Psoriasis, Multiple Sclerosis, Rheumatoid Arthritis, Hashimoto’s Thyroiditis, Grave’s Disease, Celiac Disease, Ankylosing Spondylitis, Myasthenia Gravis, Type I diabetes , Systemic Lupus Erythematosus, Sjogren Syndrome, Addison’s Disease, Pernicious Anemia
An autoimmune disorder is a condition that occurs when the immune system recognizes its own tissue as an invader and mistakenly attacks and destroys the healthy body tissue.
Depending on the autoimmune condition you have been diagnosed with, targeted naturopathic treatments such as addressing food sensitivities and balancing the immune system can help manage your symptoms. To address autoimmune diseases, a multi-faceted approach addressing nutrition, lifestyle, allergies and mind-body connection is mandatory.
Childhood Nutrition, Infant Care, Common Colds, Flu, Asthma, Eczema Allergies, Ear Infection, Colic, Diaper Rash, Teething Fever, Food Sensitivities, Weight Management ADD, ADHD, Anxiety, Homeopathic Vaccination
Childhood is the best time to build a solid healthy foundation to stay healthy and live happily into adulthood. Today’s kids and teens feel countless challenges like stress and peer pressure. Some kids are picky eaters, some children wet their beds, and some constantly deal with infections like recurrent ear infection and sore throat. Eczema, rashes and asthma are seen more often in our children due to bad food choices and/or food sensitivities.
Child obesity is dramatically increasing. In 2007, Statistic Canada reported 29% of adolescents were overweight or obese. These extra pounds increase risk of heart disease, cancer, stroke and diabetes type 2. Hence, there is no better time to incorporate healthy nutrition and exercise into lifestyle than childhood.
Many parents look for information about vaccine schedules and some look for alternative vaccination (homeopathic vaccination) protocols. Dr. Z takes time to educate you on such topics so that you can make an informed decision.
Lastly, children need to learn to balance school, extracurricular activities, friend and family time. Childhood is the best time to teach children responsibility, healthy habits, and a balanced lifestyle.
Detoxification (detox for short) is removal of toxins and harmful substances from our body. Human body is smart and it usually cleanses itself with organs like liver, kidney, skin, lungs, GI tract and lymphatic circulation. However, sometimes it may need help. Small dietary adjustments and supplements to support your organs of elimination are key for having a cleaner and healthier body.
If poisonous substances remain in body, they can lead to all kind of diseases like:
Joint inflammation and joint pain
Chronic skin conditions
Migraine , Arthritis
Many people self-prescribe detox programs that can harm their organs. Detoxification often leads to aggravation of the symptoms. Hence, it should be done under close medical supervision.
Diabetes & High Cholesterol
Everyone has heard the word diabetes. It looks like everyday we hear of a friend, acquaintance or a loved one struggling with diabetes. There are several types of diabetes:
Gestational - diabetes during pregnancy
Type1 - Autoimmune Disease in adult and children that destroys insulin secreting cells in pancreas
Type2 - Most common form – cells become resistant to insulin and they do not take out the glucose out of the blood.
Diabetes is a global epidemic affecting more than 9 million Canadians. Diabetes is associated with eye, foot and skin complications; high blood pressure; poor oral health; poor mental health; hearing loss; nerve damage; kidney disease and many more complications. Although Type 1 diabetes is not preventable, researchers believe Type 2 diabetes in preventable and despite its genetic predisposition, it is the most controllable form of diabetes affected by diet, lifestyle, and hormonal balance.
Hypercholesterolemia, or high cholesterol, happens when there is too much small waxy fats called cholesterol in the body. Human body makes all the cholesterol it requires to function optimally. Any added cholesterol through food can lead to heart disease, heart attack, and stroke. It is important to check your cholesterol annually with blood work as usually there are no symptoms associated with high cholesterol.
Diabetes and hypercholesterolemia combined, increase the risk of developing cardiovascular disease dramatically. Dr. Z can help you:
lower your blood sugar lower your cholesterol level manage side effects associated with medications for diabetes and hypercholesterolemia help you taper down the medication decrease your risk of developing complications associated with diabetes manage complications you have already developedse medical supervision.