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Healthy Pregnancy Tips

Holistic Therapies for a Healthy Pregnancy I often see a number of fertility as well as pregnant and post-partum patients in the office. Each comes with its own levels of issues, so our goal as Naturopathic Doctors is to support where every person is at. For this piece, let’s focus on the nine months of Read More

Planning for Your Best Health in 2020

Welcome to 2020! A new year and new – or renewed – resolutions. Whether you’re determined to manage weight, reduce stress, strengthen relationships, or volunteer your services, the first step in choosing what to tackle is understanding your values and priorities. Visualize how the change would look for you. Ask yourself: If I make this change Read More

Beat the Heat: Different Choices for Menopausal Support

What is Menopause? Strictly put, it is the time in a woman’s life where their natural menstrual cycles cease permanently and hormone levels once necessary for reproduction, gradually diminish. It is a normal physiological process that can occur typically between the ages of 45 – 55, the average age being 51. In order to be Read More

Preventing Diabetes and Metabolic Syndrome

Have you been diagnosed with Diabetes mellitus (DM)? Have you been told that you have increased cholesterol, hypertension and rising blood sugar levels, even if some of these look ‘normal’ on a lab test? Unfortunately, leaving any of these conditions untreated can lead to numerous complications – heart disease, kidney failure, blindness, circulation problems, lower Read More

Safe and Happy Summer

Each season brings its own kind of fun and enjoyment, but with these pluses also come a special set of challenges. The arrival of summer is no exception. As the sun beats down and the air heats up, remember these 5 important tricks to help you stay safe and healthy this summer.   Stay hydrated, Read More

Secrets of Healthy, Sexy Men

Fathers Day is just around the corner, and a lot of us will be honouring the men in our life in various ways. June is also men’s health and prostate cancer awareness month. My belief is that a great way to honour Dads is to take care of their health in the best way possible Read More

6 Health Benefits of Apples

Here’s to the humble apple: I had the pleasure this past weekend at the Naturopathic Physician conference in Vancouver to meet a member of the Bragg family – the people behind the famous Braggs line of products like Liquid Aminos, #AppleCiderVinegar and much more. It was also a great reminder of the power of consuming Read More

7 Reasons Why You are Always Tired

I hear the same thing over and over in my practice – “I just don’t have enough energy!” “I’m so tired all the time.” One of the top five health concerns that I see when new patients arrive in my office is that their energy levels aren’t sufficient enough and often complain of fatigue, especially Read More

Health Benefits of Lemon Water

I will share something with  you here – when I was in Acupuncture school over 16 years ago, I discovered why it was important to start your day off with drinking hot water, not hot lemon water mind you, just – hot water. I confess that it wasn’t immediately an attractive thing for me, but Read More

7 Simple Ways to Relieve Stress Naturally

  Let’s talk Stress! We all feel with it, we all deal with it, in various ways. Sometimes we don’t deal with it at all, and instead chronic stress yields a huge impact on us, physically, emotionally, mentally, and even spiritually. Statistics show that well over 75% of people who are stressed, feel physical and Read More