Just when you feel like you have your new life under control—well, sort of—it hits. Your three to six week old baby cries for hours, won’t be soothed and won’t sleep unless you carry her everywhere. You’ve ruled out the usual problems, no diaper changing needed and he’s not hungry—so it’s likely your baby is […]
Nothing can quite stop you in your tracks like a fracture. It’s painful, it takes time to heal and it must be immobilized—usually with the help of an awkward, bulky cast. While you can’t change those facts, you definitely can help your bones heal more quickly and more completely. Both my cousin and my daughter […]
Homeopathy at home
Homeopathic remedies are perfect to keep at home for “first aid situations:” those ills that eventually pass without needing a doctor, but uncomfortable enough that you need some relief. In these situations, homeopathic remedies act fast, are exceptionally safe–even for children and infants–and as an added bonus, they taste pleasantly sweet!
Unlike conventional or […]
Homeopathy Tips for the Summer
This week is going to be HOT, and it is the perfect time to get down to the beach, hang out at the lake, or head out of the city altogether. Whether it’s a family camping trip or a hike up the mountain, here are some homeopathic remedies you will most […]
“I can use it directly on the soccer field, within seconds of the trauma, and note the results almost immediately.” Those were the words of Dr. Jean-Marcel Ferret, team doctor for the FIFA World Cup winning soccer team in 1998 when he was talking about homeopathy in an interview. In France homeopathy is well respected […]
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 […]
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 […]