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Chronic Stress Can Affect Your Immunity

Chronic Stress Can Affect Your Immunity
April 13, 2020 10:43 PM

If you’re like most people, you’ve read a lot of tips on avoiding COVID-19. You likely know the basics: Wash your hands; keep a safe distance from others; avoid travel and quarantine yourself if you have traveled; and don’t go out at all if you experience any symptoms.   Staying Healthy Starts On The Inside However, it’s also important to acknowledge that staying healthy starts on the inside. The defense system we all need to take care of in these crazy times is our immune system. Yet her...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

How To Support Your Immune System And Navigate COVID-19 Fears

How To Support Your Immune System And Navigate COVID-19 Fears
March 26, 2020 05:22 PM

With many of us are glued to the news of the spread of the novel coronavirus, we want to address the questions we’re receiving daily. Preventing illness altogether may be out of our control, however preparing our bodies, minds and homes can help us to navigate this era with more confidence. Our goal is to give you some clear and actionable tips to boost your immune system and reduce the impact this virus has on your family’s daily life. “Nothing in life is to be feared, it is only to be unde...Read more

My ALL TIME FAVOURITE Immune Boosting and Anti-viral Nutrients

My ALL TIME FAVOURITE Immune Boosting and Anti-viral Nutrients
March 26, 2020 03:12 PM

N-acetyl-cysteine (NAC)   I LOVE this nutrient! It boosts levels of our most potent antioxidant, glutathione Promotes detoxification by removing toxins Breaks down mucus (bronchitis, asthma, pneumonia, cystic fibrosis) The amino acid, cysteine fuels or immune cells (it is depleted in oxidative stress and infection) Melatonin Melatonin is decreased with age Reduces oxidative lung injury and inflammatory cell recruitment during viral infections  One theory about why kids are m...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

Don’t Let Hashimoto’s Thyroiditis Zap Your Energy

Don’t Let Hashimoto’s Thyroiditis Zap Your Energy
February 18, 2020 12:38 PM

A diagnosis of Hypothyroidism, or underactive thyroid, means that your thyroid gland is not producing high enough hormone levels to carry out its many roles in the body.   Thyroid hormones play roles in a wider range of physical functions than most of us realise, so when those hormone levels get out of whack, the entire body can be affected. There can be a number of reasons this happens, ranging from nutritional deficiencies to radiation, with one of the more common reasons being an autoimm...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