Do you have heartburn? You could have H. Pylori

If you experience digestive symptoms, especially in the upper digestive system, you may have a bacterial infection called Helicobacter pylori (H. Pylori). Do the following sound familiar? Burning pain in the abdomen, bloating/ burping after eating, bad breath, nausea, aversion to meat, loss of appetite, weight loss. If you have any of these symptoms, you may […]

Tips For Better Sleep

Achieving better sleep can lead to better health, there is no doubt about that! It is a time when all the cells in our body regenerate, this includes the brain, gut and skin. Improving both onset and quality of sleep therefore improve energy levels, cognition, memory, skin appearance and overall functioning! This is a list […]

What Do Seeds Have To Do With Hormones?

What Is Seed Cycling? Seed cycling is a technique that uses intake of seeds to help your body naturally re-balance its hormone levels: specifically Estrogen and Progesterone. Estrogen and progesterone are two of the key hormones that help regulate your menstrual cycle. Estrogen levels rise during the first half of the cycle, whereas progesterone levels […]

Why Should I See A Naturopathic Doctor?

I hear this question a lot. This is both an opportunity to educate and a bit of a difficult question to answer. Naturopathic Doctors (NDs) have a large scope of training in a variety of natural modalities, that it is hard to give a short answer to this question. First of all, what is a […]

9 Tips For Self Care During Stressful Times

Every season of the year tends to bring high stress periods. Whether it be approaching deadlines, changing temperatures, organizing trips, holiday parties, weddings, birthdays, back to school, final exams, we all have those times when we are pushed to the limits. When everything seems like it is just around the corner and the stress is […]

How Does Ketogenic Diet Work?

WHAT IS IT? It dates back to 1920s as a therapy for epilepsy, the ketogenic diet has re-emerged in various forms over the last couple of decades as an effective and sustainable method of WEIGHT LOSS. This diet is compelling, because you can lose weight while still indulging in the beloved high-fat foods long regarded […]

How to Plan For A Healthy School Lunch

Packing a healthy lunch for kids can be tricky. Especially when there are time restraints, food preferences, food intolerances or sensitivities involved. Here is a step by step approach that may help you navigate the art of packing your kids lunch. Keep in mind this is a gluten free, dairy free, peanut free approach, and […]

Calcium Supplements: Should You Take Them?

Calcium is an essential mineral for good health. Particularly bone health, as 99% of all calcium in the body is found in bone and teeth. This is a nutrient we need in the highest quantities but also has the highest chance of being harmful. In this article, I will guide you into determining if you […]

Ashwaganda: A Natural Aphrodisiac for Women

Sexuality is a complex physiological phenomenon that encompasses vascular, neurological, and endocrine systems, as well as the realm of the psychological. Much has been made of ashwagandha as a tonic libido booster for men. Less well-known are its powerful properties for improving sexual function in women, whose struggles with problems of sexual desire, arousal, orgasm, […]

Probiotic strain Lactobacillus rhamnosus in the prevention of bacterial vaginosis (BV) in women

The Inquiry Bacterial vaginosis (BV) is the most common cause of vaginal discharge complaints and represents 40%-50% of all gynecological conditions encountered in primary care practice. It is characterized by an overgrowth of anaerobic and facultative anaerobic genital tract organisms (e.g., Gardenerella, Prevotella, Mobiluncus spp.) and a depletion of lactobacilli. This causes a degradation of the mucins […]