Fatigue is one of the most common symptoms with profound long-term effects that I see in my practice. It is also one of the most complex symptoms to treat, as the root cause of fatigue is often due to a combination of several factors. Long-term fatigue can be an early sign of more serious health conditions to come, so it is vital to address this sy
Dr. Andrea Hornyak, Spotlight on Naturopathic Medicine
Dr. Hornyak has been in private practice as a Licensed Doctor of Naturopathic Medicine since 2006. She opened her practice in the Norwich Medical Centre this past summer. If you'd like to have more information on naturopathic medicine, please visit www.vitalforcenaturopathic.ca
It is estimated that in 2017, 26,300 women and 230 men will be diagnosed with breast cancer in Canada. On average, 72 Canadian women will be diagnosed with breast cancer every day, and about one in eight Canadian women will develop breast cancer during her lifetime.
Acupuncture is thought to have originated in China over 5,000 years ago and is one of the most ancient systems of healing in the world. This practice of Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) involves the insertion of fine needles into the skin at specific point locations.
Spring is here. A common New Year’s resolution is to quit smoking. You may have already tried or are waiting for a better time.
1) Evaluate what you drink.
In 2012, three million deaths worldwide were due to alcohol, which is more than lung cancer and HIV/AIDS combined.
The World Health Organization recommends that people consume a maximum of 30 grams of sugar per day. The average Canadian shocks their body with over 100 grams.
Anxiety is a growing concern that I treat in school-aged children and it can present as a variety of different symptoms. Common signs that your child could be suffering from anxiety include depression, frequent headaches, stomach pain, constipation, diarrhea, decreased appetite, eczema, difficulty falling asleep or staying asleep, nightmares, chron
Five million Canadians suffer from Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS), and it is one of the most common reasons for missing school or work.
Losing our memory is the number one health fear of Canadians. Memory refers to the ability to store, retain and retrieve information.
Adrenal fatigue is a term that is used to describe a state of chronic low energy caused by poorly working adrenal glands, as a result of persistent emotional or physical stressors.
The thyroid is a large gland in the neck that secretes hormones regulating metabolism, growth, and development.
Boosting immunity for the fall and winter seasons brings many new patients into my practice, as most people do not want to take drugs when they or their children come down with a cold virus. Some people choose to get a flu shot, but it does not guarantee protection from getting sick, nor does it improve your health. The recommendation I have to pat
Approximately 1 in 10 Ontarians suffer from chronic migraines. This can be debilitating, as they may be unable to go to work, school, perform daily tasks or attend social functions from the pain. Headaches are very common but like other types of pain, it is the body’s way of producing a symptom in order to alert you to an underlying problem that ne
Recently I had a typical new patient appointment in that she brought in with her a large bag full of supplements that she was sporadically taking. There were 16 different bottles varying from vitamins, fish oil, herbs, Chinese medicine, homeopathic liquids, and probiotics that she purchased from a health food store.
Eczema is a common chronic inflammatory skin condition that is usually very itchy. It frequently occurs in babies on their cheeks, arms, legs or diaper area, where as adults often develop eczema on their eyelids, neck, elbows, and knees. However, eczema can occur anywhere on the body.
Many of my patients have battled depression at some point in their lives. It is one of the most common chief complaints that I have treated in my practice over the past 10 years, with ages ranging between 12-60 years old.
Worrying is comprised of thoughts and emotions in a repetitive nature concerning a problem or situation that may arise in the future. This preoccupied nervousness can become chronic with unrealistic fears that lead to anxiety.
Seasonal allergies are one of the most common chronic health conditions, affecting 20% of Canadians.