Welcome to the official website of Dr. Ardyce Yik, a Canadian-licensed naturopathic physician helping people attain optimal health naturally in Hong Kong, China. Here, you will find a wealth of information on health, wellness and disease. You will also learn more about a doctor who listens and medicines that work.
"The good physician treats the disease; the great physician treats the patient who has the disease..."
-Sir William Osler, 1849-1919
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Hypothyroidism is a health condition in which your thyroid doesn’t produce enough hormones needed for metabolism and energy. Your metabolism affects your body’s temperature, your heartbeat and how well you burn calories. When you have hypothyroidism, you become tired and sluggish … Continue reading
August 1st to 7th marked the annual World Breastfeeding Week. In Hong Kong, the statutory maternity leave lasts only 10 weeks, forcing many new moms back to work when the baby is not yet 3 months old. But fortunately, numerous moms … Continue reading
Preconception and prenatal exposure to environmental toxins can have a detrimental impact on fetal development and lead to potentially long-lasting health effects. Though the evidence is mounting, the majority of reproductive health professionals have little training on how to effectively … Continue reading
Clamping a newborn baby’s umbilical cord too soon after birth could lead to oxygen deprivation and may explain the dramatic rise in autism, scientists have warned. The routine practice of obstetricians and hospitals is to cut the cord almost immediately after delivery, but … Continue reading
You may have heard that consuming omega-3s, particularly DHA (docosahexaenoic acid), during pregnancy is essential for proper fetal brain/ cognitive development, mental health as well as lowering the risk of postpartum depression. What you may not know is that DHA is … Continue reading