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Natural Health | What I do When I get Sick

Natural Health | What I do When I get Sick

By Dr. Adam McLeod, ND, BSc (Hons) – There are hundreds of natural therapies that can be used to support or stimulate the immune system. It is often challenging to sift through this information to find out what actually works. Everyone you talk to will have a different solution they swear by. In this article, I […]

HEALTH ISSUES | Detoxification and Cancer

HEALTH ISSUES | Detoxification and Cancer

By Adam McLeod, ND, BSc – On a regular basis, I have cancer patients come to my clinic who, when diagnosed, immediately started a self-prescribed detox protocol to rid their body of the toxins from cancer. Intuitively, it makes sense to remove toxins from a body fighting cancer. The cancer is stressful on the body […]

HEALTH ISSUES | Immunotherapy vs Chemotherapy

HEALTH ISSUES | Immunotherapy vs Chemotherapy

By Adam McLeod, ND, BSc   — There has been a recent surge of interest in immunotherapies and cancer care. These therapies are a major paradigm shift from conventional chemotherapy. In the past, cytotoxic chemotherapy was the only option available to many patients. This involves the use of compounds that are toxic to both cancerous cells and […]

NATURAL HEALTH | Ginger Tea for Cancer

NATURAL HEALTH | Ginger Tea for Cancer

By Adam McLeod, ND, BSc — Often when looking for natural therapies patients turn to complicated exotic treatments. By doing this it is easy to forget about some of the more basic treatments that are also effective. A more complicated treatment plan is not necessarily more effective. A simple yet relatively unknown cancer treatment is […]

HEALTH ISSUES | Sugar and Cancer

HEALTH ISSUES | Sugar and Cancer

By Adam McLeod, ND, BSc —    I tell virtually every cancer patient that they should avoid sugar as much as possible. Some doctors insist sugar has no effect on cancer. This is simply not what the scientific literature states. If you are trying to fight cancer or prevent the recurrence of cancer, then you […]

HEALTH ISSUES | Medical Oncologists and Naturopathic Doctors Need to Work Together

HEALTH ISSUES | Medical Oncologists and Naturopathic Doctors Need to Work Together

By Adam McLeod, ND, BSc —    This year I had the privilege of attending the 4th annual ONCANP (Oncology Association of Naturopathic Physicians) conference where Naturopathic Oncologists from around the world gather to discuss the latest research and advances in integrative oncology. It is exciting to see how rapidly the field is advancing and […]

HEALTH ISSUES | The Dangers of DHEA

HEALTH ISSUES | The Dangers of DHEA

By Adam McLeod, ND, BSc — DHEA is often described as a wonder drug that is used by patients interested in its anti-aging effects. As we age the levels of DHEA in the blood start to decrease so the logic was that if patients were given this hormone then they would be able to partially […]

NATURAL HEALTH | Heat: The Achilles Heel of Cancer

NATURAL HEALTH | Heat: The Achilles Heel of Cancer

  By Adam McLeod, ND, BSc —  It is a well established fact that cancer cells are vulnerable to heat. On a cellular level it makes intuitive sense that cancer cells would be sensitive to heat. Normal cells are spatially arranged so that heat can be distributed evenly and they will not divide if they […]

NATURAL HEALTH | Exercise and Cancer

NATURAL HEALTH | Exercise and Cancer

By Adam McLeod, ND, BSc —  Everyone has heard that exercise is good for your well being. Exercise has been shown to boost mood and increase energy levels. Patients who regularly exercise are statistically less likely to develop a number of very serious health conditions. The effectiveness of exercise is not debated in the medical […]

NATURAL HEALTH | Naturopathic Medicine and Cancer

NATURAL HEALTH | Naturopathic Medicine and Cancer

By Adam McLeod, ND, BSc — Naturopathic medicine has a wide range of tools that can be used in conjunction with conventional medicine to effectively treat cancer. Many people have this underlying assumption that naturopathic treatments are not “evidence based” because otherwise their oncologist would have recommended them. The truth is that many of these […]