Anti-Histamine Food Sources for Allergy Season

Anti-Histamine Food Sources for Allergy Season

Allergy season is hitting its peak, and there are many natural alternatives to over-the-counter medications. Omega-3 Fatty Acids are anti-inflammatory and can reduce allergic reactions. Good nutritional sources of Omega-3 include: Salmon and other cold water fish (avoid chunk light canned tuna) Grass-fed meat Walnuts Flax seed Quercetin Flavonoids, such as quercetin, are a group of plant […]

COVID-19 UPDATE

COVID-19 UPDATE

Your health and safety is our top priority. At The Benchmark Clinic, we remain committed to doing our part in minimizing the spread of COVID-19. As healthcare professionals, we continue to follow well-researched, scientific public health advice to help limit infections and slow the spread of COVID-19. Secure video consults and telephone appointments are available. […]

COVID-19 Treatment Recommendations

Posted by on Mar 11, 2020 in Blog

Coronavirus is a new strain that is significantly more dangerous than the common flu. There is currently no vaccine for it. The primary symptoms are fever and respiratory problems like cough and trouble breathing. Sometimes the initial symptoms seem to be just a cold or the flu. If you are sick, stay home and isolate […]

The Science of Natural Medicine

The Science of Natural Medicine

“If we could see the miracle of a single flower clearly, our whole life would change.”  – Buddha (Siddhartha Gautama), Fifth Century B.C. Human beings have used plants for their healing properties for thousands of years. Over the course of human history, plants have provided food, shelter, simple tools, fuel, medicines, and clothing. In the […]

Herbs & Natural Medicine: Arnica

Herbs & Natural Medicine: Arnica

A patient shared this 1937 reference to Arnica, an herb that has long been a natural ingredient in anti-inflammatory preparations (used mostly for bruises). “A little arnica will soon put that to rights!” http://www.gutenberg.ca/ebooks/sayers-busman/sayers-busman-00-t.txt

Antibiotics Are Not Always the Answer

Antibiotics Are Not Always the Answer

Posted by on Nov 21, 2019 in Blog

Antibiotics don’t work for viruses such as colds or the flu—ask about natural alternatives for cold & flu season. Antibiotics cure infections caused by bacteria; but they have no effect against infections caused by viruses, like a cold or the flu. Taking antibiotics for a cold or the flu is unnecessary and expensive. Taking Antibiotics When […]

The Natural Approach to Weight Loss

The Natural Approach to Weight Loss

Posted by on Oct 26, 2019 in Blog

There are several key elements involved in natural approaches to weight loss. If you want to lose a few pounds, just make a decision to begin, put one foot in front of the other and you will see results over time. A four-pound weight loss in a month may seem to take forever, but the […]

Natural Remedies: Cold & Flu Season

Natural Remedies: Cold & Flu Season

Posted by on Oct 12, 2019 in Blog

When the annual onslaught of colds, flu and other viruses is getting under way, here are some resources for natural remedies to help you stay well – and to help you get well if you succumb to one of the bugs. Prevention is priority one. Keep your hands away from your face! Wash your hands often, especially: before […]

Fire and Rain: Community and Crisis

Fire and Rain: Community and Crisis

Posted by on Jun 13, 2019 in Blog

This is not the editorial you were supposed to read in this issue of IMCJ. The original piece was about integrative medicine personalities and marketing and loss of soul—you know, pretty much the same opinionated meanderings you have come to expect in this column. But something happened last night at about 1 o’clock in the morning: […]

What is Optimal Nutrition?

What is Optimal Nutrition?

Nutritional Support for Recovery from Illness and Injury When we eat foods that are colorful, fresh, hydrating, and free of artificial ingredients, we provide our bodies with all the necessary nutrition to build, rebuild, and maintain our structural integrity. When we get hurt, or one of our internal systems is disrupted, the nutrients in whole […]