Myth Busting Video #3: You Either have to See an MD or an ND

It is a common misconception that Naturopathic Doctors are anti-conventional Western medicine.  For me personally, this is just simply not true. In my ideal world, the most common health care model would be one based off an Integrative Medicine philosophy.  This would be a wholistic, client centred model with a common goal of healing using […]

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Myth Busting Video #2: Naturopathic Medicine is Nothing More than “Hippy Dippy” Medicine

People who aren’t familiar with Naturopathic Medicine have all kinds of different impressions about it’s philosophy and practice.  After the 2nd World War and into the 1950’s, conventional Western Medicine began deeming Naturopathic Medicine as “quackery.”  Heck, even my well-intended younger cousin would tell her friends that I was studying to be a “Witch Doctor” […]

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Myth Busting Video 1: A Naturopathic Doctor is the Same as a Natural Health Practitioner

In my previous life as a Registered Nurse, my title was protected.  Meaning, when I met another lady or gent who introduced themselves as a Registered Nurse, I was confident in the training they had gone through and the licensing exams they had completed in order to get their designation.  There were standards and there […]

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Eggs and Heart Health: Friend or Foe? A Look at the Science

I still have patients that frequently come into my office and proudly talk about the healthy food choices they make and very often will highlight the fact that they eat egg whites and avoid yolks “because they are high in cholesterol.” This is a completely understandable response because for years the media has engrained the […]

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The Guiding Principles of Naturopathic Medicine

Naturopathic Doctors adhere strongly to six guiding principles that outline the fundamental naturopathic approach to health and healing. These principles separate naturopathic medicine from other forms of health care: First Do No Harm Naturopathic Doctors treat using safe and effective therapies and medicines. They emphasize gentle approaches to care in order to minimize side effects, […]

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My Road to Naturopathic Medicine

I have been where you are. Well…maybe not exactly, but there was a time when I too felt unwell and overwhelmed by that feeling that I did not have control over my own health. When I was a University student – studying to be a nurse – there was a point when I was taking […]

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