All posts tagged: Diet

pregnancy and soft drinks

Soft Drinks Reduce Pregnancy Odds

The following article is from Vitality magazine. Author: Michael Downey Researchers have found that the intake of one or more sugar-sweetened beverages per day, by either partner, is associated with a decreased chance of getting pregnant. (The amount of added sugar in the American diet has increased dramatically over the last 50 years, and much

Omega-3 Supremacy

The following article is from Vitality Magazine. Author: Dr. Zoltan P. Rona, MD, M.Sc.  OMEGA-3 FATTY ACIDS PRESERVE BLOOD LEVELS OF VITAMIN D Essential Fatty Acids Benefit the Brain, Heart, and More Virtually every new patient I have seen in my private practice in the past 10 years has been taking at least one or

The Alkaline Diet

Acidic foods are some of the latest villains in medicine.  An industry of alkaline producing food supplements has popped up promoting the benefits of eating concentrated greens powders and drinking alkalinizing water made from costly machines.  Advocates of this shift away from acidic foods suggest they encourage the development of cardiovascular disease, cancer, and osteoporosis

B12 and Heart Disease

Vegans have heart attacks.  This may be a little unfamiliar to read, but not entirely untrue.  The science of nutrition has focused its attention on the role animal fats and high glycemic index diets have on heart disease in the general population.  We have come to associate heart attacks and strokes as meat-eating problems.  In

Probiotics, Dysbiosis and Food Allergies

I often get asked, “why do so many naturopathic doctors tell people they have food allergies?”  My simple answer is, there is an ever growing number of people who, for many different reasons, have become intolerant to certain families of food.  Elizabeth Landau from CNN has written a great article describing the rise in food

Acid blocking drugs

Canadians are using acid blocking drugs called proton pump inhibitors (PPIs) such as Nexium, Pariet, Pantloc and Prevacid at an all time high.  Last year alone nearly 17 million prescriptions were filled at a cost of over 1 billion dollars.  It begs the question, are we experiencing a heartburn epidemic? The reality is, people often

Not Milk?

People who don’t drink milk are liable to shatter to pieces should they fall down.  At least that is what many come to believe of non-dairy consumers. Understandably, this is the consequence of effective marketing on behalf of the dairy industry that produces inventive media campaigns celebrating milk as the only means to grow, be


In honour of IBS awareness month, Dr. Bobby Parmar, our resident Naturopath, has provided us with a great (vegan) recipe including ingredients beneficial to those living with the condition: Mom’s homemade Curried Beans on Rice, India’s answer to Irritable Bowel Syndrome. 3 branches Kale 1 tablespoon ground Flaxseed 1 cup of Brown Rice 1 large

South Asian Cardio Health

One million Canadians are South Asian. They are amongst a general population at an accelerating risk for heart disease and type II diabetes. However, it is uncommonly known that South Asians are at a much greater risk of heart disease than many other populations. The current popular message conveyed to Canadians is to lower the