Articles and Q&A's



December 2018

Immune Support with "Prevent"

Q: I have an immune condition and have been advised in the past to avoid echinacea or anything else that may stimulate my immune system. Is there anything I can take to help support my immune system as we enter the cold and flu season?
November 2018

Collagen

Q: I’ve heard a lot about the benefits of supplementing with collagen. What are your thoughts?
July 2018

Recurrent UTIs

Q: I am constantly getting urinary tract infections and am getting tired of being on antibiotics. Is there anything I can do to prevent them?
June 2018

Ocu Blue

Q: I know there is ongoing research into the impact of screen time on our health and I work in front of the computer for most of my day. I can feel the strain on my eyes. Is there anything I can do to minimize the negative effects?
May 2018

HoneyDoc ®: Manuka Honey Nasal Rinse

Q: My Ear Nose Throat (ENT) Doctor suggested I try using manuka honey to help me with my chronic sinus infections. I’ve heard of manuka honey to be used for wound healing, but how do I use it to help my nose?
March 2018

Seasonal Allergies Q&A

Q: Allergy season is just around the corner and I suffer miserably every year. Is there anything I can do to prepare my body so that I’m not completely dependent on antihistamines for the next few months?
January 2018

Options for Shingles Vaccine

Q: I’ve heard there is a new vaccine against shingles coming out. What are the main differences between the two options? A: Zostavax®II is the vaccine against shingles that most people have heard of. It is a live, attenuated virus vaccine, meaning that the virus has been weakened in the lab. Although the virus can still replicate and produce an immune response (and possible mild disease), it should not cause a full-blown outbreak of the disease.
October 2017

Cold and Flu Support for All Ages

Q: I’m a nursing mother to a 7 month old baby and I have a young child in preschool. My husband works with the public. I am wondering what we can do to try to keep us all as healthy as possible during the upcoming cold and flu season?
September 2017

Toddler Probiotic

Q: It seems like the moment my normally healthy child steps foot into school, he catches every cold that goes around. I’ve been told that probiotics may be helpful to boost his immune system, but he doesn’t like to eat yogourt. What else can I try?
September 2017

Relief for Dry Eyes

Having dry eyes can be such a bother. Not only do your eyes feel irritated and even painful, but your vision could be so blurry that driving or even walking across the street becomes dangerous. Your long-term vision could also be in jeopardy.
August 2017

Beautifully BC

Q:I heard there were several reputable natural supplement companies based out of BC. Is that true, and are their products any good? A:Such a timely question for BC Day. Some of our favourite companies are actually nestled right in our backyard here in BC. Why are they our favourites? Mainly because their products have proven to be highly effective in our experience.
July 2017

Sulforaphane Sun Protection

Q: I burn very easily and am concerned about my skin being damaged from being outdoors all summer. Other than using sunscreen, what can I do to protect my skin from the sun? A: Using sunscreen and wearing hats or long-sleeved clothing all play a role in preventing UV radiation from having a chance to interact with and damage our skin. However, certain antioxidants can be taken internally as well as applied externally to help reduce and reverse the effects of sun-induced damage.