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Naturopathic Medicine

Sleep 101

June 3, 2017
Categories: Naturopathic MedicineNews

There are many ways to improve sleep through herbal medicine and supplements. Each plan I make is different depending on the patient’s case. Some patients need to balance cortisol levels. Some need to optimize the hormones and neurotransmitters involved in sleep. Some need to calm anxiety. Some need to address physical issues like restlessness and… Read More

Household Healers: Chamomile Tea

May 24, 2017
Categories: Naturopathic MedicineNews

You probably already have it sitting around in your cupboard. You might as well learn about all the things it can treat. Trust me – sleep is not the only thing it helps with! These are some of the many ways I have found use for chamomile tea for both myself and patients. TUMMY ISSUES… Read More

Planning Your Life Around Your Period?

May 17, 2017
Categories: Naturopathic MedicineNews

This may sound silly but many women find it helpful to plan their activities around their periods. Our hormones vary at different times of the month. This can affect the way we think and behave. Below, I discuss what science has found out about this topic. Note that the numbers I mention are general timelines…. Read More

Conquer Your Cravings

May 9, 2017
Categories: Naturopathic MedicineNews

Most of us know that we should be eating less junk food, yet we still give in to cravings. Understanding a few key things about why cravings develop can arm you against them in the future. A RECIPE FOR ADDICTION A lot of science goes into finding the perfect combination of food ingredients and additives… Read More

Preparing for Allergy Season

May 3, 2017
Categories: Naturopathic MedicineNews

WHAT ARE SEASONAL ALLERGIES? When you have seasonal allergies, your immune system is over-reacting to something in the environment. Pollen is one of the things it can over-react to. This leads to symptoms like: – Stuffy, itchy nose – Runny nose with clear (rather than yellow/green) mucous – Itchy eyes with tearing – Pressure in… Read More

5 Ways to Beat the Winter Blues

January 11, 2017
Categories: Naturopathic MedicineNews

For many people depressed moods and lower energy blow in along with snowstorms and cold fronts during this time of year. While the cause is still not entirely clear, the winter blues, also called seasonal affective disorder (SAD) seems to be related to a lack of bright light. Along with depressed mood, those suffering from… Read More

A Guide To Flowing Through Fall

October 31, 2016
Categories: Naturopathic MedicineNewsTherapy

By Dr. Olivia Greenspan, ND Autumn is the time when plants begin preparing for the winter. Their metabolism slows and water and nutrients are drawn into the stems and eventually the roots, causing the leaves to change to their beautiful yellow and orange colours. The leaves begin falling to the ground, leaving behind a bud… Read More

Smoothies and Protein Shakes

February 22, 2016
Categories: Naturopathic MedicineNews

By Dr. Lauren Quinn, ND Smoothies are an easy way to add more fruit and additional fiber and nutrients to your diet. Be creative and experiment with new ingredients to find a smoothie recipe that is both nutritious and delicious! A Few Protein Powder options: -VegaOne or VegaSport -Sunwarrior (brown rice or blend options) -Progressive… Read More

Postpartum Depression

By Dr. Lauren Quinn, ND There can be ups and downs during the postpartum period; lack of sleep, initiation of breastfeeding, variable support networks, hormonal changes, and physical symptoms after birth can all take a toll on a mother’s mood. This article will look at the difference between postpartum ‘baby blues’ and postpartum depression, as… Read More