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Eric Bakker N.D. Naturopathic Physician

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Natural Alternative To Antibiotics, NSAIDS and PPIs – Part 4

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Apart from those involved in nutrition research, not many people have heard of these simple sugars until fairly recently and most people still probably have absolutely no idea what they are. When it comes to your diet, prebiotics are typically a non-digestible fiber compound that has the ability to pass through the stomach and small […] Read More

Natural Alternative To Antibiotics, NSAIDS and PPIs – Part 2

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For simplicity, I have used the 1940’s as a dividing line between the pre-antibiotics and the antibiotic era. Before the 1940’s there were in fact no antibiotics, how did parents handle sick kids? What did people do with infections? How did health-care professionals actually treat infections? A common-sense approach was not to treat the infection […] Read More

Natural Alternative To Antibiotics, NSAIDS and PPIs

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Antibiotics have been used extensively since the late 1940’s to treat patients with infectious diseases and there is no doubt that these pharmaceutical drugs have greatly reduced the previously high rates of illness and death from even simple infectious disease. But as we all know, antibiotics have been used so widely and for such a […] Read More

Is Your Drinking Getting In The Way Of Your Living?

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When we think about a person with a drinking problem images come to our mind of a disheveled and intoxicated person who may have a noticeable odor of alcohol about them. We may think that a person who is an alcoholic can barely string a sentence together or hold down a good job and relationship […] Read More

Lack Of Sleep Will Result In A Shorter Life

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Do you know somebody who boasts that they can get by on only a few hours of sleep a day? According to a leading neuroscientist from Oxford University, Professor Russel Foster, People who make such claims should be stigmatized like smokers because of the harm that a lack of sleep and the resulting tiredness can […] Read More

Broad Beans, Spinach and Beef

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Do you eat red meat? It is amazing how many patients I've seen over the years who avoid red meat and only eat chicken or fish. Have you ever considered that red meat can actually be used in a salad? Just cut it very thin and cook it quickly, it is an excellent addition to […] Read More

The NO-Flour NO-Gluten Kiwifruit Cake

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I love kiwifruit, I believe they are simply called 'kiwi' in America. We sure have plenty of them growing in New Zealand as they thrive in our Antipodean climate.  They are also an excellent fruit to eat and a healthy choice as far as your digestive system is concerned. Through the digestive process they end […] Read More