Category: Naturopath

Inflammatory Markers: CRP, hsCRP, and ESR

I wrote here on the basic theory of what inflammation is. Briefly: in initial stages, inflammation is part of non-specific immunity. It just means something hurts and your immune system calls all hands on deck to deal with it. In later stages, inflammation becomes specific: this means your immune system is carefully targeting a specific invader, […]

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Common Foods that Cause Sensitivities

Just about everyone has eaten something that made them feel bad later. What’s the reason? You might be experiencing sensitivity to a food you are eating. It can be hard to nail down food sensitivity. The onset of symptoms can come one or even two days after you have ingested the food. It all depends […]

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Food Allergies and Breastfeeding: Is my baby reacting to something I’m eating?

My baby is exclusively breastfed and has never eaten solids, but seems to react to my milk. What could be causing it? Proteins from the foods you eat are passed to your baby through your breastmilk and may be causing an allergic or hypersensitivity reaction. The foods that most commonly cause these reactions in young […]

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Plant-Based Supplements: The New Frontier of Supplements

Not all vitamins and minerals are created equal, and your body can tell the difference between synthetic and plant-based supplements. If you have ever taken a cheap, synthetic vitamin or mineral and failed to notice a change in how you look or feel, there is a reason. Artificial vitamins often pass through your body without […]

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Do food sensitivities affect your child’s asthma?  (The case of 11 year old Sean*) 

Mary and Jeff grew concerned when their 11-year old son, Sean,* was waking up multiple nights a week gasping for air necessitating albuterol treatments. This was a pattern that was getting increasingly worse during peaks of allergy season over the past few years. Even on his short and long acting bronchodilators, steroids and allergy medications, […]

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Why this naturopathic doctor recommends introducing solid foods at FOUR months.

First of all, I want to say I am SO excited to get back to blogging. I’ve spent the last year working on my Vaccines Demystified course, and then the My Infant Health Binder, plus seeing patients (my real job!), plus editing Naturopathic Pediatrics.  All this to say – I had to take a major […]

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