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Functional Medicine: Revolution and Kuhnian paradigm shifts

May 29, 2014

Right now, in medicine, we are undergoing a paradigm shift.

It All Starts With Why

May 27, 2014

I am truly floored by how often during a working day I find myself saying the following: "The symptoms you have are quite common. But just because something is common, doesn’t mean that it’s normal. Any time your body is showing you a symptom, it’s a marker of something going on at a deeper level."

Do You Sometimes Feel like your Reproductive Endocrinologist is Speaking Ectropion?

May 15, 2014

As with many life experiences, the path of infertility is paved with specialized vocabulary and an alp

Where do babies come from?

May 12, 2014

So you’ve finally had your prayers answered and had a child (or children), but now your child is asking you the inevitable question, “Where do babies come from?” So you reach for a book on where babies come from and realize that the book doesn’t fit your situation at all.

A Possible Link: Thyroid and DHEA

May 12, 2014

I saw a patient a few weeks ago who, upon taking some steps to properly support her thyroid, found her natural DHEA levels started going up. I wanted to investigate a little further to see why this may be happening, and came across a bit of research on the connection.

Still Life Canada - BC Womens Support

May 12, 2014

I wanted to pass along some information about a topic that is often overlooked when discussing fertility or recurrent pregnancy loss.  Few people discuss stillbirth or neonatal death.  This trauma effects all of a persons being ! emotionally, mentally and physically.

Natural PMS Relief - A Case Study

May 07, 2014
Chinese medicine is an extremely effective treatment of Premenstrual Syndrome (PMS). I recently had a fertility patient return a few years after having a healthy baby. Now, in her mid forties she was experiencing severe PMS symptom's and hadn't been able to find any relief. 

Food Sensitivity Related Conditions

May 01, 2014

Although still controversial in mainstream medicine, food sensitivities in naturopathic medicine have been known for years to contribute to a number of different acute and chronic health concerns. Research to support testing the delayed-type hypersensitivity reactions of IgG and IgA (which we commonly test for in our patients at Acubalance) is starting to accumulate supporting its role in clinical practice.

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