Entries by Dr. Ramona Charikar, Northwest Calgary Naturopathic Medicine

Treating Restless Legs Syndrome with Naturopathic Medicine

Restless Legs is a symptom I see in quite a few patients in my NW Calgary Naturopathic Medicine practice. It can be very uncomfortable and can disrupt one’s sleep, and therefore energy levels and overall quality of life. Restless Legs Syndrome causes uncomfortable sensations in a patients legs, that makes them want to move their […]

Treating Bacterial Vaginosis with Naturopathic Medicine

Bacterial vaginosis is a condition I see in my female patients frequently in my NW Calgary Naturopathic Medicine practice. It is a condition that is uncomfortable and can be embarrassing for a patient, thus significantly impacting her quality of life. An imbalance between good/healthy bacteria and bad/unhealthy bacteria is the cause for the inflammation that […]

Treating Carpel Tunnel Syndrome with Naturopathic Medicine

Carpel Tunnel Syndrome is a condition that I see often in my NW Calgary Naturopathic Medicine practice, in patients as early as late teens/early 20s, and in both males and females. It is a condition that can cause quite a bit of discomfort and aggravation in patients, and one that can worsen over time significantly […]

Treating Hypertension with Naturopathic Medicine

Hypertension, or high blood pressure, is a condition I see often in my NW Calgary Naturopathic Medicine practice. It is diagnosed when a patient has chronically elevated blood pressure in their arteries, measured by a blood pressure cuff over multiple measurements on different days. Hypertension typically doesn’t have any symptoms, although some patients are able […]

Treating High Cholesterol with Naturopathic Medicine

I see High cholesterol in my patients often in my NW Calgary Naturopathic Medicine practice, most often in patients 40 and older, but also in patients in their 20s and 30s as well. So what exactly is cholesterol? Most people associate cholesterol with a negative connotation, but actually our body requires cholesterol to function. Cholesterol […]

Treating Constipation with Naturopathic Medicine

Constipation is an uncomfortable condition that most people have experienced at some point in their lives, and it is something I treat very often in my NW Calgary Naturopathic Medicine practice. Constipation means that you don’t have a bowel movement every day, or that even if you do have a bowel movement daily, they do […]

The Importance of Balancing your Blood Sugar Levels

Maintaining balanced blood sugar levels is something that is important for many reasons. And although people don’t often complain about this in my NW Calgary Naturopathic Medicine practice, they do complain about many of the symptoms associated with unbalanced blood sugar. So many symptoms are linked to this, and so few people are aware of […]

Treating Abdominal Weight Gain with Naturopathic Medicine

One of the most frequent concerns I see in my Northwest Calgary Naturopathic Medicine practice is patients noticing abdominal weight gain, or the “spare tire” around their midsection. Most patients find this weight difficult to lose and are understandably frustrated! Weight loss in this area is not as simple as calories in vs. calories out, […]