Updates from Natural Standard Magazine: Celebrating fruit month, the benefits of Aswagandha and are we getting too much calcium.

June is National Fresh Fruit and Vegetable Month. Natural Standard celebrates by highlighting various fruits and vegetables.

Blueberry: Blueberries have high antioxidant levels due to the presence of anthocyanins, which are the pigments many plants produce to attract the birds and insects necessary for pollination. Lowbush (wild) blueberries have higher levels of certain antioxidant compounds than highbush varieties.

Avocado: Avocados are fruits, not vegetables, belonging to the genus Persea and the Lauraceae family. An avocado has a higher fat content (5 grams per serving) than other fruit, but the fat is monounsaturated fat, which is considered healthy when consumed in moderation.

Strawberry: Strawberry (Fragaria spp.) is predominantly known for its bright red, edible fruit covered in small seeds. The fruit is fragrant, and high in fiber, vitamin C, folate, potassium and antioxidants.

Cherry: Cherries have been used as both food and medicine. Cherries contain polyphenols, which may have antioxidant, anticancer, and anti-inflammatory properties. However, there is limited scientific evidence to support these uses.

Spinach: Spinach (Spinacia oleracea) is a good source of iron, folic acid, vitamin B6, nitrates, oxalates, beta-carotene, and lutein.

For information on more fruits and vegetables, please visit Natural Standard’s Foods, Herbs & Supplements Database.

Ashwagandha Might Benefit Men with Infertility

For more information read the complete article here: https://naturalmedicines.therapeuticresearch.com/news/news-items/2014/june/ashwagandha-might-benefit-men-with-infertility.aspx

 Some Older Women Getting Too Much Calcium

For more information read the complete article here: https://naturalmedicines.therapeuticresearch.com/news/news-items/2014/june/some-older-women-getting-too-much-calcium.aspx



It is with great pleasure that we wish to announce that Alberta Homeopathic Clinic & Alberta Thermography & Women’s Holistic Clinic will be moving to a new and more spacious location.  For several years both our clients and health professionals have placed their confidence in our services. This confidence, in turn, has given us the desire and the courage to grow in order to better serve you and your families.

Our new surroundings, along with our growing team will help us reduce waiting times and allow us to offer a larger array of services as we transition to a new space and start with a new name.  Our name at our new location will be Alberta Homeopathic & Integrative Health Clinic to reflect the new services we are offering, while still maintaining a natural and holistic approach to your health.   We assure you that our usual high standard of professionalism and service will be maintained by all at our office.

Construction has begun in our new space, so we would like to take the opportunity to announce to our patients and advise them of our move and ask for patience during this transition.    We project to move into our new space by the end of August.  Our clinic in Leduc will still be operational and will continue to be by appointment only. 

While we started our business in 2005 in downtown St. Albert, we have unfortunately outgrown this space.  We will be moving a mere 5 minutes away into Edmonton.   Our new address will be:

Alberta Homeopathic & Integrative Health Clinic

13137-156 St  Edmonton, AB  T5V 1V2

At our new location we are able to offer street level parking and access to our clinic, with no restrictions on parking times and plenty of parking spaces.  We will be conveniently located between three major access routes: St. Albert Trail, Yellowhead Trail and the Anthony Henday.

Our clinic hours will remain the same: Monday-Friday 9am-5pm with opportunity for evening and weekend appointments.

Our websites will remain the same; however our telephone number will have to be changed.  We will continue to use our existing telephone number until we have fully transitioned.  We will be regularly updating our website and our in-office notices.

To keep you informed of the latest developments.  Please continue to contact us at:

Tel: 780.459.5996

Fax: 780.665.6123

Email: info@askdrthomas.com

Web: www.askdrthomas.com & www.albertathermographyclinic.com

Thank you for your continued support and patience during our transition period and confidence in our team.

The AHIHC team

Can a common dental procedure be linked to Breast Cancer?

Dr. Mercola explains how root canals, a common dental procedure, performed on 41,000 Americans annually become silent incubators for toxic bacteria.  These bacteria make their way into your blood stream to cause a number of serious medical conditions, most not appearing until decades later.  You can read the complete story here: Hidden causes about Breast Cancer

Research shows SSRIs reduce brain’s capacity to produce serotonin.

Are antidepressants more harmful than helpful?  Investigative journalist Robert Whitaker argued that psychiatric drugs are a largely ineffective way of treating mental illness.  According to CBC news,  Whitaker maintains that the foundation of modern psychiatry, the chemical imbalance model, is scientifically unproven.

“If you dig into the science behind it,” Whitaker told Michael Enright, host of The Sunday Edition on CBC Radio, “you’ll find out that it’s not true, and that this was a hypothesis that arose in the 1960s, that depression was due to low serotonin, and that it was investigated and found not to be true by the early 1980s. And there was subsequent research to see if this was so, and it never panned out.  Read the full story here:  http://www.cbc.ca/news/health/antidepressant-drugs-may-not-be-best-treatment-robert-whitaker-1.2667410