Doctor what can I eat

One of the most important things for your health is what you put in your mouth. Everyone has heard the old adage "you are what you eat". I modify that and say you are what you digest, because you can eat the best food in the world, but if you do not digest it into the usable parts (vitamins, minerals, amino acids and fats), it does not matter what you eat. However, putting digestion aside, what are we suppose to eat. Well everyday a new diet is coming out. The most recent is whole 30. I contend ...
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Dr Bye Listened to my Concerns

Cynthia Bye Naturopath Vancouver
"Two years ago when I was diagnosed with breast cancer, I started to see Dr. Cynthia Bye immediately after they had detected a lump in my breast. I started taking supplements to reduce the risk of my cancer spreading when they did the biopsy and continued taking supplements to boost my immune system in preparation for my mastectomy. After my surgery I chose to receive a low dose of chemotherapy called Herceptin. During the entire year I continued on the supplements and regimen Dr. Bye subscri...
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Insomnia Drugs and Dementia

Many studies show about 50% of people over 50 do not sleep well. Many are taking sleep aids like Tylenol PM that have an antihistamine like Benadryl in them. The Benadryl makes you drowsy and the Tylenol helps with muscle and joint pain that can wake you. They are Band-Aids on your symptoms of insomnia and joint pain. They do not treat why you have insomnia or joint pain. Now a new study published in JAMA shows a connection to dementia and some over the counter sleep aids. Benadryl falls under t...
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From a Breast Cancer Survivor

Cynthia Bye Naturopath Vancouver
"Dr Bye was deeply committed to my comfort, health and healing throughout my Cancer treatment. As a naturopathic physician, she was part of my team of allopathic practitioners including oncologists, radiologists, surgeons, nurses, pharmacists and technicians but she was the only one who followed up with me personally all year long. Dr Bye's background of working at Cancer Treatment Centers of America made her an ideal bridge between conventional and complementary medicine and this proved to b...
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Dr. Bye Saved My Life

Cynthia Bye Naturopath Vancouver
"There are some events that take place on the journey of life of an individual that should be expressed to their fellow travelers. This is my expression of one such event. and is made in tribute to the inherent qualities of Dr. Bye. This particular journey began some 35 years ago as a member of the active duty Air Force. I began experiencing discomfort in my chest after any physical exertion, such as mowing the lawn or walking up an incline. I sought medical attention and was given the usual ...
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Spring Cleaning Time

Spring is here and it is time to do some spring cleaning. Its spring and most of us do some sort of spring cleaning around the house. All that trash that blew into your yard and the branches that feel down, the things that accumulated in the garage and the house. All of that needs to be cleaned out. Well debris has collected in your body as well. Between all the goodies over the holidays and the weather impacting our exercise routine, we have accumulated a bit of junk in our body too. So it is ...
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Infrared Therapy, now at Journey to Wellness Clinic

Hippocrates, the father of medicine, once said "give me a fever and I can treat any disease." A fever is the body's way of naturally combating infections and viruses. The rise in body temperature is how our bodies activate our immune systems disease-fighting allies (including white blood cell and antibodies). These cells are produced at an increased rate and the vital processes and organs in the body work faster. The other common symptom that accompanies fevers, sweating, helps fight toxins and...
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Fever is our friend, acetaminophen is not

For those that have been with me for a while, you know that I am an advocate of letting yourself or your children have a fever. Remember the body does things for a reason. When we get an invader in the body, the body in its infinite wisdom raises our body temperature to a level that is inhospitable to the invader. The only danger is if the temperature goes too high, or in children it raises too fast. In the case of children where a fever comes on quickly they can have a seizure and the first thi...
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