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Celebrating Clinical Trials Day

By The Centre for Health Innovation / May 19, 2024 /

May 20th is clinical trials day! A day for recognizing all the work done by clinical research professionals across the world. We thought we would take this opportunity to explain what a clinical trial is, why this day is important, and what clinical trials are currently being conducted at the Patterson Institute for Integrative Oncology…

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Does Supplementing With Vitamin D Impact Cancer Incidence or Mortality?

By The Centre for Health Innovation / April 22, 2024 /

By Dr. Erica Rizzolo, ND   If you’ve seen a naturopathic doctor before, chances are you know a thing or two about vitamin D! Supplementing with vitamin D is often talked about in the winter months to treat vitamin D deficiency,1 possibly reduce symptoms of depression,2 support our immune system,3,4 and more. If you or…

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Understanding SIBO: A Functional Medicine Approach

By The Centre for Health Innovation / April 6, 2024 /

By Carolyn McGillis, B.Sc., MN, NP.   Small Intestinal Bacterial Overgrowth (SIBO) is a condition where excessive bacteria populate the small intestine, leading to a variety of gastrointestinal symptoms. Unlike the large intestine, which naturally hosts a vast number of bacteria, the small intestine is supposed to have relatively low bacterial counts. SIBO disrupts this…

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Your Essential Guide to Integrative Cancer Care Insights From the OncANP Conference

By The Centre for Health Innovation / April 2, 2024 /

By Dr. Julie Robinson, ND.   The yearly Oncology Association of Naturopathic Physicians (OncANP) conference is designed to further educate integrative cancer care providers, enhancing patient care and professional collaboration. Packed with case studies, innovative research, and resources to inform clinical practice, the conference is an inspiration to attendees and the naturopathic medical profession. This…

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Top Strategies to Reduce Cancer Risk Through Lifestyle

By The Centre for Health Innovation / February 23, 2024 /

By Dr. Ellen Conte, ND.   As most people know, cancer is common – in fact two in five Canadians will be diagnosed with the disease in their lifetime.1 The encouraging news is that an estimated 30%-50% of cancers can be prevented.2 February is National Cancer Prevention Month, so let’s talk about the top strategies…

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How Chiropractic Uplifts Nervous System Function

By The Centre for Health Innovation / February 22, 2024 /

By Dr. Sadie Laronde, B.A., D.C., Chiropractor. Have you ever had to think about all the things your brain and nerves are doing in a moment? If your answer is no, then you’ve benefited as you should by this amazing human body system. The nervous system is the master control system of the body, it…

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Cervical Cancer Awareness: Spotlight on prevention

By The Centre for Health Innovation / January 31, 2024 /
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Tips to Maintain Mental Well-Being During the Holidays

By The Centre for Health Innovation / December 18, 2023 /

By Moira Hutchison, Consciously Creating Calmness Intuitive Coach & Meditation Teacher and QiGong Instructor The holidays can be a challenging time for some. You may have concerns about your physical well-being, family members, finances, and all kinds of other things. The good news is that, even with all these concerns, you can keep your mental…

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Ease the November Blues!

By The Centre for Health Innovation / November 24, 2023 /

By Susan Kingston, Registered Holistic Nutritionist. Hi Everyone, I thought this would be a great time to give some tips on easing those November blues. Many people fall into depressive moods this time of year, and it’s no wonder with the time change–the early sunset, the cold and the rain and snow taking over!  Today we…

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Our Team at The Society for Integrative Oncology’s 20th Annual Conference

By The Centre for Health Innovation / November 21, 2023 /

This September, researchers and practitioners at The Patterson Institute for Integrative Oncology Research and The Centre for Health Innovation (CHI) attended The Society for Integrative Oncology (SIO)’s 20th annual conference in Banff, Canada. Literature reviews are conducted at The Patterson Institute to aide in the creation of monographs available to NDs, other healthcare professionals, and…

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