Prostate Issues

Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia (BPH) Also known as "Enlarged Prostate," this seems to be an unfortunate by-product of aging. Although this is not a cancerous diagnosis, it does increase a man's susceptibility to develop Prostate Cancer. Switching your diet to consuming only plant-based, whole foods, as well as maintaining a regular exercise routine, will help prevent the prostate cancer eat a low-fat, high fiber diet maintain a healthy weight limit or avoid coffee & alcohol Decongestants & Antihistamines can increase BPH symptoms do Kegel exercises to strengthen the pelvic muscles Chemical-based prescriptions have negative side-effects that reduce sex drive. Pills like Viagra will likely do the "job" on an "on-call" basis but will also contribute to the problem if taken regularly. Organic Saw Palmetto can help deal [...]

By |2020-01-23T19:11:45-08:00January 23rd, 2020|Ailments, Diseases|Comments Off on Prostate Issues

Injuries: Low Intensity Laser Therapy (LILT)

What is Low Intensity Laser Therapy "LILT"? Your body requires extra energy to repair injuries. "LILT" helps to jump-start the body's own natural healing process by delivering "light" energy to the tissues. This light energy is deeply absorbed into damaged muscles, tendons, ligaments & cartilage. By stimulating the production of ATP; cells get the fuel they need to repair injuries. This process increases the blood supply which results in quicker healing. LILT Saves a Racehorse's Career This therapy was successfully used on a racehorse that had developed arthritis and chip fractures in its knee. Because of LILT, this horse was able to race 4 more times (so far) and win the last race! Without LILT, the horse would have been put down or put out to pasture. [...]

By |2019-02-25T14:42:59-08:00February 25th, 2019|Ailments, Alternatives, Skin Care|Comments Off on Injuries: Low Intensity Laser Therapy (LILT)

YMCA Choose to Move

YMCA of Okanagan. Health and Fitness. Your health is our bottom line. Are you over the age of 65, physically inactive and living with a chronic condition? Do you want to learn how to build physical activity into your lifestyle to support your health and over all well-being? Are you interested in meeting new people and being part of a safe and supportive community? If you're not already a member of the YMCA and your Doctor says it's OK, here's a great opportunity to get your life back on track! This a free, 6 month program guided by professionals and personalized to your abilities, interests and goals. Call 250-491-9622 Ext. 234 to learn more and register.

By |2018-05-30T15:42:40-07:00May 25th, 2018|Ailments, Lifestyle, Okanagan, BC|Comments Off on YMCA Choose to Move

Gas & Bloating

There are MANY possible causes of gas.  Gas is a result of partially undigested food and an accumulation of air in the digestive system.  Undigested carbs in your small intestine end up being eaten by bacteria in your large intestine that produce a sulfur-containing compound. Here's a list of possible causes, note which ones apply to you: The biggest culprits are beans, broccoli, cabbage and dairy Artificial Sweeteners or Sugar Alcohols like Polyol, Sorbitol, Mannitol & Sylitol found in sugar-free foods, gums, protein bars, protein shakes & candies (these can cause severe cramping) chewing gum eating greasy, high-fat foods eating too fast gulping down beverages hyperventilating medications or nutritional supplements smoking If the obvious causes don't apply, see your doctor.  You may be diagnosed with [...]

By |2019-08-22T18:12:51-07:00February 8th, 2018|Ailments|Comments Off on Gas & Bloating

Functional Medicine: Looking for Root Causes

What is "Functional Medicine"? It's the most comprehensive type of health care! Why? Because the doctors who practice Functional Medicine treat each person as an individual. Forget about "one size fits all"! Whatever your condition, these Doctors will take the steps necessary to figure out the root cause of your problem. And once they find the cause(s), treatment will include dietary adjustments best suited for your genetic makeup. Since nutrition plays a big part in everyone's health, what can YOU do to help figure out your Ailment? Functional Medicine is a wonderful hybrid! Functional Medicine is Naturopathic medicine combined with the latest scientific research. But this is not a new concept; it was created by Jeffery Bland, M.D., in 1990. It is based on the theory that [...]

By |2019-02-15T12:15:44-08:00February 6th, 2018|Ailments, Diseases, Health Care Services, Lifestyle, Nutrients|0 Comments

Lactose Intolerance

This is a common ailment that afflicts thousands of North Americans.  Lactose is an ingredient found in cow's milk.  You know, the same milk that our governments have been promoting for years as being good for you and necessary for good health.  The same milk produced by mother cows to feed their calves.  Increasingly, people have been developing illnesses as a result of consuming cow's milk.  Not only that, our bodies have been rebelling against this consumption with the now common ailment known as "Lactose Intolerance". There is a reason for this intolerance and it's not because you are unlucky.  Your body knows what's best for it and it is "putting its foot down", so to speak.  Unfortunately, you are now tasked with checking labels [...]

By |2018-04-03T21:59:09-07:00December 15th, 2016|Ailments|Comments Off on Lactose Intolerance

Nerve Damage

Copper contributes to healthy nerves Magnesium boosts nerve and muscle function Lion's Mane mushroom (Hericium erinaceus) can help repair and regenerate damaged nerves Vitamin B12 is essential to support healthy functioning of nerve cells

By |2018-04-04T18:11:14-07:00May 3rd, 2016|Ailments|Comments Off on Nerve Damage

Erectile Dysfunction

Here is a list of possible causes: Medications... ...for Anti-anxiety, Antidepressants, Antihistamines, Blood Pressure, Cholesterol, NSAIDS (nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs) are all notorious offenders: deal with the root of your issues and replace drugs with diet and therapy Periodonditis a type of prolongued inflammation of the gums that causes damage to blood vessels which can lead to impotence: maintaining gum health by brushing, flossing and regular professional cleaning can improve ED in 3 months Salt ...causes a reduction in endothelial nitric oxide in blood vessels causing a restriction of blood flow to the penis: cut back on salt by avoiding processed foods and include potassium-rich foods like spinach, yogurt, avocado, sweet potato & bananas Sleep Apnea: Decreased oxygen levels chronically affects the vasculature of the [...]

By |2018-04-03T19:07:54-07:00April 29th, 2016|Ailments|Comments Off on Erectile Dysfunction


This is a gland at the base of your neck that produces a hormone that regulates body heat, controlled by the hypothalamus and pituatary glands.  It's like a thermostat that controls the rate at which fat is burned and controls the overall metabolic rate as well.  You need the mineral Selenium to create the enzyme that will stimulate the thyroid hormone to help burn fat. Hashimoto's Thyroiditis This an autoimmune disorder in which the immune system attacks the thyroid tissue and may be triggered by the following: adrenal insufficiency chronic stres celiac disease digestive issues exposure to toxins like dental amalgam fillings food sensitivities deficiencies in Vit. D & Selenium medications used to treat hyperthyroidism pituitary disorders radiation thyroid surgery too much or too little [...]

By |2018-04-04T20:05:08-07:00April 7th, 2016|Ailments|Comments Off on Thyroid