Did you know that kids get arthritis too? Many believe that arthritis happens only to older people. Let me tell you a little something about arthritis. There are two large groups of arthritis, Rheumatoid Arthritis and Osteoarthritis that people get confused with. Osteoarthritis is the type of arthritis that happens as we age or with wear and tear of the joints. Rheumatoid Arthritis is a condition whereby the immune system attacks its own joints, also known as an autoimmune disease.
It’s that time of year when we start to think about arming ourselves for the dreaded cold & flu season. There are many natural over the counter products that are very effective at preventing and shortening the course of a cold or flu. However, I like to caution my patients with autoimmune disease to think twice before grabbing the Echinacea or Cold FX off the shelf.
As a naturopathic doctor who has a special focus in fertility, pregnancy, and post-partum I am frequently taken aback by the small number of men joining their partners for fertility optimization. According to the Canadian government, 30% of all fertility issues originate solely in the male partner1. However, the female partner is often the only one seeking care to enhance her fertility and chances of conception.
I am so happy to share my first blog post with you! It took me a while to decide what to write about and finally I decided to write about something that is always on my mind….Autoimmune Disease!!
Despite all the medical advancements in the last century, miscarriages are still very common and feared by many pregnant women. In 2005, Health Canada recorded a fetal loss rate of 2 out of 1000 in women aged 25 to 29.