Natural Treatment For Post- Partum Depression

Up to 13 per cent of new mothers experience postpartum depression. And now there’s a natural treatment that may help prevent it. Postpartum Blues are quite common after giving birth, and usually start around 4-7 days postpartum. Postpartum Blues and Postpartum Depression are not the same thing, but when the blues get severe it significantly … Continue Reading

What To Eat When You Have A Cold or Flu

Is it starve a cold, feed a fever or feed a cold, starve a fever? Actually, it is neither. It’s not how much you eat but rather what you eat. So here is a simple eating plan to help you shake off symptoms, fortify your immune system, and speed up recovery when you are feeling … Continue Reading

Top 10 Natural Ways To Protect Yourself Against Viruses

While reading the news at times, I wonder why no one is talking about ways that may help prevent ANY virus: boosting the immune system. The truth is, those who die from the flu do not actually die from the virus but rather a compromised immune system. And you get this from a lack of … Continue Reading

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 … Continue Reading

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 … Continue Reading

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 … Continue Reading

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 … Continue Reading

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 … Continue Reading

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 … Continue Reading

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 … Continue Reading