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Naturopathic Medicine

8 Week Stress Release: With Dr. Samantha Dass, Naturopathic Doctor

November 13, 2019
Categories: Naturopathic MedicineNews

Are you experiencing high stress levels? An individualized, easily implemented protocol of herbal medicine, nutritional supplements, acupuncture, diet and/or lifestyle interventions may be able to help. Imagine a weekly escape to a relaxing acupuncture session. For the first part of the acupuncture session, I’ll guide you through building your natural stress management plan. The remainder… Read More

Can This Diet Help Your Anxiety?

November 4, 2019
Categories: Naturopathic MedicineNews

Treating anxiety is never a one-solution problem. But every useful strategy that we incorporate into a treatment plan can bring you one step closer to better managing your mental health. Diet is one strategy that is often overlooked in anxiety cases. Two studies published earlier this year explore how the Mediterranean diet impacts anxiety and… Read More

Facial Acupuncture for Pimples, Acne and Scarring

October 28, 2019
Categories: Naturopathic MedicineNews

Facial acupuncture has become increasingly popular in recent years. It’s something that I have incorporated into my practice because skin health can be a significant source of stress for people. One of the most popular conditions I treat with facial acupuncture is acne and acne discolouration scars (dark spots and red spots). I’ve seen facial… Read More

What is Inflammation?

September 23, 2019
Categories: Naturopathic MedicineNews

I’ll often talk about inflammation when I’m working with patients. Many patients ask me what I mean when I say “inflammation”. The classic signs of inflammation are redness, swelling, heat and pain. When people think about inflammation, they think of a red, hot and swollen ankle from an injury or a painful and red finger… Read More

Your Overall Health Affects Your Mental Health

September 10, 2019
Categories: Naturopathic MedicineNews

In some ways it seems like common sense that our overall health affects our mental health. But when you break it down, it can seem bizarre. How does my blood sugar or my heart health affect my mental health? How does my gut health influence anxiety? How does inflammation impact depression? A large study published… Read More

When Do I Start Taking Vitamin D?

August 30, 2019
Categories: Naturopathic MedicineNews

This is a common question that I’ve been getting lately especially with fall getting closer. As you may know, we get a good chunk of vitamin d from sun exposure. The Canadian guidelines state that 600 IU of vitamin d is needed daily to keep bones healthy. These guidelines take sun out of the equation…. Read More

Which Meditation Apps are the Best?

August 22, 2019
Categories: Naturopathic MedicineNews

Meditation and mindfulness have been scientifically shown to reduce stress, overwhelm and anxiety. There are a lot of different meditation apps out there, so I decided to give you my take on some of the most popular ones to help you decide which one you might want to try. Headspace Headspace has a very clean,… Read More

Why You Should Know Your “Stress Signs”

August 6, 2019
Categories: Naturopathic MedicineNews

Do you ever feel like your body is telling you that you’re stressed even though you’re convinced that you don’t “feel” stressed? Have you ever gone on vacation and only then realized that you were more stressed before you left than you realized (or were willing to admit)? Stress is a sneaky thing. We can… Read More

Naturopathic 8 Week Anxiety Program FAQ

July 23, 2019
Categories: Naturopathic MedicineNews

Does it actually work? Every patient responds differently but the majority of my patients with anxiety benefit from the program and are happy they did it. Can I do the program if I’m on medication? Yes. I’ve worked with patients who are taking medication for their anxiety, patients who were taking medication in the past,… Read More