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September 14, 2018

Dr. Jocelyn Taitt, ND September tends to bring about changes in our daily routine as things gear up a notch at work or school. This is often accompanied by an increase in stress, which needs to be managed proactively in order to ensure that we have the energy and immune strength to endure the challenges […]

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Dr. Julia Christensen, ND As we enter September, the days are often still warm but we move towards the Earth energy and an increased sense of stability.  Summer brings with it a fire energy, one that is very much of “doing”, full of activity and growth.  The transition to September and fall can be a […]

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Dr. Leah Hassall, ND When hormones are in balance, they help the body to thrive. When out of balance, they significantly affect our quality of life. The degree of hormonal imbalance exists on a continuum: When one or more hormone is significantly out of physiological ranges, we can see serious disease. When one or more […]

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Dr. Samantha Gray, ND RAc Now that school is back in session so is the ritual of making daily lunches.  I admit, I enjoy the summer break from packing lunches.  There is a sort of peace in watching the kids wake naturally and slowly to savour their breakfast rather than having to rush in the […]

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August 9, 2018

Dr. Arezou Babri, ND Lavender is a wonderful nervous system tonic, making it greatly effective in anxiety. Enjoy this lemonade variation after a long summer day. Ingredients: 1 cup water 1 cup sugar (see note below) 1 tbsp dried lavender or 10 springs of fresh lavender 3 cups sparkling water 1 cup lemon juice freshly […]

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August 8, 2018

Dr. Lisa Polinsky, ND  “Respect your uniqueness. Drop your comparison. Relax into your being.” – Rumi Anxiety is on the rise with younger generations reporting heightened stress over previous generations. Stress among children is estimated to have increased 45% over the past 30 years.1. Millennials (ages 18-35) are now reporting more anxiety over gen-x-ers and […]

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Dr. Leah Hassall, ND We have all experienced that feeling of a “pit” or “butterflies” in the stomach when we are scared, anxious or excited. Is this just imagined or are the brain and the stomach actually communicating? The idea of a connection between the brain and the gut where emotions and mood can trigger […]

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Dr. Erin Crossman, ND Anxious thoughts and feelings may be normal responses to your external environment. But feelings of anxiety can also stem from your internal environment as a result of genetic predispositions, nutritional deficiencies, hormonal imbalances, or other medical conditions. Naturopathic doctors have exceptional skills to get to the root of an individual’s anxiety. […]

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July 12, 2018

Dr. Jocelyn Taitt, ND Intermittent fasting (IF) and the ketogenic (“keto”) diet are currently two of the trendiest styles of eating. In the past few years vast assortments of ketogenic-oriented supplements have sprung up on the shelves of grocery and health food stores, and “bullet-proof” coffee is à la mode. Celebrity health professionals like Dr. […]

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Dr. Alexia Harris, ND Over the years, the ketogenic diet has gained so much popularity in the fitness and weight-loss industry that supplement companies have manufactured a host of nutritional “ketogenic” products designed to support individuals following the diet. In the last decade, the diet has also become popular within the naturopathic medical profession as […]

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