02 May 2014

The Ravages of Mercury

In the past few years, researchers have been looking at the mercury levels of Canadians. From average urban city dwellers to tar sands workers, our mercury levels can be...

24 April 2014

Sports Performance & Food Sensitivities

Dr. Patti and I are tennis fans! We play as much as we can, there are courts all around Calgary, but we also love watching the Grand Slam tournaments...

17 April 2014

The Hidden Dangers Lurking In Your Cosmetics

This is not the first and certainly will not be the last time that we discuss the dangers of commonplace cosmetics, skin creams and other body care products. There...

24 March 2014

Controversy: Flax Seeds and their role in Cancer Prevention

When we ask our patients if they use flax seeds in their diet, most will say “YES, I have been using ground up flax seeds for years!” Most often...

05 March 2014

23 and Half Hours

This is the title of a great animated video posted online about a month ago by a medical doctor in Toronto. The title refers to the maximum amount of...

24 February 2014

Does Lower Cholesterol Prevent Heart Disease?

As it turns out, when all of the research from the past 20 years is thoroughly reviewed, we find that lower cholesterol only reduces risk for heart disease in...

14 February 2014

Preventing Colds and Flus

Our perception of microbes is often skewed. Television commercials and magazine ads instil fear through their portrayal of viruses and bacteria as little monsters with sharp claws and pointed...

24 January 2014

Commentary: Medical “best practice” often no more than opinion

Is Evidence Based Medicine enough? There is a lot of very good research guiding the practice of medicine – both conventional and naturopathic – and this research gives doctors...

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