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Protecting Your Mental Well-being During a Pandemic

posted Friday, April 17, 2020

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We are hearing a lot about the directives from our local Public Health Units for protecting our physical health during this global pandemic. We can’t deny that these protocols and steps are absolutely necessary for ensuring not only our health, and the health of our family, but also the health of the community at large […]

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Do Plastics Really Impact my Hormones?

posted Monday, April 13, 2020

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While we isolate at home, here are a few household chores that you might want to take time to explore. We are surrounded by plastics, from food and beverage storage containers, to product packaging, to cleaning products, and so much more. Have you ever stopped to think about the effect plastics can have on our […]

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Tips for Healthy Weight Loss: What to do When You Hit a Plateau

posted Tuesday, April 7, 2020

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During this time of a pandemic, some people maybe eating more and exercising less, which could lead to an unexpected weight gain. At my clinic I see patients throughout the year who are looking to lose that excess weight, so I’ve compiled a list of tips to help patients achieve their weight loss goals while […]

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Ways to Boost Your Iron Without Supplementing

posted Monday, December 2, 2019

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Iron-deficiency anemia, or low iron is one of the most common health concerns I see on a regular basis in my clinic. About 20% of women, 50% of pregnant women, and 3% of men do not have enough iron in their body. The most common signs and symptoms of low iron levels are fatigue, shortness […]

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Not Feeling Well? Heal Yourself with Items Available at Your Local Grocer

posted Friday, November 1, 2019

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Next time your down and out with a cold or flu, head to your local grocery store to pick up some of these herbs to boost your immune system naturally. Here are some of the best herbs that have healing properties and an affinity towards enhancing the body’s ability to cope with common illnesses, such […]

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Back to School Essentials: Natural Health Products to Keep Kids Healthy

posted Sunday, September 1, 2019

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School is just around the corner, whether you’ve got big kids or a little one, keeping them healthy is a top priority. The common cold and flu viruses ramp up around this time of year, with kids back in school and lots of new germs circulating. Now is the best time to stock up on […]

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Suffering with Achy Joints? Natural Recommendations for Pain Relief

posted Wednesday, July 17, 2019

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Suffering from arthritis, achy or stiff joints? Joint pain can lead to a poor quality of life, low mood, and less time spent doing the things you love. Here are my top 5 simple strategies for managing pain and preventing it in the future.  Arnica. Available in a cream, gel, or homeopathic preparation; Arnica is […]

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Sun’s out, Fun’s out – Tips for Choosing a Sunscreen

posted Monday, June 10, 2019

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Summer is almost upon us. Now that the weather is getting better, it’s the perfect time to step outside and get your vitamin D. Here is my list of tips for managing sun exposure: Ten to fifteen minutes of unprotected sun exposure early in the morning or late in the day is the perfect time […]

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May is Mental Health Month

posted Friday, May 10, 2019

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The month of May is Mental Health Awareness month; a social issue that is near and dear to my heart. Some of you may know that the mental health profession is a passion of mine; before finishing my doctorate in naturopathic medicine I worked as a social worker with women and children in various organizations. […]

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Is Your Liver Causing You to Gain Weight?

posted Tuesday, March 19, 2019

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Recently I tuned into a live webinar with Dr. Alan Christianson, NMD, about why your liver may be playing a role in your inability to lose weight. I thought this was an interesting concept, because as Dr. Christianson mentions in this webinar, fatty liver is an extremely common condition, making weight loss difficult, perhaps even […]

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