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Conditions

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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Are you missing out on the benefits of magnesium?

Magnesium is involved in more than 300 metabolic reactions in the body, so deficiency can be a huge impact on your life.  Magnesium plays an important …

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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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Eating isn’t, one size fits all

With so many diets in the media it’s hard to know what works and what’s a load of rubbish.  The truth is there is no …

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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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How to manage the “F” word, in children.

  As a mom and a Naturopathic Doctor, I can relate to the fear around the “F” word – fevers in children. There is absolutely …

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A childhood itch causes pain later in life

Most of us remember their childhood experience with “chicken pox” a condition caused by infection with the varicella-zoster virus.  Mine took place over Christmas when I …

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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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The cortisol connection

In my last post I talked about how high cortisol levels can result in poor sleep, but there are many other health effects of elevated …

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Stressed & Sleepless

Do you find yourself watching the clock or waking up with racing thoughts? Our bodies stress hormone, cortisol can play a huge role in ensuring …

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