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Dr.Krop Featured in Vitality

Dr. Krop has been featured in the March 2017 issue of Vitality Magazine.

http://vitalitymagazine.com/article/saving-lives-against-all-odds/

Click on the link to read about how he came to become a doctor, how he came to embrace alternative medicine and the impact his career path has had on the landscape of alterative health in Canada.

Awards Dinner

Congratulations to all five of the Dr. Roger’s Prize Groundbreaker Awards!

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Thank you also to all the support from family, friends, colleagues, co-workers and supporters over the years!

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Thank you also to the Dr. Rogers Organization, the respected jurors and the Lotte & John Hecht Memorial Foundation,

Dr. Krop Wins Award!

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Dr. Krop has been awarded one of the Groundbreaker Awards for Excellence in Complementary & Alternative Medicine

The Dr. Rogers Prize for Excellence in Complementary and Alternative Medicine is pleased to announce the winners of the Dr. Rogers Prize Groundbreaker Awards. Five Canadian leaders in health care have been selected by an international jury in recognition of their lifetime of dedication to patient care, often in the face of adversity.

In celebration of the 10th anniversary of the Dr. Rogers Prize, the Groundbreaker Awards are a one-time award to honour those individuals whose personal conviction to pursue practices above and beyond the medical status quo prepared the way for future leaders, evocative of Sir Isaac Newton’s famous quote –

“If I have seen further, it is by standing on the shoulders of giants.”

Dr. Jozef Krop, Recipient, Groundbreaker Award

Born in 1944 in Poland, a personal experience with tuberculosis inspired Jozef Krop to become a doctor. He studied medicine at the Jagiellonian University in Kraków (1962 – 1968). After immigrating to Canada in 1972, he completed his medical internship at Saskatoon City Hospital where he worked with psychiatrist Dr. Abram Hoffer. Impressed by Dr. Hoffer’s success using dietary interventions and therapeutic doses of Vitamins B3, C and B6 to treat schizophrenia, Dr. Krop went on to train in orthomolecular and environmental medicine, and became a Fellow of the American Academy for Environmental Medicine in 1983. From 1984 to 1988, he was involved in government-initiated, university-based projects exploring the potential benefit of environmental medicine for Canadians and presented before the Brundtland Commission.The College of Physicians and Surgeons (CPSO) pursued disciplinary action against him (1989-2010) – without patient complaint or harm – with the documented intent of stopping his use of particular medical modalities despite their published scientific basis. Several colleagues endured similar persecution. Two decades of nation-wide publicity resulting in public pressure brought changes to medical legislation. The treatment modalities which the CPSO attempted to discredit are now accepted and recognized by mainstream medicine. The legal success achieved on his behalf is today taught in law school (i.e., the Krop Defense). The Canadian Human Rights Commission’s 2007 Report required accommodation for Environmental Sensitivities. Dr. Krop is currently involved in introducing environmental medicine to the curriculum at the University of Łódź in Poland. His work is documented in various scientific papers and in his book Healing the Planet One Patient At a Time.

The Gala Award Dinner is to be held in Toronto on Friday, February 24, 2017.

To learn more about the award and the other four recipients please click here.

Preventing Adrenal Burnout – Workshop at Total Health Show April 19th

 

 

   

What are you doing April 19th?

Dr. Krop speaking on preventing burnout at the Total Health Show Sunday, April 19th!

Exhausted? Constantly tired? Do you have a stressful job? Stress at home and in your relationships? Dealing with a chronic illness?

Fatigue and exhaustion seem to be the new normal – but it doesn’t have to be that way.  Supporting our adrenals is the key to life and energy!

Join Dr. Krop at the Total Health Show  for an eye-opening presentation on the signs, symptoms and root causes of adrenal fatigue and how to get your energy back. Dr. Krop will explain how the stress process develops and the remedies to bring your adrenal function into balance. will dispel the myths (that even health practitioners believe) about adrenals and your health. You will discover the traps that keep your energy in a vicious cycle of depletion, the habits that keep you on the path to burnout and the effective strategies to release stress, restore vitality and reclaim your wellbeing – physical and emotional.  Dr. Krop will be joined by a special guest, Joanna Krop, who works with him at this clinic as a bioresonance therapist. She is also transformational coach and hypnosis practitioner with an emphasis in working with teachers to prevent burnout. Visit her at teachingwellbeing.com She will share her methods for preventing burnout that can be applied to anyone wanting to reclaim their energy.

How do you know if you might have adrenal fatigue? These are some signs:

  • Night sweats
  • Low sex drive
  • Foggy thinking
  • Morning sluggishness
  • Needing coffee to kick start your energy
  • Irritability / aggression
  • Feeling unable to cope
  • Crying jags/ tearfulness
  • Feeling tired – hard to fall asleep & waking at night
  • Depressive feelings & mood Swings
  • Panic or anxiety attacks
  • Exhausted with exercise
  • Feel pressed for time
  • Food, Chemical, EMF sensitivity

This workshop has been designed to help you:

  • Understand why adrenal health is key to dealing with stress and maintaining health
  • Discover the 7 Major Types of Stressors
  • Identify the 3 Stages of Adrenal Fatigue
  • Recognize your stress patterns and how to reverse them
  • Discover why meditation & deep breathing are not enough to combat stress
  • Create more time in your life
  • Discover the vitamins and herbs that help with adrenal fatigue
  • Find out the main things to avoid to prevent adrenal fatigue
  • Eat the right foods to support your adrenals

Dr. Krop will be at the Total Health Show in Toronto giving this talk on
SUNDAY, APRIL 19  2015
4:00-600 in Room 205

APRIL 17-19 2015
Metro Toronto Convention Centre

 

Stop the Leak – beginning to heal leaky gut

Most GI tract diseases are treated with the wrong medication

Stop the leak! Beginning to heal leaky gut.

Good digestion is key to good health. Without it, the nutrients in our food cannot be transported to where they are needed to power the amazing machine called our body. There are many factors that support good digestion and gut health – and we are going to look more closely at one key factor to keeping your gut healthy.

An appropriate level of hydrochloric acid (HCL) in the stomach is a key factor to good digestion.  The ideal  pH of HCl is an acidic 1.5 – 3.0. This right level of HCl contributes to many processes that not only aid digestion, but improve health.

It’s easier to understand just how important HCL is, by understanding what happens with our digestion when we don’t have enough of this essential acid.

When your HCL is LOW – you might notice the following:

You develop leaky gut and might be diagnosed with an autoimmune disorder. This cascade begins because low HCl decreases the pancreatic secretion of bicarbonates, which prevents neutralization of acidic stomach contents, which leads to a damaged small intestine wall, which leads to leaky gut syndrome.

Your digestive tract can become flooded with pathogens. Why? Appropriate HCl levels sterilize food from pathogens (like parasites, bacteria, virus, fungus) in the stomach. Without sterilization these pathogens enter your body and create health problems. An example of a fairly common bacterium is H. Pylori – which is responsible for stomach discomfort, then ulcers and if left untreated, can lead to stomach cancer. H. Pylori is also a pathogen that affects heart tissue.

You have more food allergies and sensitivities because of decreased amino acids. How does this happen?  Because without HCL proteins aren’t pre-digested.

You end up with a B12 deficiency. Why? Because low HCl leads to a decreased production of Intrinsic Factor that ultimately leads to a B12 deficiency

You can end up with mineral deficiency – and minerals are integral to good health.  How does this happen? Without HCl minerals not ionized or chelated

You have less effective digestion – because a lack of HCl leads to decreased secretion of bile.

The treatment mistake

The problem is that most upper Gastro-intestinal problems are often mistakenly treated with medications to lower HCl. These medications, antacids, inhibit HCL – which creates a vicious cycle of poor digestion and pathogenic infection in the gut leading to all sorts of health issues. The reality is that 90% of upper GI problems start with low HCl in the stomach.

There are 10 factors that lower HCL in our body. By avoiding these 10 factors and substituting better habits we can begin to create better conditions for digestion in our gut.

LOW HCl is preventable. 10 Factors that lower HCL … and their antidotes

  1. Animal meats & fats … opt for vegetarian meals more frequently
  2. Milk (casein) … consider being diary-free
  3. Processed foods = dead food = no enzymes … add whole, fresh, raw foods to replace these
  4. Iced beverages, carbonated water and pop drinks … opt for filtered water with lemon
  5. Chlorinated water  … use filtered water
  6. Caffeine, nicotine …try herbal teas or just cut down on the coffee to 3 times a week.
  7. Nicotine à don’t smoke!
  8. Stress (physical, chemical, mental)… try practices that can relieve stress: yoga, meditation, nature, counselling and emotional healing, avoid chemicals like scented body and cleaning products
  9. Age (after 40 a loss of 10% with every decade) … after 40 be more mindful of your eating habits to you are not lowering your HCL levels with poor eating habits.
  10. Nutritional deficiency of Zn, B1, B6 … if you are low in these nutrients, consider supplementing.

Considering how our eating habit influence HCL is a step in the right direction for preventing GI discomfort – and also bigger problems down the road.

Chronic Health Issues and Chronic Lyme

The Puzzle of Chronic Lyme

Being bitten by a tick, seeing a bulls-eye rash erupt and getting flu-like symptoms are the common look-fors of acute Lyme disease. But Lyme is more complex than that. Acute Lyme left improperly treated, or missed altogether, becomes a complex puzzle of symptoms, causes and experiences.

Not all chronic illness is related to chronic Lyme, but many people experiencing chronic Lyme don’t know it.

The following are familiar symptoms for many people.

 

  • Headaches, hallucinations, cognitive disorders, brain fog, imbalance, Bell’s palsy
  • Depression, insomnia, anxiety
  • Debilitating tiredness & exhaustion
  • Within 6 months you can no longer go to work
  • Severe & bizarre chemical/ medication sensitivity
  • Severe allergies / extreme hives
  • Recurrent flu-like symptoms
    • Gastrointestinal problems , diarrhea & cramps, gut paralysis (Ahalasia)
    • Chest pain, irregular heart beat
    • Joint & Muscle pain;  neck & shoulder pain, hip pain
    • Gynecological problems, severe PMS, heavy bleeding, early hysterectomy
    • Loss of libido
    • Dermatological, ocular changes, floaters

Yet – people find little relief. They find medication is not effective, they see lots of specialists and and have many tests done – yet there’s no diagnosis,  no one is really able to figure out what is going on. So they person is told that it must be “all in your head”.

Or, the person is finally diagnosed with one of the following

  • Chronic fatigue syndrome
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
  • All collagen diseases (all types of arthritis, Lupus)
  • Inflammatory bowel diseases (e.g. Crohn’s)
  • Chronic depression, schizophrenia
  • Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD)
  • Multiple Sclerosis
  • Lou Gehrig’s (ALS)
  • Cerebral atrophy, Bell’s palsy, Trigeminal Neuralgia
  • Parkinson’s disease , Alzheimer’s, etc.
  • Autism, learning disorders, hyperactivity, etc. What if there are some common bugs that could be causing this health puzzle.

    What is Lyme Disease

    Lyme Disease, or Borreliosis,  is a bacterial infection with worldwide distribution . How to you get Lyme? The most established  view of transmission is from tick bites. Ticks carry bacteria, parasites and viruses. The main infection ticks carry is Borrelia. They also carry these co-infections: Ehrlichia , Bartonella, Mycoplasma, Babesia. It is the infections that cause the illness. Borrelia is known as the “Great Imitator” as it mimics more than 100 diseases. The corkscrew shape of the bacterium allows it to penetrate every organ.  It is the fastest growing tick-borne disease in North America and Europe  and is reaching epidemic proportions. It’s the most under- diagnosed and politicized disease in North America, particularly Canada where inadequate diagnosis & treatment leads to chronic and debilitating  illness

    Acute Lyme is recognized if one has a known tick bite in an endemic area with the hallmark bulls-eye rash. Other Symptoms include: Flu-like symptoms; Joint pains, Swollen knee (particularly in children). The standard treatment is 2- 4 weeks of antibiotic therapy.

    Chronic Lyme is more complicated.  There is a general ignorance about Chronic Lyme in the medical profession. There is inadequate testing for Lyme and its co-infections, especially in Canada.  Poor testing and diagnosis and inadequate treatment of acute Lyme leads to chronic Lyme. As chronic Lyme can mimic over 100 chronic diseases (many of which are considered to have no known cause, for example, MS, ALS, Colitis), many people are not diagnosed with Lyme, but with M.S., lupus, rheumatoid arthritis, autism.

    There are several methods for treating Lyme disease including antibiotic treatment, bio-resonance, herbalism and other nutritional therapies.

    Please have a look at the following brochures to learn more about Lyme and its manifestations from ilads.org

10 Tips for Preventing Chronic Lyme Disease  and how to recognize if you might be suffering from Lyme

http://www.ilads.org/lyme/Prevent_chronic_lyme.pdf


Psychiatric Lyme Disease – did you know that Lyme can manifest with psychiatric symptoms? This guide for patients (and psychiatrists) tells you what to look for and how to understand the impact of Lyme in this area of mental health. 

http://www.ilads.org/lyme/Psychiatric_Brochure_08_08.pdf

 

Lyme Disease in Children  – it can manifest with many symptoms – including an inability to concentrate, changes in behaviour and temperament and even signs of learning disabilities. If you have kids – you need to read this. From the Lyme Disease Association: Lyme Disease in Children 

http://www.lymediseaseassociation.org/images/NewDirectory/Resources/LDA_Brochures/ABC_2009.pdf

 

Free Event In September

 

 

Free Event September 28.

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Or Register here:

http://drkrophealthseminar.ecohealthcentre.ca/

 

Free One-Day Seminar: Health Hazards That are Making You Sick and Tired

DR KROPAre you as healthy as you’d like to be?

Dr. Krop believes that it’s not difficult to feel healthy

but you have to have the right information.

 

And the problem is that there is a lot of information

out there that takes you away from good health.

 

There are many myths and misunderstandings in the

health world that can complicate what should be very simple:

preventing illness and figuring out how to get healthy.

That is why Dr. Krop has decided to put on this seminar in September called

Health Hazards That are Making you Sick and Tired.

 

This event is Saturday, September 28 – all day from 9-5 in Mississauga

Register for the event to reserve your free seat at this event.

You can register for the event here.

 

Nothing is more frustrating that searching for answers, and seeing multiple

practitioners without any relief or clear direction about your health concerns.

Dr. Krop has the experience and expertise to guide towards the answers

that can actually help.

In this event you’ll learn about:
– The reasons you might be experiencing strange symptoms that no one can seem to find a cause or explanation for (and no – it’s not all in your head!)
– The key myths of medicine that are keeping you from good health.
– How your home can give you migraines, flu-like symptoms, depression and joint pain and what to do about it.
– How to make sense of supplements and take what really works!
– How to prevent heart disease without taking drugs.
– What you need to know to decrease your chances of becoming a cancer patient.
– The invisible carcinogen that is as dangerous as DDT
– Advice on what to ask your doctor to get the answers you need.
– The real reason you might be feeling exhausted, in pain and foggy.
– What you need to know about eating so harmful bacteria get eliminated before they cause disease.
– Why joint pain and memory loss is not always because of ‘old age’.
– And much, much more.

Being healthy shouldn’t be a mystery or a complicated journey.

All you need is the right information.

You can register for the event here.

 

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Honouring the Woman – Exclusive Workshop

Honouring the Woman

Honouring the Woman is a workshop led by Australian-Canadian healer and doula, Jess Krop. www.withindoula.com.au

Honouring the Woman is a woman-only event where women gather in circle and have the opportunity to deepen our experience of being a woman.

Two years of circles have been benefiting Australian women – and now Canadian women can experience this transformational event as Jess is bringing her workshop to Canada this summer at EcoHealth and Wellness.

In this workshop, we will explore our cycles, Goddesses, womb magic, the moon, learn ritual and honor ourselves as amazing women. We will sit in circle, share laughter and tears, create art, eat chocolate and learn much about ourselves. It is an experiential workshop including art, drum journeys, circles, and celebration!

 Day 1:

– What is a women’s circle? A red tent? Why are we sitting here and what does it all mean? This is the intro circle, where we will be getting to know each other and get comfortable in the space; a time to go through what we will be covering and how we will be doing it.

– The Cycles: your menstrual cycle, the moon cycle, the growth cycle, the seasonal cycle. Exploring and learning about how they are all esentially the same cycle played out in different time and how this creates a connection between us all. We will be doing a pairs process exploring our menarche (first bleed) and how that has effected our lives.

– We explore shamanic process and drum journeying: what is it and how can it assist us in our lives. We will do a drum journey to meet our womb goddess.

Day 2:

– An exploration of Goddesses and archetypes. What are they? How do they serve us? Finding out our dominant goddess archetypes and what we can learn from that.

-We look at the concept of honouring ourselves. Do we? Does society? How is being a woman played out in our world? We will learn the elements of ritual and perform a ritual to honour our bleeding and being women. Finally we will each be giving each other a woman blessing to honour ourselves as amazing, strong and powerful women.

The Details:

There is only space for 6 women at the circle – in order to keep it a personal and intimate event.

Date: A weekend event: July 13 – 14 From 9:30 – 5: 30 at EcoHealth and Wellness in Mississauga

Registration

$200 for the whole weekend

Fees include:

– Journal for writing

– Book: Spinning Wheels and 13 Moons (publications by Jane Hardwicke Collings)

– All craft needs

– Morning and afternoon tea.

A deposit of 50% will be required to hold your space, as this workshop is limited to 6 places.

To Reserve your Spot

Please call 905-816-9657

 

Babies are most welcome in the circle.

Blessings to you

Documentary: Toxic Trespass – June 7

See the award-winning documentary this Friday, June 7.

Toxic Trespass on Children’s Health and the Environment
All screenings at Centre for Social Innovation, 215 Spadina Ave., Suite 120, 7 p.m. PYWC (pay-what-you-can). Q&A and discussion to follow. Wheelchair accessible.
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