Welcome to our health blog.

We were going to call it “What Would a Naturopath Do?”, but that’s too long for the top menu, so “Blog” it is.

Here, we share favourite inspirational birth stories for parents-to-be, healthy recipes, archives of articles we’ve published and wellness videos we’ve posted on social media, and other writing we’ve produced on various health topics, be they the “hot” topics of the day, items we’ve been interested in or simply opinions we wanted to share.

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Longevity, Health Span and the First Things You Need to Understand About How to Live Forever Early in my career, I saw a patient whose main health concern was prostate health, but after we had adressed that he disclosed to me, his main goal… [LEARN MORE]

Using Homeopathic Medicines Reviewed: 2024 March 19 Although many opinions exist on the appropriate method to use homeopathic medicines, including specific times of day to use them, and avoidance of substances that potentially antidote their action, these can be simplified into three basic guidelines: Take your… [LEARN MORE]

Marshmallow Root Tea Reviewed: 2024 March 19 The powdered root of the marshmallow (Althaea officinalis) plant may be consumed to sooth and protect irritated and damaged tissues the full length of the digestive tract. It may be used as a tincture or a tea, but… [LEARN MORE]

Bowen Therapy: Treatment Aftercare Reviewed: 2024 March 19 The Bowen Technique is a gentle, “hands-on” therapy used to relieve musculoskeletal pain and relax the nervous system. Treatments consist of a series of precise movements over various structures of the body (e.g., muscles, nerve plexuses). Sessions are… [LEARN MORE]

Healthy Eating Guidelines: A Balanced Diet Reviewed: 2024 March 19 As the result of media reportage, it is understandable that many believe that increased consumption of specific foods (i.e., “superfoods”) is the key to a healthy diet. In fact, the three “healthy eating” practices… [LEARN MORE]

Bioelectrical Impedance Analysis (BIA) Updated: 2024 March 17 Bioelectrical impedance analysis (BIA) is a safe, quick, non-invasive and painless assessment that can be used to measure and calculate a variety of anthropometric (body composition) parameters (e.g., body-fat percentage). Body composition is assessed by the… [LEARN MORE]

Castor Oil Compress Reviewed: 2024 March 14 Castor oil is the product of the seed of the castor plant (Ricinus communis). Although taken internally it is potentially toxic, used externally it is safe and has many applications. Historically, castor oil compresses have been used… [LEARN MORE]

Instead of asking, “Have I worked hard enough to deserve to rest?, I’ve started asking, ‘Have I rested enough to do my most loving and meaningful work?’. -Nicola Jane Hobbs Today we are experiencing an opportunity. An emotional unraveling. A mental health breakdown. We… [LEARN MORE]

Although any form of chest feeding (feeding of a newborn whilst the parent holds them at their chest) fosters an emotional bonding between child and parent not offered by “traditional” methods of bottle feeding, consumption of breastmilk by newborns offers unparalleled benefits to child… [LEARN MORE]

This is my all-time favourite dish to make and share. It generates a very large portion so is a great dish to add to any celebratory meal, such as Thanksgiving or any gathering! The sweetness of the caramelized vegetables, with the freshness of the… [LEARN MORE]

The Role of Confidence in Health, and How to Achieve It

Micheal Jordan may have character flaws, but self-doubt isn’t one of them. One of our children has started to develop the habit of negative self-talk. We’re not exactly certain from where this habit has begun to form: maybe it’s a normal part of teen… [LEARN MORE]


Full disclosure: this isn’t the revelation of a scientific discovery. More me organizing my thoughts after having had a small epiphany of sorts. Over the years I’ve been asked the question: “How can I live to 100?” more than once (and once, “200”, by… [LEARN MORE]