aging

Move Over Anti-aging! We’re All About Healthy Skin Aging Using This Simple Integrated Approach

Beauty Divided  For many years the aesthetics industry has focused on anti-aging, marketing treatments designed to ‘prevent and reverse’ signs of getting older. But aging is awesome. We’re supposed to age; our bodies naturally go through a degenerative process, but because these changes are... Read More

Author: Dr. Alaina Overton, ND     Published: 2019-05-17

Botanical Medicine

Botanical Medicine for Mental Health

Botanical Medicine is one of the main modalities in naturopathic medicine. While the use of herbs for medicine was born out of tradition, the science behind it continues to emerge and uncover more of the ‘why’ behind its usefulness. In fact, many drugs have origins in plant... Read More

Author: Dr. Jacalyn Sieben, ND     Published: 2019-05-10

conventional cancer therapies

5 Common Side Effects from Cancer Treatment

When a person is undergoing conventional cancer therapies such as chemotherapy, radiation therapy or others, cancer treatment-related side effects are important to address for 3 key reasons: They can drastically impair a person’s immediate/short-term quality of life They may impair a... Read More

Author: Dr. Jessica Moore, ND     Published: 2019-05-03

Tea

Can PCOS Be Treated Effectively With Natural Therapies? A Review of The Latest Research

Many female patients seek care from us for menstrual irregularities, skin issues like acne, or weight management concerns and often times PCOS, or polycystic ovary syndrome, is behind their symptoms. In more recent years the medical community has worked towards a diagnostic standard for PCOS, but... Read More

Author: Dr. Alaina Overton, ND     Published: 2019-04-19

Stress, Cortisol, & Sleep

Do you ever notice how your stress levels impact your sleep? It might be more than just your racing mind keeping you up. The physiologic effects of chronic stress play a significant role in your sleep-wake cycles. Stress, Cortisol, & Insomnia If you are the type of person who wakes up tired... Read More

Author: Dr. Jacalyn Sieben, ND     Published: 2019-04-12

seasonal affective disorder

Seasonal Affective Disorder & The Sunshine Vitamin

Vancouver is famous for its wet weather. Once the summer ends, it's bye-bye bikinis and hello to umbrellas and rain gear. The days get shorter, the sky gets cloudier, and for some, our moods change to match the dreary season. If you are prone to getting the winter blues" when the rainy season... Read More

Author: Dr. Jacalyn Sieben, ND     Published: 2019-04-05

Brain

Your Microbiome & Your Mood

Have you ever noticed that what you eat impacts your mood? Have you felt worse after binging on junk food or after a night of drinking? There is compelling research suggesting that it may not be just the guilt talking - your microbiome may be contributing in a large way to the conversation. What... Read More

Author: Dr. Jacalyn Sieben, ND     Published: 2019-03-29

Treatment Options for Facial Scars

Microneedling vs Microdermabrasion: What’s the Difference?

Medical facials are very popular aesthetic treatments. They’re typically less invasive than laser, fractional resurfacing treatments and surgery, and offer minimal downtime. The lower price tag and effectiveness of these procedures has made them hugely popular, but how do you choose which one to... Read More

Author: Dr. Alaina Overton, ND     Published: 2019-03-22

Pink Ribbon

3 Common Myths About Breast Cancer

Myth #1: “Among women with breast cancer, dietary soy is a risk factor for recurrence” Evidence says: Actually, evidence shows that among women with breast cancer, soy food consumption is associated with decreased risk of death and recurrence. – JAMA 2009 302(22):2437-2443 Dr.... Read More

Author: Dr. Jessica Moore, ND     Published: 2019-03-15

CRF: Cancer-related Fatigue

CRF: Cancer-related Fatigue By Dr. Jessica Moore, ND According to the Canadian Cancer Society, fatigue is the most common symptom for people with cancer and the most common side effect of cancer treatment. The National Comprehensive Cancer Network defines cancer-related fatigue (CRF) as “a... Read More

Author: Dr. Jessica Moore, ND     Published: 2019-02-25

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