By Dr. Ellen Conte (McDonell), ND A recent study found that milk consumption increased the risk of breast cancer.(1) Understandably, this may be worrisome for some women.  The observational study looked at food intake from a little over 50,000 women who did not have cancer, and followed them for almost 8-years. They found that women…

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In 2013, you may have seen some striking headlines about fish oil that made it into the popular media. Statements like “Link between omega‑3 fatty acids and increased prostate cancer confirmed” in Science Daily, and “Men who take omega‑3 supplements at 71% higher risk of prostate cancer” in the New York Daily News.

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By Julie Ennis PhD, OICC Research Fellow Take a moment and think about your morning routine and the number of household and personal care products that you use. From shampoo and toothpaste to air fresheners and dishwashing detergent, the list of products can easily become surprisingly long. The ingredients in these products are designed to…

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By Julie Ennis PhD and Ellen McDonell ND Conference Recap: 2016 INCAM Research Symposium – Expanding Person-Centred Care through IntegrativeHealth Research The Canadian Interdisciplinary Network for Complementary and Alternative Medicine Research (INCAM) aims to promote excellence in research in the complementary and integrative health care field. Every two years, INCAM members gather at a symposium…

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By Ellen Conte ND and Julie Ennis PhD The Society for Integrative Oncology (SIO) annual conference was held in Miami, Florida in early November. The conference brings together a multidisciplinary group of oncology practitioners including researchers, oncologists, surgeons, naturopathic doctors, dieticians, nurses and patient advocates to discuss current research, and advances in integrativecancer care. What…

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By Julie Ennis, PhD, Research Fellow The Thoracic Peri-Operative Integrative Surgical Care Evaluation (Thoracic POISE) study will investigate the use of integrative treatments for esophageal, gastric and lung cancer patients who will undergo surgery. The Intervention Development Process for the Thoracic POISE study culminated in a full day meeting of the Intervention Development Committee (IDC) at…

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