Canadian College or Homeopathic Medicine TV?: An interview with Dr Gary Hardy on the role of nutrition in practice.

February 24, 2014 |

My name is Beverly Isla, a graduate of CCHM and today my guest is Dr. Gary Hardy. He has been practising for 30 years in the field of chiropractic therapy, naturopathy and homeopathy and is one of the faculty members of CCHM. He was also one of the founding members of the Canadian Academy of Homeopathy. It’s great to have you here! Bev: In addition to the 3 modalities you work with, you also incorporate nutrition in your practice. Nutrition is the basics that we all have to deal with since we all have to eat. In what ways does nutrition play a role in your practice? Gary: Well nutrition is kind of the foundation. For me, it’s the foundation of ...

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Clean Water! The Secret to Healthy Living: Part One

February 21, 2014 |

Every day that we live on planet Earth, our activities add more and more pollution to the world’s water that sustains life, the air we breathe and the soil where our food is grown.  The challenge to obtain pure, healthy and consistently safe water looms larger every day. The water you use and consume and the air you breathe are your two most important nutrients affecting your health and quality of life.  Your next priority is the quality of the food you eat.  Water makes up 60-70% of the human body and regulates every bodily function.  You must take the quality of the water you use seriously. The average Canadian uses 75 to 100 gallons (400 litres) of water every ...

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Oil Pulling – What is that all about?

January 21, 2014 |

Oil pulling is an ancient Ayurvedic remedy for oral health and detoxification. It involves the use of pure oils as agents for pulling harmful bacteria, fungus, and other organisms out of the mouth, teeth, gums and even throat.   Place about one tablespoon of cold pressed organic sesame seed into the mouth. Swish it around for about 15 minutes. As the oil is swished around in the mouth, teeth, gums and tongue it starts to draw toxins out of the saliva and then the tissues. Once the oil turns thick, viscous and white it is ready to be spit out before the toxins are reabsorbed.   Multiple scientific studies show that this practice with sesame oil helps to reduce the ...

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Milk, Does it Really

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The Dairy Association’s slogan for milk states, “It does the body good.” But does it really? Let’s take a look at some nutritional science behind consuming dairy in excessive amounts. The Canada’s Food Guide recommendation for daily dairy consumption is between 2-4 servings. This suggestion does not take into account many factors such as quality, biochemical individuality and other sources of calcium.  Mother’s milk is the perfect food for growing human babies, and cow’s milk is the perfect food for growing baby cows! Human milk has one third of the protein, one third of the minerals and about 60 per cent more carbohydrate (lactose) than what is found in cow’s milk. Take a look at some of the issues with ...

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Do you have SIBO? Immunity and Your Gut

December 10, 2013 |

Do you suffer from digestive distress? Gas & bloating, belching & flatulence are sure signs that digestion is not functioning to par. Monitoring your bowel movements can also be an indicator that digestion has gone awry; diarrhea, constipation and the shape, size, color and smell of your stool can tell all. As well, disorders such as IBS, IBD, chronic illnesses and food intolerances can indicate your digestive system is out of balance. If any of these symptoms ring true, then you may be suffering from Small Intestinal Bacterial Overgrowth (SIBO). What is SIBO? Small Intestinal Bacterial Overgrowth can occur when the ratio of good: bad bacteria in our gut becomes imbalanced. The proper ratio for good:bad should be approximately 85:15. ...

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Nutritional Approaches For The Weight Loss Client

November 6, 2013 |

A billion dollar industry. There is more information than ever available on weight loss. Everywhere you turn there are new ‘miracle’ weight loss books, franchise programs and websites selling new supplements with exotic ingredients guaranteed to get you 25lbs lighter, no exercise needed! Just provide your credit card. I graduated from Edison Institute of Nutrition

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Do you know the difference between a Thriving Practice and a Struggling one?

October 31, 2013 |

The difference between these two is all in the plan! Business’s fail to succeed when they lack a strong operational plan. Having a strong plan in place ensures any business a profitable outcome. In our ever increasingly saturated market of health and wellness, practitioners should take the time to put special focus into the development of their business plans which will outline profitable operational plans. Having such plans in place takes research and knowing what information is pertinent to your industry as a wellness practitioner. Your operational plan should include:  - Knowing who is going to be your customers. (Please note there is a difference between knowing based on fact, and knowing based on guessing) There are many strategies you ...

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5 Important Principles for Nutritional Consultants

October 8, 2013 |

5 Important Principles for Nutritional Consultants  From Mind Over Medicine by Lissa Rankin M.D.: by: Marcie Macari-EIN graduate. I had the pleasure of receiving a review copy of Mind Over Medicine, by Lissa Rankin, and subsequently joining her online course for both those with “chronic” illness, as well as both alternative and mainstream health providers

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Homeopathic Bug Repellent Recipe

August 21, 2013 |

Homeopathic Bug Repellent •Easy •Simple •Practical •For the whole family Mosquito, black fly combination remedy Active ingredients HPUS: black fly 200K, mosquito 200K, ledum 30K. Indications:   This natural product helps ward off mosquitoes and black flies and will also relieve you from the itch and swelling, reduces any skin reaction. Dosage: Adults: Ddissolve 3 pellets under your tongue, 3 times a day or more if necessary. Kids: ½ dose. Format: 4g multi-dose tube HOMEOCAN INC. 3025 De l’Assomption Blvd.; Montreal, QC H1N 2H2 Telephone: (514) 256-6303 or (800) 556-0824  Fax: (514) 256-9256 E-Mail: homeocan@homeocan.ca / Visit us on the web: www.homeocan.ca...

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Asthma, Sinusitis and Eczema – How Are They Related?

July 8, 2013 |

The lungs are the main organs of the respiratory system. The lungs, along with the bronchi, larynx (voice box), and trachea (windpipe) make up the lower respiratory system. The upper consists of the nasal cavities and throat. The bronchi divide into smaller and smaller branches until they reach the alveoli. These are clusters of tiny air sacs which provide easy passage of gases into and out of the lungs and blood. The 300 million alveoli increase the inner surface area of the lungs to about 35 times larger than the surface area of your skin or about 60 square meters. The lungs, sinus cavity and digestive tract is our first line of defense has it is the only internal organ ...

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