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How to Test and Track Your Stress Levels

June 30, 2020
Categories: Naturopathic MedicineNews

You would think that we would be good at telling when we’re stressed out or not. You would be surprised at how many of my patients take a long time to realize their minds and bodies are under high stress. Being in a state of stress can become a part of your new normal making… Read More

Feeling Nervous? Lavender May Help

May 5, 2020
Categories: Naturopathic MedicineNews

When you’re feeling nervous and scared, you want to make use of as many tips and tricks as you can to feel more at peace. Simple tips that you can add into your day can make a surprising difference. Lavender was historically used to help people fall asleep. People would put a few pieces of… Read More

How to Talk Yourself Through a Panic Attack

April 16, 2020
Categories: Naturopathic MedicineNews

A panic attack is one of the strangest sensations out there and it can feel different to different people. Some of the more common symptoms are: a racing and heavy heartbeat, feeling like you’re not getting enough air and feeling like something terrible is happening to your body. Others report sensations like feeling like you’re… Read More

Focus on Mental Health to Reduce Heartburn

April 2, 2020
Categories: Naturopathic MedicineNews

Heartburn from acid reflux or GERD (gastroesophageal reflux disease) can seriously interfere with your quality of life. It can make the very thought of eating or drinking a trigger food a source of distress. Going to bed at night can start to become something you dread because you know a burning stomach and chest will… Read More

Melatonin for Sleep: What You Should Know

March 4, 2020
Categories: Naturopathic MedicineNews

It’s not fun to struggle with sleep. Not being able to get a good night’s sleep can have a serious impact on your quality of life. Melatonin is a popular sleep aid that many turn to as a solution to their sleep woes. Melatonin is a hormone that is produced in your pineal gland (part… Read More

Beating Brain Fog and Improving Focus

February 19, 2020
Categories: Naturopathic MedicineNews

Brain fog is not a medical term but it’s a term that nicely captures something that many people experience. Brain fog is that feeling of being spaced out and struggling to focus and engage. Have you ever read a book or listened to someone talk for several minutes only to realize that you didn’t absorb… Read More

Why I Became a Naturopathic Doctor

February 3, 2020
Categories: Naturopathic MedicineNews

I think it all started with reality TV. Weird right? But it’s true. I actually think the concept of holistic health was first introduced to me through makeover shows on TV that I would watch as a kid and teen. I especially liked the shows that worked on a full inside-out transformation. You know, the… Read More

Light Therapy for Seasonal Affective Disorder

January 13, 2020
Categories: Naturopathic MedicineNews

How is winter treating you? Many Canadians are not loving the dark mornings and early sunsets. For some, winter is a pain but it’s tolerable. For others, the season can really bring them down and they can’t seem to shake their winter blues. Seasonal affective disorder (SAD) is a feeling of depression that happens consistently… Read More

Anti-Aging Foods for Your Skin

December 23, 2019
Categories: Naturopathic MedicineNews

I’m going to take a detour from my usual posts about mental health and focus on another area that I work with: skin health. Since I do facial acupuncture regularly, I often get asked what foods can promote anti-aging. More and more people want to work on skin anti-aging from the inside in addition to… Read More