Naturopathic Medicine

Winter Itch: Managing Eczema

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Eczema is a chronic inflammatory skin condition characterized by dry skin patches with redness and itching. It can occur anywhere on the body, but is often found in flexural areas such as elbow creases and the back of the knees. The most common type of eczema is Atopic Dermatitis, which often manifests in infancy and […]

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Everyday Natural Therapies for Acne

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Acne is characterized by inflammation of the hair follicles and sebaceous glands, often on the face. The production of acne is due to an excess production of keratin (skin cells) and a hormonal related excess production of sebum by sebaceous glands. This leads to a blockage of the hair follicle, leading to an environment that […]

Herbal Highlights

Herbs for Acne

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Acne is a treatable condition that is often a manifestation of a deeper internal imbalance. In many cases, acne is a result of inadequate detoxification and insufficiency of the liver to process chemicals and hormones. This results in a backlog, and higher than normal levels of hormones left in circulation. These excess hormones, particularly testosterone […]

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What is Dry Brushing?

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The skin is the largest organ of our body. Not only is it a great physical barrier that supports our immune system, it also aids in the elimination of waste products and toxins. A great tool that can help assist in the elimination properties of the skin is dry brushing. Dry brushing is a technique that […]