Category: Insomnia

November 25, 2019

Relaxation Supports for Children

Dr. Julia Christensen, ND Restlessness, feelings of anxiety, constipation, and difficulty sleeping are some common presentations that I see in children who come to my office.  The underlying imbalance and unifying factor of these symptoms could be from an over-engagement of the sympathetic nervous system (or fight or flight system as it’s commonly called).  Sometimes […]

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October 11, 2018

Traumatic Brain Injury: Long-term effects, management and treatment options

Dr. Arezou Babri, ND Traumatic brain injuries (TBI) most commonly include concussions, closed head injuries, or penetrating injuries. These injuries can result from anything between a simple blow to the head to a significant external trauma that can impact the normal function of the brain. A TBI can have long-term physical, cognitive, behavioural, and psychological […]

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September 14, 2018

DUTCH Comprehensive Hormone Testing for Optimizing Wellness

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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August 8, 2017

Acupuncture to Help You Sleep

Dr. Arezou Babri, ND What’s all the hype about sleep? Sleep serves as our body’s restorative function in order for us to operate daily at an optimal level. Many of us are aware that both the quantity and quality of sleep play an important role in healthy brain function and our overall emotional well-being. Not […]

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Passionflower for Anxiety Disturbed Sleep

Dr. Samantha Gray, ND RAc There are numerous underlying causes of insomnia however one of the more distressing is anxiety and worry. Getting caught in a round of anxiety-laden circular thinking can be devastating to a good night’s sleep. One of the best herbal remedies to address insomnia of this nature is Passionflower. Native to the […]

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November 23, 2016

Brain Health: Testing Your Neurotransmitters

Dr. Samantha Gray, ND RAc Neurotransmitters are unique chemicals that facilitate the transmission of signals or messages throughout the body. Neurotransmitters are particularly active in the brain to influence and regulate a wide range of processes such as mental performance, emotions, pain response and energy levels. Neurotransmitters are the brain’s chemical messengers, facilitating communication among […]

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November 22, 2016

Ashwaganda: Withania somnifera

Dr. Jeannie Achuff, ND As naturopathic doctors, we have the privilege of witnessing the very intimate textures of people’s lives as they are lived. It is sometimes so raw and straining, and we see our patients brought to their knees by the hands of fate. While we can’t shepherd our patients through the bumps in […]

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August 8, 2016

Comprehensive Hormone Panel

Dr. Juliet Ghodsian, ND Your Endocrine system consists of a collection of glands that produce hormones to regulate metabolism, growth and development, sexual function, reproduction, sleep cycle, and mood balance, among other things. Disruptions in production of hormones or dysregulation in the relationship between individual hormones or endocrine glands themselves, can result in health problems […]

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February 16, 2016

Insulin Resistance: What it is and what you can do about it.

Dr. Kristin Schnurr, ND What is Insulin Resistance? Insulin is the hormone whose main function is to process sugar in the bloodstream and carry it to fat, liver, and muscle cells to be stored for later use. When your body is flooded with too much insulin too much of the time, your cells can become […]

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August 18, 2014

Essentials of Sleep

Dr. Lisa Polinsky Ideally, we spend about one third of our lives in restful, restorative sleep and awake feeling fresh and ready for the day.  Yet estimates of 40-50% of Canadians complain of difficulty achieving a good night’s sleep. On average 8+ hours of sleep are ideal.  If we adjust for the seasons and light […]

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