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Botanical Medicine

Yin and Yang – finding a balance

In Naturopathic Medicine one of the modalities that we use is Traditional Chinese Medicine – yin and yang is perhaps the most important theory within …

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3 steps to manage holiday stress!

Stress is inevitable around the holiday season so management is your best option. Stress is linked to – lowered immune function, high cortisol, weight gain, …

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5 Reasons to See a Naturopathic Doctor before Back to School.

The days are getting shorter, nights are cooling off, and the kids are gearing up for back to school. Today’s blog post is dedicated to …

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Are your hormones causing your IBS?

Irritable bowel syndrome is chronic functional GI disorder characterized by abdominal pain associated with alterations between constipation to diarrhea.  Women are more likely to suffer from …

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Green tea has many benefits – so drink up!

Green tea, or Camellia sinensis is the most consumed beverage in the world after water. Most of the health benefits of green tea can be attributed …

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Shift workers – finding a balance

We are a diurnal species and thus, we normally sleep at night and are active during the daytime.  As part of modern lifestyle many people are forced …

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Is your blood sugar effecting your sleep?

This is an important post because many of us struggle with insomnia at one point or another. I fall asleep fine, but I always wake …

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Chocolate for you health

Chocolate has its share of bad press, but with February being “Heart Health” month, and Valentines day coming up, I thought I would share some …

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Depression – Natural approaches

Depression it’s something that effects us all in a variety of ways.  I recently attended a continuing education seminar with a focus on mental health, …

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What’s that burning in my chest?

Reflux is a common symptom that many individuals suffer with at one point or another.  Whether it be in response to a big meal, that …

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