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

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

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

Support your Heart Health

Debbie Reynolds and Carrie Fisher. Spouses dying within hours or days of each other. People who are diagnosed with a terminal illness or suddenly pass on ‘out of the blue’, shortly after retirement from a lengthy career. Your visit to the doctor’s office, and associating ‘white coat syndrome’ sends your blood pressure increasing far beyond Read More

Bone Broth Soup

Bone broth soup – a mainstay in my Ukrainian culture and life growing up as a farmers’ granddaughter. Soup stock was made consistently – there was never a week that went by, that we didn’t have soup – always from the bones. Our back-bone (no pun intended) staples were onions, garlic, and stock in comparisons Read More

8 ways to Increase Iron Intake – Naturally

According to the World Health Organization, probably as much as 80% of the world population is iron deficient, with over 30% suffering from iron deficiency anemia. Women, children, and infants are typically at higher risk for deficiency. I see this in my clinic a lot – far too often, I see iron or its storage Read More

Beat the Winter Blahs

This month we go back to our Regular Standard Time (RST) with Daylight Savings Time (DST) ending Sunday, November 6, 2016. The upside is that you get that extra hour of sleep that you may have craved up until now, the downside though is that it will get darker earlier. With darkness and less sunlight, Read More

Dietary Therapy and Traditional Chinese Medicine

“Drink milk for maintaining healthy bones.” “Eat 5-7 servings a day of …” “Eat garlic – because is good for you.” “Don’t drink more than two cups of coffee per day.” We’ve heard them all. So many phrases, guidelines, and rules! What’s right? What is too much? What’s enough? It’s enough to cause confusion and Read More