- Created on Monday, 25 November 2013 14:44
Hormones are chemical messengers that communicate between different parts of the body. They are produced by glands and organs, and are secreted into the bloodstream to circulate. Hormones travel in the blood to specific organs and tissues to communicate their message. Only tissues that have receptors for the hormone in question will respond to that hormone. Hormones are one of the main tools our body uses to create balance or ‘homeostasis’ in the body. So, as you can imagine, if we have imbalances in our hormones, this stable environment will be shaken up, and we will not feel well.
- Created on Wednesday, 16 October 2013 16:15
The western world has made tremendous achievement over the last century. Today we enjoy a degree of abundance that no previous society has ever had.The emphasis of the material world has led to a world-view that leads to inevitable addictions, depression and a break down of community. Why? Since the beginning of time it has been understood that the important things that lead to happiness are the immaterial. Love, joy, connection and spiritual experience are all internal.
- Created on Tuesday, 10 September 2013 10:43
In our newest installment of "Boucher Alumni are Blogging" Dr. Sacha Elliott, ND shares her top 10 reasons why you should pay a visit to a naturopathic doctor.
Uncertain as to whether naturopathic medicine is right for you? Take a read through my top 10 reasons a visit to a naturopathic doctor might just be the next step for you in your road to optimal health and well-being.
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- Created on Thursday, 18 July 2013 14:06
Our latest Boucher Alumni are Blogging post comes from 2011 graduate Dr. Taryn Deane. With plenty of summer left for planned or last minute holidays, being prepared with a natural emergency kit can help keep you and your family happy and healthy wherever you find yourselves travelling! Click read more for the full article.
- Created on Thursday, 20 June 2013 13:45
With swimsuit season rapidly approaching, and hot, muggy days ahead, this blog post on "How to Cure a Yeast Infection Naturally" by Boucher alumna Dr. Heather Barrett seems very timely.
What is a Vaginal Yeast Infection?
A vaginal yeast infection is an infection of the vagina, most commonly due to a fungus known as Candida. It is known in the medical community as vulvovaginal candidiasis (VVC). At least 75% of women will have a yeast infection at some point in their lives, with nearly 45% experiencing two or more in their lifetime, and 5-8% having recurrent episodes ( a condition known as RVVC, and is defined as four or more episodes within one year). Although they are not life-threatening in women with a healthy immune system, they can greatly impact the quality of a woman's life, especially in chronic cases. The symptoms range from very mild to severe, and although they are not officially considered an STI, they can be transmitted between sexual partners and to children at birth. Therefore, it is important to understand how to properly treat them. (Read the full article by clicking on the "more" button below.)
- Created on Thursday, 06 June 2013 12:34
With summer holidays fast approaching, we thought it might be a great time to share some summer reads as suggested by our staff, students and faculty.
- Power vs Force - David Hawkins
- Gift of Imperfection - Brene Brown
- The Power of Myth - Joseph Campbell
- When the Body Says No - Gabor Mate
- Wheat Belly - William Davis
- Kitchen Table - Wisdom - Rachel Naomi Remen
Suggested by: Lara Spector, ND (Cand.) 2014
- Finding Ultra - Rich Roll
- Hour Chef - Tim Ferriss
- Run - Matt Fitzgerald
- The Divided Mind: The Epidemic of Mindbody Disorders - John E. Sarno
Suggested by: Maya D. Kuczma, ND (Cand.) 2014, 3rd year clinician
- Anastasia - Vladimir Megre (plus the rest of the Ringing Cedars series)
- Wild fermentation: The Flavor, Nutrition and Craft of Live-Culture Foods - Sandor Ellix Katz (recipes and history of food fermentation!)
- The Omnivore's Dilemma: A Natural History of Four Meals - Michael Pollan
Suggested by: Cassandra Goodwin, ND (Cand.) 15
Keep checking back regularly as we continue to update our "Boucher Summer Reading List".
Boucher Alumni are Blogging - Eggs: Seen by a Naturopathic Doctor Through Facts and Stories, Dr. Carmen Tanaka, ND
- Created on Tuesday, 04 June 2013 09:20
When I was young, I remember painstakingly learning how to perfectly crack a ring around the top of a smooth, white soft-boiled egg while it sat upright in front of me –my tools were a little chicken shaped egg cup and a miniature spoon.
Once I started to cook little meals for myself, I would scramble my egg without fear of it sticking thanks to the help of one of our family’s carefully maintained Teflon frying pans. In an effort to eliminate any small amount of sticky moistness that may be lingering, I would leave my cooking treat on the heat until it looked dry and flaky - dreading “slimy egg”. Click the "read more" button below to read the full article.
- Created on Tuesday, 21 May 2013 11:22
The Boucher Botanical Garden Committee has been busy planting up a storm at the Boucher Botanical Garden. A wonderful group of volunteer committee members got together late in April for a day of planting and Bill Reynolds, BINM Store Manager, shares the experiences of the day in this blog post:
- Created on Tuesday, 23 April 2013 09:51
A massive congratulations to Boucher's Team NDorphins for their participation in this year's Vancouver Sun Run! Representation was made from ND13, ND14, ND15 and ND16s this year with everyone showing a lot of school spirit and an amazing team average time of 59.56! Way to go Team NDorphins!!
Pictured from L to R: Monique Hallee ND13, Cassandra Goodwin ND15, Jennifer Cundari ND15, Lauren ND15, Chris Halldorson ND14, Erin Crossman ND16, Ashley Stapleton ND16, Alexia Harris ND16. Missing from photo: Janine MacKenzie ND14
Boucher Alumni are Blogging - Common Sense Approach to Taking Health Supplements - Dr. Nicholas Anhorn, ND
- Created on Tuesday, 26 March 2013 11:41
More Boucher "Alumni are Blogging"! This week we share a post from Dr. Anhorn's blog in which he discusses a common sense approach to taking supplements that will help you save money and look for smarter ways to get the supplements your body needs.
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