WHAT IS THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN AN OSTEOPATH AND A PHYSIOTHERAPIST?

As a fitness professional and naturopath, I am constantly asked the difference between an osteopath and a physiotherapist. Although both professions have extensive training in anatomy, physiology, pathology and hands on techniques, there are distinct differences with the two and they originate from quite different roots.   Osteopathy was brought to the world by Andrew Taylor Still on June 22, 1874 in...

Anti-bacterial soap

CAN ANTI-BACTERIAL SOAPS ACTUALLY DO MORE HARM THAN GOOD?

After doing some research, I was surprised to discover that in 1984, two gentlemen were known to patent anti-bacterial soap. However, by 2013, manufacturers started phasing out the use of certain active ingredients, saying that they posed health risks, such as bacterial resistance or hormonal effects. If you google the FDA final rule on safety and effectiveness of antibacterial soaps, you...

HOW MUCH CAFFEINE IS TOO MUCH?

Even though I love the taste and smell of coffee, I always encourage people to try and stay away. Why? Because caffeine is very habit forming and can cause undesirable reactions. It is amazing how popular caffeine is. Eight out of 10 people consume it every day in one form or another. Beverages containing caffeine are coffee, tea, and colas....

Stay Healthy This Flu Season

Naturopathic Tips To Avoid Getting Sick This Flu Season Don't focus on the flu. Focus on prevention. Keep your immune system strong and healthy. Most flu symptoms – coughing, sneez, and aches – are not bacterial but viral. These symptoms are the body’s way of eliminating toxins. Stifling these symptoms with pharmaceutical drugs is NOT the answer. Allow the body to do what it does best – eliminate these...

Why My Clients Get Results!

When I first started my naturopathy practice, I offered consultations just like most other health care practitioners. I came to realize, however, that people do not get the results that they come in for in ONE consultation. Whether your goals are to lose weight, improve your digestion, heal from cancer, diabetes, chronic fatigue, or anxiety  everyone needs a support system...