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 Dr. D’s Spotlight on Men’s Health

Dr. D’s Spotlight on Men’s Health

In honour of Movember, I would like to take a mo-ment to discuss an extremely important aspect of men’s health: the prostate gland. What is the prostate gland? The prostate gland is part of the male reproductive system. It is a walnut-shaped gland that is under the bladder, in front of the rectum. Its main job is to produce fluid for reproductive purposes. The urethra (the tube through which urine and seminal fluid exit the body) passes through the prostate (which is important to know as this anatomical positioning accounts for many of the symptoms of prostate conditions). Symptoms of...

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 Cancer and Turmeric

Cancer and Turmeric

Cancer and Inflammation Did you know that it is now estimated that 1 in 2 Canadians will develop cancer in their lifetime? Did you also know that there is now strong scientific evidence linking chronic inflammation to chronic disease, including cancer? What you also might be surprised to hear is that genetics actually play a small role and that a significant factor in most cancer development is actually a product of our modern lifestyle. Let’s discuss inflammation so that I can better explain its association to cancer. Inflammation is the immune system’s normal response to injury, toxins or infection. This...

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 Turmeric’s Anti-Viral Properties

Turmeric’s Anti-Viral Properties

What is a Virus? A virus is an infectious microbe. It is the smallest of all microbes; some strains are said to be approximately the size of the head of a pin! Viruses are made up of genetic material (DNA or RNA) which is surrounded by a protein matrix (called a capsid) which protects the material inside. The capsid is able to attach to other living cells and invade them. This is precisely what makes viruses unique compared to other microbes: they are only able to survive inside other living entities. The cell that they invade and multiply within is...

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 Dr. D’s Traceability Program

Dr. D’s Traceability Program

What is Traceability? Traceability is a method which tracks a product from production to consumption, and is usually referred to within the food sector. It is a very important process as it allows transparency across the platforms from the farms to your kitchen table and (if done well) helps to ensure standards and regulations are upheld. Having a sound traceability program therefore improves food safety control as issues can easily be detected and rectified. Turmeric and its Supply Chain Turmeric (Curcuma longa), a rhizomatous plant belonging to the ginger family Zingiberaceae, has been used for centuries for countless reasons. It's...

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 Why Do Children Have Pain?

Why Do Children Have Pain?

As a parent, I know there is little worse than seeing your child in pain. Not only is it emotionally taxing, it almost always leads to several questions and concerns. The most obvious question is likely: “What is causing this pain?” But there may be multiple others: “How do I help my child?” “How can I prevent this from happening again?” “Am I doing the right thing for my child?” Lastly, depending on the circumstances, you may even question if their behaviour is truly the result of pain. I decided to write this blog to help other parents at least...

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 Dr. D's Super 7 Pain Relief

Dr. D’s Super 7: How does it help?

Before science and medicine as we know it today, our ancestors turned to what they had to feel better, which mainly consisted of what they could harvest from herbs and plants. There are countless effective natural remedies used in Ayurvedic Medicine and Traditional Chinese Medicine that are still used. Fascinating conservative therapies such as Naturopathic Medicine and Homeopathy are prime examples of how ancient natural remedies are incorporated into today’s modern treatments. Science is catching up to these early formulations, and a lot of what has been done in the past is now being supported by research. For example, turmeric...

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 Turmeric: The Undercover Immune Booster

Turmeric: The Undercover Immune Booster

I think it’s fair to state that turmeric is recognized by the public as a spice that is “good for you.” It has become particularly famous for its powerful anti-inflammatory properties, but what most people do not realize is that turmeric actually provides excellent immune support as well. Allow me to speak for a moment directly about turmeric so that I can better explain its positive effects on the immune system. Turmeric is very well known for “curcumin.” Turmeric and curcumin are often used interchangeably and are a source of common confusion. Turmeric is an ancient spice that comes from...

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 Dr. D’s Ultra BioTurmeric: Whole Root Nutrition

Dr. D’s Ultra BioTurmeric: Whole Root Nutrition

If you are already a turmeric consumer, you probably know about this ancient spice and its anti-inflammatory and antioxidant properties. You may have even heard all about how that translates into health benefits.

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 Boosting Supplement Absorption–Naturally

Boosting Supplement Absorption–Naturally

Turmeric is an ancient spice famous for its natural, powerful anti-inflammatory properties. Consumers want to know if the turmeric supplements they are taking are effective. The answer to that is simple: Absorption of active ingredients = benefits! Turmeric (and more specifically its most potent active ingredient, curcumin) has notoriously been poorly absorbed by the human gut….UNTIL NOW. Our cutting-edge technology is the best way to absorb turmeric. How does Dr. D’s Ultra BioTurmeric increase curcumin absorption? Through our innovative PNS technology that relies on the scientific principles of polarity. To put in simplest terms: a molecule can be characterized as...

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 Diagram of benefits of fresh turmeric

Dr.D's Health Benefits of Turmeric Infographic

Our infographic will go over the health benefits of turmeric, facts about turmeric, and different ways to consume turmeric. We will also cover why turmeric is such a powerful antioxidant and inflammatory.

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 Different ways to use turmeric

What is the Best Way to Consume Turmeric?

 Turmeric has been used for centuries in traditional medicine and cooking practices from around the world. In recent years, turmeric consumption has gained in popularity as scientists and physicians begin to unravel the extensive health benefits of turmeric. 

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 Woman enjoying the skin benefits of a turmeric face mask. Image courtesy of LivingFoodz.com

Turmeric and it’s Antioxidant Properties

Learn about the antioxidant properties of turmeric along with curcumin, including relief of chronic pain & disease due to inflammation, eliminating free radicals for healthier skin, and reducing the effects of oxidative stress in this informative article

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 Measuring spoons with turmeric and curcumin. Photo by Marco Verch.

Is Black Pepper Necessary for Turmeric Absorption?

In this article, we will discuss the benefits of turmeric supplementation and why black pepper is sometimes important for absorption of active ingredients in the body. We will then explore the unique characteristics of the Ultra BioTurmeric (UBT) supplement and how its formulation is able to achieve high bioavailability in the body, without needing black pepper to absorb turmeric. 

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 Omega 3 fish oil capsules

Three facts about Omega-3 oil

Over the past decade, I’ve been doing extensive research and trying to find the most effective combination of natural ingredients to help with pain relief and healing. At the same time, I noticed most of my patients were wanting to avoid popping pills and move toward topical, natural pain relievers. So, I developed a topical treatment, Dr. D’s Super 7. In this seven-part series, I will breakdown each of the seven natural ingredients in the ointment and why they’re effective in treating pain and helping with recovery. Omega-3 oil is known as an effective anti-inflammatory but there are other benefits...

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 Diagram of curcumin content in turmeric root

Turmeric VS Curcumin – What’s the Difference?

Turmeric and curcumin are often referred to interchangeably and are an area of common confusion. Turmeric (also referred to as Indian saffron) is an ancient spice that comes from the turmeric plant, which grows in Indonesia and India. It is a common ingredient in South Asian cuisine, especially in curry dishes. New research has shown that turmeric contains powerful antioxidant and anti-inflammatory effects.

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 Turmeric Supplement Benefits

Turmeric Supplement Benefits

New research has shown that there are numerous turmeric supplement benefits, especially one with a high absorption rate. Used as a natural medicine for centuries, turmeric is a spice that comes from the turmeric plant, which grows in Indonesia and India, and is a common ingredient in South Asian cuisine. Turmeric has been associated with natural pain relief due to its unique chemical properties as an anti-inflammatory, antibacterial and antimicrobial. Additionally, it has been associated with supporting cardiovascular health, gastrointestinal health, musculoskeletal health, and balanced blood sugar levels.  

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 MSM: Why it’s considered a “miracle supplement”

MSM: Why it’s considered a “miracle supplement”

Over the past decade, I’ve been doing extensive research and trying to find the most effective combination of natural ingredients to help with pain relief and healing. At the same time, I noticed most of my patients were wanting to avoid popping pills and move toward topical, natural pain relievers. So, I developed a topical treatment, Dr. D’s Super 7. In this seven-part series, I will breakdown each of the seven natural ingredients in the ointment and why they’re effective in treating pain and helping with recovery. MSM stands for methylsulfonylmethane and it’s an organic sulfur compound. It’s been used...

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 Menthol: Three things you need to know about this natural ingredient

Menthol: Three things you need to know about this natural ingredient

Over the past decade, I’ve been doing extensive research and trying to find the most effective combination of natural ingredients to help with pain relief and healing. At the same time, I noticed most of my patients were wanting to avoid popping pills and move toward topical, natural pain relievers. So, I developed a topical treatment, Dr. D’s Super 7. In this seven-part series, I will breakdown each of the seven natural ingredients in the ointment and why they’re effective in treating pain and helping with recovery. Menthol is an ingredient most people are familiar with and is commonly seen...

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 eucalyptus leaves

The not-so-secret power of eucalyptus

Over the past decade, I’ve been doing extensive research and trying to find the most effective combination of natural ingredients to help with pain relief and healing. At the same time, I noticed most of my patients were wanting to avoid popping pills and move toward topical, natural pain relievers. So, I developed a topical treatment, Dr. D’s Super 7. In this seven-part series, I will breakdown each of the seven natural ingredients in the ointment and why they’re effective in treating pain and helping with recovery. Eucalyptus had to be included in Dr. D’s Super 7 because it helps...

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 Three things that will change the way you look at peppermint

Three things that will change the way you look at peppermint

Over the past decade, I’ve been doing extensive research and trying to find the most effective combination of natural ingredients to help with pain relief and healing. At the same time, I noticed most of my patients were wanting to avoid popping pills and move toward topical, natural pain relievers. So, I developed a topical treatment, Dr. D’s Super 7. In this seven-part series, I will breakdown each of the seven natural ingredients in the ointment and why they’re effective in treating pain and helping with recovery. Peppermint is widely available and you don’t need to genetically modify it in...

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 Digging deep into The Power of Turmeric

Digging deep into The Power of Turmeric

I am thrilled to launch Dr. D's Ultra Bio Turmeric, our new revolutionary product made possible by years of extensive research. This research is summarized in the pages of my first book "The Power of Turmeric" but I wanted to share just some of what I have learned about this powerful natural antioxidant.    Over the past decade I have noticed an alarming number of increased cases of chronic pain in my patients and society at large – and not just in older demographics. My first products were formulated to help treat this pain, but I wanted to dig deeper into the cause of chronic pain and disease –...

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 Arnica Montana: Harnessing the power of a flower

Arnica Montana: Harnessing the power of a flower

Over the past decade, I’ve been doing extensive research and trying to find the most effective combination of natural ingredients to help with pain relief and healing. At the same time, I noticed most of my patients were wanting to avoid popping pills and move toward topical, natural pain relievers. So, I developed a topical treatment, Dr. D’s Super 7. In this seven-part series, I will breakdown each of the seven natural ingredients in the ointment and why they’re effective in treating pain and helping with recovery. Arnica Montana is said to be the most commonly used homeopathic medicine in...

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 Top 3 things to know about oil of wintergreen

Top 3 things to know about oil of wintergreen

Over the past decade, I’ve been doing extensive research and trying to find the most effective combination of natural ingredients to help with pain relief and healing. At the same time, I noticed most of my patients were wanting to avoid popping pills and move toward topical, natural pain relievers. So, I developed a topical treatment, Dr. D’s Super 7. In this seven-part series, I will breakdown each of the seven natural ingredients in the ointment and why they’re effective in treating pain and helping with recovery. Oil of wintergreen is commonly used worldwide, especially in Europe, because of its...

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 Three ways to avoid injuries in the winter

Three ways to avoid injuries in the winter

During this time of year, I see an influx of patients coming into my clinic because of seasonal activities. Here are some tips to avoid common injuries during this time of year. 1. Pick the right shovel and practice shoveling the “right” way Even before heading out to clear the snow off the driveway, make sure you have an ergonomic shovel. How do you know if you have an ergonomic shovel? First off, it need to be the right height. If you’re standing a shovel beside you, it should reach just below your chest. If your shovel just as tall...

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 Why my clinic is always busy on cold days

Why my clinic is always busy on cold days

My clinic is rammed when there’s a drop in temperature. It’s a fact: temperature change does affect your body. Especially when you have a preexisting condition like arthritis.Specifically, cold weather takes a toll on people because when there’s decreased barometric pressure, there’s an increased amount of pressure in your body. This can cause irritation to joints, muscles and nerves. Of all my patients that come in because of cold weather pain, about 80 per cent of them feel it in their low back. Another common place to feel the pain is in the knees. This is because these are weight...

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