Saturday, October 24, 2009

A new season, a new practice!

Change of Season, indeed! Fall is definitely upon us. The leaves have changed and the wind is starting to blow them off the trees.

Just as the seasons change, change has presented itself in my own life.
I will be continuing my practice at a new location, Revolution Wellness, a beautiful gym and wellness centre in the heart of downtown Toronto.

I'm joining a talented team of professionals in a multi-disciplinary setting including a Chiropractor, Massage Therapists, Sports Therapist, and others.

Please drop by and pay us a visit!

In good health,

Stacey Welton, ND

An exciting time for ND's in Ontario!

Board of Directors of Drugless Therapy Naturopathy



October 20, 2009

The Standing Committee on Social Policy completed its clause-by-clause review of Bill 179 on Monday afternoon, October 19 th and approved an amendment to the Naturopathy Act, 2007 that will allow NDs to prescribe, dispense, compound or sell “drugs” that are designated by regulation. This amendment marks the achievement of an important goal for the BDDT-N and ensures that patients of Naturopathic doctors will have access to substances that are critical to maintaining NDs' scope of practice in Ontario. The regulation listing the specific substances NDs will be permitted to prescribe, as well as the purposes for which and the circumstances in which they can be prescribed, will be developed in the first instance by the Transitional Council and administered by the new College after approval by the Minister of Health and Long Term Care and Cabinet .

Very exciting news for the future of Naturopathic Medicine in Ontario!

Wednesday, October 14, 2009


Arctium Lappa (Burdock)

Burdock is what is considered an 'alterative' in the botanical world.
Alteratives are herbs that restore proper functioning of the body and increase overall health and wellness. Although that may seem fairly vague, it is true that alteratives seem to improve all the body functions from nutrition to elimination.
Part of its action is related to bitter stimulation of digestive juices so it helps with digestion and appetite - it is often used in Japanese cooking. It also has been used to support kidney function.

Alteratives can be used safely in a variety of conditions as supportive treatment. They are espcially helpful in chronic skin diseases and a wide range of autoimmune processes.

Make a tea out of the root - 1 tsp into 1 cup of water, bring to a boil and summer for 10 to 15 minutes. Drink this 3 times a day.

Bring on the Beets!

Beets are currently in season and boy are they good for you.

In my most recent organics delivery straight from the farm, we received what looked like beets. I cut them in half, preparing them for a delicious beet, apple, carrot juice only to discover their candy cane insides. Was this some kind of beet/turnip cross breed? From an organic farm?!

I consulted my trusty 'google' only to discover that that's exactly what they were.

Candy Cane Beets (aka: Chioggia) are as nutritionally dense as your regular beet.
Roast them in the oven, juice them, or grate them on top of a salad.
Beets are excellent liver cleansers and have a extrordinary amount of Vitamin C and folate. Don't get rid of the tops. You can eat those too - why not steam them along with kale and spinach and put that on top of a healthy rice bowl.

You can't beat the beet!