Neural Prolotherapy & Pain

Neural Prolotherapy & Pain

What Is Neural Prolotherapy? Neural prolotherapy is a treatment for pain which uses shallow injections of a 5% dextrose (sugar) solution into the surrounding area of an inflamed nerve. The goal of the treatment is to reduce inflammation, swelling and pain of the affected nerve.

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Chelation Therapy & Heart Disease

Chelation Therapy & Heart Disease

What is Chelation? The word chelation is derived from the Greek word for “claw”. Chelating agents function like a claw by surrounding, grabbing and mobilizing certain metals which otherwise would remain stuck within tissues of the body. Once mobilized these metals can be safely excreted.

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Frequently Asked Questions

Frequently Asked Questions

What Type of Training Do Naturopathic Doctors Have? Naturopathic doctors have extensive training, including a pre-med degree and four years of full-time education from an accredited school of naturopathic medicine. Naturopathic training consists of over 1,200 hours of clinical experience and over 3,000 hours of classroom training.

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Natural Weight Loss Solutions

Natural Weight Loss Solutions

Most Canadians Are Overweight As of 2004, 23% of Canadian adults are obese and an additional 36% are overweight1. This means that over half of the current Canadian adult population has a body weight which is too high and puts them at an increased risk for cardiovascular disease, diabetes2 and cancer3.

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3 Little-Known Vitamin D Facts

3 Little-Known Vitamin D Facts

The popularity of vitamin D supplementation has exploded over the past 10 years. Most people know that vitamin D comes from the sun and that it is important in maintaining bone health but here are 3 lesser-known facts about vitamin D which you probably haven’t heard.

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Cholesterol-Lowering Medication Risks

Cholesterol-Lowering Medication Risks

Cholesterol-lowering medications (statins) are a very widely used class of prescription drugs. A large scale survey of USA citizens in 2010 found that 11.6% of participants had taken a cholesterol-lowering medication within the past 30 days1. This was more than any other type of medication.

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Good News For Dalhousie Students

Good News For Dalhousie Students

Dalhousie student health insurance coverage is much better than most students realize, as the Dal Gazette has pointed out. The Dalhousie AIM Student VIP health insurance plan has excellent coverage for several avenues of treatment, including naturopathic medicine.

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Myers’ Cocktail: Intravenous Nutrients

Myers’ Cocktail: Intravenous Nutrients

The Myers’ Cocktail, is a combination of Vitamins B1, B2, B3, B5, B6, B12, Vitamin C, magnesium and calcium administered intravenously. The Myers’ Cocktail was first performed by Dr. John Myers MD and later championed by Dr. Alan Gaby MD after Myers’ death in 1984.

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Herbal Spotlight: Rhodiola

Herbal Spotlight: Rhodiola

An Adaptable Herb Rhodiola rosea (also known as “golden root”, or “roseroot”) is a herb which is native to the Arctic regions of Europe and Asia. Rhodiola has been used medicinally throughout history in Asia, Russia and Eastern Europe to treat depression, anxiety, weakness, fatigue and mental stress.

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Quinoa Salad Recipe

Quinoa Salad Recipe

Quinoa is a very healthy whole grain and is packed with nutrients. One cup of cooked quinoa has 8g of protein, which is equivalent to the amount of protein from 1 egg. Quinoa is also high in fibre which makes it healthy for the heart, the gut and helpful for blood pressure.

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