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Naturopathic Pediatrics: Nutrition in Early Life

Why is early nutrition so important? Sufficient calories are required for the energy of daily living and the maintenance of all vital bodily functions, plus additional calories and nutrients for proper growth and development. An infant’s body weight […]

Triclosan: In’s and Out’s

What is it? Triclosan, a synthetic antibacterial agent and preservative, is found in thousands of consumer products, including Soaps and cleansers Cosmetics Acne creams Antiperspirants/Deodorants Some brands of toothpaste and mouthwash Laundry detergent Facial tissues Antiseptics for cuts and scrapes […]

Pediatric Sleep: Nightmare or Night Terror?

Being woken by a distraught or screaming child in the night can be terrifying for a parent, and may disrupt sleep for the entire family. Read below for a quick guide on how to differentiate a nightmare from a night terror. […]

Top 3 Ways to Decrease Total Body Estrogen Load

Estrogen is an essential steroid hormone produced primarily by the ovaries in menstruating women. Its roles include initiating the growth of endometrial tissue in the uterus in the first half of a woman’s menstrual cycle, plump skin and vaginal tissue, […]

Acupuncture Basics

Acupuncture is one part of traditional Chinese medicine, a system of medicine that has been practiced for over 2000 years. Naturopathic Doctors in Ontario are licensed to perform both “traditional acupuncture” (treating the whole person and their imbalances), as well as “clinical acupuncture” which [...]