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Naturopathic Medicine

Historic Herbs: Myrrh for Infections and Immunity

September 19, 2017
Categories: Naturopathic MedicineNews

This is the second article in my Historic Herbs series. Myrrh (Latin name Commiphora myrrha) is a herb used by humans since ancient times. In the ancient world, it was revered as a perfume and used for incense and in religious ceremonies. The plant that it comes from grows in Africa and the Middle East…. Read More

What Does It Mean to Treat the “Root Cause”?

August 16, 2017
Categories: Naturopathic MedicineNews

Treating the root cause is a phrase that many people in the holistic health community use. It can be used so much that we lose track of the meaning. Basically, treating the root cause means treating the cause of the symptoms. The opposite to this is just treating the symptoms. Even this explanation can seem… Read More

The Many Faces of Anxiety

August 1, 2017
Categories: Naturopathic MedicineNews

I’ve seen anxiety show itself in all kinds of ways. I’ve seen it stop periods and start up episodes of hives. I’ve seen it wreak havoc on the digestive system and cause harsh eczema flair-ups. It can make people feel suffocated – like they just can’t get a full breath of air in. Thyroid levels can be thrown off by it. Issues with weight and emotional eating… Read More

How Everyday Products Can Impact Your Hormones

July 26, 2017
Categories: Naturopathic MedicineNews

Many household products contain ingredients that have been shown to alter hormonal systems. These ingredients are called “endocrine disruptors”. Now, I have no intention to make you feel paranoid with this article. I would just like to provide some information for you to mull over. Maybe it’ll help you make some changes with the products… Read More

Household Healers: Castor Oil

July 18, 2017
Categories: Naturopathic MedicineNews

This is the fourth article in my Household Healers series. The first blog post in this series was all about my favourite herb: chamomile. Today’s post will be about my second favourite herb – the castor oil plant – and its many healing properties. JOINT PAIN Castor oil has anti-inflammatory and pain blocking properties. Rubbing… Read More

How Can a Naturopath Help Me Lose Weight?

July 12, 2017
Categories: Naturopathic MedicineNews

Your first instinct may be that as an ND I would put you on a strict diet filled with kale and green smoothies. In reality, I meet my patients where they’re at and build a plan that works for their lifestyle. Here are the ways I can help you lose weight. MEAL PLANNING I love… Read More

Hair Loss After Childbirth

July 4, 2017
Categories: Naturopathic MedicineNews

Hair loss after delivering a baby is very common. It usually starts to happen 1 to 4 months after delivery. You can lose hair evenly over the scalp or just along the front and sides of the hairline. DON’T PANIC The amount of shedding can be shocking – especially the first time it happens. However,… Read More

Household Healers: Ginger

June 28, 2017
Categories: Naturopathic MedicineNews

Ginger is a common ingredient with a wide range of healing properties. Read on to learn more! MENSTRUAL CRAMPS Ginger tea is a great remedy for preventing period cramps. I find that it only works if you start taking it at least one week before cramps start. Some people take it even earlier. Boiling fresh… Read More

Naturopathic Approaches to Acne

June 20, 2017
Categories: Naturopathic MedicineNews

There are many causes of acne. It can be related to hormones, diet and lifestyle, digestion, stress and much more. Treating acne usually involves both internal and external approaches. Today I’ll talk about some of the many ways a naturopath can help you get clear skin. MODIFYING DIET There was a point when researchers argued… Read More