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Eric Bakker N.D. Naturopathic Physician

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Heartburn

Do you suffer from heartburn, reflux or burping? Perhaps you rely on a medicine to help settle your tummy. I have written on digestive disorders on several occasions previously, but this time I would like to write specifically on a little bacterium called Helicobacter pylori. Helicobacter pylori bacterial infection is recognised as the most prevalent […] Read More

The Buteyko Breathing Method Is Superior

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"The essence of my method is in decreasing the depth of breathing." Professor K.P.Buteyko I am a total convert and a big fan of the Buteyko breathing method and regularly refer patients to a Buteyko specialist in New Zealand called Glenn White. Were you aware that many people in fact over-breathe (hyperventilate), and all too […] Read More

Stress and Your Digestion

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The 6 Main Factors Affecting Your Digestion When It Comes To Stress Most patients I see in my practice eat under some kind of stressful situation, like a time constraint (during their lunch break in front of a screen), while watching the six o'clock news at night, checking messages on their cell phone or checking […] Read More

Muscular Tension Is Very Common With Stress

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Ever Get A Sore Neck Or Shoulders? Do you suffer with a sore lower back, tight neck and shoulders or have tension headaches regularly? What I’ve noticed is that many people I’ve seen with psoriasis of several years duration also complain of sore and tight muscles, and these muscles can differ from person to person. […] Read More

Stress Is A Nervous System Reaction

Got Stress? Your autonomic nervous system (ANS) is the part of your nervous system that maintains harmony and a sense of inner equilibrium inside your body. Whatever you feel, your ANS will be feeling, and in fact, anything you feel “automatically” your ANS will be responsible for. For example, your appetite, your mood, your ability […] Read More

How Do Probiotics Work?

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We already have billions of bacteria living in our gut. Some are harmful (pathogenic), but many are beneficial. As clinicians we know that keeping a balance between the good and the bad bacterial is critical to maintaining our good health. Probiotics not only help keep bad bacteria and yeast from growing in our GI tract, […] Read More

Natural Alternative To Antibiotics, NSAIDS and PPIs – Part 3

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We can learn valuable lessons from the past so that they will not be repeated in the future. The intelligent and common-sense approach is to be aware where we have gone wrong and why, and more importantly - to utilize the most effective natural medicine approach when it comes to eradicating and recovering from infectious […] Read More