When Should I see a Naturopath?

You might have friends or family that visit naturopathic doctors, or noticed in your extended healthcare plan the section for Naturopathy and thought why would I see a naturopath? I'll tell you the most common reasons that my patients come to visit me. And I'll tell you what we DON'T do as well. When to [...]

By |2020-10-01T23:48:21+00:00October 9th, 2020|

How Do You Know If You’re in Perimenopause?

If you're in your 40's or 50's (maybe even in your 30's!) and your periods are going crazy (super heavy then non existent, your mood is all over the place, maybe you're starting to have hot flashes, feeling extra forgetful and foggy) you may be entering perimenopause which happens "several" years before menopause. Menopause means [...]

By |2020-08-11T01:46:10+00:00September 28th, 2020|

Muscle Cramps? You May Need a Magnesium Supplement

If you have muscle cramps after working out or restless legs at night you might benefit from a magnesium supplement. Of course, always ask your naturopath when starting a new supplement. Magnesium is a smooth muscle relaxant. We tend to have lower levels of this nutrient since our soil is not as rich with this [...]

By |2020-08-10T23:17:11+00:00September 21st, 2020|

Are My Periods Normal?

What's up with your periods lately? Are you dying on the couch with cramps? Debating breaking up with your significant other a few days before your period comes every month? Or have you been missing work because you're in too much pain and your period is too heavy to leave the house? We shouldn't have [...]

By |2020-08-09T23:19:33+00:00September 14th, 2020|

Feeling a little Bloated lately?

Feeling bloated is the worst. You're working hard on your exercise goals, eating clean and then suddenly you eat something that makes you feel terrible. For some people there are a few good hours in the morning and then the majority of the day they are left feeling like they are carrying extra weight around [...]

By |2020-08-09T22:48:51+00:00September 7th, 2020|

Male Hair Loss

Hormone imbalances may be a contributing cause to male hair loss. Men experiencing Male Pattern Baldness (Androgenenic alopecia) may have higher levels of DHT (a byproduct of testosterone breakdown). DHT has been shown to shrink hair follicles which makes it hard for healthy hair to survive. Male pattern baldness has a distinctive shape. The front [...]

By |2020-08-06T19:53:22+00:00August 31st, 2020|

How Are You Nourishing Your Body Today?

It's peach season! This is the smoothie recipe I've been enjoying lately.   1/2 banana 1 peach 1 tbsp hemp seeds (can use chia or ground flax) ***hormone super foods 1 cup coconut milk 2 tbsp coconut or almond yogurt (dairy free) Add ice or frozen rapsberries for more flavour Want an extra nutrition boost? [...]

By |2020-08-05T00:12:22+00:00August 24th, 2020|

How To Know If Your Estrogen Is High

Bad periods are the worst. No one likes missing work or dying on the couch with a heating pad on.  If this is you, it's time to check out what's going on with your hormones and get a better balance going. Pain-free periods are POSSIBLE. If your periods are really heavy and your cramps are [...]

By |2020-07-08T00:59:05+00:00August 17th, 2020|

Why Do We Crave Chocolate Before Our Periods?

Sometimes nothing but chocolate will cut it before our periods. Progesterone is an appetite stimulant Don't worry, you're not alone. It's normal for cravings and appetite to intensify before your period. Wondering why this happens? It's our progesterone hormone's fault. Our progesterone levels are really high right before our period and progesterone is an appetite [...]

By |2020-07-08T00:05:28+00:00August 10th, 2020|