Why do a Cleanse in the first place? Most people have between five or six food intolerances and they don’t even know it.  The slower development of allergic response from food intolerances makes it harder for people to equate the food they ate yesterday with the vague symptoms like fatigue, inability to lose weight, headache and…

Read More

Everyone is talking about IV therapy! But what is it, and how does it work? Naturopathic intravenous therapies have been used for over 30 years in British Columbia to support patient health and recovery from illness, to remove heavy metals and excess calcium, and as an anti-tumor agent. IV Therapies are not one thing, but…

Read More

Bowen therapy is a gentle form of manual therapy, that is a type of myo-fascial release.  The AIM’s of Bowen therapy include: breaking up fascial adhesions, improving blood and lymph flow to tissues and calming the nervous system down into parasympathetic dominance. Parasympathetic dominance is where all healing takes place in the body. It also works…

Read More

Tumeric – Is an Asian spice usually found in mixed curry powder and some Indian dishes. It contains a powerful, natural and non-toxic compound called curcumin. Recent studies have found that turmeric’s natural anti-inflammatory benefits are equal to hydrocortisone and Motrin, but without their undesired side effects.Antonym- Sugar. It can hardly be called a “spice”,…

Read More

By Dr. Rebecca Handford, ND Naturopathic Doctor As a naturopathic doctor, I promote life and health every day. Witnessing recent events such as Hurricanes Harvey and Irma, the Las Vegas massacre, and the wildfires of California, brings out a deep and urgent need to help heal, both myself and other people. So, I reached into…

Read More

Top 10 Detox Foods

10 Top Detox Foods A detox is typically characterized as a respite from your favourite foods, but it can also be a time to discover new foods and ways of enjoying them. Check out this list of detox-friendly foods and whether you’re detoxing or not, try adding a few of them to your diet today….

Read More

Why Detox?

By Dr. Rebecca Handford, ND   “Detoxing” is a term we hear more and more frequently these days, especially when looking for ways to get healthy. But what is detoxing? What are toxins? Should we even be worried about toxins? How long does it take to detoxify? In this article we will explore the world…

Read More

It is allergy season again! Every spring millions of Canadians suffer from symptoms like runny nose, itchy and swollen eyes, sneezing, coughing and fatigue, when local plants begin to bloom after a long winter. This year in the Lower Mainland, we had one of our darkest, coldest and wettest winters in recorded history, and as…

Read More

By Dr. Rebecca Handford One of the great things about life is we almost always get second chances, including the chance to develop healthy habits. While good health in youth is ideal, there are many of us who choose unhealthy habits in our younger years, such as a poor diet, poor sleep habits, and overindulgence…

Read More