Back pain is so common, four out of five Canadians will suffer it at some point in their lives, according to Statistics Canada—and it’s a leading cause of missed work. The causes of back pain are so varied and numerous that a diagnosis is recommended if the pain is intense, or numbness or weakness are […]
Earaches are one of those illnesses that you just can’t leave alone: they are painful, often excruciating, so it’s hard on the person–often a child–in which case it’s also hard on the parent. Antibiotics are often given because of this need to do something–anything–to make the pain go away, even though antibiotics don’t offer quick relief, […]
Young or old, single or in a family of five, we all experience stress. Sometimes it helps to remember stress can actually be good—who wants to live a life of boredom? Too much stress though, and we risk feeling overwhelmed.
When overwhelm hits it’s best to take a step back and reflect on what is actually […]
In this day and age of endless choices and endless information, you’d think we’d be happier and healthier. Instead, the opposite seems true: we easily become overwhelmed and anxious by too many choices and too many things to do. Here are six tips to keep it all in perspective:
Finish things. It’s so easy to […]
Simple solutions for a good night’s sleep:
Homeopathy offers some excellent remedies for insomnia with the added benefits of being non toxic and without sleepy side effects that herbs and medication sometimes cause. There are basically two different kinds of remedies: the kind for the occasional sleep problem, likely due to a temporary situation, and the […]
Incessant tickling in the throat keeping you up at night? Or is it a loose productive cough that just won’t go away? In my experience, homeopathic medicines can provide quick relief for a cough that persists despite all kinds of syrups and teas though the symptoms must fit for it to work, so choose wisely.
We’ve all heard it—regular sleep keeps us fit, sharpens memory, prevents illnesses like diabetes—and ensures emotional balance. Yet getting enough sleep is becoming more and more elusive. We have endless distractions, less routines and more choices. According to Stats Canada (2010), 46 percent of Canadians will avoid sleep to complete some activity—which may not be […]
European Kneipp hydrotherapy is a simple home treatment perfect for the summertime.
Small Changes: Big Impact
I believe that small changes practiced every day can impact health in a very positive way—keeping you healthier longer. What’s amazing about water therapy is that it’s free, you can do it in the comfort of your own bathroom and you can […]
Allergies–What Are They?
Allergies have existed for thousands of years, although the term allergy was coined a mere decade ago. Originally, allergy meant altered reactivity, meaning that a person with an allergy reacted and experienced symptoms from a substance that was harmless for most people. In the last fifty years, while allergies have increased exponentially, the […]
The cold, wet factor is back in Vancouver with a vengeance and along with it comes colds, coughs and croup. As a parent, I’m grateful for the quick relief remedies often provide and these work so well that I’ve converted many a parent on homeopathy’s benefits just because of how well it works for […]