Dr. Melina Roberts will be a guest speaker at a talk entitled “Healthy People, Happy People!”
She will be exploring how to boost your immunity as the days get shorter. She will provide you with valuable information so you can have your healthiest cold and flu season yet.
DATE: Tuesday, October 30, 2012
TIME: 6:00pm – 7:30pm
WHERE: Danish Canadian Club
The event is free and includes dinner, but tickets are limited so please confirm your spot as soon as possible. Tickets are available through our office, and we welcome you to bring your friends!
The Candy BuyBack 2012
Advanced Naturopathic Medical Centre is sponsoring The Candy BuyBack 2012 Event.
DATE: Thursday, November 1, 2012
TIME: 4:30pm – 7:30pm
WHERE: Evans Dental Health and Wellness
Bring your excess Halloween candy. Kids will receive a cool L.E.D. ‘FireFly’ Toothbrush. For every pound of candy you bring in, you’ll receive $1 cash and 1 entry into a draw for an iPod nano! The more sweets you bring in, the more cash and entries you’ll receive! Tell your friends and family and start a healthy tradition this year.
We have NEW Educational Videos on our YouTube channel.
Adrenals: What are the adrenals? What do the adrenals do? What depletes adrenal function? What can be done to improve your adrenal function?
Hormones: Why are our hormones typically out of balance? How to get them into balance?
Biological Medicine: Our unique approach to medicine
Article in IMPACT magazine
Dr. Roberts wrote an article for Sept/Oct issue of IMPACT Magazine. Be sure to pick up an issue. PAGE 54 – Ditch The Travel Bug Article.
ONLINE Store (for patients only)
Check out our online store.
This is a wonderful feature especially for our out-of-town patients, who will be able to order the same products we carry in our dispensary and will only need to pay a minimal shipping fee. This will also be useful for patients who need products but are not able to make it into the clinic during our office hours.
Just one more way to serve you better!!
As we approach cold and flu season, this is the perfect time to boost your immune system. The Immune Boosting Shot is one way to give your immune system that extra boost.
Boost your immune system naturally with this homeopathic and vitamin injection.
- It protects against all different strains of viruses
- It boosts the immune system
- It is safe and effective with no side effects or harmful additives
Adverse reactions to foods are extremely common and can manifest in a variety of ways from digestive upset, to chronic fatigue, to life-threatening anaphylactic reactions. A truefood allergy involves an immune response to food where the body mistakenly identifies certain food proteins as harmful and produces antibodies against them. A classic allergic reaction, as diagnosed by a skin prick test, involves an antibody called immunoglobulin E (IgE). When the body is re-exposed to the offending food, these IgE antibodies, which are attached to immune cells called mast cells, combine with the food proteins (called antigens) initiating histamine release and inflammation. Symptoms generally occur within seconds to minutes after exposure and include the following: rash or hives, nausea, stomach pain, diarrhea, itchy skin, shortness of breath, chest pain, swelling of the airways to the lung, and anaphylaxis. The most common foods to trigger this type of reaction are: peanuts, tree nuts, milk, eggs, sesame, fish and shellfish, soy, wheat and sulfites.
Inflammation is the protective response of the body to irritation, injury, or infection, and is appropriate when short lived. However, chronic inflammation, which can be caused by persistent infections, toxins, and even the food we eat, can accelerate the aging process and increase the risk of a wide range of degenerative diseases including arthritis, diabetes, cardiovascular disease, osteoporosis, and cancer. Furthermore, chronic activation of the immune system has also been associated with digestive disorders, migraines, obesity, chronic fatigue, skin disorders, autism, and joint pain.
Diet plays a key role in augmenting the inflammatory process in that certain foods help reduce inflammation in the body while other foods can activate the immune system and trigger chronic inflammation. The ALCAT test, a simple blood test, can be used measures the body’s inflammatory response to challenges from a wide array of substances including various foods, environmental chemicals, molds, food colourings and additives, and even antibiotics and anti-inflammatory agents. Following exposure to test substance, the reactivity of the immune cells in the blood are measured and then compared to the body’s own baseline control to determine if an inflammatory reaction has occurred. Each person’s foods are then organized into mild, moderate, and severe reactions as well as those foods that are considered “safe”. Each test also includes a customized 4-day rotational diet plan to ensure a varied diet that will not overload the immune system and result in the development of more sensitivities.
ALCAT test panels range in cost from $400 to $1000 depending on the number of substances tested; the most common panel includes 100 foods and 20 foods additives and colorings. Please call our office for more information.