Abdominal bloating, pain, and acid reflux are some of the most common concerns that bring patients to a Naturopath’s office. The most common question I receive from patients experiencing regular digestive discomfort, is: “What food am I allergic to?” Well… What if it’s not about the food?
Smoking cessation is one of the top New Year’s resolutions that people make each year. Nearly 2/3’s of smoker’s plan on quitting in the next 6 months, according to the Canadian Cancer Society. Unfortunately, quitting smoking is a difficult journey. Half of smokers attempt to quit each year, with only 11% still abstinent after a year’s time. Both conventional medicine and natural medicine have a plenitude of approaches in helping people who smoke quit for good. Quitting is always most successful when the person has a specific plan, patience, and support.
Throughout history, homeopathy has enjoyed a proven track record in treating influenza and other epidemic disease. During the Spanish Flu of 1918, homeopaths reported mortality rates of 1-5%, while their conventional counterparts, had rates of 30% and higher. Homeopaths of that era used a therapeutic approach in the treatment of the flu, honing in on the most characteristic and individualising symptoms of the flu outbreak in their community.
Today, homeopathy has 4 categories of treatment approaches: constitutional, therapeutic, prophylactic, and isopathic. Each one has unique benefits, and a mix of them can potentially be used together to optimize results for a modern population.