Dr Julie Durnan

Dear Dr. Julie

Welcome to Dear Dr. Julie! This Q & A series was created to provide you with expert natural health information from a qualified licensed naturopathic physician. Here I will provide you with current research on the natural approaches to women’s health, fertility, pregnancy, and children’s wellness.

I believe that it is with the most up to date knowledge on current health options that we are best able to care for ourselves and for our children. I want you to live your best life possible and I am on a quest to share all that I know for the optimal health benefit of you and your family.

If you have a burning health question or would like my opinion on a health topic, please send me an email at info@drjuliedurnan.com. I will not be able to post all submissions but I will do my best to include your question.

Please note that for ethical and safety reasons, I am not legally able to answer direct health questions.  Dear Dr. Julie answers are provided for the purpose of education and information only. If you do have a specific question related to your health condition or diagnosis, please schedule an appointment to see me in person in West Vancouver BC at Pacifica Naturopathic Clinic or see your primary care physician for a thorough assessment.


Q: Dear Dr. Julie – My 7 year old daughter does not have any digestive complaints, but I’m wondering if food allergies may be affecting her. She seems to have low energy, suffers from recurrent colds, and has attention difficulties. Could foods be to blame? Please help! Sincerely, Mama Frustrated by Foods

Thank you, Mama Frustrated with Foods, for your great question. I’m so happy you asked. Food allergies are often misunderstood and in my opinion, are often under-diagnosed. So let’s clear a few things up right now. When parents are on the lookout for food allergies in children, they usually search…

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Q: Dear Dr. Julie – My 3 year old daughter suffers from eczema on her arms, backs of knees and face. As a baby, she had cradle cap and often had diaper rash. Her skin had always been dry and flaky. My husband also has eczema and it runs in his family. Are there any natural supportive measures we can take to soothe her irritated skin? Sincerely, A Mama Itching for Solutions, Laura

Thank you for this question, Mama Itching for Solutions – I’m so happy you asked. Eczema is one of the most common reasons for a visit to the clinic. And occurs in about 25% of the people in Canada and the US. Though it tends to resolve in the summer months…

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