About Rehan Zaidi

Rehan Zaidi focuses on the integration of Western and Eastern Medicine. A graduate with a Bachelor’s Degree in Kinesiology from McMaster University, he studied Naturopathic Medicine at the Canadian College of Naturopathic Medicine. Committed to continuing education, he has further pursued training in constitutional homeopathy, Chinese medicine, complementary care for cancer patients, and mind-body medicine. Dr. Rehan spent most of 2010 and 2011 in the Far East specializing in ancient Chinese energy arts at the feet of traditional healers. He continues to travel there regularly to further develop his skills.

Taking Homeopathic Remedies


Homeopathy is a system of medicine developed in the eighteenth century by the German physician Samuel Hahnemann. Unlike conventional medicine where drugs are given to work against the body and its symptoms, homeopathic remedies work with the body to help stimulate the body to heal itself. In medicine, there are two basic ways for treating [...]

Taking Homeopathic Remedies2012-07-29T01:35:58+02:00

What is Naturopathic Medicine?


Naturopathic Medicine is the science of diagnosis, treatment, and prevention of disease using natural therapies with a focus on optimizing health and well-being through individualized patient care and public education.   Principles of Naturopathy Primum non nocere - do no harm, effective health care with the least risk for all patients Vis medicatrix naturae - healing power of [...]

What is Naturopathic Medicine?2012-10-11T14:05:02+02:00

3 Exercises for Low Back Pain


The following spinal exercises stretch the hip flexors, muscles that have been found to be associated with lower back pain. Chiropractic adjustments may assist in providing initial relief but without proper muscle stretching and strengthening, pain often returns quicker than it needs to. These exercises may assist in the correction of spinal distortion and postural [...]

3 Exercises for Low Back Pain2012-07-31T16:36:28+02:00

The 8 Steps in a Cupping Session


Cupping, like many natural treatments, adheres to a paradigm of body physiology that is dissimilar to our modern day understanding of physiology. As in Traditional Chinese Medicine, the body is thought to have channels of excess and deficient energy that require balancing. Cupping is a method of manipulating this energy to achieve balance and consequent [...]

The 8 Steps in a Cupping Session2012-07-15T06:13:44+02:00

Herbs and the Immune System


 As the seasons change there always seems to a peculiar trend of people getting sick. Mothers advise their children to bundle up, not to leave the house immediately after taking a shower, and be extra cautious in covering the head and neck if they have wet hair. Although this advice is well known to all [...]

Herbs and the Immune System2012-07-15T06:09:51+02:00

10 Steps to Cleaning Air Pollution


There was a time when people lived off of the land, where surrounded by nature, and sweat hard on a daily basis.  Although that lifestyle definitely limited the pollutants one was exposed to, it's just not so practical. City life also has its price: everything from going to work to living at home means putting [...]

10 Steps to Cleaning Air Pollution2012-08-02T05:56:37+02:00

Fasting for Health in Ramadan


Like everyone else, the body too needs a holiday. Fasting gives our body the break that it needs, helping it to detoxify and revitalize. The Ramadan fast incorporates the health benefits of a detoxification program at the level of the body, and includes an element of ridding toxicity from the mind and spirit. These holistic benefits [...]

Fasting for Health in Ramadan2012-07-29T01:19:09+02:00

The 7 Harms of Sugar


What is a white, addictive, powder-like substance that results in harmful physiological and psychological changes in its users? Sugar, of course! Sugar is a difficult topic to write about. It tastes so good, it sells nice-and-cheap, and hey, everyone else uses it too. Unfortunately, this innocent white little substance is becoming a major worldwide health [...]

The 7 Harms of Sugar2013-03-14T23:03:46+02:00

The Basics of Tuning up the Body


“Doctor, but what should I eat?” and “Doctor, isn’t there anything I should be doing?” are probably two of the most common questions physicians hear on a daily basis. Due to the short visitation times doctors usually allot for patients, however, these fundamental questions often never get answered. Unfortunately, if the building blocks to health [...]

The Basics of Tuning up the Body2013-04-20T06:50:21+02:00