Here’s a different way of looking at a challenging problem, and one that fits with what naturopathic doctors frequently see in practice. In her new book, This is Depression, Dr. Diane McIntosh MD presents the idea that depression could be caused by an imbalance in the immune system. Here’s the gist: There are cells in the […]
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We spend a lot of time on women’s and children’s health issues here. At some level, that makes sense–after all, the general practitioners at StoneTree are women, so the health concerns of women are top of mind for us. We’re living them ourselves, and many of us are moms, too. But there’s more to it […]
It’s the time of year when we often look to vitamin D levels in our patients, and for good reason–low levels of the “sunshine vitamin” have been linked to a host of conditions, including seasonal affective disorder and osteoporosis. We wrote about the interesting history and importance of vitamin D before, but new research is showing vitamin D matters for more than […]
October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month. This year, almost 27,000 women in Canada will be diagnosed with this disease—74 women per day. Here’s the amazing part: 88% will survive it. The mortality rate for breast cancer has been declining since 1986. Between earlier diagnosis and better treatments, we’re simply getting better at tackling the problem. […]
If you look at the leading causes of death in Canada, you’ll notice that most of them are the result of chronic disease. They’re things like cardiovascular disease, Alzheimers, and diabetes–things that tend to be slow-moving and subtle, creeping up on you over years, silently exerting their effects on your body without your awareness. But […]
Easy Choices, hard life. Hard choices easy life. -Jerzy Gregorek Jerzy Gregorek, four-time time World Weightlifting champion and author of The Happy Body, came to the United States from Poland in 1986 as political refugee. His words are worth considering. The things that feel the easiest—things like sitting in front of the TV, hitting the snooze bottom, putting […]
IBD, or Inflammatory Bowel Disease, is completely different from its mild-mannered cousin IBS, or Irritable Bowel Syndrome. IBD is a disease process, as opposed to a functional issue. The term captures both Crohn’s disease and ulcerative colitis, both of which involve a chronic, and often severe, inflammation of the digestive tract. Symptoms of IBD usually involve […]
FODMAPs, or, Fermentable Oligosaccharide, Disaccharide, Monosaccharide, and Polyols, are a group of dietary sugars that cause digestive issues. They’re carbs that tend to be poorly absorbed, and they can hang around in the small and large intestine, where they ferment and cause all kinds of irritable bowel-type symptoms. Example of foods that are HIGH in FODMAPS include: […]
Irritable Bowel Syndrome, or IBS, is surprisingly common. According to the stats, between 13-20% of Canadians are affected by IBS at any given time. There are many potential causes, but one of the most common is a food intolerance. A food intolerance is often a result of what’s called an IgG food sensitivity–a delayed, hyper-sensitivity reaction […]
Kids will be heading back into the classroom next week, and after the initial celebration by parents is over and the weather cools, thoughts turn to avoiding the seemingly inevitable “back to school” cold—both in our kids and ourselves! Here are some of our best tips and tools as you head back into a new […]
StoneTree Naturopathic Clinic
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StoneTree is Collingwood's longest running naturopathic clinic, providing primary care to the Collingwood, Wasaga Beach and Town of the Blue Mountains area.