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Join Us Tonight and Learn How You Can Reset Your Health with a Detox!

Detoxification for Better Health_October 2013

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Naturopathic Care: Collaborative, Integrative Medicine at Its Best!

Big things come in small packages.  This is a saying that is appropriate when discussing naturopathic medicine.  For as small as the available literature is regarding patient outcomes, this does not mitigate patient reports of higher levels of satisfaction from the care they have received, feeling listened to, increased feelings of self-efficacy and empowerment, motivation to continue to make sustainable lifestyle choices, increased knowledge to make informed healthcare consumer decisions, trust that the recommendations they are incorporating into their lives are resulting in improved health, reports of reduced use of prescription medications, reduced visits to the hospital and a reduced need for invasive medical interventions.

As a proud champion of whole person, integrative care in the context of a therapeutic naturopathic family medicine relationship, please feel free to check out the below presentation capturing Ontarians thoughts about naturopathic medical care.  You spoke and we listened – there is an increasing concensus that naturopathic care improves patient outcomes, quality of life and medical costs for persons dealing with chronic disease.

Heart Disease Prevention and Naturopathic Medical Care

It is with much pleasure I am posting a slideshow prepared by my esteemed colleague, Dr. Dugald Seely, MSc, ND Research and Clinical Epidemiology Director at the Canadian College of Naturopathic Medicine, which discusses the power of naturopathic interventions in preventing heart disease!  Read on to see how the incorporation of naturopathic medical recommendations contributed to the improvement of quality of life, as well as reducing patient medical costs.

Another (Great!) Reason to Consume a Mediterranean Diet

Mediterranean DietSoul-satisfying goodness making the dinner table sparkle with an array of colour and nutrients comes to mind when I think of the Mediterranean diet.  However, there are other reasons to incorporate elements of the Mediterranean diet involving fresh vegetables, fruits and healthy fats for those who are striving for a healthy heart and brain.  The reason:  your sugar levels.  Doesn’t it seem as though everyone is talking about their glucose levels these days?  I don’t think I know of a single person who doesn’t know of an immediate family member, relative, friend or co-worker who doesn’t struggle with this is some shape or form.  Read the benefits of how the Mediterranean diet can help you get your sugars into check here and speak with your Naturopathic Doctor about strategies to make this a manageable lifestyle change for the better!

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Summer Detox for the Busy! There’s Still Time.

Summer Detoxification with Dr. Judith Ancheta, Naturopathic Doctor

What Your Community Naturopathic Doctor Has Been Up to This Summer!

It has been a terrific summer full of learning (and teaching!) in the naturopathic trenches here at the Richmond Hill and Markham Clinics.  This past summer has been filled with attending various events which you may have seen us at, some of which included being at our local LA Fitness Vaughan Gym and Health Club, at the Canada Day Celebrations at our local Richmond Green Park, participating in On Richmond Hill Community meetings at the Richmond Hill Centre for Performing Arts, in and around the aisles of Loblaws Markham with the community registered dietician participating in the Diabetes Workshop for patients of the Markham Family Health Team and attending this upcoming weekend’s Maplefest Festival 2013 at the Maple Community Centre.

With all these terrific events supporting a healthy community, the highlight of it all has been the one-on-one mentorship that has been taking place with a fury through educational partnerships with the Canadian College of Naturopathic Medicine Preceptor Programme, which trains delightful Naturopathic Medical Interns in our community clinic setting who are preparing for practice and also working with the York District Catholic School Board High School Co-Operative Education Programme Students.  It has been an inspiring summer, with evidence that the best is still yet to come with our quickly approaching Fall season.  Stay tuned and see you in and around our lively community!

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Naturopathic medical care takes “root” across Ontario!

NMW 2013 - GrassrootsJoin us during Naturopathic Medicine Week, which is taking place from May 6, 2013 – May 12, 2013Naturopathic Doctors across North America are celebrating vis medicatrix naturae (the healing power of nature), and will be spending this week sharing our passion for healthy living in and around the community.