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


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SPOTLIGHT ON NATUROPATHIC MEDICINE: 8 root causes for fatigue and naturopathic treatments

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

It’s time for the annual Kapuskasing Flyers “Pink at the Rink” breast cancer awareness and fundraising effort.


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.

Normal amounts of anxiety allows us to be better problem solvers, to be more creative, and to grow as individuals as we face the challenges in our lives. (Fotolia)

SPOTLIGHT ON NATUROPATHIC MEDICINE: Addressing anxiety in children

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

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SPOTLIGHT ON NATUROPATHIC MEDICINE: Boosting immunity with naturopathic medicine

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

SPOTLIGHT: Migraine headaches can be caused by many factors

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 does not discriminate between gender or age. FILE PHOTO

SPOTLIGHT ON NATUROPATHIC MEDICINE: Eczema and naturopathic medicine

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.

Normal amounts of anxiety allows us to be better problem solvers, to be more creative, and to grow as individuals as we face the challenges in our lives. (Fotolia)

SPOTLIGHT: Anxiety can be addressed naturopathically

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.