What’s the skinny on all this coffee news? A couple of perspectives.

Posted by on Tuesday, May 29th, 2012 in General

Yet again a piece of new research is all over the news.  This time coffee and its supposed protective effects is getting all the press.   This is always a bit of a confusing situation since this news gets highlighted and emphasized but its hard to get through the hype to the actual meaning and implications […]

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Local Spring Fruit and Veggie Home Delivery

Posted by on Monday, May 14th, 2012 in General

If you are thinking about eating a bit better you may have decided to eat more fresh fruits and veggies or to eat more local foods.  We’ve talked previously about getting a farm box delivered to your home and there is a new company in Victoria that does just that.  Have a look at Nature’s […]

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Naturopathic Medicine Week

Posted by on Wednesday, May 2nd, 2012 in General

Every year, during May, Naturopathic Physicians and our associations take a week to celebrate our profession and to promote our medicine.  This year, during the week of May 7-13, 2012, naturopathic doctors all over the country will be conducting free events in local stores, community venues and in their own clinics. On Friday May 11th, […]

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2nd Annual Greater Victoria Autism Resource Fair

Posted by on Monday, April 16th, 2012 in General

Join us at this year’s Greater Victoria Autism Resource Fair at the University of Victoria Student Union Building.  The fair takes place Saturday May 5th from 10-3:30 pm with free admission.  Come and see the featured speakers, enjoy a Kids Play Zone and the Parent’s Pampering Corner.  There will be lots of door prizes, a […]

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Environmental and Seasonal Allergies: Fact and Fiction

Posted by on Thursday, April 5th, 2012 in General

Victoria is well and truly into Allergy Season with lots of angry red eyes and snuffling noses. We’ve previously discussed the testing methods and sublingual allergy drops, but we haven’t talked about what might be allergy triggers.  Many people have an idea of what types of things trigger their allergies but how accurate are our […]

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Seasonal Allergies: Immune modulation and desensitization.

Posted by on Wednesday, March 7th, 2012 in General

Here in Victoria, one of the first signs of spring are the beautiful cherry blossoms lining many of our streets.  And then the close second is the multitudes of people wandering around with bloodshot, watery eyes, chronic sniffles and itchy red noses. Seasonal allergies are a real struggle for many people.   Allergies start early in […]

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Eating Organic Realistically!

Posted by on Friday, November 18th, 2011 in General

There are so many reasons to eat organic:  you know you aren’t getting or supporting the use of pesticides, your food is richer in nutrients (and flavor), and you are making a choice to support your health with food.    Excellent! Now …  how is this going to fit into your everyday life?  Are organic products […]

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Cookus Interruptus: A laugh for while you cook.

Posted by on Monday, October 31st, 2011 in General

I should be more careful when looking for nutrition blogs.  I found “Cookus Interruptus” a video blog by Cynthia Lair, and got stuck watching the videos for an hour!  Not only was I taking notes about the recipes, by the end of the first video I was hooked by the humor and storyline.    The […]

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Alliance for Natural Health comment on the AMA’s article about Multivitamin use.

Posted by on Tuesday, October 18th, 2011 in General

A well phrased comment on the recent journal article about Multivitamin use. It is a good reminder to look at sweeping claims with a critical eye and to make your own conclusions.  Click below to see the commentary. Shame on AMA’s Archives of Internal Medicine

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Holey Protein Bagels, Batman!

Posted by on Thursday, March 10th, 2011 in General

If I had to name my top nutrition tip it would be to focus on protein throughout the day.  Not low fat or low sodium, probiotic foods or alkaline diets. No, for most of the people I see day to day, definitely protein.  While the other diet suggestions are key in some circumstances, the average […]

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