Women holding a glass of water to her mouth

Simple Remedies — by Diane Alavie, B.Sc.Phm.

The other day, a patient complained about “all of a sudden having to pee frequently and a little burning sensation.”   It was Saturday morning and her physician’s office was closed. So I asked her the following questions: Do...
Ginger whole and sliced

Simple Remedies — by Diane Alavie, B.Sc.Phm.

The other day, a patient who had to go on a new medication complained about suffering from nausea. Consequently, she had lost her appetite. It was late Friday afternoon and her physician’s office was closed. So I recommended...
sign that says caution poison ivy in the forest

Leaflets of Three-Let it Be

We are truly blessed to live in St. Thomas and surrounding area. We have world-class, fresh-water beaches and water sports, some of the continent’s best bird watching, and excellent camping/hiking destinations. At some point, each of us have...

I have a bone to pick with you

November is Osteoporosis month. (It’s hard to tell because, for some reason, greeting cards manufacturers have decided to overshadow the Osteoporosis cards with Christmas cards!). According to Osteoporosis Canada, about 1 out of 4 four women and 1...