Food Sensitivities

Acne - Get the Clear Skin You Desire with Saskatoon Skin Renewal.


A four letter word that can become a distressing condition, leaving both physical and emotions scars. Acne is formed by an over production of oil called sebum. If sebum and other factors, such as dead skin cells and tiny hairs, block pores, an infection can occur. This results in areas redness, pustules, swelling, soreness and, in some cases, scaring.

Acne has many faces. Fluctuating hormones can trigger acne flares in teenagers, young adults, pregnant women, and perimenopausal women. The naturopathic doctors at Saskatoon Naturopathic Medicine, treat acne by working with patients from the inside out. Our naturopathic doctors will work with patients to identify food triggers, hormonal imbalances and nutrient deficiencies. Advanced lab testing may be recommended to investigate the cause more specifically.

Our naturopathic doctors recognize that many patients benefit from receiving topical treatments to address current breakouts. Saskatoon Skin Renewal offers expertise in this area and offers treatments to address current breakouts when they happen as well as advanced treatments to treat scaring, bumps and redness after acne has cleared.

Saskatoon Skin Renewal also has custom made topical products to reduce sebum production and to clear pores from becoming blocked.


Two of the more advanced treatments offered by Saskatoon Skin Renewal to address acne and scaring are Thermo-Clear therapy and Micro-needling.

Thermo-Clear: uses a tiny radio frequency probe to completely clear the infected pore. This will remove pustules, black heads, white heads, milia and ingrown hairs. The entire effected area is carefully and methodically treated which allows the tissue to heal quickly. Directly after the treatment ozone gas and an LED mask are applied to kill bacteria on the surface and deeper to prevent new breakouts from arising.

Micro-needling: is a very popular, effective, minimally invasive skin care procedure that treats scars, large pores, loss of elasticity, uneven skin tone, fine lines and wrinkles. We use tiny needles to penetrate past the epidermis into the dermis. This is the level where scar tissue is formed and new collagen will be produced to resurface the skin. Treatments are virtually painless and down time is only 24-48 hours.

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October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month!

Our doctors at Saskatoon Naturopathic Medicine can help you learn to eat foods to prevent breast cancer or reoccurrences of the disease.

Cruciferous vegetables contain nutrients that help with healthy estrogen metabolism and breast health. This family of vegetables includes the following: Arugula, Bok Choy, Broccoli, Brussel Sprouts, Cabbage, Cauliflower, Collard Greens and Kale. Indole-3-carbinol and sulforaphanes are the phytonutrients found in these vegetables that have anticancer properties. Aim to eat one serving per day of cruciferous vegetables and keep your breasts healthy!

Here is one of Dr Velichka’s favorite recipes which incorporates these vegetables into your diet.

Mashed Cauliflower with Kale

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1 medium to large head of cauliflower

5 medium leaves of kale, washed and chopped

½ tsp fresh or dried dill

1-2 Tbsp of olive oil, ghee butter or coconut oil

Salt and pepper to taste

Parsley for garnish (optional)

Bring half a pot of water to boil. Add head of cauliflower and boil for 5 minutes until cauliflower is quite tender. Strain water from pot. Mash cauliflower with a vegetable masher or blend in blender. Mix in chopped kale and let wilt with the heat from the hot cauliflower. Add oil or ghee butter, dill, salt and pepper. Garnish with parsley. Enjoy!

This is a quick and simple way to include an extra serving of non-starchy vegetables to your main meal.