Articles by Dr. Halldorson

Health care is constantly evolving. As a result, I am always learning about new treatments and therapies. This is my way to share the latest information about naturopathic health care. Since new articles will be posted, be sure to check back frequently. My goal is to break down what I learn into easy-to-read posts that make sense. That way you can learn about how naturopathic medicine can help you too.

If there is a health topic you’d like to see here, please contact me and I’ll do my best to put together a write-up.

Naturopathic Approach to Hypertension

Naturopathic Approach to Hypertension

Naturopathic Approach to Hypertension High blood pressure, known as hypertension, is a condition where the pressure that blood exerts against blood vessels is abnormally high. Our blood pressure is normally regulated within a healthy range. It can increase when there...

Screening for Iron Deficiency in Athletes

Screening for Iron Deficiency in Athletes

Screening for Iron Deficiency in Athletes Iron deficiency is common in female athletes[1], but can also affect male athletes. Experts agree that athletes should regularly be screened for iron deficiency as part of their routine medical examinations[2]. The...

Hydration for Athletes

Hydration for Athletes

Hydration for Athletes Summer can be hot in the Okanagan. A good hydration strategy is important if you are planning to be active outside. Dehydration is a real risk in our community, particularly if you are exercising outdoors. As the body temperature increases,...

The Importance of Sport Nutrition

The Importance of Sport Nutrition

The Importance of Sport Nutrition You are what you eat is an old adage about the importance that diet plays in your health. The premise is simple, in order to stay healthy and have lots of energy, you should you eat a nutrient dense diet with enough calories to...

Why should I be concerned with high cholesterol?

Why should I be concerned with high cholesterol?

Why should I be concerned with high cholesterol? Cholesterol is a naturally occurring waxy, fat-like substance. It has several important functions in the body. It is required to make hormones such as estrogen, progesterone, testosterone cortisol and aldosterone. It is...

The Role That Vaccines Play in Your Natural Health Plan

The Role That Vaccines Play in Your Natural Health Plan

As a naturopathic physician, I am often asked about my opinion regarding vaccines. There is a perception that I might favour natural treatments over vaccines. Many people are surprised when I tell them that vaccines play an important role in a preventative natural...

Better Sleep with Good Sleep Hygiene

Better Sleep with Good Sleep Hygiene

Better Sleep with Good Sleep Hygiene Why do we sleep half our lives away? Why is it important? Unfortunately we don’t have a clear answer to these questions, but we do know sleep matters. Many patients seek help to have better sleep. The technical definition for sleep...

Trusting Health Information Online

Trusting Health Information Online

Can You Trust the Internet? The Internet has made it easy to find information from the comfort of our homes. This is especially true regarding health information online. Unfortunately, there is often a problem with the accuracy of information found online. While it is...

The Importance of Healthy Digestion

The Importance of Healthy Digestion

Healthy Digestion I see a lot of patients who are interested in finding the perfect diet, and I always get asked questions about the latest trends in nutrition. Inevitably, I steer the conversation towards the topic of digestion. Digestion is the process of breaking...

Naturopathic Approach to Cardiovascular Disease

Naturopathic Approach to Cardiovascular Disease

One thing that often surprises me is how effective basic, simple changes can be. Basic naturopathic principles such as diet and lifestyle can affect our health, but how successful can they be when it really matters? When it comes to treating cardiovascular disease, it...

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