Preventing this Fall’s Colds and Flus

On the heels of my last post which laid out how ND’s (Naturopathic Doctors) treat acute health problems…this one is about prevention! Hehe! Every year, we hear about colds and flus and taking action to prevent these illnesses. It can seem hum drum most of the time (and somewhat common sense). Wash your hands, cover your sneeze, keep up your fluids, & rest at home. Got it. Okay, anything else I can do? Maybe
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ND’s Treat Acutes?!

In a matter of weeks, it will be cold and flu season. Now picture yourself, watery eyes and runny nose…elbow deep in tissues and wishing you weren’t so achy and chilled. What to do?! Do you suffer through it? Or find someone to run to the pharmacy and grab an assortment of decongestants, pain relievers and fever reducers? OR…do you pick up the phone and call your doctor…your Naturopathic Doctor!? Wa
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Maximize Your Summer Wellness

When I think summer, I think patios, lakes, swimming, relaxation, hot weather and long days. (Ok, sure…throw in some mosquitoes and a little too much sun…I am in Manitoba after all!) But the reality is that most of us still work during summer.  And the routine of life, instead of becoming more serene and summer-magical…can become more chaotic! Now, summer is my favourite season. But I’m learni
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Spring Into Health with a Detox!

Well, spring is upon us, whether it feels like it outside or not;) And with this season change, comes a great time of year to do a little body spring cleaning. Our bodies are constantly ‘detoxifying’ naturally. However, exposures to pollutants, chemicals, poor food, drink or air quality in our day to day lives can lead to inflammation and toxin ‘body burdens’…making it much more difficul
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Vitamin C Supplementation – Are Medical Professionals Against It?

I’ve heard the same news story repeated; “The verdict’s in! Doctors confirm Vitamin C doesn’t help your cold or flu symptoms!” Or, “supplemental vitamin C doesn’t improve your health.” Really?! That’s the breaking news story each cold and flu season? Seriously? Are these docs and health professionals really against Vitamin C? First of all, let’s all crack our biochemistry textbooks open from university again and read
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2014 and Your Health Wheel

And I emerge into this New Year after 6 months of being ‘home’ with my baby boy. Happy 2014! After several months of a very different routine than my norm, I’ve been reminded at various times of the availability of health care and information relating to it. We really do have a breadth of access to supports and health care services where we live. From primary care, emergency services (both telephone and walk-in) to v
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Birth Announcement: Welcome, Baby River!

As many predicted, we had a baby boy on July 17th! River August joined us, healthy and strong, after a great labour and delivery. We’ve been getting to know this little man over the summer and now learning to find some routine as new parents. I’m smitten and can’t get enough of this little guy. Here’s a picture of River, 9 days after he was born.
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Welcome, Dr. Jasper!

This letter went out to our patients in June 2013. Hello! As you know, I am expecting the arrival of my first baby next month, and will be on Maternity Leave from this July until spring of 2014.  In preparation for this time, I have arranged for a locum Naturopathic doctor to fill-in for me. As such, I am very pleased to introduce Dr. Deirdre Jasper ND, who is joining our team at the Wolseley Wellness Centre from Jul
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Welcome to My Blog

Hi, I’m Dr. Lori Mae Janzen and I will be posting items that intrigue and interest me – relating to health, environmental medicine, nutrition, naturopathic medicine information…things that get my attention or strike a chord (good or bad;). Hope you enjoy!
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