142019May
Haida Gwaii Satellite Clinic July 2019

Haida Gwaii Satellite Clinic July 2019

Very excited to announce that Dr. Adam McLeod will be joining Naturopathic Outreach Society this summer for another satellite clinic in Haida Gwaii, visiting both Skidegate and Masset. The goal of this nonprofit organization is to provide remote first nations communities with Naturopathic care. For more information about their nonprofit work please visit their website: https://www.naturopathicoutreach.com/

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52018Sep
New study sheds light on why cancer often strikes those with healthy lifestyles

New study sheds light on why cancer often strikes those with healthy lifestyles

Most cancer mutations are due to random DNA copying ‘mistakes,’ not inherited or environmental factors, Johns Hopkins researchers say. A new study by scientists at Johns Hopkins provides evidence that random, unpredictable DNA copying “mistakes” account for nearly two-thirds of the mutations that cause cancer. The researchers say their conclusions are supported by epidemiologic studies…

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212018Aug
It Takes A Village: Interview with Dr. Adam McLeod

It Takes A Village: Interview with Dr. Adam McLeod

Dr. Adam McLeod was recently invited by Saje Wellness to speak about integrative cancer care on their recent podcast. The interview cover topics from the most up to date research to treatment plans and an integrative and safe approach merging both allopathic and naturopathic medicine. To listen to the interview here is a direct link:…

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162018Apr
Another Successful Haida Gwaii Trip!

Another Successful Haida Gwaii Trip!

Sorry for the late post but we want to update everyone on our recent and very successful clinic trip to Skidegate Health Centre and Haida Health Center! The feedback from the community after the trip was again extremely positive! We were able to book more than 85 patients within our short trip with only 4 clinical days in both #Masset and #Skidegate….

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162018Apr
Green Tea and Cancer

Green Tea and Cancer

Written By: Dr. Adam McLeod, ND, BSc (Hons) Green tea is a common beverage that can be found at any cafe yet it also has important therapeutic properties. Epigallocatechin gallate (EGCG) is an extract from green tea that has shown great promise as an integrative cancer therapy. The mechanism of action is complicated because it…

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302018Jan
Cancer: The Emotional Disease

Cancer: The Emotional Disease

Cancer: The emotional disease Written By: Dr. Adam McLeod, ND Everyone experiences and processes stressful situations differently. Some people tend to internalize these emotions and make a consistent effort to conceal them from the outside world. Others are very expressive and they make it clear to everyone around them how they are feeling. Not only…

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292018Jan
Nonprofit Clinic Trip to Haida Gwaii February 2018

Nonprofit Clinic Trip to Haida Gwaii February 2018

We are very excited to announce Naturopathic Outreach Society will be returning with a team of doctors to provide complimentary naturopathic medicine to the residents of Haida Gwaii once again! Clinic dates: Skidegate Health Centre: February 26, 27, 28 Masset Health Centre: February 26, 27, 28 To book an appointment please email: info@yaletownnaturopathic.com Or call: Skidegate Health Centre 250-559-4610 Haida Health Centre Masset 250-626-3911

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182017Aug
Dark Hair Dye and Chemical Relaxers Linked to Breast Cancer

Dark Hair Dye and Chemical Relaxers Linked to Breast Cancer

Written by: Ronnie Cohen African-American and white women who regularly chemically straightened their hair or dyed it dark brown or black had an elevated risk of breast cancer, recent research suggests. “I would be concerned about darker hair dye and hair straighteners,” epidemiologist Tamarra James-Todd said after reviewing the report in Carcinogenesis. “We should really…

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182017Aug
Quantum Physics, Biology and Healing

Quantum Physics, Biology and Healing

Written By: Dr. Adam McLeod, ND Although quantum physics and biology are often seen as two distinct and unrelated fields, there is actually a significant overlap of these fields which has profound implications in biology. In molecular biology we tend to focus on the physical interactions between molecules and these pathways are described in a…

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172017Aug
September Nonprofit trip to Skidegate and Masset Sept 28-30, 2017

September Nonprofit trip to Skidegate and Masset Sept 28-30, 2017

Very excited to announce Naturopathic Outreach next trip to Haida Gwaii this fall: Skidegate September 28-30, 2017 Masset September 28-30, 2017 We will be offering complimentary naturopathic care, acupuncture, craniosacral and supplements to residents of Haida Gwaii. To book an appointment please send an email to info@yaletownnaturopathic.com. For those who do not use email, please call the…

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52017Jul
Liver Enzymes and Detoxification

Liver Enzymes and Detoxification

Written by: Dr. Adam McLeod, ND The majority of the foods and medications that you consume are metabolized in the liver. The liver is an incredibly complicated organ that carries out many vital tasks required for life. In the context of detoxification there are only a few major metabolic pathways in the liver that do…

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262017Apr
Apricot Seeds for Cancer?

Apricot Seeds for Cancer?

Written by Dr. Adam McLeod On a daily basis I will hear from patients who have been encouraged by someone to try apricot seeds to treat their cancer. When writing this article I made a deliberate attempt to approach this subject with an open mind. The more that I researched this therapy the more that…

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262017Apr
Haida Gwaii Clinic Visit May 16, 17, and 19, 2017

Haida Gwaii Clinic Visit May 16, 17, and 19, 2017

We are very excited to be returning to the Skidegate Health Centre in Haida Gwaii next month to provide free Naturopathic care to residents of Haida Gwaii on May 16, 17 and 19. To book an appointment please send an email to: info@yaletownnaturopathic.com We are accepting new patients and booking returning visits for all existing patients….

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172017Jan
Treating Patients from Out of Town

Treating Patients from Out of Town

Message from Dr. Adam McLeod: I am excited to announce that I will be able to provide initial visits to cancer patients who are unable to physically travel to my clinical practice in Vancouver, BC. I regularly receive requests from people interested in integrative cancer care who are unable to make it to my clinic….

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72016Nov
Don’t Fix What Ain’t Broken

Don’t Fix What Ain’t Broken

Written By: Dr. Adam McLeod, ND Recently I had a patient who I have been working with for several years who has been using naturopathic medicine in conjunction with chemotherapy from the very beginning of her cancer treatment. She has breezed through multiple rounds of chemotherapy with minimal side effects and her oncologist has been…

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262016Oct
Community Healing Circle

Community Healing Circle

Taking steps into wellness and healing is about choice and change. Sometimes we want to take this journey on our own and at other times we want connection with others. A monthly drop-in group for patients and families has been designed to meet your needs for connection, learning and support. In the meeting you will…

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262016Oct
5 Tips to Help You Through the Winter Blues

5 Tips to Help You Through the Winter Blues

We are now approaching those winter months where the days get shorter and  (SAD) becomes more prevalent for many of us. It is estimated that a mild form of SAD affects 10-20% of people, and 4-6% of people will experience winter depression. We typically will spend most of our days indoors working and by the…

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72016Oct
Natural Health Products (NHPs) Are Not Drugs.

Natural Health Products (NHPs) Are Not Drugs.

I know that I’m preaching to the choir here – if you have been to see a naturopathic doctor, there’s a very high chance you’ve benefitted from the recommendation of certain nutraceutical supplements along your treatment journey. And so I invite you to take a moment to add your voice to the ongoing consultation with…

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72016Oct
Mental Health Awareness

Mental Health Awareness

October 10th is World Mental Health Day. We’ve come a long way in the last few years in raising awareness and understanding of this area of health, but we still have a long way to go. I want to try to tackle a few ongoing misconceptions today. Myth: Struggling with mental health means you are…

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72016Oct
Free B Shot Event on November 4, 2016!

Free B Shot Event on November 4, 2016!

Back by popular demand! Yaletown Naturopathic Clinic will be holding another Free B Shot event on Friday, November 3 from 12PM to 7PM. This a free event open to the public so feel free to bring your family and friends! We will also be offering: FREE 15 minute consultations with our practitioners FREE seminars from our pracitioners on various…

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72016Oct
What I do When I Get Sick

What I do When I Get Sick

Written By: Dr. Adam McLeod ND, BSc (Hons) There are hundreds of natural therapies which can be used to support or stimulate the immune system. It is often challenging to sift through this information to find out what actually works. Everyone that you talk to will have a different solution that they swear by. In…

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72016Oct
Six Steps To Boosting Your Immune System!

Six Steps To Boosting Your Immune System!

Cold & Flu Season is Here! Six Steps To Boosting Your Immune System With fall officially here, it’s now time to prepare ourselves for the inevitable cold and flu season. With back to school and fall routines back in place we tend to spend more time indoors and in close quarters with others, which can…

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82016Sep
Suicide Prevention and Awareness

Suicide Prevention and Awareness

Almost two years ago I woke to the news that a very good friend of mine had committed suicide. In the past, I’d known of people who had done this, but this was the first it had hit this close to home. And as is always the case in situations like this, all I was…

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82016Sep
Using Natural Therapies with Cancer Immunotherapy

Using Natural Therapies with Cancer Immunotherapy

Written by: Dr. Adam McLeod, ND, BSc (Hons) The word “chemotherapy” often strikes fear into patients because they immediately focus on the long list of side effects that can accompany the drug. When patients hear “immunotherapy” they are left with the impression that this is entirely different than chemotherapy and that they should not expect the…

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82016Sep
Alzheimer’s Disease and Dementia

Alzheimer’s Disease and Dementia

Alzheimer’s Awareness Day is September 21st , so I wanted to take this opportunity to talk a bit about Alzheimer’s disease and how naturopathic medicine may provide the answer that has thus far eluded the pharmaceutical world. There are many potential causes of dementia, which affects more than half a million people in Canada, and…

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82016Sep
Lentil Dahl Recipe

Lentil Dahl Recipe

I hate to say it, but fall is just around the corner. The good thing is, that means lots more time indoor to cook delicious soups and stews. I accidentally made this dahl while I was trying to make a lentil soup! It turned out much thicker than I had anticipated but it’s delicious and…

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302016Aug
How to Balance the Phases of Your Menstrual Cycle to Get Pregnant: Advice from a Fertility Acupuncturist

How to Balance the Phases of Your Menstrual Cycle to Get Pregnant: Advice from a Fertility Acupuncturist

Written by Heidi BrockMyer Just like nature cycles through four seasons during the course of the year, your body cycles through four phases during each menstrual cycle. As you tune into the changing seasons of the year, you eat different foods and switch clothing to support your body as it adjusts to the environmental changes.  These…

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302016Aug
Therapeutic Breast Massage

Therapeutic Breast Massage

What is therapeutic breast massage? Massage therapy is an effective and therapeutic treatment for breasts, as breasts particularly need good circulation and tissue mobilization for optimum health. Poor circulation can produce various uncomfortable symptoms such as mastitis – inflammation or infection in the breast tissue. Breast scarring which can be surgically and traumatically induced is…

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302016Aug
What is Manual Osteopathic Medicine?

What is Manual Osteopathic Medicine?

Many patients have asked us ‘What is Manual Osteopathic Medicine and how can it help me?’ so we decided to create a blog post with all the answers to your questions! Here is a breakdown of osteopathy and the conditions it can treat: What is Manual Osteopathic Medicine? Osteopathy is a natural and scientific way to treat…

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282016Aug
Alzheimer’s Disease vs. Dementia

Alzheimer’s Disease vs. Dementia

Dr. Reuben Dinsmore was recently featured on CTV Live Morning news as an expert to speak about the difference between Alzheimer’s disease and Dementia and how we can better treat these senior health issues. If you missed the morning segment click on the link below to watch: http://bc.ctvnews.ca/video?clipId=934974 A holistic approach to health care can…

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192016Jul
Four Ways to Reduce Anxiety Right Now

Four Ways to Reduce Anxiety Right Now

Whether you’re stressed to meet a deadline, running late for an appointment, dealing with an unreasonable customer or arguing with a loved one – stress sucks. Tightness in your chest, irritability, increased heart rate and sweating, for those who also deal with anxiety, this can be crippling. Here are a few tools you can implement…

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192016Jul
What’s the hype about the Paleo Diet?

What’s the hype about the Paleo Diet?

The Paleolithic diet, shortened to the ‘Paleo’ Diet, is becoming more popular and more people are starting to adapt it into their healthy lifestyle. Most patients come in asking what exactly is a paleo diet, is it healthy, and is it right for me? The paleo diet is a nutrient dense way of eating based…

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72016Jul
Breakthrough in Early Detection of Cancer

Breakthrough in Early Detection of Cancer

Written By: Dr. Adam McLeod, ND, BSc (Hons) There is no question that the future of oncology will be focused around early detection of cancer cells. If we can detect these cells at an extremely early stage then it will be possible to cure the cancer before it manifests as a clinical disease. At this…

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72016Jul
Chewy Chocolate Treats

Chewy Chocolate Treats

Chewy Chocolate Protein Treats!  Makes approximately 15 treats These deliciously chocolatey snacks are high in protein and free from processed sugar (provided you are careful with your raw ingredients). They’re great as a protein boost or a sweet treat that’s not too sinful. This recipe is so versatile and you can easily amend it to suit your…

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12016Jul
Community/Group Acupuncture Now Available!

Community/Group Acupuncture Now Available!

Next community acupuncture session: Tuesday, July 12 from 5:00PM to 8:00PM Wednesday, July 27 from 5:00PM to 8:00PM Tuesday, August 9 from 5:00PM to 8:00PM Tuesday, August 30 from 5:00PM to 8:00PM Tuesday, September 13 from  5:00PM to 8:00PM Contact us at  info@yaletownnaturopathic.com to book your session today. We are very excited to announce that we are now…

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252016Jun
Free Webinar on Thyroid Health

Free Webinar on Thyroid Health

Dr. Kaleigh Coolsaet will be giving a free webinar on thyroid health on Tuesday, July 5 at 5:00PM PST! Thyroid health is so much more than a blood test… Your thyroid and it’s role in metabolism and wellbeing is much more complex than you have ever been told. This webinar will be looking at thyroid…

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232016Jun
Quieting the Inner Critic with Self-Compassion

Quieting the Inner Critic with Self-Compassion

Written by: Colette Mrazek, RCC The practice of self-compassion can make a significant impact on a person’s happiness and well being. Yet so many of us have a persistent, nagging, negative and judgemental voice that lives inside our heads and makes us feel horrible about ourselves. Here is an exercise for those of us who…

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212016Jun
Get Ready for Summer!

Get Ready for Summer!

Fast forward to a sunny Saturday afternoon in mid-July.. where is it that you want to be? For many of us, it’s at the beach. As the days are getting warmer, you may be among the many who’s primarily focus is getting ‘beach body ready’ for the summer. Whether you want to bulk those biceps,…

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212016Jun
What You Need to Know about Parabens!

What You Need to Know about Parabens!

Every day we are constantly bombarded with with headlines, articles and people giving us advice on what we should and shouldn’t be doing for our health. Often one article seems to directly contradict the one you read last week. It’s a struggle to keep up with whats good and whats not. If you’re like me…

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202016Jun
Why Do We Get Sick When We are Stressed?

Why Do We Get Sick When We are Stressed?

Your Body & Stress: A Three Part Series (1 of 3) Written by: Dr. Kaleigh Coolsaet Everyday in my practice I ask my patients about their stress; what are their particular stressors and how are they coping? I’m interested in knowing how they perceive stress and spend time educating them on how it can negatively…

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202016Jun
Staying Hydrated!

Staying Hydrated!

Now that summer is fast approaching its time to think water! During the summer months, we tend to be more active. Add that with warmer temperatures and we sweat a lot more. Keeping properly hydrated is important for optimal health as well as preventing heat stroke and dehydration. Easy ways to incorporate more water into…

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312016May
Study Confirms: High Levels of Toxicity are Drastically Reduced in the Body after Women Switch to Natural Make-up

Study Confirms: High Levels of Toxicity are Drastically Reduced in the Body after Women Switch to Natural Make-up

Just three days of using different cosmetics and personal care products led to a dramatic drop in the levels of toxic, hormone-disrupting chemicals in the bodies of teenage girls in a study published in the journal Environmental Health Perspectives. The study was conducted by researchers from the University of California, Berkeley, the California Department of…

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62016May
IBS – But What CAN I Eat?

IBS – But What CAN I Eat?

Suffering from abdominal pain, cramps, bloating, and gas? You’ve likely been told it could be IBS. Irritable bowel syndrome is the diagnosis often given to people who suffer from uncomfortable symptoms regarding the gut and bowels, and is distinct from Irritable Bowel Disease as the cause of irritation is unknown. IBS as you can imagine…

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42016May
Customize Your IV Therapy!

Customize Your IV Therapy!

In naturopathic medicine, we address patients’ health on both the physical and energetic levels. The Myer’s IV cocktail, containing a specific blend of vitamins and minerals, was specially designed to optimize physical health. Consider adding one of our selection of complex homeopathics that have been shown to help with particular physical concerns, but on an…

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292016Apr
IV Myers Drip for only $99! (Regular price $120)

IV Myers Drip for only $99! (Regular price $120)

In celebration of Naturopathic Medicine week, you can book an IV Myers drip on the week of Monday, May 9 to Friday, May 13, 2016 for only $99 tax included (regular price $120)! You do not have to be a patient of the clinic to receive this special offer. Limited appointments available so contact us today to book…

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282016Apr
Free B Shot Event May 13th, 12-5:30PM!

Free B Shot Event May 13th, 12-5:30PM!

Need an energy boost? Yaletown Naturopathic will be giving away FREE B vitamin shots on Friday, May 13 from 12PM to 5:30PM in celebration of Naturopathic Medicine Week. This a free event so bring your family and friends! We will also be offering free 15 minute consultations with our practitioners, discounts on our IV therapies,…

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222016Apr
What is a Registered Holistic Nutritionist?

What is a Registered Holistic Nutritionist?

What is a R.H.N.? R.H.N. stands for Registered Holistic Nutritionist and is the designation given to nutrition students who have graduated from Canadian School of Natural Nutrition with a diploma in natural nutrition. What does it mean to be ‘holistic’? Practicing from a holistic perspective allows one to look at the body as whole, understanding…

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142016Apr
Positive Period.

Positive Period.

“Women complain about premenstrual syndrome (PMS), but I think of it as the only time of the month that I can be myself.” –Roseanne Barr The Monthlies, Aunt Flo, TOM, The Crimson Curse, Shark Week! We all have our own euphemism for our “monthly visitor”. I won’t bore you or insult your intelligence by explaining what…

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142016Apr
Spring Cleaning Starts with Your Liver!

Spring Cleaning Starts with Your Liver!

Spring has sprung. As you clear through old clothing and items in the attic or garage, shaking off the general heaviness of winter, it’s also the perfect time to move any stagnation of energy in the liver. According to Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM), spring is liver time and it’s the perfect time to support its…

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132016Apr
How Can Integrative Cancer Care Prevent Cancer?

How Can Integrative Cancer Care Prevent Cancer?

Written By: Dr. Adam McLeod, ND, BSc (Hons) It seems that every week there is another headline talking about the importance of preventative medicine. These articles often focus on how much money governments could save if people were adequately screened to treat disease before it manifests into a complex clinical pathology. Clearly improved screening is…

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132016Apr
Weight Loss and Cancer

Weight Loss and Cancer

Written By: Dr. Adam McLeod, ND, BSc (Hons) Everyone has seen a cancer patient who has lost a significant amount of weight as the disease progressed. It is a scary experience to see someone that you love waste away as the cancer deprives their body of the nutrients that they so desperately need. In the…

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82016Apr

Welcome our New Practitioners!

We are very excited to welcome four new members to our team of experienced practitioner! Breanne Dunlop, Registered Holistic Nutritionist Her role as a Registered Holistic Nutritionist is to work directly with clients to provide guidance, support and education for all aspects that encompass nutrition – body, mind and spirit. As a holistic nutritionist, she practices…

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102016Mar
Seasonal Allergies

Seasonal Allergies

Spring is when Vancouver comes back to life. The days are noticeably longer, the crocuses and daffodils have been around for a little while now, and the plum and cherry blossoms are starting their annual show that transforms our city streets. Unfortunately, for the approximately 1 in 6 of us that suffer from seasonal allergies,…

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102016Mar
Turning up the Heat on Colorectal Cancer

Turning up the Heat on Colorectal Cancer

Written By: Dr. Adam McLeod, ND, BSc (Hons) Loco-regional hyperthermia is an advanced adjunctive cancer therapy which involves heating the tumour immediately after chemotherapy or radiation. Hyperthermia is characterized as the fourth pillar in treating cancer, including surgery, chemotherapy and radiation. This therapy is commonly used in hospitals and clinics across Europe and Asia but…

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292016Feb
How to Protect Your Nerves During Chemotherapy

How to Protect Your Nerves During Chemotherapy

By: Dr. Adam McLeod, ND, BSc (Hons) A common side effect from chemotherapy is peripheral neuropathy which manifests as painful or uncomfortable symptoms in the peripheral nerves. It often manifests as pain, burning, tingling, loss of sensation, balance problems or sensitivity to temperature and touch. The significance of the symptoms varies depending on how badly…

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292016Feb
What to do with Candida Overgrowth

What to do with Candida Overgrowth

​Quick survey – do you suffer from most or all of the following? digestive complaints like gas, bloating, diarrhea or constipation skin irritation or inflammation fatigue brain fog sugar cravings mood issues like irritability, anxiety or depression chronic sinus infections recurrent yeast infections If you answered yes to many of these, there’s a good chance you…

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192016Feb
Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome

Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome

An issue that is beginning to affect more and more women and their reproductive cycle is Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome (PCOS). PCOS is an endocrine disorder that disrupts the natural course of a woman’s reproductive cycle. Often this is experienced when a woman’s level of sex hormones, estrogen and progesterone, are out of balance and the…

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172016Feb
The Real Truth About Cancer

The Real Truth About Cancer

Written By: Dr. Adam McLeod, ND, BSc (Hons) Recently there have been a surge in patients seeking alternative cures for cancer after watching the popular series “The Truth About Cancer”. This series does an excellent job of raising awareness about various natural therapies but it does patients a great disservice by discouraging patients from using…

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52016Feb

5 Foods You Should Eat More of in 2016

Looking to improve your health through diet? Here are five foods you should eat more of in 2016: Free-Range Organic Eggs One of the most wholesome foods you can eat is an egg in its whole form. Eggs are a great way to start the day, providing the body with a nice balance of protein…

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42016Feb
Detoxification and Cancer

Detoxification and Cancer

Written By: Dr. Adam McLeod, ND, BSc (Hons) On a regular basis I have cancer patients come to my clinic who when diagnosed immediately started a self prescribed detox protocol to rid their body of the toxins from cancer. Intuitively it makes sense to remove toxins from a body fighting cancer. The cancer is very…

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32016Feb
World Cancer Day!

World Cancer Day!

In support of World Cancer Day on February 4, 2016, Dr. Adam McLeod‘s fifth best-selling book, Integrative Cancer Care: The Power of Being Informed is on sale. Order before Sunday, February 14, 2016 and receive 15% off! The book can be ordered through the online bookstore or contact the clinic at 604-235-8068 or by email at info@yaletownnaturopathic.com to purchase…

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22016Feb
The Brain: Understanding Mental Health

The Brain: Understanding Mental Health

Mark your calendars! On Thursday, February 11 from 6:30PM to 8:00PM at Sina Pharmacy (505 Smithe Street, Vancouver, BC) Dr. Reuben Dinsmore will be giving a very interesting and informative, free public lecture about mental health, mental-health related conditions and how Naturopathic medicine can help treat these conditions. Looking for options other than prescription drugs to treat…

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292016Jan
Seasonal Affective Disorder

Seasonal Affective Disorder

Seasonal Affective Disorder or SAD for short is not just a pseudoscientific way for saying you don’t like the winter. It is a recognized mental illness characterized by recurring episodes of depression during fall and winter months. The prevalence of SAD over all is about 5%. The incidence increases in distance from the equator to…

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292016Jan
Fresh Start … ?

Fresh Start … ?

Somehow January is already over. Have you gotten going on your 2016 new years’ resolutions? Are you feeling successful? Is the momentum petering out? It’s easy to feel inspired at least for a little while by all the hype around a resolution at this time of year. It’s also easy to feel bombarded by pressure to…

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222016Jan
Is the Antioxidant Melatonin Dangerous during Chemotherapy and Radiation?

Is the Antioxidant Melatonin Dangerous during Chemotherapy and Radiation?

Written By: Dr. Adam McLeod, ND, BSc (Hons) It is not unusual for patients to be intimidated by their medical oncologists to fear all natural therapies. They are told to specifically avoid all antioxidants because they will neutralize the effects of chemotherapy and radiation. This broad generalization that all antioxidants should be avoided is simply…

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212016Jan
The Importance of an Evolving Treatment Plan

The Importance of an Evolving Treatment Plan

Written By: Dr. Adam McLeod, ND, BSc (Hons) It is not unusual for patients to develop a treatment plan with their medical doctor or naturopathic physician and then remain on the same plan for many years. Of course there are times where the developed plan is optimal and in these cases there is no need…

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202016Jan
So You’ve Decided to Quit Smoking! (Again)

So You’ve Decided to Quit Smoking! (Again)

Happy New Year! One of the most common New Year’s resolutions that people make is that they will finally quit smoking. Whatever your reasons for doing so (for your health, financial reasons, providing a good example for your kids, no longer wanting to go around smelling like an ashtray), they are your reasons, and they’re…

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52016Jan
Are Electromagnetic Fields Dangerous?

Are Electromagnetic Fields Dangerous?

Written By: Dr. Adam McLeod, ND, BSc (Hons) For those of us who live in the city, we are constantly surrounded by electromagnetic fields. This is simply unavoidable in modern society yet this is a recent change. We are exposed to substantially more electromagnetic radiation than our ancestors. In fact, most of us are completely…

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52015Dec
How to Make your Holidays Stress-Free!

How to Make your Holidays Stress-Free!

Just kidding! There’s no way to completely eliminate stress from a busy life, especially around the holiday season. But there are ways to reduce stress and lots of tricks for helping you manage the unavoidable. 1. Start a daily meditation. If your first thought is “I don’t have time for that”, then that’s enough reason…

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52015Dec
We Need to Talk about Death

We Need to Talk about Death

“To the well organized mind, death is but the next great adventure”- Albus Dumbledore You don’t have to be staring down the barrel of a terminal diagnosis to understand that death is a scary subject. In sitting down to write this article I also came to realize that attitudes towards death can vary as much…

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42015Dec
Easy Peasy Cranberry Pear Apple Crisp

Easy Peasy Cranberry Pear Apple Crisp

Have company dropping in last minute for the holidays? Looking for a quick and easy recipe? In an hour you can whip up this easy and delicious crisp using local and seasonal ingredients!  There’s a good chance you already have all of these ingredients on hand and if not they can be found at any local market…

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32015Nov
Happy International Vitamin D Day

Happy International Vitamin D Day

As we’ve just passed the annual ritual of turning our clocks back an hour, we get to enjoy waking up to brighter mornings. But in exchange, many of us are now heading home from work in darkness. In Vancouver, we enjoy just 7 hours of daylight on the shortest day of the year – but…

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32015Nov
Boost the Odds After Cancer by Reducing Stress and Focusing on Healing

Boost the Odds After Cancer by Reducing Stress and Focusing on Healing

Reducing stress and making lifestyle changes can yield remarkable results. Written By: Dr. Adam McLeod, ND, BSc (Hons) The diagnosis of cancer is a scary experience. Patients are often immediately thrust into aggressive conventional therapies without fully understanding how the therapy works or why it is necessary. We live in a culture where we put…

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22015Nov
Sweet Potato Brownies (Sugar Free!) Recipe

Sweet Potato Brownies (Sugar Free!) Recipe

Looking for a delicious brownie recipe to satisfy those chocolate cravings without the guilt of consuming too much sugar? This recipe is sugar free, paleo friendly with a great soft texture. Happy baking! Ingredients ¼ cup unsweetened cocoa or raw cacao 1.5 tsp. baking soda 1 tablespoon coconut flour 0.5 tsp. sea salt 1 tsp. real…

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22015Nov
The Scoop on Sugar: Is it Always Bad?

The Scoop on Sugar: Is it Always Bad?

Why we Need Sugar Many people have become conditioned to fear sugar like it’s the plague. In reality, our body needs sugar. At the cellular level, glucose is utilized by our body to produce adenosine triphosphate (ATP) which provides a direct source of energy for various cellular functions. Though a rather small molecule itself, ATP…

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212015Oct
The Top 5 Medications You Shouldn’t Take Without Trying the Natural Alternative First

The Top 5 Medications You Shouldn’t Take Without Trying the Natural Alternative First

Natural supplements, or nutraceuticals, have been given a bad rap lately – which, in some cases, has been absolutely warranted. But natural formulas that actually contain what they claim to contain, and that are formulated to have maximal efficacy can be equal to their pharmaceutical counterparts – but without the laundry list of side effects….

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192015Oct
The Connection Between Childhood Abuse and Cancer

The Connection Between Childhood Abuse and Cancer

Written by: Dr. Adam McLeod, ND, BSc (Hons) It is not unusual for patients to feel a connection between past emotional traumas and the formation of their cancer. In recent years the mainstream scientific community has started to seriously research this connection. It turns out that these patients are indeed correct and there are large…

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82015Oct
Immunotherapy vs. Chemotherapy

Immunotherapy vs. Chemotherapy

Written By: Dr. Adam McLeod, ND, BSc Recently, there has been a surge of interest in immunotherapies and cancer care. These therapies are a major paradigm shift from conventional chemotherapy. In the past, cytotoxic chemotherapy was the only option available to many patients. This involves the use of compounds that are toxic to both cancerous…

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62015Oct
What You Need to Know About Your Immune System

What You Need to Know About Your Immune System

Days are getting shorter and we have all noticed the drop in temperature even on sunny days. Fall is here! Thanksgiving, pumpkins and beautiful foliage are all part and parcel of the coming season. Autumn is historically a time for harvest, taking stock and preparing for the coming hardships of winter. This principal can also…

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102015Sep
Immune Boosting Soup Recipe

Immune Boosting Soup Recipe

Fall and winter is the best time to enjoy hearty, home-cooked soups. And what could be better than a soup that will help boost your immune system to fight off all those nasty colds and flus going around. This is a recipe I was given by my botanical medicine professor early in naturopathic medical school,…

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62015Sep
Fall Immunity – A TCM Perspective

Fall Immunity – A TCM Perspective

Written by Dr. Kathy Dang, ND, MSTOM Fall is approaching, another change in season, approached with cooler weather and turning of glorious fall colours – orange, yellows and browns.  In East Asian medicine thought, the change in Earth’s seasons is also reflected in changes within our own bodies, a microcosm of collected elements mirrored in…

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62015Sep
Immune Boosting Tea Recipe

Immune Boosting Tea Recipe

Fall is here again. Back-to-school season means new friends for your children and new germs being introduced into your household. Fall also brings conference season for all working professionals which means alot of travelling and hand shaking! With the change in weather and stress on the body caused by travelling (recycled airplane air, public transit, etc.), we…

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172015Aug
How is Your Sleep Linked to Cancer?

How is Your Sleep Linked to Cancer?

Written By: Dr. Adam McLeod, ND, BSc Everyone knows the importance of a good nights sleep. It is no secret that your physical and mental health is negatively impacted when you do not get adequate sleep. Is lack of sleep actually linked to the formation of cancer? The short answer is yes and the reasons…

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132015Aug
Ginger Tea for Cancer

Ginger Tea for Cancer

Written By: Dr. Adam McLeod, ND, BSc Often when looking for natural therapies patients turn to complicated exotic treatments. By doing this it is easy to forget about some of the more basic treatments that are also effective. A more complicated treatment plan is not necessarily more effective. A simple yet relatively unknown cancer treatment…

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112015Aug
What You Need to Know About Sunscreen

What You Need to Know About Sunscreen

What You Need to Know about Sunscreen Summer is here and we are all making the most of longer, warmer days. Summer vacation allows us to get outside and make the most of the beautiful weather. Whether you are an avid hiker, biker, surfer or you just like to flop on the beach or chill…

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72015Aug
What is SIBO?

What is SIBO?

What is SIBO? Gas, bloating, general abdominal discomfort – there are many causes for these all-too-common complaints, and the newest one on our radar is called SIBO. It’s short for Small Intestinal Bacterial Overgrowth, and recently the numbers of patients coming in with this condition has increased significantly. Let’s break it down. The first question…

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62015Aug
Yaletown Naturopathic Satellite Clinic in Haida Gwaii

Yaletown Naturopathic Satellite Clinic in Haida Gwaii

The team at Yaletown Naturopathic Clinic were invited to Haida Gwaii to establish a satellite clinic within the Skidegate Health Centre. We were delighted to be able to share our knowledge within the community. The Skidegate Health Centre aims to move their model of care from treating illness to promoting wellness which is in line…

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172015Jul
Hyperthermia: An Emerging Adjunctive Cancer Therapy

Hyperthermia: An Emerging Adjunctive Cancer Therapy

Written By: Dr. Adam McLeod, ND, BSc Hyperthermia is an emerging therapy that has great potential as an adjunctive cancer therapy. In Germany, hyperthermia, also known as “oncothermia” has been used for decades in conjunction with chemotherapy and radiation. These advanced medical devices significantly heat up the tumour and this causes profound metabolic changes within…

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172015Jul
Paleo Chocolate Cake Recipe!

Paleo Chocolate Cake Recipe!

Paleo Chocolate Cake Mug Sometimes I just need a little bit of chocolate cake. And while I don’t typically use the microwave for baking, it comes in handy once in a while for things like this. This recipe is easy, quick, packed with protein and is grain free.  Paleo Chocolate Cake Mug Recipe Ingredients 1…

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32015Jul
How to Improve Sleep Quality!

How to Improve Sleep Quality!

Written by: Dr. Kathy Dang, ND, MSTOM Summer is in full-swing —days are so long, nights are short.   Winding down in the evening can get pushed later and later, because who can really sleep when it’s still light out? What is sleep? Once cozy in bed, following a naturopathic bed routine (see below), eyes…

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22015Jul
The Beauty of Randomness

The Beauty of Randomness

Written By: Dr. Adam McLeod, ND, BSc (Hons) When it comes to stimulating the immune system there is a true beauty in randomness. I often have patients come to office who have been using the same immune stimulating supplement for years. Although this supplement may be effective, this is not necessarily the best way to…

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22015Jul
What You Need to Know about Sleep!

What You Need to Know about Sleep!

The number one thing you need to know about sleep? It is important! The average person spends 36% of their lives asleep and there is good reason for this. Sleep is as essential to our health and well being as diet, exercise and all the other little things you do to keep yourself healthy. As…

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242015Jun
Healthy Mint Chocolate Chip Ice Cream Recipe

Healthy Mint Chocolate Chip Ice Cream Recipe

Looking for a guilt free dessert to enjoy on hot summer nights? This dairy free dessert is not only creamy and delicious but it’s also packed full of antioxidants and healthy fats. All you need is an ice cream maker and a blender. Ingredients: 2 cans coconut milk, chilled 2 medium avocados 1/4 to 1/2 cup…

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172015Jun
New Book Release! Integrative Cancer Care: The Power of Being Informed by Dr. Adam McLeod

New Book Release! Integrative Cancer Care: The Power of Being Informed by Dr. Adam McLeod

We are very excited to announce the release of Dr. Adam McLeod‘s fifth book, Integrative Cancer Care: The Power of Being Informed. The field of integrative cancer care is vast and patients often become overwhelmed with information. This book describes evidence based natural therapies that are available and how they can be used in an…

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92015Jun
Intravenous Alpha Lipoic Acid

Intravenous Alpha Lipoic Acid

Written by. Dr. Adam McLeod, ND, BSc (Hons) Alpha Lipoic Acid (ALA) is an antioxidant that has been used for decades to help with nerve related symptoms of diabetes. It can also be used to treat a long list of conditions including cancer. ALA is a unique antioxidant because due to its molecular structure, it can…

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42015Jun
How to Kick the Nicotine Stick!

How to Kick the Nicotine Stick!

Written by Dr. Kathy Dang, ND, MSTOM In recent news in Canada, a historical case against 3 major tobacco companies has mandated they pay $15.5 billion CAD for failing to warn customers of the harm of smoking. Let’s face it. Most people are fully aware of the risk they are taking when smoking, but nicotine…

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272015May
Glycemic Levels and Cancer Recurrence

Glycemic Levels and Cancer Recurrence

Written By: Dr. Adam McLeod, ND, BSc (Hons) I tell virtually every cancer patient that they should avoid sugar as much as possible. Some doctors insist that sugar has no effect on cancer. This is simply not what the scientific literature states. If you are trying to fight cancer or prevent the recurrence of cancer,…

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272015May
What Every Patient Should Know Before Surgery

What Every Patient Should Know Before Surgery

By: Dr. Adam McLeod, ND, BSc Surgery is sometimes necessary and depending on the procedure it can take quite some time for patients to heal. It is important for every patient to know that there are therapies available that help to promote wound healing post surgery. Every surgical procedure is stressful on the body and…

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272015May
The Ketogenic Diet

The Ketogenic Diet

By: Dr. Adam McLeod, ND, BSc The ketogenic diet is commonly used to treat epilepsy and it also appears to have applications in an integrative cancer setting as well. The concept behind the diet is that by changing the composition of the foods you eat it will fundamentally change the energy metabolism in your nervous…

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212015May
Tropical Chia Water

Tropical Chia Water

Looking for a refreshing beverage on a hot summer day? Try this healthy and delicious summer drink! Ingredients: 150 g frozen mango 5 whole raspberries 2 cups water 1 tablespoon maple syrup 1 tbsp apple cider vinegar (or lemon juice) Blend until slightly chunky. Add in 2 tbsp Chia seeds, mix well, refrigerate overnight and enjoy!…

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212015May
Is Your Gut Friend or Foe?

Is Your Gut Friend or Foe?

Reprinted by permission from the Gastrointestinal Society. Originally published in the Inside Tract® newsletter, Issue 193, 2015. ©Gastrointestinal Society “All disease begins in the gut” Hippocrates made this statement more than 2,000 years ago. Since then, much has changed in medicine. However, this theory remains of great interest in the medical community, especially when considering the terrain…

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72015May
What You Need to Know about Probiotics

What You Need to Know about Probiotics

The term probiotics is fast becoming a buzz word for wellness and health benefits. But what exactly are probiotics and should you be concerned with them? It may be startling to learn that of all the cells in your body, only 10% of them are human. The other 90% are in fact, bacteria. The majority of…

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72015May
Diabetes drugs for Cancer?

Diabetes drugs for Cancer?

Written by: Dr. Adam McLeod, ND, BSc(Hon) Can drugs traditionally used for diabetes also be helpful with cancer? There is a growing body of evidence which indicates that both Metformin and a class of drugs known as thiazolidinediones can be a useful adjunctive cancer therapy. The biochemical mechanism behind this anticancer effect is poorly defined…

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152015Apr
Grain-free Blueberry Crumb Muffins

Grain-free Blueberry Crumb Muffins

These tasty treats are a favourite in my house, especially when freshly baked and warm! They are paleo friendly, grain-free and oh so satisfying.  Ingredients 2 cups almond flour (divided) 1/2 cup coconut flour 6 eggs (preferably pasture-raised) 1/2 cup honey 3/4 teaspoon vanilla 1/2 teaspoon unrefined sea salt 1 cup blueberries 1 tablespoon butter   coconut oil or butter (to grease muffin pan) Instructions Preheat oven…

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312015Mar
Naturopathic Medicine and Diabetes

Naturopathic Medicine and Diabetes

Naturopathic medicine can play a significant role along with traditional medicine in the treatment of a variety of conditions. By mixing scientific research with traditional and natural remedies, naturopathic doctors are able to successfully treat people with type 2 diabetes. How Can a Naturopathic Doctor Help? A naturopathic doctor will first perform a physical exam…

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192015Mar
Heartburn Medications and Cancer

Heartburn Medications and Cancer

Written by: Dr. Adam McLeod, ND, BSc(Hons) Many cancer patients undergoing chemotherapy have constant disturbances in their gastrointestinal tract. Heartburn is very common in these patients and it is frequently treated with a class of drugs called proton pump inhibitors (PPI’s). Some common PPI’s are Pariet, Losec, Nexium and Tecta. There is no question that…

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122015Mar
Reboot for Spring!

Reboot for Spring!

As this season of bloom approaches, it’s the perfect time to check in on your health! Whether you’re considering a cleanse, a change in lifestyle, revisiting things that may not be working for you or simply maintaining where you are, Spring can lend that extra boost of motivation. There’s always lots to talk about and…

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122015Mar
Food Additives and their Effect on Your Gut Health

Food Additives and their Effect on Your Gut Health

Written by: Dr. Kathy Dang ND, MSTOM Do you have tummy fat troubles?  Sugar level issues?  Cholesterol abnormal?  Painful abdomen?  Colitis? What do they all have in common? Food additives. Food additives — like emulsifiers — are shown to alter the behaviour of gut bacteria. This leads to gut inflammation causing symptoms like painful cramps,…

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112015Mar
Seasonal Allergies

Seasonal Allergies

Most people who suffer from seasonal allergies (aka allergic rhinitis) will tell you there is almost nothing worse – eyes itching and watering, nose dripping, sneezing – it doesn’t stop. You look sick, you feel sick, but you’re not technically “sick”. And while the rest of us are enjoying the sun and warm temperatures of…

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62015Mar
How Important is Dietary Fiber?

How Important is Dietary Fiber?

Dietary fiber is a carbohydrate that our bodies cannot break down. Dietary fiber comes in two varieties: insoluble and soluble. Insoluble fibers are found in whole grains, wheat cereals, and vegetables such as carrots, celery and tomatoes. Soluble fiber sources include barely, oatmeal, beans and fruits such as apples, berries, citrus fruits, and pears. Once…

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252015Feb
Are Cheap Supplements actually Cost-Effective?

Are Cheap Supplements actually Cost-Effective?

“I’ve tried (insert popular natural health supplement here) before, it didn’t work for me”. “I’ll just pick them up at Costco, I can get them cheaper there”. These are variations on phrases every naturopathic doctor has heard from a patient at some point in their practice and it can sometimes be hard to explain to…

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182015Feb
Spaghetti Squash, Kale and Sausage Bowls

Spaghetti Squash, Kale and Sausage Bowls

Stay cozy and well fed with this easy, seasonal and nutrient dense meal for the whole family! Lots of beta carotene is found in squash and can help keep the immune system boosted, turkey gets you lots of good protein a well as the specific amino acids to help with serotonin and melatonin production (important…

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112015Feb
Fasting Before Chemotherapy

Fasting Before Chemotherapy

Written By: Dr. Adam McLeod, ND, BSc There has been a major movement lately for cancer patients to fast before and after an infusion of chemotherapy. When first hearing this, it sounds dangerous to encourage a patient to fast when their body is already stressed with chemotherapy. Fasting before chemotherapy has been used safely in…

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92015Feb
Naturopathic Medicine Can Help Treat Depression

Naturopathic Medicine Can Help Treat Depression

Depression is a whole-body illness that affects the way an individual thinks, feels, eats, sleeps, socializes and reacts to various situations. It can also have an effect on an individual’s physical health: it can influence hormone levels, immune function, digestion and the nervous system. The naturopathic approach to depression involves treating the whole person –…

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212015Jan
Happy New You!

Happy New You!

With the arrival of 2015, as it happens each new year, many people resolve to make self-improvements – quit smoking, lose weight, eat better, join a gym – these are some of the most popular new year goals. How about making one of your resolutions to take a more active role in your own health?…

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162015Jan
The Dangers of DHEA

The Dangers of DHEA

By: Dr. Adam McLeod, BSc, ND DHEA (Dehydroepiandrosterone) is often described as a wonder drug that is used by patients interested in its anti-aging effects. As we age the levels of DHEA in the blood start to decrease so the logic was that if patients were given this hormone then they would be able to…

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82015Jan
A Naturopathic Approach to Healthy Skin

A Naturopathic Approach to Healthy Skin

The skin is a reflection of our inner state of health. Skin conditions, such as acne, have a wide array of causes and reflect imbalance in the body. Issues such as hormonal imbalance, digestive problems, food sensitivities or stress may all potentially lead to body imbalance and the development or the worsening of skin conditions….

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152014Dec
Treating Insomnia – The Naturopathic Way

Treating Insomnia – The Naturopathic Way

Sleep is essential to both the health of the body and mind. The amount of sleep required varies from one person to the next, but most adults need a minimum of seven to nine hours a night.  The benefits of sleep are multi-factorial: the immune system is stimulated, the nervous system is regenerated, and growth…

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282014Nov
Cancer: Know your enemy

Cancer: Know your enemy

Cancer: Know your enemy Written By: Dr. Adam McLeod, ND, BSc Chemotherapy is an effective tool at killing cancer cells when it is used appropriately. The biggest challenge is knowing which drug is best suited for an individual’s cancer. Over the years we have learned that certain cancers tend to be more vulnerable to specific…

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252014Nov
Your Diet May be Affecting Your Eczema

Your Diet May be Affecting Your Eczema

Eczema, otherwise known as dermatitis, is a common recurring inflammatory skin disease. Eczema has many different presentations that vary in severity. In mild forms, the skin is dry, hot and itchy, while in severe forms it results in broken, raw and bleeding skin. In severe cases of eczema, patients may become so uncomfortable they can suffer…

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312014Oct
A Naturopathic Approach for Attention Deficit (Hyperactivity) Disorder (ADD/ADHD)

A Naturopathic Approach for Attention Deficit (Hyperactivity) Disorder (ADD/ADHD)

Attention Deficit (Hyperactivity) Disorder (ADD/ADHD) is a term that covers a wide variety of symptoms. The most common ones include decreased concentration, poor organizational skills, decreased attention, impulsivity, learning difficulties and restlessness, to name a few. Many children diagnosed with ADD/ADHD are treated with various medications. Side effects of these types of drugs may include…

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212014Oct
Stress causes Cancer

Stress causes Cancer

Written by: Dr. Adam McLeod , ND Everyday in my practice I see cancer patients who feel that there is a very strong emotional source to their cancer. Patients will often be able to directly connect the formation of their cancer with a stressful event in their life. This is not an imaginary connection, there…

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212014Oct
Low Dose Naltrexone and Cancer

Low Dose Naltrexone and Cancer

Low Dose Naltrexone and Cancer By: Dr. Adam McLeod, ND, BSc Naltrexone is typically used for patients with opioid or alcohol dependence. It is a molecule that powerfully counteracts the effects of opioids. At lower doses this drug can be used with cancer patients to help balance the immune system and inhibit the growth of…

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22014Oct
The Benefits of Craniosacral Therapy

The Benefits of Craniosacral Therapy

Craniosacral therapy originated in the early 1930s, starting with an understanding of cranial movement by William Sutherland, a doctor of Osteopathy. Sutherland believed that human skull bones are not fused, but rather that there is a subtle rhythm of motion as the cerebrospinal fluid (CSF), which is the fluid that bathes the brain and spinal…

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252014Sep
Exercise and Cancer

Exercise and Cancer

By: Dr. Adam McLeod, ND, BSc Everyone has heard that exercise is good for your wellbeing. This is not debated at all in the medical community yet when it comes to cancer care patients often forget about the benefits of exercise as they focus their attention on more exotic treatment plans. Exercise is not a…

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182014Sep
Food Allergy Testing – The Naturopathic Approach

Food Allergy Testing – The Naturopathic Approach

A large portion of the food we eat today is processed, refined, nutrient deficient, and heavily contaminated with preservatives and artificial colourings and flavorings. The increased chemical exposure disrupts the immune system and renders it hyper-sensitive and prone to allergic reactions. There are different types of reactions in the body to certain foods. You can…

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52014Sep
Naturopathic Medicine and Cancer

Naturopathic Medicine and Cancer

Naturopathic Medicine and Cancer By: Dr. Adam McLeod ND, BSc (Hon) Naturopathic medicine has a wide range of tools that can be used in conjunction with conventional medicine to effectively treat cancer. Many people have this underlying assumption that naturopathic treatments are not “evidence based” because otherwise their oncologist would have recommended them. The truth…

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32014Sep
A Naturopathic Approach to Multiple Sclerosis

A Naturopathic Approach to Multiple Sclerosis

Multiple sclerosis (MS) is a degenerative neurological illness that affects the central nervous system, the part of your body that controls behavior and movement and damages the motor abilities of the body, such as walking and gripping, in a range of unpredictable and uncomfortable ways. MS affects millions of people across the world. In North…

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262014Aug
DCA and Cancer

DCA and Cancer

DCA and Cancer By: Dr. Adam McLeod , ND, BSc Several years ago there was a huge buzz in the media about Dichloroacetic Acid (DCA) and its use in cancer1. The public was outraged that DCA could be an effective cancer therapy and that the government showed little interest because DCA could not be patented….

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202014Aug
Is the Alkaline Diet an Effective Cancer Treatment?

Is the Alkaline Diet an Effective Cancer Treatment?

Every day I see cancer patients who are drinking alkaline water and focusing a significant amount of their time and energy on alkaline foods. Is this an effective cure for cancer? The short answer is no and any observed positive effects have nothing to do with the foods being alkaline. Let me explain why this…

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142014Aug
Naturopathic Approach to Maintaining a Healthy Pregnancy

Naturopathic Approach to Maintaining a Healthy Pregnancy

 One of the best times to start incorporating naturopathic habits into your life is while planning a pregnancy or during pregnancy. Naturopathic medicine can offer effective and safe solutions to a wide array of pregnancy related concerns and symptoms. It is always best to ask your Naturopathic Doctor how to address any specific concerns or symptoms you…

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52014Aug
Iron and Anemia in Cancer Patients

Iron and Anemia in Cancer Patients

Iron and Anemia in Cancer Patients By: Dr. Adam McLeod, ND, BSc Everyone has seen someone with cancer who looks pale and depleted with energy. This is often due to anemia which means that there are less red blood cells to transport oxygen to tissues in the body. There are a number of different potential…

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292014Jul
Menopause and Naturopathic Medicine

Menopause and Naturopathic Medicine

Menopause is a significant time of change in every woman’s life. While menopause is a normal, natural process, it is often associated with mental and physical symptoms that range from being uncomfortable to debilitating. Symptoms sometimes associated with menopause may include hot flashes, night sweats, insomnia, irritability, anxiety, depression, skin dryness, decreased libido, mood swings,…

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152014Jul
Mistletoe the Parasite

Mistletoe the Parasite

Mistletoe is a parasitic plant that directly derives almost all of its nutrition from other flowering plants. By parasitizing other plants, they have a competitive advantage over many other forms of life because they do not have to compete in soil for their water and nutrient needs. This description of mistletoe sounds surprisingly similar to…

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72014Jul
How does Artesunate kill cancer?

How does Artesunate kill cancer?

Artesunate is a drug that was initially designed for combating malaria, however, recently it has shown great promise as a cancer therapy1,2,3. It has been used in combination with some chemotherapies to improve outcomes in advanced cancer patients5. When fighting cancer it is important to use every tool at your disposal to weaken the cancer…

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42014Jul
Naturopathic Medicine Helps Maintain Body Balance

Naturopathic Medicine Helps Maintain Body Balance

Naturopaths see themselves as teachers as much as physicians, educating their patients in leading a new lifestyle that will help restore balance and heal their bodies. The aim of naturopathic medicine is to allow the body to return to its natural equilibrium. If you want to improve your health and spring-clean your system, try these…

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182014Jun
When is high dose IV Vitamin C indicated?

When is high dose IV Vitamin C indicated?

High dose intravenous Vitamin C has gained a lot of attention in the media lately as an anti-cancer therapy. There is no doubt that when used appropriately this can be an effective integrative cancer therapy1. As the evidence mounts, mainstream medicine is slowly beginning to embrace high dose IV Vitamin C. Oncologists will frequently tell…

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172014Jun
The Difference between Naturopathic and Medical Practitioners

The Difference between Naturopathic and Medical Practitioners

Both naturopathic doctors and medical doctors are licensed physicians who help diagnose and treat health issues in patients. The main difference between the two approaches is reflected in their philosophy of treatment and in the training they receive. What differentiates Naturopathic medicine from conventional medicine is that Naturopathic doctors are highly trained in preventive care….

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32014Jun
Heat: The Achilles Heel of Cancer

Heat: The Achilles Heel of Cancer

Written By: Dr. Adam McLeod, ND It is a well established fact that cancer cells are vulnerable to heat1,2. On a cellular level it makes intuitive sense that cancer cells would be sensitive to heat. Normal cells are spatially arranged so that heat can be distributed evenly and they will not divide if they are physically…

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282014May
Craniosacral Therapy

Craniosacral Therapy

Craniosacral therapy (CST) is a whole-body evaluation and holistic treatment that may have a positive impact on the central nervous system and the neuromuscular and endocrine systems. Whether used alone or in combination with more traditional healthcare methods, CST has proven clinically effective in facilitating the body’s ability to heal and often produces extraordinary results….

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142014May
The Importance of Energy Medicine

The Importance of Energy Medicine

Every living organism has an energy field that is in constant interaction with other fields of energy belonging to other people and the environment itself. Energy healing involves the use of focused intentions which can help to re-pattern the patient’s energy field in order to accelerate healing of the body, mind and spirit. Energy medicine…

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22018Dec
Important Announcement from Dr. Adam McLeod

Important Announcement from Dr. Adam McLeod

I have recently made the decision to pursue an exciting opportunity however it is not possible for me to continue my full time clinical practice as a Naturopathic Physician at the same time. In my absence I have found a highly qualified and experienced doctor to oversee my patient base, Dr. Jessica Moore. She is…

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22018Dec
Beans and Cancer Prevention

Beans and Cancer Prevention

Written by Dr. Jessica Moore Beans, beans the magical fruit, the more you eat the more…. you might prevent colon cancer? With ~26,800 new diagnosis of colorectal cancer (CRC) in 2017, CRC is regarded as the 2nd most commonly diagnosed cancer in Canada. Interestingly, the consumption of legumes has been shown to inhibit colon carcinogenesis…

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22018Dec
Frequency of Organic Food Consumption and Cancer Risk

Frequency of Organic Food Consumption and Cancer Risk

Researchers investigated the association between consumption of organic foods and the risk of cancer in a population-based cohort study of 68,946 French adults. A significant reduction in the overall risk of cancer was observed among participants with high frequency of organic food consumption. The study results suggest that promoting organic food consumption may be an…

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