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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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Whaddya Think of Gluten?

I’ve had some very strange looks at times when I’ve recommended to my patients to go gluten-free. The looks range in severity from mild (“Oh no … I am not sure I can do that”) to full-fledged panic (“What?! Are you crazy lady??”) I am not one to talk the talk, without walking the walk. […]

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By: Dr. Elliott | Posted in: Blood Sugar Immunity & Inflammation Nutrition Uncategorized Weight Control | Tags: , , , , , , , , , , : | Comment

Saw Palmetto for Prostate

Boucher Institute of Naturopathic Medicine was of a male patient suffering from BPH, or benign prostatic hyperplasia.  BPH is a condition that causes an enlargement of the prostate which then presses on the male urethra, obstructing urinary flow and causing frequent and sometimes painful urination, urinary hesitancy (start-and-stop flow), an increased risk of urinary tract […]

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Natural, Sustainable Weight Loss

However, we have all watched friends or family go through fad diets – surprisingly, they’re able to quickly and easily shed pounds in a number of weeks, but (unsurprisingly) they often gain it back (and more!) when the diet grows too boring or the fad fades.  That’s why I use a program called FirstLine Therapy […]

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Food Allergy Testing

Two of the antibodies involved in allergic reactions are immunoglobulin E (IgE) and immunoglobulin G (IgG). IgE antibody production occurs right after ingestion or inhalation of an allergen (ie. a child eats a peanut and has an anaphylactic reaction), and is called a Type I immediate hypersensitivity reaction.  On the other hand, IgG antibodies are […]

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By: Dr. Elliott | Posted in: Immunity & Inflammation Nutrition Skin Uncategorized | Tags: , , , , , , , : | Comment

Anemia

You’ve been dragging for weeks and the fatigue you feel hangs over you like a dark shadow, masking your true energetic nature.  When walking up stairs you’re shocked at how your muscle strength has seemingly dwindled overnight, and you find yourself panting like an over-heated dog.   Your heart beats heavy in your chest during the […]

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