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Top Tips To Support Your Adrenals

Top Tips To Support Your Adrenals
June 08, 2020 11:04 PM

Carving out a home workspace, becoming a home-school teacher overnight -pandemic pivoting is tough. If you feel unsettled and exhausted, you’re not alone. But what if you were already feeling tired, stressed and overwhelmed before? Could your adrenal glands be part of the problem? While there is some debate about the term ‘adrenal fatigue’, we can all agree that stress levels are at an all-time high. People are burning out.  And the adrenal glands are major players in the stress response.  S...Read more

7 Ways To Avoid The “Quarantine Fifteen”

7 Ways To Avoid The “Quarantine Fifteen”
May 14, 2020 11:38 PM

Let’s start with the good news: If you’re self-isolating, you should have more time to devote to creating a healthy diet for yourself. At least, that’s the fantasy that many of us started out with a few weeks ago. However, terms like the “quarantine 15” and “isolation constipation” are starting to appear on social media.  It turns out that eating healthily and avoiding overindulging during a pandemic isn’t always easy, even if we have the best intentions.  How Emotions Affect Food Choices ...Read more

Meditation: Why It’s Vital Right Now

Meditation: Why It’s Vital Right Now
April 13, 2020 09:59 PM

Tense muscles. Obsessing about the news. Anxiety about the future. Difficulty sleeping. Do all of these sound familiar? You’re definitely not alone. There’s no doubt that we are living with a lot of uncertainty right now.  How can we cope?    Doing Nothing To Cope With Everything The answer might be as simple as doing…. nothing. Simply sitting still and mindfully clearing your thoughts through meditation has an astounding number of benefits that are vital right at this point in history.  ...Read more

What To Do During This Pandemic

What To Do During This Pandemic
March 15, 2020 09:46 PM

I know this is a time of great uncertainty. It’s easier said than done, but please don’t let fear take over. I find it helps not to watch the news too much. Facts about COVID-19: COVID-19 stands for Coronavirus Disease 2019 which is a new type of coronavirus never seen in humans before and originating from Wuhan China The virus spreads from person to person through infected respiratory droplets through coughing or sneezing within 6 feet of each other. Also, the virus can live on surfaces...Read more

What to do if you have a C-section

What to do if you have a C-section
February 13, 2020 02:07 PM

First of all, one of my biggest pet peeves is when women call a vaginal birth, a natural birth. It makes those that couldn't have a vaginal birth feel very un-natural. Let's be mindful of our verbiage.  As a lot of you know, there are a lot of health benefits for the baby when they are born vaginally. The vaginal flora will coat the baby and will help with the baby's digestive system by allowing good bacteria to grow and colonize. Also, the compression and spiral action through the birth can...Read more

Top 10 Tips for a Happier, Healthier 2020

Top 10 Tips for a Happier, Healthier 2020
January 27, 2020 01:11 PM

This year will be different. This year you will turn things around and realize your goals towards happiness and health. You’ve got this! How do I know? Because we’re going to work together on making sure you know exactly what to do in order to be your best self.   Here’s a quick list of simple, proven tips that can help. Of course, when you’re making changes like these, it’s important to start off with realistic expectations. Remember that new habits can take a while to “click.” (One study ...Read more

My Birth Experience- yet another C-Section

My Birth Experience- yet another C-Section
January 27, 2020 12:59 PM

As some of you know, I wrote about how I begrudgingly had a C-section with my first. This caused me some trauma. Knowing what I know as a naturopathic doctor, I wanted to avoid that outcome at all costs. The benefits of a vaginal birth are quite substantial. There's a study that shows that c-section babies are at an increased risk of allergies, dermatitis and asthma. The benefits of the bacterial flora that the baby goes through as it is born is tremendous for the immune system and digestive ...Read more

7 Ways To Avoid Packing On Extra Pounds This Holiday Season

7 Ways To Avoid Packing On Extra Pounds This Holiday Season
December 06, 2019 03:32 PM

Do you have big plans for January? Many of our patients say they’d like to take control of their health in 2020. That often includes losing some extra pounds.   However, it’s always important not to get caught up in the numbers on the scale. Instead, a good alternative goal is to focus on lowering your body fat (but only if that would help your general health) and raising your energy levels. In other words, your goal should always be to improve your overall quality of life, not to chase aft...Read more

Dealing with Holiday Stress

Dealing with Holiday Stress
December 06, 2019 03:27 PM

December brings festive parties, fun times with family, favourite traditions… and stress. How much stress? According to a Healthline survey, the combination of joy and pressure that makes up the month of December means that more than 60% of us find the holiday season somewhat to very stressful.   Considering the many factors that make up holiday stress: the tricky family politics, the joys of winter weather, busy schedules getting in the way of regular exercise, the endless appetizers, and ...Read more

Which Is More Important: Diet or Exercise?

Which Is More Important: Diet or Exercise?
September 17, 2019 03:23 PM

Eat less, exercise more. You’ve probably heard that’s the secret to weight loss. So, it makes sense that if you want to lose weight quickly, or if you’ve hit a weight-loss plateau, you need to really ramp up the exercise, right?   Unfortunately, many people experience frustration with this approach. Why aren’t they successful?  Research suggests that weight loss can be more complex than a simple “calories in/calories out” formula. In fact, our hormones play a larger role in regulating our m...Read more