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Pancreatic Cancer & IV Vitamin C: A Case Report

According to the Canadian Cancer Society, nearly 5,500 new patients are diagnosed with pancreatic cancer annually. Almost 4,800 die from the same disease each year.    Those are sobering stats. Why so high? In general, the further that cancers progress, the harder they are to treat. Since most patients present when pancreatic cancer is at an advanced… Continue reading →

Spring Cleaning–Inside and Out

It’s time for SPRING CLEANING! The sun is shining, the snow is melting, it’s still daylight at 7:30 PM. HURRAY! It turns out we actually aren’t living in Game of Thrones after all. Winter is over (mostly) and spring has sprung. As we emerge from our caves, thoughts turn to cleaning our spaces both internal and… Continue reading →

Increasing Your Healthspan

With advancements in medicine and public health, the average lifespan has continued to climb over the last century. Now, it’s projected to hit 95 by 2040.   But just because we are living longer doesn’t necessarily mean we are living well-er. In fact, according to the Institute of Health Metrics and Evaluation, we are living longer, but… Continue reading →

Collagen for Skin, Joints, and Cellulite

Collagen is a supplement that is getting a lot of hype at the moment. It’s being touted as a miracle solution for joint pain, digestive health, fat burning, cellulite reduction and decreased skin aging.    As one of the most abundant proteins in the body, collagen is responsible for the elasticity of your skin. It also holds your… Continue reading →

“I’m satisfied…”

“Happiness is self-contentedness.” – Aristotle If you have spent any time hanging around the front desk at StoneTree, you may have heard our amazing admin staff saying, “I’m satisfied with…” or “That is satisfying.”  The phrase is a thought exercise they have been practicing in order to decrease stress and increase happiness. If you ask them… Continue reading →

The Case for Cooperative Cancer Care

Cancer is a scary proposition.  No one wants it in their orbit, but the stats are sobering. During their lifetime, nearly 1 in 2 Canadians will be diagnosed with cancer, and 1 in 4 will die from the disease. This week we recognized World Cancer Day, which was born on February 4, 2000, as part… Continue reading →

How to Stay Well During Air Travel

Getting away to the sun and warmth is such a pleasure when it is so cold and bleak in a deep February freeze. But how do you make sure you don’t pick up a nasty bug on the plane surrounded by all the other coughing and sneezing Canucks trying to get the sunshine? Below is… Continue reading →

H1N1 is Back–Here Are Our Best Prevention Tips

This year’s flu season is in full swing, and according to authorities, it’s the worst since 2009. The predominant circulating strain this year is Influenza A-H1N1 (swine flu), and it seems to be hitting kids the hardest. Whether or not you decide to get the flu shot there is much you can do to prevent the… Continue reading →

The Math of Habit Change

The start of a new year marks a new beginning–it’s a compelling time to make a change for the better. Of course, those changes can be easy to promise but tough to deliver. Now, as mid-January approaches, many of us are finding our resolutions put to the real test! Interestingly, resolutions often take the form of… Continue reading →

Gratitude and 2018

Last year was a big one for StoneTree Clinic. Our team and our patient community grew a lot! Here are a few highlights from 2018: One new naturopathic doctor—Dr. Bronwyn Hill, ND. She started her ND career as a volunteer student over a decade ago, helping out Dr. Shelby and me when we were practicing over… Continue reading →