Are you Blocking Patient Compliance?

Are you Blocking Patient Compliance?

Oct 18, 2012

Without patient compliance, a Naturopathic Doctor, no matter how honed their clinical skills, has virtually no chance of helping a patient get well. Whether it has been recommended that the patient drink more water, follow their protocol or avoid certain foods, inspiring patients to want to change chronic patterns is key in unlocking chronic cases. So, why do...

Accessing Medical Referrals

Accessing Medical Referrals

May 22, 2012

Often I think we underestimate the value we can provide, as naturally oriented practitioners, to the medical community as a whole.  Our unique methods, our non-invasive, non-suppressive alternatives to both acute and chronic conditions, our systemic approach to conditions often viewed in a fragmented way…these are just a few of the vitally important elements...

Prescriptive Dietary Recommendations

Prescriptive Dietary Recommendations

May 8, 2012

In recent years our knowledge of the huge role played by dietary choices has exploded.  Yes, there remain lots of unresolved opinions as well, and we have also discovered that different emphasis is important for different people, but still…most North Americans are eating regularly in ways that pretty well ensure the onset of chronic disease.  We can drug and...

The Danger of Effectiveness

The Danger of Effectiveness

Jan 10, 2012

When asked what matters most in a therapy or a health-related product, most practitioners will answer: “effectiveness.” That makes sense, certainly, because we are looking for different effects than we are seeing in the case of a diseased condition! However, the quest for ‘effectiveness’ can be misleading as well, because just creating a different effect...

In-Practice Retail: Learning from History

In-Practice Retail: Learning from History

Dec 22, 2011

Back in the late 70s, Americans started flocking to gyms. Working out was cool and Americans were intoxicated by the idea of bettering themselves, their physique and their health. Thousands of independent gyms were opened during that time, a new industry whose time had come. Just a decade earlier in the 60s, the health food revolution slowly began to chug along....

Stem Cells, Epigenetics and the Environment

Stem Cells, Epigenetics and the Environment

Sep 13, 2011

Stem cells have the potential to develop into many different types of cells in the body. They serve as an internal repair system, capable of dividing without to replenish other cells. According to Medline: “Stem cells are distinguished from other cell types by two important characteristics. First, they are unspecialized cells capable of renewing themselves...