Nipping the Winter Nosebleeds

It’s not uncommon for children to experience nosebleeds in the winter.  There are delicate blood vessels that line your child’s nose, and when air temperature and moisture drop in the winter, this can dry out the nasal passages and result in tiny cracks and crusting, which can cause those delicate blood vessels to swell and break open. These little blood vessels can also break open due to inflammation from a cold, or even just by blowing a dry nose in the winter.

While minor nosebleeds can be safely treated at home, more serious nosebleeds should be assessed by your naturopathic doctor or family physician.

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Sylvi Martin
Vitamin D Toxicity

In addition to having so many health benefits, vitamin D carries with it a real risk of toxicity.  It can cause a buildup of calcium in the blood, which can lead to kidney damage, kidney failure, hearing loss, and other concerning symptoms of toxicity.

To stay on the safe side, you shouldn’t consume vitamin D over 1000 IU, or over several months without checking in with your family physician or naturopathic doctor. If you’ve been taking vitamin D without the guidance of a regulated health professional, it may be time to check-in and have your vitamin D levels tested. 

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Sylvi Martin