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Focus on Mental Health to Reduce Heartburn

April 2, 2020
Categories: Naturopathic MedicineNews

Heartburn from acid reflux or GERD (gastroesophageal reflux disease) can seriously interfere with your quality of life. It can make the very thought of eating or drinking a trigger food a source of distress. Going to bed at night can start to become something you dread because you know a burning stomach and chest will… Read More

Melatonin for Sleep: What You Should Know

March 4, 2020
Categories: Naturopathic MedicineNews

It’s not fun to struggle with sleep. Not being able to get a good night’s sleep can have a serious impact on your quality of life. Melatonin is a popular sleep aid that many turn to as a solution to their sleep woes. Melatonin is a hormone that is produced in your pineal gland (part… Read More

Beating Brain Fog and Improving Focus

February 19, 2020
Categories: Naturopathic MedicineNews

Brain fog is not a medical term but it’s a term that nicely captures something that many people experience. Brain fog is that feeling of being spaced out and struggling to focus and engage. Have you ever read a book or listened to someone talk for several minutes only to realize that you didn’t absorb… Read More

Why I Became a Naturopathic Doctor

February 3, 2020
Categories: Naturopathic MedicineNews

I think it all started with reality TV. Weird right? But it’s true. I actually think the concept of holistic health was first introduced to me through makeover shows on TV that I would watch as a kid and teen. I especially liked the shows that worked on a full inside-out transformation. You know, the… Read More

Light Therapy for Seasonal Affective Disorder

January 13, 2020
Categories: Naturopathic MedicineNews

How is winter treating you? Many Canadians are not loving the dark mornings and early sunsets. For some, winter is a pain but it’s tolerable. For others, the season can really bring them down and they can’t seem to shake their winter blues. Seasonal affective disorder (SAD) is a feeling of depression that happens consistently… Read More

Anti-Aging Foods for Your Skin

December 23, 2019
Categories: Naturopathic MedicineNews

I’m going to take a detour from my usual posts about mental health and focus on another area that I work with: skin health. Since I do facial acupuncture regularly, I often get asked what foods can promote anti-aging. More and more people want to work on skin anti-aging from the inside in addition to… Read More

Vitamin B12: What You Should Know

November 29, 2019
Categories: Naturopathic MedicineNews

Having enough B12 can make a big difference in how well you feel. Here are some quick facts about vitamin B12 that you should know about. Knowledge is power – especially when it comes to your health. Best Dietary Sources Animal protein like fish and meat Dairy and eggs Fortified foods and drinks (e.g. some… Read More

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