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Household Hormone Disrupting Chemicals and Anxiety

August 14, 2021
Categories: Naturopathic MedicineNews

We are exposed to many hormone disruptors in our day to day life. This is something that scientists have been talking about for a while now. The commonly used name for these chemicals is “Endocrine Disrupting Chemicals” or EDCs. They include plastics used to line cans, coat store receipts and store food in, chemicals in… Read More

Is This Early Menopause or Anxiety?

July 23, 2021
Categories: Naturopathic MedicineNews

Heart palpitations, hot flashes, feeling more irritable and frazzled, period getting irregular – these symptoms can all be part of the menopause transition. But they can also be anxiety symptoms as well. It’s often difficult to tell the difference and the two can occur simultaneously. Typically, once the period has stopped for a year, menopause… Read More

Dry Skin: My Go-to Natural Options

November 9, 2020
Categories: Naturopathic MedicineNews

It’s that time of year when everyone starts to notice their skin drying out. That dewy summer feel to the skin has faded to be replaced with flaking, cracking and dullness for a lot of us. Here are some of my favourite natural options to apply to dry skin: Cocoa butter and/or shea butter: These… Read More

Men and Mental Health: A Silent Crisis

August 11, 2020
Categories: Naturopathic MedicineNews

Many of my male patients have told me that they feel like mental health issues among men are not talked about enough. The rates of conditions like depression and anxiety are rising among men. Certain mental health conditions have been more prevalent among women but the gap between the amount of men with mental health… Read More

My Favourite Meatless Meals

July 9, 2020
Categories: Naturopathic MedicineNews

A number people ask me about how they can moderate their meat and animal product intake and try more vegetarian or vegan meals. I incorporate a lot of vegetarian or vegan meals into my diet. Meatless meals are a pretty popular topic right now. There are so many new meatless food creations out there. My… Read More

How to Test and Track Your Stress Levels

June 30, 2020
Categories: Naturopathic MedicineNews

You would think that we would be good at telling when we’re stressed out or not. You would be surprised at how many of my patients take a long time to realize their minds and bodies are under high stress. Being in a state of stress can become a part of your new normal making… Read More

Feeling Nervous? Lavender May Help

May 5, 2020
Categories: Naturopathic MedicineNews

When you’re feeling nervous and scared, you want to make use of as many tips and tricks as you can to feel more at peace. Simple tips that you can add into your day can make a surprising difference. Lavender was historically used to help people fall asleep. People would put a few pieces of… Read More

How to Talk Yourself Through a Panic Attack

April 16, 2020
Categories: Naturopathic MedicineNews

A panic attack is one of the strangest sensations out there and it can feel different to different people. Some of the more common symptoms are: a racing and heavy heartbeat, feeling like you’re not getting enough air and feeling like something terrible is happening to your body. Others report sensations like feeling like you’re… Read More

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