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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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]
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]
The value of light therapy for treatment of Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD) is well established1, 2, 3, but for those interested in pursuing this approach, the obstacles are the time to determine which product will be potentially most effective, and how to implement use to… [LEARN MORE]
Is the SIBO breath test the right laboratory test for you? In our experience, many persons having digestive symptoms receive a diagnosis of irritable bowel syndrome (IBS), but no particular guidance in identifying possible causes, or options for treatment other than symptom management (e.g.,… [LEARN MORE]
It’s holiday party season, and with that, for many, holiday “over-drinking season” (that’s a discrete was of writing hangover). There are a number of factors that appear to contribute to the symptoms experienced in a hangover: inflammation, oxidative stress and alcohol-induced nutrient deficiency specifically,… [LEARN MORE]
The flu vaccine is “released” annually in October, and with it, begins our season of answering the question: “Should I get the flu vaccine?”. As naturopathic doctors, prescribing the flu vaccine, or advising against it lies outside out scope of practice. We can however… [LEARN MORE]
This post is the outcome of being asked repeatedly how Bowen Therapy works, either by patients skeptical of gentle pressure effectively reducing symptoms of chronic pain, or shocked by the fact that gentle pressure successfully relieved their chronic pain where more aggressive treatments did… [LEARN MORE]
I’m writing this post to share some research I stumbled across in the course of my day-to-day work, researching treatments for patients having range of health concerns, in this case migraine headaches. I won’t spend a lot of time here offering background into the… [LEARN MORE]
Recently, a patient asked me about a specific vitamin C product, basically whether it was worth paying a premium for. In order to offer them the most accurate answer I could, I decided to confirm a few facts before replying, and ended up going… [LEARN MORE]
A frequent contributor to our friend Joy’s site, Du recently contributed an article on a vexing topic for many parents: getting young children to sleep. Read, learn and enjoy it here!