Category: Depression

September 22, 2016

Meditation – Clear the Mental Clutter

Dr. Lisa Polinsky, ND We cleanse our bodies, our cars, and our homes but let our minds fill with clutter. Thoughts about past events or worries about the future keep us in chronic ‘mental noise’. The impact of an overly busy mind is that the body becomes tense and anxious, digestive difficulties abound, hormones are […]

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November 9, 2015

Herbs and the Microbiome

Dr. Natalie MacIsaac, ND The microbiome in our gut is a dynamic environment that shifts in response to our diet, our hormones, and our stress levels. Studies have linked the microbiome to mood and behavior, gut disorders, eczema, asthma, chronic sinusitis, and obesity. The most popular and well known treatment to support gut and immune health is […]

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March 6, 2013

Depression and Naturopathic Medicine

Dr. Lisa Polinsky I was recently invited to speak on the radio about Naturopathic Medicine and the topic of depression as a lead up to the big media event for Mental Health Day on February 12, 2013.  It is a significant health issue that affects approximately 1 in 5 Canadians directly and untold numbers of […]

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December 10, 2012

Finding The Light In Darker Days

Finding The Light In Darker Days Dr. Lisa Polinsky, ND As we head into darker winter days and experience less sunlight it is natural to feel different than we do during enlivening spring days.  People experience an increased desire to sleep, less inclination for social events, a bit lower energy and perhaps a more introspective […]

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August 2, 2012

Natural Treatments for Anxiety and Depression

Natural Treatments for Anxiety and Depression Dr. Lisa Polinsky, ND Ask most people if they feel better when the weather is sunny and likely you’ll get a resounding “Yes” as an answer. However, even with the better summer weather many people still experience ongoing difficulty with symptoms of anxiety and depression. Naturopathic medicine offers excellent […]

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