8 Signs You May Be Deficient
This essential nutrient has many functions in your body involving your nervous system, blood cell formation, metabolism, muscle function, hormonal regulation and cardiovascular health. I'm sure you would agree this sounds pretty important, which makes it...October 2019
where did your sex drive go?
A woman’s libido is influenced by a vast number of things. While men can also experience reduced sex drive it is more common to hear women questioning their own, so let’s address it.
Firstly, it’s important to explore the motivation and cause of how you are feeling. Are...July 2019
eat your way to better mood & motivation
You have likely already heard of probiotics; they are often referred to as 'good bacteria', 'gut flora', or 'microbiota'. They are the bacteria that live in your gut and have received a lot of attention for how they help your digestion, immune function, drug...April 2019
movement & mindset
Blue Zones are regions of the world where people commonly live active lives past the age of 100 years. Recently learning about these communities my attention was caught by two of the nine habits that contribute to their health & longevity. You may anticipate...January 2019
it's about Time!
Digestive complaints are a common reason why people consult with a naturopathic doctor (ND). Whether it’s something simple like bloating after eating, more bothersome like heartburn, or even a case of inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) like Crohn’s or...October 2018
you don't have to suffer!
"How do anti-histamines get rid of my symptoms?"
Histamine molecules reside in your cells called mast cells. When they are released they bind to your tissues and trigger inflammation, thereby causing all the symptoms you associate with allergies (itchy...July 2018
let's simplify things
“What should I eat? Paleo? Keto? Gluten-free? What about lectins; they’re bad, right?" These are questions I get asked on a regular basis.
It's great that people are now paying more attention to what they eat, however the pendulum seems to have swung from not...April 2018
Worried about losing your memory as you age? Already feeling the effects? It need not be a one-way street.
Several risk factors have been identified and associated with age related memory loss, which include social isolation, lack of exercise, molecular...January 2018
With statistics like '2nd most common cause of cancer deaths among women aged 40-79'1, it's no wonder breast cancer (BC) is on the minds of many Canadian women. This can become a big source of anxiety, especially for women with loved ones who have been down the road of diagnosis and trea...October 2017
Diabetes is one of the fastest growing diseases in Canada with more than 60,000 new cases every year. For people living with this diagnosis, 90% of them have Type 2, which means their pancreases aren't producing enough insulin or their cells aren't using...October 2016
It may not be what you think
Heartburn is commonly thought be a symptom of too much stomach acid, however this can often be inaccurate or only a small piece of the picture.
The symptoms of heartburn can include a burning sensation behind your sternum (breast bone), a persistent cough,...July 2016
Improve your recovery with complementary care
Even healthy, active people can have the temporary set-back of surgery. Whether emergency, essential or elective, you can reduce both your pain and your recovery time with appropriate treatments. My patients are always surprised to learn how many effective...April 2016