November 2012 News 

A baby girl for Dr. Carissa! 


Welcome Alexis to the NATURAL CARE CLINIC team!!!


Alexis Doherty McKerrall was born at Joseph Brant Memorial Hospital on October 28th, 2012.  She arrived in the wee hours of the morning with the help of the Burlington Area Midwives. 


Congratulations Carissa, Dan and Katya! 


 Are you eating or supplementing with enough CURCUMIN?



Curcumin is the key curcuminoid in the Indian herb tumeric.  Research has identifed that curcumin has over 100 anti-tumour compounds Wow!!!  This incredible herb helps maintain and protect many body systems by support cell health.



Medical Benefits of curcumin include:

  • Protecting blood vessels from inflammatory damage that contributes to heart disease
  • Decreasing early atherosclerotic lesions from high cholesterol diets
  • Significantly reducing LDL ("bad") cholesterol
  • Inhibiting COX-II which results in potent anti-inflammatory effects
  • Reducing symptoms of Rheumatoid Arthritis and Osteoarthritis
  • Potential use in treating and preventing Alzheimer's 
  What does the research say about probiotics?

There is a tremendous amount of research about the medical use of probiotics to prevent, treat and manage conditions. Naturopathic Doctors know that the good bacteria in our intestines play a crucial role in supporting overall health; but what does the most current medical research say about PROBIOTICS?

Research is showing that probiotics:
  • can slow the rate of growth of breast and colon tumours 
  • may play a role in preventing breast cancer because research shows that women who take more antibiotics have a higher risk of being diagnosed with breast cancer 
  • can treat antibiotic related diarrhea and help prevent relapses for individuals with C. Difficile or inflammatory bowel disease
  • can prevent and treat child upper respiratory infections  Probiotics
  • can treat and prevent chronic sinusitis
  • can treat anxiety and depression
  • can treat and prevent eczema
  • can treat infectious diarrhea



Boost your knowledge on healthy living

  • Naturally Healthy Babies and Children: A Commonsense Guide to Herbal Remedies, Nutrition, and Health, Aviva Jill Romm M.D. William Sears M.D.
  • The secrets of great health: From your nine liver dwarves, John Matson, N.D.

  • Excitotoxins: The Taste That Kills, Russell Blaylock, M.D. (Neurologist) discusses food additives and their toxic effects
EXCITOTOXINS; The Taste That Kills
EXCITOTOXINS; The Taste That Kills


kiDtasTic Immune Tips


  • Manage fever naturally whenever possible
  • Warming socks at the first sign of illness helps reduce severity and duration of infection
  • Probiotics prevent upper respiratory tract infections - HMF Child is a chewable probtioc that kids love!
  • Swiss chard can be hidden in smoothies, pasta sauce, pancakes, hummus and even blened into ice cream!
  • Chewable vitamin C is a safe and easy way to boost immune function
  • Many herbs are safe for kids including herbs like echinacea to support immune function
  • Sleep is ESSENTIAL!  Some children need melatonin, sedative herbs, minerals like magnesium or probiotics to promote healthy sleep





 Upcoming Events



Wednesday, November 14th:  Healthy Cooking Club -  Don't miss this fun and informative night out.  On the menu; Persian cuisine and GFCF mac & cheese.

7:30 - 9:30 pm at the Appleby and Dundas FORTINO'S.







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Natural Care Clinic
460 Brant Street
Burlington, Ontario
905 631 0880