Dr. Paul Hrkal ND

Naturopathic Doctor

Dr. Hrkal is a Toronto area native that attended McMaster University where he completed a bachelor’s degree in kinesiology. He completed his medical training at the Canadian College of Naturopathic Medicine in North York. Dr. Hrkal is a member of the Ontario Association of Naturopathic Doctors(OAND); the Canadian Association of Naturopathic Doctors (CAND), and is registered with the Board of Directors of Drugless Therapy – Naturopathy in Ontario. He has extensive background and experience in sports and exercise performance. He played 4 years of Varsity volleyball while at McMaster University where he had the opportunity to travel throughout North America and work with the top technical and sports performance coaches. He has a tremendous passion for providing high quality and comprehensive patient care with a clinical focus in sports medicine. Clinical focus areas Sports injury and athletic performance maximization: Dr. Hrkal applies his background in high level sports participation and specialized clinical training to provide comprehensive treatment to athletes of all levels. Whether it’s eliminating aches and pains or taking your performance to next level, Dr. Hrkal applies advanced treatments in high performance sports nutrition, botanical medicine, acupuncture and nutrient therapy to provide each patient with an individualized and specific treatment plan. Physical therapy and pain management: Dr. Hrkal applies his extensive experience in physical medicine and uses very specialized treatment techniques such as acupuncture, muscle release therapy, botanical medicine and nutrient therapy and intravenous and injection therapy to quickly, effectively, and naturally reduce pain and provide lasting relief.


Canada Adopts New Concussion Protocol For Athletes, Including Baseline Tests

Check out the new concussion guidelines. https://www.huffingtonpost.ca/2019/03/19/concussion-guidelines-canada_a_23695727/?fbclid=IwAR39Z4tyxWKexMb6seevb7aY2vKSRDsLXDaYhz1GojYCuWpyR7_5J3MR-Kg

huffingtonpost.ca The test compares a patient's post-concussion to pre-concussion brain.


Effectiveness of and overdiagnosis from mammography screening in the Netherlands: population based study

New study shows that mammograms lead to over diagnosis of #breastcancer and have a "marginal effect on breast cancer mortality". 1/2 of screen detected BC would represent over diagnosis. http://ow.ly/O3AB30h9nYH pureBalance Dr Elias Markou | The Detox Doctor PureBalance Wellness · Cancer Care

bmj.com Research Effectiveness of and overdiagnosis from mammography screening in the Netherlands: population based study BMJ 2017; 359 doi: https://doi.or...

Looking forward to my talk and meeting everyone.

Whole Life Expo Featured Presentation:
With Dr. Paul Hrkal ND
What form of magnesium is best for chronic pain, heart issues, and depression? What dose is most effective? Can we test for magnesium deficiency? Which form is best? Join Dr. Hrkal for a dynamic discussion of evidence-based information and interactive Q&A.
November 4th, 2017, 11:30 am - 12:15 pm
Available afterward for questions at the Advanced Orthomolecular Research booth, 138 & 139.
Lecture Hall 205, Metro Toronto Convention Centre

What Is the Ideal White Blood Cell Count? | NutritionFacts.org

High WBC an inexpensive predictor of inflammation and mortality. Range should be 4-7 not 4-11. Check your CBC test http://ow.ly/owe830dfSzc

Since white blood cell count is such a strong predictor of lifespan, what should we aim for and how do we get it there?


Magnesium may promote bone health and prevent fractures: Study

Low Magnesium levels linked to increased fracture rates - you need more then just calcium to support bones http://ow.ly/FMV330aZ561

nutraingredients.com Healthy levels of magnesium in the body might decrease the risk of bone fractures, according to results of a study from the Universities of Bristol...

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New study finds high doses of vitamin C IV improve radiation and chemo in brain cancer - better outcomes found


Supplement Ethics: Does Your Magnesium Glycinate Also Contain Magnesium...

Could your magnesium glycinate actually be mixed with mag oxide? If its over 125mg / cap could be the case. at http://ow.ly/H1hY309dou8

drnibber.com Magnesium is one of the most used natural health products for good reason, it does so many beneficial things. It relaxes tight muscles, calms...

Complete Concussion Management

New family doctor referral program for concussions

Concussion Patient with Persistent Symptoms? We can help.

[01/02/17]   Happy New Year. Wishing everyone health and happiness in 2017


Evidence Based Nutrition - Seminars

Great News - All of EBN's past conferences are now available as online webinars. You get high quality videos of all the lectures and all the clinical summaries and handouts for less then the price of the live event. Watch from the leisure of your computer and get the latest research, insights and clinical pearls. PLUS the Advanced sports nutrition and Advanced BHRT conferences are now fully CE approved by CONO as an online event. That's almost 16 category A credits and 6.25 pharm credits. Easy way to top up your CE before the deadline this fall. See the link for more info.

evidencebasednutrition.ca Evidence Based Nutrition (EBN) is an organization designed to educate physical medicine practitioners in clinical nutrition and supplementation. Our goal is to provide simple, practical and immediately applicable information to your clinical practice.


Beneficial bacteria may protect breasts from cancer

New Canadian Research - bacteria in breast can either protect from or promote cancer. More evidence for probiotics http://ow.ly/DFES301G0mU

sciencedaily.com Bacteria that have the potential to abet breast cancer are present in the breasts of cancer patients, while beneficial bacteria are more abundant...


Virus in Chicken Could Be Linked to Obesity | NutritionFacts.org

What's the root cause of the #obesity epidemic? New research shows virus is poultry increases adiposity http://ow.ly/pKgE301aS6B



An Old Idea, Revived: Starve Cancer to Death

Latest research revives a discovery made by Dr Warburg 80 years ago and NDs have been preaching for decades: Sugar and insulin fuel #cancer http://ow.ly/hdCc300ylVQ

nytimes.com In the early 20th century, the German biochemist Otto Warburg believed that tumors could be treated by disrupting their source of energy. His idea...


High vitamin C tumours are less aggressive, our research shows,...

Research from New Zealand finds that tumors with higher #vitaminC grow slowly. #IVtherapy http://ow.ly/4ntlme IV vitamin C

otago.ac.nz Cancerous tumours with higher levels of Vitamin C are less aggressive and slower to grow than ones with lower levels of the vitamin.

[04/28/16]   Pumped for #EBN #sportsnutrition conference on sunday. Dr Bubbs talks fasting, Dr ViinBerg shares olympic nutrition. Stay tuned for updates


Vitamin C kills tumor cells with hard-to-treat mutation

More evidence that IV vit C is effective for certain types of cancer. Cancer with higher sugar uptake more sensitive http://ow.ly/4mJAp1

www.sciencemag.org Study rejuvenates hopes that vitamin C can treat some common cancers


Evidence Based Nutrition - Module 2

RT @DrBubbs: Looking forward to my talks @EBN_nutrition conference on May1st with @rviinberg @DrPaulHrkal ! https://t.co/VFaN6lEbMG

www.evidencebasednutrition.ca Evidence Based Nutrition, Waterloo

Evidence Based Nutrition

Great conference... Dr Kendall-Reed's lectures were a huge hit. Awesome clinical pearls about how genetics influence weight loss and hormonal balance.

Understanding Bioidentical Hormones: e-Seminar now online! Check out sample videos here: http://www.evidencebasednutrition.ca/e-modules/

Dr. Rhiannon Burkitt, ND

Blue light from our electronics can interfere with cortisol and melatonin levels which can negatively affect our sleep. Make sure to turn on this new feature if you have an iphone!

If you are working on a laptop or computer during the evening. You can install "flux" to do the same thing!!

Come join me as I discuss the latest research and clinical pearls on how to promote concussion recovery

Excited to host Dr. Paul Hrkal ND for "Integrative Approaches to Brain Injury" Mar 28th meeting of Research Club. Join us noon in Classrm 4 #CCNMLife

Evidence Based Nutrition - Module 2

Registration for the next EBN conference - Advanced Sports Nutrition May 5th - is now open. Come learn from expert clinicians on how to take your athletes to the next performance level. A one day intensive seminar jam-packed with the latest research, clinical pearls and hot button questions. http://www.evidencebasednutrition.ca/seminars/module-2/

evidencebasednutrition.ca Evidence Based Nutrition, Waterloo

[02/19/16]   Super pumped about this weekends conference Evidence Based Nutrition: Advanced Endocrinology #Hormones #BHRT #EBN Stay tuned for live pearls


Maintain a Healthy Brain - alive

In case you missed my article on #brain injury and natural options for recovery in @aliveHealth #concussion http://ow.ly/XrQ61

alive.com A healthy brain is more important than ever as we get older. The right nutrients can help slow down Alzheimer's disease and may even benefit brain...

Michael Pollan on Cooking

Looking for the single most important thing you can do to improve your diet. Check out this short video. Hint: it's not eating more broccoli outhttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=N7Ty8HoIEEg

Can you really have your cake and eat it? According to Michael Pollan, you can. In this fun RSA Short, Pollan explains how to eat well by following one simpl...


How Probiotics Can Change Your Child's Life

Wishing everyone a Merry Christmas as we enjoy the holiday season. New research on gut bacteria and shows powerful link to many diseases. #probiotics http://ow.ly/WdP55

yahoo.com What if your child’s temperament—aggression, shyness and moodiness—has less to do with DNA, and more to do with gut bacteria?


Healthy During The Holidays: How to Protect Yourself During Those...

Eat too much during the Holidays? Learn how to stay healthy during christmas. #healthyholidays #christmas #cleaneating http://ow.ly/VylJ8

paulhrkalnd.com Lets just admit it. All the wonderful times with family and friends also are accompanied by lots and lots of foods...rich in fat and sugar. We love...


Ow.ly - chronic pain GM - Nov. 25.pdf uploaded by @DrPaulHrkal

Come join me wed Nov 24th 7pm @goodnessMe miss to learn about natural ways to overcome #chronicpain @mypurebalance http://ow.ly/d/42mN

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Coconut oil antibacterial effects

Dental health linked to many chronic diseases. Study suggests using #coconutoil as a toothpaste, #antibacterial http://ow.ly/UYBnp

ait.ie Digested coconut oil is able to attack the bacteria that cause tooth decay. It is a natural antibiotic that could be incorporated into commercial...


Harnessing the medicinal properties of Andrographis paniculata for...

My favourite natural remedy to boost immunity and combat #antibioticapocalypse - Andrographis #coldnox @AOR_Health http://ow.ly/UR5TY

ncbi.nlm.nih.gov Andrographis paniculata Wall (family Acanthaceae) is one of the most popular medicinal plants used traditionally for the treatment of array of...


Antibiotic resistance: World on cusp of 'post-antibiotic era' - BBC News

Scientists say we are at the edge of #antibioticapocalypse #bacterial resistance, predict #antibiotics won't work http://ow.ly/UR5lZ

bbc.com Bacteria are now resistant to drugs of last resort meaning the world is on the cusp of a "post-antibiotic era", warn scientists.


Vitamin C kills tumor cells with hard-to-treat mutation

Another new study finds #vitaminC kills #cancer cells. Authors recommend IV vitamin C the best way to get anti-cancer effect #purebalance

news.sciencemag.org Study rejuvenates hopes that vitamin C can treat some common cancers


Maintain a Healthy Brain - alive

Check out my latest article on #brain health #concussions in @alivehealth this month. Good #fat, #curcumin are tops http://ow.ly/U845d

alive.com A healthy brain is more important than ever as we get older. The right nutrients can help slow down Alzheimer's disease and may even benefit brain...


Processed meats do cause cancer - WHO - BBC News

#WHO confirms that #processedmeat causes (colon) #Cancer As little as 2 pieces of bacon a day. http://www.bbc.com/news/health-34615621

bbc.com Processed meats - such as bacon and ham - do cause cancer, according to the World Health Organization.

Coffee and Mortality | NutritionFacts.org

New study finds 4 cups of coffee decreases colon cancer risk by over 50%. Great video on coffee PROs and CONs http://ow.ly/RediL

What effect does coffee and tea consumption have on longevity, cancer risk, GERD reflux, bone fractures, glaucoma, sleep quality, and atrial...


HEALING BRAIN INJURIES NATURALLY | Vitality Magazine | Toronto Canada...

Check out my latest article on natural approaches to #concussions in @VitalityOnline Must read for all athletes http://ow.ly/PewN8

vitalitymagazine.com Vitality Magazine is the trusted source for natural health solutions, nutrition and diet and green living.

Learn about sports nutrition, weight loss, hormones and diet myths on tues Jun 30th in maple http://ow.ly/OOMV7


Kick Your Health Into High Gear (Vaughan Event)

Learn how to Kick Your Health into High Gear at my seminar on tues june 30th 7pm at Nature's Emporium in maple http://ow.ly/OOMEk

naturesemporium.com Public seminar with Dr. Paul Hrkal RSVP at customer service 905-553-5527 by Friday, June 26th. All Attendees will revieve a swag bag!

Are Organic Foods Healthier? | NutritionFacts.org

Healthier to eat organic? Studies show increased risk of lymphoma, ADHD for highest pesticide exposure http://ow.ly/MPsDT

Test tube studies show advantages of organic produce, such as better cancer cell growth suppression, but what about in people, not petri dishes?

Health Freedom Alliance – Sugar Alcohols: Good or Bad?

Heard of sugar alternatives like xylitol or sorbitol? Get the details on these healthier alternatives to sugar http://ow.ly/MlXw6

healthfreedoms.org Despite the “alcohol” part of the name, they do not contain any ethanol, the compound that gets you drunk. Sugar alcohols are safe for alcoholics.


Magnesium: How This Vital Mineral Lower Your Risk of Cancer

Want to cut your risk of #colon #cancer? Latest research finds that every 100mg of #magnesium lowers risk by 12% http://ow.ly/LgAVO

healthfreedoms.org Up until fairly recently, magnesium was not given much public attention as a healthy nutrient. The public at large was mostly unaware of the...

If White Rice is Linked to Diabetes, What About China? | NutritionFacts.org

Heard that white rice causes diabetes? What about the Chinese? Rates only went up in china in the last decade. Is there a missing link? Yes there is... check out this interesting video http://ow.ly/KXeh7

Protein consumption can exacerbate the insulin spike from high glycemic foods.


Health Freedom Alliance – Emulsifier Food Additives Promote...

Synthetic emulsifiers cause #inflammation - another reason to avoid processed foods. Watch out for polysorbate 80 http://ow.ly/Kunri

healthfreedoms.org Natural Health News — Emulsifiers, which are added to most processed foods to aid texture and extend shelf life, can negatively afect gut...


Sauna-goers may live longer, Finnish study suggests

New study finds using the sauna 4+ times per week decreases risk of death by 40%. #healthyheart #detox #sauna http://ow.ly/KlcWN

ctvnews.ca Men who regularly visited a sauna lived longer and were less likely to die of sudden heart attacks than men who did not visit as often, said a...


Natural, Evidence Based Strategies For Pain Management

Have #chronicpain ? Learn about the top natural and evidence based options in my latest article http://ow.ly/JtQsd

paulhrkalnd.com Pain is fact of life. Everyone experiences it at some point or another. Research suggests that up to 50% of the population may be suffering from...

Great time in Arizona @oncANP at the ND Cancer conference #oncANP2015 @mycancercare @mypurebalance

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