PTBOCanada Featured Post: Dr. Brenda Tapp On The Vital Importance Of Naturopathic Health Care

Dr. Brenda Tapp

Dr. Brenda Tapp

The past 20 years have seen an overwhelming increase in consumer demand for safe and effective natural health care. Doctors trained in the science of natural health care at accredited medical schools are known as naturopathic doctors.

Why would you see a naturopathic doctor? Well, according to Dr. Brenda Tapp of the Peterborough Centre of Naturopathic Medicine (PCNM), the core of naturopathic intervention is to treat the root cause of illness instead of relying on bandaid solutions. More than 75% of all disease is a result of poor diet and lifestyle which conventional medicine fails to address. Improving one's diet can significantly improve one's health. Doctor comes from the latin word docere which means "to teach". Dr. Tapp takes this to heart and spends time with each of her patients, teaching them about their health.

NUTRITION AND LIFESTYLE CHANGES

The majority of family physicians just do not have the time to spend with their patients discussing nutrition and lifestyle changes pertinent to their health. This is where naturopathic doctors come in. Their training allows them to use food as medicine with their patients. Don't have a family physician? Naturopathic doctors are able to fill the gap in the physician shortage. They have 8 years of post secondary education at university and naturopathic medical school. They use industry standards for patient history taking and physical exams, as well as ordering blood work and referring for appropriate diagnostic imaging when indicated.

HOW TREATMENT WORKS

With regard to treatment, naturopathic doctors rely on natural therapies that are validated by scientific research. In fact, most pharmaceuticals on the market today come from plants. Naturopathic doctors prescribe these plants, which in most cases are just as effective with fewer side effects as a result of being consumed in their natural state. By adding naturopathic medicine to their health care options, patients are experiencing increased satisfaction and improved recovery time.

Dr. Tapp

Dr. Tapp

DR. BRENDA TAPP'S APPROACH

Dr. Tapp is incredibly passionate about this form of medicine and has dedicated much of her time to educating the community about it. Born and raised in Peterborough, she graduated from Trent University and then went on to Toronto to attend naturopathic medical school. After completing her schooling and internship, she wrote her board licensing exams and moved back to Peterborough to open PCNM—the city's only clinic that specializes in integrative cancer care as well as family medicine.

Dr. Tapp is a member of the Oncology Association of Naturopathic Physicians. She has brought back many therapies only available in integrative clinics in Toronto to improve the health of the Peterborough community. Dr. Tapp strives to promote local by integrating local organic farms, butchers, herbalists and the farmers' market into her treatment protocols. She wants health care to be sustainable, to support the local economy and to not harm the environment.

This is the first in a series with Dr. Brenda Tapp of of the Peterborough Centre of Naturopathic Medicine.

If you have any questions about your health or about naturopathic medicine, Dr. Tapp would be happy to answer them. For more info on Dr. Tapp, go to:

Phone: 705.761.6596
Website: drbrendatapp.com
Twitter: @PtboNaturopath
 

Facebook: PeterboroughCentreOfNaturopathicMedicine
LinkedIn: Linkedin.com/in/drbrendatapp

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Help A Badly Injured Havelock Father Of Four With A Heart Of Gold

Joe's four children

Joe's four children

Photo of accident via CHEX TV

Photo of accident via CHEX TV

Joe Deshane is a small town volunteer firefighter in Havelock, a kind, funny, well known man around town often spotted with a cup of Tim Hortons in his hand. He is also the breadwinner for a young family consisting of a wife and four small children. On Friday (August 15th), Joe was involved in a serious accident while driving a tractor trailer. He has suffered severe injuries, and will require a lengthy rehabilitation—putting an enormous financial strain on his family. The town of Havelock near Peterborough is rallying around him, setting up a donation page (their aim is $10,000) to help offset some of the costs for medical, housing, daily needs and transportation for the Deshane family. Please share this post, and consider giving here. Every amount counts in large amounts.

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47 Tall Tales About Peterborough, Canada

These facts are all totally pretty much not true...

1. The Peterborough Lift Lock was originally constructed to be a giant boat teeter-totter.

Millennium Park

Millennium Park

2. Someone once went over Peterborough Falls at Millennium Park in a barrel.

3. Peterborough is the LARPing capital of Central Ontario

4. Little Lake was once called Big Lake.

Del Crary Park (photo courtesy David Feeley)

Del Crary Park (photo courtesy David Feeley)

5. Del Crary Park was man-made and constructed in the shape of a pizza slice.

6. Northcrest Arena is built over a lost treasure of Peterborough sports trophies from the the early 20th century.

7. There are a vast array of tunnels connecting Trent University and Fleming College. There is also possibly a small community of people who live in them, a secret society.

Superlisde picture by Laura Copeland

Superlisde picture by Laura Copeland

8. The superslide at Riverview Park & Zoo was originally going to be constructed to extend right into the Otonabee.

9. Trevor McNevan of Thousand Foot Krutch and Jason Dunn (formerly of Hawk Nelson) grew up playing ball hockey against each other.

10. Peterborough was originally thought to be named after Peter Pan. (The thought of our city being nicknamed “Never Never Land” was a bit of a turn off.)

11. Brad Pitt once hung out at Spanky's.

12. Jackson's Park was Canada’s first ever open-concept zoo, with free roaming large animals walking around.

Peterborough streetcars in olden days on George St.

Peterborough streetcars in olden days on George St.

13. A Peterborough streetcar once went all the way to downtown Toronto.

14. The pavement on Charlotte St. is Canada’s oldest serving road surface.

15. Before becoming a World Championship wrestler, Bobby Roode had dreams of being a professional shuffleboard player.

16. The Centennial Fountain at Little Lake continuously sprays Fresca, not water.

City Court House

City Court House

17. The City Court House served as the inspiration for the Hall of Justice in Super Friends.

18. Peterborough-raised Sebastian Bach got his break in the music business as the 6th member of New Kids on the Block.

19. Wild Water and Wheels was built with the idea of it eventually becoming Canada’s largest amusement park.

20. There is a secret vault at City Hall full of Quaker granola bars and Minute Maid in case a city wide food shortage ever arises.

21. The iconic Hi Tops sign went on a National Tour across Canada.

22. The term “Canadian Tuxedo” referring to a denim outfit from head to toe was created in Peterborough in the mid-1980s.

Plaid

Plaid

23. Peterborough is the Plaid Capital of Canada.

24. Dick Todd still plans on returning to coach the Petes on two more different occasions.

25. Quaker Oats invented the concept of people being happy about what they ate for breakfast.

Rainbow over downtown Peterborough

Rainbow over downtown Peterborough

26. There is a giant rainbow protecting downtown Peterborough

27. 95 percent of all people in Peterborough have had at least one make-out session on Armour Hill.

28. Much like London Bridges, the Hunter St Bridge was originally built up with wood and clay, wood and clay, wood and clay.

John Grant picture via PeterboroughLakers.ca

John Grant picture via PeterboroughLakers.ca

29. The Peterborough Lakers eat Cap'n Crunch as a team in the dressing room before every game.

30. Canoeists often break out in random gunwale bobbing on the Otonabee.

Telephone construction crew on Brock St. circa 1905

Telephone construction crew on Brock St. circa 1905

31. Brock Street has actually had high speed internet access since the early 20th century (see picture below).

32. From the air, Peterborough’s boundary is actually shaped like a baby T-Rex holding an ice cream cone.

33. The term "hipster" was actually invented by Mike Watt during one of his talking out loud dreams in 1996.

34. David Koski and Zach Galifianakis are the same person.

Gerti and Judson

Gerti and Judson

35. Gerti Sina is Mike Judson's shorter, older brother.

36. Canada’s first mini portable pickleball court was designed and built by Canadian General Electric in Peterborough.

37. Ping Pong is the unofficial official underground indie sport of Peterborough.

38. Ketchup is outlawed at Hot Belly Mamas. If you want a condiment, it has to at least be tabasco sauce.

39. The Peterborough Skateboard park is one of the largest continuously grafittied skating surfaces in Ontario.

Lift Lock tunnel

Lift Lock tunnel

40. The Lift Lock tunnel is haunted, and Casper has been seen on multiple occasions.

41. The White House Hotel on Charlotte St. has been mistaken for The White House on occasion.

42. The "Love Tunnel" at the Peterborough Zoo has lead to thousands of marriages.

43. Peterborough Chamber CEO Stu Harrison once served as a body double for Bruce Willis.

44. There is a person living in the Market Hall clock, and they play around with the time sometimes depending on their mood.

 

45. The Peterborough Economic Development's Jamie Coughlin has longer sideburns than Jason Priestley and Luke Perry did on 90210.

46. Quaker Oats has a giant scent machine and controls which aromas we get to smell on any given day.

47. Poutine, Euchre, The Caesar and The Mullet were all invented here.

 

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A Peterborough Man Who Has Been Playing The Lottery 35 Years Just Won $10 Million

Peterborough's John Pirie won $10 million in the Lotto 6/49 on the weekend... $10,395,605.70, to be exact. “It’s been my weekly ritual for 35 years [to play the lottery],” Pirie says in an OLG media release. “On the way to work at 5 p.m. every Sunday night, I stop at the gas station to check my tickets.” Pirie had five tickets for Saturday’s draw—and his big win came on the last one he checked.

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Escape Maze Live Interactive Game On Peterborough Farm Is Historical Thriller

Once you enter into the dimly lit room, you will hear the lock on the old wooden door click shut behind you. You and your friends now only have 45 minutes to figure out how to escape! Scattered around the room are a loosely connected set of clues that you will have to decipher to get you one step closer to freedom. Some take math skills, others are physical puzzles and brainteasers. Communication skills are key as you help each other try and make some sense as to where to start or make use of the evidence. Various lockboxes may contain the next step, but how do you get into them to begin with?

Escape Maze Creators Jake Walling with Fred Preddy

Escape Maze Creators Jake Walling with Fred Preddy

Welcome to Escape Maze, a great new cerebral challenge located here in Peterborough created by Fred Preddy and his sister Jake Walling. There are two escape rooms: The Gold Rush Room (for 2 to 6 players) and the Old Saloon (for 2 to 8 players) are themed upon the 1866 gold rush that came to Eldorado, Ontario. Not only will you get a brief local history lesson but will also have the opportunity to dress the part.

Not sure if you'll feel comfortable being confined in the room? Don't worry, you can always use the "Emergency Key" attached to the door knob to let you out (and there is video surveillance to ensure no one gets hurt). The suggested age range is 13 years old and up, and no electronic devices will be allowed into the rooms.

Escape Maze is located on a farm at 156 Cedar Bank Road. If you have any questions, give them at call at 705-740-3657. You can also follow Escape Maze on Facebook (you can get $5 off per person if you "Like" and "Share" their link on Facebook), Twitter and book your visit online.

 

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Peterborough Graphic Artist Creates Amazing Poster Tribute To Robin Williams

[Update No. 2: August 17th Huffington Post Canada picks up the story.]

[Update: August 16th The poster is being seen and shared around the world after Rosie O'Donnell retweeted our tweet to her 757,000 followers last night.]

ORIGINAL POST

Local musician/filmmaker/graphic artist Tyler Boyco made this awesome minimalistic poster tribute to Robin Williams and his unforgettable charecters, and people are already asking him for prints of it. Learn more about Tyler on his Facebook page.

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