Mindful Meditation – The Down low on “How To”

This is a guest post by Ben Stanford, a massage therapist since 2003.  He is currently practicing at Tall Tree Integrated Health Clinic located in Victoria, BC. His scope of interests include yoga, hot stone therapy, acupressure, physiotherapy, Thai massage, Reiki, applied kinesiology, meditation, and of course all things related to good health! Practical tips in […]

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By: Dr. Elliott | Posted in: Longevity Meditation Mental/Emotional/Spiritual Health | Tags: , , , , , : | Comment

SIBO – The New IBS

SIBO – a simple four-letter acronym that stands for Small Intestinal Bacterial Overgrowth may play a big part in those suffering from IBS symptoms. Recent research is suggesting that up to 80% of those who have been diagnosed with Irritable Bowel Syndrome actually have SIBO as the underlying cause, and better yet – when treated for […]

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By: Dr. Elliott | Posted in: Gut Nutrition | Tags: , , , , , , , : | Comment

Doula Trained!

I am now a certified naturopathic doula!  I have to admit, a part of my reasoning for taking the training that I completed this last weekend was purely selfish in nature.  I’m entering my “ticking clock” years and my partner and I plan to start a family in the near future, so I wanted to […]

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By: Dr. Elliott | Posted in: Fertility Women's Health | Tags: , , , , , , : | Comment

Visits and Treatments now GST/HST Exempt!

Dear loyal patient, We are pleased to inform you that services provided by naturopathic doctor are now GST/HST exempt! Our national association, the Canadian Association of Naturopathic Doctors (CAND), has been working closely with the Government of Canada to demonstrate how the front-line services provided by naturopathic doctors contribute significantly to the betterment of our […]

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By: Dr. Elliott | Posted in: Uncategorized | Tags: , , : | Comment

Canadian Cancer Screening Guidelines

My partner recently discovered an abnormal pea-shaped, semi-solid lump in his testicle. Specializing in women’s health, I had not done many male genital exams up to this point, but I knew when he asked me to palpate it that it was abnormal enough to warrant a next-day appointment with his GP. A subsequent ultrasound was […]

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By: Dr. Elliott | Posted in: Cancer Immunity & Inflammation Longevity Men's Health Women's Health | Tags: , , , , , , , , , , : | Comment

Why Saying ‘I’m Fine’ Is Ruining Your Life

I asked Kimberley Newing to contribute a guest blog post as she is a talented Professional Certified Coach who lives her life and guides others from the grounded perspective of a balanced body, mind, and spirit.  Here’s what she has to say… Recently I heard this from a client, “If people knew how I really felt on the […]

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By: Dr. Elliott | Posted in: Mental/Emotional/Spiritual Health Women's Health | Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , : | Comment

Bugs in Our Gut – Benefits of Microscopic Critters

The health of the microbiome in out gut cannot be overstated.  Hippocrates, the father of Western medicine, is famously quoted as saying that all disease begins in the gut – and this was 400 years before the birth of Christ!  This was a man ahead of his time. And now, in the 21st century, we have […]

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By: Dr. Elliott | Posted in: Allergies Gut Hormones Immunity & Inflammation Longevity Skin Yeast | Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , : | Comment

Top 10 Reasons to Come See a Naturopathic Doctor

Uncertain as to whether naturopathic medicine is right for you? For the maintenance of good health, a high quality of life, and the prevention of illness. You have a need for more natural approaches to your health concerns. Concern about the long term consequences of being on prescription drugs, or, Your medical doctor is advising you […]

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By: Dr. Elliott | Posted in: Call to Action Longevity Nutrition Supplementation Women's Health | Tags: , , , , , , , , , , : | Comment

Eliciting the Truth About Cholesterol

I came across a humorous, well-written video that nicely summarizes what those facing lifelong statin drug prescriptions (Lipitor, Crestor, etc.) must know.  The issues regarding raised cholesterol will likely affect you or your loved ones over the course of your life time, so please spend some time educating yourself on the evidence about cholesterol.  I’ve […]

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By: Dr. Elliott | Posted in: Heart Health Inflammation Men's Health | Tags: , , , , , , , , : | Comment

Organic – Top Five Reasons Why It’s the Way to Go!

Reduce Potential Health Risks Many chemicals sprayed on fruits and vegetables were EPA-approved before thorough research was conducted.  We now know that the EPA considers 60% of herbicides, 90% of fungicides, and 30% of insecticides as being potentially cancer-causing.  What is more, these chemicals act as estrogen disruptors in the body and wreak havoc on […]

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