Honey and Homeopathy: Nature’s Antihistamine

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The homeopathic principle is on full display in the springtime in the prairies. If you are a flower-child who suffers from seasonal allergies, consider the old saying: “the cure is in the hair of the dog that bit you.” Raw honey naturally contains microdoses of pollens specific to local flora. Dust, mold, and pollen in high concentrations obviously tend to … Read More

Cannabis and Oncology

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Dr. Jessica Beatty, ND New Legislation brings a new frontier in the use of this versatile herb. Cannabis has an extensive array of uses in the world of oncology. A meta-analysis review of 30 articles showed a superiority of cannabis in the treatment of nausea and vomiting over conventional drugs (Machado Rocha, et al. 2008). This has largely been the … Read More

Insulin Resistance: The Right Genes at the Wrong Time

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Dr. Jessica Beatty, ND Insulin resistance is so common in our population that as much as 50% of the population carry genes related to the expression of insulin resistance. This is likely an indication of an ancient genetic expression of caloric thrifty-ness, unfortunately expressed during the wrong era. The body composition of someone who is expressing insulin resistance is typically … Read More

The Neurogenic Inflammatory Root of Chronic Pain

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There are many theories of as to why some people suffer from pain that lingers far longer than the typical time it takes to heal tissue that has been traumatized.  In our youth our parents and health care providers would praise our young bodies’ ability to recover quickly without long-term sequelae.  Certainly the term ‘over-use’ is thrown about as a … Read More

September Immune Support

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In Winnipeg, the transition from summer to winter is epic! It is invariably a stressor to our immune function. Whether you’re starting a new school year, or just making it back to work after a vacation, immune support is a September must! Even “good” stress can lead to inflammation and immune suppression. A change in weather, a change in natural … Read More