4 Lifestyle Changes for Living with Neuropathy

4 Lifestyle Changes for Living with Neuropathy

Whether battling an illness or just trying to maintain our health, we should constantly be evaluating the things we do in our daily lives and how they affect us. We often forget to check in on these simple things as…

#55 Evening Primrose Oil – for pain relief

Have you ever heard of the Evening Primrose? It is a biennial plant, meaning it takes two years to complete its biological life cycle, and it is characterized by it’s beautiful yellow flowers. Its name stems (no pun intended) from…

Stem Cell Advertisements

These past few months, we’ve seen a flurry of advertisements on TV and in newspapers for stem cell sessions put on by a clinic just over the US/Canadian border. Here at the CNA, we’ve had many inquiries about these sessions and about…

#52 Orthotics: When it’s Not Always a Walk in the Park

#52 Orthotics: When it’s Not Always a Walk in the Park

For many people experiencing neuropathy,  foot drop or drop foot may be a developing symptom that is uncomfortable and frustrating. The National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke (NINDS) characterizes drop foot as the struggle or inability to lift the toes…

#49 Herbal Healing: Careful With Comfrey

Comfrey isn’t just a pretty plant. Growing approximately three feet tall and producing stalks covered with pointed leaves and white, pink, or purple flowers, herbal medicine traditions have used applications of this plant for centuries. From poultices or mashed topical…

#46 Infrared Light Therapy: Many Conclusions More Questions

#46 Infrared Light Therapy: Many Conclusions More Questions

Phototherapy, also known as light therapy, is a form of medical treatment which applies specific wavelengths and intensities of light to a patient (10). If you Google ‘phototherapy for neuropathy’ the page floods with recommendations specifically for  infrared focused light…

#45 Relaxation: Beyond a Good Night’s Sleep

When was the last time you relaxed? I’m not talking about the minutes watching television over dinner. Honestly, that is what came to my mind first, for who doesn’t enjoy a cozy movie night or Netflix binge? Upon further reflection,…

#44 Rethinking Self-Talk: Mindfulness

#44 Rethinking Self-Talk: Mindfulness

Positive Self-Talk Just think happy thoughts The glass is half full, not half empty Change your attitude, change your life When was the first time you heard these mantras? How often do others say derivatives of the following to you?…

#43 Herbal Healing: Butcher’s Broom for Poor Circulation

#43 Herbal Healing: Butcher’s Broom for Poor Circulation

Neuropathy in Autonomic Nerves Neuropathy comes in many forms, with peripheral neuropathy being the most noticeable, due to detectable experiences like pain and numbness. Meanwhile, autonomic neuropathy and its symptoms are less easily recognized. Since autonomic neuropathy affects the autonomic…

Micronutrients with Dr. Bonnie Kaplan-Part 3

Micronutrients with Dr. Bonnie Kaplan-Part 3

Dr. Bonnie Kaplan spoke at the CNA January 2018 meeting. Dr. Kaplan is a retired researcher from the University of Calgary who spreads the word about nutrition and mental health. She works to educate people about the important role of nutrition…