Depending on the time of year, up to 17% to 21% of all prescriptions given are antibiotics. Now, there is no question that antibiotics can save lives. Unfortunately, there are many instances that these powerful medications are used at times that are unnecessary or not indicated. The misuse of antibiotics can cause drug-resistant germs. If you think this can’t happen to you, then think again. It is a global health concern.
With winter chills, colds and flu just around the corner here’s what we can do to boost our immune system as it is our first line of defense against viruses and disease. Our immune system controls how the body manufacturers our white blood cells which help fight infections.
Over 3 million children in Canada are treated for ear infections every year. The goal of Naturopathic care is to safely and quickly remove the cause of inflammation and infection and to prevent future problems by building a strong immune system. Ear infections are more common in the winter when bacteria and viruses are out in full force.
Candida albicans is a yeast normally found living harmoniously in everybody’s intestinal tract (and vaginal tract in women) in small numbers. Under certain conditions, this fungus may overgrow and establish itself as a parasitic fungal form.