Category Archives: Nutrition

B12 injections – Your Natural Energy Booster

Looking for a boost of energy???? Even though B12 is found naturally in food, like meat products, dairy and eggs, an intramuscular injection of B12, is a quick way to boost your energy. Besides just improving your energy level, B12 injections can: Help with concentration; memory and mood Overcome fatigue Improve red blood cell formation Help deal with stress Come in and visit Wanda today at Kelowna Naturopathic Clinic for your B12 shot!!!!

ADD/ADHD

Children with learning or behavioural concerns can often be assisted with dietary and nutritional interventions. These approaches can reduce or eliminate the need for drug therapies. Good treatment starts with good assessment, which is available at KNC.

Non-X-Ray Breast Exam

For women searching for an alternative to standard mammography, Computerized Regulation Thermography(CRT) is available at KNC. Painless, no X-rays used and especially useful in early stage problems, CRT can be used for screening and as an adjunct to mammography and ultrasound imaging.

PAP Smears

Regular PAP smears have been shown to dramatically increase the potential to diagnose cervical cancer at early stages. Early detection means early treatment. KNC does perform PAP smears and like all clinics in B.C., they are sent to the B.C. Cancer Agency for examination and interpretation.

Cold & Flu Treatment

If “the bug” has gotten a hold of you, KNC has some effective antiviral and immune stimulating therapies. From a variety of oral medications to “the bigger guns” like intravenous Hydrogen Peroxide, Ozone Therapy, Photo-Oxidation, high dose Vitamin C, Myer’s cocktail infusions and Whole Body Hyperthermia, most respiratory viral infections can be seriously helped.

Healthy Salt?

KNC sells Celtic Sea Salt, which is harvested from pristine coastal regions of France. Hand raked, unprocessed, third party certified to be free from pesticides, herbicides and harmful chemical and contains over 80 different minerals, Celtic Sea Salt is wonderful tasting. Once you try it, regular salt may never be used again.

Kamut Grain

Kamut grain is an ancient relative of durum wheat. It contains 20-40 % of more protein, and is higher in fats, amino acids, vitamin and mineral content than regular wheat. It can be purchased as flour for baking or in premade products like bread, pasta, crackers, etc. Kamut is an excellent alternative for those with wheat sensitivities.

Grapeseed Oil

Grape seed oil (GSO) is an ideal cooking, frying and baking oil. Due to its high smoke point, approximately 320 degrees F, GSO will not smoke, burn or splatter like other cooking oils. GSO is high in Vitamin E, linoleic acid and proanthocyanidins: all necessary compounds for heart disease prevention.

Our Clinic Pharmacy

With so much variety and choice out there in regards to vitamins, herbs and supplements, many are confused about what to buy and take. At KNC, our pharmacy only stocks what we believe to be the highest quality products available for prescription and non-prescription purposes. We provide physician directed advice and supervision. Proper scientific usage and dosing and conventional drug interactions are constantly monitored. Why take chances, ask the experts at KNC.

What is the Difference Between a Naturopathic Physician and a Naturopath

A licensed naturopathic physician (N.D.) attends a four-year graduate level naturopathic medical school after completing a minimum of 3 years undergraduate pre-medical studies. A naturopathic physician is educated in all of the same basic sciences as a M.D. but also studies holistic and nontoxic approaches to therapy with a strong emphasis on disease prevention and optimizing wellness. In addition to a standard medical curriculum, the naturopathic physician is required to complete four years of training in clinical …READ MORE

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    Coffee…Not All Bad!

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     Coffee: As one of the most consumed beverages in the world, coffee data continues to evolve.
    Research is shedding new light on the benefits of regular, but moderate coffee consumption. Here are a few highlights….

    Coffee is loaded with antioxidants and polyphenols that quench “bad” free radicals. Also, a reasonable source of vitamins B1, B5, B3 and minerals magnesium, manganese, and potassium.

    Caffeine certainly contributes to many of the properties we associate with coffee. It can increase energy, memory, mood, reaction time and physical performance. It inhibits the brain chemical adenosine, which makes us sleepy and relaxed, but increases dopamine and norepinephrine, which are “feel good” chemicals. Caffeine stimulates fat burning and increases metabolism by 3-10 %. Consequently, it is found in all supplement “fat burners”.

    Coffee has been shown to reduce the risk of getting some diseases. They are: type 2 diabetes, Alzheimer’s and dementia, Parkinson’s, liver cirrhosis, depression, stroke and liver/colorectal/prostate and uterine cancers.

    Not all people do well with coffee. Some are allergic to the roasted bean, which can cause stomach cramping, diarrhea, headaches and just a sense of feeling unwell. Others, it may temporary raise blood pressure and heart rate, increase anxiety and restlessness and worsen insomnia. Coffee should not be drunk late at night and ideally, not when pregnant.

    Dark roast coffee has less caffeine in it than lighter roasts. Drip coffee has more caffeine in it than espresso. Black coffee is best, minus the sugar, dairy products and flavorings.

    Buy high quality, fresh, organic whole beans when possible. Grind the beans before use. Like all things in life, moderation is best.

     

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