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Naturopathic Medicine

Gluten Free Made Easy

May 15, 2018
Categories: Naturopathic MedicineNews

Today’s post is meant to be a quick, practical guide to help you with gluten-free eating. Gluten elimination can be helpful for a variety of health conditions. Some common things I find it helpful for are chronic pain, digestive issues, skin issues, thyroid health and allergies. Perhaps you just want to experiment with your diet…. Read More

Teamwork: A Great Way to Manage Stubborn Pain

May 2, 2018
Categories: Naturopathic MedicineNewsTherapy

“I’ve tried everything!” This is a statement I’ve heard many times from my patients suffering with chronic pain. If you have stubborn pain from conditions like arthritis, migraines or sciatica you’ve likely tried a lot to relieve it. Persistent pain can be frustrating. Many who suffer from chronic pain try one type of treatment at… Read More

My Top 5 Uses for Lavender

March 15, 2018
Categories: Naturopathic MedicineNews

Lavender is a very versatile herb. You won’t regret having this herbal remedy on hand in your natural medicine cabinet! Read on to find out why. IT PUTS YOU TO SLEEP Lavender is well known as a sleep aid. You’ve probably seen commercials about it being used in pillows to help with sleep. It’s easy… Read More

Stress Part 4: Solutions

March 7, 2018
Categories: Naturopathic MedicineNews

This is the final article of my series on stress. Over the past few blog posts, I’ve talked about different ways stress can affect your health. I think it’s about time we talk about some solutions! Stress has become such an important health issue. There is now a fair amount of scientific research on ways… Read More

Stress Part 3: Tummy Troubles

February 14, 2018
Categories: Naturopathic MedicineNews

Today I’ll be talking about how stress can lead to an unhappy gut. Have you ever found that when you’re on vacation your tummy troubles improve? There you are eating all the things that normally upset your gut and yet you don’t have any issues. This is a common finding for people who have gut… Read More

Stress Part 2: Hormones

February 6, 2018
Categories: Naturopathic MedicineNews

Last week I discussed how stress can affect the skin. Today I’ll be talking about some different ways stress can make hormones go haywire. Most women remember a time when their period went wonky during a stressful episode in life. This is just one example of how stress can impact hormones. Read on to find… Read More

Stress Part 1: What It Does to Your Skin

January 25, 2018
Categories: Naturopathic MedicineNews

Stress affects everyone. You’d be surprised at all the bizarre ways stress can impact your body. If you’ve read my blog posts, you’ll know that working with mental health is a huge passion of mine. I’ve decided to write a series on stress to highlight how big of a role it plays in overall health…. Read More

Chemicals & Your Thyroid

January 16, 2018
Categories: Naturopathic MedicineNews

In a previous article on a similar topic I discussed how household chemicals can impact hormones. In this article I go into more detail on how specifically the thyroid may be affected by self care products. I also list some of my favourite natural alternatives that I use for self care. It’s not yet clear… Read More

My Thoughts About Cleanses

January 10, 2018
Categories: Naturopathic MedicineNews

I’m skeptical of many cleanses. Typical detoxes or cleanses involve some kind of restrictive diet. Usually, for X amount of days you consume special juices, or restrict your diet to only a few specific foods. Often the claims are that you will lose weight and feel amazing after these cleanses. What ends up happening is… Read More

The Missing Part of Most Weight Loss Programs

December 13, 2017
Categories: Naturopathic MedicineNews

Holiday season is upon us and the new year is right around the corner. You know what that means – weight loss advertisements! You’ll soon be hearing those familiar phrases. Phrases about shedding holiday pounds and starting the new year off right. Ads will centre around gym memberships, diet programs and a few supplements. Now,… Read More