Eat, Drink and Be Merry in Health

The holidays are a time to spend time with loved ones that often includes indulging in more food and drink. The average adult gains 1lb during the holidays and most do not loose that weight after. It doesn’t sound like a lot but that 10lbs that crept up in the last decade can be from the indulging in too much … Read More

Dr. Rishi Verma’s Response to Recent Vitamin Controversy

A recently published article in the Annals of Internal Medicine, Dec 17, 2013, Vol 159, No. 12, looked at the results of 27 studies involving over 450,000 participants taking various types and doses of vitamins to prevent cardiovascular disease, mortality, cancer and cognitive decline.  None of the trials found any benefit and some trials found that a particular supplement actually … Read More

Dr. Karla Dionne’s Response to Recent Vitamin Controversy

Dr. Edgar Miller is one of 5 authors of an editorial published in the Annals of Internal Medicine, December 17, 2013, that discussed three articles published in the same journal Three articles published in the Annals of Internal Medicine, Dec 17, 2013, Vol 159, No. 12, looked at the results of 27 studies involving over 450,000 participants taking various types … Read More

Tips For Success This Holiday Season by Dr. Seema Kanwal, ND

The amount of yummy food available in the month of December is incredible. Home baked goodies, office parties, Grandma’s holiday feast, food given as gifts; it’s everywhere and very tempting to eat, even for naturopathic doctors and medical physicians! For most of us, we tend to gain weight between November 23 and the New Year. Not to mention all the … Read More

The Importance of Male Hormones by Dr. Stella Seto, ND

Almost everyone has heard of the hormone testosterone, we associate it with being a more male hormone although it is also vital for women’s libido and health, being associated with polycystic ovarian syndrome. But there are many more hormones involved in men’s health. Testosterone is a hormone produced primarily in the testicles and helps maintain men’s: Bone and muscle strength/mass … Read More

What Should You Look Out For In Your Children’s Treats?

There is something lurking in your candy, and it is no laughing matter when your child turns Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde. How do you know what is safe to eat? Let’s take a look at a few ingredients found in your child’s candies and how that may affect your child’s behavior.  The first is Carnauba wax. This is one of … Read More

Wild For Chaga!

By Kavita Verma, Owner of Balance Medical Center There have been an abundance of super foods touted in the mainstream media recently that claim to do a number of things – improve memory, support immune function, decrease inflammation. Some superfood claims are backed by scientific studies while others are merely passing fads with little nutritional value. Incorporating some high-quality super … Read More

What are Phthlates and How So We Avoid Them?

Phthalates are chemical compounds that are added to plastics in order to increase their flexibility, strength and durability. The synthetics industry uses about five million tons of these softeners annually in a wide variety of products including cosmetics, plastic containers, pharmaceutical capsules, children’s toys, building materials, electronics, paints and many others. We need to be concerned about the prevalence of phthalates … Read More

New Research on Breast Cancer Risk by Dr. Stella Seto, ND

October is breast cancer awareness month. Breast cancer is the most common female cancer in Canada and worldwide. 1 in 9 women will be diagnosed with breast cancer in their lifetime. A recent study published in the journal, Cancer, found women who are obese at the time they are diagnosed with estrogen receptor positive cancer have a higher rate of … Read More