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Practical Solutions to Insomnia

Although we hear about REM sleep more often than other stages because it is associated with dreams, there are actually five stages of sleep: 1, 2, 3, 4, and REM, which occurs between stages 1 and 2.  Stages 3 and 4 are the deepest stages.   Without adequate sleep in [...]

The Philosophy of Homeopathy

According to Naturopathic philosophy, the human body is intelligent, and symptoms are your body’s attempt to deal with the illness in the least damaging manner possible.  Suppression, therefore, forces the illness “deeper,” into more vital parts of the body, and should be discouraged.  Instead, we should work with our body’s [...]

The Naturopathic Approach to Fatigue

Fatigue Fatigue is one of the most common reasons for patients in North America to seek medical help.  This is because almost any chronic medical condition can cause fatigue as one of its symptoms.  Possible causes that must be ruled out include: Hypothyroidism.  The thyroid is a gland responsible for [...]

Chronic Fatigue & Fibromyalgia

As a naturopathic physician, two of the conditions that I see frequently are Chronic Fatigue Syndrome and Fibromyalgia. These two conditions frequently coexist within the same patients, because they share a great deal in common. First, they are both diagnoses of exclusion. Many of the patients who bear these diagnoses [...]

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