We are celebrating Dr. Michael Mason-Wood – who Dr. Chris likes to refer to as her 20 in 1 guy as he can do just about anything- cook, clean, fix anything, make anything, and most importantly – we think he is an amazing ND. We did a mini interview:
A typical prescription when you are low in iron is to take an iron supplement. With so many supplements out there, it may be hard to choose, and so you might just go with the most popular product, Feramax. By the name, it sounds like it might just do the trick.
The company that owns Feramax boasts that it is the #1 recommended over-the-counter iron supplement in Canada,
Article by the Orthomolecular Medicine News Service
Preventing Falls, a serious matter: One in four falls in the elderly proves fatal.
by Ralph K. Campbell, M.D.
If one looks around, it is easy to observe that aging is an individual thing, many times without a direct relationship to chronological age.
Give the gift of wellness this holiday season! There are many different gifts that you can give to loved ones to stay healthy. We, at Natural Terrain, have put together a list of our top gifts
Recently, the College of Naturopathic Doctors (CAND) has determined that Naturopathic Doctors are no longer permitted to perform PRP treatments. Naturally, this warrants concerns for patients in the province of Alberta that have benefitted, or will benefit from the treatments in the future. As a response to this determination by the CNDA, the following letter has been written by Dr.
Self-Esteem: The Very Beginning
Have you ever considered where or when self-esteem starts? It can start in utero. Energetic and physiological states of the mother can imprint onto the fetus in the womb. For me, given that my biological mother’s pregnancy was unplanned and I was subsequently adopted, this entire process may have affected me.
One of the services offered at Natural Terrain Naturopathic Clinic is the Diet Analysis. Using a diet journal of everything you eat and drink for a week, we can break down your diet intake of what you’re getting down to the exact amount of every macromolecule, vitamin, mineral and trace element.
Do you want to know if you’re getting enough vitamins,
Mushrooms are getting lots of attention lately, and for good reason. There are so many medicinal and immune-boosting benefits to different mushrooms, and they’re easy to grow and to cook with!
In this short video, Dr. Michael Mason-Wood shares a simple way to grow a healthy harvest of Lion’s Mane mushroom (Hericium erinaceus) quickly and easily.
Original article by Dag Viljen Poleszynski, PhD, in Orthomolecular Medicine News Service
One of the most vitamin-restrictive countries in the world is Norway. There, authorities limit potencies to only slightly higher than RDA (Recommended Dietary Allowance) levels for dietary supplements sold outside of pharmacies. The traditional reasoning is that most people receive the nutrients they need from a “balanced diet.”
- Get a Myers Treatment to make sure that you are healthy before you go. Many of us abuse ourselves just to get to that finish line where the vacation starts. Imbalances in health can lead to crisis on vacation, just when you want to enjoy yourself. See Dr. Michael Mason-Wood to get an immune-boosting Myers injection treatment to address these imbalances and make sure you’re ready to go enjoy yourself!
by Dr. Michael Mason-Wood and Joy Dertinger
Is your child in sports? With a son in hockey, soccer and curling, we find there are many different influences from coaches, teammates and parents about what is healthy. And then there is the internet.
It can be confusing on who to trust and which information is correct.
Why do we love sprouting so much?!
Making sprouts at home is an easy and inexpensive way to add healthy protein into your diet.
Sprouts are phytochemical superstars
Sprouts are packed with all of the chemicals that the plant needs to grow- making them a powerhouse source of nutrients.
This is part 2 of a super summer BBQ series, following from part 1 that talked about hot dogs, burgers, veggie burgers and buns. Now read up on all the other trimmings that come with a BBQ so you can enjoy your next summer hang to the fullest!
It’s the best time of the year for outdoor get-togethers. What better way to relax, have fun, connect with friends and have something to eat? But how can you get the most out of BBQs without letting your health go up in flames? This article series will break down foods commonly chosen for BBQs and offer healthier alternatives.
Summer is here! It’s what so many people wait for. But how do you enjoy your favourite tastes of summer without hurting your health? Dr. Michael Mason-Wood loves to cook, and this is one of his favourite healthy summer recipes to cook up, and even make ahead and freeze to have ready for the next hot summer get-together.
Cholesterol’s Shady Past
Up until 2013, Medical Doctors were trained to keep an eye on risk of heart disease by monitoring cholesterol levels. The instruction was straightforward: keep total cholesterol below a certain number to be safe. At first, it was below 6.2mmol/L, then 5.2mmol/L. Doctors would use lifestyle or pharmaceutical interventions and thought it was all the same to the body.
This is part 2 of a 3-part series on cholesterol: how to understand your levels, and more importantly, how to fix them if they’re troublesome. Part 1 introduced some lifestyle and diet modifications that are helpful for managing high levels. Part 3 sheds some light on cholesterol’s shady past.
But some people feel that changing your diet can be tough.
This is part 1 of a 3-part series on cholesterol. Part 2 gives a comprehensive diet plan for managing cholesterol levels. Part 3 sheds some light on cholesterol’s shady past.
The Skinny on Cholesterol
Cholesterol levels have become known as being dangerous for the heart and blood vessels,
Triglycerides are a necessary form of fat found in the blood. They’re required as an energy storage and transport molecule, but can lead to cardiovascular problems if they are in excess. This means anything over the normal range of 0-1.70 mmol/L can be damaging your heart and blood vessels, leading to increased risk of heart disease and stroke.
Basic Laundry Soap
½ cup borax- kills germs and whitens
½ cup washing soda- cuts grease and softens water
1 cup soap flakes/powder- forces dirt out
Mix ingredients together and stir well.
All-Purpose Cleaner #1
A big part of our practice is working with Environmental Medicine, which we define as working with one’s environment with the intention of creating the conditions for health for yourself and the planet. We address the quality of the air, food, and water, as well as other products we put in or on our bodies.
Orthomolecular Medicine News Service, March 21, 2018
by Ralph Campbell, MD
Sore throat is a very common ailment with a wide range of severity. Let’s start with the worst first. When we say Strep infection, we usually are speaking of an infection caused by the group A beta hemolytic strain of streptococci or streptococcus pyogenes.