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My labour experience – the vulnerable truth

My labour experience – the vulnerable truth
October 13, 2016 12:23 PM

I have been meaning to write down my labour experience for a while now. I find myself struggling to put things on paper as I am working hard to move on from the experience. So here goes. I was one week overdue and I hadn’t felt the baby drop. The midwife was adamant that I get an ultrasound and although I was very reluctant to do so, I felt I was forced to. The 41 week ultrasound showed a condition called polyhydramnios. This is when there is too much amniotic fluid. The speculation is that ...Read more

How to Avoid a Hearing Aid

How to Avoid a Hearing Aid
October 08, 2016 05:24 PM

Age related hearing loss has been associated with low vitamin B12 and folic acid. In a study in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition, they found that the lower the level of B12 and folic acid in the 55 women examined, the worse their hearing was. Sometimes it’s not sufficient to just take a B12 and folic acid supplement. Getting your levels in the blood tested as well as looking at how well you absorb these vitamins are very important. As we age, the amount of stomach acid produced dim...Read more

Our new sign and website

Our new sign and website
September 10, 2016 03:23 PM

I hope you like the new website and our new sign!   Let me know if you have any questions or comments.    

Depression Beyond Serotonin

Depression Beyond Serotonin
August 29, 2016 01:20 AM

Are you suffering from depression or know someone who is suffering from depression? Mood disorders are quite prevalent. Sometimes it’s hard to tell if we’re depressed or just really tired. Symptoms of depression may include Irritability Appetite changes Insomnia Tiredness Sense of guilt or worthlessness nearly all the time Difficulty concentrating Thoughts of death or suicide There is also a type of depression called Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD). This usually comes on in th...Read more

Are you having difficulties sleeping?

Are you having difficulties sleeping?
August 29, 2016 01:17 AM

Whether you have a hard time falling asleep, staying asleep or both, you’re probably wondering if there’s anything you can do about it. When we don’t get enough hours of sleep or when the quality of the sleep is lacking, our energy will be compromised. It’s very frustrating when you wake up at the same time every night or when you keep staring at the clock because you can’t fall back asleep. When falling asleep is an issue, it’s usually because the mind can’t shut up. You’re thinking about a...Read more

I’m pregnant. What should I be supplementing with?

I’m pregnant. What should I be supplementing with?
August 29, 2016 01:15 AM

Folic Acid Now most people by now know that folic acid is the number one prescribed nutrient when a woman is pregnant. Folic acid has been shown to reduce neural tube defects in a fetus. This would include defects of the spinal cord such as spina bifida. Often this imperfection can occur very early on in pregnancy. For this reason it is important that women who are considering to get pregnant should supplement with folic acid. There is however, an increase in babies born with tongue tie. T...Read more

The Hormone Dance

The Hormone Dance
August 29, 2016 01:14 AM

Whether you are a woman whose periods are irregular, too heavy or too painful. Or whether you are a woman who has hot flashes, difficulties staying asleep and losing weight, the common denominator is hormone imbalances. Our most talked about hormones are: thyroid, estrogen, progesterone, testosterone, melatonin and cortisol. When one or more of these are out of balance, it can make us feel completely off. Getting your hormones checked can be a very valuable insight into your health. The bes...Read more

Bone Broth Soup

Bone Broth Soup
August 29, 2016 01:13 AM

Your adrenals are two glads located above your kidneys (back side). They make the stress hormone cortisol. During periods of high stress (like back to school, work, family drama etc) the adrenals are working hard to deal with stress. Over time, the adrenals get tired and you may experience adrenal fatigue or burnout. Symptoms include: low energy difficulty concentrating difficulty waking up in the morning craving salty foods low blood pressure low sex drive weight gain A great ...Read more

Baked Apples

Baked Apples
August 29, 2016 01:10 AM

Apples are part of the dirty dozen so make sure you get organic apples. We order from Bailey’s Local Foods. It’s only $20 for the year. It’s an online farmer’s market and then you pick up your food at the First United church in uptown Waterloo (next to the LCBO). With the apples we bought, I decided to bake them. Here’s my recipe: 4 large organic apples 1/4 cup coconut palm sugar (you can get this from bulk barn) or use brown sugar 1 tbsp of cinnamon minimum (I love cinnamon! plus it he...Read more

Get your summer on!

Get your summer on!
August 29, 2016 01:04 AM

August is already here! Make sure you take some time off to enjoy the weather. Winter comes much too quickly. Get your daily recommended intake of Vitamin D Vitamin D has potent anticancer properties. In fact it acts more as a hormone than a vitamin. Did you know that if you spend 10-15 minutes in the sun during peak hours without sunscreen, you will get 1000 international units of vitamin D? This website calculates the time you need to spend in the sun to get your daily recommended intak...Read more