Don’t let your health go… Up In Smoke!!

You may have noticed that the city has been full of smoke!  If you haven’t, we should talk about your work schedule…  The smoke is being generated by wildfires in British Columbia and being carried by the wind to our fair city.  There are many health issues that can be affected by the smoke. Environmental […]

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Avoiding BPA

A recent study (see below) has demonstrated that it is even harder than we though to avoid BPA, which can disrupt hormone levels.  Here are some tips on ways to avoid BPA: use glass storage and water bottles (Klean Kanteen is one brand that is safe to use) use bottles made from stainless steel that does […]

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Fight the Flu with Acupuncture!

Acupuncture for Prevention and Treatment of Colds and Flus With the weather changing, and cold and flu season upon us, you may well be looking for ways to support your immune system.  Have you considered how acupunture might help you ward off sickness? Q: Is acupuncture useful for preventing colds and flus? In Chinese medicine, […]

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Hydration

Alternative Solutions to Hydrate this Summer We are constantly reminded to drink more water throughout our day, but what if we could spice things up to get even more benefits from our hydration goals?  Hydrating isn’t just about drinking enough water for your body’s basic needs, it is also about ensuring proper electrolyte levels to […]

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Essential Oils

3 Tips to Invite Clarity & Tranquility with Essential Oils Aroma acupoint therapy is the art of skillfully applying essential oils onto specific meridians of the body. Utilizing the energetics that plants provide makes for a truly creative and revitalizing experience.  Next time you find yourself in a quiet space, give these a try. Bergamot: […]

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Keep Those Peels

We are all accustomed to peeling fruits and vegetables, tossing away the rinds.  But what if these seemingly inedible plant parts are actually beneficial to us?  As it turns out, the rinds of many fruits are loaded with powerful phytochemicals that nourish, detoxify, and scavenge free radicals found within our bodies. Here’s a list of […]

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Elderberry Syrup

Elderberry Syrup: A Household Staple Are you wondering why everyone around you seems to be talking about elderberries these days? With this years’ flu outbreaks and recurrent upper respiratory infections, we cannot get enough of these dark blue berries. They’re rich in Vitamin C and are powerful allies in combating colds and flu and can […]

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Cancer Care

Did you know that besides being an amazing Primary Care Physician, Dr. Suzanne also specializes in Naturopathic Oncology? If you or anyone you know is currently in or recovering from cancer treatment, Dr. Suzanne is an expert in weaving natural medicine therapies into conventional treatments. She also loves to educate patients on preventative measures to ensure that […]

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Survival of the Fittest

Keeping the Upper Hand During Cold and Flu Season Bacteria have increasingly gained leverage in the tug-of-war that occurs when they invade our body. They have continued to learn from these battles and modify their strategies accordingly, all for one evolutionary reason — survival. One key mechanism is resistance. This process may be learned from […]

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Seasonal Foods

Seasonal Foods to Maximize Immune-Supportive Nutrients Vitamin A Why it’s important: Helps to maintain strong and balanced mucosal membranes. Promotes T-regulatory cells which support homeostasis of the immune system, reducing unnecessary inflammation. Good sources: Sweet potatoes, carrots, winter squash, kale, and swiss chard. Vitamin D Why it’s important: Arms your innate immune system by activating immune […]

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