But, before that, you need to complete a 3- or 4-year undergraduate degree from a recognized university.
This week is "Infertility Awareness Week"; to bring awareness to a greatly stigmatized topic I want to share some information about fertility.
Infertility is described as the inability to conceive after 1 year of trying for women under the age 35 years old or 6 months in women over 35 years of age. Roughly, 1 in 6 couples in Canada are dealing with infertility. Infertility can affect females and males. Below are 10 must-know facts about infertility.
In honour of naturopathic medicine week, I will be writing a series of entries, starting with "What is naturopathic medicine?" Naturopathic medicine is a distinct primary care system that uses evidence-based research and natural treatment methods to address a variety of acute and chronic health conditions and concerns.
With beautiful spring weather comes fresh plant/tree life and their pollens which can trigger our allergy symptoms such as itchy, watery eyes, runny nose, sneezing, cough, and sometimes skin issues. Did you know that you can prevent your seasonal allergy symptoms before they appear? Naturopathic medicine has safe and effective natural solutions for preventing allergies and their symptoms before they hit you hard. In case you haven't beat the symptoms, I can still help you manage them. Visit www.durhamnaturopath.com to book a complimentary consult to discuss how naturopathic medicine can help.