Sandra’s Blog

2611, 2018

What does “First Do No Harm” mean anyway?

Naturopathic doctors (NDs) follow six guiding principles that serve as a philosophical platform for all of naturopathic medicine. The principles influence how NDs think about medicine, make clinical decisions, and most importantly, how you are treated as a patient. First, do no harm is one of these six core principles. Naturopathic doctors follow a hierarchy [...]

1110, 2018

Receipts- tiny items with potentially large health impacts

Paper receipts are tiny items with significant environmental impacts and health risks for workers and customers. Every year in Canada, receipts use over 1.2 million trees, 1.3 billion gallons of water and generate 150 million pounds of waste. Receipts also pose considerable health risks to the people who regularly are in contact with them. An estimated [...]

304, 2018

The problem with current Vitamin D recommendations

The Nova Scotia government is blocking our MDs from testing Vitamin D and instead forcing a blanket recommendation of 1000 IU Vitamin D3 per day. In  99% of people 1000 IU is not even sufficient to MAINTAIN their current levels in their blood. The levels continue to fall and for some it can quickly reach [...]

1403, 2018

It begins with Sleep

Optimizing sleep is one of the most important things we can do to optimize our health. From digestive function, cleaning out metabolic waste from the brain, processing new memories, repairing damage to muscle and sinew etc, the benefits go on and on. Yet a lot of us aren't sleeping well. Talking and exploring sleep should [...]

1902, 2018

Easy ways to incorporate Green Leafy Vegetables

A recent perspective analysis published in the December issue of Journal of Neurology found that as little as ONE serving of greens slowed cognitive decline with aging. Food is information and greens are some of our most vital, life-giving foods and this vitality translates directly into a better quality of life with aging. If greens [...]

1502, 2018

Vitamin D deficiency is the ultimate root cause

Nine (!!!) out of 10 people that I've tested in my practice are at least 40% under an optimal Vitamin D level of 150 nmol/L. The Provincial Government has decreed our Family Doctors and Specialists to accept 70 nmol/L as "normal" even though this is based on VERY outdated science. On top of that the [...]

2601, 2018

The bane of ear infections…

Childhood ear infections are a painful, uncomfortable affair that can effect the whole family. Unfortunately some children and their parents end up in the Emergency Room at their wits end. The issue is that the great majority of inner ear infections are viral caused, this means antibiotics will have NO EFFECT and the hours spent [...]

2501, 2018

Healthy Bedroom Air

We spend a lot of time at home and a third of our day in the bedroom. Optimizing the air we are breathing is one way of reducing stress on the whole body and help keep the sinuses happy, fending off viral infections. First: Replace furnace and air conditioning filters regularly. If allergies/asthma is also [...]

901, 2018

Endocrine Disrupting Chemicals- yikes!

Of the tens of thousands of chemicals found commonly in the environment 168 of them are Endocrine Disrupting Chemicals or EDC's. What the heck does that mean? They disrupt or interrupt the normal functioning of your hormonal regulators. Not just impacting your sexual health and menstrual cycle but calorie burning, wound healing and more. Of [...]


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