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 […]>Read More
Tag Archives: Food allergies
Bugs in Our Gut – Benefits of Microscopic Critters
Flaking Off Psoriasis
I was sitting with a teller doing my banking today when she asked me what type of practice I have. I told her “naturopathic”. She briefly pulled up her shirt sleeve and flashed some reddish, disturbed skin. “Can you do anything for psoriasis?” she laughingly joked. “Actually,” I replied, “have you ever considered…” and off […]>Read More
Sydney Loney was conducting the interview and is a senior editor at Chatelaine magazine. She can be followed @SydneyLoney. SL: I know it’s a fairly complex topic but I wanted to ask you about inflammation generally: what is it and what affect can it have on the body? Dr. E: Inflammation is happening in our […]>Read More
Runny Nose, Sneezing, Itchy Watery Eyes…Welcome to Allergy Season!
When we hear the word allergy what springs to mind is a seasonal reaction to pollen, grasses and weeds, or we associate allergies with year-round reactions to dust, mold and dander from our furry loved ones. These have a similar underlying physiological mechanism that is also to blame for the common food allergy, notably the […]>Read More