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of lecture, discussion and practice, take place once
a week for three weeks. Additionally, students are encouraged
to become more familiar with their new-found gifts between
classes and to share insights and questions the following
Level 1: Saturday, March 24th & 31st, and April
2: Saturday, May 5th, 12th & 26th
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Medicine: Detoxification for a Healthy Body
Ristimaki, BSc, ND
(Doctor of Naturopathic Medicine)
the past, detox usually entailed fasting and drinking
fluids. This unfortunately depletes the body of valuable
nutrients that are required for the liver’s detoxification
pathways. Fasting may even cause the body to become
Today, naturopaths and functional medicine
practitioners who understand the complex functions of
the metabolic pathways of the liver can help recommend
an individualized detoxification program that enhances
the function of the liver. Specific detox plans can
be created to deal with your health concerns.
Our environment and food are filled
with pollutants. The liver is the major organ responsible
for removing toxins from the body. When the body is
stressed, the elimination processes do not function
optimally to remove toxins and toxins that remain in
the body are stored in fat cells. Over time, this can
be linked to chronic illness.
People with specific health concerns
should consider doing a cleanse to remove the internal
factors that irritate the body and promote inflammation.
Healthy people should be proactive in their health care
and do a cleanse in the fall and spring to improve the
body’s overall function.
Even healthy people should consult a
naturopath before embarking upon a cleansing regime
to design a program that is neither too harsh nor too
gentle. Programs can be tailored to last anywhere from
a few days to a few weeks. They can be as simple as
eating a specific regime of healthier foods or as complex
as utilizing supplements, sweating, sauna treatments
and skin brushing to help rid the body of unwanted toxins.
that may benefits
Allergies, sinusitis, asthma
IBS, Crohn’s disease, colitis, constipation
and digestive problems
Arthritis and fibromyalgia
Chronic headache, fatigue, muscle tension and
Acne, eczema, psoriasis
Please call us
for more information
your appointment with Dr. Samantha Ristimak.
For pricing information
of children and 20-30% of adults are suffering from
ALLERGIES - Don’t be one of them!
Being a Medical Doctor and also a Homeopathic
Doctor I have often been asked at this time of year:
treatment would you choose for allergies?"
My answer is very simple: I would choose
the most effective, long lasting, safest and of course,
most natural treatment available.
quick review of this condition:
Allergies are the result of inappropriate immune responses
to normally harmless substances. Allergies, also called
allergic rhinitis, can be seasonal or perennial (all-year-around
symptoms). Allergens such as: grass, tree and flower
polens, animal dandruff or molds, trigger symptoms in
susceptible people; Allergy symptoms vary widely, from
sneezing, watery eyes, and nasal congestion to severe
rashes, swelling, and even shock. Allergies are also
associated with eczema, sinusitis, ear infections and
asthma (an estimated 38% of people with allergies will
If you suffer from allergies you are
already familiar with conventional treatments and its
results. Steroids provide more relief than antihistamines
or nasal decongestants but they are also well known
for side effects (weight gain, increased chance of infections,
increased blood pressure, increased blood sugar, skin
problems, mood changes, risk of stomach and duodenal
ulcers, muscle weakness). Allergy shots are reserved
for severe cases unresponsive to pharmacological agents.
Homeopathic Medicine is a branch of natural medicine
that has a long history of success, being one of the
most practiced form of medicine used worldwide (over
500 millions of people are using homeopathy worldwide).
Homeopathic remedies are natural, free from any side
effects and do not interfere with other forms of therapy.
They are safe for everybody, including children, pregnant
women, debilitated patients and pets. Rather than suppressing
symptoms, Homeopathy seeks to stimulate the body’s
defense mechanisms and processes so as to prevent and
HOMEOPATHIC TREATMENT FOR ALLERGIES:
Any substance to which one is allergic can be made into
a homeopathic remedy and used to desensitize the body.
They are very effective and easy to use (pellets, tablets
or drops). In case you don’t know exactly the
substances you are allergic to other homeopathic remedies
are available to treat acutely the symptoms of allergies.
Between allergy season a Homeopathic
Doctor can prescribe you a so called "constitutional"
remedy to eradicate allergy tendencies. Therefore,
homeopathic treatment can remove the susceptibility,
not just the symptoms, thus getting to the root of the
Nutritional supplements can also help
in reducing inflammation and supporting immune function:
Quercetin, Bromelain, vitamins A, C and B complex.
SCIENTIFIC STUDIES ARE SUPPORTING
THE EFFECTIVENESS OF HOMEOPATHY:
Homeopathic remedies are as effective as steroids for
allergies, but free from any side effects. In 1991 British
Medical Journal published the result of 107 controlled
clinical studies effectuated over a 25 year period.
81 of these studies showed that homeopathy is beneficial
in treating a wide range of medical conditions.
helps 70% of patients with chronic disease"
is the result of a recent 6 year study involving 6500
patients at Bristol Homeopathic Hospital and published
Increasingly clinical studies are supporting the effectiveness
of homeopathic medicine for many different conditions,
provoked a clear, significant and clinically relevant
improvement in nasal inspiratory peak flow similar to
that found with steroids"
was the conclusion of a randomized, double blind
and placebo controlled study that involved patients
with perennial allergic rhinitis (British Medical Journal,
GREAT CARE AT A GREAT FEE:
The cost of an initial visit to a licensed Homeopathic
Doctor costs between $160- $400 in the Toronto/GTA area
and doctors who have training in both conventional medicine
and homeopathy tend to have higher fees. My regular
fees for Classical Homeopathy are: $160
for initial visit and $70 for follow ups. Homeopathy
like other specialized medical services is not insured
however most extended healthcare plans are covering
special: if you book
your appointment before
15, 2007 THE INITIAL ALLERGIES HOMEOPATHIC VISIT
WITH ME WILL BE 1/3 the
regular price - ONLY $60!
Please call us
for more information
and to book your
appointment with Dr. Brindusa Vanta.
For pricing information