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Do you know what a stroke looks like?

Do you know what a stroke looks like?

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?

Day Five of Naturopathic Medicine Week What are Some of the Therapies Used by Naturopathic Doctors?

Day Five of Naturopathic Medicine Week What are Some of the Therapies Used by Naturopathic Doctors?

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. 

Day Three of Naturopathic Medicine Week How do Naturopathic Doctors Fit into Your Health Care Team?

Day Three of Naturopathic Medicine Week How do Naturopathic Doctors Fit into Your Health Care Team?

Naturopathic doctors play an integral role in your health care as we are often the ones to look at the whole person and evaluate all aspects of a patient's health, including physical, mental, emotional, and even spiritual. 

Day Two of Naturopathic Medicine Week Training, Licensing, Regulation

Day Two of Naturopathic Medicine Week Training, Licensing, Regulation

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.

10 Facts About Infertility

10 Facts About Infertility

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. 

Day One of Naturopathic Medicine Week ~ What is Naturopathic Medicine?

Day One of Naturopathic Medicine Week ~ What is Naturopathic Medicine?

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.