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Naturopathic Medicine

Naturopathic Anxiety Program

July 9, 2019
Categories: Naturopathic MedicineNews

You just don’t feel like yourself when you’re facing anxiety. Going out, doing chores, running errands become a drain. You have to give yourself a pep talk just to get out the door and face the day. The thought of an upcoming social event fills you with apprehension rather than excitement. You overthink, expect the… Read More

Sick of Always Being on a Diet? Consider Intuitive Eating

July 9, 2019
Categories: Naturopathic MedicineNews

Is food, weight and dieting a major source of anxiety for you? Are you trapped in that classic dieting cycle? The one where you carefully watch your diet, then later break the “rules”, feel guilty, “binge”, feel more guilty about binging and then promise yourself to watch your diet even more closely. If you’re completely… Read More

Acupuncture for Hot Flashes and Other Menopause Complaints

June 14, 2019
Categories: Naturopathic MedicineNews

There are two types of menopause transitions that I typically see. For some women, it’s relatively smooth sailing. For others, it’s a frenzy of heat, sweating, irritability, insomnia, mood swings and feeling completely fed up. For some, these symptoms only last a year or two. Others feel like they’ve been dealing with these symptoms for… Read More

Heal Anxiety by Healing Your Gut?

June 4, 2019
Categories: Naturopathic MedicineNews

The way we look at mental health is changing, slowly but surely. We’re used to seeing something like anxiety being handled with a prescription for anxiety medication and no further investigation (except maybe a quick test for thyroid function and anemia status). Anxiety medication can be incredibly valuable for so many people. And sometimes further… Read More

The Unexpected Benefits of Cosmetic Acupuncture

May 7, 2019
Categories: Naturopathic MedicineNews

My main focus as a naturopathic doctor is treating mental health conditions like anxiety. For this reason, some of my patients are surprised when they find out that I also do cosmetic acupuncture. Mental health and cosmetic concerns seem like they’re on the opposite ends of the health spectrum. So why do I do it?… Read More

How Thyroid Antibodies Affect Your Mood

April 30, 2019
Categories: Naturopathic MedicineNews

Figuring out the causes of your anxiety and depression can be frustrating. Anti-anxiety and anti-depressant medications and supplements certainly have an important role to play in relieving mood symptoms. But I’m always disappointment when I see that the treatment plan usually stops there. We should be doing a much better job at uncovering and treating… Read More

Does Your Bedtime Really Matter?

April 17, 2019
Categories: Naturopathic MedicineNews

There are a lot of theories in the wellness industry about the optimal bedtime for adults. Some say that going to bed at 10 pm is optimal for cell repair and renewal. Some say that any sleep after midnight is only worth half the value of sleep before midnight. I used to insist on going… Read More

Could Coffee be Making You Anxious?

April 8, 2019
Categories: Naturopathic MedicineNews

When I ask patients how they would feel if I suggested they reduce their coffee intake, I usually get one of two responses. Either they’ll say, “sure I’ll give it a try” or they’ll say something along the lines of “don’t you dare try to take away my coffee!” I totally get that second response…. Read More

How Acupuncture Reduces Anxiety and Improves Mood

March 13, 2019
Categories: Naturopathic MedicineNews

You’ve heard about acupuncture before. You’ve seen it on TV and you know its origins are pretty ancient. You’ve heard it can help with aches and pains. But did you know acupuncture can help with anxiety and mood as well? If you’re feeling held back from living your life happily because of your mood, I… Read More

My Approach to Gluten

February 26, 2019
Categories: Naturopathic MedicineNews

It’s a common cliché to think that naturopathic doctors put all their patients on a gluten free diet. The term gluten describes specific proteins in plants like wheat, rye and barley. Gluten gives foods made from these grains a unique texture that is hard to mimic. This is why gluten-free breads taste so different from… Read More