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What is Eczema? Eczema is a very common skin condition that effects most people at some point in their life. 80% of babies will have a bought of eczema in their first year of life. Unfortunately Harvey, my son, has not escaped this statistic. By the age of 3 months he has a decent amount of eczema caused by eggs and dairy. I treated it by removing the offending foods, and applying our Skin Conditions Cream. There was much pressure from my doctor to use a cortisone cream, but I was confident in our treatment approach and stayed the course...

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Something that has come up A LOT in my office, is how much worse your post baby periods can be. I am not just talking about the first few cycles after you have a baby, but the changes in your periods that last for years! Whenever I come across something that I am seeing in a lot of patients, that is not talked about very much, I make it my mission to get the bottom of it. Today I am going to go over what causes your period to get worse after having a baby and share a few things that you can do to help get things back to being more manageable.

For starters, what is a normal period? Many of us have no idea that what we think is just “a little off” could actually be the sign of an underlying medical concern. While pain, heavy bleeding, terrible mood swings, headaches, bloating, cravings and breast tenderness are common, they are not NORMAL.

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I grew up in a family of dairy farmers, and was always a milk drinker. It’s hard to come of age during the “Got Milk” era and not think that dairy is the best thing since sliced bread. Back in 1994, if it was good enough for Doug Gilmour and his cow legs, it was good enough for me. I didn’t just have a little dairy. I was a 3-4 glasses of milk a day plus yogurt and cottage cheese kind of teenager. It wasn’t until I was in Naturopathic School that I started to question dairy. I had long...

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