What can you do to treat your allergies? Sublingual Immunotherapy (SLIT) is an alternate way to treat allergies without the injections, antihistamines or steroids. Small doses of the allergen are given under the tongue to boost tolerance to the substance and reduce symptoms.Read More
Happiness starts in the body.
- From a shortage of family physicians, to our aging population and rising health care costs, British Columbia faces an ever-growing number of challenges in the area of healthcare.
Dissatisfaction with certain aspects of conventional medicine, namely, unpleasant medication side-effects, at times ineffective treatments, the directive rather than collaborative nature of the doctor/patient relationship, compounded by consultation time constraints has caused a noticeable shift in patient attitudes. Many are calling for a paradigm shift towards a health care model that focuses on helping individuals to make healthier choices and take greater responsibility for their own health.
We were once a society accustomed to taking a pill for every ailment, but now, this reliance on a quick fix is changing...Read More
Self-care is provided "for you, by you". It's about listening to what type of self-care your body needs and making time for practices that cultivate wellness within each aspect of your health.
Below are a few of my favourite self-care practices to help keep you grounded in good health. For help establishing your health plan, please book a naturopathic consultation with me.Read More
Let's face it, there is a lot of stuff out there. As a physician, one of the most frustrating things I experience is over-supplementation. I see a ton of new patients in my office who unnecessarily supplement different vitamins, minerals, antioxidants and herbs, sometimes taking up to 15 different things a day!Read More